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March

March Update - From the Local President

While grievances continue marching forward and contract negotiations loom on the horizon, we’re keeping a watchful eye on the White House budget proposal and waiting to see if Postal legislation will be introduced in Congress. To be sure, there is no shortage of issues to be addressed by the Officers, Representatives, and Members, of our Union. Continues …

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February Update - From the Local President

The 2016 National Agreement expires on September 20th and preparations are well under way for the negotiation of our next contract. Part of these preparations involved providing an opportunity for Mail Handlers from across the country to submit their contractual proposals. This allowed every individual Member to have a voice in their future. Thank you to everyone in Local 323 who took the time to participate in this process. Continues …

2019

January Update - From the Local President

Our hearts went out to the Federal employees furloughed from their jobs during the government shutdown. Particularly to those required to perform their duties knowing that they wouldn’t receive a paycheck until the shutdown ended. Without question, no one should be subjected to these circumstances.

 

Yet the Postal Service remained open, the Mail kept moving, Postal employees continued working, and continued to receive their paychecks. Indeed, the government shutdown showed the difference between our employment in the Postal Service and the employment of people working for Agencies of the Federal government. Continues …

December Update - From the Local President

The peak season volumes are on the wane as we gear up for another busy year of contract administration. Our contract administration efforts will primarily occur on two fronts. We will continue daily contract enforcement on the floor, while working for the future by our participation in the contract negotiation process. Continues …

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2019 Local 323 Dental Program!

This Dental Program is sponsored by Mail Handlers Local 323 for our Regular Membership as well as any Postal or Federal employees who choose to affiliate as an Associate Member. This program utilizes the HealthPartners Regional Dental network to provide coverage throughout the plan area. 

 

Additional Information is available on the Dental Page.

November Update - From the Local President

The peak season is upon us early this year and by now our facilities have been deluged with high volumes of mail. I’ve seen it while at the facilities the last couple weeks; but, perhaps it was best summarized by one of our Representatives who said it already looked like the week before Christmas on the floor. This seems to suggest that an early onset may have taken operations by surprise. Regardless, it will once again be up to the craft employees to carry the day for the American public. Continues …

October Update - From the Local President

We’ve been keeping an eye on preparations for the peak season, working toward finalizing our contract proposals, and continuing our efforts at implementing the updated RI-399 procedure. Numerous Representatives from both States will be attending a national RI-399 training seminar in early November. argaining begins significantly prior to the expiration of the National Agreement and is preceded by our preparations for bargaining. This allows Members from across the country to provide their input into the changes they would like to see in the future. The 2016 National Agreement expires on September 20, 2019. Continues …

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September Update - From the Local President

And so the process begins. The process I’m speaking about, of course, is the processes of securing the 2019 National Agreement. This began with the recent call from the National Union for the submission of bargaining proposals.

 

Bargaining begins significantly prior to the expiration of the National Agreement and is preceded by our preparations for bargaining. This allows Members from across the country to provide their input into the changes they would like to see in the future. The 2016 National Agreement expires on September 20, 2019. Continues …

 

 

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Labor Day

August Update - From the Local President

As summer draws towards it's end, we continue our focus on moving things forward. Progress is being made with MHA conversions, grievance activity remains substantial, we’ve begun implementation of the updated RI-399 MOU (at least in some facilities), and we continue to be plagued by what seems to be the never-ending fallout from the Function 1 Scheduler. In addition, the report of the Presidential Task Force on the USPS has been provided to the White House; although, it reportedly is going to be kept under lock and key until after the November elections. Lastly, but importantly, it will soon be time to develop our proposals for the 2019 National Agreement. Continues …