Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent COLA for 2020

Press Release – October 10, 2019 Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2020 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 63…

 Continue reading

APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – October 15, 2019 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU Excerpt: “There is a tendency for Post Office retirees to become semi-isolated after retirement. While a small circle of former colleagues sometimes forms around coffee clubs, etc., larger gatherings of former work buddies and pals seldom occur. That lack of camaraderie was…

 Continue reading

2020 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan Comparisons

Via Sam Wood, President – APWU Southwest Florida Area Local: I have been working to get these rates out as quick possible for a side by side comparison of the most popular FEHB Health Plans. The YELLOW highlights means that price will go down in 2020. The RED highlights mean the cost for that plan…

 Continue reading

Retiree Ballot Number Discrepancy

As a candidate who sent in a petition for an APWU Elected Retiree Convention Delegate, I received a mailing of the Official APWU Election rules from the APWU Election Committee. Included in the mailing was a document stating there are 41,850 Retiree Department members broken down by Region and category. However, according to  Bobby Donelson…

 Continue reading

APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record: National candidate endorsements, Chapter election results

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU AT THE CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON JULY 15, WHERE MORE THAN 150 REGISTERED TO ATTEND, THE MEMBERSHIP UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSED (WITH ONE OPPOSITE VOTE FOR ONE OFFICE), THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE IN THE APWU ELECTION OF OFFICERS: PRESIDENT — MARK DIMONDSTEIN EX….

 Continue reading