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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Perhaps a Postal early retirement program?

Chaffetz calls Postmaster General’s retirement package ‘ridiculous’

"...“There probably are going to be need some taxpayer funds needed,” he said. “Perhaps an early retirement program to get rid of some..."    postal news

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Incoming Postmaster General Taking Over Mail Service in Disarray

"...Burrus, who is no longer the lead negotiator for his union, said wages and a policy that protects employees from layoffs after six years of service have been key points of contention...."    postal news

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APWU Contract Negotiations Resume

"...conversation focused on returning subcontracted work to postal employees, as well as discussing issues related to workforce structure, and pay and benefits...."    postal news

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Monday, November 29, 2010

OSHA Fines USPS For Safety Violations in Los Angeles

"...The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the Postal Service $220,000 for willful and serious safety violations at the International Service Center in Los Angeles, CA...."    postal news

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Shop for shipping — cheapest rates a weighty matter

"...If you are sending a package that is small or lightweight, your best buy may be the U.S. Postal Service. ..."    postal news

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Postmaster General earns nearly a quarter-million dollars in incentive pay in 2010

USPS to tie pay, bonuses to finances

"...paid Mr. Potter $228,088 in extra incentive pay this year and more than $150,000 in incentive pay combined to four other high-ranking executives, records show...."    postal news

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Radioactive Package Found (FedEx)

FedEx finds missing radioactive package

"...FedEx on Friday found a package containing radioactive material that went missing a day earlier..."    postal news

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Which shipping company treats packages best – FedEx, UPS, or USPS?

"...devised a few special shipments with three major carriers like FedEx
, UPS, and the United States Postal Service (USPS). Inside several boxes Popular Mechanics included a three-axis accelerometer, thermometer, and a data logger..."    postal news

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

APWU Contract Extended to Dec. 1

"...Although the union’s national negotiating team has full authority to reach a tentative agreement with management, the Rank and File Bargaining Committee has the power to veto any such agreement. If the committee approves a tentative agreement, under the terms of the union constitution it must be ratified by the majority of union members voting in a mail-ballot referendum. ..."    postal news

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tag: APWU Contract Negotiations Update, APWU Contract Negotiations, Postal Union Contract,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Family wins lawsuit against Postal Service

"...A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to pay $11.6 million to a former Monroe woman and her son who were seriously injured in a collision caused by a postal worke..."    postal news

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

USPS facing “most serious threat in its 200-year history”

"...Congressman Darrell Issa, who is widely tipped to head up the Oversight and Government Reform Committee when the new Congress returns in January, mirrored Senator Carper’s calls for urgent cuts to the USPS...."    postal news

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Details slim as public hearing nears on Oshkosh mail consolidation to Green Bay

"...Meier said everything about the effort to cut costs and find efficiencies feels like another card added to a deck stacked against the Oshkosh mail processing operation...."    postal news

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Outgoing postmaster general's golden parachute

"...Postal unions also argue that workers are being unfairly asked to make financial concessions while top executives earn six-figure salaries and retirement payouts. ..."    postal news

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gas vapors under Miles City Post Office prompt evacuation order

"...the U.S. Postal Service will bring a mobile unit from Great Falls so the post office can operate until vapors are mitigated. Postal operations and customer retail service will move to 715 Haynes Ave. beginning on Friday, according to a press release from the Postal Service...."    postal news

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USPS considers moving processing center out of Batesville

"...considering moving some of its mail processing operations from the Batesville Post Office to the Northeast Arkansas Mail Processing Center in Jonesboro...."    postal news

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Monday, November 15, 2010

A history of parcel bombs

"...In June 1939 50 letter-bombs exploded in postboxes and post offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester...."    postal news

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Is Congressman Darrell Issa Targeting Veterans?

