APWU: Annual Leave Payment Limitations for Retirees

December 24, 2020 For APWU members planning on retiring at the end of the year, you may be affected by limitations to the annual leave carryover. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the APWU worked to negotiate various MOUs that would be beneficial to all of us during the pandemic. One of those MOUs was to…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – December 11, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: 2020 – What a Year! Plans for 2021 Pittsburgh Retiree Record – December 11, 2020 2020 Union Families Christmas Project

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – November 1, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Final Reminder to Vote Coronavirus Update Virus Causing Problems for the Union Disclaimer – This report is intended as a final reminder about getting out the vote, It will be deposited in the mail stream intended to arrive a…

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2021 FERS Cost Of Living Adjustment will be 1.3% 

HOW THE COLA IS CALCULATED The 2021 FERS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2020 over the 2019 third quarter average. However, if the CPI-W quarterly average increases 3% or more, they subtract 1%. For example, a 5% increase in the quarterly CPI-W average results…

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Social Security Announces 1.3% Increase for 2021

Press Release – October 13, 2020 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2021. Increased payments…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – October 14, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU Excerpt: FOR POST OFFICE UNION RETIREES, THESE ARE THE STAKES Unless Biden/Harris wins, the Postal Service will be privatized, thus the Union will be attacked and lost Unless Biden/Harris wins, Social Security will be decimated and destroyed by 2023* Unless Biden/Harris wins,…

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October USPS Retiree E-Newsletter: Open Season is Coming Soon

October USPS Retiree E-Newsletter  

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – October 1, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Is Medicare and Social Security Doomed? My Two Cents How Secure is Our Pension? Get Out The Vote Pittsburgh Retiree Record – October 1, 2020

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