Increased package volume and OIG report HR-AR-17-014 Management of Overtime in the Northeast Area. Proof USPS is screwing rurals to a wall.

klutz

New member
Our friggin union poobahs should read this report. 

Holy cow...from 2015 to 2016 package volume increased 18% in the Northeast Area. 

Double holy cow...At the same time overtime increased 17%.

Ya think they are linked?

So all the other crafts make more money because of the shift and increase in parcel volume....WE DON'T.

Proof positive that USPS is making money off our backs.

Where the hell is our union?   Basic part of our contract says a fair day's wage for a fair day's work.  

Has anyone seen a grievance to get us fair pay for the extra work? 

Me neither...
 

D.B.Cooper

Active member
I've always thought this also...

Especially on the bogus "last mile" gigantic parcels that the UPS & FedEx (FedUps) drop on us everyday... the USPS gets paid next to nothing for these, but they don't care, because they are paying us NOTHING for them...

They make sure they don't show up during mail counts via a convenient little (supposedly) secret backroom deal between the USPS & FedUps... so they're all making out like bandits, while we're delivering them for FREE...  <img title="Confused" alt="Confused" src="https://www.ruralmailtalk.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-confused.gif" />
 

Howah44

New member
<blockquote class="spPostEmbedQuote"><strong>klutz said </strong>
Our friggin union poobahs should read this report. 

Holy cow...from 2015 to 2016 package volume increased 18% in the Northeast Area. 

Double holy cow...At the same time overtime increased 17%.

Ya think they are linked?

So all the other crafts make more money because of the shift and increase in parcel volume....WE DON'T.

Proof positive that USPS is making money off our backs.

Where the hell is our union?   Basic part of our contract says a fair day's wage for a fair day's work.  

Has anyone seen a grievance to get us fair pay for the extra work? 

Me neither...  </blockquote>
I dont believe 18 %, has to be higher.
 

klutz

New member
As usual...DB is on the money ( bad pun).

However.....Now that a very large %age of parcels have to be scanned....We have an easy mechanism to prove hanky-panky.

For the last year I record the number of scans each day on a calendar....I have a historical record.

USPS also has a record.  Now if  our friggin union would just stop rolling over. Be proactive...

It could be so easy for the union to build a case for a slam dunk grievance on the increase in parcels....

Why is it not doing it?
 

D.B.Cooper

Active member
<blockquote class="spPostEmbedQuote"><strong>Lee Ruby said </strong>
And still, many carriers are working under evaluation.  </blockquote>
As I've always understood the evaluated system... if a carrier goes in and works hard and hustles, then they should finish under evaluation... that's how it's designed as an incentive type system...

Problem is, they keep piling more and more $#!+ on us, without credit during mail counts, so it's getting harder and harder to make the system work for carriers...

Now many carriers have to work hard and hustle all day long, and still not make their evals...

What was that article that used to be referred to on this site... something like "the piece work trap", or something like that... maybe some people need to pull that out and give a refresher reading...  <img title="Confused" alt="Confused" src="https://www.ruralmailtalk.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-confused.gif" />
 

Oi veh.

Moderator
Staff member
They sure do, D.B.

Maybe we should all print it out and leave in conspicuous places...

https://www.ruralinfo.net/the-piece-work-trap.html
 

D.B.Cooper

Active member
What part(s) do you think are inaccurate???  <img title="Confused" alt="Confused" src="https://www.ruralmailtalk.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-confused.gif" />
 

D.B.Cooper

Active member
That's a bit nit picky, imo... sort of like not being able to see the forest for the trees, imo...

The overall concept and the numbers he gave of routes changing from K's to J's, and J's to H's... and other such examples are pretty convincing evidence, imo... AND he didn't even make it up to the 2012 contract, which was one of the biggest slaughters our craft has ever faced...

And the beat (down) goes on...  <img title="Cry" alt="Cry" src="https://www.ruralmailtalk.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-cry.gif" />

"...The disastrous results of the 2002 mail count were as follows. Before the count there were 599 K routes, 64 J routes, 58 H routes, and 91 Auxiliary routes in Connecticut. When the dust settled there were 188 K routes, 265 J routes, 267 H routes and 91 Auxiliary routes. Across the state the average carrier saw a 5 hour and 43 minute (11%) decrease in their route’s evaluation. This resulted in a yearly savings of $1,330,418 for the Connecticut District. This also eliminated 16,146 relief days for RCA’s to work and for regulars to rest and produced additional savings for the postal service. How many auxiliary routes do you think will be eliminated?.."

This is the kind of analysis we should see after every contract... but do we???  <img title="Confused" alt="Confused" src="https://www.ruralmailtalk.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-confused.gif" />

What will the 2018 mail count produce???  <img title="Cry" alt="Cry" src="https://www.ruralmailtalk.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-cry.gif" />
 

FrozenToes

Well-known member
<blockquote class="spPostEmbedQuote">
<strong>Lee Ruby said </strong>
You can start with L route box value.  

</blockquote>
I didn't check when the item was written. But that was the  box value. It was changed in a later arbitrator's contract decision (Wells?). And this was the thought process. Union wants 2 minutes. P.O. wants to stay at 1.64 minutes. I'll just split the difference. Viola 1.82 minutes. <img title="Confused" alt="Confused" src="https://www.ruralmailtalk.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-confused.gif" />
 

D.B.Cooper

Active member
The guy that wrote the article was the State Steward for Connecticut... not exactly a novice... give credit where credit is due... I figure he knew what he was talking about... <img title="Cool" alt="Cool" src="https://www.ruralmailtalk.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-cool.gif" />
 

wolfound

New member
This article should be sent to the front of the class for all to see.....it is more pertinent now then ever before.
 
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