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Friday, December 30, 2011

Fighting Back Against Postal Closures

Occupy the Post Office? Tucson Postal Workers, Supporters, Fight Back Against Threatened Job Cuts

"...Several local Democratic Party politicians attended the public hearing in support of Tucson's postal workers, including Congressman Raul Grijalva and newly elected Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who received enthusiastic applause from attendees. ..."    postal news

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PRC sets Jan. 4 prehearing conference

Commission Starts Clock on Postal Service's Cutbacks
"...USPS is among the largest civilian employers in the United States. Its proposal, if approved, is certain to result in significant staffing cuts for its workforce, as well as slower delivery of first-class domestic mail...."    postal news
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Southwest Area Vice President Welch to Retire

Southwest Area Vice President Welch to Retire

"...announced the retirement of Southwest Area Operations Vice President Linda Welch effective Dec. 31. She will be replaced in the position by Great Lakes Area Operations Vice President Jo Ann Feindt, effective Jan. 17...."    postal news

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Huntsville, Alabama fights to save postmark and mail processing facility

Huntsville mail processing center may relocate to Birmingham

"...Huntsville resident Ray Dunavant said if the measure passes, Huntsville will lose its historic postmark; something that Dunavant says..."    postal news

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Attack on American Working Class Continues Forward

House Republicans Attack Postal and Federal Retirement Benefits

"...The House of Representatives voted 243-193 on Dec. 13 to pass the so-called “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011,” which would cut take-home pay for postal and federal workers by increasing their contributions to the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). The bill also would slash unemployment benefits, place unreasonable burdens on unemployed workers, and cut vital healthcare programs.

Voting in favor of H.R. 3630 were 224 Republicans and 10 Democrats. Fourteen Republicans and 179 Democrats voted no...."    postal news

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Laying the groundwork for the destruction of the Postal Service

Postal Service to delay closures

"...“If you slow mail delivery . . . you’re laying the groundwork for the destruction of the Postal Service as we know it,” he said in an interview. Sanders is one of 20 senators who signed a letter to Senate leaders last week urging a moratorium on closings, a proposal that appears to have been preempted by USPS’s announcement Tuesday. ..."    postal news

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Is Your Senator on Board to Stop Postal Cuts?

Senators Seek to Stop USPS Cutbacks

"...The senators have asked Majority Leader Harry Reid to include language in the next appropriations bill that would prevent the USPS from closing or consolidating mail processing facilities or rural post offices for the next six months...."    postal news

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Vital Rocket City Mail Processing Facility to Close in Huntsville?

USPS moving ahead with plans to close Ala. centers

"...the closings would also slow the delivery of first-class mail. The cuts would close 252 of the nation's 461 mail processing centers beginning next spring. ..."    postal news

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Shooting at Postal Mail Processing Facility in Montgomery, Alabama

Suspect named in Montgomery post office shooting

"...attempted murder in a shooting Thursday at the city’s main post office. Arthur Lee Darby Jr., 29, is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility ..."    postal news

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Destruction of the Postal Service continues

Going postal in Muncie, Indiana

"..."Reducing the postal service's nationwide network of facilities constitutes one of the greatest corporate and government rip-offs of the American people in the history of the United States," said Carey...."    postal news

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