Step 4 Grievance Filed for failure to provide adequate relief for rural carriers during pandemic

We continue to live in unprecedented times. While the novel coronavirus has not gone away, many states are moving through the various phases of “reopening” and we hope that process does not cause a dangerous spike in positive COVID-19 cases or worse yet, a “second wave.” As I mentioned to you in my last message, it is critical we all continue to exercise good judgment and follow the public health guidance from the CDC and Postal Service. We have seen an increase in rural carriers who have tested positive for the virus and the number of cases, week over week, continues to rise. In just this past week, we have had 50 additional rural carriers test positive for the coronavirus.

I also want to update you on the NRLCA’s efforts to work with the Postal Service on the impacts to the craft caused by a significant increase in parcel volume, in some cases exceeding 70-80 percent over the same weeks last year. We continue to closely monitor the volume trends. American consumers have shopped online in record numbers and that has meant more business and parcels for the Postal Service. We know that many of you are feeling overwhelmed and are working more hours than normal, and in some cases having difficulty working under weekly evaluation. To that end, several weeks ago we proposed a temporary MOU to the Postal Service that would (1) require managers to make every effort to give auxiliary assistance to those carriers who are exceeding the weekly paid evaluated hours for their routes where relief carriers are available and (2) provide overtime pay for any carrier who exceeds the weekly paid evaluated hours. We believe that this request was not unreasonable, yet the Postal Service was unwilling to agree to our proposed MOU.

 

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Sad that rca’s are treated like they don’t matter, I have done 2 routes each at 9 hrs before regulars even get done with their one, thank you union for fight for us… screwed over again, I will never tell anyone to work at a place when you are treated this way!! Bullshit!

Those of us on pay table 2 are genuinely thankful to the union for selling us out in 2012! Of course those on table 1 aren’t about to care as long as it doesn’t affect their pay check. Thank you all.

Bahahah yea right ,not much good when your office is already short on subs(haven’t had one in a year) and overtime good luck with that last time our office had a count Amazon was dropping and quit a week before count so basically its back and were getting screwed, thanks to the union for looking out for us

I was told in our office that most carriers are coming in just under evaluation so there would be no need for any compensation. Combine Christmas parcel volumes with Arizona summer temps. So many carriers are having heat related issues because we are out longer and later than normal. We would make more sitting home on unemployment than we are being paid. Not fair. We are keeping America running.