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Sunday, August 29, 2010

President Obama: Why Are You Allowing Your Postmaster General to Run a Plantation?

"...the postal service is routinely falsifying employee clock rings, subjecting its employees to harassment, intimidation, and abuse, and forcing many of its employees to work between four and six hours a day without pay. Then, even though the Inspector General has documentation of the commission of a federal crimes in hand, the perpetrators are being allowed to walk away with impunity, and even promoted...."    postal news

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

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Friday, August 27, 2010

OSHA Fines USPS For Safety Violations at Kansas City BMC

"...The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the Postal Service $191,000 in fines for exposing employees to serious and repeat safety hazards at the Bulk Mail Center (BMC) in Kansas City, KS...."    postal news

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Postal Service sees $764M July loss

"...Mail volume was up 0.9% year over year to 13.8 billion pieces. Of that, 13.7 billion pieces were handled by the USPS' mailing services unit...."    postal news

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

USPS Moving to Implement Energy-efficient Lighting

"...The USPS currently has LEED-certified post offices in Denver, Colo. and Southampton, N.Y., as well as mail processing centers in Greenville, S.C. and Troy, Mich. Other green building initiatives include implementing energy-efficient lighting and HVAC as well as solar photovoltaic systems and fuel cells...."    postal news

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Fight Against Subcontracting Takes Center Stage at MVS Conference

"...Subcontracting will be a topic of discussion when contract negotiations get underway next month, and will affect both drivers and mechanics, Pritchard said. The union’s goal will be to keep work in-house.

“The Postal Service is refusing to hire,” he noted. “We have always maintained that we give them a better product for less.”..."    postal news

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

APWU Convention and Contract Update

"...Burrus reminded delegates that the next round of contract negotiations is set to begin just days after the conclusion of the convention, and said the union’s goals are to restrict excessing, gain access to information from the Postal Service without cost, win more opportunities for upward mobility, limit subcontracting, and increase wages.

While 2010 bargaining will be difficult, Burrus assured delegates that the union expects to achieve more gains in these negotiations.

“We expect a contract that adequately rewards members for maintaining the best postal system in the world.”..."    postal news

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Salvatore Bagarozzi Mailman Dealing Drugs, Says USPS

"...Accused of selling crack cocaine on his route, Bagarozzi..."    postal news

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U. S. Postal Service Up To $4.2 million in OSHA Safety Violation Fines?

"...The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) slammed the Postal Service with $350,000 in fines for exposing employees to electrical safety hazards at the Portsmouth, NH Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC)...."    postal news

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Boycott on“Voice of the Employee” Surveys

"... The APWU is asking union members to boycott USPS “Voice of the Employee” surveys in order to prevent management from manipulating the results to undercut the union during upcoming contract negotiations.

The results of the survey are likely to be misrepresented by the Postal Service in an effort to reduce employee wages and benefits, APWU Director of Industrial Relations Greg Bell wrote in an Aug. 6 letter to local and state union presidents...."    postal news

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Fire Destroys Healdsburg’s Post Office Annex

Fire Destroys Healdsburg’s Post Office Annex Article Title: Fire destroys downtown landmark Article Snip: Lead and asbestos filled smoke scorched the air in an acrid lung-piercing plume as firefighters worked to contain the blaze to the United States Postal Service lot. Reference: yourtown.pressdemocrat.com

Friday, August 6, 2010

OSHA fines USPS $3.7 million plus

"...withdraw flawed management orders and instructions regarding safe electrical work practices. “The Department of Labor motion to consolidate the cases would merge these similar complaints so that the result of any litigation or, settlement discussions would be applied to every postal facility where APWU members are exposed to electrical hazards,” said Greg Bell, APWU Director of Industrial Relations. “It would provide a uniform remedy and prevent the Postal Service and OSHA from negotiating separate, individual settlements at different locations.”..."    postal news

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Post Office Loses $3.5 Billion

"...relief may come with the proposed price increase for mail delivery requested in July, which would raise the price of a first-class stamp from 44 cents to 46 cents. The post office says the proposed increase, which would go into affect on Jan. 2, 2011, would raise $2.3 billion during its first nine months...."    postal news

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Major Mailers Make Billions, But Demand Postal Worker Pay Cuts

"... In their ongoing effort to shift wealth to the richest Americans...continually attack the pay and benefits earned by average workers. Over the past 20 years, the transfer of wealth has been dramatic. Despite significant increases in productivity, workers’ real wages have declined, while salaries, bonuses, dividends and “golden parachutes” for executives have skyrocketed.A recent glaring example was the demand that auto workers agree to lower their wages — which were established over 50 years of often turbulent struggle..."    postal news

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