"...If he is going to “cut 200,000 USPS workers”, as he has stated to the (Heritage) Foundation, Does he have something against Veterans having good jobs?” -..."    postal news

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Rep. Darrell Issa to Push for Postal Service Changes

"...Rep. Darrell Issa, Republican of California, who is set to become chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the next Congress, said on Friday that he would push for major changes at the Postal Service..."    postal news

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Georgia rural carrier's persistence pays off

"...Bolken quickly submitted a Rural Reach sales lead, and Duluth, GA, Shipping Solutions Specialist Russell Beane followed up. Beane explained USPS provides free shipping supplies, including the Priority Mail boxes the company could use to ship its products worldwide. He also showed how the company could use third-party vendor Endicia and provided a comparative financial analysis to underscore the added value the company would receive with the Postal Service...."    postal news

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Yankton Downtown Postal Facility Should Remain Open

"...I would just ask postal officials to do what any big business should do, and try to be a friend to the business community. You’re a partner to the business community, and we need services in the downtown...."    postal news

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FedEx SmartPost to Drive Busiest Day in FedEx History

"...a completely integrated national network that picks up, sorts and delivers packages directly to U.S. Postal Service facilities for final delivery to residences. The affordable rate structure allows retailers to offer discounted shipping to customers during the holidays and beyond. ..."    postal news

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Postal Service continues to cut working class jobs

U.S. Postal Service Says Loss Widened to $8.5 Billion in 2010

"...Over the past two years, the Postal Service has cut more than $9 billion in costs, primarily by eliminating about 105,000 full-time equivalent positions, Corbett told the board. ..."    postal news

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Online purchases great for mail package biz

FedEx sees 11 percent rise in holiday shipments

"...package volume at FedEx and larger rival United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) has been rising in recent years as more Americans buy things online..."    postal news

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

USPS postal reforms go against US Constitution

"...“The Post Act would dramatically change the mission of the USPS from providing service to the entire nation to serving a small sector of the business community,” he said..."    postal news

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Postal Service studies consolidation of Huntsville facility with Birmingham

"...The Postal Service is soliciting the public's input as part of the study process. Comments may be submitted to: Consumer Affairs Manager, U.S. Postal Service, P.O. Box 395, Birmingham AL 35203-0395..."    postal news

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Mailing Industry Humor

"...I could be waiting at home all day for my latest laptop, cellphone, or gadget and Ill walk outside to check and notice the “Sorry we missed you” note...."    postal news

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Monday, November 8, 2010

El Cajon, CA, Letter Carrier Bill Kuehling

"...“My goal was to get back to carrying mail,” said Kuehling. “I love the people and seeing everyone on my route. They’re like family, too. I’ve had the same route for 25 years.”

Kuehling understands the ups and downs of working through adversity. ..."    postal news

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Small, rural post offices at risk

"...Legislation is being proposed in Congress that would enable the postal service to close more than 300 post offices in Alabama that serve small towns and rural communities. Alabama’s small community post offices are at risk of being closed" postal news

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

USPS Magically Turned My Documents Into This Motorcycle Part

"...After talking to the supervisor at my Post Office, who by the way told me I shouldn't send metal items in the flat rate envelope..."    postal news

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Authorities try to intercept drugs sent by mail

"...cookie-cutter home on a cul-de-sac, and someone from West Hollywood, Calif., recently mailed 1,450 grams of marijuana to that address...."    postal news

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mail Bomb 17 minutes from going off

Al-Qaeda plane bomb 17 minutes from going off

"...Brice Hortefeux, the French interior minister told French TV tday: "One of the packages was defused only 17 minutes before the moment that it was set to explode.” ..."    postal news

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Attacking Working Class Jobs

APWU Must Fight for Our Future In Wake of Tough Congressional Elections

"...outlined an agenda that includes cutting postal facilities and creating a commission to decide which facilities should be shut down. “There are too many distribution centers, too many postal workers, too many post offices, and there’s a reluctance to make those changes,” Rep. Issa told CQ magazine...."    postal news

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mail Bombers Hit Greece

Greek mail bombers target 5 embassies, no one hurt in 2 blasts

"...five embassies were targeted in mail bomb attacks..."    postal news

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USPS Wage, Benefit Proposal An Insult to Postal Workers

"...informed USPS negotiators that it is an insult to all postal employees who have dedicated their working lives to maintaining the best postal system in the world. There is zero possibility that the union will agree to wage cuts...."    postal news

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Parcel bomb plotters 'used dry run', say US officials

"...US intelligence officials tracked suspicious shipments in September that they now suspect were a dry run for last week's foiled parcel bomb plot, US media reports say...."    postal news

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