Sweet Jesus. When a carrier does not formally resign and just stops showing up to work, management has to send a Duty Status Letter to the carrier. Then if they don’t respond, they have to invite them to do an Investigative Interview for excessive unscheduled absences. Once that is ignored by the carrier, management can then fire them but first they need to exercise those options first to satisfy the Labor Department in case the carrier shows up wanting their job back. All of these should take a couple of weeks but the supervisors are always so busy, they don’t have time to do these in a timely manner. In the meantime, the route can stay vacant for a maximum of a year. Once that one year hits, I will be filing a grievance for management delaying a route going up. My DR said he’s going to meet with Labor this week and find out what the holdup Until then I wait.What the heck is a stick box?
The RCA is entitled to a full day relief. The step 4 is here in the knowledgebase as well as the steward reference on the NRLCA site.
She should be filing the grievance and you as the steward should be representing her and winning it. You should also be doing something about getting that route posted. As well as making the DR aware. Are you a new steward?
Stick boxes are what we call regular mailboxes.
Read the title of the original post and then you’ll see what the original question was. No one was asking about a relief day. She’s getting that just fine.