It is no secret that I strongly oppose HR 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

Via Thomas Benson, President – APWU Lake Geauga Area Local #1204 February 24, 2017 I believe that if this bill passes as it is worded currently, it has the potential to have some very adverse effects on retirees of the US Postal Service. When we look at the changes it proposes, such as forcing all…

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Thirty-Nine (39) Questions for the APWU Q & A Related to HR 756

Via Bobby Donelson, APWU Southwest Costal Area Local Retiree Chapter President February 24, 2017 Dear President Mark Dimondstein: These are questions we have developed in the field and would like to have answers in your Q & A if possible. Most of the Questions were developed by California Union Representatives and Retiree Representatives. We hope…

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APWU Philadelphia Retiree Chapter votes unanimous opposition to H.R. 756

On Thursday, February 17th, the APWU Philadelphia Area Local Retiree Chapter voted unanimously to strongly oppose HR 756 unless and until it is restructured to remove ANY changes to Retiree Health Benefits / Federal Employee Health Benefits. We will be sending a letter to our Retiree Chapter membership, APWU National Executive Board and APWU HQ…

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Chaffetz, PMG Brennan tout bill to sustain USPS

By Bill McAllister – February 15, 2017 Postmaster General Megan Brennan has joined a coalition of mailers and postal unions endorsing a bipartisan postal bill that a House committee chairman wants to get to President Donald Trump. At a Feb. 7 hearing, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, acknowledged the legislation…

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Dems recruit Ivanka Trump on family leave

By Mike Lillis – February 13, 2017 House Democrats see a powerful ally in their push to expand paid family leave: Ivanka Trump. President Trump’s elder daughter has been an outspoken advocate for expanding maternity benefits in the workplace, using her platform at the Republican National Convention last summer to promote the issue. That advocacy…

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Why Mike Nodine Supports H.R. 756, Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

Like most of my fellow USPS employees, I want and am dedicated to keeping the USPS a successful and financially viable American Institution that provides the most cost-effective communication and universal service to all Americans, just as our Founding Fathers established and intended the Post Office to remain. And like many of my fellow USPS…

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