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UPMA – Update on FY2018/2019 Pay Package

As you are aware, the FY2018 through 2019 pay package dated June 28, 2018, was sent out to the Field last week.  On June 29, Sean and Tony requested to meet with officials at Postal Service Headquarters to continue discussion on several key issues affecting UPMA members




UPMA statement on Senate Postal Bill (S. 2629)

Both bills would integrate FEHBP and Medicare coverage for Medicare-eligible postal retirees in order to reduce the Postal Service’s health care liability. In addition, both include a 3-year USPS premium subsidy for newly enrolled Part B beneficiaries. However, S. 2629 includes three waivers of Medicare Part B coverage: (1) financial hardship, (2) Veterans Administration health coverage and (3) the lack of Medicare providers in the retiree’s area of residence.



Louisville, KY, Site of First UPMA National Convention

The 2017 UPMA National Convention got underway Monday morning, Aug. 7, in Louisville, KY. Co-Presidents Sean Acord and Tony Leonardi welcomed members. “This convention has been a long time coming,” Leonardi said, “but it’s finally here.” Despite NAPUS and the League finally merging and becoming one organization, he pointed out, the challenge now is to continue building trust and adjusting to change.



UPMA Pays Tribute to Sen. John S. McCain

Nevertheless, Sen. McCain was a military hero and a passionate and courageous legislator who ably represented his beloved state of Arizona, and sought legislative consensus in the pursuit of making our country and this world a better place.