Sign the petition to save the Post Office!
Below are the links that will take you to the "We The People" web
site where you can sign the petition to save the Postal Service.
This is in support of Congressman Peter DeFazio's bill (HR 630),
known as the "Postal Service Protection Act" (and the companion
Senate bill, S-316, sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders), which will
prevent post offices from shutting down, preserve overnight delivery
standards, stop the unnecessary pre-funding mandate for the Retiree
Health Benefits Fund, return pension overpayments to the Postal
Service, and save decent middle-class jobs. Please take a couple of
minutes to support this important effort.
USPS to Keep 6-Day Delivery, for now...
On 4/10/13, the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service
announced that it will comply with the Continuing Resolution
recently passed by Congress, and will delay implementation of any
new delivery schedule, including its proposed five-day schedule that
previously was announced for implementation on August 5, 2013. That
announcement presumably will maintain the traditional six-day
delivery schedule unless and until legislation is passed that
provides the Postal Service with the authority to alter that
schedule. The NPMHU applauds this decision, which essentially was
forced upon On 4/10/13, the USPS Board of Governors by Congressional
adoption of the new Continuing Resolution, and by the need to
eliminate ongoing uncertainties for USPS customers.
(click here for more info)
2013 Dreams of Jobs and Freedom Scholarship
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech,
the AFL-CIO and Union Plus are offering scholarships to help
graduating high school seniors realize their dreams of a college
The one-time $5,000 scholarships are for study for the academic year
beginning in the fall 2013 through summer 2014. Fifty scholarships
will be awarded. A completed application must be received on or
before 12 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 1, 2013.
(click here for more info and the application)
USPS decision to advance
2014 AMP Sites
USPS TO ACCELERATE CLOSINGS AND CONSOLIDATIONS OF CERTAIN FACILITIES
The Postal Service has informed the National Office of the NPMHU of
its intention to advance the implementation of the sites listed in
its correspondence. (Click here for more) In addition, the USPS has
accelerated the implementation affecting the consolidation of
Brooklyn P&DC Originating Mail to Morgan P&DC and Mid Hudson P&DC
Originating & Destinating mail to Albany P&DC. Local 300 shall
enforce the contractual provisions ensuring that any dislocation or
inconvenience is kept to a minimum.
NYC Stewards Meeting
A Stewards Meeting held on March 14, 2013 at Morgan
P&DC. Training was conducted regarding changes to the National
Agreement as a result of the Interest Arbitration Award by
Arbitrator Fishgold. In addition, local grievance processing was
discussed regarding discipline for attendance and other other
The meeting was given by Branch President Wilfredo
Delgado and Local 300 Treasurer Kevin Tabarus.
The stewards that were in attendance were: Kim
Parker, David Wong, Shirley Ramos, Richard Staller, Steven Lindsay,
Annesia Williams-Arnold, Pamela Jiles-Blake, Jerry Iacona, Irene
Delgado, Joe Corsino, Thernio Diallo, Minerva Fuentes, Adrienne
Burroughs, Dwayne Sapp and Stanley Huey.
Call to Action! NPMHU to Join NALC Rally to
Preserve Six-Day Delivery
As outlined on its national web site, the National
Association of Letter Carriers is coordinating a national day of
action on March 24, 2013 to raise public awareness and to rally
support to keep Saturday mail delivery. The NALC is planning to
conduct rallies at various locations around the country.
The NPMHU has been asked by the NALC to support them
in this effort, and to join them at the various rallies. Therefore,
the National NPMHU leadership is encouraging all of its Local
Unions, and all Mail Handlers to participate in these events on
March 24 in whatever way you can. This participation must be
Please check the following web sites for information
on how you can locate events in your area
http://www.nalc.org/ or at
Please join our brothers and sisters in the NALC in
these efforts to save Saturday delivery, and to stop further cuts to
service. KEEP THE “SERVICE” IN THE POSTAL SERVICE!
Test 473 Orientation Guide for USPS jobs
Click here for,
Publication 60-A- Test 473 Orientation Guide for Major Entry-Level
What this test orientation guide offers . . .
In this guide, we familiarize you with the testing process and its
key features so that you:
• Know what to expect on the test and are prepared to do your best.
• Have a better chance of success.
• Understand the testing process and are less likely to be
victimized by advertisements for fraudulent Postal Service jobs or
exam scams (see Consumer alert . . .).
• Can take test 473 feeling more confident and at ease.
2011 National Agreement Arbitration Award
(February 19, 2013) Earlier today, the three-member
arbitration panel established to determine the terms of the 2011
National Agreement between the National Postal Mail Handlers Union
and the U.S. Postal Service released its Award. The Award is dated
February 15, 2013, and is effective on that day, but was not
released until today, Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The panel awarded
a contract which runs for four and one-half years, from November 21,
2011 through May 20, 2016.
A copy of the full Award, covering seventy-two pages, is available
as a PDF attachment by clicking here.
