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House Committee on Oversight and Reform Introduces Bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act

On May 11th, Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform introduced the bipartisan "Postal Service Reform Act." The new bill is scheduled to be marked up on Thursday, May...

Industrial Relations Director Zimmerman Writes to Acting OPM Director for Clarification on EFEL Guidelines

On May 7, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman wrote a letter to Kathleen McGettigan, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), requesting guidance on the interpretation of certain guidelines for Emergency Federal...

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Postal Workers Are Essential Workers

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Moving forward into 2021, we can be amazed and be proud of how we persevered and managed to get through the past year of COVID-19 battered but unbowed...

COVID-19 Spotlights the Need to Continue the Fight for Safety and Health

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Every year on April 28, workers come together for Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have died, been injured, or contracted an occupational...

Who Conducts Function Four Reviews (or Scams) in the Middle of a Pandemic?

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) The Postal Service intends to conduct 607 Level 3 Function 4 reviews and 8,772 modified Level 2 Function 4 reviews in offices across the country....

Custodial Team Cleaning Failed the COVID Test

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) In the March-April 2019 issue, we raised the alarm that the Custodial Team Cleaning Program (CTC), along with its chemicals, was doomed to fail. We...

House Passes the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

On February 27th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1319, the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.” This bill promises to help stabilize communities across the country and provide emergency assistance to the working class. If passed in the...

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