PTF and PSE Canvassing Going Live in eReassign 2/1/22

Please be advised that Step 7 of the MOU and Section B.2 on Filling Clerk Craft Residuals and PTF vacancies is now going to be available on eReassign. I need to stress that this is the last Step in the MOU and does not have any effect on the regular monthly 21 day postings of Clerk Craft residuals and PTF vacancies in regular eReassign. Since 2014 there have been ongoing issues with not all the canvassing opportunities being share in all installations. This posting in eReassign will now take this step out of the hands of the individual postmasters.

Our PTFs and PSEs will now have access to the canvassing process in eReassign beginning 2/1/22. Attached is a copy of the mandatory stand-up talk that is being distributed to all bid clusters nationwide.  Canvasses will open on the 1st and 15th of each month and will remain open for 10-days.  Employees are to use their EIN and password to login to, then look for My 50-Mile Canvass. If offices are posted within a 50-Mile radius of your current office, then you will be allowed to apply for that canvass.  If there is an opportunity within a 50 mile radius of the current office, then the PTF and or PSE will be able to apply and then be required to follow the remaining steps in eReassign to complete the process.

The above canvass process is based on the current 2018 CBA language of the MOU on filling residuals found on page 374. Any changes that may be required based on the proposed ratification of the 2021 CBA will be addressed and corrected at the appropriate time.

Below is a downloadable document that will walk you through the process.

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APWU Tentative Contract

If you have been keeping up with our National news and information, you would have read that a tentative agreement was reached on December 9th and, in accordance with the APWU Constitution, was presented by the National Negotiating Committee to the Rank & File Bargaining Advisory Committee. On December 10th, the Rank & File committee unanimously approved the Tentative Agreement for a ratification vote of the members. The Tentative Agreement has the unanimous approval of the National Negotiating Committee and the support of the National Executive Board.

There’s still another process before the contract becomes “active” – ratification. The entire membership must vote to accept the new contract language. This is an import part of being a Union member. The voting ballots are being mailed by the National. If you have not gotten it, it is on the way.

Attending the General Membership Meetings is an important part of being a member as well. You get the opportunity to be informed about what is going on throughout the local and some National information as well.

Our first meeting for 2022 will be: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 @ 7 PM.

Location:      American Legion Edwin I Johnson Post 370
                          370 N. Warwick Road
                         Magnolia, NJ 08049

Below is the summary of the tentative new language to the contract that needs ratification.

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APWU’s PSE Survey

National Director of Industrial Relations Vance Zimmerman asked that we forward the link attached to this message to all PSEs. Based on the response given National may reach out to see if the PSE employee is willing to testify in National Arbitration on the Contract in the event we go to arbitration. Please forward the text to any PSE whose number you may have.

Thanks for agreeing to take a short APWU survey on PSEs. You can fill it out here: