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NPMHU SECURES DELAY OF PROPOSED INVOLUNTARY REASSIGNMENTS

USPS management continues to implement its ill-conceived plans to realign its work force. Their plans involve massive bid reversions and job abolishments in almost every mail processing facility throughout the country. In most cases, management is basing its staffing needs on the flawed Function 1 Scheduler that the Postal Service uses to determine staffing levels at the large mail processing plants. Postal management continues to argue that these reversions and/or abolishments are necessary because of the continuing decline in mail volumes. USPS management has now gone a step further, by issuing “impact statements” detailing its intention of involuntarily reassigning Full-Time Regular Mail Handlers out of their current installations. The Postal Service has proposed to complete these involuntary reassignments in September 2017. The latest figures received by the NPMHU reflect that 63 installations would be impacted and would result in 1,168 Full-Time Regulars (FTRs), 9 Part-Time Regulars (PTRs), and at least 72 Mail Handler Assistants (MHAs) being involuntarily reassigned out of their installation. The APWU has been receiving similar impact statements involving its clerk craft employees. In response to these unwarranted attacks on the postal workforce, NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian and APWU President Mark Dimondstein sent a joint letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan protesting the Postal Service’s proposed actions. The two Presidents vowed that both unions would work together to combat the Postal Service’s attacks on its employees: “Rest assured that, absent correction, the APWU and the NPMHU will together resist these misguided actions and violations of your agreements with, and commitments to, our members.”


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