USPS needs legislation now, PMG tells Senate

PMG Megan J. Brennan told congressional leaders Jan. 21 that the Postal Service “[needs] legislation now.” Brennan said USPS has streamlined operations, restructured networks, improved productivity for six consecutive years, grown its package business and stabilized its mail business, but without legislative reform, the organization’s losses will continue. “Our financial challenges are serious, but they […]

PRC Issues Annual Report to the President and Congress

1/12/16  Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission released its Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report to the President and Congress that highlights its various activities performed throughout the year. By law, the Commission is required to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress concerning the operations of the Commission, including the extent to which regulations […]

APWU: Congress Approves Spending Bill; Fails to Address Epidemic of Delayed Mail

Congress approved an appropriations bill on Dec. 18 to fund the government through 2016, but failed to include a measure that would have restored postal service standards to their pre-January 2015 levels. The primary purpose of an appropriations bill is to fund the government, but budget bills are often amended to include policy provisions, also […]

Video: USPS Board Of Governors losing members

Congressional gridlock preventing vacant seats from being filled This is the time of year when millions of Americans rely on the U.S. Postal Service to deliver holiday greeting cards or packages. Despite strong challenges from e-mail and rival delivery companies, the U.S. Postal Service is still a vital link for large and small businesses as […]

Vermont Congressman pledges fight to retain full service at U.S. Postal Service

Vermont Congressman concerned with future of USPS 6-day deliveries Rep says Congress should stop meddling in agency that’s stabilized BURLINGTON, Vt.  Rep. Peter Welch is promising to fight further efforts in Congress to reform the postal service, which he says has stabilized its finances and should retain Saturday mail delivery. The Vermont Democrat said the […]

APWU: New Congressional Majority Against Mail Delays

The legislative movement against delayed mail achieved an important milestone over the past week. For the first time, an outright majority of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is now calling for an end to delayed mail and the return of overnight mail standards. This accomplishment is building on the overwhelming and bipartisan 85-11 Senate vote in April […]

Postal Unions, Associations among Federal coalition urging Congress not to siphon money from TSP

Wednesday, September 9 2015 Fifteen federal organizations are urging Congress not to use the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), the federal government’s retirement savings program, as a revenue source. In a recent letter to House and Senate leadership, members of the Employee Thrift Advisory Council (ETAC) Chairman Clifford Dailing (NRLCA) urged them to “declare the TSP […]

NTEU President Kelley to Congress: Say No to Changing TSP’s G Fund

Wednesday, July 15 2015 Washington, D.C.—The head of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) urged Congress this week to reject proposals to weaken the federal Thrift Saving Plan’s (TSP) G Fund. Congress is reportedly considering tapping the personal retirement savings of federal employees, retirees and members of the military to offset the Highway bill. Nearly […]

APWU: ‘Stakeholders’ Urge Congress To Give USPS Legislative Relief

7/14/2015 – The APWU is part of a group of 50 postal unions, management associations, and mailers that has asked Congress to help the agency during the current nationwide financial difficulties by giving legislative relief to its retiree health-insurance liability. In a Nov. 17 letter  to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the group said […]

TISA: Another Secret Trade Deal Threatens Public Postal Service, Workers

June 23, 2015  The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority. The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become […]