NALC President: 24 million reasons to reverse course

Although letter carriers are fortunate enough to have good health insurance through our jobs, we have a lot riding on whether President Trump reverses course on health care. Of course, we worry for our families and friends and, as Americans, we care about what kind of country we are—whether we care for the disabled and…

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NARFE Urges Opposition to House Postal Reform Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 Alexandria, VA – National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) urged members of Congress to oppose the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, which was introduced yesterday by House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, along with the co-sponsorship of Ranking Member Elijah E….

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Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees’ Benefits

By Ian Smith – February 1, 2017 Legislation has been introduced in the House to make a number of reforms to the Postal Service. The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756) would make pension funding reforms, allow for postal rate increases and even allow the Postal Service to provide non-postal services in some…

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Update on the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016

By Ken Garner – December 2, 2016 Earlier this week a group of industry representatives met with Emily Murray, Staff Director of the Ways & Means Health Subcommittee to discuss the prospects of H.R. 5714. During the meeting the group learned that the Ways & Means Committee had serious concerns about the bill and would not…

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Postal Service Health Benefits and Prescription Drugs for the Elderly in the FEHBP

By Walton J. Francis – November 16, 2016 The 2016 Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 5714) is pending before Congress and may be considered in the lame-duck session in December 2016. The bill would force age-65 postal annuitants to purchase duplicative Medicare Part B medical insurance, despite already paying for better insurance under the Federal…

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NARFE: Low COLAs for 2017 Leave Federal Retirees Worse Off

Press Release – October 18, 2016 Alexandria, VA – – Federal retirees received bad news today with the announcement of the 2017 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), said National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) President Richard G. Thissen. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that COLA to federal civilian and military retirement annuities…

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