National Union Announces 2023 Arthur S. Vallone Scholarship

The National Union will begin accepting applications for the 2023 Arthur S. Valone Scholarship on November 21, 2022. All applications must be received at the National office by March 15, 2023. This Scholarship program will award a minimum of 15 scholarships (3 per Region) in the annual amount of at least $1,000, renewable for up to four (4) years or until the completion of the undergraduate degree, whichever occurs first (maximum of $4,000 per recipient over 4 years). A copy of the application materials which provide more details is available below.

 

2023 Vallone Scholarship Materials

2022 Open Season

This year's Federal Employee Health Benefits Open Season runs from Monday, November 14 to Monday, December 12, 2022. You may have already noticed that several health insurance plans are foisting significant rate increases upon their enrollees. This provides us with the perfect opportunity to introduce you to the Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP). The MHBP provides three coverage options which allow everyone to personalize costs and benefits to their individual needs. Take a look, you’ll like what you see, and you may find it to be the best value for your health insurance dollars.

 

MHBP Brochure - Plan Choices

2023 Local 323 Dental Program

The open enrollment period runs from November 15th through December 22nd for coverage beginning January 1st of 2023.

 

The 2023 plan has no changes in benefits.

 

This Dental Program is sponsored by Mail Handlers Local 323 solely for our Regular Members. The program utilizes the HealthPartners Regional Dental network to provide coverage throughout the plan area. Please review the Plan Brochure for instructions on determining specific provider locations using the HealthPartners website. The plan has an effective coverage date of January 1, 2023 and any new enrollments or changes must be received by the Local 323 office by December 22, 2022.

 

More Info

October Update - From the Local President

Tick tock, tick tock, and we continue to wait. It’s been a month since the 2019 National Agreement expired and we are patiently waiting for an update on our next contract. Meanwhile, in our local installations, management is preparing their plans to deal with peak season and the ensuing increase in volume. Interesting times to be a Mail Handler. There is one thing for certain, the only way we’ll get where we’re going is by walking the path we’re on right now.

 

See More

September Update - From the Local President

The 2019 National Agreement expired on September 20th. It does not come as a surprise that the National parties were unable to produce a negotiated settlement by the contract expiration date. This is what usually happens. So, what happens now?

 

See More

Local 323 at the National Convention

The Local 323 Delegation headed off to the National Convention well prepared. The focus of the Delegation was to act only in the best interest of the Local 323 Membership. After the National Convention was completed, the Local 323 Delegation returned home having accomplished this goal.

 

See More

Tony Stickler Installed as NDC Branch President

The torched has been passed to Tony Stickler as Branch President for the NDC. Tony's selection by the Local Executive Board was unanimous. Congratulations Tony, you have the support of the Local Executive Board as well as the Representatives and Members of the NDC Branch.

 

See More