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11000 Metro Parkway. Suite 8
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Office (239) 275-1007
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In last month's Eagles Eye, We reported that we were having come difficulty resolving the issue of management paying our attorney's fees from our agreed upon settlement. Well, those issues were resolved and on March 21, 2016 I signed the $5.2 million agreement. Employees will be compensated for each month that they were working within the Fort Myers Installation from August 2000 through June 2006. There was a slight delay in the signing of this agreement due to the fact that it was critical to ensure that our local had leverage in moving forward on the second part (getting our work back and back pay from 2006 thru present) of the flats prep issue that has come up due to the result of Arbitrator Hales Award. We believe the work on the AFSM-100AI-ATHS is Clerk Craft Work and we will fight until there is no more to fight about on this issue.
Please understand that this arbitration award was not an open and shut case as many have come to believe. It was by no means easy to negotiate and settle. The National APWU was offered $4 Million to settle this same time frame for Fort Myers. Management does not negotiate such a large amount of money unless we apply pressure on them. Our local did this by hiring a Law Firm our of Miami (MaseLara). Richard Lara and his team convinced a Federal Court Judge that the parties needed to resolve the issue by negotiations and continued to apply pressure on the Postal Service with threats of litigation during the negotiation process. It was that pressure that gave Dan Gray, Paul McAvoy and Sam Wood the leverage to negotiate this multi-million dollar settlement that was larger than the U.S.P.S. wanted to settle for. This is the largest monetary settlement ever for the Southwest Florida Area Local and one of the largest settlements for a local Postal Union in the United States.
This has been a very difficult and long process for us personally. The process will remain a difficult one until we get a complete list of those entitled to this award along with the amounts owed. We hope that our members will work with us as we continue working through this process.
We have created and are listing a partial list of those employees (in this article) who we have identified that are entitled to a portion of this money. We understand the list will probably be much larger than this. We need your help in finding employees who are still current employees or who have retired that should be added to this list.
For those who are not on this list who want to be a part of this Class Action Settlement, you must contact our Business Office at (239)275-1007 or notify us via U.S. Mail at 11000 Metro Parkway Suite 8 Fortt. Myers, Florida 33966 prior to May 30, 2016. We need the following: 1) Your Name (Please include former last names used)
2) Approximate time worked in the Fort Myers Installation (only the dates between August 2000 thru June 2006)
3) Whether you are a current or former employee
4) Employee ID Number or Social Security Number
5) Current Address - Phone Number - E-mail address
Here Are the Current List of Name of Employees that are on the list to be compensated:
Name Allman, Jean Almas Lewis, Debra Anderson, Larry Anderson, Nancy Arrebola, Luis Baer, Grace Bailey, Silvia Baisden Smith, Tammy Baldwin, Keith Balinski, George Bard, Peggy Battle, Senoritta Beckler Cornell, Sandra Beeler White, Staci Bell, Joyce Belloga, Rene Bergman, Jolene Billups, Randall Blackburn, Madeline Bohall, Sharinda Bonham, Lori Bowen, Lyle Bowman, Julie Boyle, John Brazzel, Robert Brocious, Robin Brooks - Stewart, Marina Brown, Corey Brown, Sophia Brown, Thomas Bryan, Kenneth Burgher, Terri Burke, Mary Ann Burney, Donna Burrell, John Cannon, Angelia Carinci Karmeris, Janna Carinci, Daniel Carpus, Donald Carr, Jamie Carr, Barbara Carroll, Diana Carson, Judy Carwile, Lisa Cash, Gail Cates Parbs, Karen Cerin, Linda Cesarino, Vincent Cespedes, David Cespedes, Kathleen Clark, Barney Cleaver, Kathryn Clinton, Samuel Cobb, Cathy Coello, Cecilia Coleman Corcoran, Karen Condon, Janet Connor, Lori Connor, Sharyn Cook, Kathleen Cooper, Scott Corrado, Diane Crabill, Joyce Cram, Lynne Crews, Della Crowley Sharpe, Jennifer Cruz, Rufina Currier Brock, Margaret Curtis, Tameka Davis, Clarice Davis, Daisy Davis, Tawana Dees, Melissa Deguzman, Jr. Benjamin Delaquis, Gerry Delpi, Colin Devarona, Stephen Diamond, Jane Diaz Williams, Kathie Dinkins, Jaudon Dinschel, Michael Dula, Marva Dunna, R. Eagan, Mary Eben, Joan Edwards, Elsadie Edwards, James Edwards, James Eid, Marianne Elek, Diane Eliopoulos, Jeanette Ellis-Ortiz, Chris English, Penni Erickson, Richard Fair Wilkinson, Lorraine