The APWU has won a major victory on staffing in post offices affected by the “POStPlan” – a victory that will result in the creation of at least 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs within 90 days. An arbitrator ruled earlier this month that jobs in four- and six-hour post offices must be assigned to clerks, not Part-Time Postmasters or Postmaster Reliefs. “This is a common sense victory for postal workers and the American public,” said Dena Briscoe, President of APWU’s Nation’s Capital and Southern Maryland Local. “This ruling will save taxpayers money and result in local post offices being run by qualified bargaining unit employees.” Click here for APWU’s complete report. In a related story, the NLRB recently ruled that the USPS must give the union documents dealing with their outsourcing of transportation services, so the union would have the data it needs to contend union workers can do the work more efficiently. The dispute over the outsourcing is part of what postal unions call the Postmaster General's creeping privatization of the Postal Service.
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