NPMHU – USPS Contract Negotiations Begin

The National Postal Mail Handlers Union bargaining team met with representatives of the U.S. Postal Service on June 27, 2019 to mark the official start of the collective bargaining process for a successor agreement to replace the 2019 National Agreement which is scheduled to expire on September 20, 2019. The NPMHU is committed to making…

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Ballot Placement Set for Election of APWU National Officers

(June 27, 2019) Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has certified the union members listed below as candidates for national union office by referendum balloting, as mandated by the APWU Constitution. A drawing was held on June 27 to determine the order candidates’ names will appear on the ballot. Incumbent officers are listed first, with “(I)” appearing after…

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NALC, USPS formally open 2019 bargaining talks

(June 26, 2019) The leaders of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service formally opened negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement today. In his opening statement, NALC President Fredric Rolando told Postmaster General Megan Brennan that, “As always, we will seek to preserve and improve the standard of living for…

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USPS OIG: Overtime Overload

This sounds like a math problem on a standardized test: If the amount of mail processed in fiscal year (FY) 2018 declined by 5 billion pieces and total number of workers used to process mail declined by 5,000 career employees (with workhours also dropping by 4.3 million), how much did overtime costs decrease? Answer: They…

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NALC: New Letter Carrier Resource Guide is available online

NALC’s Letter Carrier Resource Guide combines the 2016 City Carrier Assistant Resource Guide and the 2014 Letter Carrier’s Guide into one new, improved, merged, and updated publication. A one-stop shop for valuable information for all city letter carriers at every stage of their career. With a redesigned format and over twenty pages of new information,…

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Rep. Collins Introduces Legislation to Protect Community Post Offices

Jun 19, 2019 – Press Release WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) today introduced H.R. 3333, the Community Post Office Act, to require the United States Postal Service (Postal Service) to receive written approval from local governments before relocating any post office facility. “As cities across the country are experiencing rapid growth, post offices are struggling to…

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