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Letter Carriers Union files labor complaint against USPS

06.07.13

JUNE 2013, LEHIGH VALLEY Edition of The Union News

Letter Carriers Union files labor complaint against USPS

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSABE@AOL.COM

REGION, May 18th- A Shop Steward of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 274 Union filed a labor 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 Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge was filed on May 6th, 2013 and alleges postal service management violated section 8(a), subsections (1) and (5) of the NLRAct by not providing information that was requested by Branch 274 Shop Steward Dwayne Achey, of Freemansburg.

According to the Unfair Labor Practice, which was discovered by the newspaper while reviewing ULP’s and/or petitions filed at the NLRB Region Four office, Mr. Achey alleges USPS management failed to provide the Union with information to process grievances filed in March, 2013.

The USPS office that was alleged to violate the NLRAct is located in Emmaus.

The Employer Representative identified on the ULP to be contacted is Joyce Maurer, USPS Post Master.

NALC Branch 274 office is located on North 5th Street in Allentown, according to the labor complaint.

NALC members deliver and pickup USPS mail and packages to homes and businesses throughout the nation.

The number of employees represented by Branch 274 at the USPS facility in Emmaus is 23 the ULP states.

The National Association of Letters Carriers Union and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) represent the majority of the USPS workers with a combined membership of nearly 400,000 workers.