Agreement Reached on POStPlan Award Implementation!

On February 10, the Maintenance Craft and Postal Service signed off on the implementation of Arbitrator Goldberg’s Award on POstplan Custodial Staffing in (APO/RMPO) Installations  in case number Q10T-4Q-C 15206030. The outstanding issue in...

Improper Article 12 Notification

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  We have received information from all parts of the country regarding letters proposing excessing in the Maintenance Craft. Affected occupational...

MS 1 BEM Staffing Updates

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  Building Equipment Maintenance (BEM) Mechanics are responsible for maintaining postal building infrastructures, namely (1) Building Electrical Systems (...

Custodian Team Cleaning (CTC): Doomed to Fail

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun Beginning in 2012, The US Postal Service embarked on a “Pilot” program to replace the 1983...

Arbitrator Rejects APWU Challenges to Roof Maintenance

In a decision issued on Friday, January 4, 2019, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service did not violate the National Agreement in 2011 when it decided to subcontract roof maintenance and repair work. The Union contended that...

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