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Sunday, October 31, 2010

U.S. names suspect in air cargo mail bombs

"...A Yemeni official said on Sunday authorities no longer believe the 22-year-old student mailed the bombs, but that someone might have used her identity. ..."    postal news

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Fake postage stamps are real worry

"...Not surprisingly, the loss-ridden Post Office doesn't offer discounts. But our fake stamps were purchased on the streets of Queens recently for 34 cents apiece.
..."    postal news

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Yemen arrests suspect as parcels confirmed as bombs

"...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...."    postal news

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

PETN Parcel Bombs

"...Multiple terrorist attacks, aimed at the United States were stopped by authorities on three continents. Seizure of two explosive packages, destination Chicago area synagogues..."    postal news



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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.


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Parcel bombs have hallmarks of al Qaeda: Napolitano

"...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...."    postal news

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Too soon to tell if terror incidents will impact UPS, shipping

"...Explosive devices found on UPS and FedEx cargo planes in the United Kingdom and Dubai have led the carriers to halt shipments from Yemen..."    postal news

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Explosive packages shipped from Yemen 'credible terrorist threat'

President Obama calls explosive packages shipped from Yemen 'credible terrorist threat'

"...seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets from Yemen. Parts of the plot might remain undetected..."    postal news

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Authorities investigating UPS plane in Philadelphia

"...video from the airport shows emergency vehicles around a UPS jet...."    postal news

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Postmaster General Announces Retirement

"...Pat Donahoe, Deputy Postmaster General and Chief Operating Officer, will become our new Postmaster General when I “end tour” Dec. 3...."    postal news

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Slain Henning Postal Worker Paula Robinson Laid to Rest

"...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...."    postal news

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APWU Grows Impatient With Pace of Contract Talks

"...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..."    postal news

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Is check is in the mail? $1 billion electric bill

"...Scarlett Hall lives in the home with her husband and three children. They've had high bills before but Hall knew this one totalling $1,016,500,130.09..."    postal news

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Salinas postal workers to rally to keep local mail processing plant open

"...moving mail processing from Salinas to San Jose, said Augustine Ruiz, USPS spokesman for the Bay Valley district. ..."    postal news

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

US Postal Services rates

"...Postage Price Calculator for Domestic and International Retail Prices..."    postal news

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Cost of living pay increase

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..."    postal news

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USPS facing millions in fines for ‘willful’ safety violations

"...The United States Postal Service is set to lose tens of millions of dollars for a series of “willful” health and safety violations at its processing facilities across America...."    postal news

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oh my God! Is this what the Post Office is coming to?

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..."    postal news

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Postal Newsgroup Note: Hey, USPS, if you grow a tree, you can use the leaves as toilet paper!

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Postal Consolidation plan sparks protest

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...."    postal news

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Postal Service slow in delivering ballots

"...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...."    postal news

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

H.R.5987 -- Seniors Protection Act of 2010 (Introduced in House - IH)

"...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. ..."    postal news

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Second Early Out Payment Scheduled for Oct. 29

"...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...."    postal news

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Henning Post Office Shooting Update 2 October 18

"...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”..."    postal news

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Postal Shooting Update

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..."    postal news

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Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and others want Social Security Age rise

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. ..."    postal news

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Post Office Shooting at Henning post office

"...Two people were killed this morning in a shooting at the post office in Henning, Tennessee...."    postal news

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Nalcrest Retirement Community

"...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..."    postal news

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Cliff Guffey was elected the new president of the American Postal Workers Union

"...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. ..."    postal news

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Postal Service echoes Enron abuses

"...The need for reform at the top and a complete overhaul of the current USPS culture is evident when you look at the scandals revealed recently, including the Bob Bernstock scandal in July,..."    postal news

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

2010 APWU Contract Negotiations

"...Keep up with the 2010 APWU Contract Negotiations. ..."    postal news

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Norman Oklahoma rocked by 4.3-magnitude earthquake

"...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..."    postal news

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Postal Service hiring temporary staff for Christmas holidays

"...work during the upcoming holiday mailing season hiring. Mail Handler positions are available at the following locations..."    postal news

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

USPS Liabilities are a Colossal Sham

"...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. ..."    postal news

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

APWU Members March For Good Jobs, Change in America

"... 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.”..."    postal news

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Monday, October 4, 2010

PMG message to employees

"...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.”..."    postal news

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

U.S. Postal Truck Slams into Home

"...The postal service told her the driver will be drug tested before he is allowed back on the road.
But Senst wants the postal truck taken away and her home patched up.
..."    postal news

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Postmaster General Potter defends USPS paying full cost of Senior Executives health insurance premiums

Potter defends USPS health insurance policy

"...“Postal managers do not get locality pay,” he said. “Postal managers only get raises..."    postal news

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