Know Your Rights
THE NEW COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
The PSE work force will be comprised of non career, bargaining unit employees, which is the only category of non-career employees established to work within APWU bargaining units.
Article 8 Section 4.G state in part “When an opportunity exists for overtime for qualified and available full-time employees, doing similar work in the work location where the employees regularly work, prior to utilizing a PSE in excess of eight (8) work hours in a service day, such qualified and available full-time employees on the appropriate Overtime Desired List will be selected to perform such work in order of their seniority on a rotating basis.
(See Memo, on page 279 of The CBA as well).
The New Language has change on overtime assignment in accordance with Article 8.4.G.
Q. Can PSE be required to work overtime prior to using FTRs on Overtime Desire List?
Q. May management utilize a PSE when a PTF employee has been non-scheduled?
ANSWER: Article 7.1.B.2 Requires, “During the course of a service week, the Employer will make every effort to insure that qualified and available part-time flexible employees are utilized at the straight-time rate prior to assigning such work to PSEs.”
• Effective 6 months from the date of the 2010 National agreement, full‐time career clerk craft and motor vehicle craft employees who are not on the Overtime Desired List and are in an installation with employees working in NTFT duty assignments in the same Functional area, will not be required to work overtime except in an emergency. In the Motor Vehicle craft, employees may also be required to work overtime in the event of unforeseeable circumstances (e.g., PVS drivers stuck in traffic, weather conditions).
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) & Legislative Fast-Tracking
* The AFL-CIO Opposes the Baucus-Hatch-Camp Fast Track Legislation (S. 1900/H.R. 3830)
* The United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations—Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and Japan—are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Global corporations have had too much influence in the process and working families may once again get left behind like other free-trade agreements.
* Fast Tracking would allow the President to negotiate—out of public view—as many trade agreements as he can during a given time period and send them to Congress which may only then vote yes or no on the agreement.
This is a terrible attack on workers’ rights and continues the race to the bottom as far as wages, working conditions and living conditions for the working class. Attached is a picture from protest next to the US Capitol that the APWU attended with other union and community groups to oppose negotiations behind closed doors and one way trade agreements that have gutted our industrial and manufacturing base and the good jobs it supports. President Dimondstein provided bus transportation and attended the event with many of your national officers. Well done.
Public Service Recognition Week 2014, May 4-10
To all of you that serve the American people with dedication and pride I want to thank you for your service to your country. While I had a paragraph on this written, it pales in comparison to the following thank you video by the US Army to the public service workforce. I want to share this video with you as it echoes my feelings of appreciation to all public service workers in city, county state and federal workforces. Thank you all for the excellent work you do serving America. Please remember to thank a public service worker today. http://youtu.be/0f05nH-DcrYJ
American Postal Workers Union
Legislative and Political Director
President, Dallas TX Area Local (APWU-AFL-CIO)
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