Beverly Gibbsboro Mt. Laurel Pemberton Riverton Somerdale Vineland Westville
S.J.P. & D.C. Browns Mills Clementon Hainesport Lumberton Medford
Blackwood Gibbstown Mullica Hill Pitman Runnemede Stratford Voorhees Williamstown
Phil. L&DC Camden & Branches Columbus Haddon Hts. Magnolia Monroeville
Bridgeport Glassboro National Park Pennsgrove Salem Swedesboro Waterford Works Willingboro
Atco Cherry Hill Deep Water Hammonton Mantua Moorestown
Burlington Gloucester Palmyra Pennsville Sewell Thorofare Wenonah Woodbury
Barrington Clarksboro Elmer Juliustown Maple Shade Mt. Ephraim
Bridgeton Haddonfield Paulsboro Riverside Sicklerville Vincetown West Berlin
Berlin Clayton Franklinville Lawnside Marlton Mt. Holly
SOUT SEY POSTAL SS
SOUTH JERSEY AREA LOCAL, AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION NOVEMBER, 2005
THE PRESIDENT’S REPORT…
by Bill Boyle, President
customer is in a Dollar Store and keeps He reported that since 2001 the backlog He said these demands will not be forgotten
EXCESSING picking up items and asking the clerk of arbitration cases has been reduced from and he will not rest until they are achieved.
You have often heard the word excessing
how much it costs. The clerk continually 120,000 to fewer than 25,000. He stated that from December 2001 through
and how it affects employees in those
responds “for you, one dollar.” That is what the contract extension to 2006 a Level 5,
offices identified for excessing. Here in He also discussed the recent win by the
I’m going to say to each member out there, Step 0 employee will see an increase in their
South Jersey excessing has always been rel- APWU regarding Fitness-for-Duty exams
“for you, one dollar.” That’s how much it wages of $6,773 which includes the project-
ative to the associate offices. Now it looks and FMLA. The courts ruled that manage-
will cost you per pay period to contribute to ed COLA increases. That same employee
like we will have excessing from the CFS ment may no longer require such exams
COPA. In just about every one of my arti- went from a salary of $40,472 to $47,245
Unit into the P&DC. Due to the new PARS when employees return from an FMLA
cles I talk about the importance of giving to which has never been achieved by the
system coming into CFS there has been an approved absence. To help increase the
COPA. Well this article will be no different. APWU over any other five year period.
impact identified of 16 employees. Because membership of the organization he is con-
What is different is the fact that you
CFS is still identified under the P&DC this sidering using an outside agency to sign the He said the T.E. employees will be
received a raise of $28 in your September
will be considered excessing to the needs of non-member through advertising. The over- removed, except from non-rec sites, by
23rd pay check. You probably saw about
the section and will be done by section, by all percentage has never been more than December 31,2005.
$20 of that in your net pay. President
tour. The impact is identified to be in the 75% and he would like to get it to 80%. He
Burrus is asking that each member donate President Burrus stated that we would
Tour 2 section of the unit and is to take spoke about the APWU’s political activity
$1 per pay period towards COPA. That will negotiate a new contract next year and not
effect at the end of March. It is hoped that involvement and is proud of the efforts of
still leave you with $19 more than you had have an extension unless the Postal Service
those impacted employees will be able to be Mike Reid and Steve Albanese. He said we
in your previous pay. Is $1 a pay period too made him an offer that he couldn’t refuse.
absorbed in the P&DC. If the P&DC can are not going to make our COPA goal this
much to give to secure your job? If you
not provide positions for those 16 employ- year of $1 million as we now only have There were four classes that I attended
have that $1 taken from your pay every pay
ees then there could be excessing from the $540,000 for COPA. The NALC has con- at this conference. The first was called
period through Postal Ease you won’t miss
P&DC. This would be done by installation, tributed more with $570,000 Filling in the Gaps. This class was directed
it at all.
by level. This is all the information I have towards doing Local negotiations and the
President Burrus then spoke about the
on the CFS excessing and I will keep you up 22 items listed in Article 30 of the CBA.
to date as information becomes available. Multi-Craft contract extension that was ratified by a
The instructors gave some helpful ideas
small vote of only 69,723 to accept the
For information on excessing in the associ- Conference Report extension as to 9,201 who voted against the
on how to obtain certain language in our
ate offices please see Rich Brown’s article. agreements.
I attended the Multi-Craft Conference in extension. He spoke about the groups of
Las Vegas from August 8-10. On the first employees who were left out of the Another class was The Role of the
COPA day President William Burrus gave his upgrades and stated that Clerk Craft Steward in the Information Age. This class
I would guess that at one time or another report on the contract extension and other Director, Jim McCarthy was aggressive in was to inform us on how to use 52 different
everyone has seen the commercial where a issues of importance to the membership. trying to get those positions upgraded also. reports that can be generated through TACS.
Of these 52 reports, only nine of them are
archived for three years while the others go
Local Business Agent’s Report… away after the end of the pay period.
Another class was titled Life after Das.
by Rich Brown, proposals will then be sent to Area Office (6/15/06), and Marlton (7/27/06). These The items addressed were Article 1.6.B
Local Business Agent and the Regional Union Representative to reviews more than likely are going to lead to (Supervisors working in small offices),
Local Negotiations — Due to the fact attempt to resolve these matters. If the par- possible more excessing as the Function 4 Article 7.1B.1 (Casuals in lieu of) and
that the National Contract was extended ties at this level can not agree then the cur- teams have to justify their existence. In Article 7.2 (Crossing crafts) and the
another year the local union has the oppor- rent provisions of the Local Memo of addition the management geniuses in the improper utilization of PMRs.
tunity to negotiate changes in local agree- Understanding will remain in effect. Philadelphia District have now stated that The other class was Can They Do That?
