APWU: Movement on Maintenance Craft Jobs Memo


Finally, we have some movement in the Maintenance Craft on implementation of key provisions the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement! On Feb. 1, 2012, President Cliff Guffey and postal management signed a Questions-and-Answers document [PDF] regarding specific sections of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Maintenance Craft Jobs. The document does not address all outstanding items, but resolves items 1a, 1b, 1c, 2 and 3 of the Jobs Memo.

Under the terms of the Q-and-A document, the Postal Service must return custodial duties to stations, branches and other facilities of an independent installation no later than May 23, 2012.

The changes in the 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) regarding contracting custodial duties were significant. Now, in order to contract out our custodial work, the USPS must add together all interior square and exterior square footage of the separate facilities and then apply the 18,000 square-foot formula. Put another way, if your main office is not contracted out, then none of the other facilities within your installation can be contracted out. Unfortunately, there will be no liability for the Postal Service’s delay in returning our work.

Regarding the return of 1,500 additional post offices where custodial work is contracted out, the Q-and-A document stipulates that these “duty assignments will be identified by March 31, 2012.” This is separate and apart from the return of work to the stations.

Furthermore, the terms of the Jobs MOU regarding the use of PSEs will be followed. After posting for the craft, if the Postal Service gets to the point where it must hire from the street, a PSE can be employed. This is also where the Preference Eligible Veteran rules will kick in.

Note: The additional duty assignment(s) and/or (depending on the amount of work returned) the manner in which existing duty assignments will cover the required scheduling and performance of custodial work is to be addressed by locals. Locals should start by obtaining the separate custodial staffing packages for each facility in the installation. The MS-47 must be adhered to.

The Help Desk at the Maintenance Technical Support Center (MTSC) in Norman, OK (not the training center) is also addressed. A minimum of 10 new duty assignments will be posted for ET-11s and ET-10s will also have an opportunity to volunteer for these jobs. “VOLUNTEER” WORKS

The document also stipulates that an Integrated Voice Recognition (IVR) system will be designed and installed. Discussion of implementation of the IVR will continue. The additional work for the ET-11 occupational group is certainly welcome.

The document also defines the use of the 5 percent of PSEs in Maintenance-capable offices.

While frustrations continue, this represents some long-awaited progress. I extend sincere thanks to President Guffey on behalf of the Maintenance Craft members for his efforts in finalizing this step forward.

source: APWU

12 thoughts on “APWU: Movement on Maintenance Craft Jobs Memo

  1. Don you are too dumb to be a custodian. How long have you had that bag strapped across your shoulder? I think it cut off the blood flow to your brain.

  2. Right on H Morris. As of Jan.30th, after paying dues for 25 years, the out of touch, arrogant, self-serving idiots at the APWU will never get another dime of dues money from this scab.

  3. Occupy APWU at the 2012 National Convention to be held in Los Angeles this year. If that doesn’t work, contact NLRB for details on how to decertify the APWU.

    This year (as in many years past) lemmings of the APWU will gather for the traditional trading of pins and liquor drinking session commonly referred to as the national convention. Their dues money will pay for hotel suites and rooms where drinking & sex will run rampant. Dues money will also pay for traditional speeches from postal officials from Zimbabwe, Karsistan and Iceland. Pins will be traded at a fever pitch while preparations are made for the pompous culmination of festivities called the Parade of States where your representatives will don outrageous costumes after having been fattened at the lemmings expense. They will then return to their offices and explain to the lemmings what “hard work” took place in the one week festivities.

    A wild time is guaranteed to all ! The LA Local will let everyone know when and where the hospitality room will be ! Drink up everyone whilst USPS burns !

  4. You have that right and proud of being a SCAB.After paying dues for 30 years and getting sold out at least 3 times on major greivances.now I would rather throw my money in the garbage,then give it to the shitheads in the apwu.apwu schould be dissbanded,and get a real union in like the teamsters…

  5. NALC and APWU

    What is this?, The Postal Unions telling Congress not to help the US Post Office,
    it is the Unions dictating to Congress, yet Congress listens not to those they serve.
    The Bill S- 1789 in the United States Senate, was to help to salvage what is left of the US Post Office, and offer Early Retirements to workers, so as to avoid a Reduction in Force and layoffs, the NALC, APWU, and the Mail handlers Unions have basically doomed any legislation to keep the Post Office solvent, the bottom line is Union dues for the Bigwigs in these Unions.
    The Craft Workers not management should be offered the Voluntary Early Retirements, and soon, and not the Reduction In Force nor the layoffs, better an Incentive than R.I.F. Or Layoffs.

    APWU & NALC  
    Call Your Senators:    
    (Capitol Switchboard)    
    [Click here for direct #s]    
    Tell them you Support    
    S. 1789 as it is currently written  
    Cut what is there and paste this or something else to your Senators.
    Today, 8:45:07 AM
    Like – Reply – Delete

    You can also Email Your Senator Directly as shown below, the Unions cannot overcome the will of the people , do not give to COPA, give to a legitimate Charity instead, COPA is not tax deductible, Charities usually are.

    GOOGLE……….U.S. SENATE………Choose your “SENATOR HOME” State. Look for the area in which to write and send your comment.  
    I wrote ” I work for the U.S.P.S. and I do not oppose S1789 in it’s current form”. This bill offers three types of incentives not to be combined.  
    1. 25,000 cash.  
    2. 2 years added on to your FERS retiremrnet.  
    3. 1 year added on to your CSRS retirement.  
    * NOTE: Remember you can only choose one of the three.

  6. Hey Don,

    I don’t know where you work at but it sure isn’t in my area. I started as a carrier and never made it to have my own easy pud route. Now I clean up vomit, urine, strip and wax floor. Who cleans the sidewalks and parking lots for you?

    Sure come on over, you couldn’t handle it!

  7. Hey they don’t have enough janitors any more, does that mean clerks and carriers can cross crafts? Or change over? It might be nice to sit around all day drinking coffee and reading the paper instead of working out in the cold or heat, you know every now and again empty a barrel or kiss a bosses ass. Not a bad gig if you work it right. I’d be awfully interested in that job, who wouldn’t?

Comments are closed.