NALC submits comments in PRC’s rate-setting review

NALC submits comments in PRC’s rate-setting review

NALC – 3/23/17 – The Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) required 10-year review of the way the U.S. Postal Service sets its prices for postage and postal products is underway, with NALC making an official submission to the agency before the public comment window closed on March 20. Chief among NALC’s recommendations is that the PRC […]

APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward

APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward

APWU News – 03/20/2017 – On March 16, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “marked-up” and approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). A mark-up is a formal process where a congressional committee can consider and amend a bill before advancing it to the full House of Representatives or Senate. Recognizing the need to set the […]

Career Mail Handlers Scheduled to Receive Second of Seven Possible Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Career Mail Handlers Scheduled to Receive Second of Seven Possible Cost-of-Living Adjustments

NPMHU – 2/17/17 – Effective on March 4, 2017, all career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the second 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 […]

Mail Handlers: Wage Increase To Be Implemented Saturday February 18

Mail Handlers: Wage Increase To Be Implemented Saturday February 18

NPMHU – 2/16/17 – With ratification of the 2016 National Agreement now complete, the National Office has been notified that the Postal Service will be implementing the prospective application of the November 2016 general wage increases during Pay Period 5 of 2017, which starts this Saturday, February 18, 2017.  Also expected to be implemented in […]

APWU: Significant COLA Increase

APWU: Significant COLA Increase

APWU News – 02/15/2017 – Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 16 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective March 4, in accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement (Postal Support Employees are not eligible for cost-of-living increases, but they receive five general wage increases under the 2015-2018 contract). The increase is the result of an […]

Mail Handlers Ratify New Contract

Mail Handlers Ratify New Contract

MEMBERSHIP RATIFIES 2016 NATIONAL AGREEMENT The members of the NPMHU have overwhelmingly ratified the terms of the 2016 National Agreement with the Postal Service.  The vote to ratify exceeded 93%, with the official certification still to be issued by the American Arbitration Association later this weekend.  More details about the vote totals will be distributed […]

NALC statement on USPS’ Q1 financial report for FY 2017

NALC statement on USPS’ Q1 financial report for FY 2017

NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the Feb. 9 release of the U.S. Postal Service’s financial statement for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2017, covering the months of October, November and December of 2016: Today’s Postal Service financial report shows a $522 million operating profit for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2017, demonstrating […]

APWU: The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 Is A Positive Step Forward

APWU: The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 Is A Positive Step Forward

APWU News – 02/07/2017 – On Feb. 7, a hearing was held before the full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). The legislation, introduced on Jan. 31, is sponsored by the Oversight Committee’s Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) as well as Representatives Mark […]

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