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Monday, June 20, 2016

Family of postal center worker hires attorney to investigate her death

Family of postal center worker hires attorney to investigate her death

"...Earlier this year, FOX 2 reported on some employees' growing fear that the air inside the U.S. Postal Service Michigan Metroplex Procession and Distribution Center in Pontiac was not safe. Five postal workers at the facility all died within about a year of each other. According to a report by the U.S. Postal Services Inspector General, the methane detection system had problems, which may have caused these deaths..."    


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Friday, June 10, 2016

House Committee Adopts Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards, Approves Budget Bill

House Committee Adopts Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards, Approves Budget Bill

"...This is a powerful example of how the demands of postal workers reflect the people’s demand for good postal service. “But it is just the first step in a long process,” Dimondstein said. The full House must approve the Financial Services Appropriations bill and the Senate also must approve a similar provision in a final appropriations bill before it can become law. A similar measure passed the House committee last year but never made its way through the Senate..."    


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

OSHA proposes $77K in fines for Indy U.S. Postal Service

OSHA proposes $77K in fines for Indy U.S. Postal Service

"...Continuing to allow workers to be exposed to the hazards of falling concrete without following through on an actionable plan to eliminate hazards is unacceptable,” said Vanessa Martin, OSHA’s area director in Indianapolis. “The employees of this facility deserve to be protected from injury on the job...."    


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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

USPS’s ‘Stupid, Counterproductive’ ePacket Program Benefits China At Expense of American Business

George Landrith: USPS’s ‘Stupid, Counterproductive’ ePacket Program Benefits China At Expense of American Business

"...in discussing buying anything from computer cables to other small to medium items, “If I buy that from a manufacturer across town, or across state, I’ll pay First Class postage … generally speaking, somewhere between $9 and $15 in shipping costs. If I buy that same package from China, I’ll pay 94 cents.” He goes on to explain that so called free shopping is a myth and manufactures must build it into their pricing, while the sweetheart deal for China helps to gut American businesses and manufacturers..."    


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Friday, June 3, 2016

Postal 'coupon clipper' gets probation

U.S. Postal worker who stole only coupons -- not packages or cash -- from the mail gets probation

"...case is highly unusual because the 26-year U.S. Postal Service employee didn't steal anything of inherent value — such as birthday cards with cash or packages with valuable products inside. Rather, she swiped only coupons..."    


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Thursday, May 26, 2016

New history of U.S. Postal Service delivers

New history of U.S. Postal Service delivers

Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service
Neither Snow nor Rain
"...Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service, the true story of how America has delivered its mail through the centuries, rambles, rattles, digresses (but never dawdles) as it serves up a colorful array of visionaries, hucksters, daredevils and crackpots to keep the narrative humming — and, at times, roaring — along..."    

This Article is From: www.usatoday.com
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

50-year Youngstown Postal Service worker honored for service

50-year Youngstown Postal Service worker honored for service

"...Cecil Thomas began his career with the Postal Service following his honorable discharge from the Army in 1966..."    


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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Postal employees praise Link mobile

Postal employees praise Link mobile

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"...Postal Service employees are applauding Link mobile, saying the site helps them keep up with news about USPS. The mobile-friendly version of the Link site allows employees to consume news articles, videos and feature stories on their smartphones and tablets..."    

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

2 scumbags gang up and beat postal worker unconscious

2 men beat postal worker unconscious after he told them they’d have to wait for their mail, police say

"...mail carrier told the business owner and his brother they’d have to wait and then they started to assault him, authorities told KTVT-TV (Channel 11). Chris and Jonathan Allahverdi were arrested..."    


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Friday, May 13, 2016

Postal Service Union, Nat'l Assn. of Letter Carrier's 'Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive' is Saturday

Postal Service, Nat'l Assn. of Letter Carrier's 'Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive' is Saturday

"...In addition to delivering mail, letter carriers in in more than 10,000 cities and towns across the U.S. will conduct the nation’s largest one day food drive..."    


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Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Case Of Fuzzy Math At The USPS

Opinion

"...These unscrupulous accounting tactics are also admitted by the USPS in a disclaimer near the end of the press release that states that controllable income “is not calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) within the meaning of applicable SEC rules.” That’s right. By any legitimate standard, these reports are not considered accurate or acceptable..."    


