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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

APWU Announces 2017 COLA Increase

Second Significant COLA Increase of 2017 Announced

"...In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 13 cents per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective September 2. The increase is the result of an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated September 22, 2017 (Pay Period 19-2017), and will total $270.00 per year..."    


This Article is From: www.apwu.org
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Letter Carriers president questions Postal Service management

Letter Carriers president questions Postal Service management

"...A two-cent cut in the price of a first-class stamp, which cut Postal Service revenue by $500 million in the last three months and $1.5 billion in the first nine months of its current fiscal year, put USPS back in the red so far this fiscal year, a top postal union leader says. Had the cut not slid through, due to inaction by postal management last year, the service would have earned almost $1.4 billion through the first three quarters of the year, rather than losing $55 million in that time, adds National Association of Letter Carriers (link is external) President Fredric Rolando..."    


This Article is From: www.workdayminnesota.org
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

FDA to step up fentanyl targeting at postal facilities

FDA to step up fentanyl targeting at postal facilities

"...To enhance FDA's ability to detect opioid analgesics illegally entering the country via the mail, the agency is deploying roughly three dozen employees to international mail facilities run by the U.S. Postal Service, according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's recent internal remarks..."    


This Article is From: www.pharmacist.com
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