Arbitrator Orders USPS to Revise Certain FMLA Form Letters

In a recent national-level arbitration award, arbitrator Dennis Nolan ruled that certain form letters that the Postal Service planned to use when employees seek family and medical leave violate the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The arbitrator...

Questions and Answers for the New Customer Care Center in Wichita, KS

The APWU and USPS have agreed to a series of Questions and Answers [PDF] regarding the establishment of a new Customer Care Center in Wichita, KS.

Conditions Under Which Grievances are Held in Abeyance Pending a National Dispute

This settlement clarifies the procedures to be followed when one or the other party at the national level determines that a regional grievance is the same as, or similar to, a pending national dispute.

Award on Annual Leave Exchange Option

In a national-level arbitration award, Arbitrator Linda Byars sustained the union's grievance protesting management’s decision to exclude part-time flexibles (PTFs) from the negotiated Annual Leave Exchange program.

Award on Use of "Kelly Girls"

A national-level award by Arbitrator Das on the Postal Service’s use of temporary agency employees.