• New bill to provide financial help to feds during government shutdowns

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introduces new legislation requiring federal regulators to encourage financial institutions to work with consumers and other business impacted by a shutdown.

  • The question is: To (Medicare) B or not to B?

    Finding the best deal among 20 to 30 health plan options can be tough for young or healthy federal workers. But it is a real, albeit vital chore for those with less money and more medical problems.

  • Lawmakers challenge ‘floundering’ USPS privatization plan amid growing opposition

    With a majority of the House and nearly half the Senate pushing back on the Trump administration’s plan to privatize the Postal Service, postal employees across the country rallied Monday, calling on their lawmakers to scuttle the proposal.

  • Unionized postal workers may continue to take unpaid leave to campaign

    A third-party arbitrator has ruled that unionized postal employees may continue to take unpaid leave to campaign for political candidates, but the Postal Service says it plans on challenging the ruling. 

  • What does USPS do, anyway? WH postal task force aims to redefine its mission

    By August, the postal task force the White House stood up in April is expected to send its recommendations to President Donald Trump.

  • Mark Dimondstein: Postal union pleased with NLRB decision

    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.

  • Carpe diem, or dumb and dumber?

    Why would a giant federal union endorse a presidential dark horse this early? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it may be a message to another contender.

  • Postmaster General: ‘Myopia’ from Congress, unions stifling USPS

    In a farewell address, outgoing Postmaster General Pat Donahoe suggests cost-cutting measures at the Postal Service could serve as models for the rest of government.

  • Unions push back on beleaguered USPS

    Confronted with a cyber breach and planned closures of mail processing centers in January 2015, the American Postal Workers Union and others are rallying against the USPS.

  • Postmaster says Senate bill a good start to postal overhaul

    Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says a Senate bill aiming to overhaul the Postal Service’s financial structure by providing the agency more flexibility to price its products is a good first step. Donahoe has been calling on Congress to approve comprehensive postal reform for much of the last two years. In that time, the cash-strapped agency has posted losses of $20 billion and defaulted on more than $11 billion in payments to prefund retiree health care costs. USPS is set to default on a $5.6 billion payment due Sept. 30 payment, Donahoe said.