Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
"...While it might seem logical that the unions’ opposition to five-day-delivery is motivated by job preservation, Smith said most contracts include language preventing employee layoffs. Union members were given that assurance in exchange for their not being allowed to strike, he said...."This Article is From: billingsgazette.com
"...The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
(CPI-W) increased 1.4 percent over the last 12 months to an index
level of 213.839 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index fell 0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment...."
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
"...A fire department spokesman says six postal workers had to be decontaminated Sunday after an unknown substance spilled out of a parcel at the U.S. Postal Service’s Bulk Mail Distribution Center...."This Article is From: www.bostonherald.com
Sunday, July 11, 2010
"..."instead of reducing service from six to five days a week, the Postal Service ought to be looking at a 24-hour model like the competition," Connolly said.
He said looking at creative ways of expanding customer service is how USPS will be able to stay competitive. ..."
Thursday, July 8, 2010
"...FedEx and its voluble anti-union chairman, Fred Smith, have spent the past year attacking the proposal as a "brown bailout" for UPS and the Teamsters. FedEx, based in Memphis, has more than doubled its lobbying budget during the campaign, to about $1.5 million a month, disclosure records show. ..."This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Stamp prices going up again - 46-cent rate asked
"...Under the proposed increases, in addition to the 46-cent rate for the first ounce, the cost for each additional ounce would go up a penny to 18 cents. The cost to mail a postcard would go up 2 cents to 30 cents...."This Article is From: www.federalnewsradio.com
Thursday, July 1, 2010
"...a mail-handler forklift operator. He worked in the same position until his last day of work Tuesday. "I've never really given it a thought (about retiring earlier), to be honest with you. My old supervisor would ask me, `Chester, when are you going to retire?' and I would tell her, `It's none of your business, you know," he said laughing. ..."This Article is From: www.redlandsdailyfacts.com