Legislative & Political

Supported Legislation

Below is a list of introduced bills and resolutions NPMHU currently supports. The legislation listed strengthens the United States Postal Service; supports Mail Handlers and the rest of the postal workforce; and, promotes the labor movement.


H.Res. 277

This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the U.S. Postal Service should restore mail delivery service standards to those of July 1, 2012.

H.Res. 439

This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should take all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization.

H.Res. 376

This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.

H.R. 3721 - USPS Shipping Equity Act

This bill repeals restrictions imposed on the Postal Service that prohibits the delivery of beer, wine and spirits directly to consumers. Private carriers do not face the same restrictions, and repealing this regulation could generate $190 million in revunue for the Postal Service.

H.R. 8000Timely Mail Delivery and Postal Services Protection Act

This bill prohibits operational changes to mail processing facilities until the Postal Regularoty Commission issues an advisory opinion.

H.R. 8040 - Protect Postal Performance Act

This bill places a moratorium on consolidating postal facilities if it is in a region that is not meeting the USPS delivery targets of 90.3% on-time delivery for three to five-day first-class mail and 93% on-time delivery for two-day first-class mail.

H.R. 8045/S. 4160Postal Operations Stay Timely and Local (POSTAL) Act 

This bill prohibits the United States Postal Service from closing or consolidating P&DCs if it would remove the sole P&DC in the state, or negatively impacts mail delivery. 

H.R. 82/S. 597 - Social Security Fairness Act 

This bill repeals provisions that reduce Social Security benefits for individuals who receive other benefits, such as a pension from a state or local government.

H.R. 866- Equal COLA Act

The legislation calls for parity of cost-of-living-adjustments for those enrolled in the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employee Retirement System.

H.R. 618/S. 131 - Improving Acess to Workers' Compensation for Injured Federal Workers

This bill would allow injured postal and federal workers to see physicians assistants and nurse practioners for diagnosis and treatment of injuries covered by workers' compensation. 

H.R. 5995Federal Retirement Fairness Act

This bill would allow thos in the postal and federal workforce who began their careers as temporary, non-career employees make greater contributions to their retirement benefits to make up for the time they were not earning those benefits.

H.R. 856/S. 274 - Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act

This legislation expands federal paid leave to include 12 weeks of family and medical leave.

H.R. 20/S. 567 - Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act

This legislation provides employees with the freedom to organize; penalizes employers who retaliate against employees who organize; and, protects workers from being replaced while striking. 

H.R. 8426/S. 4363 - Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act

This legislation gives the right to organize for public sector employees at local, state and federal levels. 

H.R. 4889/S. 2488 - Raise the Wage Act

This bicamerial legislation calls to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $17.00 an hour by 2028. 

S. 737 - No Tax Breaks for Union Busting (NTBUB) Act

This bill denies employers a tax deduction for any expenditures incurred for attempting to influence their employees with respect to labor organizations or labor organization activities, such as elections, labor disputes, and collective actions.

S. 738 - Tax Fairness for Workers Act

This bill would allow employees to make tax deductions for work expenses and union dues.

S. 630 - Sustaining Our Democracy Act

This legislation provides significant federal funding to help state and local governments support election administration over the next ten years.


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