Congressman Lynch Joins Higgins in Fight Against Closing of Buffalo Mail Processing Facility

Ranking Member on Postal Subcommittee Latest Voice Asking Postmaster to Keep William Street Center Open Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-9) is joining Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) in asking the U.S. Postmaster General to remove the Buffalo Mail Processing facility from the list of those slated for closure. Congressman Lynch is a member of the Committee […]

Reps. Cummings and Lynch to Announce Innovative Legislation to Return USPS to Profitability

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tomorrow, Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings and Congressman Stephen Lynch, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy, will hold a press conference to announce comprehensive legislation to fundamentally change the Postal Service’s business model to cut costs and increase revenue.

Congressmen Denounce USPS Bid to Break APWU Contract

Two U.S. Representatives have denounced Postal Service legislative proposals to abrogate its collective bargaining agreements with postal unions. In a sharply-worded letter [PDF] to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), condemned management’s proposals to dissolve “no lay-off” provisions in union contracts and to remove postal employees from federal […]

Congressmen Cummings and Lynch Issue Statement On USPS Cash Conservation Plan

Washington, DC – Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings and Stephen F. Lynch, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy, issued the following statement on the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to suspend its employer’s contributions for the defined benefit portion of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). “Today, the […]

Congressmen Introduce Bill: “USPS Pension Obligation Recalculation and Restoration Act of 2011”

The following is a bill introduced by Congressmen Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on April 4, 2011 Currently the bill has 8 sponsors: Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] – 4/5/2011 Rep Connolly, Gerald E. “Gerry” [VA-11] – 4/5/2011 Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] – 4/4/2011 Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] – 4/5/2011 Rep […]

Congressman Stephen Lynch Introduces Legislation To Correct USPS CSRS Retirement Overpayments

Congressman Stephen Lynch introduced legislation yesterday to correct methodology which overcharges USPS for its CSRS retirement obligations.  The legislation amends the provisions of title 5, United States Code, relating to the methodology for calculating the amount of any Postal surplus or supplemental liability under the Civil Service Retirement System. This is a bill in the […]

House Subcommittee Approves Measures to Benefit Federal Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 10 a.m. in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on held a business meeting and approved several priority pieces of legislation.   Introduced by Subcommittee Chairman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), H.R. 4489 will strengthen federal oversight of the prescription drug benefits available to […]

Local APWU Calls For Congressional Investigation of Oakland, California Mail Center

Oakland APWU President Fred Jacobs urges other locals to follow suit in requesting an investigation. Dear Chairman, Representative and Senators: We, the undersigned Oakland Local 78 APWU members, Oakland Post Office P&DC bid cluster Postal Service employees, union officials, customers, concerned citizens, and constituents of the 9th Congressional District, over the years have stood by […]