The fifth contract COLA is finalized today at $645 annually with the release of the July 2018 CPI-W.
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NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the release of the U.S. Postal Service’s financial statement for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, covering the months of April, May and June of 2018:
When applying the provisions of the MOU Re: Step Credit for Former Transitional Employees, USPS divided the employees’ total days on the rolls as a TE days by 365. This calculation was flawed. For example, this calculation would require a TE to work over two weeks into their fourth year as a TE to get credit for three years
The issue in this dispute is the effective date of the provisions of Article 11.8, which provides holiday pay for city carrier assistants. In this settlement (M-01894) The parties agreed that eligible CCAs will receive holiday pay for holidays after the first wage increases under the terms of the 2016-2019 National Agreement.
This settlement (M-01893) lifts the hold in place instituted by USPS. The carriers affected by the hold in place will receive their step increases as scheduled prior to being held. These carriers will receive any retroactive pay owed back to the time they should have received their step increase(s).
Today, a group of 10 bipartisan representatives introduced a House Resolution (H. Res. 993) calling on Congress to take all appropriate measures to ensure that the Postal Service remain an independent agency of the federal government and not be subject to privatization.
In a narrow 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court once again sided with corporate special interests and against America’s working families. In a case called Janus vs. AFSCME, the Court ruled that public sector unions may no longer benefit from so-called agency fees, the payment required of non-union members to pay for the cost of collective bargaining services.
In a markup on Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Act.
On May 4, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Jeff Pon sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan making four legislative recommendations that, if enacted, would require current and future federal employees to make larger pension contributions, and also would scale back retirement benefits for current retirees
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