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2019 Scholarships Recipients
Congratulations to the dependents of Local 301 NPMHU Members who have been awarded the following Scholarships:
Local 301 NPMHU Scholarships
Marissa Wonson - Daughter of Middlesex-Essex P&DC Mail Handler Raymond Jacques.
Juliet Batek - Daughter of Providence P&DC Mail Handler Eduardo Batek.
NPMHU - Arthur S. Vallone National Scholarship
Joshua Labonte - Son of Springfield NDC Mail Handler David Labonte, Jr.
Taline Mkrtschjan – Spouse of Providence P&DC Mail Handler John Mkrtschjan.
Central MA AFL-CIO Scholarship
Celine Pelton – Daughter of Central MA P&DC Mail Handler Dena Pelton.
Effective May 25, 2019- In accordance with Article 9.7 of the 2016 National Agreement between the NPMHU and the Postal Service, all Mail Handler Assistants will receive an hourly wage increase of $0.21 per hour effective on Saturday, May 25, 2019. This is the sixth MHA wage increase occurring during the 2016 National Agreement.
The 21 cent per hour increase raises the Level 4 MHA hourly rate to $16.21 and the Level 5 MHA hourly rate to $17.07, which is an increase of approximately 1.3% and 1.2% respectively. These additional increases were included in the 2016 National Agreement to help close the current gap between MHAs and career employees and to reduce attrition amongst MHAs.