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"Following this appeals court decision, the Postal Service issued a memorandum on procedures for returning craft employees to work following FMLA-protected absences.The July 26th memo states in part that the Postal Service will comply with the Harrell decision in those facilities located within the three states subject to the courts jurisdiction; Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.Note: local presidents will need their password to access this CBR.By a vote of 60-25, APWU-represented motor vehicle operators at a private-sector mail-haul operation in Kansas City have rejected a union decertification effort.However, they will continue for at least six more months unless both parties agree to terminate them. Under the terms of the contract extension, existing local memorandums of understanding will remain in effect during any discussions, and can be changed only upon mutual agreement.he eighth Cost-Of-Living Adjustment under the extended 2000 National Agreement will be 8 per year, which works out to .00 per pay period or 35-cents-per-hour. APWU members have ratified a one-year extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by a vote of 69,763 to 9,201, in balloting that ended Aug 5.The Postal Service has filed a petition seeking to overturn a recent court ruling that invalidated USPS return-to-work requirements for employees with absences of more than 21 days. The petition for a rehearing is being supported by the Bush Administration, with Secretary of Labor Elaine L.
The regional coordinators will be working with management to formulate rules for implementation of the program.
The APWU is pursuing actions in preparation for a challenge if the Postal Service refuses to apply the substance of the appeals court ruling to return to duty procedures for FMLA-covered conditions on a nationwide basis." (9/17) (CBR) to aid locals in their preparation for local negotiations under the 2005 extension to the 2000 National Agreement.
The CBR is being mailed to local presidents, but can also be downloaded here for those who can't wait.
"Management tried to split and divide us," said Tony Olson, an APWU steward and driver for Mail Contractors of America, the employer.
"They even resorted to personal attacks on union activists." The APWU has been trying to get a first contract at MCA in Kansas City for more than three years.