January Update - From the Local President

Looking at the Tentative Agreement - Part II

 

Members are starting to receive their ratification packages for the vote over whether to accept the Tentative Agreement. Should the Tentative Agreement be ratified, it will officially become the 2022 National Agreement. Last month we looked at the wage provisions applicable to career Mail Handlers and MHAs; so, this month we’ll look at some of the other improvements made in the Tentative Agreement.

 

Summary of Tentative Agreement

 

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December Update - From the Local President

Looking at the Tentative Agreement

 

The National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the United States Postal Service have reached a tentative agreement over the terms of the 2022 National Agreement. This tentative agreement will not become effective unless it is ratified by a vote of the Membership. A detailed explanation of the contract changes along with ratification materials is expected to be sent to each Member during January.

 

Summary of Tentative Agreement

 

There have been several questions received from the Membership and it seems that there are already some misconceptions on the workroom floor. The primary questions appear to revolve around wage increases and the changes to wage schedule M7. So, we’re going to focus on those issues.

 

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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

November Update - From the Local President

What do things look like as the Postal Service prepares for the oncoming mail onslaught? It has been widely reported that the Postal Service is going into peak season with less employees than last year. The Postal Service has responded to this concern by saying that numerous career conversions have reduced the need for additional peak season hiring. In any case, the Postal Service has assured Congress, the mailing industry, and the American people that it is well prepared for peak season. We shall see.

 

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