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 […]

APWU wins partial victory in arbitration over SPSS craft assignments

12/09/2016 – The APWU prevailed in an arbitration that keeps hundreds of Clerk Craft jobs in the union’s bargaining unit. The decision clarifies what ability the Postal Service has to change craft work assignments for new machinery. When the new Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) machines were installed, the Postal Service first assigned all of […]

Former Michigan NPMHU stewards sentenced for stealing grievance settlement funds

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Jeffrey D. Velfling, the former Union Steward for Local #307 of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, and John L. Crosby, the former deputy Union Steward, were sentenced today for their role in stealing approximately $14,500 in overtime payments which should have been given to their co-workers at the Traverse City […]

Mail Handlers Union Election Committee Announces Results of 2016 Election

The ballot counts for this year’s elections for the Central, Eastern, and Western Vice Presidents were completed on Friday, October 28, 2016. The official results have been certified by the American Arbitration Association. The following individuals were elected: Central Region Vice President: June Harris Eastern Region Vice President: John Gibson Western Region Vice President: Don […]

USPS to hire 400 Casual Mail Handlers in several Florida cities for holiday season

TAMPA FL – The U.S. Postal Service is accepting applications for Casual Mail Handlers, a temporary seasonal job for the fall mailing season and holiday period. The Postal Service plans to hire a total of 400 Casual Mail Handlers to work in St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Orlando, Lake Mary, Tampa, Lakeland and Melbourne, Florida. Salary for the position is […]

Overall settlement of a USPS, Mail Handlers National Contract Agreement may be reached soon

2016 No. 9 – October 11, 2016 You are reading the latest Contract Update produced and distributed by the NPMHU during the course of 2016 negotiations. With the completion of the 2016 NPMHU National Convention, the National Office and representatives of the U.S. Postal Service have returned to the bargaining table to reach closure on […]

Update on USPS, Mail Handlers contract negotiations

From the National Postal Mail Handlers Union: Negotiations between the NPMHU and the Postal Service over the terms of their 2016 National Agreement have been revived, with the parties meeting in Washington, DC to resolve their remaining disputes. One of the primary reasons for extending the NPMHU-USPS negotiations deadline past May 20, 2016 was to […]

House Committee Passes Two Postal Reform Bills

The NPMHU applauds Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which on July 12, 2016 passed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 5714) by a voice vote. “The NPMHU appreciates the hard work done by both parties in moving forward this bi-partisan […]