NPMHU: USPS Voluntary Early Out Retirement comes without monetary incentive

The Postal Service unilaterally announced earlier today that it is offering Voluntary Early Retirement (VERA) to eligible mail handlers throughout the United States.  This VERA comes without any monetary incentive payments to retire, and simply makes early retirement available to eligible employees. More detailed information will be widely circulated to all eligible mail handlers, directly […]

APWU: USPS provided no advanced notice or negotiations on Voluntary Early Out Retirement

USPS Announces Voluntary Early Out Retirement (VERA) 01/04/2018 – Today, January 4, 2018, the APWU was notified by letter that the USPS is offering voluntary early out retirement (VERA) for eligible clerk craft employees. This letter was received with no advance notification to the union or negotiations with the APWU over who the VERA applied […]

USPS offering Voluntary Early Out Retirement to Postal Clerks, Mail Handlers

The Postal Service will extend voluntary early retirement (VER) offers to eligible mail handlers and clerks, beginning Jan. 8. The offers will contain three retirement-effective dates from which eligible employees may choose: Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and March 31. While USPS has been taking aggressive steps to cut costs and increase efficiencies, additional operational changes […]

Mail Handlers Union issues Memorandum to Address Veteran’s Day Schedule Inquiries

10/26/2017 From the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) Veterans’ Day is celebrated on Nov. 11th– in 2017, the holiday falls on a Saturday. In view of the confusion caused by this anomaly, the Contract Administration Department issued a memorandum intended to clarify the holiday schedule for Mail Handlers. The October 25, 2017 memo and […]

Co-workers remember USPS retiree making a name for himself on America’s Got Talent

8/21/17 Harold Thomas’s former colleagues aren’t surprised to see the Postal Service retiree making a name for himself on television. Thomas, a Memphis mail handler from 1985-2000, is currently competing on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” as a member of the Masqueraders soul trio. Memphis Mail Handler E.O. Alexander, a 44-year USPS employee, spent several years […]

USPS to hire postal retirees from various crafts for “peak” holiday season

Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistants and Annuitant City Carrier Assistant (Holiday Term) jobs have been posted district-wide. USPS is planning to hire annuitants from various crafts for “the peak” holiday season from November 25, 2017 through January 19, 2018 . The application period varies depending on the position. For some positions the ending date to apply runs from August  […]

Mail Handlers Union Moves to Challenge Wholesale Job Reversions and Bid Abolishments

The National Office has been in contact with Postal Headquarters to discuss the deluge of bid reversions and abolishments that are being implemented across the country as a result of the Function 1 Scheduler. Postal Management has argued that these reversions/ abolishments are necessary because of the continuing decline in mail volumes. The most recent […]

Florida postal worker guilty of stealing over $2 million in Social Security checks

Jury Finds Army Veteran Guilty Of Theft Of Nearly $300,000 And Making A False Statement Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury today found Stacy Darnell Mitchell (48, Tampa) guilty of theft of government property and theft of mail. He faces a maximum penalty of 15 years […]