Payments in USPS settlement slated before Dec. 25
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Nov 17, 2015
The U.S. Postal Service has told certain eligible postal workers that they likely will receive their share of a monetary grievance settlement before Christmas, the American Postal Workers Union announced.
According to a report on the APWU website, USPS notified the union’s clerk craft officers that employees who are eligible for part of a $56 million “global settlement” of grievances will receive the payment in their paychecks before the holiday, with taxes withheld.
The money is part of a Dec. 5, 2014, settlement of grievances tracing to a dispute between the union and USPS in which the union claimed postmasters and supervisors performed craft work in small post offices in violation of the union’s contract.
APWU said the payments will go to about 13,386 employees who were on the payroll as part-time flexibles or who had non-traditional full-time assignments in Level 15, 16, and 18 offices between May 7, 2011, and Dec. 5, 2014. Each week employees were on the payroll during period will count as “one share” of the settlement worth about $26, the union said.