Settlement on Contract Postal Unit Dispute

The issue in this case concerned whether it is a violation of the National Agreement for the Postal Service to give a contract for a "Contract Postal Unit (CPU)" to a contractor who doesn’t own the property or facility where the CPU is being...

Arbitrator Issues Decision in Dispute Over Two-Tour Initiative

Arbitrator Das denied the union’s grievance challenging the Postal Service’s two-tour initiative.

Union Wins Major Attendance Case

In an award issued Jan. 28, 2005, Arbitrator Shyam Das sustained the APWU's arguments on two of three outstanding issues in a significant attendance case. 

Settlement on Severance Pay and Early Retirement

This is a pre-arbitration settlement over whether employees are entitled to severance pay when they elect early retirement in accordance with Article 6, Section B. 4 of the National Agreement.

Arbitrator: Maximization Provision Only Applies to Work Hours of PTFs

A recent national arbitration award by Arbitrator Linda Byars found that the Postal Service does not have an obligation to combine the hours of all non-full-time employees, i.e. part-time regular, part-time flexible, transitional and/or casual...