Court Excludes Postal AMS Specialist Position From APWU Bargaining Unit

August 12, 2007 by
Filed under: legal cases, NAPS, postal 

Postal Address Management Systems Specialist is EAS position

On August 7, 2007, the US District Court of the District of Columbia granted the USPS motion for summary judgment based on the NLRB’s clarification decision excluding the AMS Specialist position from the bargaining unit.

In short, the court ruled that the February 2007 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Award (that the AMS Specialist position is excluded from the bargaining unit) supersedes (based on “Superior Authority”) the arbitrator’s placement of the position and therefore makes that decision unenforceable.

This is another significant positive step toward closure and final resolution regarding the status of the EAS AMS Specialist position – very good news -Source: National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS)

court opinion via

A short background of the case from APWU:  

The Snow award, dated April 29, 2003(Case No. Q94C-4Q-C98117564) sustained the union’s grievance challenging the exclusion of the AMS Specialist position from the bargaining unit. The NALC and the USPS petitioned the arbitrator to review his decision, but he passed away before responding to the parties’ motions.


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  1. B on Sun, 12th Aug 2007 7:27 pm
  2. hey if u can’t replace the bargaining unit with casuals, then i guess u just make em all supervisors and professional positions, ey? Bad nuf we got all these casuals and sycophant 204b’s runnin round……….Why the hell do they think the labor unionized for in the first place? The country is goin to hell in a handbasket…….What’s it gonna be eventually bunch o automated robots and a few maintenance guys runnin round (when the machines break down or don’t run, who’s gonna be performing your craft work then)? Yall, management people better watch it too, less people means less supervision needed ya know?………….hell, rate the government is goin at messn over all the american workers, this’ll be a big communist country with everybody lining up for government cheese every 2 weeks………if they won’t uphold our dang legal arbitration’s then what is the point of collective bargaining?!!?!?!?!?

  3. B on Sun, 12th Aug 2007 7:28 pm
  4. VIVA LA LABOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Workerant on Sun, 12th Aug 2007 8:58 pm
  6. What ‘craft’ is required in any postal position description? That would indicate training or skill and none of those are required to work at the PO. The 1st posters use of letter such as “sycophant” indicate the intelligence level reqired. Read his/her entire post and be assured anyone with a 1st grade education (even if failed 1st grade) is qualified.