APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record: Election of Officers 2019 Report

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU The APWU Election of Officers is underway. While there are numerous resident and field officers to be elected, this report will concentrate on only those running for President, since that is the most important office, and as this is written and published…

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Postal Reform Legislation Must Uphold Promises To Retirees

John Hatton – May 13, 2019 At last month’s postal hearing by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Postmaster General Megan Brennan reiterated support for so-called “full Medicare integration” as a major component of a solution to the Postal Service’s financial woes. This innocuous-sounding proposal has been included in every leading postal reform…

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Concerns Raised on Compelling Retirees to Enroll in Medicare

As both the House and Senate have begun hearings into another possible attempt to shore up the Postal Service’s finances, concerns have been raised about a new attempt to compel postal retirees to enroll in Medicare. That provision has been in numerous proposals regarding USPS for years, none of which have come close to final…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 3, 2019 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU “The menu has been set for the Mid-Summer Blast sheduled for Tuesday, July 16, 2019! (The nominations and election of officers will also be held in conjunction with the party. Official notice of the nomination and election procedures will be sent more…

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USPS: May is Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month, an annual observation of older adults, began May 1. This year’s theme is “Connect, Create, Contribute,” which encourages older adults to volunteer their time, participate in wellness activities, and connect with friends and family. “By engaging and supporting all community members, we recognize that older adults play a key role in the…

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NARFE Warns of Perils to Mandatory Medicare Measures as Part of Postal Reform

Alexandria, Va. (April 30, 2019) – As the debate on reforms to the United States Postal Service (USPS) continues, NARFE shared concerns over past and current proposals targeting the health benefits of postal service retirees. In a letter to the leadership and members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform regarding today’s hearing on…

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