APWU: Expect More Attacks on Injured Postal, Federal Workers

Over the last decade, attacks on injured federal employees and postal workers, led primarily by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) [postalreporter.com added link] , have been relentless. But she isn’t the only one who has tried to dismantle the comprehensive coverage provided by the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA). Over the years, proponents of cuts have […]

NALC Endorses Issa Challenger and 25 Republican Candidates

NALC has released a VOTER GUIDE for its members.  The challenger Dave Peiser is running against Rep.  Darrell Issa  in California’s 49th Congressional District. While NALC has endorsed Peiser, they have also endorsed 25 Republicans. In this year’s election it is crucial for Democrats to take over majority in the House of Representatives. NALC also […]

Senator Collins’ Statement on USPS Rate Increases

Dec 30, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Senator Susan Collins issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that the Postal Regulatory Commission has approved an exigent rate increase, affecting first-class, standard, periodicals and package mailing. On October 18, 2013, Senator Collins wrote to Postal Regulatory Commission Secretary Shoshanna Grove, explaining that […]

Senator Collins Says 2006 PAEA Does Not Authorize USPS Rate Increase Request

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) is the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and  co-author of the 2006 Postal Reform legislation (PAEA) that unions and some postal pundits say is bankrupting the Postal Service. Collins submitted the following letter to the PRC to voice her opposition to USPS rate increase request:

Senators introduce legislation to change definition of “Full-Time Employee” Under Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) took a two-pronged approach to addressing what is an increasing problem around the country: employers needing a better definition of and clarity on “full-time employee” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Collins said, “The new health care law creates a […]

Senator Collins Issues Statement On PRC's Five-Day Delivery Advisory Opinion

Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today released an Advisory Opinion on the U.S. Postal Service five-day delivery plan. The Postal Service must obtain a Commission Advisory Opinion on any change in nationwide service it proposes. The Opinion found annual net savings to be an estimate is $1.7 billion versus the Postal Service’s savings […]

Senator Collins Issues Statement On PRC’s Five-Day Delivery Advisory Opinion

Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today released an Advisory Opinion on the U.S. Postal Service five-day delivery plan. The Postal Service must obtain a Commission Advisory Opinion on any change in nationwide service it proposes. The Opinion found annual net savings to be an estimate is $1.7 billion versus the Postal Service’s savings […]

NALC: Collins' bill is a good start, but it needs work

As the 112th Congress gets underway, the NALC’s legislative goals remain firm. We continue to seek legislation that allows the U.S. Postal Service to use the pension surpluses in both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) to fully fund the Service’s retiree health benefit account. We are asking […]

Senator Susan Collins Introduces Postal Reform Legislation

Senator Collins’ Bill Would Help USPS Adapt to Digital Age, regain financial footing Press Release from the Office Of Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) BROAD COALITION SUPPORTS SENATOR COLLINS’ POSTAL REFORM LEGISLATION February 15, 2011 Senator Susan Collins, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today introduced legislation to help the U.S. […]

NALC: We Cannot Support Sen. Collins Federal Workers Comp Reform Bill

On Feb. 2, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced legislation to reform the federal government’s workers’ compensation program. Her bill, the Federal Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2011, would require a “transition” to regular Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System […]