Ruralinfo.net – I attended my contract ratification meeting yesterday and here are my notes
It was agreed that RCAs could be forced to work in other offices, but that they are being forced now, and this will make sure they get mileage pay. It was stressed that it can only be for a full assignment, not partial.
They don’t expect most aux carriers will be used in other offices because they can only send them to do a full day and not a partial day which would eliminate most aux carriers since it would probably put them working over 12 hours
I have heard that in other ratification meetings, some officers are pushing the PTF position. Nothing was said in my meeting about PTFs
Retirees and those that have left the PO will get the back pay if they were working during the included dates, but an important thing to remember is that it will go to the post office and not their home address
It was said that the USPS originally wanted to eliminate the RDWL and they didn’t want to pay RCAs to travel to other offices..
It was stated that the USPS is already crying broke and they would most certainly use it in arbitration.
It was stressed that we have to be vigilant in doing everything the right way on our routes. The scanner is like having your manager in the vehicle with you. They can see everything.
We will be getting paid for what we actually do every day once the RRECS goes into effect. Every thing you do every single day will affect your pay.
There was also talk about how much the ratification process costs. They are discussing other options to present such as streaming it live on the website, or using live conferencing.
Overall, the National officer at my meeting considered this a good contract considering the current political and financial environment.