NALC statement on Trump, GOP failure to repeal Obamacare

President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a scheduled vote in the House of Representatives on Friday. The GOP leadership’s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare—was expected to lose handily in the House. Polls showed that only […]

NALC President Rolando: After the midterms, letter carriers’ resolve remains strong

It’s the day after the midterm election, and before I address what the results mean for letter carriers, I want to take the opportunity to publicly thank the active and retired members who took action before and on Nov. 4. Whether it was knocking on doors or making phone calls in the weeks leading up […]

Video: Wisconsin postal worker’s dumping of 3 GOP campaign mailers was not politically motivated

NEENAH (WITI) — A postal worker in Neenah is under investigation — accused of failing to deliver political mailers. The United States Postal Service says it found nearly 900 pieces of campaign mail in a dumpster last week, and all of the flyers were connected to three Republican campaigns. Rohrkaste says he paid $5,000 for that […]

Former Texas House GOP candidate blames USPS for campaign mailer sent in error

It appears each time a GOP candidate experiences a problem with campaign mailer(s) USPS and its employees get blamed. Over the years there has been numerous news articles which clearly illustrate how many GOPers are under the mistaken belief that most Postal Workers are Democrats –and will risk their job/livelihood tampering with political mail. Unfortunately, […]

Video: Senator Sanders: Big Money Bullies – GOP, A party who are beating up on helpless people

From Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) House Republicans are trying to undo the Affordable Care Act, throw millions of children and the elderly off food stamps and continue across-the-board sequestration cuts that have slashed Head Start, Meals on Wheels, home heating assistance and other programs.  That’s just the agenda for this week when the Republicans are using […]

House of Representatives Defaults! Skips Town Without Taking Up Postal Reform BIll

From eNAPUS Legislative & Political Bulletin Although the U.S. Senate was able to approve a consensus measure to provide fiscal relief to the US Postal Service months ago, the House of Representatives dropped the ball and skipped town without considering postal relief legislation.  Just as troubling is that the House Leadership seems to be confused […]

NALC: Republican slips anti-union provision into FAA bill

Anti-union forces are using every angle they can find in their attempts to weaken the labor movement—even counting votes that don’t exist. This week, Rep. John Mica (R-FL) quietly slipped an amendment into a routine Federal Aviation Administration bill that would turn back the clock on union rights. Mica’s amendment would count any railroad or […]

Wisconsin GOP bypasses Dems, cuts collective bargaining rights

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate succeeded in voting Wednesday to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, after Republicans outmaneuvered the chamber’s missing Democrats and approved an explosive proposal that has rocked the state and unions nationwide. “You are cowards!” spectators in the Senate gallery screamed as lawmakers voted. Within hours, […]