NALC: Payroll tax extension heads to president’s desk

Feb. 21, 2012 — Legislation to renew a payroll tax holiday and extension of unemployment benefits passed both the Senate and House on Friday, and is now on its way to President Obama’s desk, where he’s expected to sign it. While the NALC strongly supported the extension of the payroll tax holiday and unemployment insurance […]

H.R. 3813 Update: New Hires to Pay More, Current Workers Still Threatened

Current postal and federal employees won’t have to pay more for their retirement benefits in order to fund an extension of the 2 percent payroll-tax holiday passed by the Congress last week, but new government workers will be required to pay 1.5 percent more to fund another portion of the bill, which extends unemployment benefits. […]

NAPS: Obama Budget Would Help the Postal Service, Hurt Postal Workers

From the National Association of Postal Supervisors NAPS Leg/Reg Update – February 15, 2012 Democratic Senators Urge Improvements in Postal Bill A group of 27 Democratic Senators on Tuesday called for “significant  improvements” to strengthen the Senate postal bill (S. 1789) that awaits floor action.  The improvements mirror those sought by NAPS.  The overture by more […]

OMB Responds to Rural Letter Carriers Petition To Save 6 Day Delivery

Official Office of Management and Budget Response to Preserve 6 Day Mail Delivery A Balanced Approach to Reforming the Postal Service Thank you for signing a petition about the U.S. Postal Service. We appreciate your participation in the We the People platform on and your concerns about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in a […]

PostCom: White House pressuring Congress to insert postal legislation into Super Committee package

From Postcom “Word has it that the authorizers in both the Senate and the House are under pressure from the White House – and even from elements of their own Leaderships – to provide a package of postal legislation that can be inserted into the Super Committee package that is now being negotiated – including […]

Issa on President’s Proposed Bailout for Postal Service: “Not what taxpayers or the Postal Service needs”

WASHINGTON– In response to a proposal outlined by President Obama on the United States Postal Service, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which oversees the Postal Service, issued the following statement: “The President’s proposal is not what taxpayers or the Postal Service needs.  The President’s plan to achieve […]

Senate Will Weigh Proposals To Save USPS After White House Submits Its Own

TWO SENATE BILLS, USPS PROPOSALS CONFLICT WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Federal Financial Management Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper, D-Del., Tuesday praised Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe for offering a bold plan that attempts to stave off the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) imminent bankruptcy. But […]

Federal-Postal Employees Coalition Urge Obama To Reject Proposals Damaging To Workforce

A coalition of federal and postal employee organizations wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to reject proposals aimed at the federal workforce.  The  groups major concern is the proposal to require federal employees to contribute a much higher share towards their retirement annuity which in effect is a pay cut.

Obama: All new federal light duty vehicles must be alternative fueled by 2015

Presidential Memorandum–Federal Fleet Performance The Federal Government operates the largest fleet of light duty vehicles in America. We owe a responsibility to American citizens to lead by example and contribute to meeting our national goals of reducing oil imports by one-third by 2025 and putting one million advanced vehicles on the road by 2015. Living […]

Video: APWU Members Demonstrate At White House

A protest on March 7th 2011 at the White House ‘Regarding the Protection of the United States Postal Service’ organized by active and retired APWU rank and file membership. In response to APWU President Guffey’s call for help, Rank and File Members of the American Postal Workers Union demonstrated in front of the White House […]