ments for a thirty (30) day consecutive peri- Changes can only be done through mutual their impact number has doubled and there This class was done in a different way than
od between October 3, 2005 through agreement and can not be impassed to arbi- is now a need to excess eight hundred (800) the others. In the other classes you were
December 1, 2005. The local union must tration. The twenty two (22) items that can full time clerks due to the expected opening given the workbook at the beginning of the
provide written notification to invoke local be negotiated during local implementation of the new Philadelphia Plant the beginning class and you worked with the instructor. In
implementation prior to October 17, 2005. are spelled out under Article 30 of the of next year. What has changed in the last this class there were questions placed up
Suggestion forms have been sent out to all Collective Bargaining Agreement. couple of months to double the impact for onto two video screens and you had to
the Associate Offices for union members to Excessing Update — There are present- Philadelphia is baffling to us all. answer the questions that were placed on
make suggested changes that they want ly three (3) offices in South Jersey which All Craft Conference — I had the pleas- the screen. The questions were taken from
made in their local agreements. These sug- clerks have been identified for excessing. ure to attend the all craft conference in Las the Joint Contract Interpretation Manual
gestion forms had to be returned to the local There have been no dates set as to when Vegas from August 8th through the 10th. (JCIM). You received the booklet of ques-
office by September 30, 2005. As of this these three individuals are going to be This conference was broken down in that tions and answers as you left the class.
writing seven offices have responded as to excessed. Presently, the only withhold clerk one day was a general session and the other
possible changes they would want in their jobs under Article 12 in South Jersey are two days were class room type seminars in This was the first time that the Multi-
local agreements. The local negotiation in Vineland and Marlton, along with custo- which each delegate picked two classes to Craft Conference was done. In the past,
team will meet on October 7, 2005 to con- dial jobs in Clementon and Voorhees. attend a day. Issues that National President each craft would have their particular con-
sider these changes and to review all the Management has also scheduled Function Bill Burrus spoke on at the general session ference at different times and different
local agreements for possible changes. Only 4’s in the following offices: Barrington were: Leadership training is needed locally, locations throughout the year. It was
changes that would strengthen a local agree- (9/27/05), Riverside (10/27/05), Sicklerville the need to become more organized, COPA decided by the delegates at last year’s
ment will be considered by the local negoti- (11/17/05), Magnolia (12/1/05), Pennsville donations needed more than ever, contact National Convention to have this Multi-
ation team. If the parties can not agree what (1/12/06), Deptford (1/26/06), Cherry Hill extension was passed overwhelmingly by Craft Conference. There were some glitches
the local union will like to implement, the (3/2/06), Bridgeton (5/1/06), Vineland continued on page 6 continued on page 2
Page 2 SOUTH JERSEY POSTAL EXPRESS November, 2005
President’s Report National Archive and
continued from page 1
and I expect at the National Convention in
Philadelphia next year this subject will
come up to go back to the way it used
Postal Worker” from North Carolina. Please
fill out the form below and give it to your
steward. If you do not have a steward in
Recently I’ve been receiving calls about
supervisors performing bargaining unit
your office you can send the form to our
Thank you for taking the time to read my
work. I always inform the caller to make a article and for being a member of the South NARFE is the only association dedicated in Bellmawr and we hope that some of you
notation as to the name of the supervisor Jersey Area Local. to protecting the earned retirement benefits did attend and received a lot of good infor-
performing the work, the date and time, and of Federal Employees, Retirees and their mation.
My wife Barbara and I would like to wish
the duration of what work was performed. survivors. Founded by 14 Federal Workers If anyone would like additional informa-
everyone the best for the holiday season.
Below is a form that was in the “The Tarheel in 1921, NARFE has become an effective tion about NARFE you can call any of our
and highly respected legislative voice for officers: E. Pappert 468-31 95, J. Shenkus
Federal Workers and Retirees. Membership 456-9350, L. Harow 468-4361 or F. Carpenito
Supervisors Performing Bargaining Unit Work
has grown to nearly 400,000 Nation wide 589-6499.
National Agreement Article 1, Section 6 with active Postal Employees and Retired By the way F. Carpenito and Eugene
Federal People. We now have quite a few Pappert are retired from the Bellmawr
current Postal Workers who belong to our Sectional Center.
1. Supervisor’s Name: __________________________________________________________________
Chapter #631 of Woodbury, NJ. We also Thanks to all you good people and all
2. AREA where work was performed: ______________________________________________________ have 364 members retired from the U.S. the very good officers. We hope to have
Military, POSTAL, AND Navy Yard of you join our NARFE Chapter #631 in
3. DATE work was performed: ____________________________________________________________ Philadelphia. There are only four Chapters Woodbury, NJ
in South Jersey located in Woodbury,
4. TIME(S) and DURATION work was performed:____________________________________________
Cherry Hill, Willingboro and Vineland. All Eugent Pappert,
__________________________________________________________________________________ together we have 17 Chapters in the state. President
We had a seminar last October in the P&DC
5. DESCRIPTION of Bargaining Work performed: ____________________________________________
APW Health Plan Update:
The Health Plan has relocated after 33 years in Silver Spring, Maryland to Glen
Burnie, Maryland. As a result it is necessary to notify you of the Health Plan
6. NAME (Print): ______________________________________________________________________ new address for submitting claims:
7. Signature of Witness: ________________________________________________________________ American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
P.O. Box 1358
8. Signature of steward: ________________________________________________________________
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060-1358
STEWARDS – MSC
SOUTH JERSEY AREA LOCAL Tour I MAINTENANCE
AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION Sean Carter, Chief Steward and Step 2 Advocate Bill Harrold ............................................Chief Steward
AFL-CIO Robert Bastian, Rich Brown, Kathy Kustner Frank Forte ..........................................Steward Tour I
Member: Postal Press Assoc. Vic Lekas ..............................................Alt. 1 Steward
Accident Benefit Assoc. Tour II Bob Waters..........................................Steward Tour II
Philadelphia Area Project on Carla Thomas, Chief Steward and Step 2 Advocate Paul Campana ....................................Steward Tour II
Occupational Health & Safety Bill Boyle, Colette Ryan, Ed Lafferty, Bob Peter, Bill Harrold..........................................Steward Tour III
Nick Vendetta, Myron Gordon Brad Hardin ..............................Alt. 1 Steward Tour III
Editor ................................................Theresa Ruiz Lynn Cavill ................................Alt. 2 Steward Tour III
Associate Editor ......................................Bill Boyle Tour III MOTOR VEHICLE
Administrative Assistant ................Kate McAllister Sue McGovern, Chief Steward and Step 2 Advocate Don Eib ................................................Chief Steward
900 Route 168, D-3 Byron Cowley, Maria Ealy, Rob Levine, Eugene DiPersio ............................Alternate Steward
Blackwood, NJ 08012 — (856)-228-8090 Barbara Johnson, Tulora Wilson, Stan Lloyd, Ben Conaway ................................Alternate Steward/
800-875-APWU Bob Pegues, Kenza Newman-Starling Motor Vehicle Drivers
The South Jersey Postal Express, published
Atco ..............................................................Jeff Little Palmyra ................................................Chris Martens
irregularly, is the Official Publication of South
Beverly ......................................................Sam Esaia Penns Grove ......................................Tony Melita, Jr.
