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As per our National and Uniform Local Union Constitutions normally, because of the pay raise, dues would increase by $1.00 per pay period, however the dues for members of Local 308 will remain frozen for the third year in a row. Should your dues increase please contact Local Union Headquarters immediately.
As I have traveled the Local in recent weeks and meet face to face with our Brothers & Sisters, there seems to be a common theme described to me by the members I speak with. It is staffing, or more precisely the lack thereof. From Wilmington to Lehigh Valley, from Trenton to Lancaster, members describe, with very little deviation, the increasing pressures placed on them as management pushes more and more the default philosophy of “doing more with less”. To a large degree this policy has been driven by Headquarters management in Washington DC and trickled down through the Eastern Area, the three Districts within this Local’s jurisdiction, and then into the plants and tours. By now you’ve all heard of their Function 1 Scheduler, which proposes to “right-size” the workforce in mail processing facilities. We’ve spoken about this folly in the past so I won’t spend too much time on it here. In a nutshell, this “tool” is designed by a bunch of bean counters sitting in a windowless office somewhere in the basement of L’Enfant Plaza. Their fantastic goal is to staff each and every operation with the “optimum number of employees for maximum efficiency”. These bean counters, for the most part have never managed real mail processing and have no real concept of how the mail is actually moved. Read More
As we fight to improve and defend the rights of mail handlers everyday on all levels, we are once again reminded of what it would be like without the right to collectively bargain over wages, benefits, and working conditions and then defend those bargains. The unprecedented reversal of the jurisdictional determination on the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) by the Postal Service is another example of the enormity of the rights we enjoy and the power those rights can wield. Without those rights, which include the right to challenge the employer when it violates the contract, which we all know is an inevitability, our darkest fears would be realized on a daily basis. Read More
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