Kelly Girl Arbitration Award To Cost USPS Millions
“Kelly Girl” Award Is Issued - $19,717,431.00 plus $128,142.74 in lost union dues. Payout not to exceed $9,694 will be made individually to 2,034 Clerks
From PostalReporter.com reader:
It was just announced by the Arizona local APWU that the arbitrator has awarded the union nearly $20 million ($19.7+). The PO had they’re chance to settle on a dollar amount but balked, so it was sent back to the arbitrator to settle it for them.
No word on what they could have settled at. This concerned people who worked at Postal call centers and jobs that were contracted to Kelly Girl temp services.
Between this case the Mail Handlers, and MVS grievance wins the PO will have paid out nearly $36 million within the last year and a half alone.
Note: According to National APWU, “ management has informed the APWU that the contract with Manpower for casuals terminated on April 30, 2007. There is only one office, nationwide, that is still reporting the use of Manpower temporary employees and we are informed that is a temporary situation.
Brief synopsis of Kelly case from the Phoenix, Arizona APWU :
The Phoenix Metro Area Local has just received the arbitration award regarding the “Kelly Girl” case. Arbitrator Henderson ruled the Employer violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement when it hired over 200 “Kelly Girl” employees to work at the Phoenix Telephone Center in April 1996. The Center remained open for just over 3 years. The APWU argued the Telephone Center should have been staffed by Level 6 Phoenix Clerks. The arbitrator agreed with the Union.
The arbitrator has ordered the Employer and APWU to begin the process of settlement. Steven Zamanakos, National Business Agent, will reach out to Area Management in an effort to resolve the remedy portion in a way that is fair to Phoenix Clerks who worked during this period.
Related link: Previous National Level Award on Kelly Girl