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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Career Mail Handlers Scheduled to Receive Second of Seven Possible Cost-of-Living (COLA) adjustments

  Career Mail Handlers Scheduled to Receive Second of Seven Possible Cost-of-Living (COLA) adjustments

Effective on March 4, 2017, all career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the second of seven possible cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments as outlined in Article 9.3 of the 2016 National Agreement. This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) following release of the January 2017 Index, and provides an annual increase of $333 for all Steps in Table 1 and for Step P of Table 2. The remaining Steps in Table 2 will receive the proportional COLA increase percentages as outlined in Article 9.3 of the National Agreement.

Link to wage chart effective March 4, 2017 (pdf)


Reference: www.npmhu.org  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Chaffetz, PMG Brennan tout bill to sustain U.S. Postal Service

  Chaffetz, PMG Brennan tout bill to sustain U.S. Postal Service

"...The legislation would require postal retirees to look to Medicare for their primary health coverage, a change the would dramatically cut the Postal Service’s costs for retiree healthcare..."

Reference: www.linns.com

More Reading on Medicare: The ABDs (and Fs) of Medicare Coverage. Barron's, February 4, 2017.

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Mail Handlers Ratify New Contract

  Mail Handlers Ratify New Contract

MEMBERSHIP RATIFIES 2016 NATIONAL AGREEMENT

The terms of the 2016 National Agreement between the NPMHU and the U.S. Postal Service were officially ratified on February 10, 2017, when the results of the membership ratification vote were certified by the American Arbitration Association. The final vote tally was 8,047 in favor of ratification and 513 in opposition to ratification. Additional information regarding important provisions of the new National Agreement will be shared in subsequent NPMHU publications. Further details about the implementation of the 2016 National Agreement will be provided to Local Union officers and representatives as they become available.


Wage Chart Explanation

Updated Wage Chart (pdf)

Link to February 2017 Update

Reference: www.npmhu.org  

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