NPMHU: Union-Run Appeal Procedure for RI-399 Settlement Payments

October 16, 2019 The National Office has established a union-run appeal procedure for claims to be filed by ineligible mail handlers who believe they should have been listed amongst the eligible and by eligible mail handlers who believe they did not receive the proper number of shares authorized. The decisions made by this appeal procedure…

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USPS Issues Craft Determination on the Universal Sorting System (USS)

In a letter dated July 12, 2019, the Postal Service issued its national craft determination for the USS or Universal Sorting System. The USS is currently in 8 postal facilities, with the Postal Service planning to add 15 more locations in the next year. The Postal Service has determined that “the primary craft operation of…

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NPMHU – USPS Contract Negotiations Begin

The National Postal Mail Handlers Union bargaining team met with representatives of the U.S. Postal Service on June 27, 2019 to mark the official start of the collective bargaining process for a successor agreement to replace the 2019 National Agreement which is scheduled to expire on September 20, 2019. The NPMHU is committed to making…

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NPMHU Releases Details on RI-399 Payments

May 06, 2019 As previously announced, the Update MOU on RI-399 that was signed by the NPMHU, the APWU, and the Postal Service in June 2018 included a monetary payment to individual Mail Handlers. Here are the details, except for the payment date, which is still to be determined. In order to be eligible for…

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NPMHU: Increase in Mail Handler Wage Rates Nov. 24, 2018

Effective November 24, 2018 — For career mail handlers, the basic annual salary for each grade and step of Table One and Table Two shall be increased by an amount equal to 1.3% of the basic annual salary for the grade and step in effect on May 20, 2016. This is the third of three-scheduled…

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NPMHU: MHAs Receive Wage Increase of 20 cents per hour

In accordance with Article 9.7 of the 2016 National Agreement between the NPMHU and the Postal Service, all Mail Handler Assistants will receive an hourly wage increase of $0.20 per hour effective on Saturday, May 26, 2018. This increase is in addition to the general wage increase of 2.3% that will be effective in approximately…

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NPMHU Meets with Presidential Task Force During 120 Day Study of USPS

The Trump Administration issued an Executive Order creating a task force charged with evaluating the operations and finances of the U.S. Postal Service, covering topics like pricing, USPS policies, and workforce costs. Specifically, the Task Force is being chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury or his designee, and other members include the Director of…

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NPMHU and USPS Finalize Contract Interpretation Manual

As provided for in Article 15, Section .3E of the National Agreement between the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the United States Postal Service, both parties have agreed to jointly produce a Contract Interpretation Manual (CIM), which represents a good faith effort to identify contractual issues on which the National parties are in agreement…

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