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Friday, July 31, 2009

Postal Employee Action Alert

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If the bill passes as written, it will destroy collective bargaining for postal workers.” Burrus said.



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"... Because a vote on the bill is expected early next week, before the Senate adjourns for its August recess, local and state activists must move quickly, Burrus said. The national union will hold a teleconference for local and state leaders on Monday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. EDT, to discuss the issue.

“I call on every APWU local to generate messages to their senators based on a 1 to 5 ratio of their members,” Burrus said. “If the bill passes as written, it will destroy collective bargaining for postal workers.

The amendment would require arbitrators ruling on postal contracts to take into account the “financial health of the Postal Service.”

“Given the severity of Postal Service’s financial crisis, if this bill passes, we can anticipate that in the next round of negotiations, many of the things our members take for granted — such as cost-of-living increases, raises, and protection against layoffs — will be at risk.” Under current law, arbitrators must consider the “comparability” of postal wages to employees in the private sector who perform similar work.

“In fact, arbitrators routinely consider the Postal Service’s financial status as part of the context of negotiations,” Burrus said. “However, to attach this specific requirement to the law leaves workers at a severe disadvantage. ..."  
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Funny Mailbox...


"...Something tells me this box is NOT approved by the Postmaster General..."    



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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Free Premium Postcards

"...It's as simple as going to http://www.premiumpostcard.com/ and signing up with
the source code USPS09. Once you are at the Premium Postcard Website just..."    



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GAO Puts U.S. Postal Service on 'High-Risk' List


"...Proposals currently on the table include cutting delivery to five days per week, consolidating branches and receiving relief from the government to fund future retirees' health benefits...."    



This Article is From: www.poynter.org

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Postal News: USPS BMC Name Change

Postal News Alert

"...APWU President William Burrus admonished the Postal Service for failing to officially notify the union that the Bulk Mail Center network has been renamed the Network Distribution Center network...."    



This Article is From: www.apwu.org

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

USPS "High Risk" (Opinion)

USPS Hits GAO "High Risk" List (Opinion)

"...holding managers responsible for correcting the issues. The grievances are often paid, but the issues never corrected. The repeated violations center around Improper By-Pass Overtime, Crossing Crafts, and Casuals in Lieu Of, costing the USPS untold amounts of money. This is an area where the postal service Labor Representatives could invoke some trend analysis to determine which managers and facilities repeatedly propagate these costly violations. This would permit the USPS to either educate the poorly performing managers or shed themselves of the poorly performing leaders...."    



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Postal Service added to GAO high-risk list for poor fiscal health


"...GAO urged the Postal Service to take more drastic measures to cut expenses, including having more employees retire, reducing their benefits and consolidating post offices. The USPS can’t rely on increased revenue through a rebound in mail volume, something that has happened after past recessions but is unlikely to happen this time because of the country’s increased reliance on newer technology, the GAO said...."    



This Article is From: thehill.com

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Monday, July 27, 2009

USPS Movers Guide

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Safeguard your personal information with identity verification by a simple $1 charge to your credit or debit card
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Gulf Coast Lighthouse stamps

STANDING ROOM ONLY

"...Also attending the event were USPS Governor Katherine Tobin, Southeast Area Vice President Terry Wilson, Biloxi Historian Emeritus Murella Powell and Hal Pierce, president of the Alabama Lighthouse Association. ..."    



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FERS Sick-Leave Credit Removed from Senate Bill


"...amendment was withdrawn at the insistence of Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), who threatened to filibuster until the amendment removed. “Until this amendment is withdrawn, I will stay here, or I will have a colleague stay here...."    



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Free Postcards


"...And for now, the first 50 are free to new users. It’s as simple as going to..."    



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Sunday, July 26, 2009

No chance of the Postal Service missing its payroll

Fact-checking Congress

"...about not making payroll, so I checked in with the Postal Service. And the Postal Service tells me it never made that claim to Congress...."    



This Article is From: www.federaltimes.com

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Rumor Control: USPS Payroll

Rumors abound on the internet about the USPS being unable to make payroll in October of this year. The Postal Newsgroup, a leader in postal news, has been unable to confirm the validity of the postal service not being able to make payroll in October. The rumors are alleged to have come from a letter that was posted on the internet and has since disappeared.



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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Postal Payroll Calendar


"...days off, holidays and paydays....a full calendar..."    



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White House pressured to fix postal budget crisis


"...The unions who signed on to the letter were the American Postal Workers Union, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union...."    



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Friday, July 17, 2009

Postal worker advised drug trafficker about mailing dope, prosecutors allege


"...A Kansas City area postal worker allegedly advised the leader of a wide-ranging drug trafficking conspiracy about the best way to send dope through the mail, according to indictments announced Thursday...."    



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Biz Spotlight: Postal Pete - Postal Jeeps

Postal Pete ...#1 Postal Jeep Dealer in the World!

"...If you are looking for a postal Jeep there are many dealers specializing in this area. One dealer is Postal Pete at postalpete.com. ..."    



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The disappearing USPS union letter


"...The major postal unions — APWU, NALC, NRLCA and NPMHU — sent a letter on Tuesday to Jim Messina, the White House deputy chief of staff. They requested a meeting to discuss the Postal Service..."    



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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Money Orders and Imprinting Machine Missing After Ucon Post Office Burglary


"...someone is printing their own money orders, then we need to make sure the public and banking facilities and post offices are aware of that." The inspector says Stang served seven years in prison in the 1990's..."    



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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

USPS To Weigh Closing Hundreds More Offfices

PRC Initiates Docket to Review USPS Retail Network Optimization Plan

"...The Postal Regulatory Commission today issued Order No: 244 establishing Docket N2009-1 to provide a public hearing and issue an advisory opinion on the national service implications of a U.S. Postal Service “Station and Branch Optimization and Consolidation Initiative.” ..."    



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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

7 USPS Employees Arrested In Drug Investigation


"...Those arrested included USPS mail handlers, casual employees, and a motor vehicle operator. One non-USPS employee was also arrested...."    



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Monday, July 6, 2009

Consolidating Stations


"...At a meeting at USPS Headquarters on June 23, the Postal Service briefed APWU Clerk Craft officers about plans to consolidate operations in large stations and branches. Managers also provided the union with an updated list of 3,243 stations and branches in Level-24-and-above installations that are being reviewed. ..."    



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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Postal carrier's letter ignites complaints


"...Councilwoman Lois Watkins said residents recently had complained to her about feeling “threatened” by postal officials with having their mail withheld unless they paid for and installed a curbside mailbox...."    



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Eastpointe Postmaster to be Honored at All Star Game by MLB, People Magazine


"...Brooks has been pitching the benefits of joining the “Be The Match Registry” for the past two years, and as district coordinator for the Postal Service’s Delivering the Gift of Life campaign she led the Southeast MI postal team to the top of the nation in registered potential donors in 2008. With her team of fellow volunteers, Brooks has recruited more than 1,000 potential marrow donors for the National Marrow Donor Program’s Be the Match Registry...."    



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