Jersey Area Local A.P.W.U., AFL-CIO, and is pub-
Blackwood................................................Kim Pinkard Cheryl Abernathy (alt)
lished as a means of communication with the
membership. All contributions should be in the Bridgeton ..............................................Karen Sexton Paulsboro ........................................Heather Williams
hands of the Editor no later than the 15th of the Burlington ..............................................Crystal Pope Pitman ..................................................Judy Eadson
month. All opinions expressed in this publication Camden......................................................Tony Clark Riverside ..........................................Stephen Kenney
are of the writer and not of the Local or the Editor. Miguel Vazquez (alt) Jim Ralph (alt) Multi-Craft Conference – SJAL Satellite
Writers’ names must be provided, but will be with- Cherry Hill ......................................Michelle Zizzamia Riverton ..............................................Sylvester Allen Director Jane Sutter with former SJAL
held on request. Rita Diamond (alt) Runnemede ..........................................Mike Forlano
Franklinville ..........................................Mary Colache Salem ..................................................Beverly Dixon
Trustee Janet Purnell who now resides in
President ................................................Bill Boyle Gibbsboro ..................................................Pam Cross Sara Jane Johnson (alt) Henderson, Nevada.
Exec. Vice President ............................Stan Lloyd Glassboro ................................................Bill McIntyre Sewell ......................................................Mike Small
Secretary/Treasurer ........................Carla Thomas Gloucester ................................................Mary Dever Cliff Green (alt)
Business Agent....................................Rich Brown Haddonfield ..........................................Bruce Stanton Sicklerville ........................................Juan Rodriguez
Director of Industrial Relations ..............Bob Peter Hammonton ..........................................Wayne Szabo Somerdale ........................................Norma Mulhern
Director of L&DC............................Rob Armentani Maple Shade............................................Joe Rooney Stratford ....................................................Clif Watson
Director of Legislation/Editor ............Theresa Ruiz Marlton ..................................................Debbie Bailer Vineland ..............................................Cindy Graham
Director of Organization/ Geoff Chiodi (alt) Jennifer Taylor (alt) Westville ......................................................Jim Totani
Human Relations ..........Barbara Lilly Johnson Medford ....................................................Lance Clark Woodbury ..............................................Rita Gardiner
Director of Members’ Benefits..............Rob Levine Mount Holly ................................................Al Werner Bruce Lindsay (alt)
Director of Safety ............................Byron Cowley
Terri Lee (alt)
Director of Satellite Operations............Jane Sutter
Mount Laurel ..........................................Mike Humes Offices w/o stewards call union office
Recording Secretary ............................Ed Lafferty
Moorestown ............................................Ida Santana at (856) 228-8090
Trustees ....................Kathy Kustner, Bill McIntyre
Clerk Craft Director ........................Sue McGovern
Assist. Clerk Craft Director ..............Nick Vendetta L&DC Director – Robert Armentani Tour 2 Stewards
Julio Cebollero – Chief
Are You Moving?
Maintenance Craft Director ..................Bill Harrold Tour 3 Stewards
Motor Vehicle Craft Director ......................Don Eib Chris Dluoik – Chief Frank Bollinger
Sergeant-At-Arms ..............................Bob Pegues
Administrative Assistant ................Kate McAllister
Jeannine Jackson, Christina Shoblock,
Quetcy Aviles, Tony Agresti
Theresa Ruiz, Robert Armentani, Bob Olive
Do You Have
Deaths of members or members of their
Rita Noonan, Tameka Spells, Rich Wasson, Jim
Tour 1 – Rob Armentani
a New Address?
immediate famililes should be reported to the Marascio, Darryl Fauntleroy, Robert Armentani, Tour 2 – Frank Bollinger, John Hamilton (alt)
union office (856-228-8090) so that condolences Robin Ellis, William Wilson, Jeff Estelow Tour 3 – Rita Noonan
may be sent. If so, don’t forget to notify the
Tour 1 Stewards Alternates All Tours
Robert Armentani – Chief Julio Cebollero and Theresa Ruiz union of your new address!!
Julio Cebollero and Christina Shoblock Bold Type are certified as Step 2 Designees Call Kate at (856) 228-8090.
November, 2005 SOUTH JERSEY POSTAL EXPRESS Page 3
Notes from General Membership Meeting –
September 14, 2005
The meeting was called to order at 7100 can call out and ask for annual and it will be starting times. He said that she does not from the Local Constitution and feels that
p.m. by President Bill Boyle The roll call of granted if there is a leave spot available. want to excess out of the building. They President Boyle violated his rights under the
officers showed all officers present except Robert Pegues had some questions about may be putting more bid jobs on T-2 and constitution.
for Jane Sutter, Ed Lafferty? Suzanne the manual flat area in the P&DC. Bill possibly better drop days on T-3. President Boyle responded by informing
McGovern Bill Harrold and Don Eib who explained that he had spoken to Rick Rich Brown spoke about the multi-craft the membership that Mr. Thompson
were excused and Bob Peter and Nick Weissman just yesterday about that situa- conference in Las Vegas and offered a requested an appeal through NBA Jeff
Vendetta who were absent. tion. Bill said that Rick did not give him any handout of his report from the convention Kehlert and that President Boyle has faxed
Bill read the minutes from the previous specifics about job changes or abolishments to the membership. Rich spoke about the and certified mail the information to Nation
meeting and they were accepted as read. but only told him that they were going to discipline that is being issues throughout Secretary/Treasurer, Terry Stapleton and
Carla Thomas presented the secretary/ remove the flat cases and have the employ- South Jersey. He said in the 13 years that will follow the advice given by National.
treasurer’s report. There was a total of ees separate the flat mail into flat tubs he’s been in office he has never seen it this The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 p.m.
