NALC: Four National-Level Grievances Settled

A settlement (M-01954) has been reached between NALC and USPS regarding national-level grievance Q01N-4C-C 07098868 concerning the assignment of deliveries to Contract Delivery Service (CDS) prior to the effective date of the 2006 collective bargaining agreement. The parties agree to close this interpretive case without prejudice to the position of either party in this or any other matter. Any grievance held pending the outcome of case Q01N-4Q-C 07098868 will be processed in accordance with Article 15 of the National Agreement.

A settlement (M-01955) has been reached between NALC and USPS regarding national-level grievance Q16N-4Q-C 19234222 concerning whether the collective bargaining agreement was violated when the implementation of Arbitrator Goldberg’s award in Case No. Q15C-4Q-C 17397250 was delayed while the decision was challenged in federal court. The parties agree that no national interpretive issue is presented in this case. United States District Court Case No. 1: 18-cv-02553 (CJN) was dismissed by a Stipulation of Dismissal between the Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) on April 23, 2021. In light of the stipulation, the Postal Service will implement the Goldberg award and revise the PS Form 3971, Request for or Notification of Absence and Section 514.4 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). Accordingly, the parties mutually agree to close this interpretive case without prejudice to the position of either party in this or any other matter.

A settlement (M-01956) has been reached between NALC and USPS regarding national-level grievance Q16N-4Q-C 19000209 concerning the assignment of in-growth deliveries on Highway Contract Routes (HCR) in protected offices. After reviewing this matter, the parties mutually agree to close this interpretive case without prejudice to the position of either party in this or any other matter.

A settlement (M-01957) has been reached between NALC and USPS regarding national-level grievance Q16N-4Q-C 20356310 concerning the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of the delivery initiative called Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation (SER). The SER delivery initiative began July 31, 2020 and has concluded. The parties agree all changes to city letter carrier cases or configurations, including those resulting from the SER initiative, must comply with the appropriate provisions of the collective bargaining agreement and relevant handbook and manual provisions unless otherwise agreed upon by the national parties. Any grievance held pending the outcome of this national case will be processed in accordance with this understanding. The above-referenced agreement constitutes a full and complete settlement of grievance number O16N-4Q-C 20356310. This Agreement is made without prejudice to the parties’ position in this or any other matter and may only be cited to enforce its terms.

These four settlements can be found in NALC’s Materials Reference System.

Source: Four National-Level Grievances Settled | National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO