September 2016 Update
There’s no shortage of grievance activity throughout both States as we move towards the final quarter of the year, the Local 323 MHBP marketing team is gearing up for another open season, and we await news concerning the 2016 National Agreement.
The 2016 Federal Employees Health Benefit Open Season will run from November 14th through December 12th. The Local 323 Marketing team will be in attendance at the Mail Handler Benefit Plan seminar from October 6th through the 8th in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, Local 323 will continue to offer our dental plan to Members as well as Postal and Federal employees.
Following the issuance of the interest arbitration award between the Postal Service and the APWU, our Union has returned to the bargaining table and is attempting to finalize a negotiated National Agreement. Discussions I’ve had with the National Office have indicated that there are only a handful of issues remaining to be resolved. We should know in the near future whether a negotiated agreement is reached or if we will be heading to arbitration.
Keep your eyes on the Local web site and your bulletin boards for additional information on this important issue.