Management Must Convert PTFs

Managers who are relying on an alleged hiring freeze to justify their refusal to convert MVS part-time flexible employees to full-time are in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Some Questions – and Answers – On the Tentative Agreement

Several questions have been posed on the APWU’s Facebook page regarding the Tentative Agreement for a new contract. Union officers address questions regarding the conversion of Clerk Craft part-time flexible employees and part-time regular employees...

Arbitrator Rules Tour 1 Casuals May Work After 5 a.m.

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...

Labor Arbitrator Nicholas Zumas Dies

Nicholas H. Zumas, 76, a lawyer and labor arbitrator, died of lung cancer on Dec. 22, 2007, at his home in Washington, D.C. In addition to settling disputes for professional football and baseball, Zumas served as a postal arbitrator for many years.

PTFs in Large Offices Eliminated as of Dec. 1

“Dec. 1, 2007, will be a historic day for postal labor,” APWU President William Burrus declared this week. “It marks the elimination of part-time flexible employment for the Clerk Craft in large offices. “As the result of contract negotiations,...