$251,510.52 for the checking account, 2 which would be staged on specially bad. There are four removals pending in the
Vanguard accounts and Petty Cash. The designed racks. It would be a similar set up AO’s and five pending in the P&DC. He
report was accepted as read. as to the one used in the L&DC. Bob asked spoke about the continued excessing that is
Bill introduced Catherine Smith from
AFLAC. Ms. Smith went over some of the
benefit packages and prices that they can be
if this would be a closed bid if jobs needed
to be reposted due to hour changes. Bill
explained that if the jobs need to be repost-
taking place in the associate offices.
Bill discussed Hurricane Katrina and
the devastation it did on the gulf coast.
offered to APWU members.
Robert Levine stated that items are being
straightened out. He gave a toll free number
for TSP – 877-968-3778. You can also go on
ed for bid the jobs would be available for
bid to only level five employees. This would
include saved grade level six employees
working in level five positions.
He stated that the E-Board has made a
recommendation to donate $1,000 (if per-
missible) to the Postal Employees Relief
Fund (PERF) in the wake of Katrina. The
The next issue of the newsletter will
the website at www.tsp.gov. Bill McIntyre discussed the Union T- motion was made, accepted and passed by
L funds for retirement. shirts and said there were still some the membership. be January/February, 2006. The deadline
Rob Armentani stated that he had met available for sale. There was another recommendation by is January 2, 2006. If you are interested
with management and agreed to 20 new Kathy Kustner said there were too many the E-Board to send $100 to the American in writing an article please make sure the
jobs down at the L&DC. 13 of these posi- T-1 employees forced in for the last holiday Diabetes Association. The motion was following is done:
tions would be on T-2. He is waiting for while T-2 and T-3 had no one forced in. Bill made, seconded and passed by the member- Must be typed, double spaced
management to get back to him about con- said he would speak to Rick Weissman and ship. The winner of the $50 membership
versions. If management does not agree to ask him for the holiday schedule for all meeting award was won by Patrick O’Shea. Please mail the article to:
convert the appropriate grievances will be three tours from the last holiday. The COPA drawing of $47 was won by SJAL
filed. He’ll continue to meet monthly with Byron Cowley spoke about the safety Myron Gordon. SJ Postal Express Newsletter
management about new job assignments. issue in Palmyra. He said the paint that A motion was made and seconded to 900 Black Horse Pike Suite D-3
He said discipline has increased in the was being removed was identified as con- adjourn the meeting. Before this was done a Blackwood NJ 08012
L&DC. They’ve had some removals which taining lead. member from the floor, David Thompson There is no guarantee that your arti-
they’ve been able to resolve. Sick leave per- Stan Lloyd stated there were going to be asked to read a statement. His statement cle will be published. Articles submitted
centage is rising and they are trying a new some changes on T-3 with the hours. He referred to President Boyle removing him as will be proofed by the Editor.
annual leave procedure where an employee said Ms. Morse wants more equity in the a steward in the Cherry Hill office. He read
What’s in It for Me?
Reprinted from the Postal Labor Leader in jeopardy now that Bush is back in the floor, I say you give no more than 100%. atmosphere. Ask for your Stewards every
I call it the I/ME factor, It’s the very White House and the Postal Commission he Don’t work on machines that are not prop- day! If you are denied a Steward, or are
thing that will destroy FMLA, Working appointed will get another shot at going erly staffed – ask for your Steward, and do delayed for more than two hours, you need
Wages, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, after our wages and benefits. If you don’t the work of one (1!) person, not two. If dis- to file a grievance on this too. If you are not
Annual leave, Workers Compensation, Cost think it can happen, just ask the Air Traffic patches are missed because staffing require- happy with the way things are going on the
of Living increases, Overtime, and Controllers, or someone who was once ments were not maintained, then it’s on workroom floor, step up and be a Steward.
Collective Bargaining altogether. We have secure in an airline Union. They didn’t think management. And, for all you people in We need new Stewards. We need the
become very complacent and apathetic it would happen either, but it did! manual, if they are still counting how ambition, and eagerness that comes with
when it doesn’t directly involve ‘ME’. So, it’s time to lose the I/ME factor, and many trays you are casing, I would have new Stewards.
Every two weeks, you cash a paycheck start thinking about the WE/US factor. How a hard time working in such a stressful
that allows you a decent lifestyle. The are we going to fight this? What will it take
majority of us are homeowners; when for us to prevail?
we’re sick, or our child is sick, we have For one thing, we have the Committee on
insurance to see a doctor; we have sick Political Action (COPA). Another thing we
leave and FMLA to cover our absences due need is to put pressure on the non-members,
to illness. If we’re hurt on the job, we have the people you work next to, who basically
workers compensation insurance, and if we steal everything they have by not supporting
work over eight (8) hours, we get 1-1/2 the Union that makes all of this available.
times our pay, and for over 10 hours, we get These are the people who cash their checks
double time. every two weeks, and go on vacation on the
Your seniority gives you the right to backs of every dues-paying member. It is
secure a job with preferred hours and days unconscionable that they can reap the
off. You get yearly raises and COLA benefits of a Union and give nothing to
increases that roll into your base salary. The help retain what we have. It’s time to treat
majority of us get five (5) weeks vacation. the non-members like they have been treat-
And, a big thing most of us forget, is that the ing us for years, with total disrespect and
boss has to have “just cause” to fire us or contempt. It is time to bring solidarity on
discipline us. the workroom floor. We have the power –
None of this was given to you. It was but just forgot how to use it. It’s time not to
negotiated by the American Postal Workers take any more S*&@; it’s time to shake-up
Union. If you don’t realize how good you management. No more 204b bulls*&@ – no
have it, just talk to people who work in the more harassment; it’s time to stop all the
private sector in comparable-type work. Too bargaining unit work by management. Multi-Craft Conference – top, left to right: Janet Purnell, Nick Vendetta, Bill Boyle;
often, this is taken for granted. All of this is Unless things change on the workroom bottom, left to right: Bob Peter, Jane Sutter, and Rich Brown.
