Revised Forms and New Management Instruction: Update of Back Pay Policy

The Postal Service™ created a new Management Instruction EL-430-2015-4, Back Pay, and revised PS Form 8038, Employee Statement To Recover Back Pay; PS Form 8039, Back Pay Decision/Settlement Worksheet; and PS Form 8041, Prearbitration or Agency Settlement Worksheet, to do the following: Simplify definitions. Revise wording that is no longer applicable. Clarify instructions. Fix formatting…

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Rep rips ‘junk’ but postal union defends circulars

By Andy Metzger/State House News Service January 20, 2016 BOSTON – A legislative bid to make purveyors of circulars more accountable butted up Tuesday against the interests of postal workers who rely on the business of direct-mail advertising. Rep. Denise Provost, a Somerville Democrat, unloaded a heap of Globe Direct mailers before the Committee on…

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Letter Carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive is on Saturday, May 14, 2016

2016 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Letter carriers, start your Food Drive engines! by Community and Membership Outreach Coordinator Pam Donato From the January 2016 Postal Record: Our Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger”® Food Drive has officially kicked off, as a letter from President Rolando has been sent to every NALC branch president in the…

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NALC Advisory: Rolando to testify before Senate hearing Thursday

January 20, 2016 NALC President Fredric Rolando is scheduled to testify on Thursday, Jan. 21, before the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee during a hearing titled, “Laying Out the Reality of the Postal Service.” The hearing should begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. President Rolando’s testimony is set for the hearing’s second panel….

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Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee Update – Jan 18, 2016

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Way too may rank and file continue to take a pass on this activity, leaving the task in the hands of a small but dedicated group._ For this demonstration, the numbers tell the tale. Half the group consisted of retirees and their…

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USPS Backing Down on Saturday Mail Delivery

January 19, 2016 Postal officials are ready to raise the white flag in their six-year battle to end Saturday delivery of letters and flat mail. Postal-reform legislation with broad-based support is gradually taking shape in Congress, Deputy Postmaster General told last week’s meeting of the Mailers Technical Advisory Council (MTAC), according to PostCom Bulletin. “In…

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Amazon Veers Into Labor Law Fight Zone for Hurried Deliveries

By Edvard Pette / Spencer Soper – January 19, 2016 Amazon.com Inc.’s Uber-esque foray into ultra-fast delivery has landed it in court with drivers claiming they’re being exploited. It’s the same claim facing Uber Technologies Inc. and others using on-demand workers who now insist on being treated like regular employees. The Seattle-based e-commerce pioneer raced…

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