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…

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NALC: 7th Contract COLA is $624 (30 cents per hour)

August 13 Contract COLA: 7th COLA is $624 The seventh regular COLA under the 2016-2019 National Agreement is $624 annually following the release of the July 2019 Consumer Price Index. On August 13, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W, 1967=100) stood at 745.376 in…

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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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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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OSHA Penalties to Increase by almost 80% in 2016

November 24, 2015 A little-noticed provision in the federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 calls for OSHA to increase its penalties to adjust for inflation for the first time since 1990. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act requires OSHA to implement regulations by August 2016 increasing the maximum penalties for OSHA violations first by…

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APWU COLA Update: Employees Covered by National Agreement

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement: (05/21/14) In April 2014, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) rose to 695.356. This index is above the point of the last adjustment: 692.725. The sixth COLA adjustment under the 2010 National Agreement will be based on the July 2014 CPI Index point and will be effective September 6,…

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