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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Public Unions In Wisconsin, Elsewhere Are Scapegoats: Expert

"...AFL-CIO president, talks with retired postal worker Judy Bukowski outside Wisconsin's State Capitol in Madison. Love them or hate them, public-employee unions are certainly at the center of the policy..."    postal news

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Huntsville Alabama Hammered By Mail Delays

"...Postal Service spokesman Joseph Breckenridge. "This certainly was a lesson for us, and we're going to be taking this lesson into account...We don't have the extra resources that we used to have, and we're down to the bare essentials we need in order to do the job." ..."    postal news

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Postal Service '100 percent behind bypass mail'

"...It is more than just a mail service; it is food, supplies, and medicine for our communities..."    postal news

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Crosses the Line in Attack on Working Class

APWU Stands in Solidarity with Embattled Workers

"...“We know if they succeed in Wisconsin, we and other workers will be next,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey. “We must stand in solidarity with the workers in Wisconsin.”

On Feb. 12, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) introduced legislation that is being called an “attack on basic rights” by labor leaders across the country. Walker’s legislation would destroy collective bargaining for state workers, undermine middle-class jobs by lowering wages, shrinking benefits, and weakening unions.

Among other assaults on the working class, Walker’s bill would block academic staff and faculty from being represented by a union in collective bargaining, and state employee unions would only be allowed to negotiate over wages. This would take away employees’ ability to file grievances and bargain over benefits such as health care, job security, and workplace protections...."    postal news

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Federal Duck Stamps

Federal Duck Stamp
1940 Federal Duck Stamp - The Dunavant Collection

Collecting Federal Duck Stamps

An oft overlooked collectible stamp is the Federal Duck Stamp. The Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, often known as “Ducks Stamps,” are pictorial stamps produced by the Postal Service for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. These stamps are not valid for postage. Originally, these stamps were created in 1934 as the federal licenses required for duck hunting and hunting migratory waterfowl. In addition to serving as a hunting license and a conservation tool, the Federal Duck Stamp also serves as an entrance pass for our National Wildlife Refuges where admission is often charged. Duck Stamps and the products that bear duck stamp images are also rare collector items. Some states have their own duck stamp programs. For example, Alabama has its own Duck Stamp Program. In fact, local artists design the stamps and personally offer collectible artwork pertaining to the issuance of the duck stamp. One example, again in Alabama, is artist John Warr. John Warr produced the art for the 1988-1989 Alabama Duck Stamp.

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Postal Workrs Buy Porn, Plane Tickets While USPS Drowns In Debt

Postal Workers Buy Porn, Plane Tickets While USPS Drowns In Debt

"...A new report from the United States Postal Service Inspector General finds that U.S. postal employees have been using their USPS credit cards for private travel and personal expenses...."    postal news

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

2011 Mail Handler Contract Official Call for Bargaining Proposals

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"...If you have any proposals that you would like to have considered for the upcoming round of bargaining, now is the time to submit them to the National Office. Every proposal submitted will be fully analyzed by the NPMHU’s Field Negotiating Committee and the National Negotiations Team while the Union develops its opening bargaining proposals...."    postal news
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Congressman warns Postal Service about relocations

"...McNerney wants the Postal Service to make public its feasibility study for Stockton and "take into account input from the community and the employees at the Stockton Processing and Distribution Center." He stresses that he has "heard from many people who are worried that they may be forced to commute long distances or relocate their families. Such disruptions should be avoided to the greatest extent possible."..."    postal news
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Will the Postal Service steal outgoing mail processing from the Huntsville community?

"...the Postal Service's consolidation study identifies potential delays in mail service if the consolidation takes place. Unbelievable because Huntsville is growing by leaps and bounds, as the BRAC moves to the Rocket City have only just begun. Unbelievable because the Postal Service attempts to convince the community that there are an excess number of employees while at the same time it is rumored that the personnel at the facility work extensive amounts of overtime to process the mail..."    postal news
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Post Office studies consolidation of some services

"...The 60-day study will look in detail at transportation, mail arrival profiles, processing windows and machine capacity in both the Gainesville Processing & Distribution Facility and the larger Jacksonville Processing & Distribution Center...."    postal news

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

USPS Retirement Information

If you are a postal employee and planning on retiring, check out the USPS HR retirement information site by clicking our read more link. This is also the place to keep track of information relating to any postal service Voluntary Early Retirement.    postal news

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Friday, February 4, 2011

USPS RIF and VER Informational Website Announced

USPS HR Organizational Changes Website Announced

In the event of RIF and/or VER, all relevant information – including timelines and guidance - will be posted on the Organizational Changes Website as soon as details are finalized. Watch for internal communications such as LINK articles and stay tuned to this website for any and all HR-related updates.

Reference Source: USPS HR Organizational Changes Website

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