Farris, Linda Faulkner, William Favata George, Heather Feldmaier, Richard Fenicle, James Fermin, Josefina Finley, Vivianne Fitzpatrick, Crystal Flores, Joan Ford, Jeffrey Fracek, Joseph Francis, Rebecca Franks, Dora Fraser, Patricia Fraser Sr., Paul Gahafer, Laura Garcia-Irene, Heriberto Garvis, Vincent Gaunt, Margaret George, Donna Getman-Gradwell, Leslie Gibbs, Dwayne Gilkeson, Tamara Girard, Christine Gleason, Rodney Gluhareff, Felicia Gobeil Steward, Denise Gobeil, Martin Gonzalez, Luis Graf, Donna Granderson, Linda Grange, Michael Grant, David Gray, Daniel Grebey III, Alvin Grebey, Kay Green, Barbara Greenberg, Richard Griggs, Anthony Griswold, Lisa Grout, William Guerra, Richard Hamilton, Mark Handly, Robert Hanisch, Steven Hanners, Michael Hansen, Mary Hardiman, Patrick Harmon, Annette Harper, Kip Harris, Robert Hartley, Sr., James Hartman, Kathy Hartwig, Glenn Harwig Lentz Haiber, Rhonda Heese, Richard Heinrich, Lynn Hentkowski, Bonnie Hernandez, Jose Hervey Nunn, Virginia Hines, Catherine Hoerner, John Hofer Furtado, Dawn Hofer, Jr., Robert Hogrefe, Cassie Honchar, Rosalie Hoover Smilovitz, Helen Hoppe, Penny Horton, Jerry Howard Hartwig, Darla Howard, Robin Hunt, Dennis Huston, Robert Huston, Steven Husz, Devant Hutton, Douglas Ireland, Ralph Jackson, Vicky Jacobs Rotolo, Michelle Jacobsen, Norman James, Barbara Johnson Leos, Susan Johnson, Ann Johnson, Deidre Johnson, Janet Johnson, June Jones, Gwendolyn Kantaris, Dorothy Kantaris, John Kapla, Linda Karch, Susan L. Karmeris Bodensky, Linda Keister, Merri Kelberer, Alex Keller, Karen Kelly, Joyce Kelmar, Douglas Kendera Yeugelowitz, Ann Kennington Dinschel, Deborah Kersey, Alice Ketchmark, David King, David Kirkwood, David Koerner Nelson, Nancy Kolar, Lawrence Krampen, Joyce Kuhn, Peggy Kusicko, John Kyllo, Mark Lacy Jr., James Lampitt, Kathleen Landis, Michael Lane, Patricia Lang, Eugene Larson, Debra Larue, Mark Lawhon, Stella Lee II, James Lee, Beom Hyun Lee, Kum O. Leobrera, Joselyn Leobrera, Leo Ley, Glenn Linger, Virginia LoBianco, Andrea Lobianco, Angela Loewel, Charles London, Sharlene Long, Kenneth Loyola, Carlos Ma, Betty Maier, Fred Malavenda, David Manning, Laura Marlet, Carol Maros, Debra Massolio, James Mathew, Valsala Mattice, Kathy Maxilom, Elaine Mayer, Sharlene McAvoy, Paul McCarthy, Robert McClaskey, Lori McGillicuddy, Helen McGowan, Brian McGurk, Hope McLain, Kevin McLoughlin, Kimberly Medina, Glenn Melcer, Carol Melvin, Gary Mey, Michelle Meyering, Kurt Meyers, Timothy Mikovich, Kathleen Mikusek, Ronelle Miller, Debbie Miller, Lenna Mitchell, Jennifer Montgomery, Don Morang, Joanne Moreno, Kathy Morin, Claude Morin, Linda Mosely, Vicky Moser, Donald Moyer II, Chris Nash, Amethyst Neraal, Nils Newman, Linda Newton, William Nichols, Wayne North Perkins, Debra Nowall, Robert Nowlan, Jan Nurse, Devorah Oler, Danette Oliver, Peggy O'Neill, Deborah Osman, Margaret O'Toole, Suzi Overhultz, James Parker, Carolina Parker, Michael Paschal Murray, Carla Patel, Megha Pendarvis, Patricia Petrillo Jr., George Philipovich, Connie Pigott, Pamela J. Pitasi, Felicia Pointer, Gregory Popkey Spice, Donna Prawl, Angela Pritchard, Charles Quigley, Andrew Quigley, Steven Quintana, Manuel Rakocinski, Charles Ramsey III, James Ratliff, Candace Ravellette, Chrystell Raybourn, Angela Reaville, Carol Redavid, Mathew Reilly, Sandra Rice, Wayne Rickman, Gary Rickman, Lori Rico, Jamie Ringsmuth, Jean Rivers, James Robertson O'Neill, Jamie Robertson, Judy Robinson, Deborah Rock, David Rock, Karen Roe-Elliott, Tina Rolland, Peggy Ruska, Edwin Sacco, Lucille Salters, Dewitt Sandt Stevens, Rosemary Sandt, Timothy Sasso, Doreen Sasso, Dominick Wiser Scott, Melanie Scurry Wilson, Debora Sears, Al Shelor, Diane Sheppard, Michael Shorter, M. Shultes, Candace Siemers, Jessica Sinkiewic Nicole Skaff, Wendy Skeen, David Skeen, Laura Skinner Brillhart, Helen Slattery, David Smith, David Smith, Warren Snell, Warren Snyder, Mary Sparks, Tracy Spicer, Clyde St Cyr, Arthur Staeb, Richard Stafford, John Stella, Nicholas Strunk, Jeremiah Strunk-Fuller, Diana Stuckert, Pamela Summa, Duane Swindler, Barbara Terrell, Brenda Thomas, Brenda Thomas, Marilynn Thompson, Deborah Thompson, Gary Thompson, Michael Traylor, Laura Tripp, Kathleen Ujlaky - Kriz, Elizabeth Urbina, Joeseph Valentine, Robert VanHall, Timothy Vatcky, Sue Vivona, Annette Vozzella, Karen Walcott, Samantha Wallace, David Walthall, William Washburn, Anne Weaver, James Weaver, Kimberly Welch, Michael Wells, Terry White, Lisa Wilder, Marty Williams, Daniel Williams, Joseph Williamson, Daniel Wilt, Walter Winn, Mark Wiser, Scott Withstandley-Loyola, Dawn Wojtecki, Marion Wolfe, Kimberly Wolff, Sherri Wood, Julian Wood, Joseph Wood, Sam Wooten, Darrell Wright, Teri Yacca, Kenneth Yost Jr, Isaac Younger II, Robert Zbieranowski, Mark Zengel, Nick Zeske, Judith Zorrilla, Digna