11/02/2018 - (This article first appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
By MVS Division Director Michael O. Foster
As the parties reached the Sept. 20th contract deadline, the USPS proposals submitted at the Motor Vehicle Service (MVS) table were by far the most regressive demands in negotiations.
MVS Craft Officers expected the postal proposals would attempt to extract years of our bargaining history, achievements, and protections, but the Article 39 and 32 USPS demands went far beyond those expectations.