Useful and Updated Information for Stewards

This section is going to be where stewards can come and get information for related topics and information concerning grievances and anything else that is pertaining to what stewards might need.


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Time: Jan 7, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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Tony Boyd, President

NALC Branch 421

Office: 210-227-0128

Cell: 210-862-6583






This past Thursday at the monthly steward meeting, we discussed the importance of properly accounting for ALL the work a carrier performs on their route.  At this time of year that can be a problem as management may require you to complete a “parcel run” before or after you complete the casing and delivery of your route.  There’s nothing wrong with that except that parcel run should be conducted on MODS Code 721 (Residential Motor-Street).  There are no parcel post routes in the city or AO’s under our jurisdiction so, no one should be moving to MODS Code 733 (Parcel Post-Street).  Please let management and your carriers know as well.  If management continues to place them on 733 instead of 721; file a grievance.  Information on MODS Codes can be found in the M-32 Handbook.



Tony Boyd, President

NALC Branch 421

Office: 210-227-0128

Cell: 210-862-6583


Stewards please direct your carriers to check out the NEWS tab as news from Tony Boyd or updates about the COVID-19 is being posted and it is going up as fast as it's received.


2021 Bid Vacancy Schedule
2021 Bid Vacancy Schedule.pdf
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Request to see Steward Form
Request to see Steward.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [80.3 KB]
NALC Shop Stewards' Guide
NALC Shop Stewards' Guide.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [797.3 KB]
Investigating Grievances
Investigating Grievances.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [29.9 KB]
M01667 - Wallet Sized Weingarten Card for Management - Letter From Doug Tulino to Management Regarding Weingarten Rights
M01667 - Wallet Sized Weingarten Card fo[...]
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Local Memorandum for Branch 421
Attached is the local memorandum regarding time limits for Informal and Formal Step A grievances in San Antonio. Any questions; let me know.
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Temporary Time Limit Extension on Step B and Arbitration Appeals
National Memorandum
Adobe Acrobat document [580.7 KB]
Residual Carrier Vacancy Awards and Medical Certification
Affected stewards, the new FTRs are currently assigned to the stations below. Check with those offices to see if any of these individuals will be reporting on Saturday. Note: Carrier Technician assignments are not opts and any carrier assignment to one will have to give it up and report to their new assignment.
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Updated 01/13/2021
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AO Steward Roster 2021
AO StewardRstr2021.doc
Microsoft Word document [39.0 KB]
Alpha Codes 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [532.9 KB]
Class Award - C 19313203 - ARB BARRETT -[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [935.1 KB]
Weekly Article 8 Spreadsheets (Master)
Article 8 Spreadsheets (Master).xlsx
Microsoft Excel sheet [61.8 KB]
Microsoft Word document [44.5 KB]
Equitability Chart - 1st Quarter 2021
1st Quarter OT EQ - 2021.xlsx
Microsoft Excel sheet [53.3 KB]
Equitability Chart - 4th Quarter 2020
4th Quarter OT EQ - 2020.xlsx
Microsoft Excel sheet [56.4 KB]


Brothers and Sisters,


You  should do a annual review of your disciplinary file (look at your e-OPF on Lite Blue).  If there is outdated discipline that needs to be thrown out, send a letter to Labor Relations along with a copy of the grievance settlement(s).  A sample letter is attached.  See Article 16.10 of the contract below:



Section 10. Employee Discipline Records


The records of a disciplinary action against an employee shall not be

considered in any subsequent disciplinary action if there has been no

disciplinary action initiated against the employee for a period of two


Upon the employee’s written request, any disciplinary notice or decision

letter will be removed from the employee’s official personnel

folder after two years if there has been no disciplinary action initiated

against the employee in that two-year period.


(Additional discipline procedure provisions regarding City Carrier

Assistant Employees are found in Appendix B.).



The purpose of Article 16.10 is to protect employees from having their

past records considered when they have shown over a two-year period

that they performed their job without incurring any further disciplinary



The Step 4 settlement H4N-5G-D 7167, January 5, 1989 (M-00889),

provides the following:

A notice of discipline which is subsequently fully rescinded, whether

by settlement, arbitration award, or independent management action,

shall be deemed not to have been “initiated” for purposes of Article

16, Section 10, and may not be cited or considered in any subsequent

disciplinary action.