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Friday, September 30, 2011

Postal Service early retirements like auto industry could save USPS

Carper, Carney confident Postal Service will be saved

"...Carper says one thing the Postal Service wants to do to cut costs is offer eligible workers early retirement, similar to what's been done in the auto industry...."    postal news

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Issa accepted money from unions, then turns against them

Darrell Issa Turns Against Postal Unions That Once Backed His Campaign

"...Issa is one of the wealthiest members of Congress, worth between $300 million and $450 million, according to research by the Center for Responsive Politics.
..."    postal news

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Monday, September 26, 2011

U.S. Postage Stamps to Honor Living People for the First Time in History

Living People to Appear on US Stamps

"...The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that it is ending its longstanding rule that stamps cannot feature people who are still alive..."    postal news

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Congressional plans to cut service, plants and employees are suicide for Postal Service

Ralph Nader: cutting postal services is “suicidal” for USPS

"...Nader said such a move, along with the prospect of postal rate increases, would prompt a “suicidal” further decline.

“What is the sense in closing such a large number of post offices and cutting back on the service and the sense of community to millions of U.S. citizens in exchange for such a pittance of cost savings..."    postal news

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Postal Bill Would Authorize Layoffs, Force Out Senior Employees First

Issa's 'Postal Destruction' Bill Passes House Subcommittee

"...Prior to the vote, Rep. Issa amended the bill, which he first introduced on June 23, to include numerous provisions that are even more controversial than those contained in the original version: The amended version includes a provision to grant authority to a newly-established control board to carry out layoffs, in spite of any provisions in collective bargaining agreements that might limit them. In addition, it says that employees who are eligible for retirement must be laid off before employees who are ineligible, and dictates that retirement-eligible employees with the longest service must be separated first. The new language also forbids the payment of severance pay..."    postal news

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Give more incentives for employees to retire, says Sen. Carper

Senator thinks USPS should encourage retirement

"...Sen. Carper suggested that Congress give the Postal Service the means to "give more incentives for employees to retire."..."    postal news

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How do unions fare in contract negotiations in other industries?

GM's workers offered $12,500 in bonuses in tentative UAW contract

"...GM's factory workers will get a $5,000 contract signing bonus after ratification of contract..."    postal news

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Postal Service may offer early retirement and buyouts

Republicans blast White House plan to revive Postal Service

"...The administration isn't calling for a reduction of workers; it instead wants the agency to offer early retirement and buyouts..."    postal news

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Postal Service help on the way

Obama plan delivers help to USPS

"...increasing postage rates and dropping a day of delivery — likely Saturday...."    postal news

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Fixing the Postal Service and lowering the Federal deficit at the same time

President Obama deficit plans back ending Saturday mail

"...The White House said its proposals would provide USPS with more than $20 billion in savings in the next few years and cut the federal deficit by more than $18 billion over the next decade...."    postal news

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NPMHU, APWU, and NALC nationwide television advertisement

"...seek to enlighten the public that it is far more than declining mail volume that has created this postal financial crisis – and to reinforce the message that Congress helped create this problem, and that Congress can take action now to fix it...."    postal news

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Huntsville Mail Processing on the chopping block

U.S. Postal Service studying closing Huntsville's mail facility on Wall Triana Highway

"...HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- In a change from an announcement just two months ago, the Postal Service said Thursday it is considering moving all of the operations at the Wall Triana mail facility to Birmingham...."    postal news

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Proposed post office closures concern residents who lack Web access

Postal cuts loom over Detroit

"...In a city with one of the nation's highest unemployment and poverty rates, many residents rely on post office branches for money orders and to mail bills because they lack Internet access, officials say...."    postal news

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Florida's oldest working post office could be axed

Postal service cutback could kill a piece of Florida history

"...Florida's oldest working post office has creaked in the wind in summer, smelled of orange blossoms in winter and transacted business in three different centuries. Since 1882..."    postal news

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Huntsville, Alabama: Huge Economic Growth Area Could be Stripped of Mail Processing Facility

Huntsville mail processing facility, four others in Alabama studied for closure

"...The U.S. Postal Service could close five mail processing facilities in Alabama, including the one in Huntsville that already is being downsized..."    postal news

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Postal Service wants to shutter California Mail Processing Facilities

Postal Service lists California processing facilities to look at for elimination

"...Processing facilities in Eureka, Petaluma, Stockton, Burlingame and Redding are on the list. Others are: Bakersfield, Herb Peck annex in Los Angeles, City of Industry, Long Beach, San Diego, Modesto, Pasadena, San Bernardino and Van Nuys. The USPS is..."    postal news

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North Alabama may take huge hit in postal closures

Some Alabama mail facilities could close

"...will be reviewed over the next three months for possible closing.

They are in Anniston, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile and Tuscaloosa...."    postal news

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Postal Service to Lower Service Standards in Order to Close Mail Processing Facilities

Hundreds of postal facilities could close

"...The financially troubled Postal Service said Thursday it might close more than 250 mail processing facilities across the country and plans to reduce service standards for first-class mail in an effort to cut costs...."    postal news

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H.R. 1351 - Best Bill to Save the Postal Service

H.R.1351 -- United States Postal Service Pension Obligation Recalculation and Restoration Act of 2011 (Introduced in House - IH)

"...To amend the provisions of title 5, United States Code, relating to the methodology for calculating the amount of any Postal surplus or supplemental liability under the Civil Service Retirement System, and for other purposes...."    postal news

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Postal Announcement relating to Area Mail Processing Feasibility Study List expected Sept. 15, 2011

Area Mail Processing Feasibility Study List (September 14, 2011)

On September 15, 2011, the U.S. Postal Service has reported it will release to the media an announcement identifying a list of Area Mail Processing Feasibility Studies for approximately 400 plants nationwide in an effort to shutter or consolidate approximately 300 plants across the nation. The 21st Century Postal Worker has released the Area Mail Processing Feasibility Study List on their site.    postal news

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Saturday is Passport Day at a Post Office near you

Saturday is Passport Day at a Post Office near you

"...On Saturday, September 17 only, apply for your U.S. passport at a Regional Passport Agency without an appointment. You will be able to apply for standard processing (4-6 weeks) or pay an additional $60 for Expedited processing (2-3 weeks, door-to-door). Passport Day in the USA also means passport-themed events for adults and children at Regional Passport Agencies and many passport Acceptance Facilities across the country in communities like yours. If you’ve been waiting to get your passport, this is the time!..."    postal news

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

H. R. 1351: Restore the USPS budget to financial soundness with zero taxpayer involvement

Lloyd Rollins: In defense of the postal system

"...House Resolution 1351 provides light at the end of the tunnel. It would allow an internal transfer of pension surpluses, surpluses of $75 billion, to be transferred to meet the obligation of the 2006 congressional law..."    postal news

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and Lithium batteries

USPS Puts Lithium Battery Limits on Hold

"...new limits that would have taken effect Oct. 3 for U.S. mail containing equipment with lithium metal or lithium-ion batteries that is bound for international, APO, FPO, or DPO locations are now on hold. ..."    postal news

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday's hearing on the Postal Service’s financial crisis

White House to Propose Plan to Help Postal Service

"...one of the four postal unions, denounced the post office’s proposal to lay off 120,000 workers. The agency has asked Congress to pass a special law overturning no-layoff provisions in its union contracts...."    postal news

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Monday, September 5, 2011

PMG Donahoe goes to congress for authority

Postal Service warns it could lose $10 billion this year

"...the Postal Service wants congressional authority to break its agreements with labor unions so it can lay off about 120,000 workers. The Service also hopes to ..."    postal news

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