eNAPUS: Postal, Federal Employees and Retirees Dodge Budget Bullet

Postmasters, Postal Workers, Retirees and the Federal Community Dodge Budget Bullet May 8, 2015 Postmasters may have evaded an early 2015 attack on federal health and retirement programs. Our work to educate Members of Congress during the Leadership Conference and at subsequent political events – particularly regard member of the Senate – paid a meaningful […]

Sanders: The Ryan Budget Is a Broken Record of Failed Trickle-Down Economics

For the past three years, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been trotting out the same conservative, top-down policies that have failed the nation’s middle- and working-class families, seniors, and the economy. The House Republican budget is built around the tenet that nearly everyone else must sacrifice in order to continue to give […]

Based on a Falsehood, Ryan Budget Would Plunder Postal Service

The postal provisions in the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on April 1 are a “thinly-veiled attempt to plunder the Postal Service — to slash service, cut workers’ benefits, and render our great national treasure ripe for privatization,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. They’re also based on a fallacy, Dimondstein points out: The […]

NAPS: Four Ways the Budget Deal Will Impact Postal Employees

The bipartisan  budget agreement, approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday and expected to be considered by the Senate this coming week, will affect postal employees in at least four ways. First, it will require new (and only new) federal and postal employees to contribute more toward their retirement benefits. Current employees will not […]

NALC: Budget negotiators reject Saturday delivery cut, unfairly target future federal employees

Dec. 11, 2013—NALC grassroots activists and the American public scored a huge victory on Tuesday when efforts to include elimination of Saturday mail delivery in the emerging budget agreement for 2014 failed. National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando reacted with gratitude and relief. “Thanks to the thousands of dedicated letter carriers, citizens and […]

Budget Negotiators Threaten Postal, Federal Pay, Benefits

Congressional budget negotiators are engaged in closed-door deal-making that could reduce the take-home pay of postal workers and federal employees; reduce retirement benefits; eliminate postal jobs, and weaken the Postal Service, APWU leaders have learned. President Mark Dimondstein is asking all union members — and their families and friends — to contact their U.S. senators […]

Federal Budget update: The devil is always in the details

…from Jennifer Warburton, NALC Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Nov. 12, 2013—As House and Senate budget conferees get to work on a federal budget deal, there are many rumors floating about town on what will be included in it. With a deadline of January 15, 2014, discussions are well under way. I believe it […]