NAPUS invites all EAS employees to become full members

From NAPUS:

On September 1, 2015, at our National Convention in Mobile Alabama, NAPUS voted to allow all EAS employees of the Postal Service to become full, active members of the organization. It had become evident that EAS Supervisors and Managers will be the Postmasters of the future.

As full dues paying members, EAS Supervisors and Managers will have access to Postmaster Representation Committee and our Legal Defense Fund. They will also be entitled to vote onapusn all Chapter and National constitutional issues and hold officer positions at all levels of the organization.
As part of the sweeping changes approved at the national convention, Associate membership has been opened up to allow all Postal employees to become members.

All new active, EAS Supervisors, Managers, Postmasters and Associate members signing up will enjoy free membership until April 1, 2016. In order to facilitate the signing of newly eligible members, Form 1187 has been changed and is available on NAPUS website.

Source: NAPUS

  • sLiM_mC_sHaDy

    What is the difference between NAPS and NAPUS, and does anyone have any opinions on which is more effective? Thanks.

  • WmNoelle Patton

    NAPS – Postal Supervisor, NAPUS – Postmaster of the United States.

  • sLiM_mC_sHaDy

    I know that, my question is, is either better than the other in terms of representation, clout, effectiveness, etc.

  • Mailman030

    I have always found it amazing that management employees constantly bad mouth the craft unions when the first call that they make when they get in trouble is to one of the management organizations to get their help.

  • Mailman303

    I have always found it amazing that craft employees constantly bad mouth the management organizations when the first call that they make when they get in trouble is to one of the craft unions to get their help.

  • Mailman030

    Most craft employees don’t know enough about the management organizations to bad mouth them. Of course craft employees call the union when they get in trouble, that is what they pay dues for. The hypocrisy comes when management personnel believe that they deserve protection from discipline and the craft workers don’t.

  • Mailman303

    Most management employees don’t know enough about the unions to bad mouth them. Of course management employees call the management organizations when they get in trouble, that is what they pay dues for. The hypocrisy comes when craft workers believe that they deserve protection from discipline and the management employees don’t.

  • ben franklin

    Neither of them has any clout. If you’re a postmaster you’re better off with the new NAPUS/League organization, anyone else is better off with NAPS, simply based on who’s got the most experience dealing with the issues specific to each group. Don’t forget that the lion’s share of postmasters work in small offices with few or no craft employees, so they’re more like clerks than management.

  • sLiM_mC_sHaDy

    Thank you, ben franklin. You have certainly earned your honor of portraiture on the $100 bill!

  • Zeus

    Why was it necessary to have two competing postmaster organizations? and since they merged into NAPUS and allow supervisors membership,why not just merge with NAPS?

  • ben franklin

    It wasn’t “necessary” to have two postmaster organizations, any more than it’s “necessary” to have four craft unions. The League has tended to cater more to the smallest PO postmasters, who have a completely different job than a postmaster in a big office. They’re merging now (and inviting EAS) because so many PM jobs are being eliminated- there aren’t enough to support two organizations.

  • WmNoelle Patton

    My sincere apology sLiM. I had been up for 20 hours when I answered you. None of them are effective or we’d still have real post offices open from 8 am to 5 pm that most effectively serve the customer’s needs. We’d have decent career jobs to offer people instead of part time positions where you end up working 50 hours a week until you just can’t take it anymore. We’d have employees who were dedicated to working hard for career advancement instead of people who are stealing money orders off the bottom of the stack in 2 hours offices that go largely unsupervised. But don’t mind me; I’m just tired because I worked late again. Because we all know when you have someone run 4 or more offices, it really doesn’t take more hours than when you ran just 1.

  • WmNoelle Patton

    And that, in a nutshell, is the truth.

  • sLiM_mC_sHaDy

    LOL. Sounds so familiar…. must be the same everywhere! I guess it is what they mean by “standardization”.

  • WmNoelle Patton

    LOL. Yep. I’m afraid so.