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President’s Report

Read President Hogrogian’s reports on National Negotiations and the Union’s efforts to achieve a negotiated agreement

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Bargaining With the Postal Service

A comprehensive review of the bargaining process

13 Union Plus

 aking memories and M staying connected

The Quarterly Publication of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union

14 Secretary-

22 Legislative and

Read National SecretaryTreasurer Gardner’s article entitled “The Power of You!” Mark provides some insight into the activities of the upcoming National Convention

Legislative and Political Director Robert Losi reports on upcoming legislation and the possible impact on the NPMHU

Treasurer’s Report

16 Mail Handlers to

Convene in Chicago

Learn about the six Convention Committees and their preparation for the National Convention.

18 2016 NPMHU

National Convention Delegate Listing

20 Contract

Administration Department Report

BARGAINING EXTENDED

PARTIES CONTINUE WORKING TO ACHIEVE A NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT

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ON THE COVER: President Hogrogian meets with Local Presidents to discuss the status of national bargaining

CAD Manager Thomas J. Branch reports on Mail Handler Assistants

21 OPM Announces

Rare FEGLI Open Season Opportunity

This is the first opportunity since 2004 to sign up for Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) without having to undergo a physical exam

Political Report

23 2016 PAC

Incentive Awards

26 Guide to the Hatch Act

28 Health Plan Report Executive Director Michael Hora reports on Sun Safety

29 MHBP

This Plan is Your Plan ®

30 Mail Handlers

Across the Country

See pictures of various meetings and functions across the country

The Mail Handler magazine SPRING 2016  

National Postal Mail Handlers Union

The Mail Handler magazine SPRING 2016  

National Postal Mail Handlers Union