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June Update - From the Local President
Are things beginning to return to normal? In some cases things are moving towards normal, or what we considered to be normal in the past, while in other cases nothing has changed. We have removed the plywood covering the front windows and doorway at the Local 323 office, my favorite Mailbox has been returned to the corner, and we are in the process of removing graffiti from the side of the building. Although, removing graffiti from the building has been a regular enough occurrence that it seems normal.
Things have not changed regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It has not gone away. The Local Union continues to support compliance with CDC guidelines in the workplace. Continues …
Mail Handlers Respond to COVID-19
Throughout Local 323 Mail Handlers continue to make the responsible choice. They have chosen to protect themselves, protect their families, and protect their coworkers by wearing masks and by practicing social distancing.
The Local Union fully supports compliance with CDC guidelines at work. Might be a good idea outside of work as well.
Click on the picture to see more essential Mail Handlers being safe on the job. Maybe you'll even be able to figure out who some of them are.
Work safe and be safe!
May Update - From the Local President
Another day in the pressure cooker? We continue moving forward during some of the most adverse conditions that we have ever faced. We are fully engaged on the legislative front with writing letters, sending emails, and phoning our Congressional representatives. Our purpose is to advocate for legislative relief for the Postal Service. Our efforts at additional career conversions are in full swing and we are seeing some successes in that area. Implementation of the 2019 National Agreement remains underway and grievance activity remains as steady as ever. Meanwhile, we are dealing with issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic which need to be continuously monitored. And most recently, the Local Office had been impacted by the civil unrest which is occurring throughout the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Continues …
April Update - From the Local President
We are certainly dealing with some extreme situations. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives in the workplace and at home. Daily, we hear dire predictions concerning the future of the Postal Service, as well as some troubling proposals supposedly intended to remedy the situation. And, we have begun implementing the recently ratified 2019 National Agreement. It is definitely “game on” and throughout Local 323, the Members, Representatives, and Officers, continue to step up to the plate. Continues …
March Update - From the Local President
It’s incredible how quickly things can change. Discussions concerning the ratification of the tentative agreement were in full swing just in the couple of weeks past. Now, due to the onset of the coronavirus, that almost seems like a lifetime ago. The counting of the ballots for ratification of the tentative agreement has been delayed and it is now scheduled to begin on March 30, 2020. Having spoken with Officers, Representatives, and Members, from within and outside of Local 323, the sentiment seems to be that the tentative agreement will be overwhelmingly ratified. If that turns out to be the case, then this will provide some certainty to our workplace. It will be nice to not have to worry about our contract with everything else that’s happening. Continues …