Postal Union Informs Public About Proposed Job and Service Cuts

Postal Union Informs Public About Proposed Job and Service Cuts

APWU – 7/27/17 – This Postal Heritage Day, two APWU locals celebrated the Postal Service’s 242nd birthday by holding informational pickets informing the public about the proposed job cuts by USPS management through reversions, abolishments and excessing – further disrupting services to the public. The Greater Seattle Area Local protested in front of the University […]

Court Denies NALC Members Request For Injunction To Defer Counting Of Contract Ratification Ballots

Court Denies NALC Members Request For Injunction To Defer Counting Of Contract Ratification Ballots

Ratification ballot update NALC – 7/28/17 – Today, the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, denied the request of two NALC members for a preliminary injunction that would have deferred the counting of ballots on the proposed tentative 2016-2019 National Agreement between NALC and the U.S. Postal Service. Thomas Houff of Richmond, VA Branch 496 […]

House committee spending blueprint targets USPS

House committee spending blueprint targets USPS

NALC – 7/20/17 – On July 19, the House Budget Committee released and adopted its Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution, and it also published a non-binding policy statement. Drawing inspiration from the White House budget, proposed in May, and from a 2010 presidential commission on deficit reduction, the two documents train their sights on postal […]

Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

Update on the Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs APWU – 07/20/2017 – Following strong resistance from the APWU – and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) – USPS management agreed to a five-month delay in implementing forced reassignments and excessing of employees out of their installations. However, this may one be a […]

House Budget Committee to Consider Federal Retirement Cuts

House Budget Committee to Consider Federal Retirement Cuts

NAPUS – 7/18/17 – Tomorrow, the House Budget Committee will begin consideration of a budget resolution drafted by committee chair, Rep. Diane Black (R-TN). The proposal would, in part, increase federal and postal employee contributions for the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) and eliminate the supplemental retirement for FERS employees who retiree prior to Social […]

NALC Statement Regarding Letter Carrier Political Activity During 2016

NALC Statement Regarding Letter Carrier Political Activity During 2016

July 19, 2017 NALC statement regarding July 19 Senate hearing   Today, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee conducted a hearing calling into question the U.S. Postal Service’s longstanding policy of approving leave without pay (LWOP) for employees to participate in political activity, most recently in 2016. While not party to today’s hearing, NALC will submit a […]

Postal Mail Handlers Union Secures Delay Of Proposed Involuntary Reassignments

Postal Mail Handlers Union Secures Delay Of Proposed Involuntary Reassignments

NPMHU – 7/14/17 – USPS management continues to implement its ill-conceived plans to realign its work force.  Their plans involve massive bid reversions and job abolishments in almost every mail processing facility throughout the country.  In most cases, management is basing its staffing needs on the flawed Function 1 Scheduler that the Postal Service uses […]

APWU: Tentative Agreement Reached with Salmon Companies

APWU: Tentative Agreement Reached with Salmon Companies

APWU – 07/12/2017 – The American Postal Workers Union reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with Salmon Companies, the largest ground transportation supplier to the United States Postal Service. Truck drivers for the private-sector company are members of the APWU Support Services Division. The contract covers locals from Dallas, TX, Shreveport, LA, Little Rock, AR, […]