APWU: New Postal Reform Legislation Introduced in the Senate

Web News Article #: 32-2018

03/23/2018 – On March 22, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018 (S. 2629) was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The APWU recognizes the efforts of the four bi-partisan Senators who worked to craft and co-sponsor the proposed legislation – Tom Carper (D-DE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO). “The APWU appreciates their efforts to achieve postal legislative reform that is fair to the APWU members, postal workers in general, the public Postal Service and postal customers,” said Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard.

Much of the Senate bill is based on the foundation of H.R. 756, a bill introduced in the House of Representatives, which the APWU supports (while still seeking some improvements). is currently stalled in the House.

The new Senate bill also includes a number of elements from the Improving Postal Operations, Service and Transparency Act, introduced in the last Congress by Sen. Carper.

There are many positive elements in this proposed legislation that the APWU supports as a basis for further legislative action. This includes addressing the unfair and absurd pre-funding mandate for future retiree health care costs, imposed on the USPS by Congress in 2006.

The key to passing needed postal reform is strong bi-partisan support. The APWU will continue to work with representatives of both political parties as we remain actively engaged to achieve quality postal reform.

The APWU Legislative & Political Department will keep you informed and involved as this new Senate bill works its way through the legislative process.

Source: APWU

Related: NALC lauds bipartisan effort to advance postal reform legislation

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) Press Release

2 thoughts on “APWU: New Postal Reform Legislation Introduced in the Senate

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Oakland Local Retiree Chapter
    Office held, if any
    President
    Jeanne, It sure sounds good to be for both. Provided that would help us, it would be available to us. Please realize if you’re for Postal Reform you’re automatically against us remaining in FEHB.

    Postal Reform main point is getting rid of the FEHB as we have it, so check what you support and base it on facts.

    Supporting causes with our heart is great, however we must Think with our Head.

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - NWIAL
    Office held, if any
    past Steward
    I am for reform but against taking Postal Workers out of
    the FEHB pool.

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