The Postal Service’s Union-Busting Law Firm

With negotiations for a new contract set to begin on Feb. 19, 2015, it’s worth noting that in the past, when talks have ended in arbitration, the #USPS has used the anti-union law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius to represent management’s interests. The firm, which has more than 1,400 attorneys in 25 offices, is considered […]

Congressman Paul Ryan’s Statement On USPS

Paul Ryan has been selected as Mitt Romney’s running mate in the upcoming election. Paul Davis Ryan is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district, serving since 1999. He is a member of the Republican Party, and has been ranked among the party’s most influential voices on economic policy. Wikipedia Here is what Ryan […]

House of Representatives Defaults! Skips Town Without Taking Up Postal Reform BIll

From eNAPUS Legislative & Political Bulletin Although the U.S. Senate was able to approve a consensus measure to provide fiscal relief to the US Postal Service months ago, the House of Representatives dropped the ball and skipped town without considering postal relief legislation.  Just as troubling is that the House Leadership seems to be confused […]

House Passes Bill to Fire Tax-Delinquent Federal, Postal Workers

APWU Web News Article 95-2012, Aug. 2, 2012 The House of Representatives passed a bill on July 31 that could cost federal and postal workers their jobs if they are behind in paying their federal taxes. The Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act (H.R. 828), introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and approved by the chamber […]

CNBC Video: Can The Post Office Survive

CNBC: Sen. Thomas Carper, (D-DE), discusses legislation he co-authored to reform and reduce costly retiree benefits for USPS workers they need to right size their enterprise, they need to better align the number of employees they have that the mail processing centers have and the number of post offices they have and the nature of […]

NAPS: House GOP Leaders Give Postal Reform the Cold Shoulder

NAPS Leg/Reg Update – July 17, 2012: House GOP Leaders Give Postal Reform the Cold Shoulder House Republican leaders have given up on passing postal reform legislation for the foreseeable future.  They have indicated that they do not intend to take up either the Senate-passed postal reform measure or alternative House legislation before the month-long […]

NALC applauds Supreme Court victory for Obama health plan

July 3, 2012 — Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected efforts to invalidate President Obama’s historic health care law that will extend health insurance coverage to nearly 30 million Americans between now and 2014. Right-wing opponents of the legislation asked the Court to throw out the law enacted in 2010 as an unconstitutional use […]

New Hampshire Senators Express Concern About Post Office Hours

June 22, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) – In a letter sent today to the United States Postal Service, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) expressed their concern over the nature of recent postal service changes at the town postal unit in Sugar Hill. Sugar Hill residents recently learned that retail postal service at […]

Congressman Kucinich to Host “Hunger Strike to Save the Postal Service”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2012) – On Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:00 am et, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) will host 10 postal activists from across the country as they kick off a hunger strike to protest a 2006 Congressional mandate to prefund retirement benefits for postal workers 75 years in advance. The mandate is […]