The passing of Oakland Local APWU member Yvonne Woolfolk
Approximately 26 Employees Excessed From The Oakland Facility In 2009 Are Expected To Return
Article 12 § 5.C.5.b (6) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) states in relevant part:
In the Clerk Craft, an employee(s) involuntarily reassigned shall be entitled at the time of such reassignment to file a written request to return to the first vacancy in the craft and installation from which reassigned. Such request for retreat rights must indicate whether the employee(s) desires to retreat to the same, lower, and/or higher salary level assignment and, if so, what salary level(s). The employee(s) shall have the right to bid for vacancies within the former installation and the written request for retreat rights shall serve as a bid for all vacancies in the level from which the employee was reassigned and for all residual vacancies in other levels for which the employee has expressed a desire to retreat.
Recently, the APWU discovered that there were approximately 26 Clerk Craft residual vacancies that Management was in the process of erroneously assigning to unemcumbered Clerk Craft employees. This would have been a violation of section of the CBA mentioned above. The matter has been resolved by the APWU, and 26 employees with retreat rights who were excessed from the Oakland installation in 2009 will have the opportunity to return.
Cancellation of HCR Conversion
2013 Local Election Candidates
Clerk Craft March 2013 Bid Posting
PSEs received a 2% pay increase effective November 17, 2012
PSEs received a 2% pay increase effective November 17, 2012.
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Additional Benefits For Members
I am pleased to announce that the American Income Life Insurance Company has agreed to provide our local’s members with $4000 of accidental death and dismemberment Insurance at no cost to the local or its members and discounts on vision and hearing care. Members are advised that the our local does not endorse any of American Income Life Insurance Company’s programs or products.
California State Convention
The California State Convention will be held on May 18 and 19, 2013 in San Jose California.
Forty Clerks Scheduled To Be Excessed Receive Cancellation Notices
On September 4, 2012, 40 junior clerks in the Oakland Bid Cluster were advised that they were going to be excessed outside of their craft/installation. However, due to attrition, they were notified on February 6, 2013, that the excessing event had been closed and that they would remain in the Oakland installation.
Unions and Customers to Rally to Save PO
In March 18, 2013, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe will be speaking at The National Postal Forum in San Francisco in Mascone West at 10:00am. The Save The Peoples Post Office Coalition along with APWU, NPMHU, and NALC locals will join in a rally starting at 9:15am, to welcome PMG Donahoe to San Francisco. Customers will welcome him also.