The following is a message sent out to Postal Employees by APWU Oakland (California) Local #78 regarding Non-Traditional full-time (NTFT) duty assignments.
ATTENTION MEMBERS 40 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
It appears that the October 26, 2011, reposting of the manual units’ traditional duty assignments as non-traditional full-time (NTFT) duty assignments is a ploy by management to frighten , intimidate, harass and coerce the senior employees who presently hold bid assignments in the manual units into bidding on the NTFT assignments to avoid being assigned
to an automation unit where the most physically challenging work is performed. This would be a constructive change to a part-time regular and a reduction in pay and benefits for the senior employees who successfully bid on these assignments out of fear of not being allowed to continue to work in a manual unit if they opted not to bid.
Accordingly, if you presently hold a manual unit duty assignment that is being reposted as a NTFT assignment, the APWU encourage you to file a grievance within 14 days of the posting and an EEO complaint within 45 days of the posting alleging age discrimination.
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, contact your steward.