The Award fully protects the jobs and careers and living standards
of all 42,000 career mail handlers now employed by the Postal
Service. After a two-year wage freeze, it restores, starting in
November 2013 and continuing through May 2016, the historic pattern
of annual general wage increases and semi-annual cost-of-living
adjustments for all current mail handlers. In particular, the Award
contains three general wage increases for all career employees –
1.0% in November 2013, 1.5% in November 2014, and 1.0% in November
2015 – as well as seven COLAs to be paid from March 2014 through
For more info click here
Kilmer Branch Meeting 2/16/13
from the Kilmer Branch of Local 300 joined together to discuss the
impending changes to the installation. All aspects of the changes
were discussed. The applicable contractual provisions were also
discussed in detail. An update was provided on the status of the
Impasse Arbitration to determine the terms of the 2011 National
here for photos
Local 300 Basic Shop Steward Training
300 presented a Basic Shop Steward Training Program on February 13 &
14, 2013 6, 2011given by National Shop Steward Trainer Sam
D’Ambrosio and Local 300 President Paul Hogrogian.
Click here for photos
The following stewards participated in the program: Larisa Diaz –
Brooklyn, John Drissel – Western Nassau, Larry Jellineck – Teterboro,
Norma Jones – NJ LDC, Vanessa McDaniel – NJ LDC, Shirley Person – NJ
LDC, Alan Sacks – NY LDC, Colette Scales – NJ NDC, Rich Staller –
NYC, Gail Tolbert – NYC, David Wong - NYC
Local 300 has been informed that are
tranfer opportutities available for Tampa, Florida - Spokane,
Washington and Puerto Rico. Those interested should apply on
NPMHU Says USPS 5-day Delivery is
a Major Blunder
(February 6, 2013) Earlier today, the
Postmaster General announced that the Postal Service plans to switch
to five-day delivery later this year. The NPMHU previously has made
clear that such a change in operations would be a serious mistake,
and would eliminate a key component of the Postal Service’s
longstanding mail network and service to the American people.
Instead of cutting service, the USPS should be emphasizing, and
capitalizing on Saturday delivery to grow the business. For more
Final Rule to Family and Medical
The U.S. Department of Labor
today marks the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Family
and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by issuing a final rule implementing
two important expansions of FMLA protections. The first expansion
provides families of eligible veterans with the same job-protected
FMLA leave currently available to families of military service
members and it also enables more military families to take leave for
activities that arise when a service member is deployed. The second
expansion modifies existing rules so that airline personnel and
flight crews are better able to make use of the FMLA’s protections.
For more information, including the final rule, a military leave
guide, fact sheets and other materials, visit
NALC Contract Awarded
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
contract was awarded on January 10, 2013 by Arbitrator Das. The NALC
was slightly ahead of the National Postal Mail Handler Union (NPMHU)
with their arbitration proceedings. We should expect an award from
our Arbitration Board (led by Arbitrator Fishgold) probably by
March. It could be safe to assume that the NPMHU will be awarded a
similar contract to the NALC.
(click here for more)
Local 300 Headquarters is Now
Local 300 Headquarters is operational as of today
1/2/13. The phone lines and all of the utilities that were damaged
by Hurricane Sandy have been repaired. The resident officers would
like to thank all of the Branches that have extended their
hospitality to them.
Calendar of Events
5/16/13 New York City Branch Membership Meeting, @ Blarney
Stone, 410 8th Ave., 2:30 PM
5/24/13 Flushing Branch Membership Meeting, 7PM, Queens P&DC,
142-02 20th Ave, Whitestone
6/9/13 Local 300 Social Activity - NY METS vs. Miami Marlins 1PM
7/1/13 LI Fed. of Labor Annual Congressional Night, @ IBEW Local
25 370 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY
7/14/13 Local 300 Social Activity - NY Yankees vs. Minnesota
7/18 & 7/19 LMOU Negotiations & 2011 Nat'l Agreement Training
9AM @ Local HQ
7/26/13 Brooklyn Branch Meeting 6 PM, Friends of Columbus
Council, 3051 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn
8/15/13 Executive Board Meeting
11/13/13 Local Union Council Meeting 10 AM
11/14/13 Executive Board Meeting
11/16/13 Brooklyn Branch Meeting 10 AM, Friends of Columbus
Council, 3051 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn
Cash-strapped postal service faces economic fallout from sequester
Postal Service Considers Sale of Bronx General Post Office
You Should Be Outraged by What Is Being Done to Our Postal Service
NY Members of Congress Send Bipartisan Letter to PMG Blasting His Plan to End
Saturday Mail Delivery
Local 300 Newsletter
The latest issue of
our newsletter has been published. It will be mailed to
all members of Local 300.
NON-MEMBERS may have this newsletter mailed to them for $19.00 a pay
if you have any questions regarding the
newsletter or if you did not get one in the mail
Click here to
view the latest issue.
Abusive Supervisor ?
Excessed? - Get Transfer
A new National Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed.
Basically, if Mail Handlers are being excessed out of their
installation, All Mail Handlers in the installation will be
given priority consideration for their transfer requests.
(Click here for more)
Local 300 Scholarship
The Local Union Council and members of Local 300 of
the National Postal Mail Handlers Union are proud to announce the winners of the annual
competition for the Bernard Holloway, John A. Orchard, Edward J. Miller, Wally Merwin,
and Aaron Preston Memorial
info, click here
Local 300 Merchandise
Local 300 Merchandise (shirts, hats, aprons)
are available for purchase at cost.
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