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Improved grievance-arbitration system -- a key to better labor relations in the Postal Service

United States. General Accounting Office

Improved grievance-arbitration system -- a key to better labor relations in the Postal Service

report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States Postal Service.,
  • Employee-management relations in government -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 62 p. :
    Number of Pages62
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17068498M

      The Ontario grievance arbitration system has evolved since being implemented more than 65 years ago. There are many who say it has become flawed and is in need of change. Canadian Labour Reporter. Septem DOUG TULINO VICE PRESIDENT, LABOR RELATIONS. SUBJECT: Audit Report – Postal Service Work Rules and Compensation Systems (Report Number HR-AR) This report presents the results of our audit of U.S. Postal Service work rules (Project Number 10YGHR). Our objective was to determine the impact of labor union.

      Unfortunately, it seems those opportunities no longer exist: The Postal Service’s Labor Relations Department has been relegated into a forum for preparing cases for arbitration — not settlement. It seems management has no interest in reaching agreements on contract interpretation and application, so the union’s only option has been to. Prepare for a Grievance Arbitration With a Union Key Points. Employers should review the grievance in order to identify the issue(s) to be presented before the arbitrator(s) in order to have an understanding of the grounds upon which the grievance is based.

      Tag archive for Grievance-Arbitration Tracking System. Web News Article #: 11/18/ – The APWU and USPS reached an agreement in August to address a problem associated with grievance processing, Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon Sr. has announced. This Guide has been prepared by the Federal Labor Relations Authority (the Authority or FLRA). The Authority is an independent agency of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and administers the labor-relations program under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, 5 File Size: KB.


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Improved grievance-arbitration system -- a key to better labor relations in the Postal Service by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

ApproximatelyPostal Service employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements between the Postal Service and four national unions. The grievance-arbitration system, established through collective bargaining, is a key element in labor relations within the Postal Service.

Unfortunately, the grievance-arbitration system has become congested with grievances that have caused high. Get this from a library. Improved grievance-arbitration system: a key to better labor relations in the Postal Service: report to the Congress. [United States.

General Accounting Office.]. ARBITRATION AND LABOR RELATIONS IN THE POSTAL SERVICE arbitrators who are trying to persuade the parties to do what they think they should have done in the first instance.

That is what our organization wishes you wouldn’t Size: KB. Bargaining Units at the Postal Service who will authorize and pay informal grievance-related payments in the Grievance Arbitration and Tracking System (GATS). It provides step-by-step instructions and screen prints that will guide you through the process of authorizing and paying informal payments.

1 File Size: 1MB. Related Articles. Postal arbitration award. // Monthly Labor Review;Nov95, Vol. Is p Reports that a federally-appointed arbitration panel issued an award that sets the terms for a four-year collective bargaining agreement between the National Association of Letter Carriers and the US Postal Service for somecity letter carriers.

The Postal Service, working in conjunction with the national unions, strives to continuously improve the labor-management climate by fostering better communication, greater trust, and improved working relationships at all levels of the organization. The four largest unions in the Postal Service are the: National Association of Letter Carriers.

Welcome to the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System, GATS. What is GATS. The Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System (GATS) is a web-based system used by the Postal Service’s management to locally authorize and process the payment of grievance-related compensation including informal (step 1/step A) compensation.

GATS also provides File Size: 91KB. A species of arbitration established to resolve a dispute on an employee or a union's allegation that a term of a collective bargaining agreement has been breached.

In Re Geiger, the Ontario arbitrator wrote: "Grievance arbitration is a system created for collective bargaining relationships that provides the parties with a procedure for final and binding resolution of their disputes that.

With the exception of a minor provision of the Taft-Hartley Act prohibiting strikes by public employees, and the Postal Service Reorganization Act () that provides for supervision of the U.S. Postal Service collective bargaining by the NLRB, none of these three laws or agencies (the Wagner Act, the Taft-Hartley Act and the NLRB) is involved.

The intent of Congress, as reflected in Chap was that labor relations in the Postal Service essentially should correspond to the pattern of the private sector, with these basic major exceptions: postal employees are still prohibited by law from striking, and interest arbitration is mandatory in the event that the Postal Service and.

When a grievance or formal complaint filed by a union on behalf of an employee or group of employees is not resolved at lower levels of the grievance procedure it may go to arbitration. This page features grievance arbitration decisions beginning with disputes arising from.

NALC and the Postal Service negotiated a new Arti Grievance-Arbitration Proce-dure, in their National Agreement. This new procedure formally incorporated into the contract the Dispute Resolution Process, a 3-year experiment in improved dispute resolu-tion.

The parties created the new grievance proce-File Size: KB. Decem – Washington DC – In a decision released today in United Parcel Service, Inc., NLRB 1 (), the National Labor Relations Board returned to its traditional standard for post-arbitral deferral. Morelock. Regional Labor Relations Representative, represented the United States Postal Service.

Robert L. Tunstall, National Vice-President, represented the American Postal Workers Union. The hearing proceeded in an orderly manner. There was a full opportunity to submit evidence, to examine and cross-examine the witnesses and to argue the File Size: 1MB. States Postal Service (hereinafter the "Employer") was represented by Joseph Green, Labor Relations Representative, and the National Association of Letter Carriers (hereinafter the "Union") was repre-sented by Harold Powdrill, Treasurer of Angel City Branch Although the parties were unable to stipulate that all steps in theFile Size: KB.

LABOR GRIEVANCE ARBITRATION IN THE UNITED STATES MARK E. ZELEK* I. INTRODUCTION In the United States, the relationship between labor unions and employers is primarily governed by written collective bargain-ing agreements negotiated and entered into by the parties them-selves.

Grievance, Arbitration and Bargaining Articles 6, 43, 44, 46 and 47 2 – Define key terms – Describe processes as outlined Department and the Union are committed to the use of ADR problem‐solving methods to foster a good labor‐ management relationship. The Federal Labor Relations Authority’s (FLRA’s) three-member, decisional component (the Authority) has prepared this Guide.

The FLRA, an independent agency of the executive branch of the federal government, administers the labor-relations program under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute1 (the Statute)File Size: 1MB.

Grievance Arbitration is procedure agreed upon by contract or collective bargaining agreement for the settlement of grievances relating to violation of collective bargaining agreement.

It involves interpretation and application of the collective bargaining agreement or past practices, by a. Labor arbitration comes in two varieties: interest arbitration, which provides a method for resolving disputes about the terms to be included in a new contract when the parties are unable to agree and grievance arbitration which provides a method for resolving disputes over the interpretation and application of a collective bargaining agreement.

express urging of state legislatures in their public employee labor relations statutes. Grievance arbitration is normally the final step in an extended grievance procedure, and it is invoked when the parties to the dispute cannot come to terms through direct negotiation on several levels.

Unions. The Clause And The Collective Agreement Words | 4 Pages. out for an arbitrator. Arbitration is a technique used by most unions and organization, it is an option which provide a better benefits in regards to resolve disputes which may include factors such as the duration to which a court or tribunal may reach a verdict may over extend a reasonable time, as courts provide a system to which .contacted Pacific Area Manager, Labor Relations, Gary Connely and Oakland District Manager, Labor Relations,Eric Thomas and arranged for a 5-way telephone conference call.

During that call, Thomas restated the Postal Service's objection to complying with the Arbitrator' s award. Following that conversation, Hart and Connely entered into an OctoberFile Size: KB.