Grievances & Arbitrations
 
 
Grievances, Agreements & Settlements
   
Letter Carriers Across the Nation are Asked to Verify Their Daily Volume of Cased Mail. The Route Inspection Task Force meetings thus far have resulted in discussions of several proposed route inspection/adjustment models. Implementing a pilot site for most of these models would require a comfort level with the volume and route time figures maintained by management. For the NALC task force members, that comfort level does not exist.            Read more... New Route Inspection/Adjustment Memorandum of Understanding. The NALC and the Postal Service have entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Minor Route Adjustment Process, the Route Inspection Task Force, and Multiple Days of Inspection. The new Memorandum replaces the March 28, 2003 'Interim Agreement-Minor Route Adjustment Process' Memorandum and is effective through May 31, 2004, and...     Read more...
Verification Process Simplified - Additional Letter Answers Questions. Following input from letter carriers throughout the country regarding difficulties in verifying the cased mail volume under the Moratorium on Route Counts and Inspections announced April 1, NALC President William H. Young and Postal Service representatives met April 9 and agreed on a simpler, easier-to-use form which will be used to track the daily cased mail volume on all routes.             Read more... USPS Agrees to Double Penalties For Defiance of Arbitration Award. The NALC and U.S. Postal Service reached agreement November 4 on a Memorandum of Understanding that set the penalties management must pay to letter carriers for illegally inspecting their routes on all six days of a count and inspection week and doubled the penalty in cases where managers continued the practice after an arbitration award was issued...               Read more...
USPS Manuals, Handbooks & Publications available on NALC's website. NALC contract enforcers know that portions of USPS handbooks, manuals and other regulations that "directly relate to wages, hours or working conditions" are effectively incorporated into the National Agreement through Article 19. NALC has obtained electronic versions of important USPS manuals and handbooks directly from Postal Service headquarters.                  Read more... JCAM 2003 Published Joint USPS-NALC Contract Administration Manual. NALC and the Postal Service have published a new, revised 2003 edition of their Joint Contract Administration Manual. The 2003 revision includes important new areas of agreement between the national parties concerning the meaning and interpretation of the National Agreement.
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Arbitrations
   

National Arbitration News & Resources from Nalc national website.
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C-24430 National Arbitrator Steven Briggs, July 16, 2003. National Level arbitration Award holding that the Postal Service violated the National Agreement by reassigning a one-hour AM shuttle run at the Lynwood, Washington Post Office from the City Letter Carrier craft to the Clerk craft.                Read more...
C-23938, National Arbitrator Steven Briggs, January 15, 2003. Grievance concerning the remedy for improperly discontinuing LMU washup provisions does not present an interpretive issue and therefore is suitable for regional arbitration.
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C-23852, National Arbitrator Dennis Nolan, October 27, 2002. The Postal Service violated Article 8, as interpreted by a Step 4 agreement, when it created part-time regular assignments with six-day schedules.                                           Read more...
C-23767, National Arbitrator Steven Briggs, October 29, 2002. The Postal Service may not properly inspect city carrier routes on all six days of the count and inspection week.              Read more... C-23261, National Arbitrator Dennis Nolan, April 28, 2002: National dispute involving Publication 71 is arbitrable. The Postal Service had argued that NALC could not resolve in arbitration a dispute concerning the Family and Medical Leave Act, a federal law. Arbitrator Nolan also rejected a series of additional management arguments that the case was not arbitrable, including claims that the grievance was untimely and that Publication 71 is not covered by Article 19.                                            Read more...


 

 

 

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