Supplement Award Scope Q06C-4Q-C 11182451

Supplemental Award Q06C-4Q-C 11182451 Scope and application of the remedy award.

HCR Routes , Article 32.2

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Arbitrator Das’s most recent ruling in this case concerns the scope of his 2016 decision. In his March 2023 ruling, Arbitrator Das reaffirmed that the Postal Service had committed a “widespread abrogation of its notice obligation at the National level” and that this widespread abrogation informed the remedy he ordered in his 2016 decision. Although he only had “jurisdiction to decide and remedy … the Step 4 dispute presented to [him] which related to 212 specified violations of Article 32.2.B” when he issued his 2016 decision, Arbitrator Das indicated that he did not strictly confine his consideration of the Postal Service’s abrogation of Article 32.2 to the specific violations before him. According to Arbitrator Das, he ordered the Postal Service to convert the 110 disputed HCR routes “in response to uncontested evidence that the Postal Service essentially had defaulted on a continuing basis in complying with its acknowledged mandatory obligations under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the APWU.” As Arbitrator Das wrote in 2016, this was “intended to remedy the harm to the Union and the bargaining unit arising from these violations and to impress upon the Postal Service its obligation to fully comply with the procedures it agreed to with the Union.”

Document Type:  National Arbitration

GATS Number:  Q06C-4Q-C 11182451

Craft:  Motor Vehicle Service

Arbitrator Name: Shyam Das

Tags: HCR Routes , Article 32.2

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