Arbitrator: Postal Workers entitled to administrative leave when voting in presidential caucuses

Unions Prevail in National Level Decision on Voting Rights In a decision issued on June 21, 2017, Arbitrator Shyam Das, concluded that postal employees including mail handlers are entitled to administrative leave (voting) under ELM 519.32 when they participate in presidential caucuses. The case was filed by the NALC, and the NPMHU and the APWU […]

Colorado voters urged to drop off — not mail ballots for upcoming election

DENVER, Colorado  Oct. 27, 2015 – Secretary of State Wayne Williams recommends voters who have not yet returned their ballots for the Nov. 3 election either drop off their ballots with their county clerks or use a designated county drop-off location. Several county clerks have expressed concern that the U.S. Postal Service did not deliver their ballots in […]

NALC: Voting rules for USPS employees

From the National Association of Letter Carriers The Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) provides for postal employees to be excused and paid administrative leave to vote or register to vote in elections when certain conditions are met. The relevant language from the ELM is reproduced below. For guidance or clarification, contact your shop steward, […]

Missing postmark could void ballots that arrive late

Lawmakers and state elections officials are warning that a state law mandating postmarks on absentee ballots has caused the disqualification of dozens of potentially valid votes in recent elections, and could disqualify many more in high-profile statewide contests later this year. After months of debate, legislators have failed to find a solution to the problem […]

Letter to Editor: American people need a compelling argument to help save USPS

I just saw the commercial regarding the funding of the pension program. While it is clear that it is unfair to the Post Office that this burden has been placed on the department, it is not a compelling argument for the Public to latch on to. I have a theory as to why the Republican […]