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Union files complaint against United States Postal Service


FEBRUARY 2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton edition of The Union News

Union files complaint against United States Postal Service


REGION, February 4th- The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Union Branch 17, Scranton, filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Region Four office in Philadelphia alleging the United States Postal Service (USPS) violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct).

The ULP was discovered during the monthly review by the newspaper of complaints and petitions filed at the NLRB office. The newspaper is the only local media that reviews both complaints and petitions filed by labor organizations and workers.

Branch 17 represents postal employees throughout the Scranton area that delivers mail to USPS costumers.

The complaint states: “since on or about a date six months preceding the filling of this charge, the above-named Employer has delayed the bidding process which has resulted in a senior carrier floating.”

The ULP was filed on behalf of the Union by Thomas Gavin, indentified on the complaint as President of Branch 15. Linda Shall is indentified as the contact person for the employer.

The ULP was filed on February 3rd, 2010 and states Branch 17 represents approximately 110 workers employed by the USPS, Stafford Avenue in Scranton.

According to the NLRB, the allegation of the Union in the complaint is being investigated and should it be found there is merit in the ULP the agency will schedule a hearing.

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