Page 4 SOUTH JERSEY POSTAL EXPRESS November, 2005
Seniority is an Enduring Benefit
This article first appeared in the September/ is performed: It also includes the duties, the duty assignment should be reposted. duty assignment be as a Mail Processing
October 2005 issue of The American Postal such as manual letters, manual flats, box The existence of that scheme on that duty Clerk duty assignment. Again, the window
Worker magazine.) section, registry section, parcel post, etc. assignment may be the only reason a senior requirement may have prevented a senior
Due in large part to automation, the Qualification Standards must detail any clerk did not bid on it previously. clerk from bidding earlier.
Clerk Division is engaged in a long and examination requirements specific to the Likewise, if a Sales, Service and Dist- Decisions to duty assignments may be
ceaseless struggle to preserve full-time jobs position. There is no local authority to ribution Associate duty assignment is post- difficult for the person whose job is repost-
for our membership. In the process, we are modify qualification standards. Physical ed and the successful bidder does not work ed, but the integrity of our bidding proce-
striving to examine all the issues that direct- requirements such as heavy lifting that are the window at least once an accounting dure may be at stake. A viable and honest
ly affect clerks and that frequently eliminate unusual to the specific assignment must period, the window credit should be bidding process benefits every clerk; after
the work that we perform. appear on the bid. removed. That would also require that the all, we gain seniority every day!
While the APWU has done an outstand- Finally, employees must be Invited to
ing job in securing raises, establishing submit bids, and there should be an indica-
penalty pay, ensuring no-layoff protections, tion as to whether there is a fixed or rotating
and achieving other benefits too numerous schedule or days of work.
to mention, seniority may be the most The JCIM (Article 37, Question 106) states
unrecognized feature of the Collective that the purpose of posting a notice to invite
Bargaining Agreement. bids from clerks is “to provide interested
A few examples of the rights and privi- employees with relevant information so
leges that are brought to you by seniority: that they may make an informed decision
• Overtime is rotated on a seniority basis; concerning whether or not to bid or apply
• Opportunities to work on holidays are for a duty assignment.” (Emphasis added.)
assigned by seniority, as negotiated We can’t emphasize enough that clerks
locally; have a right to know with reasonable detail
• Annual leave is approved by seniority, not only where and when to come to work,
as negotiated locally; but also what they will be doing when they
• Excessing from a section is based on get there.
level and juniority;
Other Duties as Assigned
• Excessing from an installation is
It is important to note that the JCIM
based on level and juniority;
(Article 37, Question 107) states that when Multi-Craft Conference – left to right: Don Eib, Rob Armentani, and Carla Thomas.
• Day-to-day seniority exists for all
the phrase “other duties as assigned” is on a
Mail-Processing Clerks, and for other
is simply an instruction to prospective bid-
clerks when negotiated locally;
• Duty assignments are posted and
awarded by seniority.
One of the main reasons workers form
ders that they may be assigned to duties
other than those listed on the posted duty
assignment. It is understood that the assign-
Teamsters Local 830
unions is to ensure the establishment of
meaningful seniority rights. Seniority rights
for clerks have been paramount in the minds
ment of ‘other duties’ cannot conflict with
the National Agreement."
Article 7.2.B reads as follows: “In the
event of insufficient work on any particular
by Jane Sutler
of Clerk Division officers throughout the
day or days in a full-time or part-time Teamster’s Local 830 had been on strike
history of the APWU.
employee’s own scheduled assignment, against Pepsi-Cola since Aug. 13 because of
The excellent seniority-rights protections
management may assign the employee to a proposed four-year contract that would
are firmly entrenched in the Collective
any available work in the same wage level have reduced health benefits for employees.
Bargaining Agreement and the Joint
for which the employee is qualified, consis- The contract had expired on July 30th. On
Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM).
tent with the employee’s knowledge and Sunday morning Sept. 11th I joined our
These rights, however, must be enforced at
experience, in order to maintain the number union brothers at the Pepsi bottling plant in
the local level, and this requires diligence
of work hours of the employee’s basic work Pennsauken, N.J. on their picket line. I was
on the part of the affected members, stew-
schedule.” made to feel very welcome and was thanked
ards, and local officers.
Day-to-Day Seniority for the support of the South Jersey Area
Bidding Procedure Local to their cause. In speaking to the
All Mail Processing Clerks enjoy day-to-
The cornerstone of seniority rights is strikers they made it clear that it was all
day seniority for work assignments in their
the bidding procedure. It is critical for a about health care benefits. At this time the
principal assignment area.
union to maintain integrity in its bidding Teamsters were in their 5th week of their
The JCIM (Article 37, Question 26)
procedure. strike, but remained strong and hopeful. On
states: “[W]hen the employer determines a
For the APWU, this means that when Sept. 20th a contract was ratified and over
need to assign an employee or a number of
clerks bid on duty assignments, they are 300 workers of Local 830 had fought off the
employees outside their principal assign-
entitled to more information than just the company attempt to force members to pay a Jane Sutter and strikers at Pepsi plant.
ment area, the employees are moved by
hours and off days of the duty assignment. high cost for their health care coverage, plus
juniority (except when a junior employee
They have a right to know, with reasonable they won an increase in wages, and addi- to purchase Pepsi while this strike was
with a scheme assignment has not reached
detail, the type of work they will be asked to tional contributions to their pension pro- ongoing. Now all you Pepsi lovers can buy
the minimum 30-hour sortation during the
perform on a daily basis. gram. Thank you to everyone who refused and drink Pepsi again!
accounting period). As an example, there
Article 37.3.E lists the minimum informa-
are two employees with the same skills in
tion that must be contained in bid postings:
their duty assignment and same principal
The duty assignment must be offered by
assignment area and management deter-
position title, such as Mail Processing
mines it needs one to work outside the prin-
Clerk position, General Expediter position,
cipal assignment area. When moving the
or Sales and Service Associate position,
employee, management will take the junior
and by job number. The PS salary level
employee with the necessary skills.”
must be provided.
