Web News Article #: 129-2016
06/22/2016 – The Postal Service finally provided the APWU with an official version of the new MS-1 Handbook on June 21, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced. It is now effective.
The handbook has important implications for BEM staffing.
After almost two year of debate between the union and management over the handbook, discussions broke down approximately a month ago. The MS-1 handbook dispute was already certified for arbitration in May 2014 based on the presentation of a draft version in 2014.Idowu Balogun is the case officer for this dispute. Please address all input and inquiries on the handbook to MaintStaffing@apwu.org.
We plan to hold a full discussion on our strategy for fighting this new assault on our Building Equipment Mechanics at the upcoming National Convention in Orlando, FL, Aug. 22-25.