09/20/2012 - The APWU and USPS settled a dispute on computer software installation on Sept. 13, 2012, agreeing that on-site computer software installation for postal equipment will be performed by Level 10 and Level 11 Electronic Technicians, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced.
News: Arbitration Awards & Settlements
06/08/2012 - The APWU and USPS have reached an agreement that will preserve Maintenance Craft duties for employees in the craft, Maintenance Director Steve Raymer has announced.
Floor Deduction Dispute Resolved, Duty Assignments Restored
05/25/2012 - The APWU and the USPS reached a settlement on May 25 that will protect staffing, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced.
05/09/2012 - (05/09/12) The APWU and USPS have reached an agreement that upgrades Level 6 Maintenance Support Clerk (MSC) positions one level and updates the staffing criterion for the position, Maintenance Director Steve Raymer has announced.
05/08/2012 - The APWU has reached a Step 4 settlement with the Postal Service that clarifies language in the 2006 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) regarding the eligibility of Maintenance Craft employees who were detailed to non-bargaining unit positions to obtain preferred duty assignments, Maintenance Director Steve Raymer has announced.
05/25/2011 - The APWU and USPS reached agreement May 17, 2011, regarding the performance of switchgear maintenance by Maintenance Craft employees. The settlement stipulates that subcontracting decisions involving switchgear maintenance will be made at the local level, and that instructions contained in the MS 28 Handbook are not intended to remove any electrical work from the bargaining unit, decrease staffing levels, or encourage or mandate subcontracting. It also calls for ongoing training of bargaining unit employees to perform electrical switchgear work.
04/26/2011 - The union’s Maintenance Division officers and USPS representatives recently resolved several disputes involving the Preventive Maintenance Guidelines found in Maintenance Management Orders (MMO).
11/20/2006 - The APWU won a major victory last week when Arbitrator Shyam Das sustained a grievance protesting USPS custodial staffing policies. “This landmark award will help the APWU protect the custodial workforce,” said Maintenance Division Director Steve Raymer.
The award, dated Nov. 16, requires postal management to rescind the Maintenance Staffing Handbook (MS-47) issued in 2001, which outlined new staffing procedures, and reinstate the 1983 version. It also requires the Postal Service to “reinstitute or prepare staffing packages as soon as practicable.” Arbitrator Das remanded discussion of a remedy for the intervening period to the parties, but retained jurisdiction if the parties are unable to agree on that portion of the remedy.