Postal union complaint alleges Longview worker removed over mask debate

A unionized Longview post office worker claims they were unjustly removed from duty in March during a dispute with management over the mask mandate.

The Portland Local chapter of the American Postal Workers Union filed the charge with the National Labor Relations Board on March 21. The complaint alleged the removal violated the union contract’s rules for discipline and changes in terms and conditions of employment. The complaint also claimed coercive action was used against the employee.

Regional USPS spokesman Ernie Swanson told The Daily News Tuesday that the case had since been rescinded, but as of Wednesday afternoon, the case remained listed as open on the National Labor Board’s website.

The APWU Portland Local referred questions about the case to the Longview Post Office spokesman, who did not reach out for comment.

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