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Primtime vacation week of 05/25/09

  • Nic
  • Carrasco
  • Polanco

Primtime vacation week of 06/1/09

  • Nic
  • Polanco

Primtime vacation week of 06/8/09

  • Nic

Primtime vacation week of 06/15/09

  • Beasley

Primtime vacation week of 06/22/09

  • Nolty
  • Carrasco

Primtime vacation week of 06/29/09

  • Kerins
  • Carrasco
  • Bob W.

Primtime vacation week of 07/6/09

  • Ferris
  • Kate West
  • Miller Jr.
  • Bob W

Primtime vacation week of 07/13/09

  • Marchesani
  • Davis
  • Slank
  • Diane

Primtime vacation week of 07/20/09

  • Milanese
  • Broderick
  • Beasley
  • Diane

Primtime vacation week of 07/27/09

  • Milanese
  • BBott
  • Jackson
  • Broderick

Primtime vacation week of 08/3/09

  • Bob Miller Sr.
  • Pennick
  • Farley
  • BBott

Primtime vacation week of 08/10/09

  • Pennick
  • Farley
  • Slank

Primtime vacation week of 08/17/09

  • Milanese
  • Farley
  • Ferris
  • Marchesani

Primtime vacation week of 08/24/09

  • Marchesani
  • Davis
  • Ferris
  • Jackson

Primtime vacation week of 08/31/09

  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Broderick

Primtime vacation week of 09/07/09

Primtime vacation week of 09/14/09

  • Nolty

Primtime vacation week of 11/23/09

  • BBott
  • Miller Jr.
  • Morgan

Primtime vacation week of 11/30/09

  • Morgan

Primtime vacation week of 12/21/09

  • Polanco
  • Diane
  • Bob W
  • Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brothers and sisters what you see is a template of what your office webpage can be. As you send me what you want on your office page, I will then replace them with YOUR choices.

It was my pleasure to visit your office in the capacity of route adjustmnet. You have great people and it was nice meeting all of you even under these very trying times for the Post office.

Again nice to meet you.

Eric K. Jackson
Branch 725

3/1/09

Work Assignment List - A question recently arose in our office regarding if management can have someone throw mail on a carrier's route when he/she is not in that day or is on the street. The ruling is as follows:

  • If carrier "a" is on "work assignment list" and he/she is off that day, mail can be thrown on their route
  • If carrier "a" is working the day and management has someone throw mail in his/her case it must be a PTF or TE. If someone on ODL throws mail on his/her route on the day they work it is a violation. That is carrier "a"'s O/T
The applicable precedent setting decisions are :
  • M-00911 STEP 4
    February 22,1989, H4N-4G-C 13743

    A letter carrier who signs for work assignment overtime is both entitled and obligated to work any overtime that occurs on the carrier's assignment on a regularly scheduled day, except when the carrier would perform the work at the penalty overtime rate and when another carrier who had signed he regular OTDL could perform the work at the regular overtime rate

    NOte: This settlement does not preclude management assigning overtime to a casual or a PTF rather than an employee on the work assignment list. See C-06103, Mittenthal and C-00675 Zumas.
  • M-00589 Work Assignment Agreement
    May 28, 1985

    Once management determines that overtime is necessary for full-time letter carriers, if the carrier has signed up for "work assignment" overtime, the carrier is to work the overtime as assigned by managment.
Note: A more full and detailed explaination is located on the bulletin board on the Contract Spotlight clipboard. There you will find any applicable answers to your questions. I pride myself on getting our answers right and not only telling you but showing you the answers so that we can all learn the rules together.


1/11/09

Attendance and DOIS. I'd like explain how I will address them to anyone from the union's perspective;

Attendance

The contract is the contract. By that I mean I will enforce the contract to protect your right to use your sick leave. No carrier should be intimidated into coming to work.

Article 10 LEAVE addresses this. Sick Leave: Article 10, Section 5 provides for the continuation of the sick leave program, whose detailed regulations are contained in ELM Section 513. Section 513.1 defines sick leave as leave which "insures employees against loss of pay if they are incapacitated for the performance of duties because of illness, injury, pregnancy and confinement, and medical (including dental or optical) examination or treatment."

ELM Section 513.65 provides, "If an employee becomes ill while on annual leave and the employee has a sick leave balance, the absence may be charged to sick leave."

Medical certification.ELM Section 513.361 establishes three rules:

  • a. For absences of more than three days an employee must submit"medical documentation or other acceptable evidence" in support of an application for sick leave ("three days" means three scheduled workdays; see Step 4 H1N-5B-C 3428, November 3, 1983, M-00489); and

  • b. For absences of three days or less a supervisor may accept an employee's application for sick leave without requiring verification of the employee's illness (unless the employee has been placed in restricted leave status, in which case verification is required for every absence related to illness reguardless of the number of days involved); however

  • c. For absences of three days or less a supervisor may require an employee to submit documentation of the employee's illness "when the supervisor deems documentation desirable for the protection of the interests of the Postal Service."


My theory to everyone (including management) is that with the increase in pivoting and forced overtime (brought on by management decisions), carriers will become more exhausted, injured on duty and prone to illness because our resistance to germs will be lowered.

So please protect your body (an mind) by using ALL the benefits of the contract that your Union Leaders fought so hard to attain.

As far as DOIS? The Union does not recognize DOIS as the sole measure of a carriers performance For more on DOIS...Click on "I Hate DOIS". Enough said. They have correct your action in the office if you are doing something wrong.

It is management's obligation to provide you with a reasonable schedule (reguarding pivoting). It is our responsibility to notify management when we feel we are unable to complete our assignment or won't be able to complete our assignment

Finally, we all talk and observe each other in our office. That's normal, but let's not let them divide us. Because in the end, that will conquer us!

Family First!

SOLIDAIRE!!!!

Eric K. Jackson
Shop Steward



Just Breaking um
By Eric K. Jackson


NEW

"What happened to the music on the intercom", everyone is overheard asking. "Mr. big" is coming. So let me get this straight, no talking, no music, no phone use, no farting, NO BREATHING!

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Bob W. Dorothy Krysiuk ... The Inside Story
By Eric K. Jackson


One day while talking to coworker Bob Warwzynek, I mentioned that Dorothy Krysiuk, on-air traffic personality at Fox 29 had moved onto my route. Since Bob sometimes covers my route when I'm not there, I usually update him on changes on the route.

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LEFTOVER/SURPRISE BABY SHOWER
By Eric K. Jackson


On Saturday June 21,2008 the letter carriers at the Bala Cynwyd post office held a cookout/surprise baby shower for letter carrier Kathleen Rannali. But what started out as a day we looked forward to almost became a big disappointment.

For more from this article.............................Click Here!


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