In accordance with the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the USPS has agreed to establish 740 new assignments in Vehicle Maintenance Facilities. A list provided to the union on Aug. 30 [PDF | XLS] specifies the locations for the new positions and indicates whether they are Level 8, 9, or 10 Automotive Technician or Lead Technician positions.
Under the terms of the contract, the new jobs are being created so that members of the APWU bargaining unit can perform work that was previously done by contractors.
“This is good news for the APWU,” said Motor Vehicle Service Craft Director Bob Pritchard.
“Locals should immediately submit information request forms asking local management what subcontracted duties will be brought in-house to provide work for the individuals assigned to the new jobs,” he said. “That is the only way to ensure these new jobs are being posted properly.
“If additional positions are needed because of general understaffing, additional jobs — beyond 740 on the list — should be posted.”