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  • VERA before changes
    From the National Association of Letter Carriers: NALC: Breaking: Senate will take up S. 1789 after Easter recess: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) announced Monday evening that the Senate would not be taking up consideration of S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Reform Act, until sometime in mid-April after Congress’ Easter recess. Lieberman is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and one of the co-sponsors of S. 1789, along with Sens. Tom Carper (D-MA), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Scott Brown (R-MA). “Thank you to the more than 50,000 NALC members who took part in Sunday’s national teleconferences,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said, “and thank you to the thousands of letter carriers and allies who, over the past two days, flooded Senate offices with calls to voice our Support to this bill. It’s this unparalleled level of commitment that will help us win the fight to preserve the Postal Service for decades to come. We hope that senators will now use this extra time to carefully analyze the Service’s financial problems, so that when the Senate resumes its business after the break, it will be prepared to work on realistic Early Retirement Incentives for all craft employees , to add to the 25k and/ or years, currently offered” Click here to find out how you can still contact your senators and urge them to support the bill in its current form. via NALC | The National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO ' Call Your Senators: 202-224-3121 (Capitol Switchboard) [Click here for direct #s] Tell them you Support  S. 1789
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  • Please...
    do not let the management of the USPS pull their employees out of the FEHBP> Do not believe these numbers and studies put forth by this organization. They have a history of being less than forthcoming with facts. A 34 year employee.
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  • I second this
    Retired Guy
    The math does not hold water. If all 600,000 active employees pay $300 for insurance and USPS pays an additional 80% that means USPS pays 720,000,000. USPS prepays about $5 Billion to fund retires annually. so I total that to $5.72B. How does he think he can save $7 billion when the total expense does not exceed the proposed savings? Let alone reduces the active employees contributions by another $650 Million. Hmmm, math just doesn't add up!! Anyone have another viewpoint?
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  • Ok hold on
    Retired Guy
    I made a math error. Total is $8.65B for actives and $5B for retirees, which now totals 13.64B now subtract the $7B + $650 million and he says he can administer the plan annually for $5.99 Billion. Sorry about the math error. It is possible. But I think it might be a stretch.
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  • Postal health benefits
    What is being overlooked is the thousands of non-postal federal workers who are basically associate members in order to carry MailHandlers insurance coverage. I am not a postal worker and have had MailHandlers since 1984. What will happen to these thousands of people and this insurance plan if the powers-that-be at the post office are able to pull out of FEHBP? This action should not be allowed as it will detrimentaly affect thousands of people that are not postal workers. We could be left without insurance coverage for a period of time which is unacceptable.
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