USPS, Mail Handlers Memorandum addresses bidding procedures during ongoing negotiations

5/19/16 – Memorandum (MOU) Addresses NPMHU Bidding Procedures During Bargaining Postal Employees represented by the NPMHU will be allowed to bid under the new contract, whether or not the parties reach a tentative settlement, extend bargaining, or enter into impasse procedures. Successful bids on or after May 21, 2016 will be counted towards the bid […]

Video: Postal employee deaths at Pontiac facility raise questions

3/9/16 PONTIAC, Mich. – The federal government is investigating a rash of deaths at a United States Postal Service (USPS) facility in Pontiac which may be connected to methane gas leaching from the ground. Five people have died recently at the USPS Michigan Metroplex Processing and Distribution Center on East Montcalm Street. There is concern that methane […]

NPMHU and USPS Present Opening Statements as National Negotiations Begin in Washington D.C.

 On February 25, 2016, National President Paul V. Hogrogian gave the Union’s opening statement, formalizing the start of national negotiations with the United States Postal Service. The Union’s statement is featured below in its entirety:   On behalf of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and almost 44,000 Mail Handlers that our Union represents, we […]

USPS, Mail Handlers Union reach agreement on procedures to fill residual vacancies

NPMHU: Agreement Reached on Procedures to Fill Residual Vacancies The National Office is pleased to report that the parties have come to an agreement on the procedures for filling residual vacancies.  On August 17, 2015, the USPS and NPMHU entered into a Memorandum of Understanding providing for a specific pecking order when filling residual vacancies. […]

Mail Handlers Union files lawsuit against USPS, APWU over SPSS craft determination reversal

A few days ago (August 11, 2015) the Mail Handlers Union “filed an appeal to arbitration concerning the disputed work on the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS), as well as an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).” Now, the NPMHU has filed a federal lawsuit requesting the court to halt […]

Mail Handlers Union Files Labor Charge Against USPS Over SPSS decision

NPMHU APPEALS SPSS DECISION TO ARBITRATION AND NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD The NPMHU National Office has filed an appeal to arbitration concerning the disputed work on the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS), as well as an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board. The latter seeks injunctive relief under Section 10(j) of […]

Postal Unions Urge Congress to Reject Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Legislation

From National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) (June 10, 2015) In a joint letter, Presidents of the NPMHU, APWU and NALC express unified opposition to the “fast Track” bill now before the Congress. The letter reads in part, “We have urged you to end the undemocratic practice of voting on Trade Promotion Authority before the […]

USPS: National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 16–22, 2015

The U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of calling attention to one of the nation’s most commonly reported public health problems: dog attacks and bites. From nips and bites to actual attacks, violent dog behavior continues to pose a serious threat to our employees. To emphasize the enormity of this issue, we are reporting the […]

Postal Unions notified letter addressed to President Obama tested positive for cyanide

Unions notified of suspicious parcel addressed to the President of the United States; (March 17, 2015) Late Tuesday afternoon, the Postal Service was made aware of a suspicious parcel addressed to the President of the United States (POTUS). Upon opening the package a sealed container containing a liquid was discovered. On-site testing resulted in a presumptive […]

USPS updates notifications to APWU and Mail Handlers on involuntary reassignments in 2015

USPS has updated notifications to APWU and NPMHU of its intent to involuntarily reassign Clerks, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Service (MVS) and Mail Handlers in the Pacific Area covering California and Hawaii. There is very little impact to management employees. note: This summary created by PostalReporter.com and compiled from letters sent to the unions named above […]