11/01/2012 - Beginning in January, retirees will enjoy a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) of 1.7 percent. COLAs, which are based on changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), are added to annuities.
05/01/2012 - With gas prices surging, whether retirees drive or get assistance getting around, they are con cerned about the additional costs at the pump. Questions are being asked: Will there be another cost-ofliving increase next year? What can be done now to ensure we will be able to survive as prices escalate?
Ballots Mailed, Due Back May 10
04/08/2011 - The mailing of ballots for ratification of the tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement began April 8 and will be completed April 11, the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee has announced.
03/14/2011 - The American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, union President Cliff Guffey announced today.
ALSO: Highlights of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement
10/28/2009 - President Obama signed legislation Oct. 28 that will allow postal and federal workers who retire under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) to receive credit for sick leave when they retire.
10/22/2009 - At long last! After a protracted campaign, postal and federal workers who retire under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) will receive credit for sick leave when they retire.
10/09/2009 - The campaign to win sick-leave credit for workers who retire under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) got a big boost this week when it was included in a compromise version of the 2010 Defense Authorization bill.
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.
In an inspiring speech that brought rank-and-file members of APWU crafts to their feet several times, National Association of Letter Carriers President Bill Young gave an emphatic call for standing together to get this country headed back in the right direction.
“Something’s got to change, and we’ve got make it happen,” Young said during an address to APWU delegates on the first day of the convention. “The men and women of the NALC are ready to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the men and women of the APWU to make sure that it does."
$1,477 Raise on Aug. 30
08/14/2008 - Thanks to a cost-of-living adjustment that will be the highest in APWU-bargaining history, postal workers represented by the union will be receiving an annual raise of $1,477 at the end of the month.
The increase is the result of the Consumer Price Index rise during July, the last month of the most recent six-month Cost-of-Living measuring period under the 2006 National Agreement.