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Freedom to Vote Act introduced in Senate

Today, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Freedom to Vote Act (S. 2747), a bill to expand voting rights and reduce the influence of big money in politics. The bill is cosponsored by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Angus King (I-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Raphael Warnock (D-GA).
The bill includes several measures to address voter access and election administration. The bill would ensure that all voters could request a mail-in ballot, improve the delivery of election mail, and apply minimum standards to ensure drop boxes are available and accessible to all voters. Additionally, the legislation would implement automatic voter registration, make Election Day a federal holiday, allow same day voter registration, and expand early voting.
The bill also includes measures to improve election integrity through the protection of election records, infrastructure, and ballot tabulation. It would also task the Election Assistance Commission with developing training and recruitment programs ...

Executive orders require COVID-19 vaccines for federal employees and contractors

On Sept. 9, President Biden issued two executive orders regarding COVID-19 vaccines. One requires all federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and the other requires all federal contractors to be vaccinated.
In addition to these executive orders, President Biden also announced that the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to require their workers to be fully vaccinated or show a negative COVID-19 test at least once a week.
“If we raise our vaccination rate, protect ourselves and others with masking and expanded testing, and identify people who are infected, we can and we will turn the tide on COVID-19,” President Biden said.
Currently, it is unclear how the executive orders and emergency rule will affect letter carriers and the Postal Servi...

Upcoming Events

Letter Carriers' 45th Annual Dinner Dance

November 14th 2021 @ 12:00 am
The location will be at Marina Del Rey, Bronx NY, 10465. Tickets are $90.00 each. Cut off for tickets is October 5, 2021.

Defensive Driving Course

November 7 th, 2021.
Class will begin @ 10:00 am sharp and end at 4:00 pm. Contact your Shop Steward or call the branch to secure a spot. All reservations require payment in advance by way of money order ($50.00). First come, first served (in all aspects, including payment). Seats are limited due to social distancing.
Masks will be required to be worn.
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Shop Steward's Meeting

Tuesday, October 19th @ 5pm
This meeting will be held virtually on Cisco Webex.

October Membership Meeting

Thursday, October 14th @ 5pm
Will be in person at Vincent R. Sombrotto's Percy T. McRae Meeing Hall due to our Bronx location not being available at this time. It will also be streamed live on Cisco Webex. Reach out to your Shop Steward or call the Branch to receive an e-Vite.
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