Sunday, October 31, 2010
"...Yemeni forces on Saturday arrested a woman believed to be involved in sending explosive packages bound for the United States that triggered a global security alert, Yemeni security officials said...."This Article is From: www.reuters.com
Saturday, October 30, 2010
This Article is From: www.allvoices.com
More Info: What is PETN? According to Wikipedia, PETN is Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), also known as PENT, PENTA, TEN, corpent, penthrite (or — rarely and primarily in German — as nitropenta), is one of the most powerful high explosives known, with a relative effectiveness factor (R.E. factor) of 1.66. In addition to being used as a plastic explosive, it is also used as a vasodilator drug to treat certain heart conditions.
"...The parcel bombs sent from Yemen destined for the United States have hallmarks of the militant group al Qaeda or its affiliate al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Saturday...."This Article is From: www.reuters.com
Friday, October 29, 2010
President Obama calls explosive packages shipped from Yemen 'credible terrorist threat'
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
"...Robinson's body was discovered at the Henning post office last week dead from an apparent gun shot wound. Her co-worker, 59-year old Judy Spray, was also found dead. Who did it and why is still a mystery at this point...."This Article is From: www.myfoxmemphis.com
"...to date, management has not presented its proposals on the central contractual issues of wages, benefits, protection against layoffs, seniority, and workforce structure. When these proposals are presented..."This Article is From: www.apwu.org
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Information About 2011 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment
"...Under existing law, there can be no COLA in 2011. Why? As determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is no increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) from the third quarter of 2008, the last year a COLA was determined, to the third quarter of 2010. The following resources provide..."This Article is From: www.socialsecurity.gov
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
NO LAWN SAVES A LITTLE GREEN
"...Eliminating the lawn resulted in no maintenance and reduced watering costs. Reeve concedes the outside of the office isn’t as attractive, but the community prefers the parking. Reeve has implemented other cost-saving steps, such as reducing cleaning supplies. “I look at everything for potential savings..."This Article is From: liteblue.usps.gov
Postal Newsgroup Note: Hey, USPS, if you grow a tree, you can use the leaves as toilet paper!
Union official: Charleston can’t handle current mail volume
"...If the proposal is adopted, Morgan says, it means major businesses will no longer consider Beckley a good place to locate, customers will notice delays in delivery and the area economy will lose a sizable chunk of money over a period of time due to postal workers leaving the area...."This Article is From: www.register-herald.com
"...Kimsey said he personally visited the postal service’s Mount Hood Distribution Center in Portland on Monday and met with its manager to find out what was causing the lag in ballot deliveries. “It was explained to me that the post office has reduced its processing capabilities,” he said. “The post office is struggling...."This Article is From: www.columbian.com
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
"...To ensure that seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities who receive Social Security and certain other Federal benefits receive a one-time $250 payment in the event that no cost-of-living adjustment is payable in 2011. ..."This Article is From: The Federal Employee News
"...Former postal employees who retired or separated from the Postal Service in 2009 as part of the negotiated Early Out Incentive agreement are entitled to receive an additional $5,000, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 29, 2010...."This Article is From: www.apwu.org
Monday, October 18, 2010
"...Agents swarmed the small brick post office and searched the area around it. Crowds of people watched. People who live in Henning say the town's seen its share of crime, but never anything like this. “It's bad,” Caldwell said. “You hear about shootings all the time and crime all the time around Lauderdale County”..."This Article is From: www.myeyewitnessnews.com
Two postal workers killed outside of Memphis
"...In what appears to be an armed robbery, two postal employees have been shot and killed in a very small town just 50 miles north of Memphis. Authorities in Henning, TN were notified of a shooting..."This Article is From: www.huliq.com
Republican Candidates Dive Into Social Security Crossfire With Calls for Reform
"...Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul was the latest to make waves when he said during a debate on "Fox News Sunday" that "there will have to be changes for the younger generation," specifically talking about the 55 and younger crowd. ..."This Article is From: www.foxnews.com
Saturday, October 16, 2010
"...Nalcrest, the letter carriers' retirement community, is located in Central Florida just south of Route 60, midway between Tampa on the Gulf Coast and Vero Beach on the Atlantic Coast just east of Lake Wales. Nalcrest features 500 garden-style apartments..."This Article is From: www.nalc.org
"...In balloting that ended Oct. 14, Cliff Guffey was elected the new president of the American Postal Workers Union, receiving 69 percent of the votes in a three-way race. Greg Bell garnered 75 percent of votes cast, to win the Vice Presidency.
Guffey, who has served as the APWU’s vice president since 2001, becomes the union’s fifth president.
Also claiming victory was Martha Shunn-King, for Director of Organization. William “Bill” Kaczor was re-elected Health Plan Director.
Rob Strunk won the race for Clerk Division Director, and Princella Vogel was elected Southern Region Coordinator in a three-way contest. Robert “Bob” Pritchard was re-elected Director of the Motor Vehicles Services Division, and Michael Foster was re-elected Assistant Director.
A total of 30 races for national office were contested in this year’s elections. ..."
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
"...Norman, Oklahoma is the site of NCED which is a 72-acre, postal-owned site at 24th and Imhoff Road. It has just been reported that there has been a 4.3-magnitude earthquake in Norman, but officials said no significant damage or injuries have been reported..."This Article is From: postal-edaily.blogspot.com
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
"...have nothing to do with USPS “operating expenses,” which include employee wages and benefits. The liabilities are a colossal sham, seized upon by postal management and by anti-worker congressmen who wish to erode the gains made by postal employees over 40 years of collective bargaining. ..."This Article is From: www.apwu.org
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
"... AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addressed the diverse crowd of nearly 200,000 working people, stressing the importance of committing to change in America.
“We come together today because America needs good jobs,” Trumka said. “Jobs that support families — all families. Jobs that give our young people paths of opportunity, not obstacles. Jobs that allow people to retire with dignity.”..."
Monday, October 4, 2010
"...Potter warned employees not to reach any conclusions about recent reports recommending closures and layoffs. “We’re going to meet payroll,” he said. “We’re going to live up to our contracts and pay our people.” However, he added it will be important for the Postal Service to negotiate provisions in new labor contracts that “provide us the tools that we need to successfully manage the business.”..."
Note: emphasis added by The Postal Newsgroup
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Postmaster General Potter defends USPS paying full cost of Senior Executives health insurance premiums
Potter defends USPS health insurance policy