President Obama re-nominates GOP creator of 2006 Postal Reform bill to PRC

President Obama  re-nominates former Aide of GOP Congressman To PRC Robert G. Taub, Nominee for Commissioner, and upon appointment designated Chairman, Postal Regulatory Commission Robert G. Taub was Special Assistant to Secretary of the Army John McHugh from 2009 to 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Taub spent time serving  as Chief of Staff to then-Congressman […]

APWU: President Obama Honors Postal Heritage Day

President Obama in honoring Postal Heritage Day, July 26, writing a tribute to the Postal Service and the workers who carry out its mission. July 26 has been designated Postal Heritage Day because it is the day in 1775 when the Second Continental Congress established the U.S. Post Office and named Benjamin Franklin the nation’s […]

Postal Employees help President Obama celebrate National Park Service’s 100th anniversary

July 7, 2016 Three Postal Service employees recently helped President Obama commemorate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. The president visited Yosemite National Park in California, where the audience included Yosemite Postmaster John Reynolds, Hilmar Postmaster Donna Geary and Sacramento Customer Relations Coordinator Candi Cheathon. All three employees work in the Golden State. “Shaking hands […]

President Obama orders Flags to half-staff as mark of respect for Orlando shooting victims

As a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of […]

Postal Regulatory Commission Seeks Public Comment on Report to President and Congress

PRC Seeks Public Comment on Report to the President and Congress: PRC must make recommendations for any legislation or other measures necessary to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the postal laws of the United States 4/14/16 Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) called for public input and comment as it prepares […]

Postal Workers not included in Executive order allowing Feds Christmas Eve off

President Barack Obama has issued an Executive order excusing executive branch non-Postal Service employees from duty for half-day on Thursday, December 24, 2015, with pay and without a charge to leave, except those who, in the judgment of the head of the agency, cannot be excused for reasons of national security, defense, or other essential […]

Federal-Postal Coalition Demands Immediate Communication and Long-Term Credit Monitoring on OPM Data Breach

June 25, 215 The Federal-Postal Coalition is comprised of national organizations that collectively represent 5 million federal and postal workers and retirees. The Federal-Postal Coalition sent a letter to President Obama today expressing disappointment with communication surrounding the breaches and asked for swift action to be taken to protect highly personal data.       […]

Postal Unions call on Obama, DOL to withdraw proposal to reduce workers’ comp benefits

NPMHU: Postal Unions Call On DOL to Withdraw Support for Misguided FECA Reform Measures June 15, 2015) In a joint letter to the Department of Labor, Postal Union Presidents Paul V. Hogrogian (NPMHU), Fredric V. Rolando (NALC), Mark Dimondstein (APWU), and Jeanette Dwyer (NRLCA) object to the department’s unjustified proposal to reduce workers’ compensation benefits. […]

OPM releases “Workplace Flexibilities Handbook” for updated federal leave policies

  In a Memorandum sent from Katherine Archuleta, Director, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to all Heads of Federal agencies, she explained the new “Modernizing Federal Leave Policies for Childbirth, Adoption and Foster Care to Recruit and Retain Talent and Improve Productivity” and announced the release of a new handbook. The Memo in part: As […]

Protesters Urge Obama to require corporations with federal contracts to disclose political spending

Protesters Urge Obama to Shine a Light on Dark Money  APWU President Mark Dimondstein addressed a rally in front of the White House on April 2, calling on President Obama to issue an Executive Order requiring corporations that do business with the government to disclose their political spending. Rally organizers presented petitions bearing 500,000 signatures […]