APWU, USPS Settle Custodial Subcontracting Dispute

The APWU and Postal Service have reached an agreement that prohibits management from subcontracting cleaning services based on an employee’s voluntarily transfer from an office where USPS custodians are employed. The Oct. 27 agreement settles a Step...

212 Violations? That's Not an 'Isolated Incident'

212. That’s how many times the USPS failed to properly notify the APWU of management decisions to renew Highway Contract Routes (HCRs) in one year. Yet at a recent arbitration hearing, the Postal Service urged the arbitrator to deny the union’s...

We Don’t Always See Eye-to-Eye, But We Always Remain United

By now the 22nd Biennial National Convention is a thing of the past, but just in case you missed it, let us recap. Just prior to the start of the convention, a committee of MVS members reviewed resolutions submitted by local and state unions...

‘Fighting for our Survival’

“We’re fighting for our lives, fighting for our very survival” said Motor Vehicle Director Michael Foster on Saturday, July 19 in his report at the opening of the MVS Craft Conference in Chicago. “Contracting out of Postal Vehicle Services (PVS) and...

NLRB Issues Complaint Over USPS Failure to Provide Info to APWU

In response to two charges filed by the APWU, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against the Postal Service on April 30, asserting that the USPS “has been failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith,” by...

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