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March 2022

POSTAL SERVICE REFORM ACT PASSES IN THE SENATE, BIDEN EXPECTED TO SIGN

In March 8, 2022, by a vote of 79–19, the U.S. Senate passed the Postal Service Reform Act (PSRA). This legislation has been more than a decade in the making, delayed on numerous occasions to ensure that lawmakers, unions, management, and stakeholders came to a consensus on the language. This resulted in a narrow bill that only addresses the prefunding mandate, retiree healthcare costs, six-day delivery, non-postal services, and transparency. The House of Representatives voted on the bill a month earlier, passing the bill in a vote of 342–92. It is expected to be signed into law by President Biden.

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NPMHU COMMITTEE ON THE FUTURE HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

The NPMHU’s Committee on the Future was established to engage in longterm strategic planning on issues that are confronting the Union over the coming months and years. The Committee most recently met in March 2022 to discuss several important issues facing mail handlers today and into the future.

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