It Pays to Be Union! Retroactive Pay and CO LAs in Recent Paychecks

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) As this issue goes to press, most APWU members received their retroactive pay in their paychecks dated September 4. This retroactive pay is the...

Retirement Benefit Questions

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) What will happen to your federal retirement benefit should you resign/separate from the USPS prior to being eligible to retire depends on...

Disability Rates of Veterans with Dependents

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Although most veterans are aware that they are entitled to compensation for their service-connected disability, many are unaware that the amount...

Employees to See Pay Raise

Under the new 2018 – 2021 National Agreement, employees will receive four retroactive pay raises. The current rates went into effect on February 29, 2020 and will be reflected for the first time in earnings for Pay Period 09-2020. Pay Period 09...

New Pay Scales Available

The 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement interest arbitration award, issued March 10, 2020, granted three general wage increases and retained Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs).  

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