Senate Opposes USPS Service Cuts, APWU Calls Vote ‘Significant Development’

Web News Article #: 090-2015 05/01/2015 – The Senate approved a motion on S. Con. Res. 11 introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) that instructs budget conferees to insist on a deficit-neutral fund to halt mail processing center closures, restore overnight mail delivery, and protect rural services. A deficit-neutral amendment may not increase the nation’s…

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APWU: Proposed Budget Bills Cut Postal, Federal Pay

Web News Article #: 063-2015 03/25/2015 – Two congressional committees are proposing to solve the nation’s financial problems in part by reducing pay for millions of postal and federal employees. Budget bills for fiscal year 2016 proposed by House and Senate committees last week would cut pay for postal and federal workers by increasing the…

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APWU: Congressional Support Grows for Prompt, Reliable Mail

USPS Should Nix Mail Delays, Say Reps Web News Article #: 037-2015 02/23/2015 – The bipartisan coalition of lawmakers saying “No” to delayed mail is growing by the day. Since the end of January, 46 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of House Resolution 54 (H.Res.54). The resolution, introduced…

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APWU: New House Resolution Takes Aim at Delayed Mail

Web News Article #: 017-2015 01/28/2015 – Just weeks into the 114th Congress, a new bipartisan coalition of eight U.S. representatives is taking a stand for prompt, reliable mail service. On Jan. 27, Rep. Dave McKinley (R-WV) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced House Resolution 54, which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives…

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APWU: Congress Fails to Act – Again

APWU Web News Article 236-2014 12/17/2014 – Before Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, senators and representatives approved a government spending bill that also weakens restrictions on the big banks that crashed the economy in 2008, allows mega-donors to make substantially bigger contributions to political candidates, and reduces pensions for some current retirees. But Congress fled…

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REGIONAL ALERT – PMG IS MOVING FORWARD – Mobilize Today!

From: Omar Gonzalez ogonzalez@apwu.org Date: August 4, 2014 11:49:59 AM PDT Subject: REGIONAL ALERT REGIONAL ALERT PLEASE FORWARD THE PMG IS MOVING FORWARD The PMG has taken action on the Federal Register to move forward with changing the Delivery Standards. For those who may think the PMG is only bluffing about the consolidation (AMP) of…

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APWU e-Team Weekly News Update – July 11, 2014

APWU to Fight Back Against Postal Closures, Consolidations On June 30, the Postal Service announced plans to resume the closure and consolidation of up to 82 mail processing plants beginning in January 2015.  The APWU was quick to denounce USPS’s destructive scheme.  “This is a direct assault on service to the people of the country,…

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Issa’s Last Ditch Effort to Eliminate Saturday Mail Delivery Falls Short

(July 10, 2014) A Republican lawmaker made a final stand this week to strike down legislative language requiring mail delivery six days per week, but his efforts ultimately fell short. Rep. Darrell Issa., R-Calif., wrote a letter to the House Rules Committee stating an appropriations bill containing a rider on postal policy was outside the…

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