Pennsylvania Rep. Scanlon supports USPS Fairness Act

Excerpt: October 16, 2019 “I proudly cosponsored the USPS Fairness Act to end the requirement that USPS pre-fund its retiree health benefits. The pre-fund mandate puts an unfair and undue burden on USPS, and it has prevented the agency from investing in new technologies, services, and products. As the Representative for Pennsylvania’s Fifth District, I…

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USPS to self-declare international rates in 2020

The Universal Postal Union’s member nations agreed Sept. 25 to improve its payment system for the international exchange of Letter Post Packets. The international organization, also known as the UPU, has established a system that determines the amount a country will be paid for delivering international Letter Post products that originate in another country. This…

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USPS: Hatch Act makes most politicking off limits

The 2020 presidential primary season is around the corner, and so USPS is reminding employees to follow the rules established under the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act is a law that prohibits postal and other federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property, or while…

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USPS: CFO Corbett reviews latest financial results (video)

In his latest “Dollars and Change” video, Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett reviews the Postal Service’s financial results from fiscal 2019’s third quarter (April 1-June 30). USPS recorded total revenue of $17.1 billion and operating expenses of $19.3 billion, leaving the organization with a net loss of $2.3 billion. The net loss was driven by…

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DOJ: American Airlines to Pay $22 Million for Falsely Reporting Delivery Times of U.S. Mail Transported Internationally

Department of Justice – August 20, 2019 American Airlines Inc. Agrees To Pay $22 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Falsely Reporting Delivery Times of U.S. Mail Transported Internationally The Justice Department announced today that American Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay approximately $22.1 million to resolve its alleged liability under the False Claims…

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NALC: USPS Fairness Act reaches bipartisan majority

The USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382), which would repeal the retiree health benefit pre-funding requirement, passed the threshold for bipartisan majority support in the House Of Representatives with 218 co-sponsors. However, more support is needed for this bill. With new House rules, legislation that reaches 290 or more co-sponsors can be scheduled directly for a…

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Candidate for APWU Legislative and Political Director Thomas Benson’s personal “thank you”

This year’s APWU campaign season has been a very exciting time for me. After this past weekend I put a total of 6000 miles on my vehicle, slept in many campgrounds and met so many amazing unionists along the way. From Mobile AL to San Diego CA, there is this underlying fear among APWU members….

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