Disputes Over Contract Postal Units Filed, Appealed to Arbitration
The APWU has initiated one dispute, and appealed another to national arbitration, over whether a contract postal unit (CPU) may exist in a facility when the Postal Service has use of the property by consignment or other special agreement, for example, on military bases, in national parks and in government buildings, or the Postal Service pays the contractor’s rent. It is the APWU’s position that such a facility must be staffed by bargaining unit employees.
Maximization Dispute Appealed to Arbitration
The APWU has appealed to national-level arbitration a dispute over whether the Postal Service is obligated under Article 7.3.B to maximize the number of full-time regular duty assignments by combining all regularly scheduled work hours of non-full-time employees, including part-time regulars, transitional employees and casual employees, to establish full-time duty assignments and post them for bid.