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January Update – From the Local President

While it seems like we hit the ground running, it’s more likely that we’re continuing to ride a wave of momentum from last year. Whatever the case, it has already become clear that 2018 will be substantial in terms of grievance activity. Many continue to see grievance payments included in their pay checks on regular basis. Continues …

December Update – From the Local President

It seems some have gotten the impression that the Union oversees operations in the Postal Service. The Union does not run the Postal Service. Not your Officers, not your Stewards, and certainly not me. It is not our job to run the Postal Service. That is the job of Postal management. It is the Union’s job to determine if the way management runs the Postal Service violates the contract. Continues …

November Update – From the Local President

This month sees implementation of the second of three general wage increases contained in the 2016 National Agreement. This increase becomes effective on November 25th. Also on this date, MHAs receive an increase of 1% on this date. A printable version of the current wage chart is available under “Quick Links.”


The final general wage increase of the 2016 National Agreement will be effective on November 24, 2018, and will consist of 1.3%. There also exists the potential for four cost of living adjustments during the remaining term of this contract. Continues …


October Update – From the Local President

It seems as if we’re living our lives in a pressure cooker; at least our lives at work. I don't know how else to put it. Management's nationwide endeavor to realign the workforce through the Function 1 scheduler is reaching fever pitch. This is causing an extraordinary amount of stress for the Mail Handlers who are impacted as well as for the Representatives who continue their efforts at addressing the numerous problems. Continues …

September Update – From the Local President

As the season turns towards fall, we continue our struggles around the staffing changes resulting from the Function 1 Scheduler. We have made progress in some Branches, while others remained mired in this management created chaos. Continues …

August Update – From the Local President

I’m finding it necessary, once again, to restrain myself from embarking on a rant over some of the issues which are presently affecting the work floor. Certainly, venting my frustrations in this public forum will not prove to be constructive in the long run. So, suffice it to say, we’re continuing our efforts in addressing the current scheduling and staffing issues with the objective of minimizing the impact on the regular workforce. Continues …


2017 Local 323 Scholarship Awarded!

The 2017 Local 323 Scholarship has been awarded to Zaley Hansen. Zaley is the daughter of St. Paul Branch Mail Handlers Barb and Mike Hansen. The entire Local Union Council wishes Haley the best in the pursuit of her education.

July Update – From the Local President

By now everyone has learned of management’s staffing tool known as the Function 1 Scheduler. This program was designed to align staffing to the time frames of the operational workload. Nothing is currently causing more disruption to the lives of Mail Handlers. Continues …

Metro Area Members Event


Mail Handlers gathered in Como Park for a day of fun and festivities. It was a little rainy and a little cool but that won't stop Mail Handlers. Thanks go to all who put in the time and effort to make this picnic a reality. Click on the picture to check out the slide show.