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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

'When monkeys fly' the Postal Service comes thru

Postal Service puts in extra effort to find flying monkeys

"...I did overhear Postmaster Blanchard say this to a dance organizer: “I don’t think I’ve ever said Flying Monkeys and Munchkins ever, in my entire life, as much as I did in one day by telephone.” So the costumes arrived, the show went on, and the U.S. Postal Service received an enthusiastic and heartfelt thank you in the program..."    


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Postal Service quietly names new chief information officer

USPS, VA shuffle chairs of IT executives

"...will focus on everything from business analytics to cybersecurity to improving the Postal Service’s infrastructure around intelligent mail and payment technologies. In her previous role, Seaver oversaw operations in eight districts stretching from Baltimore to Atlanta..."    


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Arvada police: Postal service mailbox exploded by pipe bomb

Arvada police: Postal service mailbox exploded by pipe bomb

"...police received several 911 calls around 2:30 a.m. from residents in the area who heard a loud explosion. Responding officers found nothing and cleared the reports before the destroyed box was found about five hours later...."    


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Postal worker, juvenile shot in Southeast D.C

Postal worker, juvenile shot in SE DC

"...According to a D.C. police spokesperson, the postal worker, a man, was in uniform when he was found with gunshot wounds in the 1500 block of Galen Street around 5:20 p.m..."    


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Monday, April 18, 2016

APWU Contract Arbitration Update

APWU Contract Arbitration Update

"...congressionally-manufactured financial crisis and the 2008 economic meltdown. “Not surprisingly, as management proceeds with their case, they are pleading poverty and trying to devalue the work APWU members perform. This is an attempt to justify their call for more concessions from the workers. The Postal Service’s demands, including a new, lower-tier career workforce, elimination of cost-of-living allowances, and weakening the no-layoff clause are insulting and outrageous. “The arbitration panel should reject the Postal Service’s demands and grant the APWU’s proposals,” Dimondstein said. ..."    


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'Inverted Jenny' stamp stolen in 1955 resurfaces

'Inverted Jenny' stamp stolen in 1955 resurfaces

"...valuable "inverted Jenny" stamp has surfaced six decades after it was stolen from a collectors' convention. The stamp — one of the world's most famous pieces of postage — was among four of its kind taken from a 1955 collectors' convention..."    


This Article is From: www.foxnews.com
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

World Postal Code Now Provides Important Contact Info of Most Countries Online

World Postal Code Now Provides Important Contact Info of Most Countries Online

"... WorldPostalCode is a web-based resource, which provides postal codes of a long list of countries at the website. This is what the experts working for the service tell about it: "If you have ever tried to find the postal code of any state or city, then you shouldn't be explained, how complicated the process is. With World Postal Code, this will no longer be a problem..."    


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Friday, April 8, 2016

Car in Solon crash filled with USPS mailbags, packages, IDs

Car in Solon crash filled with USPS mailbags, packages, IDs

"...During the investigation of the accident occurring on Carter Street, officers discovered USPS mailbags, miscellaneous letters and packages, other individuals ID’s and debit cards all in and around Kilfoyle’s vehicle, according to the police...."    


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Postal Service to Drop Stamp Prices For the First Time in Nearly a Century

Postal Service to Drop Stamp Prices For the First Time in Nearly a Century

"...The U.S. Postal Service is lowering the price of postage stamps for the first time in 97 years, the agency announced Thursday..."    


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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Two Tuscaloosa postal workers plead guilty to delivering pot for cash

Two Tuscaloosa postal workers plead guilty to delivering pot for cash

"...Lyle Jones, 36, a postal carrier, and Lenard Pompey, 39, a postal supervisor, entered their guilty pleas to bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana before U.S. District Judge Madeline H. Haikala during a hearing in Birmingham. The judge set Jones' sentencing for June 15, according to court records..."    


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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Postal employee deaths at Pontiac facility raise questions

Feds investigate if deaths are connected to leaching methane

"... This site is considered a brownfield. Brownfields are former industrial or commercial sites where future use is affected by environmental contamination. Brownfield sites are converted into usable space..."    


