Award on Casuals Working Tour Two

In a national-level award, Arbitrator Shyam Das has ruled that Tour 1 casuals may continue to work past 5 a.m., concluding that the intent of the 2006-2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement is to prevent management from assigning casuals starting...

Contracting Enforcement

Unlike “contract enforcement,” which is the job of all good union representatives, “contracting enforcement” refers specifically our efforts to stop management from assigning our work to non-postal employees. Our ability to do that received a...

Decision in Maintenance Management Order (MMO) Dispute - Sept 30, 2005

Arbitrator Das sustained in part, denied in part and remanded in part the APWU's grievances challenging three Maintenance Management Orders (MMOs) regarding preventive maintenance guidelines for the Delivery Bar Code Sorter (DBCS), Multi-Position...

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...

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