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APWU Web News Article 95-2008

Retirees to Get Big Cost-of-Living Raise

Increases to be Reflected in January Annuity Checks

10/16/2008 - Postal and federal workers who retired under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) will soon receive the largest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in more than 25 years, and the COLA for the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) is its largest COLA ever, according to information released by the Department of Labor. The increases will become effective Dec. 1 and will be reflected in January annuity checks.

APWU Web News Article 80-2008

VER Offers Expanded

Burrus to Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Employees: Don't Go!

09/04/2008 - With news that the Postal Service will offer Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) to Motor Vehicle Services and Maintenance Craft employees — except Electronic Technicians — APWU President William Burrus is reiterating his advice to union members: DON’T GO! 

“My reasoning is simple,” he said. “Every APWU-represented employee who leaves early will save the USPS hundreds of thousands of dollars, yet the Postal Service is refusing to offer cash incentives.”