Scheme knowledge and other special Maintaining
requirements that involve training must be Bidding Procedure Integrity
listed. Among the possible special require- Our contract states that in normal situations,
ments are a driver’s license or proven abili- “the successful bidder shall work the
ty to type. duty assignment as posted…” (Emphasis
Of course, the tour and hours of duty added.) This provision requires vigilance at
(beginning and ending) must be listed, as the local level to ensure that it is enforced.
must the Principal Assignment Area where If a mail-processing clerk duty assign-
the greater portion of the assignment will be ment is posted with a scheme and that
performed. It’s clear from the JCIM (Article scheme is not worked a minimum of 30
37, Question 110) that a principal assign- hours in an accounting period, the scheme
ment area is more than a place where work should be removed. If a scheme is removed, Jane Sutter and group of Pepsi strikers.
November, 2005 SOUTH JERSEY POSTAL EXPRESS Page 5
by Jane Sutter, American Miss 2005 pageant. We wish her
Director of Satellite Operations good luck in the pageant and her education.
Two children of members of the South Brittani Henszey was accompanied by her
Jersey Area Local received scholarships of dad, Art at the Labor Day Observance, and
$1,000 each at the Labor Day Observance he could not have been more proud of his
of Peter J. McGuire. The Southern N.J. lovely daughter. We also wish Brittani the
AFL- CIO Central Labor Council presented best of luck in her studies. U.S.
the awards this year to Kellilyn Casey, and Congressman Andrews and Donald
Brittani Henszey. Kellily Casey is the Norcross (president of Southern N.J. AFL-
daughter of Michael Casey of the Bellmawr CIO Central Labor Council) were kind
P&DC, and Brittani Henszey is the daugh- enough to let me take pictures of Kellily and
ter of Art Henszey of the Glassboro Post Brittani with them.
Office. To be eligible for these scholarships Peter McGuire (co-founder of the AFL)
the recipient must meet the following believed that the only way to insure better
requirements: Have at least one person in conditions in the future would be to educate
their immediate family who is a member of the children of the present. In that spirit, the
a union; Show documented financial need; Southern N.J. Labor Council presents
Maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or scholarships of $1,000 each to children of
higher; and Live in southern New Jersey. union members yearly at the Labor Day SJAL Satellite Director Jane Sutter, and scholarship winner, Kellily Casey at the 111th
Kellilyn Casey is also Miss New Jersey Observance Ceremony. We are all very Annual Peter J. McGuire Labor Day Observance.
National American Miss 2005. She will rep- proud of this years recipients of the Peter J.
resent our state in the national Miss McGuire Scholarships.
2005-2006 Winners of the South
Jersey Area Local Scholarship
Michael R. Gartland – Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA
Tykia Wye – St. Johns University in Queens, New York
Courtney Brown – Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ
Louis Dollarton IV – Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK
IN YOUR COLLEGE ENDEAVORS! SJAL member Art Henszey with his daughter Brittani Henszey, scholarship winner; and
Jane Sutter, Satellite Director, SJAL.
Who was Peter J. McGuire?
by Jane Sutter Cleveland, made it official. This holiday we this could happen. He spoke of the “need to
Director of Satellite Operations now know and enjoy is Labor Day. The hol- move our country to a higher ground”.
This year I was privileged to represent iday that celebrates us the working people Andrews said that “we will wage and win
the South Jersey Area Local at the 111th of this country and was founded by a union- the battle for the rights of everyone in this
annual Peter J. McGuire Labor Day ist right here in South Jersey and who lived country to receive health care benefits and
Observance. Who is this man you may ask? and died at his home on Byron St. in that we will wage and win the battle to pro-
He fought and won not only for organized Camden. He is buried at Arlington tect Overtime Pay.” “We are moving every-
labor, but for working people throughout Cemetery in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The one to a higher ground and nobody will be
the country: a holiday dedicated to the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners left behind.” He continued to state that
American worker. He lived on Byron Street erected a suitable monument to his memory organized labor is about leaving none
in Camden, N.J. and organized the first there, which he devoted his life. Also Peter behind and lifting everyone to a higher
national union for carpenters, the McGuire along with Samuel Gompers co- ground. He ended his speech with the fol-
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of founded the American Federation of Labor. lowing: “Everyone benefits when labor
America. At a meeting of the Central Labor (AFL-CIO) This man was one of the great wins-the country and New Jersey needs to
Union in New York City in May of the year figures in the history of New Jersey and the move to a higher ground.” Senator Corzine
1882 he told delegates he had studied histo- nation, yet is almost unknown outside the spoke on his understanding of the labor
ry, and found many holidays to celebrate ranks of organized labor. We owe him much movement. He believes we are a communi-
saints, soldiers, statesmen, explorers, musi- because we walk easier on the path that he ty that cares about the future of education
cians, and poets-but nowhere could he find blazed for us. We should never forget the and affordable healthcare for everyone and
a day dedicated to “the common man, the strong unionist that came before us, and that we stand together for this purpose. He
working man”. He also said that to get any worked so hard to make life easier and bet- said “I want to fight for labor and a better Congressman Andrews and Donald Norcross
recognition for such a day, they would have ter for those that came after them. world”. Senator Corzine is running for gov- at the Peter J. McGuire monument.
