APWU Corrects Typos in Tentative Agreement

The APWU issued the following corrections in the Tentative Agreement today. A corrected copy of the full agreement appears below:

APWU Web News Article 039-2011, April 11, 2011

Several typos have been found in the Tentative Agreement and have been corrected in the version posted online. Printed copies that were included in the ratification mailing have not been corrected.

The corrections are:

Page 118 – Article 37.3.F.4.c. – the word “successful” has been moved from the first sentence to the second sentence, replacing “currently qualified” in the corrected version.

Page 203 – Subcontracting Cleaning Services MOU – in paragraph a., the following language was deleted: “or in a station and/or branch of an independent installation” in the corrected version.

Page 203 – Paragraph 1 and 2 have revised language. (Shown in bold.)  See below.

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

BETWEEN

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE AND THE

AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION,

AFL CIO

MAINTENANCE CRAFT

Re:  Subcontracting Cleaning Services

The parties agree that the following language will be incorporated into paragraph 535.261 of the Administrative Support Manual.

                .26  Cleaning Services

                .261 Authorization

a.            In a new facility or when a vacancy as a result of an employee’s voluntary attrition is identified in an independent installation the following sequential steps will be taken to determine whether or not a contract cleaning service may be utilized:

(1)  Measure the square footage of the interior area of all facilities of an independent installation, using procedures identified in handbook MS-47, Housekeeping-Postal Facilities. Then add the results (if more than one facility) then divide that total measurement by 18,000 and round off the resulting number to four (4) decimal places;

(2)  Measure the square footage of the exterior paved and unpaved area of all facilities of an independent installation, to be serviced using the procedures identified in the MS-47 handbook.  Then add the results (if more than one facility) then divide that total measurement by 500,000 and round off the resulting number to four (4) decimal places;

(3)  Add the numbers obtained in steps 1 and 2 together.  If the resulting number is less than ONE (1), a contract cleaning service may be used to perform the required work.

b.            If  the determination is made to utilize a contract cleaning service, the local APWU President will be provided a copy of the above computations.

c.             The formula applies to replacement facilities or existing facilities with extensions or modifications.

APWU: Corrected Tentative Agreement

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    If there were errors in our tentative agreement and people voted on it not knowing what they were and not knowing there were errors, how can this be a fair vote anyway..? They should have been notified of the errors and a new vote ballet should have been sent along with the update on the errors… The only way to know about them was on line and alot of people did not even know there were errors on what they sent us… Is this vote leagle and binding ? I cant even look it up on mine it all comes up in computor script … Hope the union gives us the layer rep. to fight for the right to know what the errors are before our vote counts… Running out of trust in the ones that are suppose to be there for us …