Paltry COLA Will Leave Postal, Federal Retirees Worse Off

The APWU has joined with 74 other organizations to urge Congress to correct an outrageous disparity, Retirees Department Director Nancy Olumekor reports. Unless the legislature takes action, a miniscule 0.3 percent 2017 cost-of-living adjustment for...

Retirees Educational Conference

Velma Chism, Ohio State Retirees president, (second from right), received the John R. Smith Award. (This article first appeared in the January-February 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Over 200 retirees attended the National...

A Gift that Keeps on Giving

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) We have a tradition in this country of celebrating birthdays by sending cards and giving gifts. Rep. Allan Grayson (D-FL) celebrated Medicare’s...

Congressional Democrats Draw Line in the Sand over Social Security, Medicare Cuts

The November 3 deadline for raising the federal debt limit is fast approaching, bringing with it the risk of a U.S. credit default if Congress fails to act. Democrats in Congress have drawn an early line in the sand, saying they will reject any...

APWU Update For CSRS, FERS, and Social Security

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement In June 2015 the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose to 696.431 after falling for five of the last nine months.  No additional COLAs are due under the 2010 National Agreement.  Future COLAs will...

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