NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Levi with USPS Board of Governors Vice Chair David Williams Continue reading
The closing panel session at the recent PostalVision 2020 event, held at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, featured renowned postal, regulatory and legislative leaders discussing what worked and did not work with the last comprehensive postal reform legislation enacted in 2006 and thoughts on what still needs changing to ensure the Postal Service’s success in the future.
The panel was moderated by PostalVision founder John Callan and included Sec. John McHugh, Hon. David Williams, Vice Chair, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors and Hon. Robert Taub, Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).
The leaders of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service formally opened negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement today. Continue reading
In a message to employees, Postmaster General Megan Brennan says the USPS must pursue “Medicare integration” (i.e. forcing postal retirees to pay for Medicare Part B, in addition to their existing health insurance premiums, thereby shifting some health costs to retirees and taxpayers), and to “implement best-in-class practices used by successful business organizations”. In other words, eliminating or drastically reducing postal workers pensions and other benefits. Continue reading
It’s hardly a new story- one set of rules for the powerful, entitled elites, and a very different one for ordinary workers. But rarely is a case so flagrant as Kellyanne Conway’s repeated violations of the Hatch Act. Continue reading
On Monday, June 3 President Mark Dimondstein and Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman informed the National Executive Council (NEC) that the mediation process was unsuccessful in leading to a voluntary collective bargaining agreement. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
On April 30, 2019, a factfinding panel commissioned by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service issued its Report and Recommendations in response to NAPS’s challenge to the Postal Service’s pay plan for postal managers and supervisors covering fiscal years 2016-19. Continue reading
05/03/2019 – The APWU is continuing to move forward towards interest arbitration. Preparation of hearing presentations, evidence, and witnesses is occurring every day. Continue reading
Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan warned Congress yesterday that the US Postal Service is in dire shape, and may run out of money by the year 2024. Continue reading