APWU Wins Important FMLA Arbitration

(Updated 05/02/12) The APWU won an important arbitration case on April 18, when Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled that the Postal Service cannot require employees to use forms developed by the Department of Labor (DOL) when they submit certification for...

Union Encourages Members to Use Department of Labor Forms For FMLA Leave Requests

The APWU is encouraging members to use Department of Labor forms when requesting Family & Medical Leave, while the union pursues a dispute with the Postal Service over employees’ right to use APWU forms or other equivalent documentation.

Bush’s Lame-Duck Labor Department To Implement Onerous FMLA Rule Changes

As the Bush administration prepares to leave office, it is giving workers one more kick in the teeth: The Department of Labor announced last week that it would implement new regulations governing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that will...

APWU Members Lead the Charge In Defense of FMLA

APWU members rose to an important challenge in recent weeks: Postal workers submitted more than half of the postings to a Department of Labor Web site that features comments regarding proposed revisions to the Family & Medical Leave Act that...

Union Members Urged to Help Save FMLA Protections

Time is running out for union members to voice objections to new regulations proposed by the Department of Labor that would undermine employees’ medical privacy protections and make it more difficult for workers to exercise their rights under the...

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