NDC Excessing Plan Submitted
During an informational briefing today with Philadelphia District management, the Mail Handlers Union pressed management on the recurring rumors regarding the possibility of the excessing of employees from the NDC. District Manager Chu Falling-Star informed us that an excessing proposal has been submitted by Plant Manager Morrow to management’s Eastern Area Headquarters. At the time of the discussion Mr. Morrow had not yet arrived to the briefing, but did turn up later and was then questioned directly on the matter and confirmed that a plan has been submitted, adding that our Regional office would be notified by next week. Local 308 has reached out to our Regional Office and have been informed that, thus far, nothing has been received and no additional information is available. Although questioned on the potential impact, management refused to discuss the matter further until the regional notice is provided which aligns with the contractual mechanism. Obviously this official announcement by management today has immense ramifications and as soon as additional information is received we will pass it along. In the interim if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact this office.
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