USPS: Pilot test of the Maintenance Bidding System (MBS)

June 5, 2020 Mr. Brian J. Wagner President National Association of Postal Supervisors 1727 King Street, Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314-2753 Dear Brian: This letter is in further reference to the pilot test of the Maintenance Bidding System (MBS). Notice of this pilot was provided by letters dated August 21, 2019, March 11, and May…

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APWU Maintenance Division: Contract Negotiations, Open Season, Arbitrations

Contract Negotiations Under Way (This article first appeared in the March-April 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) The union’s Maintenance Craft Officers are deeply involved in negotiations for our next contract. Western Region National Business Agent (NBA) Jimmie Waldon is assisting Director Steve Raymer and Assistant Directors Idowu Balogun and Terry B. Martinez…

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‘Rescoring’ of Promotion Exams Violated Contract, Arbitrator Rules

APWU Web News Article #074-14, April 21, 2014 USPS Scheme Overturned An outrageous management ploy was overturned on April 16, when an arbitrator ruled [PDF] that the USPS violated the contract when it retroactively changed the passing score on promotion eligibility exams in the summer of 2009, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced. The…

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