Updated APWU, USPS Joint Contract Interpretation Manual Now Available

APWU Web News Article 87-2012, July 23, 2012

The newly updated Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM) is now available, Industrial Relations Director Mike Morris has announced. The APWU and USPS finalized the 2012 JCIM on July 13.

The JCIM is intended to be a resource for the local administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. It provides mutually-agreed to explanations of how to apply the contract to the issues addressed.

When disputes arise, the local parties should first go to the JCIM to determine whether the dispute is addressed and, if it is, the parties are required to resolve the dispute in accordance with this manual, Morris said.

“There is a lot of new material this year,” Morris noted, “because of the numerous changes we made to the National Agreement during negotiations in 2010 and 2011.”

Click here for a copy of the 2012 JCIM [PDF].

Click here to order a regular or spiral bound copy. (Please note: It will take several weeks to fill the orders, because the document has just been sent to print.)

2 thoughts on “Updated APWU, USPS Joint Contract Interpretation Manual Now Available

  1. PSE screwed the PTF, thanks APWU, my union President won’t even return an email in reference to canceling my union membership and dues. Why pay dues for nothing in return. You can thank NH Postal Workers Union for that.

  2. There is just one group of employees that nothing will ever happen to. The following is a quote from the APWU contract:

    “While serving as a steward or chief steward, an employee may not be involuntarily transferred to another tour, to another station or branch of the particular post office or to another independent post office or installation unless there is no job for which the employee is qualified on such tour, or in such station or branch, or post office.”

    This means that as long as there are bargaining unit employees remaining on a tour, or station or branch, or installation to be represented, the steward may not be excessed and the other employees no matter how much senior to the steward MUST be excessed. To all the returning military vet employees:

    How’s that working out for ya? It’s nice to see how the APWU worked out that self preservation clause. Now you all know why they want to be union stewards in this environment! Besides that…they also get their own private parking spots!

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