APWU: Second Significant COLA Increase of 2017 Announced

APWU: Second Significant COLA Increase of 2017 Announced

APWU News – 08/11/2017 – In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 13 cents per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective September 2. The increase is the result of an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated September 22, […]

Respectful delivery by the U.S. Postal Service

Respectful delivery by the U.S. Postal Service

Fairport, NY, Letter Carrier Barb McMahon strives to deliver her customers’ packages with care. Barb McMahon treats every package like it’s her own. This attitude comes naturally to the Fairport, NY, letter carrier, a 20-year USPS veteran. “I was a stay-at-home mom taking care of kids before I started at the Postal Service, and now […]

USPS Responds to opinion piece in The Hill

USPS Responds to opinion piece in The Hill

August 14, 2017 – Ross Marchand’s opinion piece in The Hill engages in misleading criticism of certain aspects of the Postal Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756. In fact, the bill’s requirement that postal annuitants enroll in Medicare is a necessary and sensible reform that will help to ensure that the Postal Service can continue […]

Ohio postal employee who vacationed while too injured to work pleads guilty

Ohio postal employee who vacationed while too injured to work pleads guilty

The former West Carrollton postal worker too injured to work but allegedly seen vacationing and riding amusement park rides reached a plea deal Monday with federal prosecutors. Laticha Schroyer’s trial on counts of theft and false statements related to federal workers’ compensation benefits was to begin Tuesday in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Instead, Schroyer, 43, […]

People and the Post – Smithsonian National Postal Museum

People and the Post – Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Mail and the post are fundamental to the American experience. Popular culture is filled with visual and written allusions to the postal service. Post offices, letter carriers, mailboxes, stamps, letters, and packages…all of these and more are part of our national shared culture. While most Americans easily recognize the uniformed letter carrier, most know little […]

Mail Handlers: $270 COLA effective in September 2017

Mail Handlers: $270 COLA effective in September 2017

Effective on September 2, 2017, career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the third of seven possible cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments as outlined in Article 9.3 of the 2016 National Agreement. This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) following release of the July 2017 Index, […]

Video: Postal worker carjacked while delivering mail in SW Houston

Video: Postal worker carjacked while delivering mail in SW Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — 8/12/17 – Federal charges and local charges are pending against a man accused of taking a postal carriers mail truck in a carjacking this afternoon and trying, unsuccessfully, to carjack two other people an hour earlier. Houston police said a woman was approached on South Post Oak by a man who […]

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