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Thursday, October 29, 2015

FEHB Health Plan Information and Comparison for Your Area (2015 Open Season)

  FEHB Health Plan Information and Comparison

As health plans rise an average of 7.4% and postal wages stagnate, this is the time to reevaluate your health, dental and vision plans. The OPM site we reference HERE allows you to review plans via zip code, plan name or plan code. Remember Open Season is right around the corner. Open Season runs Monday, November 9, 2015 through Monday, December 14, 2015. Also, remember this year you have the option to add a Self Plus One enrollment type.

Reference: NPMHU Local 317  

Tuscaloosa FedEx driver busted in marijuana shipping scheme

  Tuscaloosa delivery driver charged with hauling pot

"...Captain Brad Mason said investigators said they found three pounds of pot worth $28,000 on the driver's truck. A tip about Witherspoon's involvement in the marijuana shipping scheme led to Thursday's arrest, Mason said..."

Reference: www.wvtm13.com  

Monday, October 26, 2015

Bernie Sanders to Corporations: 'You Can't Have It All!'

  Bernie Sanders to Billionaires: 'You Can't Have It All!'

"...The eternal premise that “all men (and women) are created equal,” the battlefield promise that this would be a land “of the people, by the people, for the people,” the pledge of “liberty and justice for all,” has been replaced by a call from a campaign donor to a pliant politician. The shift in our politics and our governance has yielded broken trade policies, bailouts for bankers and corporations, wage stagnation and income inequality..."

Reference: www.truth-out.org  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

How Bernie Sanders Wants To Save US Postal Service

  How Bernie Sanders Wants To Save US Postal Service

"...While on the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders has touted a number of ways the United States can expand universal services, including for the U.S. Postal Service, which is suffering from budgetary challenges. In an interview with Fusion published Tuesday, the Vermont senator said he would turn U.S. post offices into banks..."

Reference: www.ibtimes.com  

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Carper Introduces Bill Aimed to Reform Postal Operations and Finances

  Carper Introduces Bill Aimed to Reform Postal Operations and Finances
September 17, 2015: Earlier today, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), who serves as the Ranking Member on the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced a bill that seeks to address and reform several key components of the operations and finances of the United States Postal Service. While the Carper bill, which is called the Improving Postal Operations, Service and Transparency Act of 2015 (iPOST), addresses numerous important provisions -- many of which have evolved over several years of discussions among various postal stakeholders -- the NPMHU nevertheless views this proposed legislation as a work-in-progress.

The NPMHU has long been engaged in discussions surrounding postal reform legislation, and will continue to work with its allies throughout the postal community to refine the iPOST bill, in an attempt to fashion final legislation which will best serve the collective interests of NPMHU members, the USPS, and the customers who rely on postal products and services.

Summary: Improving Postal Operations, Service and Transparency Act of 2015 (iPOST) PDF

Details: Improving Postal Operations, Service and Transparency Act of 2015 (iPOST) PDF


Reference: www.npmhu.org

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