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April 2016; by now mail handlers working at the Flat Sorter Machine should see a tapered piece of durable hard plastic that is fasten to the machine. The intent of this device is to be used as a foot rest which is designed to reduce fatigue in legs and lower back. The use of the foot rest is purely optional and used at your discretion. Soon, the Service will install a sit-stand stool, one stool per machine, and again to be used at your option. After a period of consideration the Service will purchase the remaining sit-stand stools, one for each prep station. The stools are also designed to reduce fatigue, decrease prolong standing and take the stress [weight] off your legs and back. It is our intention to reduce leg and back discomforts which is connected with everyday standing which has been recognized by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [NIOSH]. In addition, the Service wants to rotate assignments within the FSM where the rotation would afford employees... [Read More]
16108 Tour two; the issue centers on a 204B [acting supervisor] with a fixed work schedule was detailed off her work schedule to accommodate her 204B assignment. The Contract Interpretation Manual [CIM] states under Article 8 Page 11; an employee whose services as an acting supervisor [204b] involves working a schedule different from his/her schedule is entitled to out-of-schedule premium during the period of the detail… Therefore, the issue was resolved where the 204B mail handler shall receive $700.
15564 Tour three; similarly, issue centers on a 204B [acting supervisor] with a fixed work schedule was detailed off her work schedule to accommodate her 204B assignment. The Contract Interpretation Manual [CIM] states under Article 8 Page 11; an employee whose services as an acting supervisor [204b] involves working a schedule different from his/her schedule is entitled to out-of-schedule premium during the period of the detail… Therefore, the issue was resolved where... [Read More]
16168 Tour two; in this issue tour three management called for after tour overtime after 2:30pm. Meanwhile, the 6am shift end their tour at 2:30pm and was not given the opportunity to work the after tour overtime. Issue resolved, the Service violated the LMOU L-9 by making the late overtime notification, as such, applicable employees shall receive a make-up overtime within 90 days.
15440 Tour one; Grievant received a letter of warning dated, 9.8.2015 for failure to be regular in attendance. Issue resolved, the letter of warning shall expire on 7.8.2016.
15551 Tour one; Grievant received a 14 Day Suspension dated, 11.19.2015 for failure to be regular in attendance. Issue resolved, the 14 day suspension no time served shall expire within one year on 11.19.2016.
15541 Tour one; Grievant received a 7 Day Suspension dated, 11.14.2015 for failure to be regular in attendance. Issue resolved, the 7 day suspension shall be modified to a letter... [Read More]
I wish to congratulate Sean Ramos (6.1993) on his promotion to supervisor; I wish Sean the very best in his new position (reporting to tour one);
Three mail handlers who were promoted in the last 60 days were;
Sean Ramos Tour 1
Deb Muller Tour 3
Rita Kaneria Tour 3
The Service continues to maintain that Mid Island is overstaffed and has reverted about twenty-nine vacant jobs as of date.
Tour one continues to be very high on other people doing our work, such as, Mangers, Supervisors, Acting Supervisors, Clerks, Expediters [especially at the Linear Sorter], and Motor Vehicle Drivers. See these infractions let the union know…
15396 Tour one; the issue centered on an employee who was denied holiday pay; issue resolved where the grievant shall be compensated for four  hours of straight time pay.
15295 Tour one; grievant received a Letter of Warning for failure to follow instructions dated, 5.20.2015; issue resolved where the letter of warning shall be rescinded.
15444 Tour three; grievant received a Letter of Warning for failure to be regular in attendance dated, 9.11.2015; issue resolved where the le1tter of warning with the subsequent notice of a 7 day will both expire on 3.6.2017.
15294 Tour three; grievant was denied holiday work because he was on light duty; issue resolved where the employee shall receive 8 hours of straight time pay for the loss of holiday work.
15429 Tour two; grievant received a 7 day suspension for failure to be regular in attendance dated, 9.3.2015; issue resolved where the 7 day shall expire on 5.3.2016. ... [Read More]