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 Pensacola Area Local of the American Postal Workers Union AFL-CIO


President: John Olive
Vice President: Jim Dey
Industrial Relations Dir: Jim Dey
Secretary: Jovita Olive
Treasurer: Susan Bateman
Editor: Jason Tingley
Maintenance Dir: Newton Knight
Clerk Craft Dir: Andrew Newman
Associate Offices Dir: Renee Wayne
MV Craft Dir: Larry King

Pensacola Area Local News & Events


The Pensacola Area Local will be host for the APWU of Florida Fall Seminar this October.

2014 Fall Seminar Flyer   |   2014 Fall Seminar Registration Form


There is nothing more disruptive to a worker's life than a change in work hours. Because of this the APWU has negotiated hard and fast limits on when and how drastically these changes can be made by the employer. However, I have scrutinized the recent reporting time changes and they are quite legal. For the reasons discussed below I hope you find this information to be responsive to your questions:

To All Concerned:

The Federal Wage System (OPM, FLSA etc.) governs shift work in the Post Office. For the Post Office the barrier between tours 3 and 1 is 2000 (8:00 PM).

Articles 8.2.A and 8.2.B of our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) establish our work week and work day for issues such as Night Differential and Sunday Premium.

Reposting of Clerk Duty Assignments, with some exceptions, is required by a list of circumstances in Article 37.3.A.4 (CBA) and LMOU Item 21 G. Time changes are cumulative beginning, in our case, on November 21, 2010 through today (measured with a circle).

Further, Tours are defined in three places in our Local Memorandum of Understanding (LMOU); Item 9, Leave; Item 14, Overtime; and Item 18, Excessing. These limits were negotiated to govern only when the individual issues (Items) to which they are attached are applied. The Postal Service cannot negotiate its federally mandated tours for timekeeping purposes. I have scrutinized the recent change and I assure you that no one has been moved to a different tour or to a different work day or work week.

There has been no violation. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments regarding this information. In the meantime, I remain

Yours in Peace and Union Solidarity,
John

John S. Olive
President

Pensacola Florida Area Local
American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 

cc: Officers, Shop Stewards

 

 


 

DIR Dan Miranda Retires

The Pensacola Area Local bids farewell to Director of Industrial Relations (DIR) Dan Miranda and wish him the best as he embarks on his new adventure, retirement. Dan retired from the Postal Service on April 25th. After a short visit to the Tampa area and with his sons here in Pensacola and Houston, Dan will be making a new home in the Philippines.

Jim Dey has taken on the job of Director of Industrial Relations for the Local.

Our many thanks to Dan for all he has done for the Local and thank Jim Dey for assuming the responsibilities of the job of DIR


 John's letter to Stewards and Officers regarding "Act of God" leave. pdf icon


Next Union Meeting

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 9:30AM at 2121 North I St, Pensacola, FL 32501

Latest News on APWU.org

Web News Article #: 155-14The Postal Service engaged in delaying tactics that constituted an unlawful refusal to provide the APWU with information about the agency’s deal with Staples, an NLRB judge wrote in an Aug. 13 decision. The USPS “did not want to provide the requested materials and was throwing straw arguments and roadblocks in the way,” Administrative Law Judge Eric M. Fine said.  
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Web News Article #: 154-14A bipartisan group in the House of Representatives – five Republicans and five Democrats – has drafted a letter to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee calling for a one-year moratorium on Postal Service plans to close mail processing plants and slow down mail delivery. The letter’s authors are attempting to gather as many co-signers as possible before sending it to committee leaders.
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08/18/2014For Immediate ReleaseThe ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign, organized by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), will come to the Boston area – home of the troubled retailer – with two events on Wednesday, Aug. 20, the same day the company will release its second quarter results.
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08/15/2014For Immediate ReleaseThe American Postal Workers Union has opened a new front in its campaign against a secretive, no-bid deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples that established knock-off post offices in 82 of the office- and school-supply stores. These “postal” counters are staffed by low-paid, poorly-trained Staples employees rather than uniformed, highly-trained USPS employees who have taken an oath to protect the sanctity and security of the U.S. Mail. The APWU has purchased web-based advertisements directed at parents, teachers and other online shoppers seeking school supplies. The advertisements encourage shoppers to take their business to retailers other than Staples. One-third of...
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Web News Article #: 153-14Half of the U.S. Senate has called for a one-year moratorium on Postal Service plans to close mail processing plants and slow down mail delivery. An Aug. 14 letter signed by 50 senators said Congress should block a proposal by Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to close as many as 82 mail processing plants; slow mail service, and eliminate up to 15,000 jobs. The letter urged leaders of a key committee to include a one-year ban on the cuts as part of must-pass legislation to keep the government running into the new fiscal year that begins October 1. APWU President...
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