Deadline Approaches For Mail Handlers Early Retirement Incentive

Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the NPMHU and the Postal Service on May 22, 2012, eligible Mail Handlers have until July 2, 2012 to choose to leave employment with the USPS (on or before August 31, 2012) and thus receive incentive payments totaling up to fifteen thousand dollars (for full-time […]

Mail Handlers: Critical Votes Pending on Senate Postal Bill

Please Contact Your Senators Now!! (Monday, April 23, 2012) — Debate continues today in the United States Senate on the substitute version of S. 1789 — the 21st Century Postal Service Act — which was introduced in that chamber last week. The Senate leadership has agreed to pare down scores of submitted amendments, and will […]

USPS Plans to Close the Doors on Service

Mail Handlers Union: “we also are working to negotiate a retirement program that will provide an incentive to mail handlers who choose to retire or resign..” From the National Postal Mail Handlers Union: (February 23, 2012)  Last year, on September 15, 2011, the Postal Service issued a list of 252 mail processing facilities that it […]

Mail Handlers President calls for USPS to defer implementation of service standard changes pending PRC opinion

NPMHU Offers Additional Comments Opposing USPS Proposed Rule on Service Standards February 13, 2012 Manager, Industry Engagement and Outreach United States Postal Service 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Room 4107 Washington, DC 20260-4107 Re: Comments of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union on the Postal Service’s Proposed Rule, Service Standards for Market-Dominant Mail Products The National […]

USPS Moves Forward its Ill-Advised Plan to Reduce Service Standards

From the National Postal Mail Handlers Union On Monday, December 5, the Postal Service filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), asking for an advisory opinion to relax the service standards for first-class mail and periodicals. The NPMHU condemns this action as extremely short-sighted, and believes that substantial cuts in service like those […]

NPMHU Contract Update: USPS Suggests Sweeping Operational Changes Are Necessary

In addition to the recent Finance Presentation discussed in last week’s update, the Postal Service has provided the NPMHU bargaining team with an Operations Presentation. During this meeting, the Postal Service highlighted key changes that the agency wants to make to the current operating model in order to reduce costs.

Video: Save America’s Postal Service Rally in Jersey City, NJ

Save America’s Postal Service Rally – Video National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU), Local 300 Jersey City, NJ.  Featuring:  Paul Hogrogian & Terry O’Sullivan Over 400 participated in NPMHU Local 300’s rally to SAVE AMERICA’S POSTAL SERVICE. All four Postal Unions (NPMHU, NALC, APWU, NRLCA) and the NAPS have joined forces. Also attending Local 300’s […]

APWU Launches Phase 2 Of Television Ad Campaign

The APWU has launched Phase 2 of its television ad campaign, in conjunction with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, APWU President Cliff Guffey announced. Spots will air on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News. The ad will run for approximately two months.