Grievance Time Limits Extended During National Convention

June 7, 2012

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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 Mike Morris has anounced.

From Aug. 13 to Aug. 31, time limits for filing and/or appealing grievances will be extended for a period of 18 days beyond those specified in the National Agreement.

The extension is necessary, Morris 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 18-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 Los Angeles, from Aug. 20 through 24.

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