The two primary unions representing postal workers support a bipartisan postal reform bill in March, while the National Active and Retired Federal Employees opposes it for fear it will force retirees to take Medicare Part B.
Union leaders differ on the new Postal Service Reform Act introduced in the Senate, which is meant to make the USPS more financially stable but could have ramifications for employees’ health care.
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board adopted a ruling by one of its administrative law judges, which ordered the Postal Service to discontinue its relationship with the office supplies chain Staples. Members of the American Postal Workers Union were pleased with the decision. APWU President Mark Dimondstein tells Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin just what the conclusion of this legal dispute means for its members.
Both the U.S. Postal Service and its labor unions have been pleading with Congress for several years, hoping for a reform bill that would help return USPS to financial health. It hasn’t happened yet, but the start of a new Congress in January brings another chance for lawmakers to try. Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, which represents about 200-thousand postal employees. We recorded a wide-ranging interview earlier this week about the union’s priorities on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The American Postal Workers Union concluded a two year contract negotiation, securing pay raises, Cost of Living Adjustments, job security commitments and more for its members.
The National Treasury Employees Union joined the nation’s largest federal workers union in endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.
The American Postal Workers Union is telling members to avoid signing up for a database in light of the Postal Service 2014 cyber breach.
These are tough times for the Internal Revenue Service and the Postal Service, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, and things might be getting worse for the two reach-out-and-touch-me operations.
In accordance with an agreement with the American Postal Workers Union, the U.S. Postal Service will convert 9,000 jobs previously held by non-union employees into bargaining unit positions.
After an OSHA investigation found USPS electrical work violations, USPS agreed to agencywide changes in electrical work safety and training.