The following information was provided by MikeGallagher, APWU Eastern Region Coordinator:
Linked Above is a Power Point Presentation outlining employees rights to relocation benefits when being reassigned beyond 50 miles. When the file downloads, hit the Right arrow twice to get to the first page with text. Continue to hit the Right arrow to go through all 22 pages of the presentation. It is hoped this presentation will help you in advising adversely affected members of their rights when being reassigned.
We should advise our members to insist on all these benefits as I believe the cost factors involved for the employer are the only thing that will slow them down in their mad race to excess employees. These benefits include:
10 days for House Hunting
5 days for Relocation
30 days Temporary Quarters with Per Diem for self and Family
Miscellaneous Expenses – terminating and installing phone, cable, phone, etc.
Real Estate Transactions Costs - 10% of the value of the house on the selling end and 5% on the buying end