From PSE to Full-Time Career: Retirement Buy Back

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  On May 2, the Federal Retirement Fairness Act was introduced by Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK-04). If signed into law, H.R....

The Role of Industrial Relations

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)    You spend much of your time at work. You interact with co-workers, managers and the public. During the course of your employment, you build...

Members Are Asking...

Members have legitimate questions and deserve factual answers. “Why are we facing interest arbitration for a new contract when there was a tentative agreement?” “What was in it?” “Why didn’t I get a vote?” “When am I receiving raises and my next...

Thank You for Your Service

(This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By Retirees Director Nancy Olumekor   APWU member Betsy Huff at the Retiree Conference in Las Vegas. As we enter the season of gratitude, I want...

2018 Social Security COLA to Health Care Executive Order

HEADLINES: 2018 Social Security COLA will be 2.0%: Not Enough to Offset Medicare Part B Premiums; House Slashes Medicare to Fund Children’s Health Insurance Program; President Trump Signs Health Care Executive Order, Ends Affordable Care Act...

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