APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – April 13, 2021

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: A Personal Letter To Chapter Members Holiday Party Update About Those Vaccinations Social Security Fairness Act of 2021 Pittsburgh Retiree Record – April 13, 2021 Social Security Fairness Act of 2021 (H.R. 82) CRS: Social Security – WEP and…

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USPS Unveils 10-Year Plan

USPS News Release – March 23, 2021 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ‘DELIVERING FOR AMERICA’ PLAN – Aims to meet or exceed 95 percent network-wide, on-time delivery – Operates at break-even by FY2023 avoiding $160 billion in projected losses over the next 10 years Preserves affordable, six-day mail and expands seven-day package delivery Generates $24 billion in…

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Postal Retirees are getting screwed when it comes to Medicare and FEHB

I made a recent comment on a post that offered the opinion that Postal employees are getting screwed when it comes to Medicare. I said that Insurance companies are getting a “get out of jail free” pass. I based that opinion on what we pay, rather than what we get. When I first got involved…

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APWU Retirees Teleconference Meeting Notes – March 10, 2021

By Pat Williams – March 10, 2021 Conference Call Zoom Meeting Notes

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Oversight Committee Integrates NARFE’s Proposals Into Draft Postal Bill

By Evan Dean – March 2, 2021 Last week, House Oversight and Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, presented draft postal reform legislation incorporating provisions NARFE has long advocated, including Medicare integration that preserves current postal retirees’ choice regarding whether to enroll in Medicare Part B. In advance of a hearing reviewing the legislation and other…

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Will Postal Reform Uphold Promises to Postal Retirees?

By John Hatton / NARFE – February 19, 2021 The start of another Congress marks the start of a new round of discussions about postal reform legislation. As much as circumstances may change, due to the COVID-19 pandemic or changing economic trends or otherwise, the U.S. Postal Service continues to operate within the same basic…

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Update on John P. Richards -President, APWU Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter

Our union Brother, John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU, has been having some serious health difficulties and is currently in what he describes as a “diminished condition” in an update he recently sent to family and friends. Below is his address for those wanting to send cards of well…

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USPS Automatic Payroll Collection Process Lacks Safeguards

Chapters 450 and 460 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual were recently revised to accommodate a new expedited debt collection procedure called the Automatic Payroll Collection Process. It eliminates an important safeguard for employees found in the JCIM Article 28.4 – that a Letter of Demand must be signed by the postmaster or his/her…

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