Thomas Benson running for APWU Legislative and Political Director

With your support and help, we can make a positive change in the Legislative and Political Department of the APWU. As many of you may recall I ran for Legislative and Political Director of the APWU last election. I did so because of my love for the Union and wanted to better the lives of…

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Connolly-Graves Reintroduce Legislation to Preserve 6-Day Postal Delivery

Washington, January 17, 2019 Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Sam Graves (R-MO) introduced a bipartisan House Resolution to preserve six-day mail delivery, including Saturday delivery, by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). H.Res. 54 expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the USPS should take all appropriate measures to preserve a vital component…

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Connolly-McKinley Reintroduce Postal Employees Appeal Rights Legislation

Washington, January 17, 2019 Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and David McKinley (R-WV) reintroduced H.R. 597, the Postal Employees Appeal Rights Amendments Act, to expand U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board appeals rights to mid-level U.S. Postal Service Management. Connolly and McKinley previously introduced the legislation in the 115th Congress. “This is about ensuring a fair…

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PRC Issues FY 2018 Annual Report to the President and Congress

PRC Press Release – 1/10/2019 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today released its Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report to the President and Congress. The report provides a summary of the main activities undertaken by the Commission throughout the year. By law, the Commission is required to submit an annual report to the President…

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USPS: Passport services continue during shutdown

USPS passport facilities can continue to provide services to customers as normal during the federal government shutdown. The U.S. State Department is still processing passport applications, the agency announced last week. Processing times remain 4-6 weeks for routine service and 2-3 weeks for expedited service. The Postal Service is encouraging employees to provide passport acceptance…

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NRLCA: Republican Members of Senate USPS Oversight Committee Announced

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the Republican members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on January 3. After approval by the Senate, Rob Portman (R-OH), Rand Paul (R-KY), James Lankford (R-OK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Rick Scott (R-FL), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Josh Hawley (R-MO) will sit on the GOP side…

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USPS: 4 women lawmakers honored on stamps

The 116th U.S. Congress, which convenes this week, is expected to have 131 women members — a record. Here’s a look at the four female members of Congress who have appeared on stamps. 1. Sen. Hattie Caraway. Caraway, a Democrat, was appointed to represent Arkansas in the Senate after the death of her husband, Sen….

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