Grievance Time Limits Extended During National Convention

April 19, 2010

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The APWU has reached an agreement with the Postal Service to extend the time limits for grievances and appeals to arbitration during the weeks surrounding the APWU National Convention, Industrial Relations Director Greg Bell has announced. From Aug. 16 to Sept. 3, time limits for filing and/or appealing grievances will be extended for a period of 19 days beyond those specified in the National Agreement.

The extension is necessary, Bell said, because national officers and many local stewards and officers will attend the National Convention, as well as convention workshops and craft conferences.

No arbitration cases will be scheduled during the 19-day period, and suspensions that would have been served because grievances had not been filed or appealed will be deferred.

The convention will be held in Detroit, from Aug. 23 through 27.

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