In a letter today, President Trump announced he would rescind a scheduled pay increase for federal employees in 2019. This announcement, just days before Labor Day, goes against the planned 1.9 percent pay raise in the Senate’s fiscal year 2019 (FY19) Financial Services and General Government spending bill (S 3107), released weeks ago. It should be noted that this federal employee pay freeze does not impact letter carriers.

Less than 24-hours after the first day of hearings in the arbitration of what has to be one of the largest grievances in NALC history (more than 17,000 pages), came the much anticipated report from the USPS’s Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) audit conducted over a six-month period earlier this year into management s manipulation and deletions of hundreds of Branch #34 Member’s pay.