NALC President’s Statement On USPS Financial Results for FY 2019

The large loss posted by the U.S. Postal Service in Fiscal Year 2019 ($8.8 billion) is largely the result of external factors, not the normal operations of the agency. More than half the loss stems from the 2006 congressional mandate that requires the Postal Service, alone among all public agencies and private companies, to pre-fund…

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USPS: Increase in net loss of $4.9 billion for FY 2019

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal 2019 (Oct. 1, 2018-Sept. 30, 2019). Here are some highlights: • Revenue. Operating revenue was $71.1 billion, up 0.7 percent from the previous fiscal year. The increase was driven largely by price changes and continued growth in shipping and packages, where revenue increased 6.1 percent….

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Trustee Omar Gonzalez gives update on APWU Greater Los Angeles Area Local

STEWARDS MET to discuss the role of the Trustee and receive directives on the status of officers and the Local’s Constitution as well as accountability for proper representation of the membership. The Shop Stewards and Officers were informed that all must receive and successfully complete remedial training on the interpretation, application and enforcement of the…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – Nov. 6, 2019 Edition – “THEY BLEW IT!”

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU Excerpt: We expect that when the word of the power grab gets out to the Union at large there will be a howl that the retirees are trying to take control of the Union. That was the reaction at the last Convention…

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NALC: Case Consolidation Lawsuit Dismissed

The federal district court in Washington D.C. today issued a decision dismissing NALC’s lawsuit that sought to halt the Consolidated Casing Initiative. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg concluded that the court lacked jurisdiction to issue the preliminary injunction that NALC requested, which would have halted the Initiative pending the outcome of the national-level arbitration….

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NALC: Decision in Pay Consolidation Case

National Arbitrator Shyam Das has issued his award in a national interpretive dispute involving the memorandum of understanding regarding the consolidation of NALC pay levels. The memorandum, which went into effect on November 24, 2018, elevated all Grade 1 letter carriers to the former Grade 2. Arbitrator Das recognized that the memorandum “provided Carriers with…

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USPS releases holiday volume projections

The Postal Service will deliver more than 28 million packages per day from Dec. 16-21, and the organization will average 20.5 million packages per day through the rest of the year, new projections show. USPS anticipates it will deliver 800 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day — more than any other shipper, according…

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