Wayne County, MI

Western

AFL - CIO

Branch 2184

Executive President's Report

May / June 2018

Former Transitional Employee Step Advancement

 

      The branch has received numerous phone calls since May 26, 2018, from former TEs, former City Carrier Assistants (CCAs), now Full Time Regulars, wanting to know about when and how the TE step advancement will take affect? The simple answer is, all former TEs that became a CCA and who subsequently converted to full time regular prior to May 26, 2018, will be advanced in Table 2 of the letter carrier pay scale based on their length of service as TEs after Sept. 29, 2007. These carriers would receive between one and four steps on the NALC Table 2 pay chart. Again, this took effect on May 26, 2018 and the change would be reflected in the June 15, 2018 paycheck, not the June 1st, 2018 paycheck. Below is a chart reflective of TE service time needed for Step Advancement:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      If a former TE carrier had two years, eleven months and twenty nine days of service, that carrier would only receive one additional step on the pay chart. Although this example is only a couple days away from three years of TE service, it is still less than three years. The time doesn’t round up and the carrier wouldn’t be entitled to two steps on the pay chart.

      Former TEs can check their eOPF (electronic Official Personnel Folder) for their TE Service Time to ensure that they are being properly paid from the above chart.

 

CCA Holiday Pay

 

      CCA carriers now get paid for the following holidays in our current national contract: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. To be eligible for holiday payment, a CCA must be in a pay status the last hour of the CCAs scheduled workday prior to or the first hour of the CCAs scheduled

workday after the holiday.

      CCAs shall receive their holiday pay at their base hourly straight time rate. All CCAs within our branch will either be paid six (6) or eight (8) hours holiday pay.

      In two of our largest installations, Wayne/ Westland/Canton, Dearborn Main and Dearborn Annex, CCAs will receive eight hours holiday pay, and in the rest of Branch 2184 represented offices, CCAs will receive six hours holiday pay. Ask to see your

steward immediately if there is an issue with your holiday pay.

 

Safety First

 

      Just a reminder to take all the necessary breaks during the summer months and to stay hydrated. Don’t feel rushed or intimidated by management. Your safety comes first and foremost. Make sure you are utilizing a PS 3996 Auxiliary Form in the a.m. to inform your supervisor of what you believe will prohibit you, (including the heat/weather) from doing your route in eight hours or the time that management believes that you should complete it in. Remember that your work takes whatever time is necessary to safely and accurately complete it. Ask to see your steward immediately if you feel management is asking you to work unsafely or is subjecting you to unsafe working conditions, and file the appropriate grievance(s).

 

 

In unionism,

-- Walt McGregory

EVP Branch 2184

 

Length of TE

Service

2 years but less than 3 years

 

3 years but less than 4 years

 

4 years but less than 5 years

 

5 or more years

 

Additional

Steps

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3

 

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