Postal Service Health Benefits and Prescription Drugs for the Elderly in the FEHBP

By Walton J. Francis – November 16, 2016 The 2016 Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 5714) is pending before Congress and may be considered in the lame-duck session in December 2016. The bill would force age-65 postal annuitants to purchase duplicative Medicare Part B medical insurance, despite already paying for better insurance under the Federal…

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Did someone make a killing on the pricey USPS paving job in Roanoke?

You’ve probably heard the U.S. Postal Service intends to move first-class mail operations and 200 employees from its Roanoke processing and distribution center to Greensboro, North Carolina. Did you know they recently spent almost $1 million, repaving their parking lot? By Dan Casey – November 20, 2016 Are you ready for a postal service story…

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Open Season 2016: Health, Dental and Vision Plan Comparisons for 2017

Via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local / APWU: I put together these spreadsheets for the 2016 Health Plan Open Season. They contain health, dental and vision cost comparisons. I hope they assist you in your decision. Health Plan Comparisons Dental Plan Comparisons Vision Plan Comparisons Also See: Healthcare & Insurance – Compare Plans…

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5,000 Honeywell Handheld Computers Help USPS Expand Parcel Tracking Program

Press Release – November 16, 2016 FORT MILL, S.C., — Honeywell today announced that the U.S. Postal Service has deployed more than 5,000 Honeywell handheld computers to postal workers as the organization expands its parcel tracking network. The USPS has deployed Honeywell’s CN51 rugged handheld computers to expand its Surface Visibility program, which allows the…

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“Reinstate NALC Steward Angela” Protest At SF Against Workplace Bullying/Union Busting

By Labor Video Project – November 18, 2016 Supporters of NALC 214 chief steward Angela Bibb-Merritt rallied and spoke out at the SF federal building on November 16, 2016 against her suspension and the massive workplace bullying and union busting going on at the post office. Many stewards have been harassed and bullied by management….

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APWU: 2016 Convention Transcript Now Available

Web News Article #: 242-2016 11/17/2016 – An official transcript of the proceedings from the APWU’s 23rd Biennial National Convention is now available to union members on www.apwu.org. The convention is the highest governing body of the APWU. The 1,538-page document provides a full transcript of the business undertaken during the assembly, which took place…

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