Annual Free Function for Dues Paying Members

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NPMHU LOCAL 306 ANNUAL FREE FUNCTION FOR DUES PAYING MEMBERS

AUGUST 4TH, 2018

9:00AM - 7:00PM

 

First Cost of Living Allowance of 2018 - $520 to be effective March 3rd

Effective on March 3, 2018, career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the fourth of seven possible cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments as outlined in Article 9.3 of the 2016 National Agreement.  This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) following release of the January 2018 Index, and provides an annual increase of $520 for all Steps in Table 1 and for Step P of Table 2.

NPMHU Challenges Planned Closures and Consolidations via National Level Grievance

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The National Postal Mail Handlers Union has initiated a Step 4 grievance concerning violations arising from the Postal Service's plans to close or consolidate approximately 82 facilities starting in January 2015. In particular, the NPMHU believes that the Postal Service's decision to close or consolidate these facilities is a violation of Handbook P0-408, Area Mail Processing (AMP) Guidelines, which is incorporated into the National Agreement through Article 19. 

 

50 Senators Call for One-Year Moratorium on Planned Closures

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August 14, 2014 – Half of the U.S. Senate today called for a one-year moratorium on

U.S. Postal Service plans to close mail processing plants and slow down first-class mail delivery. 

Since the Postal Service slowed down the delivery of First-Class Mail over two years ago by

revising its service standards, it has been more difficult for the American public and

small businesses to receive mail in a timely manner.

 

 

Read the complete letter at this link.

An Invitation to all Mail Handler Non-Members

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NPMHU Nationwide Organizing Campaign

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An Invitation to all Mail Handler Non-Members On behalf of nearly 40,000 active members of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU), we ask that you take a few minutes to review this brochure, which highlights some of the reasons that we believe you should join the NPMHU. As the two resident National Officers of this great Union, we invite you to join your fellow mail handlers in the fight to preserve the United States Postal Service, and in the continuing struggle to obtain and secure higher wages, increased benefits, and improved working conditions.

Applications Available For Arthur S. Vallone Scholarship Program

NPMHU ARTHUR S. VALLONE NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -- 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR The National Postal Mail Handlers Union is pleased to offer the opportunity for regular craft members of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, and members of their immediate families, to apply for scholarship assistance from the NPMHU Arthur S. Vallone National Scholarship Program. Specific eligibility requirements for the program are detailed in the attached scholarship application. This scholarship program has been providing assistance to deserving recipients since 2001.

NALC Retirement Community Opened to Mail Handler Retirees

Join the Union – Join the Fight!

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Join the Union – Join the Fight!

In an effort to further unify our membership during these difficult and uncertain times, the NPMHU Committee on the Future has renewed a nationwide organizing campaign that will be rolled out on January 1, 2014. The theme of this campaign is a familiar one, “Join the Union, Join the Fight – It’s a Career Decision!” Organizing campaign literature will be mailed to every NPMHU steward and officer in the country in the coming weeks. Please review these materials, and feel free to use the documents during recruitment discussions with all non-members.

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What's It All About?

The NPMHU is a national organization of employees dedicated to advancing the interest of its members and their families. The primary purpose of the Union is to negotiate and enforce a National Agreement with the U.S. Postal Service, a contract that establishes wages, cost-of-living adjustments and other pay increases, working conditions, and fringe benefits for all workers within its jurisdiction.

 

 

A UNION CONTROLLED BY ITS MEMBERS

YOU run the NPMHU. Every level of the NPMHU operates democratically o­n the principle of majority rule. As a member of the Union, you have a right to be heard and the right to vote to express your concerns. All local and national officers are elected by the members by secret mail ballot. Any member can become a candidate for elected office simply by being nominated in accordance with the requirements of the NPMHU Constitution. All members also vote o­n ratification of the National Agreement, and elect delegates to the National Convention. The National Convention convenes every four years and is the highest governing body in the Union. Between Conventions, the National Executive Board directs the Union's policy and programs.

Establishing Our Collective Strength Mail Handlers employed by the USPS are covered by a National Agreement, which is our collective bargaining agreement covering a wide array of issues relating to wages, hours, benefits and working conditions. The NPMHU has a National Negotiating Team that meets with the Postal Service management several months before the contact expires. Based o­n suggestions submitted by rank-and-file Union members, the team proposes contract language to which the Postal Service responds, and through a concentrated series of discussions, and with the give and take of negotiation, they attempt to reach an agreement that works for everyone.

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On September 26, 2013, President Hegarty testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. In testimony, Hegarty commented that, “Further reductions in the number of processing facilities or in the hours worked by mail handlers will have a direct and dire impact on the timely processing and delivery of all classes of mail.” Hegarty highlighted the Mail Handlers ongoing contributions to the financial turnaround of the Postal Service noting all postal employees have contributed to the rejuvenation of the Postal Service.

 

 

 

Each year, $25,000 is awarded to eligible students through the Union Plus National Labor College Scholarship.

Join the Union – Join the Fight!

In an effort to further unify our membership during these difficult and uncertain times, the NPMHU Committee on the Future has renewed a nationwide organizing campaign that will be rolled out on January 1, 2014. The theme of this campaign is a familiar one, “Join the Union, Join the Fight – It’s a Career Decision!” Organizing campaign literature will be mailed to every NPMHU steward and officer in the country in the coming weeks. Please review these materials, and feel free to use the documents during recruitment discussions with all non-members.

SENATE COMMITTEE PASSES MODIFIED VERSION OF S1486 On February 6, 2014, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs met and marked-up S. 1486, the most recent version of so-called postal reform legislation. The bill passed on a bi-partisan vote, with six Democrats and five Republicans voting in the affirmative to move the bill to the full Senate.

An Invitation to all Mail Handler Non-Members On behalf of nearly 40,000 active members of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU), we ask that you take a few minutes to review this brochure, which highlights some of the reasons that we believe you should join the NPMHU. As the two resident National Officers of this great Union, we invite you to join your fellow mail handlers in the fight to preserve the United States Postal Service, and in the continuing struggle to obtain and secure higher wages, increased benefits, and improved working conditions.

AFL-CIO LEGISLATIVE ALERT

(June 5, 2014) On behalf of the AFL-CIO, I urge you to oppose eliminating Saturday mail delivery as a “pay for” to replenish the federal highway trust fund. The Highway Trust Fund cannot be allowed to run out of money, but Congress should not make one bad policy choice to avoid another.