to take, it. He had the occasion figured out At this observance there were guest ernor of N.J. this Nov. and asked labor for
and it would have to be a Monday, so that speakers including U.S. Senator Jon our support. After this and the awarding of year. After the wreath laying ceremony I
labor would be assured of 2 consecutive Corzine, and U.S. Congressman Robert scholarships we drove to the Peter J. got a chance to speak to Representative
days off, that it should be between July 4th Andrews. Congressman Andrews spoke of McGuire memorial at Arlington Cemetery Andrews privately, and thanked him for
and Thanksgiving, and that September the victims of the hurricane in New Orleans for a wreath laying ceremony. Congressman being such a strong supporter and friend to
would be perfect. The delegates enthusiasti- and that if you didn’t have a car to get out of Andrews and Donald Norcross laid the labor, and especially for his efforts a few
cally approved McGuire’s idea and voted to the city the attitude was well that’s too bad wreath and made a few additional remarks years back in having the Bellmawr Plant
try it out. Two years later Congress was but that you would be left behind. Those at the site. Norcross is president of the closed during the anthrax attack on the
urged to declare the first Monday of Sept. a with enough money for gas and a car could Southern N.J. AFL-CIO Central Labor Postal Service. I told him that the South
national holiday. It was not until 1894 that get out, but well the rest just too bad. He Council. The Labor Council of the AFL- Jersey Area Local will never forget what he
Congress with the help of President Grover could not comprehend that in this country CIO put this event together as they do each did for us then.
Page 6 SOUTH JERSEY POSTAL EXPRESS November, 2005
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Give to COPA – Employee Appreciation
Let Your Voice Be Heard! Day at the L&DC
by Theresa Ruiz, meatballs and another one of sausage. Mrs.
To help give our union a stronger voice • Making health care and retirement Editor Pierantozzi’s contribution to our celebration
in national politics, APWU’s Committee on benefits – currently guaranteed by law On Tuesday September 20, 2005, the took top honors… absolutely delicious.
Political Action (COPA) collects donations – “negotiable,” and cutting workers’ employees at the L&DC were treated to a I would like to thank all those that
from union members and distributes them to compensation benefits. barbeque lunch which was prepared by participated in this event, especially Plant
candidates who will stand up for postal • “Outsourcing” postal jobs to the low- MDOs, SDOs, and our Union Reps for both Manager Brian Stewart, and L&DC Dir-
workers and working families. With the est private-sector bidder. the Clerks and Mailhandlers. ector Rob Armentani. Joint efforts like this
support of tens of thousands of APWU We were lucky enough to have beautiful can only improve work relations for all.
• Eliminating no-layoff protection for
members, COPA raised more than $2.5 mil- weather. Those manning the grill cooked When employees feel like they matter, the
lion during the 2003-2004 election cycle. up hamburgers and hotdogs that were made morale on the work floor gets better!!
• Rolling back collective bargaining to perfection. MDO Frank Pierantozzi’s Two thumbs up to management!!
Why Give? rights. wife was kind enough to make a platter of
Much is at stake in the ongoing debate
• Below-cost discounts for the mailing
over the future of the Postal Service and
how it treats its workers and customers.
Simply put, postal workers need a strong
voice in congressional politics. By law,
union dues and general treasury funds can-
How to Give
This COPA solicitation is paid for by the
American Postal Workers Union, AFL-
Business Agent’s Report
continued from page 1
not be used to make contributions to candi- CIO, 1300 L St., N.W, Washington, D.C. the membership, number one priority was to in the absence of the Postmaster and are
dates for elective office. (202) 842-4200; it is not authorized by any get window clerks upgraded next contract not be used in the absence of a bargaining
candidate or candidate’s committee. as management would not agree to for unit employee)
What’s at Stake?
Contributions or gifts to COPA are not the extension, and stated last six years a typ- The other class I went to was called
Well-funded mailing industry interests
deductible as charitable contributions for ical level 5 Step O clerks wages increased Filling in the Gaps and dealt with locally
continue to demand below-cost postage
federal income tax purposes. COPA will use by $6733. negotiable subjects affecting the crafts. The
discounts that rob the Postal Service of the
the contributions it receives for political The classes that I attended were Life most informative class I attended was The
revenue it needs. Regardless of what be-
purposes, including making contributions to After Das which addressed Supervisors Role of the Steward in the Information Age.
comes of efforts to pass postal reform
candidates for federal, state and local working in small offices (Supervisors and It covered all the reports that can be used for
legislation this year, the mailing industry
offices, and addressing political issues of Postmasters in EAS 11-18 offices can not grievances that are generated by the TACS
and its pro-privatization allies in Congress
public importance. Contributions to COPA absorb craft work but can continue to system. The final class was Can They Do
will continue to press the same anti-worker
are voluntary. More or less than the suggest- perform craft work that they have done his- That? which consisted of well over a hun-
agenda adopted by the President’s Com-
ed amount may be given, and the amount torically), Casuals hired in lieu of dred questions and answers as it dealt with
mission on the Postal Service. That agenda
given or the refusal to give will not benefit (Arbitrator Das ruled that casuals can only the JCIM (Joint Contract Interpretation
or disadvantage the person being solicited. be utilized as a limited term supplemental Manual). I put together a small report on
• Cutting postal pay. Federal law requires political action com- employee and not in lieu of a career this conference which I would be glad to
• Closing thousands of “low activity” mittees to report the name, mailing address, employee, and only if genuine need exists), send out to anybody who would want a copy
post offices. occupation, and employer for each individ- and improper utilization of Postmaster of this report. Just give me a call at the
• Closing or consolidating processing ual whose contributions aggregate in excess Reliefs (Postmaster reliefs can only be used office and I will send you out a copy.
and distribution plants with virtually of $200 in a calendar year.
no input from affected workers and
communities. Attend Your Union Meetings!… You are Needed!!!
