Pennsylvania Postal Workers Union

P.O. Box 22122
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania 18002
1-877-700-8240

Fran Friel ~ President

Mike Stephenson ~ Vice President
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TRI-STATE EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

PPWU STATE CONVENTION

The Pennsylvania Postal Workers Union will be holding it's 2014 State convention at the Pocono Manor Inn, Pocono Manor PA.  Registration information has been mailed to all PA locals.  If you have questions, or need additional forms, contact tha host local.

NEW MEMBER!!

The PPWU would like to welcome a  new members to the union.

 

PSE Clerk Chelsea Rowe

If you work with, or do business in Chelsea's office, be sure to say "hello" to this newest PPWU member.

 

If you know any non-members, now, is the time to get them to join! 

PENNSYLVANIA LEADS THE WAY IN APWU OFFICER ELECTIONS

The National Union has announced the winners of the "Get Out the Vote" contest tied to the election of National Officers.  APWU Locals were divided into four catergories based upon the number of members in each local.  A fifth category included retiree chapters.  The locals with the highest voter participation in each category were awarded prizes. 

The state of Pennslyvania made a strong showing taking first place in all categories but one.  In total, four PA Local won prizes.:

 

100 - 499 Members 500 - 999 Members
Philadelphia BMC Area Local -  69% (1st place) Lehigh Valley Area Local - 62% (1st place)
Lancaster Area Local - 53%  (3rd place)  

Retiree Chapter
Philadelphia BMC Retiree Chapter - 57% 1st place)
 

 

Sadly, the national average for voter participation was only around 25%.  Not one single local in the 1,000+ member category achieved more than 50% member participation.  It is not surprising that Pennsylvania locals led the way.  Thanks to all members who took the time to vote!

 

PSE OVERTIME ADJUSTMENT PAYMENT DELAYED

The USPS has notified the APWU that it failed to complete back-pay adjustments for PSE overtime hours, which were expected in Pay Period 17. The adjustments will be made in Pay Period 19, management says. The adjustments are being made because the Department of Labor found that the USPS was paying PSEs for overtime at the wrong rate prior to Pay Period 14.

 

APWU WINS MAJOR SUBCONTRACTING CASE

The APWU won a major victory when an Arbitratr ruled that locals must be notified when management makes a decision at the local, district or area level to contract out craft work. The dispute arose over the definition of "field level".  The USPS believed :field Level" referred to any subcontracts intitiated at the District or Area level.  Subsequently, many instances where work was contracted out at the local level were never reported to the Union.  The Arbitrator ruled in favor of the union, stating that "field level" meant anything below the headquarters level.  This win could have huge implications for the clerk, maintenance and motor vehicle crafts.  More

 

SEPTEMBER COST OF LIVING INCREASE

 Career APWU members will be receiving two Cost-of-Living increases in September 2013. Included in the raise will be the September 2013 COLA, which was deferred until 2013, and the September 2013 COLA. The amount of the increase will be $937 per year, or $36.04 per pay period. The increase will be effective on September 07, 2013 and will appear in paychecks beginning September 27, 2013.

Postal Support Employees (PSE) are not eligible to receive COLA increases. Instead they received a 2% increase in 2012 and will receive a 2.5% increase in November 2013.

 

CUSTOMER CARE AGENTS POSITIONS AVAILABLE

The USPS has announced it is offering Customer Care Agent Tier 1 and Customer Care Agent Tier 2 positions to current postal employees interested in reassignment to the Edison NJ Customer Care Center.  The Care Cente will be located in the building formerly occupied by the Kilmer P&DC in Edison, NJ.  Employees interested in applying for these positions, must make submite their applications via the USPS eReassign system.  These job opportunities are listed under the New Brunswick Bid Cluster, within eReassign.  See the Posting.

 

MEMORANDUM:  CLARIFICATION ON PSE SENIORITY

The APWU and USPS have agreed on a Memorandum which clarifies issues with PSE seniority with regards to separations and layoffs due to lack of work

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tri-State Seminar
May 1-2, 2014
PPWU Convention
May 2-4, 2014
National Convention
July 21-25, 2014

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