2/15/17 – Please post your comments, concerns, and suggestions relating to H.R. 756, Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, in our comments section below. Please keep comments clean. If you have contact with any of the four USPS unions national presidents please share these comments with them in an effort to protect our right to primary coverage as promised when we were hired. PEN
As you know a bipartisan group of legislators, all four postal unions, USPS, postmasters and postal managers, large mailers, and who knows who else are trying very hard to get House Resolution 756, the Postal Reform Act of 2017 passed – a summary of that bill is posted here.
My first question regarding this push is why didn’t these groups try just as hard to get P.A.E.A., Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006, repealed and/or replaced instead of repealing postal retirees and survivors primary health coverage by their FEHB benefit provided by employment with USPS. If our right to primary coverage under FEHB is abolished then what’s next – our right to retirement managed by OPM?
- The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is opposed to H.R. 756 and urges opposition – read their statement here.
- Coalition Letter Opposing the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 756) – read this opposition here.
- Read commentary and reader comments regarding P.A.E.A. here.
- Read opposition comments by Jerry Stidman, Jerry ran for APWU president in 2016, here.
Please add your comments and/or suggestions below – without insult to others please – and, if possible share with your national union president.
Rick Owens – PEN
Retired USPS 2007