3 January 2019
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Postal Worker West Newsletter

The latest January 2019 edition of the Postal Worker West Newsletter has been published.

The featured article provides an update on the collective bargaining process.

You’ll find the PWW Newsletter on the News >> Postal Worker West Newsletter page of this website:

https://oakapwu78.org/postal-worker-west-newsletter/


1 January 2019
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Happy New Year!


26 December 2018
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December 26, 2018 Clerk Craft Award Notice

The December 26, 2018 Clerk Craft Award Notice has been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.

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22 December 2018
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Merry Christmas


21 December 2018
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Contract Negotiations December 21, 2018

Statement from President Mark Dimondstein to APWU on Status of Collective Bargaining

12/21/2018 – The Collective Bargaining Agreement (Union Contract) between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service initially expired on September 20, 2018. Negotiations began in July with a big kick off and national day of action during which many of you participated as together we are “Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow!” Since our contract expired there have been four extensions of negotiations in an effort to reach a voluntary agreement.

As your president, taking general guidance from the National Negotiating Committee, I led in reaching a tentative agreement with management on December 6, 2018. I believe it to be fair and positive for the members.

For the rest of this statement, please click here to access the PDF statement.


15 December 2018
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PSE Career Opportunity Update

PSE Members:

I have been advised by In-Plant-Support that all previously unassigned regular clerks have been assigned to a duty assignment, and that there are 16 residual vacancies. Accordingly, the Oakland Local APWU will be working diligently to get PSEs converted to career status as soon as possible, and to have the conversions effectuated in compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with an accurate PSE seniority list.

Fredric Jacobs
President

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7 December 2018
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December 6, 2018 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice

The December 6, 2018 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice has been posted on the Bid Postings page of this website.

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5 December 2018
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Further Update / George H.R Bush National Day of Observation

Members:

The Senior Plant Manager has advised me that administrative leave will be provided for Plant employees for the National Day Of Observance (NDOO) after the peak season (January 4, 2019). Number 10 of the NDOO MOU states that a day of administrative leave must be granted and used within six months of the NDOO (December 5, 2018) or by the end of the Fiscal Year (September 30, 2019), whichever is later. Employees will select the day that they want to use their administrative leave, subject to management’s approval.

The City of Oakland has advised me that all retail offices will be closed on the NDOO. Employees with the NDOO as a nonscheduled workday will be granted a day of administrative leave at a future date.

PSEs are not eligible for the NDOO administrative leave. They get paid for all hours worked on the NDOO.

Fredric Jacobs
President

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4 December 2018
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Update: Former President George H.W. Bush Day Of Observance

Members:

I have been advised that the Postal Service will observe the national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush on December 5, 2018. (See announcement and MOU below) I have also been advised by APWU Headquarters that PSEs will not be granted administrative leave for the Bush National Day of Observance.

Fredric Jacobs
President

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3 December 2018
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Former President George H.W. Bush National Day of Mourning

From: Omar Gonzalez
Sent: Monday, December 3, 2018 10:20 AM
Subject: FW: National Day of Mourning

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From: Vance Zimmerman
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2018 10:08 AM
To: Resident Officers <ResidentOfficers@apwu.org>; Regional Coordinators <RegionalCoordinators@apwu.org>; NBAs <NBAs@apwu.org>
Subject: National Day of Mourning
The PMG  just announced that the USPS will participate in the day of mourning per 519.4 of the ELM
Management just released the following statement : President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Dec. 5 as a national day of mourning throughout the United States and has called on the American people to pay homage to memory of former President George H.W. Bush on that day.
Out of respect for President Bush, the nation’s 41st commander in chief, and to honor his vast contributions to the United States during his lifetime, and consistent with the presidential proclamation, the Postal Service will observe the national day of mourning.
The Postal Service will suspend regular mail delivery and retail service Dec. 5. USPS will provide limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that the Postal Service network remains fluid and USPS does not experience any impacts to its package delivery operations that might negatively affect customers or business partners during the remainder of the busy holiday season.
All Postal Service facilities — including headquarters in Washington, DC, and area and district administrative offices — are included in the national day of mourning. Local managers will advise employees on staffing levels to maintain operations and prepare for the resumption of regular activities Thursday, Dec. 6.
Pay and leave administration for the national day of observance for affected bargaining unit employees is governed by section 519.4 of the ELM 519.4 provisions of May 4, 2000, memorandums of agreement between the Postal Service and the APWU
Vance Zimmerman
Industrial Relations Director
American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
1300 L Street, NW
Washington, DC  20005-4128