Senate confirms Tea Party Congressman Mulvaney as Trump’s budget director

2/16/17 Reuters – The U.S. Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed South Carolina congressman Mick Mulvaney to serve as White House budget director in a 51-49 vote that largely followed party lines. Underscoring the rocky reception that President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees have had on Capitol Hill, the vote came as Republican Senator John McCain opposed […]

NALC: Trump’s federal hiring freeze

NALC: It is unclear if Trump’s federal hiring freeze applies to USPS   NAPS received the following statement from USPS Headquarters on January 24, 2017  regarding the 2017 Hiring Freeze. “The Postal Service provides an essential service to the people and businesses of the United States, and is a critical part of our nation’s infrastructure.  […]

Trump freezes hiring of all federal employees

“President Trump’s action will disrupt government programs and services that benefit everyone and actually increase taxpayer costs by forcing agencies to hire more expensive contractors to do work that civilian government employees are already doing for far less,” said American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox Sr. “This hiring freeze will mean longer lines […]

Trump’s lease of Washington Old Post Office about to create another conflict of interest

When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, he apparently will violate the lease for his new hotel in Washington, adding to the growing list of conflicts of interest between his business enterprises and his duties as president. The lease for the Trump International Hotel, housed in Washington’s historic Old Post Office Pavilion, which is […]

CPUW calls for massive protests on inauguration weekend –Trump dangerous to all working people

All Out for Massive Labor-Community Protests – Inauguration Weekend Jan. 20-22, 2017 Call to Action – Let’s build a nationwide United Front against Trump By Communities and Postal Workers United & Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services The election of Donald Trump is dangerous for all working people, including and especially immigrants, people of […]

Will Postal Workers still be forced into Medicare if GOP succeeds in gutting program?

NALC: The industry has coalesced around the idea of full Medicare integration for health plans that cover postal employees and postal annuitants in the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program (FEHBP)—that is implementing a requirement that postal annuitants enroll in Medicare Parts A and B when they reach age 65, and requiring FEHBP plans covering postal […]

Massachusetts postal worker allegedly tells man to leave US, calling it ‘Trump land’

The United States Postal Service is investigating after a man said he saw a postal worker in Cambridge Massachusetts this week shout at another man to leave the country, calling it “Trump land.” Yarden Katz, a fellow in the department of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, said in a telephone interview that he was […]

APWU President Dimondstein’s statement on 2016 election results

11/10/2016 – To APWU Members across the country, The Presidential election is over and Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States. Throughout the primaries and general election there was a revolt against the “establishment” and politics as usual. People clearly wanted a change. As a union whose members cover the entire political […]

Mail Handlers Union President’s statement on election results

Tuesday’s election defied expectations and set historical precedents. The results were disappointing, but we recognize democracy in action, and look for ways to move forward. In August at our National Convention, the delegates endorsed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President. Not only was she on the side of labor, but she was also a […]