About the MVS Division

The Motor Vehicle Service Craft is composed of APWU members who transport mail and maintain postal vehicles. It is — and always has been — the best-organized craft in the APWU. Approximately two thirds of MVS members are drivers and one-fifth are mechanics. The Motor Vehicle Service Craft also includes Driver Safety Instructors who train and familiarize all employees with driving duties and MVS Clerks who work in Vehicle Maintenance Facilities and in Transportation Departments in mail processing plants. 


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MVS Division Settles Step-4 Grievance on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

“The Consent form negotiated by the parties was substantially different from the original USPS Limited Query Consent form. This form is for a two year period, the same length of time as the DOT physical card,” said MVS Director Michael O. Foster. “The employee still has to give permission for the USPS to run a full query if something comes up in the limited query. There’s also language against running a limited query if the employee is not in a safety sensitive position that requires a Commercial Driver’s License.”

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MVS Division Resolves National Dispute on Article 32.2 Vehicle Costs

On November 23, the National MVS Craft Division came to agreement with the USPS on a class action Step-4 dispute regarding PVS Costs, case no. Q10V-4Q-C 16534585/HQTV20160326.

The issue presented was whether or not the USPS violated Article 32.2 of the National Agreement when they assigned the full cost of a vehicle as a line item in their cost comparison. The MVS Craft officers complained that these were unreasonable costs added to PVS making it harder to compete with HCR costs in the comparisons. This issue had been occurring for several years and was first challenged by former MVS Director Bob Pritchard. The MVS Craft always felt that this was a violation of several provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement including the Contracting or Insourcing of Contracted Services MOU. 

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What About the Level 7’s, Mike and Ken?

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

The tentative agreement will now be mailed to each APWU member for their vote to approve or reject this agreement. The opportunity to ratify the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has not occurred since the 2010-2015 Contract. This means that the Union and the Employer have not agreed on the wages, hours, and working conditions of APWU members for the last six years. The two agreements in between were decided by an Interest Arbitrator.

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July 13, 2022

MVS Update

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) The Craft had a...

June 16, 2022

MVS Division Settles Two National Disputes with USPS Management

The Motor Vehicle Division recently settled two national disputes that had significant impact on MVS members. USPS/APWU...

January 6, 2022

What About the Level 7’s, Mike and Ken?

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) The tentative...

December 11, 2021

Summary of the 2021-2024 Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement

The American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service have reached a tentative three-year Collective Bargaining...

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