APWU: First COLA Increase of 2018 will be $520

Web News Article #: 15-2018 02/16/2018 – In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 25 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective March 3. The increase is the result of a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). It will appear in paychecks dated March…

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NALC: Fourth COLA set at $520

February 14, 2018 Contract COLA: 4th COLA is $520 The fourth regular COLA under the 2016-2019 National Agreement is $520 annually following the release of the January 2018 Consumer Price Index. On February 14, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W, 1967=100) stood at 720.604…

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NARFE: FEHBP Premium Increase in 2018

Press Release – October 4, 2017 Alexandria, VA – The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced the average Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program premium for America’s retired and active federal workers will increase 4.0 percent in 2018, with the average enrollee’s share rising 6.1 percent. In response, Richard G. Thissen, president of the…

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APWU: Second Significant COLA Increase of 2017 Announced

Web News Article #: 75-2017 08/11/2017 – In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 13 cents per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective September 2. The increase is the result of an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated…

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AFGE: Federal Retirees to Face Huge Spike in Medicare

Press Release – October 18, 2016 Small cost-of-living increase triggers huge Medicare Part B premium hike for many retirees WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. is calling on Congress to pass emergency legislation to prevent massive increases in Medicare Part B premiums for millions of retirees next year….

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Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017

Press Release – Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries in January…

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APWU: COLA Increase of one-cent per hour, Effective September 3

Web News Article #: 180-2016 08/16/2016 – Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a one-cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective Sept. 3, in accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The increase is the result of a slight increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated…

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APWU COLA Update For CSRS, FERS, Social Security

For CSRS Retirees: The 2016 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index in 2015 over the 2014 third quarter average. After the second quarter of 2015, the third quarter for the 2016 COLA adjustment period, the quarterly average is 0.6% below the third quarter of 2014; but…

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