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Thursday, September 30, 2010

US Postal Service Denied In Request To Raise Prices

"..."The Postal Service didn't make the case, didn't make the connection between the problems they suffered during the recession and the revenue they were requesting," the commission chairwoman, Ruth Goldway, told the Post. The request seemed more part of the USPS's 10-year business plan than an emergency request, she said...."    postal news

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Madison County Postal Service employees indicted for theft

"...worked at contract unit in Huntsville, was indicted on a charge of theft of Postal Service funds exceeding $1,000, from Jan. 24, 2008, to Sept. 30, 2009, the U.S. Attorney's Office said...."    postal news

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Congress declines to bail out Postal Service

"...According to an inspector general report released on Wednesday, USPS will be financially sustainable until volume dips below 100 billion pieces of mail. The agency can adapt to this decline by correcting overpayments to its pension funds..."    postal news

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gohmert letter blasts USPS for study on Lufkin processing plant

"...U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert, in a letter to the U.S. Postal Service, called a study the department plans on the Lufkin mail processing plant "rigged" and a "disturbing proposal...."    postal news

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Warning: Union revolution is next


"...Charles Breedlove, 56, of Huntsville, Ala. rallies with American Postal Worker Union members in Detroit to protest..."    postal news
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Netflix


"...Reed Hastings founded Netflix on the idea that using the U.S. Postal Service to deliver rented DVDs would be a superior business model. Critics scoffed, but Reed was right. Today, with more than 12.3 million subscribers, Netflix is the biggest company in the business...."    postal news
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Collect Postmarks


"Collect postmarks from across the country."    postal news
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Postal Operations Sustainment and Transformation (POST) Act of 2010

An attempt to lower working class wages?
"...arbitrators have awarded postal employees what they believe are comparable pay and benefits without taking the Postal Service's financial condition into account. Recognizing that this situation cannot continue in a world where the Postal Service operates under a rate cap and faces stiffer competition from electronic communication, the bill requires arbitrators to take the Postal Service's financial condition into account along with other factors such as the comparability requirement and the details of the rate system. ..."    postal news
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Who was the first Postmaster General?

"...Postal service in the United States was greatly influenced by Benjamin Franklin who was appointed Postmaster of Philadelphia in 1737, Joint Postmaster General of the colonies for the Crown in 1753, and Postmaster for the United Colonies in 1775. Through Franklin's efforts, the length of time for mail service between major cities in the colonies was cut in half. ..."    postal news

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USPS announces restructuring of Maintenance

"...the new Maintenance structure. There will be an opportunity to those eligible to apply for a VERA to take a VERA with an effective date at the end of 2010. The application process for obtaining a Maintenance position throughout the restructuring will be limited to EAS employees only. No craft employees will be allowed to apply for Maintenance positions until the restructuring is completed in December, 2010. ..."    postal news

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hearing on postal consolidation set for Monday

"...An area mail processing feasibility study in Huntington started earlier this summer and was completed earlier this month. Several dozen employees could be transferred to other post offices, including the one in Charleston that has nearly 200 employees...."    postal news

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

100 year old postal worker is not retiring

"...He has been working at the Lexington Park Postal Office since 1970. He's still at it six days a week at least five hours a day. ..."    postal news

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Postal Service challenges OSHA citations at Portsmouth facility

"...Officials say inspectors found untrained or inadequately trained employees at the distribution center performing troubleshooting and voltage testing on or near live electrical equipment and wiring that had not first been de-energized. ..."    postal news

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Several postal service uniforms stolen, beware of impostors

"..."Postal employees should be maintain tight security for Postal facilities and monitor those entering any building, challenging unknown entrants for proper ID," said Postal Inspection Service Public Information Officer Justin Crooks. "This theft is a misdemeanor, but using the uniforms to perpetrate a crime would be a federal offense..."    postal news

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

A look back: Postal chief calls agency 'critical'

This is a 'look back' to an Associated Press article dated March 26, 2009.

"...The only lingering question, Potter told a House subcommittee, is which bills will get paid and which will not. He said ensuring the payment of workers' salaries comes first. But Potter also said other bills may have to wait...."    postal news

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Maintenance Changes and Early Retirements

"...There will be an opportunity to those eligible to apply for a VERA to take a VERA with an effective date at the end of 2010.

The application process for obtaining a Maintenance position throughout the restructuring will be limited to EAS employees only. No craft employees will be allowed to apply for Maintenance positions until the restructuring is completed in December, 2010. All applications for positions must go through eCareer for processing – even laterals. ..."    postal news

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