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e-Team Report, March 25, 2015

03/25/2015 - Pay More, Get Less
Postal Employee Retirements in the Crosshairs

This month, the House and Senate Budget Committees released their budgets for Fiscal Year 2016 and both contain severe hardship for federal and postal employees.  Among other harmful provisions, these recently unveiled budget bills call for significant increases in the amount federal and postal employees must pay into their retirements.

e-Team Report, March 6, 2015

03/06/2015 - APWU Stands Firm with Allies – No TPP and No Fast Track

In the coming weeks, Congress is expected to consider a wrongheaded bill to "Fast Track" passage of the international trade deal known as Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  TPP would be the largest trade deal in history, including countries from the United States to Chile to Japan and Vietnam, covering 40% of the world economy.  Fast Track legislation (also called Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA) is supported by the White House and most congressional Republicans and would make it significantly easier to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership into law.

e-Team Report, Feb. 27, 2015

02/27/2015 - Congressional Support Grows for Prompt, Reliable Mail
USPS Should Nix Mail Delays, Say Reps

The bipartisan coalition of lawmakers saying “No” to delayed mail is growing by the day.  Since the end of January, 71 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of House Resolution 54 (H.Res.54).  The resolution, introduced by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), calls on the Postal Service to “take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012.” 

e-Team Report, Feb. 26, 2015

02/26/2015 - Republicans in Wisconsin are attempting to rush so-called “Right to Work” legislation through the state Senate. Just days ago, Governor Scott Walker stated he would sign such legislation if it reaches his desk, a stark reversal from his campaign promise not to support right to work legislation – a move Politifact calls a full Flip-Flop.

e-Team Report, Feb. 6, 2015

02/06/2015 - New Bill Would Stop Mail Slowdown, Reinstate Service Standards

Recognizing the essential role mail plays in American society, some in Congress are responding to the Postal Service’s disastrous action to eliminate overnight delivery and plans to close or consolidate 82 mail processing facilities.  This week, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) reintroduced the “Protect Overnight Delivery Act,” a bill intended to undo the Postal Service’s mail slowdown and reinstate service standards to their 2011 levels. 

e-Team Report, Jan. 23, 2015

01/23/2015 - New Postal Amendment to Pipeline Bill

Whether or not to approve construction of the Keystone tar sands pipeline is one of the first pieces of legislation that the Senate has taken up since the 114th Congress came into session this month.  For this bill, newly minted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised an open-amendment process.

e-Team Report, Jan. 12, 2015

01/12/2015 - New Congress Convenes

The 114th Congress convened last week, with Republicans assuming full control of the body for the first time in 8 years.

Republicans captured control of the Senate and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will lead a caucus of 54 Republicans, while Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) caucus included 44 Democrats and two independents. 

e-Team Report, Nov. 10, 2014

11/10/2014 - The 2014 Midterm Elections and Beyond

After months of electioneering, phone banks, door knocks, and billions of dollars spent in campaign ads, the book has closed on the 2014 midterm elections.  The APWU is truly appreciative of all active and retired members and our Auxiliary who took time out of their lives to engage in this year’s elections.