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July 27, 2017
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NLRB Nominees’ Records Raise Serious Concerns
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Congressmen seek revenge against the CBO for making Trumpcare look bad
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has been a constant thorn in the side of congressional Republicans, repeatedly pointing out that Trumpcare would have a disastrous impact on the American health care system. The most recent version of Trumpcare, according to the CBO, would strip 22 million people of coverage by 2026. Read More...
Statement on 2017 Social Security Trustees Report: Just-Released Report Confirms that Expanding Social Security is Fully Affordable
Social Security has a large and growing surplus, according to the 2017 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds, released today. This year’s report projects that in 2017 Social Security will run an annual surplus of roughly $58.6 billion, bringing the accumulated surplus to about roughly $2. Read More...
House Budget Goes Beyond White House Blueprint
On July 19, the House Budget Committee advanced its Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution. As anticipated, the 2018 House Budget is in the same mold as the White House budget – it punishes workers and the working-class, while giving big payouts to the rich. Read More...
Update on the Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs
Following strong resistance from the APWU - and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) - USPS management agreed to a five-month delay in implementing forced reassignments and excessing of employees out of their installations. Read More...
White House 2018 Budget Proposal Targets Postal Workers and Postal Services
This week the White House released their budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, as they do every fiscal year. There are a number of disturbing provisions which will directly affect postal workers and postal services for the American people. The White House’s budget proposes $46 billion in “savings” to the Postal Service by a reduction in the methods of delivery. Read More...
CBO Score Confirms that Trumpcare Would Be a Disaster for Seniors
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, in reaction to the CBO score of the American Health Care Act, AKA Trumpcare: “Today’s CBO score makes it clear that the bill is terrible for seniors. It is an indirect cut to Social Security for those who have retired but not yet reached the Medicare eligibility age. Read More...
NAPS: Trump Budget Would Reduce Postal Paychecks, Retirement Benefits
The Fiscal Year 2018 budget sent to Congress by President Trump earlier this week proposes legislative changes that would impose dramatic cuts in federal retirement benefits for current and future retirees and potentially erode the current size of postal employee paychecks. Read More...
Trump Administration is Lying: His Budget Proposal Does Cut Social Security
Donald Trump lies about everything from the size of his inauguration crowds to his promise to provide “great health care for a fraction of the price” to every person in America. So, it’s no surprise that Trump is lying when his Administration says his just-released budget proposal doesn’t cut Social Security. In fact, it cuts billions from that vital program. Read More...
Trump Suggests USPS Cut Retirement, Health Benefits in $46B Savings Package
President Trump proposed overhauling the U.S. Postal Service in his fiscal 2018 budget released Tuesday, calling for a slew of changes that would save the agency $46 billion over 10 years. Trump followed on President Obama’s tactic of submitting postal reform details through his budget, as well as proposals currently making their way through Congress. Read More...
Statement on Reports that Trump’s Budget Will Contain Cuts to Social Security & Medicaid
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, in reaction to reports that Donald Trump’s budget will contain cuts to Medicaid and Social Security: “Donald Trump’s frequent promises to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid were a cornerstone of his campaign. Read More...
APWU Stands in Solidarity with Striking AT&T Retail Workers
Across 36 states and the District of Columbia, 40,000 AT&T retail workers walked off the job on Friday, May 19, because a tentative agreement could not be reached between AT&T Mobility and the Communication Workers of America (CWA). The strike is slated to last 3 days. Visit http://unityatattmobility.org to learn more. Read More...
Maintenance Craft Agreement with USPS Resolving Line H Dispute
The Postal Service and the Maintenance Division of the APWU signed an agreement resolving a national level dispute regarding custodial hours on line H of Form 4852 (case number Q15T-4Q-C 17274095). The issue in the case is “the determination of compliance with item 6 of the July 9, 2014 TL-5 MOU. Read More...
PSEs Getting a Pay Raise
Starting May 13, Postal Support Employess (PSEs) will get a pay raise of 20 cents an hour. The increase will be reflected in the June 2 paychecks. Click here for updated payscales. PSEs are not eligible for COLA increases, including the most recent increase of 16 cents per hour all career employees received in March, but they have five general wage increases under the 2015-2018 contract. Read More...
The House Just Passed an All-Out Assault on Older Americans
The following is a statement from Social Security Works President Nancy Altman on the House narrowly passing the American Health Care Act (AKA Trumpcare) today: “The Republican Party just declared war on seniors. Read More...
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