03/18/2013 - The APWU has withdrawn a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Postal Service from subcontracting all Postal Vehicle Service routes in California until after the union’s grievance on the matter could be heard in arbitration. In response to the suit, the USPS agreed to postpone the subcontracting until after arbitration, which the union won.
03/07/2013 - In one of the first decisions interpreting the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled on March 4 that the USPS decision to subcontract Postal Vehicle Service work throughout California violated the contract.
03/05/2013 - The APWU has won an important arbitration case on subcontracting in the Motor Vehicle Craft that has important implications for the entire APWU, Motor Vehicle Craft Director Bob Pritchard announced on March 5.
01/24/2013 - In response to an APWU request, the Postal Service has agreed to postpone any mode conversions of Postal Vehicle Service sites to Highway Contract Routes (HCRs) at least until March 4, when an arbitration decision on the issue is expected, APWU President Cliff Guffey has announced.
11/30/2012 - California Postal Vehicle Service employees who have been identified as impacted by the USPS decision to subcontract PVS operations in the state and who have indicated their intent to accept the USPS Voluntary Early Retirement offer now have until Jan. 31, 2013, to revoke their decision.
11/13/2012 - A Nov. 9 hearing in federal court in California has prompted the USPS to postpone subcontracting all Postal Vehicle Service operations in the state until early next year, after arbitration on the matter.
10/24/2012 - A hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 9 on the APWU’s request for an injunction to stop the USPS from contracting out all Postal Vehicle Service operations in California. The USPS has notified the union that beginning Nov. 17 it intends to replace postal truck drivers with drivers employed by contractors.
08/21/2012 - In an inspirational speech Aug. 19, Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL) urged union members to fight back against “evil-doers” who would destroy the Postal Service and send the nation back to a dark time when most workers had no rights and few prospects for achieving the American Dream.
09/23/2011 - The Motor Vehicle Service Division of the APWU has received from the USPS a list of 330 new duty assignments [PDF] that will be converted from Highway Contract Routes (HCR) to the Postal Vehicle Service (PVS).