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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Union worker losses helped achieve one billion dollar annual savings

Missed Opportunity

"...Having achieved the one billion dollar annual savings from the APWU contract and anticipated cost reductions from service standard changes and consolidations, Congress is in no hurry to travel the political minefield of five day delivery and shredding of the negotiations process. ..."    

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Romney would make deeper changes to the government workforce if federal employees weren’t unionized

Romney wishes some feds weren’t unionized

"... Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney intimated that he would make deeper changes to the government workforce if federal employees weren’t unionized, during secretly taped remarks at a recent private fundraiser in Florida...."    

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Please stop crashing into our post offices

Floridians Urged to Stop Crashing Into Post Offices

"...The US Postal Service has asked the people of Florida to please stop crashing their cars into its post offices...."    

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Postal Service Retirement - Best Time to Retire

Best time to retire from USPS

"...I am a CSRS USPS employee (age 56 with 35 years’ service) thinking about retiring at the end of the year. Do the same dates hold true for postal workers as federal employees? To maximize my benefits..."    

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Romney: nearly half of Americans "believe that they are victims."

Mitt Romney: No apologies, but 'victims' comment not elegantly stated

"...Romney plans no apology for stating that nearly half of Americans "believe that they are victims." Instead, he is expected to respond to questions about the statement by reinforcing the message he delivered at a hastily called news conference Monday night, in which he said Obama favors "a government-centered society" with people dependent on public support...."    

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Postal employee goes home with no heart

Postal worker leaves hospital without heart

"...A 64 year old postal worker went home from the hospital, without his heart. Now the world's only artificial heart is keeping him alive. Leroy Hanes is now home, all because of a portable power supply..."    

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Carriers: Restoration Hardware catalog a whopper to deliver

Restoration Hardware catalog a huge feat

"...The new Restoration Hardware catalog has been landing – with a thud – in mailboxes across the country, weighing in at a whopping 5 1/2 pounds...."    

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Only 2,952 Mail Handlers take small buyout incentive, while almost 20% of postmasters take larger buyout cash

3,000 mail handlers accept buyouts

"...More than 4,100 career postmasters — almost 20 percent of the total — signed up for $20,000 buyout and early retirement offers, the Postal Service said last month. Almost 3,800 had left by the end of July; another 330 are set to go by the end of September...."    

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Will congress halt damaging postal plant closures?

Congress faces continuing resolution, sequestration and postal reform

"...Amid the election-year politicking, the list of unfinished business also includes legislation to restructure the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service and a cybersecurity bill that aims to safeguard the nation's critical infrastructure...."    

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Opinion: Postal Service ought to be serving and negotiating with all direct mailers in a nondiscriminatory manner

Valassis' sweet deal a sour pill for everyone else

"...Suddenly — and "suddenly" is the appropriate word since the USPS' deal with Valassis was made effective immediately — newspapers, and everyone else in the direct mail business, found themselves in competition with a company that had secured a sweetheart arrangement with a government agency...."    

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Haven, CT MPO - Mechanical & Building Automation System Upgrade

New Haven, CT MPO - Mechanical & Building Automation System Upgrade

"...There will be a pre-proposal for this project held on September 12, 2012 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on site. Attendance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended. On-site visits may be arranged by contacting Richard Bryant, Manager, Maintenance, at (203) 782-7351. Technical inquires are to be addressed to Project Architect Evelyn Cole Smith of CME Associates, Inc. at (860) 928-7848 or USPS Project Manager Robert A. Giulietti at (860) 285-7176...."    

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mail Carrier dies due to heat

Missouri Mail Carrier’s Death Due to Heat

"...Watzlawick’s wife, Kay, said her husband had been feeling ill from the heat the day before he died and asked to be relieved from work early. But he told her a supervisor said no because he had been on vacation the week before when he was recovering a medical procedure on his knee. ..."    

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Old postal manuals found

Postal manuals from 1940s donated to national museum

"...Buried in the corner of an unused closet for at least 35 years, the book was recently found by Clermont Postmaster Sandy Perkins, who was looking through a dust-covered box at the post office building...."    

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Postal worker helps bust alleged oxycodone...

Postal worker helps deliver suspect to cops

"...Carl Desert, 30, was arrested Friday in the courtyard of his apartment complex, where police and the postal inspector say he identified him-- self as the occupant of the address and even signed for the package. Inside were 1,345 oxycodone pills hidden..."    

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