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Sunday, February 27, 2011

National Postal Mail Handlers Union supports Wisconsin union members

National Postal Mail Handlers Union
  National Postal Mail Handlers Union supports Wisconsin union members "...As the situation in Wisconsin continues to boil over, and as several other states have now indicated that they too wish to restrict or eliminate collective bargaining for certain groups of public employees, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union is committed to standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the labor movement.

“This has long ago ceased to be about balancing the budget, if it ever was,” said National President John Hegarty. “In Wisconsin, and now in many other states, this is nothing more than retribution by the right wing against the labor unions for exercising their right to support the candidates of their choosing in last fall’s elections.”

The public-sector unions in Wisconsin have already indicated their willingness to work with the Governor, and to chip in and do their part to balance the budget. Apparently, that’s not good enough for Governor Walker, who is insisting that they also give up most of their collective bargaining rights.

We have fielded numerous calls to the National Office asking how our members can get involved. The AFL-CIO has a link on its website regarding protests going on in cities across the country: Jobs With Justice also has a listing of events on their web site at Please be advised that any activity on your part should be off-the-clock.

The NPMHU encourages all of its members to stay informed, and to support these workers in whatever way they see fit. ..." Reference: National Postal Mail Handlers Union  

Daytona Beach postmark ending

  "...Nick Mosezar, president of Local 318 of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union that represents Florida, said he was not surprised at the decision. "The Postal Service is in a slash mode," said Mosezar, whose office is in Orlando. ..."

Friday, February 25, 2011

Huntsville Union Meeting Today

  Huntsville Union Meeting Today There will be a union meeting at 11:00 AM. The primary topic of discussion will surely focus on the proposed consolidation of the Huntsville Processing and Distribution Facility and the upcoming Community meeting to discuss the consolidation. The meeting will be held at the China Buffet on Highway 20.  

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Huntsville Alabama Hammered By Mail Delays

  Huntsville Alabama Hammered By Mail Delays
"...Postal Service spokesman Joseph Breckenridge. "This certainly was a lesson for us, and we're going to be taking this lesson into account...We don't have the extra resources that we used to have, and we're down to the bare essentials we need in order to do the job...." Reference: Rocket City News  

Saturday, February 19, 2011

RI-399 Jurisdiction Case Law with citings

  RI-399 Jurisdiction Case Law with citings "...TRENTON METROPOLITAN AREA LOCAL OF THE AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO, Appellant in 08-4084,
NATIONAL POSTAL MAIL HANDLERS UNION, AFL-CIO (Intervenor in D.C.), Appellant in 09-1333...." Reference:  

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Federal Duck Stamp Collecting

1940 Federal Duck Stamp
Federal Duck Stamp Collecting "...An oft overlooked collectible stamp is the Federal Duck Stamp. The Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, often known as “Ducks Stamps,” are pictorial stamps produced by the Postal Service for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. These stamps are not valid for postage. Originally, these stamps were created in 1934 as the federal licenses required for duck hunting and hunting migratory waterfowl.

In addition to serving as a hunting license and a conservation tool, the Federal Duck Stamp also..." Reference: Federal Duck Stamp Collecting  

Thursday, February 10, 2011

2011 Mail Handler Contract Official Call for Bargaining Proposals

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Submit Your Proposals for the National Postal Mail Handlers Union Contract

If you have any proposals that you would like to have considered for the upcoming round of bargaining, now is the time to submit them to the National Office. Every proposal submitted will be fully analyzed by the NPMHU’s Field Negotiating Committee and the National Negotiations Team while the Union develops its opening bargaining proposals.

All proposals should set forth the Article, Section, Paragraph, and/or Page of the National Agreement that you are suggesting should be changed; the specific language you would like to see added to, or deleted from, the current National Agreement; and your specific reasons for suggesting the change. If you have supporting evidence or documentation that you believe would support the change that you propose, please submit those materials to the National Office along with your proposals.

The National Office is asking that all proposals be submitted as soon as possible, but in no event later than March 31, 2011. The National Office also has issued a form that can be used to submit proposals. Copies of that form have been mailed to all Local Unions and all Local Union officers and stewards, and can be downloaded on the NPMHU website. (Click here to get PDF of proposal form.)

Once again, proposals from any member (or group of members) and any Local Unions or other subordinate body should be submitted to the National Office by March 31, 2011, using the following address:

National Postal Mail Handlers Union
2011 Contract Negotiations
1101 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

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Tags: Mail Handler Contract Negotiations 2011, National Postal Mail Handlers Union Contract

Postal Service Mail Volume Increases a huge 707 million pieces

  Postal Service Begins 2011 with Loss in First Quarter "...Total mail volume increased a modest 707 million pieces or 1.5 percent for the first quarter of 2011..." Reference:  

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

U.S. Postal Service Considers Moving Some Huntsville Operations To Birmingham

  U.S. Postal Service Considers Moving Some Huntsville Operations To Birmingham "...resulted in an excess number of employees and equipment in some mail processing operations.

In November, the Postal Service began a study at the Huntsville Processing and Distribution Facility to determine how easy and effective it would be to consolidate some operations to the Birmingham Processing and Distribution Center. ..." Reference: WHNT News  

Friday, February 4, 2011

USPS RIF and VER Informational Website Announced

USPS HR Organizational Changes Website Announced

In the event of RIF and/or VER, all relevant information – including timelines and guidance - will be posted on the Organizational Changes Website as soon as details are finalized. Watch for internal communications such as LINK articles and stay tuned to this website for any and all HR-related updates.

Reference Source: USPS HR Organizational Changes Website

Tags: USPS HR Organizational Changes Website, USPS Voluntary Early Retirement Information, USPS Reduction in Force Information,

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