House Panel Approves Increase In Federal Employees' Pension Payments

A House committee approved a GOP proposal on April 26 that would increase federal employees' contributions to their pensions by 5 percent over five years, beginning in 2013.

New Hires to Pay More, Current Workers Still Threatened

Current postal and federal employees won’t have to pay more for their retirement benefits in order to fund an extension of the 2 percent payroll-tax holiday passed by the Congress last week, but new government workers will be required to pay 1.5...

Update: Congress Refuses to Tax the Rich, But New Postal, Federal Workers Must Pay

Published reports indicate that the latest deal to extend the 2 percent payroll tax holiday would require only new postal workers and federal employees to pay more for their retirement benefits.

APWU-Supported Workers’ Compensation Bill Passes House

The House of Representatives passed bi-partisan legislation supported by the APWU to update benefits for injured federal and postal workers on Nov. 29.

Changes to Federal Workers Compensation Laws Would Negatively Affect Postal Workers

Proposed changes to the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) “will negatively affect public servants and their families,” APWU Human Relations Director Sue Carney said in testimony before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.