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Friday, March 4, 2016

Postal Workers Union Files Dispute Over MVS Pay Irregularities

Postal Workers Union Files Dispute Over MVS Pay Irregularities

"...When the Level 8 PSE Tractor Trailer Operators who received pay exceptions are converted to career Level 7 Motor Vehicle Operators, where there are no pay exceptions, they suffer a significant drop in pay. “This is one example of why we should have an all-career workforce,” said MVS Craft Director Michael O. Foster. The conversions have triggered other problems..."    


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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Huff to USPS: ‘Stop this Reckless Consolidation’

Huff to USPS: ‘Stop this Reckless Consolidation’

"... Huffman called USPS’ consolidation plan “reckless,” saying the proposed legislation would add a much-needed level of oversight and make sure future consolidation plans “are based on data and the unique priorities of our local communities...."    


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Build the perfect candidate ...there is an app for that

'White House Run' app: Build the perfect candidate

"...Reuters White House Run is a 2016 presidential election simulation rooted in a data story. Create an avatar and "build the perfect candidate" to compete with your friends ..."    


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Friday, February 26, 2016

APWU Contract Negotiations (Arbitration) Update

‘Postal Workers Earn the Right To Be Justly Compensated For Our Service, Hard Work’

"...“Postal workers earn the right to be justly compensated for our service and hard work,” Dimondstein declared. “The economic lot of workers should be constantly improving, and those improvements should be passed on from generation to generation. We earn the right to be provided a safe workplace, free of harassment and discrimination, and, after concluding our careers, to enjoy a secure and dignified retirement.” APWU members want a workforce where all members make decent wages and get solid benefits..."    


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Amazon Unexpectedly Hikes USPS Shipping Rates on Wednesday

Amazon Unexpectedly Hikes USPS Shipping Rates on Wednesday

"...Amazon sellers were initially greeted with a message that said "for the time being," Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express rates would remain at 2015 levels. It appeared to be against USPS rules to make such statements..."    


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Friday, February 12, 2016

Postal inspectors canvass neighborhood, seek answers after shooting

Postal inspectors canvass neighborhood, seek answers after shooting

"...As the victim, who has been with the postal service for three years, recovers, postal inspectors are hoping they can get some answers to solve the case..."    


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Postal Service mail carrier shot in the face in west Louisville

$25,000 Reward Offered

"...A Louisville mail carrier was shot in the face Wednesday morning on Dearborn Avenue in west Louisville. "I was talking to the mailman and then a few minutes later, I heard six gunshots and I ran outside," said neighbor Janice Lewis..."    


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Obama Calls for Shedding 12K Postal Jobs. Will the Postal Service offer Buyouts and early retirements in response?

USPS Records First Profit in Five Years as Obama Calls for Shedding 12K Postal Jobs.

"...President Obama still proposed the agency slash 12,000 employees in his fiscal 2017 budget. USPS posted a net income of $307 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the first such gain since the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. ..."    


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Online Sellers Continue to Have Problems with USPS Changes

Online Sellers Continue to Have Problems with USPS Changes

"...understanding the change only applies to Commercial Base rates. Sellers who expect to get the lower rate at their local Post Office are disappointed to learn it's only available through online postage providers (but, not the USPS's own Click N Ship site - another wrinkle). And that leads to a yet another challenge sellers are facing: because FCPS for packages between 13 - 16 ounces is not available at the Post Office window, some postal clerks are rejecting packages that sellers drop off with Commercial Base rate labels affixed..."    


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Thursday, January 21, 2016

APWU Contract Update: Arbitration to Begin Feb. 17

APWU Contract Arbitration to Begin Feb. 17

"... Management wants to gut the COLA for current workers and is seeking a new tier in the career workforce that would earn no COLAs; have virtually no protection against layoffs, and face a reduction in annual leave and sick leave. (The APWU currently has a three-tier workforce, consisting of pre-2010 career employees; post-2010 career employees – who earn lower pay..."    


