NEXT UNION MEETING
April 10, 2022 @12:00 pm
at the Teamster Union Hall, 
3614 Lehigh St Whitehall PA 18052
see a listing of all meeting dates

 

CONTRACT RATIFIED!!

The 2021 - 2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement was ratified with 94% of those voting saying, "YES"! to the new agreement.  The parties have already set the effective date of the new agreement as Febraury 28, 2022.


  PTF ONE-TIME TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY

The new contract provides a one-time opportunity for PTFs to transfer to large offices (100 or more clerk craft employees).  This will be done through the March eReassign.   In order to be eligible to exercise this transfer opportunity, according to the MOU, a PTF must have an acceptable work, attendance, and safety record and meet the minimum qualifications for all Clerk Craft residual vacancies to which they request voluntary reassignment.

 

Announcement MOU Language eReassign Instructions

 

 PAY RAISES, COLA, and RETRO ACTIVE PAY

The task of inputting and processing the

  • Retro-active 1.3% pay raise (2.3% for PSEs) effective Novmber 21, 2021,

  • $ 1,310 / year COLA increase effective February 26, 2022, and

  • $ 0.50 / hour increase for PSEs effective April 09, 2022,

 Once programming is completed, retroactive payments will be made to the affected employees, with the dates of these payments to be announced. Please check apwu.org for updated information on retroactive payments 

 

LEHIGH VALLEY P&DC:  CLERK JOB POSTINGrong>

The current Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice is posted for clerks at the Lehigh Valley P&DC / Annex to bid.  This is a MANUAL bid cycle and all bidders must complete a 1717-A Bid Sheet.  Computer and phone bids will not be accepted. 

Completed bid sheets must be placed in the green box by the timeclocks no later than 11:59 on the closing date of the posting.  Late bids will not be accepted.  Bid sheets deposited in the wrong place will be rejected.  Only bid sheets placed in the green box will be accepted.

There are alot of jobs on this posting so be very careful when completing your bid sheet.  Double check your bid sheet before submitting it.  Once the bidding closes changes cannot be made!

There are three new positions --  Mail Flow Controller -- that will be awarded on a Best Qualified bases.  Bidders for these positions must complete, and submit, an application to the Plant Manager.  There is a particular format that these applications should use.  Click the link for Information on how to use the S.T.A.R. method to complete your application click.

 

PTF / PSE CANVASSING MOVES ONLINE

Effective February 01, 2022, the USPS will be moving all PTF/PSE Canvassing bids online as part of eReassign on litbelue.  Both the APWU and USPS realized there were problems with the current canvassing processes because some offices failed (refused?) to share the printed canvassing notices with their employees.  This resulted in many PTFs missing out on the opportunity to change offices, and PSEs were denied the opportunity to convert to a career position.

This new, digital, process will remove that obstacle and grant all employees equal opportunities to bid.  Postmasters in all offices have been instructed to give a service talk and post notices about this new process.  In anticipation of the fact that some will "forget" to do it, you can view the posting HERE.

 

PRE-PRINT COPY OF NEW CONTRACT

The APWU has released a pre-print copy of the tentative agreement.  This is a draft version which is pending proofreading and final editing before being printed and sent out to all members for the ratification vote.  You can get a head start on preparing for the vote if you want to review the document HERE

 

COVID-19 INFORMATION & RESOURCES PAGE ADDED

With COVID surging across the District and the country, we have created a separate page for COVID related resources, information, and forms.  This information includes:

  • Information about filing and OWCP claim when you are out of work due to COVID

  • Step-by-step instructions for filing a claim using the web-based e-Comp site

  • Links to carious documents, tutorials, Memorandums of Understanding, and other COVID stuff

Check out the COVID-19 page now. 

 

2022 LOCAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

JANUARY 09, 2022 FEBRUARY 06, 2022
APRIL 10, 2022 MAY 15, 2022
SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 NOVEMBER 06, 2022
The Local will also be hosting
Area Informational Meetings in:
March 2022 - (Date / Location TBD)
June 2022 -  (Date / Location TBD)
October 25, 2022 - Stroudsburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
COVID INFO PAGE
RMD CALL OFF
877-477-3273
TTY 866-833-8777
USPS EMERGENCY HOTLINE
888-363-7462


 
LV P&DC JOB POSTING
MANUAL POSTING
eREASSIGN POSTING
March 2022
Closes on 3/21/22
PTF FTR
PTF/PSE Canvassing
is available on liteblue
1st - 10th &
15th - 25th each month
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Tentative Agreement
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