Third Quarter 2016

        pushpin[September 18th]

2016 Labor Day Parade Photos

Marching Contingent Labor Day 2016

We have several photos of the parade and party afterward.. take a look here.

        pushpin[September 13th]

The "Three Shirt PSE" Allowance

"For the first time, PSEs employed in retail will receive an annual uniform allowance for three shirts, subject to the normal eligibility requirements."

The question has been WHEN?
USPS Headquarters finally responded that:
"Anytime they want. They just need to contact their Postmaster and request the shirts."
If that doesn't work, give us a call.

        pushpin[August 29th]

Labor Day Parade Reminder

We will be marching this year with other Postal Unions in solidarity. We are in the General Division, which is in the beginning of the parade route. We are slotted for 15th place, for marching. We will meet on Liberty Avenue, behind the Greyhound Bus station, so be sure to look for our Bagpipe Band, the white Enterprise truck, and gold shirts. The parade starts at 10:100 am.

Coffee, pastries, juice, water, and goodie bags for the kids will be available for PMAPWU members, family, and friends starting at 8:00 am. After the parade, we will be meeting for a tailgate picnic in Red Lot A, which is near the Clark Bar near PNC Park. Limited free parking is available only until the lot is filled. Picnic food and ice cold refreshments will be served. Please bring your own chairs for the tailgate party. All marchers will receive a ticket to the Pirate-Cardinal game at 4:05 pm. The Pirates are right in the thick of the wild card race and playing a team they are neck and neck with. The game will probably be a sell out! Any volunteers would be appreciated. Hope to see you there.

Congratulations to the winners and good luck to all who applied!

Second Quarter 2016

        pushpin[May 26th]

Scholarship Winners

The winners of the Patrick McShane Scholarship were chosen at the Saturday, May 21st Membership meeting.

Congratulations to the winners and good luck to all who applied!

        pushpin[April 2016]

APWU Negotiates New Health Benefits for PSEs

There will be a special enrollment period, starting on May 16, 2016 and it will be open until June 30, 2016. Please read the PMAPWU Bulletin for the details.

        pushpin[June 21st]

excerpted from APWU Web News Article 080-2013

Joined by 63 other members of the House, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Protect Overnight Delivery Act (H.R. 2459) on June 20, which would protect overnight mail delivery by preventing the USPS from weakening delivery standards. Moving from overnight to two or three day delivery standards will not only slow mail delivery, it will result in closure of mail processing centers and the loss of approximately 30,000 jobs, Rep. DeLauro said.

Among the original co-sponsors of the bill were 62 Democrats and 1 Republicans.

The lawmaker is also a co-sponsor of the Postal Service Protection Act of 2013 (S. 316 / H.R. 630), which would remove the retiree benefits pre-funding burden from the Postal Service and would return billions of dollars in overpayments the USPS made to federal retirement accounts to the Postal Service.

Please visit the full article on the APWU News Page where you can also see the entire list of current sponsors.

Only two PA representatives in Washington have signed on as sponsors. What happened to Western PA???

        pushpin[June 13th]

Rep. DeLauro to Introduce Protect Overnight Delivery Act
excerpted from APWU Web News Article 075-2013

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) will introduce legislation to preserve overnight mail delivery and, in the process, protect mail processing facilities from closure, she told fellow lawmakers in a letter dated June 13. [PDF]

Rep. DeLauro invited House members to become original co-sponsors of the Protect Overnight Delivery Act, which she plans to introduce later this month. Forty-three representatives have already signed on as co-sponsors, she said.

"The elimination of overnight delivery standards and consolidating processing facilities will have a disastrous impact on local and national unemployment," Rep. DeLauro wrote. "The USPS is a major employer around the country and employs over 500,000 workers. With an unacceptably high unemployment rate, it would be particularly inopportune for the USPS to close these facilities."

The legislation would protect mail processing plans from closure by preventing the Postal Service from moving to two- to three-day delivery standards. As a result, Rep. DeLauro wrote, the bill would stop the elimination of jobs at mail processing facilities.

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