Arbitrator: MOU Requires Union Agreement When Exceptions to PSE Wage Rates are Needed

In a victory for the APWU, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued an award on July 25 that will help protect our members’ interests if the Postal Service proposes to increase hourly rates for Postal Support Employees (PSEs) when it is necessary to do so...

Article 12.5.B.2 Decision Received

In an award dated June 17, 2013, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg rejected the union’s argument that the USPS was required by Article 12.5.B.2 to cobble together the work hours of PSEs in installations within a 50-mile withholding area in order to create...

PSE Overtime Rates to Increase, Retroactive Pay Adjustments to Be Made

The Postal Service method of calculating overtime rates for PSEs violates the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Department of Labor has found. The Postal Service has based overtime pay, which is paid at one-and-a-half times an employee’s hourly...

Union Fights USPS Abuse of PSEs in Small Offices

“The Postal Service is abusing Postal Support Employees in small offices and systematically violating contractual restrictions governing PSEs, Clerk Craft Director Rob Strunk has declared. “And we intend to do something about it.

PSEs Have Rights When Issued Discipline

The APWU and USPS have reached an agreement that clarifies the rights of Postal Support Employees (PSEs) when discipline is issued, Director of Industrial Relations Mike Morris has announced. In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (...

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