Union Wins Important Ruling For Private-Sector Truck Drivers

A National Labor Relations Board ruling last month concluded that Mail Contractors of America (MCA), a private-sector mail hauler, committed an unfair labor practice when it changed a driver relay point in April 2005 without bargaining with the...

Union Wins Another 'Sunday-Premium' Case

In a significant win for the union, an arbitrator has ruled that the Postal Service must grant Sunday premium pay to employees who work on Sunday, even if the work is the result of an employee’s request for a temporary change of schedule for the...

National Award on Validity of Step 2 Decision After Progression to Step 3

In a national-level award over the validity of a USPS Step 2 grievance decision letter issued after the grievance has progressed to Step 3, Arbitrator Dana Eischen sustained the Mail Handler Union's position that the decision letter has no validity...

Arbitrator Rules 'Separation of Casuals' Language in Article 12 Applies Only to Casuals in the Impacted Craft

In a recent National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) national arbitration award, Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled that “[t]he provision in Article 12.5.C.5.a (2) for ‘separation of all casuals’ applies to casuals in the affected or losing craft,...

Sunday Premium Settlement

A pre-arbitration settlement (USPS #Q98C-4Q-C 00165413 and Q98C-4Q-C 00152463) reversing changes to the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) that eliminated the payment of Sunday premium for hours not actually worked, including payment of...

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