Filling Maintenance Vacancies - Part 1

(This article first appeared in the July-August 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) By Maintenance Craft Directors  The Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM) is the mutually agreed upon explanation on how to apply our contract...

Attend a Pre-Convention Workshop

The Research & Education Department will sponsor the APWU’s 16th Educational Conference, a National Convention event that provides union members with a wealth of information to take home to their local and state organizations. Twenty-eight...

Here We Go Again!

(This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Motor Vehicle Service Craft Directors  To quote the famous New York Yankee legend Yogi Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” As we prepare for the...

Arbitrator Rules that Initial Installation of a New Mail Processing System is Not Maintenance Craft Work

Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued an award on November 7, 2017 stating, "The work of installing the APPS systems was not bargaining unit work. Hence, the Postal Service did not violate Article 32.1.A or Article 32.1.B in allowing Lockheed to...

Maintenance Defines Custodial Staffing in POStPlan Clusters

On June 30, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued a national award for Case No. Q10T-4Q-C 15206030 concerning custodial staffing in POStPlan office clusters (a group of postal facilities consisting of at least one Remotely Managed Post Office [RMPO]...

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