Western

AFL - CIO

Branch 2184

Wayne County, MI

COVID-19 Virus Crisis

COVID-19 Virus June 8, 2020

Statement from President Fredric V. Rolando June 8, 2020
Statement from President Fredric V. Rolando May 13 , 2020

Statement from President Fredric V. Rolando April 25, 2020

Statement from President Fredric V. Rolando April 17, 2020

NALC The Postal Service and the COVID-19 Crisis April 8, 2020

Statement from President Fredric V. Rolando April 3, 2020

Statement from President Fredric V. Rolando March 25, 2020
COVID-19 Delivery Operations Social Distancing

Mandatory Stand-Up Talk April 6, 2020
Mandatory Stand-Up Talk April 3, 2020
Mandatory Stand-Up Talk April 2, 2020

Federal Employee Rights

Food Drive Postponed

President Trump is Being Misinformed About the Postal Service

 

New MOUs in effect during the pandemic

 

  • M-01917 – April 15, 2020 – Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to an additional 30-day temporary time limit extension on Step B and arbitration appeals beyond the period agreed upon in M-01912. The parties agree that time limits for appealing grievances to Step B of the grievance-arbitration procedure and appeals to arbitration will be extended for a period of 30 days beyond those specified in the National Agreement. This agreement is effective April 20, 2020. The parties will revisit this issue immediately prior to May 20, 2020, to determine if an extension is appropriate.
  • M-01916 – March 30, 2020 – NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which allows the Postal Service to employ Temporary Carrier Assistants (TCA’s) during the period between March 30, 2020, and May 27, 2020, as operationally necessary to replace city letter carriers absent due to COVID-19. The MOU includes restrictions about when TCA’s can be utilized in regard to current CCA’s and ODL employees.  The Postal Service will provide NALC with reports on the number of temporary carrier assistants hired. The parties will revisit this issue immediately prior to the MOU’s May 27, 2020, expiration date to determine if an extension is appropriate.
  • M-01915 – March 30, 2020 – NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) implementing temporary workplace changes to promote social distancing amongst city letter carriers. The MOU commits the parties to limiting individuals to working in their employing facilities to the extent possible. The MOU also directs the local parties to immediately discuss potential scheduling and office setup changes such as staggered start times, scheduling letter carriers to begin tours in groups of 10 or less, the manner in which stand-up talks are given, break locations and times, etc. The agreement expires on May 27, 2020, however the parties will revisit this issue immediately prior to that date to determine if an extension is appropriate.
  • M-01914 – March 23, 2020 – Letter from Postal Service Vice President, Labor Relations Doug Tulino to the management in the field regarding recent agreements, leave policy and approval of requests for changes of schedule due to childcare needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • M-01913 – March 23, 2020 – NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) instituting the use of Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) Section 432.53, City Letter Carriers (7:01 Rule). A city letter carrier who actually works more than 7 hours but less than 8 hours of a regular scheduled day will, upon his/her request, be officially excused from the completion of the 8-hour tour and still credited with 8 hours of work time for pay purposes. Any hours not worked between the seventh and eighth hour of a regular scheduled day pursuant to ELM 432.53 are included in an employee's regular rate of pay pursuant to ELM 443.212.g. The agreement lasts for 60 days beginning March 23, 2020, however the parties will revisit this issue immediately prior to its expiration to determine if an extension is appropriate.
  • M-01912 – March 20, 2020 – Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a temporary time limit extension on Step B and arbitration appeals. The parties agree that time limits for appealing grievances to Step B of the grievance-arbitration procedure and appeals to arbitration will be extended for a period of 30 days beyond those specified in the National Agreement. This time limit extension only applies to grievances that would have been timely filed or appealed on or after the signature date of this agreement. The agreement expires on April 19, 2020, however the parties will revisit this issue immediately prior to that date to determine if an extension is appropriate.
  • M-01911 – March 18, 2020 - NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) providing temporary additional paid leave for City Carrier Assistants (CCAs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For 60 days beginning March 18, 2020, CCAs will be permitted to use up to 80 hours of paid leave for use in certain circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leave used for the purposes described in detail in the MOU will be coded as TACS Code 086, Other Paid Leave. The parties will revisit this issue immediately prior to this MOU's expiration on May 17, 2020, to determine if an extension is appropriate.
  • M-01910 –March 18, 2020 – NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) allowing a temporary expansion of sick leave for dependent care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For 60 days beginning March 18, 2020, employees may use sick leave for dependent care in the event they must care for a child as a result of daycare closures, school (Pre-K through Grade 12) closures, or the unavailability of a child’s primary caregiver as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The MOU does not change the 80-hour-limit for this category of leave that may be used in any leave year. The parties will revisit this issue immediately prior to this MOU's expiration on May 17, 2020, to determine if an extension is appropriate.

NALC Pod-cast  May 13

COVID-19 Updates (Ep. 12)

NALC Pod-cast  April 25

COVID-19 Updates (Ep. 11)

NALC Pod-cast  April 17

COVID-19 Updates (Ep. 10)

NALC Pod-cast  April 16

COVID-19 Updates (Ep. 9)

NALC Pod-cast  April 9

COVID-19 Updates (Ep. 8)

NALC Pod-cast  April 3

COVID-19 Updates (Ep. 7)

NALC Pod-cast  March 27

COVID-19 Updates (Ep. 6)

NALC Pod-cast  March 25

COVID-19 Updates (Ep. 5)

NALC Pod-cast  March 24

COVID-19 Updates (Ep. 4)

NALC Pod-cast  March 20

COVID-19 Updates (Ep. 3)

NALC Pod-cast  March 19

COVID-19 Updates (Ep. 2)

NALC Pod-cast  March 18

COVID-19 Updates (Ep. 1)