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. 

Events

APWU 2023 All-Craft Conference

October 2, 2023 to October 4, 2023

3645 S Las Vegas Blvd,

Las Vegas, NV 89109

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MVS Completes Two Key Arbitrations

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

National arbitration case number Q10V-4Q-C 1425680 was heard on May 23 -24, 2022 before Arbitrator Brent. This dispute goes back to the Nov. 21, 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The issue before the arbitrator was whether the Postal Service violated the first sentence of Section 2 of the Motor Vehicle Craft Jobs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by failing to convert 600 Highway Contract Routes (HCRs) to Postal Vehicle Service (PVS).

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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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Latest News

November 8, 2022

MVS Completes Two Key Arbitrations

National arbitration case number Q10V-4Q-C 1425680 was heard on May 23 -24, 2022 before Arbitrator Brent. This dispute...

September 10, 2022

44th Annual MVS Directors Conference

The 44th Annual MVS Directors Conference was held on August 13-14 in National Harbor, MD, followed by the APWU’s 26th...

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...

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