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National Postal Mail Handlers Union A Division of LIUNA (AFL-CIO)

Legislative & Political / Legislative Priorities

Supported Legislation

Below is a list of bills and resolutions NPMHU currently supports. The legislation listed strengthens the United States Postal Service; supports Mail Handlers and the rest of the postal workforce; and, promotes the labor movement.

H.R. 2382/S. 2965 - USPS Fairness Act

The USPS Fairness Act removes the mandate requiring the Postal Service to prefund its retiree healthcare benefits. This bill passed in the House on February 5, 2020, by a vote of 309-106.

H.Res. 33/S. Res. 99

These resolutions promote that the Postal Service should remain an independent establishment of the federal government and should not be subject to privatization. 

H.Res. 60

This resolution calls upon the Postal Service to return to service standards in effect as of July 2012.

H.Res. 54

This resolution urges the Postal Service to continue 6-day mail delivery. 

H.Res. 23

This resolution requests the Postal Service to continue door delivery for all residence and business customers.

H.R. 8015 - Delivering for America Act

This bill would provide $25 billion in emergency funding; secures service standards through the end of the coronavirus pandemic; ensure election mail is treated as first-class mail for timely delivery; provides for overtime so postal employees can meet the demands of their jobs; and, grants $25 billion in emergency funding to the Postal Service to counter the significant revenue loss due to the pandemic. The House passed the Delivering for America Act on August 22, 2020, by a vote of 257-150.

H.R. 6800 - Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act

This COVID-19 relief legislation includes language to provide $25 billion in emergency appropriations to the Postal Service; remove conditions from the Department of Treasury on the Postal Service's borrowing authority; and, provide hazard pay of an additional $13.00 an hour to all essential employees.

H.R. 8123 / S. 4174 - Postal Service Emergency Assistance Act

This legislation provides $25 billion in emergency funding  to the Postal Service; remove conditions from the Department of Treasury on the Postal Service's borrowing authority; and, requires the Postmaster General and the USPS Board of Governors develop a plan for long term solvency.

H.R. 2 - Moving Foward Act

This transportation bill provides $25 billion for "shovel-ready" projects for the United States Postal Service to modernize infrastructure and operations. 

H.R. 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act

A COVID-19 pandemic response bill, this legislation provides up to 80 hours of Emergency Paid Sick Leave for specific qualifying reasons, and Public Health Emergency Leave, which amends the Family and Medical Leave
Act (FMLA) to allow employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave for an additional qualifying reason related to the closure of a minor child’s school or place of care because of COVID-19. This bill became public law (P.L. 116-127) on March 18, 2020. 

H.R. 2517 - United States Postal Service Shipping Equity Act

This legislation allows the Postal Service to ship alcoholic beverages. This would create a new source of revenue for USPS.

H.R. 2478 - Federal Retirement Fairness Act 

This legislation allows postal and federal employees who began work as a temporary employee to make additional contributions to their retirement benefits in order to obtain full credit for their years of service, regardless of being full time or temporary status.

H.R. 141/S. 521 - Social Security Fairness Act

This legislation repeals the Government Pension Offset, which reduces the Social Security benefits of spouses, widows, and widowers who also receives government pensions of their own; and, repeals the Windfall Elimination Provision, which reduces Social Security benefits for individuals who also receive a pension or disability benefit from an employer that did not withhold Social Security taxes.

H.R. 3463/S. 1970 - Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act

This legislation protects the rights of pubic employees at the federal, state, and local levels to organize and collectively bargain.

H.R. 2474/S. 1306 - Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act

This legislation provides employees with the freedom to organize; penalizes employers who retaliate against employees who organize; and, protects workers from being replaced while striking. The House passed the PRO Act on February 6, 2020 with a vote of 224-194.


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