November, 2005 SOUTH JERSEY POSTAL EXPRESS Page 7
Family and Medical Leave Act
Under Attack on the Hill
Unions fought long and hard to win pas- employers more power to monitor medical Workers’ advocates argued that the act requiring detailed medical documentation
sage of the Family and Medical Leave Act information. already excludes minor conditions, and that for workers returning to duty after FMLA
of 1993, which allows millions of workers “Right now, if you’ve got the flu it would short-term FMLA absences prevent longer absences of more that 21 days. (See Page 12
to take leave to cope with a serious medical qualify as a serious health condition,” said absences that might occur if illnesses wors- of the 2005 issue of The American Postal
condition or to care for a loved one without Michael Eastman, labor policy director for ened due to lack of treatment. Worker magazine.)
worrying about job security. the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Other In addition, they noted, the intermittent
However, a coalition of large employers employer witnesses claimed allowing work- use of FMLA leave is often necessary for
has been pressing the Bush administration
and Congress to curtail what they claim are
widespread abuses under the act.
ers to use FMLA leave for just an hour or
two per day is an administrative burden, and
to prevent abuses, businesses need more
doctors’ appointments, and establishing
longer minimum durations for which
FMLA leave may be used would force
At a June 23 hearing held by the Senate medical certification. Currently, “there is workers to take more leave than they need.
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions little an employer can do to figure out if the Whether or not the employers’ coalition
Committee, representatives of the so-called leave taken is consistent with the condi- wins changes in the law, they may still suc-
FMLA Technical Correction Coalition said tion,” complained Eastman. ceed in changing how it is implemented:
the act has fostered too many recurring Employee representatives countered that Reports have been circulating that the Labor
absences, lowering productivity and the such claims are exaggerated, and that the Department is drafting new language to
morale of workers. The employers’ witness- act has been beneficial to many millions weaken current FMLA regulations. We will
es called for narrowing the definition of of families. The FMLA is “one of the most continue to monitor this situation closely.
“serious health conditions” under which significant steps toward being a family- Despite the latest assault, there was
workers can request FMLA time-off; friendly nation,” said Debra Ness, president recently one very bright note for the FMLA:
restricting intermittent FMLA use to peri- of the National Partnership for Women and The APWU victory in a federal appeals
ods of four hours or more; and giving Families. court ruling that reversed USPS policy
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for mental health and substance abuse Important
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that of medical care Tidbits…
s Some Republicans have proposed cutting
• APWU Health Plan has extensive provider networks offering many choices Federal Retirees’ benefits to help pay
for Hurricane Katrina. They suggested
+ Over 600,000 outpatient providers and 4,300 hospitals providing instead of using the high three years of
medical services service to use the high five years. In
addition to this, they want the retirees
+ 62,000 outpatient providers and almost 6,000 inpatient to pay more for their share of health
providers of mental health and substance abuse services insurance by lowering the govern-
ment’s portion of premiums, thus
• APWU Health Plan is on the move, giving members raising the retiree’s portion. By the way
these proposals would include Postal
choices, quality and lower cost Employees!!!
s Dell is switching UPS to USPS.
APWU Health Plan s USPS will use career employees not
contractors for IT services (installation
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Page 8 SOUTH JERSEY POSTAL EXPRESS November, 2005
On a Personal Side… What’s Wrong with
We would like to express our condolences to those members who recently
lost loved ones and to the families of members who recently passed.
— CONDOLENCES —
Patricia Maluchnik – Husband By Jane Sutter, other hand the post office seems to have
Rosemarie Beemer – Mother Director of Satellite Operations plenty of money to celebrate the installation
Vanessa Young – Mother A co-worker asked me a great question a of a new Postmaster. They have shut us out
June Eusebio – Mother few weeks ago. Why is the postal service of any celebration of retirement for craft
still spending money on Postmasters’ employees but yet there is money to be
— HAPPY NEWS — Installations? What a good question consid- found in the budget for the elevation of one
Dorothy West of the Turnersville Post Office celebrates ering their refusal to spend a single cent on of their own to the rank of Postmaster. This
the birth of her second Great Grandchild, Giovanna Carmella recognition of a craft employee who is retir- sure does seem like a one way street to me.
June Cunningham of the Blackwood P.O. celebrates ing. I have written articles before about the Recognition and Celebrating for manage-
the birth of her nephew Shawn Patrick Kelly slap in the face our employer gives after 30 ment but none for craft employees. This
years of faithful service. No money for a lit- must be more of that voice of the employee
If you would like to submit the for this section of the newsletter, you must
tle party, a sandwich, piece of retirement crap I keep hearing about. I wonder how
personally provide the information in writing, addressing it to the union office. I
cake, gift, or even a card. Just a don’t let the much was spent on the installation ceremo-
have no way of knowing every member in every postal facility, so if you don’t
door hit you in the rear attitude. You stand at ny for the Postmaster of Newfield that was
send me the information, it will not be put in the newsletter. Information must be
the time clock on the last minute of your last just held? I’m sure that it was more than the
received by the deadline listed in the Articles wanted Section.
day and leave without any fanfare. Just one cost of a cake and a card would have been
SJAL SJ Postal Express Newsletter last punch of the time clock and that’s it. for a retirement of a craft employee. Again,
900 Black Horse Pike Suite D-3 What a way to say thank you for all your I ask you What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Blackwood, NJ 08012 years and years of faithful service. On the
— WELCOME NEW MEMBERS —
Santa Arroyo Jeffrey Martin Joan Robinson-Harget
2006 Entertainment Books
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at the Blackwood Union Office.
Great idea for gift giving.
If you need any additional information please call
So. Jersey, NJ 08031
Kate Mc Allister at 856-228-8090
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Scholarship applications will be available January 3, 2006 through the union office in
AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO
The 2006 Dinner Dance will be held Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Auletto’s in
SOUTH JERSEY AREA LOCAL
Almonesson, NJ. Tickets will go on sale end of January 2006. Look for more info after
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2005 UNION MEETING DATES
Sunday, November 6th at 10:00 A.M.
Meetings held at the
Edwin I. Johnson American Legion Hall
370 North Warwick Road, Magnolia, New Jersey