NALC: All 4 postal unions approve of postal bill which includes forcing postal retirees into Medicare

2/7/17 NALC President Fredric Rolando was among those called to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the recently introduced postal bill, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). Rolando along with USPS Postmaster General Megan Brennan, Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Chairman Robert Taub, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Director […]

Postal News Recap: Trump victory, late night mail delivery, carrier assault

Postal Worker charged with identity theft can remain on job HOUSTON – A 26-year-old Houston postal worker may already be back on the job just one day after being charged by the feds. D’angela Domio [a City Carrier Assistant for two years] and five others are accused of preying on people’s personal information and stealing […]

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 […]

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 Handler National Convention Called to Order in Chicago

Convention Update – A Successful Opening Day, Powered by You “Now more than ever, we need to harness the power of you, all of you’s.” The quadrennial National Convention was called to order on Monday morning by National President Paul Hogrogian.  Mail Handlers came in droves from across the country, gathering in a large conference […]

NPMHU and USPS Present Opening Statements as National Negotiations Begin in Washington D.C.

 On February 25, 2016, National President Paul V. Hogrogian gave the Union’s opening statement, formalizing the start of national negotiations with the United States Postal Service. The Union’s statement is featured below in its entirety:   On behalf of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and almost 44,000 Mail Handlers that our Union represents, we […]

Mail Handlers: Unions grievance could impact future USPS closures and consolidations

The Postal Service has temporarily suspended most of its plans to close and/or consolidate up to 82 additional postal facilities as part of Phase II of its Network Rationalization plans.  One part of the NPMHU’s opposition to this plan is the processing of a National-level grievance, claiming that the Postal Service has violated Handbook PO-408 […]

USPS, Mail Handlers open contract negotiations February 25th

NPMHU preparing for contract negotiations As everyone knows, the NPMHU’s 2011 National Agreement expires in approximately three months, on May 20, 2016.  Negotiations with the Postal Service will formally commence on February 25, 2016, and preparations at the National Office have been ongoing for many months. The Postal Service continues to claim, both publicly and […]