Postal Service "Zero Tolerance Policy" Arbitration Award

July 21, 2012

"This is an excellent win for all postal workers! NALC in Los Angeles went to arbitration concerning an abusive supervisor and the zero tolerance policy."

"The USPS had already fired the supervisor after the Union filed this grievance and the removal was upheld in MSPB. But the arbitrator goes after the Los Angeles District Manager for their lack of enforcing their own "ZERO TOLERANCE" policy. The district Manager has to now do a written apology to the employees at the Redondo Beach Office and, in addition, has to go there and apologize to each person for not taking any action sooner."

"Notice the date of the hearing and the award are both July 13, 2012."

21 Century Postal Worker Via Louis M. Kingsley Jr.
California State Maintenance Craft Director
Arbitration / Staffing Advocate


Award Summary:

Redondo Beach Post Office management and Los Angeles District Management violated the Joint Statement on Violence and Behavior in the Work Place when local management engaged ignored and Los Angeles District Management failed to act on a supervisor's egregious conduct in sexually harassing, bullying, intimidating, threatening, humiliating and demeaned letter carriers in the Redondo Beach Post Office. The remedy shall be as stated on pages 3 and 4 of this decision.


PostalReporter note: MSPB remanded the Postal Supervisor's case to the Regional Office. It is not clear if the supervisor's case has been settled. 




USPS ZeroTolerance Arb Award 7-13-12




NALC Arbitration Award - F06N-4F-C 10264533 - July 13, 2012 [pdf]

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