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

eBay Unprepared for One Key USPS Rate Change

eBay Unprepared for One Key USPS Rate Change

"...good news for online sellers who ship packages weighing between 13 oz. and 15.99 oz. However, eBay's system has not updated those particular rates for sellers using its shipping labels to print postage. The USPS is now extending First Class Package Service (FCPS) beyond the previous 13-ounce limit to 15.99, resulting in savings for shippers..."    


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Friday, January 15, 2016

Drug shipment seized at Leighton post office in Alabama, meth and marijuana seized, two arrested

Drug shipment seized, ICE and marijuana seized, two arrested

"...Burns said information gained by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service was key to the seizure and making the arrest. He said arrests were made after Robinson and Oates picked up a package containing the drugs at the Leighton post office. ..."    


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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

USPS provides answers for slump in area mail service

USPS provides answers for slump in area mail service

"...LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Residents have complained about the unreliable postal service in Moss Bluff and Lake Charles for months..."    


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Monday, January 11, 2016

USPS Ranked Most Favorable Federal Agency

USPS Ranked Most Favorable Federal Agency

"...The top 5 rated agencies include the USPS, National Park Service, Center for Disease Control, NASA and the FBI...."    


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Saturday, January 9, 2016

St. Johns County man says getting mail means making a 40-mile round-trip

St. Johns County man says getting mail means making a 40-mile round-trip

"...said he learned that delivery wouldn’t begin until a certain percentage of the more than 30 home lots were occupied. Mogle is the second homeowner to buy and occupy a property. Because of the Postal Service’s occupancy rule, he had to go to a location in Jacksonville to pick up his mail, he said. “I know what’s right and what’s wrong, and this is totally wrong. ... The post office is supposed to deliver my mail, period,” Mogle said..."    


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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Grand Rapids postal carrier chases down package thieves

Grand Rapids postal carrier chases down package thieves

"...Louie Kunst was delivering packages in the Heritage Hill area when he noticed three teenagers walking down the sidewalk..."    


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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Postal Service unveils its new stamps for 2016

Postal Service unveils its new stamps for 2016

"...The Postal Service is providing a preview of its 2016 stamp program that is sure to attract the interest of fans of Sarah Vaughan, Star Trek, NASA’s New Horizons mission, Trucks, Shirley Temple, flowers, soda fountain fans and the holidays — just to name a small handful..."    


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Monday, December 21, 2015

South Florida P&DC goes for $5.8 million more than the USPS sold it for, just two months ago

South Florida P&DC goes for $5.8 million more than the USPS sold it for, just two months ago

"...The City of Pembroke Pines thus made a quick and hefty profit of $5.7 million, pretty much at the expense of the Postal Service. One has to wonder why CBRE, the Postal Service’s exclusive real estate agent, wasn’t able to get more for the property. How was the City of Pembroke Pines able to find a buyer willing to pay $5.8 million more than the City had paid the Postal Service, just two months earlier? ...Postal Service has maintained a retail post office on the property by leasing space from the City of Pembroke Pines ..."    


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Thursday, December 17, 2015

US Postal Service to hoverboards: You're grounded

US Postal Service to hoverboards: You're grounded

"...USPS is limiting shipping options for self-balancing scooters due to safety concerns after reports that some hoverboards have caught fire...."    


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Friday, December 11, 2015

ISIS May Have Passport Machine, Blank Passports

US Intel: ISIS May Have Passport Printing Machine, Blank Passports

"...“Since more than 17 months [have] passed since Raqqa and Deir ez-Zour fell to ISIS, it is possible that individuals from Syria with passports ‘issued’ in these ISIS controlled cities or who had passport blanks, may have traveled to the U.S.,” the report says ..."    


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Postal Worker Honored For 50 Years Of Service

Postal Worker Honored For 50 Years Of Service

"...Richard McDonald celebrated his golden anniversary Wednesday at the Belle Meade post office where he delivers mail. When he started, stamps were..."    


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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Mail Handlers union fighting hard to protect America's Mail Processing Infrastructure

NPMHU Prevails in First Phase of National Arbitration Challenging Proposed Closings and Consolidations

"...The NPMHU has prevailed in the first phase of its National arbitration against the Postal Service challenging many of the proposed closings and consolidations of mail processing plants under the Area Mail Processing guidelines found in Handbook PO-408..."    


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