NALC lauds bipartisan effort to advance postal reform legislation

March 22, 2018 Today, Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced S. 2629, “The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018,” a bill that incorporates elements of both the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756) and Sen. Carper’s “Improving Postal…

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APWU: New Postal Reform Legislation Introduced in the Senate

Web News Article #: 32-2018 03/23/2018 – On March 22, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018 (S. 2629) was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The APWU recognizes the efforts of the four bi-partisan Senators who worked to craft and co-sponsor the proposed legislation – Tom Carper (D-DE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and…

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NALC: Whatever happened with…postal reform?

Sep 08, 2017 The Postal Reform Act of 2017 (HR 756) and the Postal Service Financial Improvement Act of 2017 (HR 760) remain in limbo, pending additional action in the House of Representatives. The bipartisan bills were introduced back in January followed by a hearing in the spring, and were voted out of the Oversight…

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Powerful former chair of federal workforce committee leaves Congress on Friday

By Joe Davidson – June 27, 2017 Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), now the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will leave a legacy when he quits Congress at 10 a.m. Friday, but we might not have his mug to remind us. If incoming Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) does as Chaffetz did,…

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NARFE Legislative Hotline Message – May 19, 2017

Excerpt: Speak Out! Postal Reform Bill Approved by House Oversight Committee  NARFE strongly urges its members to contact their legislators and ask them to oppose the Postal Reform Act of 2017 in its current form. This bill forces current postal retirees onto Medicare in order to keep their federal health insurance coverage and sets a…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 11, 2017 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt – A number of retiree organizations, including NARFE, have come out in strong opposition to HR 756, arguing that if enacted the law will destroy the fabric of our health insurance as we know it, and may take the entire Federal…

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USPS reports second-quarter financial results

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal 2017’s second quarter (Jan. 1-March 31, 2017). Here are some highlights: • Controllable income. USPS posted controllable income of $12 million for the second quarter, below the $576 million it posted during the same quarter last year. Controllable income describes net income (or loss) that…

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