NALC: Contract COLA – 3rd COLA Will Be $270 Annually

Contract COLA: 3rd COLA Will Be $270 Annually The July 2017 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W, 1967=100) was 710.766, an increase of 12.186 points over the 2016-2019 National Agreement’s July 2014 base index of 698.580. Each full 0.4 point increase above the base index equals a 1-cent-per-hour increase. As […]

Paltry COLA Will Leave Postal, Federal Retirees Worse Off

10/20/2016 – The APWU has joined with 74 other organizations to urge Congress to correct an outrageous disparity, Retirees Department Director Nancy Olumekor reports. Unless the legislature takes action, a miniscule 0.3 percent 2017 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for millions of retirees will result in a substantialreduction in the annuities of hundreds of thousands of postal […]

NARFE: Federal Retirees worse off with only 0.3 Percent COLA increase for 2017

Alexandria, VA – – Federal retirees received bad news today with the announcement of the 2017 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), said National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) President Richard G. Thissen. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that the COLA to federal civilian and military retirement annuities and Social Security benefits in […]

APWU: COLA Increase

08/16/2016 – Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a one-cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective Sept. 3, in accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The increase is the result of a slight increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated Sept. 23 (Pay Period 19-2016), […]

Senator Sanders: No COLA for Social Security, Disabled Vets is ‘Unacceptable’

October 15, 2015 LOS ANGELES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday called it “unacceptable” that millions of seniors will get no annual cost-of-living adjustment in their Social Security checks in 2016. The announcement on Thursday by the Social Security Administration also means there will be no boost in benefits for disabled veterans. Next year […]

GAO report to Issa on USPS’s plans to manage size and cost of workforce

(November 13, 2014) The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued the following report: “U.S. POSTAL SERVICE –Status of Workforce Reductions and Related Planning Efforts.” Report to the Chairman Darrell Issa, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives note: Some of the excerpts from report are out of sequence GAO was asked to […]

Postal, Federal Retirees to get 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment for 2015

From various news sources COLA increase =$22 The U.S. government will raise benefits for Social Security beneficiaries by 1.7% in 2015, the Social Security Administration said today. This is the third consecutive year in which the increase will be under 2%. The agency said it expects to send out checks to about 64 million people […]

APWU: $686 Cost-of-Living Raise in Paychecks Dated Sept. 26

Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of $686 per year beginning with paychecks dated Sept. 26, in accordance with the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The raise is the result of an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement provides for COLAs based on increases […]

Mail Handlers Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) total $1,227

From the National Postal Mail Handlers Union: Effective on September 6, 2014, all career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive both the second and fourth of seven possible cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments as outlined in Articles 9.3 and 9.7 of the 2011 National Agreement.  These two COLA increases are based on: 1) the upward […]