Western

AFL - CIO

Branch 2184

Wayne County, MI

Call to Action

Government affairs 2021

 

News & updates

 

September 20, 2022

House committee advances Social Security Fairness Act; contact your representative to bring it to the House floor

Today, in a voice vote, the House Committee on Ways and Means approved the Social Security Fairness Act of 2021 (H.R. 82).

 

September 15, 2022

House passes bill protecting federal whistleblowers

Today, in a 221-203 vote, the House of Representatives passed the Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act of 2021 (H.R. 2988).

 

September 15, 2022

House passes five bills supporting veterans

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted 397-29 to suspend the rules to pass several bills, including five bills that support veterans.

 

September 13, 2022

Share how the WEP and GPO have impacted you; House vote anticipated on Social Security Fairness Act

In advance of the anticipated vote on H.R. 82, NALC wants to hear from you.

 

August 08, 2022

Senate passes Inflation Reduction Act, includes $3 billion for postal vehicles

In a party-line vote of 51-50, with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Kamala Harris, the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 (H.R. 5376) on Sunday.

 

August 03, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act under consideration in Congress, includes funding for Postal Service vehicle fleet

After months of stalled negotiations among Democratic Senators, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced a deal on July 27 on a comprehensive energy, climate, healthcare and tax package.

 

August 02, 2022

Senate passes burn pits legislation, sent to President Biden’s desk

The Senate voted 86-11 on the Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 (H.R. 3967), historic legislation that would ensure veterans exposed to toxic exposure fumes from burn pits have access to care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

 

July 18, 2022

USPS Shipping Equity Act Day of Action

On Tuesday, July 19, NALC and other postal stakeholders are hosting a day of action urging members of Congress to cosponsor the USPS Shipping Equity Act (H.R. 3287/S. 1663).

 

July 01, 2022

Committee advances FSGG appropriations bill

On June 24, the House Committee on Appropriations voted 31-22 to advance the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill.

 

June 24, 2022

NALC calls on members of Congress to cosponsor bipartisan USPS Shipping Equity Act

This week, NALC sent a letter to Congress cosigned by other postal unions and alcohol distributing unions, requesting members of Congress cosponsor H.R. 3287/S. 1663.

 

June 20, 2022

Bipartisan toxic exposure bill passes in Senate

On June 16, in an 84-14 vote, the Senate passed the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 (H.R. 3967).

 

May 12, 2022

Tangherlini and Kan confirmed to USPS Board of Governors

The Senate approved by a voice vote the nominations of Dan Tangherlini and Derek Kan to serve on the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG).

 

May 18, 2022

Federal Retirement Fairness Act fact sheet available

Read NALC’s fact sheet to learn more about H.R. 4268.

 

May 12, 2022

Tangherlini and Kan confirmed to USPS Board of Governors

The Senate approved by a voice vote the nominations of Dan Tangherlini and Derek Kan to serve on the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG).

 

April 07, 2022

Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

In a 53-47 vote, the Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

 

April 06, 2022

President Biden signs Postal Service Reform Act into law

President Biden signed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (H.R. 3076) into law.

 

April 05, 2022

Labor unions joint statement in support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court

A coalition of labor leaders released the following statement today ahead of the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

 

March 09, 2022

Statement of NALC President Fredric Rolando on Senate passage of postal reform

“America’s letter carriers applaud the 79 members of the U.S. Senate who voted to pass the Postal Reform Act last night, following its adoption by the House of Representatives with a massive bipartisan majority in February."

 

March 08, 2022

Postal Reform Act passes in Senate, sent to President Biden’s desk

Today, in a 79-19 vote, the Senate passed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (H.R. 3076).

 

March 03, 2022

Update on Senate consideration of the Postal Service Reform Act

This week, the Senate began consideration of the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076).

 

February 10, 2022

Action needed: Ask your senators to vote “YES” on H.R. 3076

Call 844-959-1425 and ask your senators to vote "YES" on H.R. 3076.

 

February 08, 2022

House passes Postal Service Reform Act

Today, in a 342-92 vote the House of Representatives passed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (H.R. 3076).

 

February 07, 2022

Updated explanation of the Medicare and health care provisions of H.R. 3076/S. 1720

This updated explanation of the health care provisions of H.R. 3076/S. 1720 reflects modest changes made to the original bill introduced in 2021.

 

February 04, 2022

Tell your House representative to vote “YES” on H.R. 3076

The Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076) is scheduled for a House vote next week.

 

January 20, 2022

Congress introduces bill to provide free N95 masks

On Jan. 12, the Masks for All Act of 2022 (H.R. 6385/S. 3486), which would provide, manufacture and distribute high-quality N95 masks for every individual in the United States, was introduced in Congress.

 

January 18, 2022

White House partners with USPS to deliver at-home Covid tests

In early January, the Biden Administration announced that it would partner with the Postal Service to mail free, at-home rapid Covid-19 tests to Americans.

 

January 17, 2022

Postal Board of Governors selects chairman and vice chairman

On Jan. 12, the Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG) unanimously selected Roman Martinez, a Republican, to serve as chairman and Anton Hajjar, a Democrat, as vice chairman.

 

January 14, 2022

Take action: Sideline the filibuster to protect voting rights

NALC, the AFL-CIO and local affiliates are contacting senators to ask them to sideline the filibuster in order to protect voting rights.

 

January 14, 2022

Supreme Court rules on OSHA vaccine and testing rule

On Jan. 13, the Supreme Court blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccine and testing.