APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – October 1, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Is Medicare and Social Security Doomed? My Two Cents How Secure is Our Pension? Get Out The Vote Pittsburgh Retiree Record – October 1, 2020

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USPS elects not to implement payroll tax deferrals

The Postal Service is providing employees with information about an optional deferral of payroll taxes for workers. President Donald Trump recently issued a memorandum instructing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to allow employers to defer the collection of the employee portion of Social Security payroll tax between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31. This would not constitute…

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Envelope Containing Ricin Addressed to POTUS Intercepted

A letter addressed to President Donald Trump that was intercepted before it reached the White House tested positive for the deadly poison ricin earlier this week, law enforcement officials said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Saturday afternoon they are investigating “a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility” alongside its partners at…

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APWU Retiree Chapter President’s editorial: Cry Wolf?

Everybody is familiar with the childhood fable of the village shepherd boy who continuously cried wolf as a joke to arouse all the villagers. When a wolf actually did appear and the boy cried Wolf, he was ignored as it being just another joke and his sheep were devastated by the wolf. The parallel here…

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APWU Executive Board Endorsement of Joe Biden

Can we edit the APWU Executive Board’s Endorsement of Joe Biden for President to read: “If you vote for Donald Trump and he is re-elected, enjoy the last days of your job as you know it. Be prepared for an uncertain future in regards to pension and benefits. In short DONALD TRUMP IS NO FRIEND…

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USPS Flag Notice: Honoring coronavirus victims, Memorial Day

On May 21, President Trump ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset Sunday, May 24. Additionally, there are flag requirements for Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 25. Postal Service facilities that are open on the holiday must fly the…

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USPS: Carrier’s kindness recognized in presidential ceremony

How many journeys to the White House start with a roll of toilet paper? That’s exactly what led Cincinnati Letter Carrier Kyle West — now known to millions as “Mailman Kyle” — to the Blue Room on May 1 to receive praise from President Donald Trump during a recognition ceremony dubbed “Hard Work, Heroism and…

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APWU Response to President Trump’s remarks on blocking coronavirus aid for USPS

APWU Web News Article – April 24, 2020 President Trump’s shameful comments today that the Postal Service “is a joke” and that USPS “should raise package prices four to five times” current levels is no laughing matter to the American people. His comments are an insult to the forty-four postal workers who have died carrying…

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