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

Media Center / Mail Handler Update

January 2018

USPS UNILATERALLY ANNOUNCES VERA

On January 4, 2018, the USPS, without advanced notification or discussions with the NPMHU or other impacted Unions, unilaterally exercised its statutory authority to offer a Voluntary Early Retirement to eligible postal employees. To secure approval for offering this VER from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Postal Service took the position that dire mail volume projections and the Service’s deteriorating financial condition require workforce reductions to match its current workload. The NPMHU does not endorse the VERA and cautions that eligible mail handlers should be fully informed and use extreme caution before making a decision.

Follow this link to access additional information posted in the January Update (text)

NEW MEMBERS ADDED TO COMMITTEE ON THE FUTURE

National President Paul Hogrogian recently made two appointments to the NPMHU’s Committee on the Future: Alex Cervantes, President of Local 320 (Arizona), and Kelly Dickey, President of Local 322 (Pittsburgh, Central & Western PA, and Wheeling, WV) will be joining the Committee. “The National Postal Mail Handlers Union must be prepared to challenge the never-ending threats to our work and the services that we provide. The challenges facing the United States Postal Service and all bargaining unit employees are vast, but not insurmountable. Kelly Dickey and Alex Cervantes bring a plethora of experience to the table and we are honored to have them join the Committee.

Read the full article featuring the addition of Local Presidents Alex Cervantes and Kelly Dickey to the Committee on the Future. (text)

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