Second Day of Arbitration Hearings On USPS ‘POStPlan’

A second day of arbitration hearings was held Sept. 19 on the APWU’s grievance protesting management’s “POStPlan.” The first day of hearings was May 1, when union presented its case.

The union charges that the plan, which resulted in a drastic reduction in the hours of operation at thousands of post offices, also deprives the APWU members of thousands of jobs, in violation of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Postal Service presented its case on Sept. 19.

Additional days of testimony are scheduled for Sept. 25 and 26 for rebuttal and closing statements.