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The American Postal Workers Union Local 268 files complaint with NLRB alleging USPS violated labor law

12.26.08

January 2009, Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton edition of The Union News

The American Postal Workers Union Local 268 files complaint with NLRB alleging USPS violated labor law

By PAUL TUCKER
theunionnewsabe@aol.com

LEHIGH VALLEY, December 17th- The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 268 has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four in Philadelphia alleging the United States Postal Service (USPS) Lehigh Valley office, violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct).
The union filed the Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge on November 26th, 2008 however, it was amended by Local 268 on December 1st, 2008.

According to the complaint, obtained by the newspaper through the Freedom of Information Act, the union represents arpproximately 500 workers employed at the USPS mail processing facility located in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

“The Employer refuses to honor Step 2 grievance settlements that were reached by the parties regarding a clerk craft bargaining unit timekeeper position. The Employer refuses to allow the timekeeper to perform the duties of his position,” states the complaint.

The union official that filed the complaint is indentified as Fran Friel, which is recognized as the Clerk Craft Director.

According to the ULP, Neil Heller is the employer representative to be contacted.

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