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.
2018 Local 300 Scholarship Winners announced.
DVD retiree bids farewell.
DVD mail handler Andrew Olmeda accepts his Union watch from the NPMHU as he completes his career with the USPS. Local 300 President Kevin Tabarus and DVD Branch President Ray Bermudez honor Andy for his 39 years of service and Union affiliation.
Mark Chandler takes oath as Teterboro P&DC Branch President
Howard Spindler selected as Brooklyn P&DC Branch President.
Mail Handlers receive contractual increase effective November 24th 2018.
Brother John Sieler from the Western Nassau branch, takes a photo with Local 300 President Kevin Tabarus and Western Nassau Branch President Peter Bilotta. John retired from the USPS and we wish him the very best of everything. Kevin presents John with a watch from the National Postal Mail Handlers Union in recognition of his retirement and devotion to the Union.
Local 300 raises awareness in the fight against breast cancer.
These proud ladies of Local 300 cheerfully wear their shirts supporting the awareness of fighting breast cancer. Local 300 Women’s Committee championed the purchase of these shirts by the membership to continue the fight against this disease. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The shirts were made available to our members for purchase with a portion of each purchase being donated to the cause.
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.
On October 8th, tell Congress U.S. Mail is Not For Sale.
COLA of $645 goes into effect September 1st 2018.
Effective Pay Period 19, September 01, 2018, career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the fifth of seven possible cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments as outlined in Article 9.3 of the 2016 National Agreement. This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) following release of the July 2019 Index, and provides an annual increase of $645 for all Steps in Table 1 and for Step P of Table 2. The remaining Steps in Table 2 will receive the proportional COLA increase percentages as outlined in Article 9.3 of the National Agreement.Effective-September-01-2018-PP-19-2018
Local 300 salutes one of its own!
James Zurzola displays his watch presented to him by Local 300 CT State Representative, Don Utz and Stamford Branch President, James Smith. Brother Zurzola retired from the USPS after working 33 years at the Westport station. Brother Zurzola accepted the watch at the Stamford Branch Meeting on August 18th 2018.
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.