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Scholarship

2017 Local 323 Scholarship

The 2017 program provides for a 4 year $800.00 annual Scholarship which begins in September of this year. Copies of the rules and applications will be provided to all Branches and made available at the Local Office by June 1, 2017. These materials are also available here.

 

Opening date for the acceptance of applications is June 1, 2017. The closing date is June 30, 2017.

 

Any graduating senior who is the son, daughter or legal ward of any regular member in good standing of Local 323 of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union may apply. Good standing is defined by Article V, Section 1, of the Uniform Local Union Constitution of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union. Applicants must file an Official Application with the Local Union Office.

May Update – From the Local President

Grievance activity remains strong in both States, the President’s budget proposals requires that we keep an eye on Congress, and it appears that management will be monitoring compliance with safety regulations more closely. In short, there is much activity on the horizon as we move into summer. Continues …

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April Update – From the Local President

Sometimes it’s a battle. Our efforts at implementing the provisions of 2016 National Agreement have been progressing relatively well. At least so far. If there was a honeymoon period following the ratification of the new contract it seems to be over. Changing circumstances and an apparent unwillingness on the part of management to embrace their contractual obligations foretells a battle looming on the horizon. This isn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last time, that we must fight tooth and nail for everything to which we’re entitled. Continues …

March Update – From the Local President

Implementation of the 2016 National Agreement is progressing, MHA conversions are occurring with regularity, and Postal reform legislation is pending before Congress. This is shaping up to be a busy year and we continue moving forward. In addition, the Local Executive Board has approved a metro area Member’s event; specifically, a picnic which will be held in June. Continues …

CoverFebruary Update – From the Local President

And we’re off! The ratification of the 2016 National Agreement starts us down the path of implementing our new contract. I’m always eager to implement a new National Agreement and Local 323 is well prepared to move forward.

 

Before addressing implementation, I’ll acknowledge that not everyone is satisfied with the outcome. Even though I supported ratification, to some degree I’m one of those people. But I’m never satisfied. I always want to see continued improvement in the terms and conditions of employment for our Members. Yet, I cannot hesitate to recognize that it’s unlikely we’ll accomplish all our goals in any single round of collective bargaining. This is progress and the progress will continue. Continues …

January Update – From the Local President

As the bedlam of the peak season fades in our review mirror, we look forward to making progress in 2017. At the forefront will be the 2016 National Agreement. It is my hope that every Member exercised their right to vote on this important matter. Continues …

December Update – From the Local President

ContractAs everyone is aware, a tentative agreement has been reached over the terms of the 2016 National Agreement. A copy of that agreement is available here and further information will be received along with the materials for the ratification vote. The remaining question is whether that agreement will be ratified by the Membership. Having thoroughly considered the matter, it seems to me that the benefits of ratification far outweigh the risks of rolling the dice in arbitration. I fully support ratifying the tentative agreement. Continues …

National Scholarship Announced

Arthur ValloneThe NPMHU National Office has announced that the Arthur S. Vallone Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. Applicants must submit a completed applications and the related materials to the Scholarship Committee on or before March 15, 2017. A copy of the materials is available at the link below.

Vallone Scholarship

November Update – From the Local President

There can be no doubt that the peak season is off and running, or some might say off and stumbling, and, as some have suggested off and floundering. This will be the season that everyone will find most demanding; indeed, blanket overtime calls are already being made on non-Overtime Desired List (OTDL) full-time regular Mail Handlers. Continues …