UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT
Decided: June 8, 1993.
DANIEL BRADLEY, REGINALD BRIDGEMAN, WILLIAM JOHN BRABITZ, JAMES F.X. CRAWFORD, WILLIAM CLAY, HENRY WOLFEN AND WASHINGTON PLATE PRINTERS UNION, PLAINTIFFS-APPELLANTS,
THE UNITED STATES, DEFENDANTS-APPELLEE.
Appeal from the Claims Court.
Before Nies, Chief Judge, Cowen, Senior Circuit Judge, and Archer, Circuit Judge.
The plaintiffs-appellants in these six consolidated cases are journeymen blade printers currently or formerly employed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, an agency of the Department of the Treasury. They brought these actions in the Claims Court*fn1 to recover increased rates of pay and backpay retroactive to April 1, 1983. Their claims are based upon the provisions of 5 U.S.C. § 5349(a) and Treasury Personnel Manual, ch. 532, subch. 2, P 2-2d (1969) (superseded Jan. 23, 1984); Treasury Personnel Management Manual, ch. 532, subch. IV, P 3b (1984).
The Claims Court held that the plaintiffs-appellants are not entitled to recover. Bradley v. United States, 26 Cl. Ct. 699 (1992). We affirm the decision of the Claims Court on the basis of the comprehensive and well-considered opinion of the trial Judge.
We affirm the decision of the Claims Court on the basis of the comprehensive and well-considered opinion of the trial Judge.