Arbitrator Sustains Grievance on Motor Vehicle Craft Subcontracting

Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg has sustained the MVS Craft Step 4 dispute in Case # Q10V-4Q-C 14125953, regarding contracting out Postal Vehicle Service work. The MVS Craft initiated the dispute in response to the USPS April 26, 2013, notice to the...

Motor Vehicle Service Update

(This article first appeared in the March-April 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) The union is pursuing our demand that management create at least 60 new administrative and technical duty assignments in the Motor Vehicle Service...

MVS Continues the Fight for Administrative, Technical Jobs

The union is pursuing our demand that management create at least 60 new administrative and technical duty assignments in the Motor Vehicle Service Craft, as required by the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Four years after signing...

Is Sub-Contracting Cheaper? Really?

As we prepare to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement, one of the most important issues to resolve is what constitutes a “fair cost comparison of all reasonable costs.” It’s fair to say that this is a key issue for the Motor Vehicle Craft...

Maintenance Craft Wins $8.64 Million Remedy for Improper Subcontracting

Arbitrator Shyam Das has ordered the Postal Service to pay Maintenance Craft employees $8.64 million for improperly subcontracting work that could have been performed by bargaining unit employees, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has...

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