NALC: Wage increase update for letter carriers

NALC: Wage increase update for letter carriers

8/22/17 – On Aug. 19, career letter carriers began earning the first two cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) payable under the new contract that were effective Sept. 3, 2016, and March 4, 2017, as well as the 1.2 percent general wage increase that was effective Nov. 26, 2016. These increases will be reflected in the Sept. 8, 2017, paychecks. […]

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, […]

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, […]

PMG To Postmasters and Managers “We’ll continue to grow, but that growth has slowed”

PMG To Postmasters and Managers “We’ll continue to grow, but that growth has slowed”

‘We Must Remain Competitive and Provide the Best Customer Service’ 8/9/17 – Postmaster General Megan Brennan congratulated UPMA members on their first national convention and thanked them for the opportunity to address them. She also thanked the veterans in the audience and said the agency is proud to be the largest civilian employer of veterans. […]

NALC President Responds To Postal Service 3rd Quarter 2017 Financial Results

NALC President Responds To Postal Service 3rd Quarter 2017 Financial Results

8/10/17 – Today’s financial report shows the underlying business strength of the U.S. Postal Service while also indicating the need to address external matters beyond USPS control. The quarterly operating loss of $587 million puts the Postal Service in the red by $55 million three-quarters through the 2017 Fiscal Year. These figures reflect the impact […]

National Association of Letter Carriers membership has ratified a new 40-month labor contract with the Postal Service

National Association of Letter Carriers membership has ratified a new 40-month labor contract with the Postal Service

8/7/17 – USPS News Link – New labor contract – Union ratifies 40-month deal The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) membership has ratified a new 40-month labor contract with the Postal Service. The contract covers approximately 211,000 USPS employees represented by the union. “This is a fair, responsible agreement that serves the best interests […]

Information Technology/Accounting Services Reaches Tentative Agreement with USPS

Information Technology/Accounting Services Reaches Tentative Agreement with USPS

APWU News – 07/28/2017 – The American Postal Workers Union and United States Postal Service reached a tentative agreement for bargaining unit employees in the Information Technology and Accounting Services Centers (IT/AS). This agreement is subject to ratification by the membership (under the Support Services Division). The contract covers approximately 1,140 IT/AS employees with service centers in […]

Former Treasurer of Michigan National Rural Letter Carriers Association Pleads Guilty To Willful Failure To Maintain Union Records

Former Treasurer of Michigan National Rural Letter Carriers Association Pleads Guilty To Willful Failure To Maintain Union Records

On July 10, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Brenda Schaefer, former Treasurer of National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) Local 39 (located in Chesterfield, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of willful failure to maintain union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(a). The guilty plea follows […]

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 […]