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The Postal Service will be forced to reduce prices for Forever stamps and other mailing products, effective Sunday, April 10.
The price of mailing a 1-ounce First-Class Mail letter will be 47 cents, down from 49 cents.
Letters with additional ounces will drop to 21 cents (from 22 cents), postcard prices will be 34 cents (from 35 cents), and letters and postcards to international destinations will fall to $1.15 (from $1.20).
Commercial prices will also decrease. The Postal Explorer site has a complete list.
The price reductions are required because the Postal Regulatory Commission has ordered USPS to reverse a 4.3… Keep reading...
Click the title link to view the second Contract Update produced and distributed by the NPMHU during the course of 2016 negotiations. These updates, along with the Union's magazine and monthly bulletins, will keep mail handlers throughout the country informed and involved in the issues raised during this round of bargaining.
Click the title link to view the first Contract Update produced and distributed by the NPMHU during the course of 2016 negotiations. These updates, along with the Union's magazine and monthly bulletins, will keep mail handlers throughout the country informed and involved in the issues raised during this round of bargaining.
From the NPMHU Website.
On February 25, 2016, National President Paul V. Hogrogian gave the Union’s opening statement, formalizing the start of national negotiations with the United States Postal Service. The Union’s statement is featured below in its entirety:
On behalf of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and almost 44,000 Mail Handlers that our Union represents, we are pleased to be here in the Benjamin Franklin Room to open 2016 negotiations with the Postal Service. Although we expect a difficult round of bargaining, the NPMHU is committed to making every reasonable effort to reach an agreement that is good for our members, good for the Postal Service, and good for the American mailing public.… Keep reading...
WASHINGTON — The Postal Service invites America to share in a series of holiday-themed augmented reality (AR) experiences that bring the nation’s 160,000 blue Post Office collection boxes to life via smartphones. The invitation is part of a mailing that provides information on exciting postal products, services and key mailing dates to make this the most convenient holiday mailing season ever.
“Our Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps allow you to decorate your holiday mailings with Peanuts characters,” said U.S. Postal Service Consumer Advocate John Budzynski. “Thanks to our new AR app, you can take a photo with the Peanuts characters and share it on social media.… Keep reading...
The Wounded Warrior Federal Leave Act (H.R. 313 and S. 242), introduced by Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and backed by the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, was signed into law by President Obama on November 5, 2015. The legislation will provide up to 104 hours of paid sick leave to any new Federal or Postal employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more, primarily for the purpose of undergoing medical treatment for such disability.
When commenting on the legislation, Congressman Lynch said, “This law will provide medical leave for returning disabled veterans who now work as federal employees, enabling them to receive treatment while transitioning into civilian life.… Keep reading...
The Postal Service recently issued its 10K annual report for fiscal year 2015 pursuant to the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. In a move that should not shock stakeholders, the Postal Service spun negative commentary from generally positive results, including a $1.2 billion year-to-date revenue increase and a $1.2 billion surplus in operational costs.
This perpetual cycle of disinformation is nothing new. The Postal Service continues its practice of skewing positive finance statements with reports of unrealized paper losses, which are largely attributed to the unenforced and unenforceable prefunding mandate for the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefit Fund. … Keep reading...
The Postal Service is currently beta testing the online USPS Health Connect Portal, which purports to provide employees with the ability to establish a personal health records profile so the employee can securely collect, store, and manage his or her health records online. The Service promotes the portal as a private and secure method to control and access records and distribution of data. The USPS launched this voluntary online database of employee health records on October 1, 2015, after conducting several small pilot tests. On October 23, 2015, the USPS indicated that beta testing will continue, noting that an official launch date has not been determined.… Keep reading...
The Mail Handlers complement nationwide covering July 11 – 24, 2015 was as follows:
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