September COLA at $624.
The last cost of living allowance under our current contract will go into effect August 31st 2019. The yearly total is $624 for those mail handlers at top step.
Local 300 Breast Cancer Awareness T Shirts
Local 300 once again will be cosponsoring the Breast Cancer Awareness T shirts with a donation for each shirt purchased going to the fight for a cure on breast cancer. T shirts can be purchased for $10 each, members only. Sizes range from Small to 4XL. See your shop steward to place your order. Last day to purchase a t shirt is September 27th 2019.
Local 300 Scholarship Winners announced!
The 5 winners of the Local 300 2019 Bernard Holloway, John A Orchard, Edward J Miller, Wally Merwin, and Aaron Preston Memorial Scholarship have been selected. Each winner will receive $1000 for study at an accredited college, university, or trade school.
WOUNDED WARRIOR LEAVE The USPS has recently expanded the Wounded Warrior
Leave policy effective on January 5, 2019.
The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 is a law that provides veterans who have a service connected disability rating of 30 percent or more with 104 hours of Wounded Warrior Leave during their first year of employment. The 104 hours of Wounded Warrior Leave is a separate category of leave in addition to any earned annual and sick leave. The leave can be used to undergo medical treatment for the service connected disability.
The USPS has decided to expand the Wounded Warrior Leave policy by providing 104 hours of Wounded Warrior Leave to veterans with a service connected disability rating of 30 percent or more at the beginning of each new leave year. Any unused Wounded Warrior Leave hours cannot be carried over into the new leave year and are lost.
Postmaster General Megan Brennan declared Wednesday, December 5, 2018, as a Day of Mourning to commemorate the passing of former President George H. W. Bush. Postal facilities were either closed or personnel were allowed future administrative leave of one day.
The question is: How long do I have to use this administrative leave?
Must be granted and used within 6 months of the national day of observance or by the end of the fiscal year, whichever is later.
100 Year History of the Labor Movement in this country.
Congressman William James Pascrell JR visits DVD P&DC in Kearny, NJ
Congressman William James Pascrell JR takes time from his busy schedule to visit the Dominick V Daniels Processing and Distribution Center in Kearny NJ. Above from left to right: Local 300 President Kevin Tabarus, Congress William James Pascrell JR, Local 300 NJ State Representative Terry Flynn, and Local 300 Recording Secretary and DVD Branch President Ray Bermudez. The Congressman represents parts of Passaic, Bergen, and Hudson counties in NJ’s 9th Congressional District.
NPMHU Local 300 – Smartphone APP now in Apple APP STORE
Local 300 is proud to have completed a smartphone application, only for the members of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 300. We are the first & only NPMHU Local Union in the nation that has developed a smartphone app for its members. The app is available for download to all Local 300 Members via the Google App store, or the Apple App store (NPMHU Local 300). The app will send ‘push notifications’ on breaking news, events, contract information, salary increases, etc. It also contains many other useful resources, such as the National Contract, Contract Interpretation Manual (CIM), etc. To download this member-only app, click on the link for android users: Google App Store for iPhone users APPLE STORE
Or search the Google or Apple APP Store “NPMHU Local 300”
The process for the app download is as follows:
1. Download the app via your iPhone or Android device.
2. Signup as a new user to the app. (Complete all fields)
3. You will first be sent an automatic ‘verification code’ to your email this is verification of your email, and does not give you access to the app.
4. After you enter the code into the app you will be sent an email advising you that have been approved, but pending membership verification. Be aware that you will not have automatic access to the app until we verify that you are a member of Local 300.
5. After the verification of your membership, you will receive a final email message indicating that you are approved. Log in, enter your password and start using the app.