USPS Seeks to Thwart Landmark FMLA Ruling

The Postal Service has filed a petition seeking to overturn a recent court ruling that invalidated USPS return-to-work requirements for employees with absences of more than 21 days. The APWU had hailed the July 19 ruling as a major victory in the...

APWU Wins Landmark FMLA Ruling

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Postal Service’s return-to-work requirements for absences of more than 21 days are in conflict with the Family and Medical Leave Act. The unanimous ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh...

Protect Your FMLA and USERRA Rights

The APWU has received complaints from union members recently of instances where the Postal Service is violating their rights under federal law, most notably the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and the Uniformed Services Employment and...

New APWU FMLA Forms Available

The APWU's FMLA forms have been updated to meet revised certification requirements that took effect Jan. 16, 2009. The forms have also been renumbered. APWU Form 1 is for leave for an employee's own serious health condition and APWU Form 2 is for...

PSE Pay, Sunday Premium

For many years part-time flexibles ( PTFS ) have questioned why their overtime rates of pay were calculated differently than full-time employees. Now we have Postal Support Employees (PSEs), and their overtime rates are calculated differently as...

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