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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Petition to Save the Postal Service

Sign the Petition to Save the Postal Service

"...The petition advocates re-establishing overnight delivery standards to ensure the timely delivery of mail and to prevent the closure of mail processing plants; opposes the move to five-day delivery, and proposes allowing the USPS to generate more revenue by ending a 2006 ban that prohibits the USPS from offering new products and services...."    

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ricin laced letters investigation leads to another individual being taken into custody

Mississippi man targeted in ricin letters investigation arrested

"...Everett Dutschke, 41, was taken into custody by U.S. marshals at his Tupelo home early Saturday morning without incident, the city's police chief, Tony Carleton, told Reuters...."    

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Ricin mailing update

Man Named in Ricin Mailing Case Goes Into Hiding

"...A Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to the president and others has dropped out of sight in order to escape the news media spotlight, but is cooperating with authorities, a friend and his attorney said...."    

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ricin laced mail investigation shifts toward another individual

Ricin investigation focuses on Mississippi men's online feud

"...The investigation into poisoned letters mailed to President Barack Obama and others has shifted from an Elvis impersonator to his longtime foe..."    

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

$10.5 Billion Postal Contract for FedEx

FedEx Wins $10.5 Billion Postal Contract as UPS Shut Out

"...FedEx Corp. (FDX) won a seven-year contract with the U.S. Postal Service valued at about $10.5 billion to carry mail between U.S. airports, fending off a challenge from United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) ..."    

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Five people arrested protesting closure of Salem’s mail sorting facility

Five arrested during protest at Salem Post Office

"...Five people protesting the closure of Salem’s mail sorting facility were arrested by police after they refused to leave its work room on Wednesday...."    

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Possible poison ricin letter sent to President has been intercepted

Obama Ricin Letter: Poison-Tainted Mailer To President Intercepted At Screening Facility, Report Says

"...two more poison-tainted letters have emerged, including one to President Barack Obama..."    

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Senate's mail facility closes for ricin investigation

Senate closes mail facility for ricin investigation

"...the Senate's mail facility had received mail that tested positive for ricin and said it was closing the facility for the next two to three days for investigations...."    

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Union Calls on USPS to Postpone Consolidations

‘Congress is Killing the Postal Service’

"...little attention has been paid to other drastic measures the USPS is taking that will significantly delay mail and permanently damage the nation’s mail system,” he remarked after the USPS Board of Governors announced it was backing off plans to end delivery of letters and periodicals on Saturdays. Since 2012, the USPS has closed or consolidated 114 mail processing facilities, one third of the nation’s mail processing capacity. The Postal Service has also reduced hours at approximately 6,500 post offices and plans to cut hours at 6,500 more. Reneging on its commitment to lawmakers, communities, customers and postal workers, the agency announced last month that it was accelerating plans to close even more mail processing facilities. The USPS said it will consolidate 71 plants this year that were originally scheduled for possible closure in 2014...."    

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Congress protects the people by preventing the Postal Service from reducing service to five-day delivery

Postal Service withdraws plan to end Saturday mail delivery

"...The postal service’s board of governors made the decision Tuesday, according to a statement from the agency. “The board believes that Congress has left it with no choice..."    

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

US Postal worker arrested on drug possession and theft charges

Englishtown Police Arrest Postal Employee Under Federal Investigation

"...Thursday as she exited her postal vehicle to begin her mail route. Englishtown police charged Mettrock with possession of six wax folds of heroin, possession of ..."    

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Postal Service may hurt its push for reform by antagonizing Congress

"...Congress has long maintained that it has oversight over how frequently the Postal Service delivers the mail, and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s decision to move unilaterally rubbed some lawmakers..."    

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Arbitration Award Protects Clerks in Small Offices

Union Wins Huge Arbitration For Clerks in Small Offices

"...“This decision will mean more hours for the clerks who work in small offices and more Clerk Craft jobs,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey. ..."    

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