ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE RESOLVED
For the first time that anyone can remember we have been able to negotiate administrative leave for the recent snow storm. We continue to work out the details and management is compiling information about who called off and who worked. They will be reviewing the time records from the P&DC and L&DC and then Customer Service operations next. It will take some time to review the time records.
The employer has agreed that APWU represented people who couldn’t report on Wednesday T-3 or who were sent home early from T-2 operations because service was suspended will be included.
T-1, T-2 and T-3 on Thursday will also be included.
T-1 on Friday will also be included.
The employer will also be granting (1) day of administrative leave for those people that made it to work during the period of T-1 Wednesday through T-1 Friday. One day not a day for each day you made it to work.
If you called in sick you were sick and couldn’t make an attempt to get to work and won’t be included.
If you called in for multiple days, such as you called on Wednesday for two days, you will not be included for the second day, since you can’t assume an attempt was made to report for work.
Management has agreed to compile the list and provide to us and their rationale for including/excluding someone. We have reserved the right to file a grievance on any remaining disputes and have agreed to extend time limits until we have reviewed all the information.
I would like to thank Angela Curtis, District Manager, Sandy Wyrick, Senior Plant Manager and Wes Wiles, Postmaster (A) for considering our input and making this decision locally in lieu of waiting years for the issue to be resolved in arbitration.
LeRoy Moyer, General President