I took a phone call from a steward in the field who asked about crossing crafts in their office. The fellow clerks made them aware, unfortunately, almost a month after the fact. For the stewards out there and the members in general, the rule is 14 days to notify the union. The CBA clearly states:
“Any employee who feels aggrieved must discuss the grievance with the employee’s immediate supervisor within fourteen (14) days of the date on which the employee or the Union first learned or may reasonably have been expected to have learned of its cause.”
This is further defined by the JCIM:
“The grievant or the union must discuss the grievance with the employee’s immediate supervisor within fourteen days of when the grievant or the union first learned, or may reasonably have been expected to learn, of the alleged violation.”
I’m currently chasing down a clerk in another office who called me last week stating they received a letter of warning who still hasn’t faxed me a copy.
Being a steward is a hard, thankless job. We need to educate our membership to help us (the stewards) to our jobs to the best of our ability.
I also found some basic Q and A on mileage. The original source is found on the Postal Clerk website. Below, is the viewable/downloadable document. All credits to this information goes to the Post Clerk website for putting this information together.
Michael J Wright
Director of Associate Offices