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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Probes estimate billions of delayed mail to facilities and point to Postal Service ‘manipulation’...

  Probes estimate billions of delayed mail to facilities and point to Postal Service ‘manipulation’ by a few employees

"...Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) expressed his “great concern about the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General (OIG) audit report finding that the US Postal Service has been inaccurately reporting delayed mail across a number of facilities, directly impacting mail service for millions of customers.” The OIG estimated that during the year ended Feb. 28, “mail processing facilities underreported late arriving mail by about 2 billion mailpieces” — that’s billion..."

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com  

MHA alleges she was terminated for requesting FMLA leave by United States Postal Service

  Woman alleges she was terminated for requesting FMLA leave by United States Postal Service

"...According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant as a mail handler assistant in 2013 and informed the defendant of her pregnancy in 2015. The suit states she was terminated on Aug. 28, 2015..."

Reference: pennrecord.com  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Postal Officials Under-Reporting Delayed Mail, Tester Calls for Firings

  Tester wants firings after postal workers accused of delaying mail delivery

"...In a two-day audit of eight mail distribution centers, investigators discovered more than 572,000 delayed mail items on land. However, postal officials were only reporting 369,000 delays, essentially hiding 36 percent of the problem..."

Reference: billingsgazette.com  

Monday, September 18, 2017

When is my next annual salary increase?

  When is my next annual salary increase?
Effective November 25, 2017 - the basic annual salary for each grade and step of Table 1 and Table 2 shall be increased by an amount equal to an amount equal to 1.3% of the basic annual salary for the grade and step in effect on May 20, 2016. For more information please see Section 9.1 - Basic Annual Salary of the National Contract
Reference: NPMHU 317

Want to know how much YOUR local union pays employees and officers?

  Want to know how much your local union pays employees and officers?
Unions are required to file and report certain things to the Department of Labor. If you would like to see this publicly available information, go to https://olms.dol-esa.gov/query/getOrgQry.do. For example,once you enter the previous link, you can find the pay for NPMHU Local 317 Employees/Officers by entering:



  • Union Name by Abbreviation: enter NPMHU-POSTAL MAIL HANDLERS, LIUNA

  • Designation Number: enter 317

  • Then at the bottom of the page where it says Report Type enter LM-2


  • Once you have made these three items, simply click submit. Once you arrive at the next form page make sure the check box is marked next to 505-261. Now at the bottom of the page where it says, Reports Specific to LM2s and LM3s, check the box that says, Officer/Employee Report. Now click Submit. Once you have completed this, you are now on the Records 1 to 5 page. Here you will see the first 5 individuals and their corresponding pay. Simply click NEXT at the top right of the page to see the next individuals and then so on. You can play with these forms and search queries to find even more information relating to our Local.

  • Reference: NPMHU 317

    NPMHU and USPS Finalize Contract Interpretation Manual

      NPMHU and USPS Finalize Contract Interpretation Manual
    "...As provided for in Article 15, Section .3E of the National Agreement between the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the United States Postal Service, both parties have agreed to jointly produce a Contract Interpretation Manual (CIM), which represents a good faith effort to identify contractual issues on which the National parties are in agreement regarding interpretation and application of the parties' National Agreement. The latest issue of the CIM is Version 4, which was released on August 24, 2017..."
    Reference: https://www.npmhu.org/media/news/cimv4

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