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    DSI Dispute Settled with Position Upgrade and Payment

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 119-2017

    On Nov. 22, the MVS Division settled a longstanding grievance, QOOV-4Q-C 05171465, regarding Driver Safety Instructor (DSI) positions. In the dispute, the Union’s grievance sought to upgrade the DSI one level higher than the Tractor Trailer Operator (TTO).

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    New Leave Year Begins Jan. 6

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 118-2017

    Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the new leave year begins and ends as indicated below:

    Begins: PP 02-2018, Jan 6, 2018 

    Ends: PP 01-2019, Jan 4, 2019

     

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    Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Proposes Changes to Ratemaking System

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 117-2017

    The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) just issued their long-awaited proposal to change how much the Postal Service can raise postage rates of market dominant products. (Market dominant products include first class letters and cards, periodicals, and Standard/Market Mail; but do not include most package products which are “competitive” products.)

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    U.S. Senate Seems to Have the Votes to Pass their Shameful Tax Plan

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

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    Headlines: U.S. Senate Seems to Have the Votes to Pass their Shameful Tax Plan; Alliance Pension Seminar Wraps up Today; Sen. Marco Rubio: GOP will cut Social Security and Medicare; West Virginia and Maryland/DC Alliance Chapters Hold their Conventions; The Union Edge Brings the Latest in Labor News - Join their Organization Today!

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    APWU Clashes with Management on New 3971 Language

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 116-2017

    The Postal Service’s Request for or Notification of Absence (Form 3971) has been amended to include a new section applicable to those going on leave without pay (LWOP) for official union business... This certification is an overreaction by the Postal Service to the July 14, 2017 report by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC).  The Report of Hatch Act Investigation: Facilitating Labor Union’s Political Activity Through Use of “Union Official” Leave Without Pay stated that “The postal unions and individual employees and members are permitted, and should be encouraged, to maintain PACs, endorse candidates, and enlist union members to support their electoral agendas on their own time.”  

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