NALC: Senate Republicans finally reveal their health care bill

NALC: Senate Republicans finally reveal their health care bill

NALC – 6-23-17 – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced the Better Care Reconciliation Act this week, following seven years of promising the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) and after weeks of negotiations following the House of Representatives’ passage of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), a […]

Postal Unions Send a United Message to PMG Brennan Denouncing “Wholesale and Massive Job Cuts”

Postal Unions Send a United Message to PMG Brennan Denouncing “Wholesale and Massive Job Cuts”

06/22/2017 – On June 21, the APWU and National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) sent a joint letter (see letter below) to Postmaster General Megan Brennan chastising her administration’s “wholesale and massive job cuts.” APWU President Mark Dimondstein and NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian explained, “The cutting of an already skeletal workforce will not only cause […]

Postal Unions Prevail in National Level Decision on Voting Rights

Postal Unions Prevail in National Level Decision on Voting Rights

NPMHU – 6/22/17 – In a decision issued on June 21, 2017, Arbitrator Shyam Das, concluded that postal employees including mail handlers are entitled to administrative leave (voting) under ELM 519.32 when they participate in presidential caucuses. The case was filed by the NALC, and the NPMHU and the APWU intervened. Notably, fifteen states and […]

Redesigned Heat Safety Tool App Released May Help Letter Carriers

Redesigned Heat Safety Tool App Released May Help Letter Carriers

NALC/OSHA/NIOSH – 6/16/17 – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have collaborated to update OSHA’s original Heat Safety Tool app for smartphones. The updated app, available for both Android and iPhone, provides a clearer user interface while still providing the same information to help keep employees safe when working […]

APWU National Agreement Provides Uniform Allowance for Postal Clerks in POStPlan Offices

APWU National Agreement Provides Uniform Allowance for Postal Clerks in POStPlan Offices

APWU – 06/16/2017 – On June 14, the APWU and the Postal Service reached an agreement resolving a Step 4 National Dispute that career Clerk Craft employees assigned to a POStPlan office are entitled to a uniform allowance. The parties agreed that career Clerk Craft employees who staff POStPlan offices will be considered eligible to participate in […]

Postal Union Geared Up to Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

Postal Union Geared Up to Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

APWU Geared Up to Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs 06/16/2017 – Throughout the country, the Postal Service has launched an all-out assault on our jobs and is blatantly violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in their staffing of post offices.  The USPS is reducing service to the community and disrupting the lives of […]

Arbitrator Goldberg found USPS violated ‘POStPlan’ MOU

Arbitrator Goldberg found USPS violated ‘POStPlan’ MOU

APWU Wins Another National Level Arbitration Award Arbitrator Goldberg found USPS violated ‘POStPlan’ MOU 06/07/2017 – The APWU scores another victory today, defending postal employees in the union’s bargaining unit. Arbitrator Goldberg issued an award in a national-level case over what remedy was due for the Postal Service’s failure to staff ‘POStPlan’ offices following an […]

Mail Handlers Union Moves to Challenge Wholesale Job Reversions and Bid Abolishments

Mail Handlers Union Moves to Challenge Wholesale Job Reversions and Bid Abolishments

6/2/17 – The National Office has been in contact with Postal Headquarters to discuss the deluge of bid reversions and abolishments that are being implemented across the country as a result of the Function 1 Scheduler. Postal Management has argued that these reversions/ abolishments are necessary because of the continuing decline in mail volumes. The […]

NPMHU Issues Statement on Trump White House Budget

NPMHU Issues Statement on Trump White House Budget

Trump and Congress Take Aim at Federal and Postal Employees National Postal Mail Handlers Union – 5/27/17 – The last few days have seen a litany of proposals, both from the White House controlled by Donald Trump and from a Congress controlled by a Republican majority, that are aimed at the benefits of federal and […]

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