FedEx shares gained 3 percent on slower earnings prediction
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Everett mail center to stay open until 2013
"... About 100 jobs will be lost as a result of the closure, but no layoff notices have been sent yet. The Everett plant's 65 mail handlers - one of three positions - were offered buyouts, and five employees took them, Walker said.
"I myself have considered taking a carrier route," Walker said. "That's what they're pushing."..."
Stewart much more than mail carrier to residents
"...a bond that goes far beyond most relationships people have with their mail carrier. But since he started his route east of Western Avenue and north of 107th Place, Boykin Stewart became much more than a mailman to those on his route, and they became much more to him...."This Article is From: www.beverlyreview.net
Ex-Postal Service manager to serve 18 months for accepting bribes
"...A former U.S. Postal Service manager in Ann Arbor is going to prison for 18 months for accepting bribes from a contractor who lavished him with thousands of dollars in cash and gift cards, a free car, sports tickets, and lap dances and cigars during strip club visits...."This Article is From: www.freep.com
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Contract Update #13 -- 2011 Contract Headed for Interest Arbitration
"...Several other factors also have come into play as the NPMHU dispute resolution process unfolds. First and foremost, the American Postal Workers Union and the Postal Service reached a comprehensive agreement in March 2011, and that agreement has been held out by some as a pattern or a baseline for future negotiations. ..."This Article is From: NPMHU 317
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Will unions save overnight delivery for First Class mail or will postal service degrade the service?
The union throws the Commission a Hail Mary on the change in service standards
"...If the PRC does not issue an order to stop the Postal Service, overnight delivery will come to an end for Inter-SCF First-Class Mail and periodicals. That’s mail that originates and destinates in the same geographic area served by a single sectional center facility. It’s basically regional mail, in between local and long distance, and it represents about 20 percent of First Class mail. The other 80% of overnight delivery is Intra-SCF mail — the “turnaround” mail that originates and destinates in the same processing plant (basically local mail); it will be preserved until 2014, then that will be the end of overnight delivery for First Class mail. ..."This Article is From: www.savethepostoffice.com
USPS executives shift to fill interim positions
"...Joseph Corbett, 52, has been appointed acting chief information officer and executive vice president at the Postal Service, according to a USPS release. He is filling in for USPS' sitting CIO, Ellis Burgoyne, who is on extended sick leave recovering from an illness. ..."This Article is From: www.federalnewsradio.com
Thursday, June 21, 2012
OH: Newspapers battle against special postal rates for Valassis
"...The newspaper industry doesn’t want potential competition, so it’s rallying politicians to oppose the NSA. In a letter to the chairman of the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission, which has the final say on the agreement, Brown said the agreement would “ultimately harm Ohioans who rely upon local newspapers to remain informed about current events.”..."This Article is From: watchdog.org
USPS proposal plays favorites with mail customers
"...The deal would have to be approved by the independent U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission, which will make its decision soon. It should reject the proposal and remind the USPS that its role doesn’t include playing favorites and creating unfair disparities in the marketplace...."This Article is From: thenewstribune.com
Postal Regulatory Commission
"...The Act requires the Commission to develop and maintain regulations for a modern system of rate regulation, consult with the Postal Service on delivery service standards and performance measures, consult with the Department of State on international postal policies, prevent cross-subsidization or other anticompetitive postal practices, promote transparency and accountability, and adjudicate complaints...."This Article is From: wikipedia.org (10:30pm cst; 6.21.2012)
Tags: Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA)
Regulators have no power to block mail plant closures, says USPS
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Postal Service processing plant closures in jeopardy
"...Don’t look now, but a key piece of the U.S. Postal Service’s downsizing drive this year is at risk of getting smoked before it even gets started.
It’s the piece that involves closing or consolidating 48 mail processing plants in July and August. As part of that effort, the Postal Service is seeking a legally required advisory opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission on a related proposal to revamp first-class mail delivery standards...."
Friday, June 15, 2012
OSHA Finds DBCS Ergonomic
Risk Hazards at Kalamazoo
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Too much USPS focus on cost-cutting, says Ruth Goldway
"...Rolando said the Postal Service had a “unique opportunity” with its position reaching all 150m addresses in the United States six days a week, but that it was risking opportunities by closing much of its network...."This Article is From: postandparcel.info
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
APWU Files Complaint to Stop USPS From Implementing Plan on July 1
"... Noting that “the Postal Service case is extremely lengthy, technical and complex,” the APWU complaint [PDF] alleges that the USPS failed to submit the plan to the PRC far enough in advance of the July 1 implementation date.
The complaint points out that the Postal Service has made numerous revisions to its plan, as well as to the testimony of USPS witnesses in support of the consolidation plan and projections for savings...."
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
USPS Urged To Step Up War on Drugs in Southeast Alaska
"... Ketchikan, Alaska - As communities throughout Southeast Alaska report significant volumes of illegal drugs transported via the United States Postal Service (USPS), United Stes Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is asking the Postmaster General to address the matter..."This Article is From: www.sitnews.us
Friday, June 8, 2012
APWU desires to halt consolidation of mail processing facilities until PRC issues an advisory opinion
APWU Seeks to Stop Consolidations
Until PRC Issues Opinion
"...The APWU assailed a “modified” USPS consolidation plan at a hearing before the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on June 7, and notified the panel that the union will file a complaint seeking to stop the Postal Service from consolidating mail processing facilities and reducing service until after the PRC issues an advisory opinion on the plan...."This Article is From: www.apwu.org
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Informal Discussions on Early-Outs, Incentives
"...financial incentives for retirements and separations, but no official offers have been made or discussed, union President Cliff Guffey reports. “We expect the Postal Service to make a formal request to negotiate over early-outs and incentives..."This Article is From: www.apwu.org
Friday, June 1, 2012
Virus Alert: Do Not Open Bogus Post Office Emails
Embattled U.S. Postal Service gets help from rural America
"...Rural Americans say they regard their local post offices as the centers of their communities. With UPS and FedEx service limited or more expensive in some areas, many rely on the Postal Service to deliver medicines, while families need it to pay bills and small businesses and craftsmen use it to ship goods to customers...."This Article is From: www.reuters.com