Mail Handlers who retired after November 26, 2016 will be entitled to receive the retroactive back pay allowed for in our new CBA, in addition those mail handlers who retired prior to November 26, 2016 but after September 3, 2016 may be entitled to back pay for the September 2016 COLA increase.
For retirees, this retroactive back pay will come in a separate check, even if that employee had direct deposit while employed. The check will be sent to the employees last place of employment. This retroactive payment will be made at the same time as active mail handlers, May 19, 2017.
For some strange reason, Mail Handlers are telling MHA's that it would be unwise to join the union until they have 90-days of work completed because the union cannot protect them? That is far from the truth! The union can and WILL represent MHA's during the first 90-days and beyond. Contractually, we cannot grieve a removal of an MHA within the first 90-days, but that has NOT precluded us from doing so, and we have prevailed in some cases as evidence we will file on any violation for all MHA's as well as for all of our regular Mail Handlers, regardless of certain provisions of the National Agreement.
Local 304 is a branch of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union
Brothers and Sisters of Local 304,
The Retirement Q&A that I promised to post for you is now online. It is very user friendly. You can go to the Table of Contents and simply click on a subject that you are interested in, and the program will take you right to the subject page. You can find this booklet by going to the left-side of this page to the Retirement Q&A link is, click on it, and it will take you right to the page, or simply click on the picture below-Timothy J. Manning, Local 304 Recording Secretary.
We have had requests to put a retirement calculator on this website, and we have found a site that is self-explanatory, and gives you the option to calculate your retirement whether you are a CSRS or FERS employee. It also allows you to calculate your TSP retirement. Look to the left on this page to the sidebar, and click on the retirement picture to go to this site.
Local 304 Recording Secretary Timothy J. Manning is the website developer for this site. He is also the editor and controller of this site. If there is information you would like to see posted on this site, you can contact Tim at email@example.com
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