NAPS: Trump Budget Would Reduce Postal Paychecks, Retirement Benefits

From the National Association of Postal Supervisors:

The Fiscal Year 2018 budget sent to Congress by President Trump earlier this week proposes legislative changes that would impose dramatic cuts in federal retirement benefits for current and future retirees and potentially erode the current size of postal employee paychecks.  It also would provide a modest set of reforms to the Postal Service, but rely chiefly on employee compensation cuts to restore financial solvency. Continue reading

What really should have happened to Doug Hughes, the postal gyro-copter pilot…

We’ll have to file this one under “Headlines we wish we had been able to write”:

WASHINGTON – Today the House Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, US Postal Service & The Census, in partnership with the United States Postal Service, announced the release of a new commemorative stamp honoring Florida postal worker Doug Hughes, whose recent actions have brought unprecedented attention to the corrosive influence of money in our political system. Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX-27), Chair of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service & the Census, issued the following statement.

“We are extremely pleased to honor Mr. Hughes and his daring, if unconventional, feat of aerial adventurism and civil disobedience, which highlighted dire lapses in our security — the security of our democracy from the undue influence of big money special interests. I’d also like to apologize for an earlier remark made by one of my colleagues, Committee Chairman Rep. Chaffetz, to the effect that Mr. Hughes, “should have been blown out of the air.” What really needs to be blown to bits is our current campaign finance system, which has only grown more unaccountable since the Supreme Court’s regrettable 2010 decision in Citizens United.” Continue reading