Covid Related Guidance

As this important battle continues, we recommend the following for any postal worker that has been exposed to COVID-19, is experiencing symptoms, or been diagnosed as COVID positive/presumptive positive:

• Follow the USPS policy as outlined in a multitude of stand-up talks, policy documents, and statements and stay home from work.

• Follow the USPS policy and report the diagnosis, exposure, or symptoms to the USPS.

• When reported, workers should ask management what next steps to take.

• When management initiates the action that the employee cannot report to work, workers should ask whether they will be placed on administrative leave.

• If management instructs and compels workers to use their own leave (sick or annual) a grievance should be filed documenting the fact circumstances of each case, including the date when management was notified, management response, name (s) of management officials involved and when and how exposure happened.  [ Leave slip should be filled out and the denied slip should be included in a grievance.]

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Pay Issues

Our national APWU was just notified less than 90 minutes ago of the following:

 Mark,

 I have been informed that some payroll checks for PP4 are delayed due to FedEx network/transportation issues.  This is impacting several Areas.  The checks may not be received at the destination office by payday, Friday, February 19. 

The field has been instructed that impacted employees will need to be issued a Salary Advance via AdjustPay.  The employee is entitled to the full amount of the check as listed on the payroll register.   

 I do not have a list of impacted facilities. 

 If you have any questions, please let me know.

 Thanks,

 Shannon Richardson

A/Manager

Headquarters APWU Contract Administration

President Dimondstein has requested the list of impacted facilities and employees. Please note that Labor Relations is stating impacted employees are entitled to advances in the full amount of the check through AdjustPay.

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Union Meeting Tonight

Tonight @ 6 PM there is our Local Zoom Union meeting. Email Rob@APWUlocal215.com if you want an invite.

Hope to see you there!

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Happy New Year!!

It’s not quite the new year, as it is December 28, 2020… but who is not in a hurry to get this year over with? I for one am done with 2020. Bring on a new year.

Good news for PSE Clerks in the 2 plants. Our national president, on Christmas eve, signed an MOU with the Post Office. Item # 1 in the MOU states, “The Postal Service will convert 5,524 PSEs to career status in 192 installations as identified by the Postal Service, consistent with the attached table. The conversions will occur no later than March 13, 2021.”  The “attached table” the item refers to shows that 33 PSE Clerks at the Jefferson Rd P&DC, and 8 PSE Clerks at the Lyell Rd NWP&DC, will be converted by March 13, 2021.  Congratulations to all of them as they will now have career jobs with career wages and benefits.

Many Coronavirus related MOU’s have been extended, most until March 26, 2021. The Liberal leave and change of schedule MOU is one of them.  The FFCRA has not been extended, or renewed, at this time. That relief is in the hands of Congress. I am hopeful that it will be renewed shortly into the New Year. It runs out December 31, 2020. We shall see what happens.

Local Union meetings will continue to be held over Zoom, the next one being January 21, 2021. Any member that would like an invite needs to send an email to me at Rob@apwulocal215.com and I will send you an invite to the meeting.

Please, everyone, wear your masks, and protect yourself and others… Dr. Fauci and President-elect Biden agree, the immediate future will be bad as Covid-19 cases increase due to the Holidays… Stay Safe!!!

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LMOUs have been added/available for viewing or download

It didn’t take nearly as long as I expected; I was able to upload all the LMOUs, create the list and add the links in a relatively short amount of time. As I get time i will add more to the website and hopefully be able to do frequent updates.

Tomorrow I plan on meeting with P&DC in-plant support regarding a few changes to residual vacancies, that should be going up on the next posting. They are proposing to remove express fill-in from a couple bids and make some other changes. We’ll see how that goes.

Stay Tuned

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The reset worked!!

So I wiped out the old website and it appears I am once again able to re-create and update the new one. With all the things on my to-do list, I will try to make this one as high a priority as possible, as I know more and more people get their news from the web, and I have been unable to send out proper newsletters lately.  I will start on getting the newly signed LMOU’s up, and reporting as often as I can on latest happenings in our local. Stay tuned!

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Refresh of database

I refreshed the database to attempt to fix some errors in being able to publish new content… stay tuned…..

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