05/10/2018 - “Such changes would mean thousands of dollars taken out of active workers’ paychecks and thousands more in reduced benefits for retirees,” said APWU Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard. Taken together, the proposals outlined by OPM would take a staggering $144 billion out of the pockets of dedicated civil servants over the next ten years.
News: Federal Employment
06/16/2015 - In a June 15 letter, the presidents of the four postal unions asked the Department of Labor (DOL) and the White House to withdraw a proposal that would reduce compensation benefits to injured workers and urged the administration instead to work with federal employee unions and their allies in Congress to “fashion sensible reform” of the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA).
03/25/2015 - Two congressional committees are proposing to solve the nation’s financial problems in part by reducing pay for millions of postal and federal employees. Budget bills for fiscal year 2016 proposed by House and Senate committees last week would cut pay for postal and federal workers by increasing the amount employees must pay into retirement accounts – without any increase in benefits.
Budget Deal Announced:
12/11/2013 - A proposed budget deal announced late on Dec. 10 would require postal and federal workers hired after Dec. 31, 2013, to pay more toward their retirement benefits.
12/10/2013 - Congressional budget negotiators are engaged in closed-door deal-making that could reduce the take-home pay of postal workers and federal employees; reduce retirement benefits; eliminate postal jobs, and weaken the Postal Service, APWU leaders have learned.
Proposed Cut Threatens Postal, Federal Retirees and Social Security Recipients
06/20/2013 - The APWU is urging union members and retirees to participate in rallies across the country on Tuesday, July 2, to protest a proposal that would put retirement benefits for millions of workers on the chopping block.
04/19/2013 - The House rejected a bill on April 15 that would have cost postal and federal employees their jobs if they fell behind in their taxes. Voting against the measure were 152 Democrats and 7 Republicans; 215 Republicans and 35 Democrats voted in favor of the bill.
12/21/2012 - House Republicans won’t allow taxes on millionaires to go up, but they do agree on one thing: Postal and federal employees should pay more.
Guffey Asks Members to Send Congress a Message:
11/29/2012 - APWU President Cliff Guffey is calling on union members to send a message to Congress: Extend the tax cuts for Americans making less than $250,000 per year and oppose any efforts to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits.
11/19/2012 - The APWU and a broad coalition of postal and government employee organizations is urging Congress not to extract additional budget savings from the pockets of public workers and retirees as it attempts to avoid an impasse over “fiscal cliff” issues.