USPS: Take steps to avoid flu, other illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing the public with tips to prevent influenza and other contagious respiratory illnesses. Here are some general tips: • Get vaccinated. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, especially people at high risk, including adults 65 and older, pregnant…

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NALC: CCAs with 30 months of relative standing on Feb 15 will be converted to career status

January 23, 2020 NALC and USPS have settled a national-level grievance regarding non-compliance with the contractual caps on the employment of City Carrier Assistants (CCAs). This settlement (M-01906) provides that all city carrier assistants in any size office with 30 months of relative standing on February 15, 2020, will be converted to career status within…

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USPS: New price changes to take effect Jan. 26

The Postal Service price changes that were announced last fall will take effect Jan. 26. The changes include adjustments to Mailing Services and Shipping Services products. Here are the current and new prices: First-Class Mail letters (1 ounce): 55 cents (no change from current price) First-Class Mail letters (additional ounces): 15 cents (no change) First-Class…

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USPS: QR codes added to collection box labels

The Postal Service is adding QR codes to all blue standard and Priority Mail Express collection box labels to provide customers with information on nearby Post Offices. To use this new feature, customers can use the camera on a mobile smart device, or the QR code reader available on the USPS Mobile application, Informed Delivery…

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PRC Releases FY 2019 Annual Report to the President and Congress

Washington, DC – January 21, 2020 – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today released its Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report to the President and Congress. The report provides a summary of the main activities undertaken by the Commission throughout the year. Each year, the Commission is required to address in its report information concerning the…

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NPMHU: Mail Handlers Reach Tentative Agreement

The following is a summary of the tentative agreement reached between representatives of the NPMHU and the Postal Service to establish the terms of the 2019 National Agreement. Term The 2019 National Agreement will cover a period of three years, and will expire at midnight on September 20, 2022. General Wage Increases All career Mail…

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USPS, NPMHU reach tentative deal on contract

USPS and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract that covers more than 43,000 employees represented by the union. “This agreement is balanced. It addresses both parties’ bargaining objectives in a financially responsible manner,” said Labor Relations Vice President Doug Tulino. The tentative agreement is subject to…

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Forming APWU State Retirees Chapters

Via Bobby Donelson, Southwest Coastal Area Local Retiree Chapter President: I would like to encourage the APWU National Executive Board to reverse it’s decision to require that an APWU Retirees State Chapter can only be established if there are at least three local retirees chapters. At the October Retirees Conference, most of those attending were…

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