The Audio Web Cast of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) meeting which was held on Wednesday 4/10/13 has been posted on the PRC web site. Click on the link below to listen to it. Congressman Sean Maloney (D-NY) can be heard giving a statement beginning at 9:20 of the audio file. Chairman Ruth Goldway stated earlier in the meeting that this is the first time a congressman has ever attended and spoke at a PRC meeting. Mid-Hudson APWU Local President Debby Szeredy can be heard at 1:06:40. Red Bank Local APWU President Joe Shevlin can be heard at 1:17:35.
The APWU won an important arbitration case on April 18, when Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled that the Postal Service cannot require employees to use forms developed by the Department of Labor (DOL) when they submit certification for leave under the provisions of the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Das’ ruling overturned a Postal Service policy, announced on July 6, 2010, that required employees to use DOL forms. The decision was issued in response to a national-level grievance filed by the APWU on Oct. 4, 2010. The APWU FMLA Forms for Self and Family Member are linked on the “FMLA Forms & Information” page.