NALC President’s Statement On USPS Financial Results for FY 2019

The large loss posted by the U.S. Postal Service in Fiscal Year 2019 ($8.8 billion) is largely the result of external factors, not the normal operations of the agency. More than half the loss stems from the 2006 congressional mandate that requires the Postal Service, alone among all public agencies and private companies, to pre-fund…

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Retired Members Alert! – USPS assault on FEHBP benefits!

Just received by retired postal workers; USPS RETIREE – Quarterly Newsletter – Fall 2019! Timed for FEHBP Open Season! Loaded with Medicare Integration propaganda. Beware Buying In! This is WHY – Quote from USPS Chief Human Resources Officer, Isaac Cronkite: “Integration with Medicare would ensure that the Postal Service would be able to pay its…

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Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent COLA for 2020

Press Release – October 10, 2019 Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2020 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 63…

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USPS Retiree E-Newsletter – September 2019

10 Things about Social Security September is World Alzheimer’s Month USPS financial results for FY 2019’s third quarter Source: KeepingPosted – Information for USPS Retirees

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NALC: 7th Contract COLA is $624 (30 cents per hour)

August 13 Contract COLA: 7th COLA is $624 The seventh regular COLA under the 2016-2019 National Agreement is $624 annually following the release of the July 2019 Consumer Price Index. On August 13, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W, 1967=100) stood at 745.376 in…

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Annuitant Holiday Clerk and Transportation Assistant Jobs posted for 2019

If you are interested in working temporarily as an Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistant or an Annuitant Holiday Transportation Assistant, you must apply online at www.usps.com/employment. To apply click on “Search Now;” type “Annuitant Holiday” as the “keywords;” select the location; click on “Start;” then click on “Apply.” 100 Holiday Annuitant positions were posted by USPS…

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Postal Reform Legislation Must Uphold Promises To Retirees

John Hatton – May 13, 2019 At last month’s postal hearing by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Postmaster General Megan Brennan reiterated support for so-called “full Medicare integration” as a major component of a solution to the Postal Service’s financial woes. This innocuous-sounding proposal has been included in every leading postal reform…

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