NPMHU: USPS Challenge to National Arbitration Decision on Hatch Act and LWOP is Dismissed

April 26, 2021 Back in August 2018, we circulated a copy of the National Arbitration Award issued by Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg on August 6, 2018 in a case concerning the use of Union LWOP for political activities under the National Agreement. The matter was heard in June 2018, briefed in July 2018, and decided in…

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NALC: Stamp Out Hunger Food drive goes online

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) won’t hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive as planned this year, but it isn’t giving up on the cause. Rather than leaving bags of food by their mailboxes on the second Saturday in May, postal customers will be urged to visit a dedicated page on the…

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DOJ: Former NALC VP Indicted for Operating Overtime Kickback Scheme in the Allentown Post Office

Press Release – April 14, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Joseph Whitbeck, 55, of Tamaqua, PA, was charged by Indictment with wire fraud and honest services wire fraud stemming from his operation of a scheme to defraud fellow union members out of rightfully earned overtime compensation. The Indictment…

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USPS to complete Mobile Delivery Device (MDD) rollout

The Postal Service is rolling out thousands of new touch-screen mobile delivery devices (MDDs) to letter carriers across the nation. Approximately 15,000 Post Offices will receive 200,000 new devices during the rollout, which began in late March and will continue through September. By then, every letter carrier will have one of the new scanners. This…

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PMG and Leadership of Unions, Management Associations Form Joint Task Force on Service Performance

March 23, 2021 The following Joint Statement was issued by: Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy Fred Rolando, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers Paul Hogrogian, National President of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union Daniel Heins, National President of the United Postmasters and Managers of America Mark Dimondstein, President, American…

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Membership Ratifies New NALC-USPS CBA

March 8, 2021 The active membership of the National Association of Letter Carriers has overwhelmingly ratified the tentative 2019-2023 National Agreement with the United States Postal Service. Over 94% of participating eligible members voted to accept the tentative agreement that was announced on November 25. The vote to ratify was 60,111 to accept the agreement…

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DOJ: Philadelphia Man Charged With Kidnapping and Robbery of Postal Workers

DOJ Press Release – February 26, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that James Chandler, 54, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested and charged by Indictment with two counts of robbery of a United States Postal Service employee, and one count of kidnapping. The defendant made his initial appearance in federal…

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USPS hiring 65 City Carrier Assistants in Cincinnati

February 5, 2021 CINCINNATI (FOX19) – The Postal Service is looking to fill 65 City Carrier Assistant positions throughout Cincinnati. USPS says the positions perform mail delivery, mail processing, or a combination of such duties as required. Starting salary is $17.29 per hour. Applicants must be 18 years of age or 16 years of age…

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