“The Ergonomic Risk Reduction Process (ERRP) reduces both the number and severity of musculoskeletal disorders, builds labor/management teams with ergonomic skills, and cultivates partnerships to identify and control ergonomic risk. These partnerships include OSHA, NPMHU, and APWU. Since its inception in 2003, 176 plants and 9 districts have implemented ERRP, with over 155,000 employees receiving training. ERRP sites that have been involved in the process for at least 12 months experienced a 21.9 percent reduction in musculoskeletal disorders this year.”–source: USPS
NATIONAL POSTAL MAIL HANDLERS UNION·
LOCAL 300 AFL-CIO-CLC
Branch President -New York City
III John Street, Suite 710, New York, NY 10038 Phone (212) Fax (212) 941-6499
MAIL HANDLER -NEWSFLASH-
Local 300 withdraws from EERPS
Management has attempted to limit this Union’s involvement with the EERPs program. Management wants to take the Mail Handler chosen by the Union to be on this committee, and replace them with the team, handpicked by management.
This is a blatant underhanded way to limit this Union’s participation in the process.
The EERP (Ergonomic Risk Reduction Process) was begun in 2003 as a result of OSHA, APWU, NPMHU and the Postal Service coming together to reduce (MSDS) musculoskeletal disorders, and help identify potential hazards and ergonomic health risks.
This Union has consistently fought for a safe work place, and will continue to hold Postal management accountable for providing a safe work environment.
We will continue to address safety and health issues through the Local Safety & Health Committee, the Grievance process and outside agencies.
An Injury To One Is An Injury To All
Letter to USPS Management:
This is to inform you that Local 300 Mail Handlers Union will not be participating in the Morgan P&DC EERPS Restart.
You claim that there is an agreed upon structure, “one union steward chosen by the Union and two craft mail handlers chosen by management”.
Local 300 NEVER agreed to this structure. I have no idea where you have gotten this blatant anti-UNION direction. Apparently, you have not been in contact with the prior EERPS management team leader Jim Koehler, to get a clear understanding of the EERPS) process and goals. ‘
This Union has always named the Mail Handler EERP committee members. Management has never named the committee members for the Mail Handler craft.
Only Local 300 can choose who will represent our craft on any committee. This is an Unfair Labor Practice, and we will be filing NLRB charges to address this issue.
If any Mail Handler is named to this committee, they have no authority or representative rights to speak for our craft. They will be an empty seat, voicing management’s concerns, not the Mail Handler craft’s.
Local 300 has consistently fought for a safe work environment, and has worked well with management and the previous committee to resolve issues.
Apparently, management’s approach is now to minimize the Union’s input into the efforts for a safe work environment, and water down any significant improvements.
In light of that fact, Local 300 will continue to address safety and health issues through the proper committees, the grievance process and all outside agencies.
NYC Branch President