Sunday, February 27, 2011
“This has long ago ceased to be about balancing the budget, if it ever was,” said National President John Hegarty. “In Wisconsin, and now in many other states, this is nothing more than retribution by the right wing against the labor unions for exercising their right to support the candidates of their choosing in last fall’s elections.”
The public-sector unions in Wisconsin have already indicated their willingness to work with the Governor, and to chip in and do their part to balance the budget. Apparently, that’s not good enough for Governor Walker, who is insisting that they also give up most of their collective bargaining rights.
We have fielded numerous calls to the National Office asking how our members can get involved. The AFL-CIO has a link on its website regarding protests going on in cities across the country: http://www.aflcio.org. Jobs With Justice also has a listing of events on their web site at http://www.jwjblog.org/2011/02/worker-solidarity-rallies-planned/. Please be advised that any activity on your part should be off-the-clock.
The NPMHU encourages all of its members to stay informed, and to support these workers in whatever way they see fit. ..." Reference: National Postal Mail Handlers Union
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
"...Postal Service spokesman Joseph Breckenridge. "This certainly was a lesson for us, and we're going to be taking this lesson into account...We don't have the extra resources that we used to have, and we're down to the bare essentials we need in order to do the job...." Reference: Rocket City News
Saturday, February 19, 2011
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, Appellant in 08-3941.
NATIONAL POSTAL MAIL HANDLERS UNION, AFL-CIO (Intervenor in D.C.), Appellant in 09-1333...." Reference: www.leagle.com
Saturday, February 12, 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
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If you have any proposals that you would like to have considered for the upcoming round of bargaining, now is the time to submit them to the National Office. Every proposal submitted will be fully analyzed by the NPMHU’s Field Negotiating Committee and the National Negotiations Team while the Union develops its opening bargaining proposals.
All proposals should set forth the Article, Section, Paragraph, and/or Page of the National Agreement that you are suggesting should be changed; the specific language you would like to see added to, or deleted from, the current National Agreement; and your specific reasons for suggesting the change. If you have supporting evidence or documentation that you believe would support the change that you propose, please submit those materials to the National Office along with your proposals.
The National Office is asking that all proposals be submitted as soon as possible, but in no event later than March 31, 2011. The National Office also has issued a form that can be used to submit proposals. Copies of that form have been mailed to all Local Unions and all Local Union officers and stewards, and can be downloaded on the NPMHU website. (Click here to get PDF of proposal form.)
Once again, proposals from any member (or group of members) and any Local Unions or other subordinate body should be submitted to the National Office by March 31, 2011, using the following address:
National Postal Mail Handlers Union
2011 Contract Negotiations
1101 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Reference Source: www.npmhu.org
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
In November, the Postal Service began a study at the Huntsville Processing and Distribution Facility to determine how easy and effective it would be to consolidate some operations to the Birmingham Processing and Distribution Center. ..." Reference: WHNT News
Friday, February 4, 2011
USPS HR Organizational Changes Website Announced
In the event of RIF and/or VER, all relevant information – including timelines and guidance - will be posted on the Organizational Changes Website as soon as details are finalized. Watch for internal communications such as LINK articles and stay tuned to this website for any and all HR-related updates.
Reference Source: USPS HR Organizational Changes Website
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