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Brothers and Sisters,
I’ve had a few people approach me regarding something that they saw on Facebook that is impacting both the Trenton and South Jersey facilities. Beginning this Saturday, August 26, 2023 the NDC will be receiving additional parcel post volume from both the Trenton and South Jersey installations. The volume is estimated to be anywhere from 35,000 to 50,000 parcels on Saturdays only. This is a small bump in volume but between the increased volume and the technological changes that they are making on the keying stations in the secondary it is indicative of continued growth for the NDC. At the June Branch meeting Local President Gibson spoke about how under the PMGs 10 year plan has various stages and that there will be significant changes across the country. Thus far the impact within Local 308 has been minimal but with these most recent changes it looks like impact is starting to creep in. How this additional volume impacts the NDC is yet to be determined but, additional work hours being allocated to the NDC is a good thing. Again, I want to stress that at this point it is only slated to be occurring on Saturdays, if/when volumes are diverted to the NDC each and every day we’ll open discussions with management about potentially creating additional bids.
Yesterday, late in the day I received a call from the Plant Manager who informed us that they intend on temporarily reopening the Annex building. He stated that the Annex will be opened to begin “Covid kitting” with the duration to last approximately 5-6 weeks. Mail Handlers who still hold bids to the Annex facility will be returned to handle the work involved.
The Retro Pay that was due to show up on the PP 19 check dated 9/15/23 per the Postal Service, will be delayed due to some alleged glitch in the software. Management has not yet confirmed when the retroactive pay will be available.
-As always if there are any questions on this or any other matter please see any Mail Handler Union rep.