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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Postal Service delivery slowing as mail distribution plants closed and consolidated

USPS addresses delivery complaints

"...After the closure of the East Texas Processing and Distribution Center near Tyler, bulk mailers began reporting the loss of customers related to slow delivery times on time-sensitive material like newspapers and advertisements...."    

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Postal Service offers NFC discounts to marketers

USPS offers NFC discounts

"...Postal Service is offering marketers a 2% discount if they incorporate NFC, 2D barcodes or augmented reality in their direct mail campaigns..."    

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Issa bill to prohibit negotiating protections against layoffs for postal workers and much more

Oversight Panel Approves Postal Reform Bill Ending Saturday Delivery

"...the revised version would prohibit postal unions and management from negotiating protections against layoffs in future contracts; increase health insurance costs; limit collective-bargaining rights; close post offices, stations, and branches; consolidate plants; and privatize operations...."    

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

An Outrage!! Postal Service wants to move mail delivery to 'Cluster Boxes'

GOP's Issa, US Postal Service Plan End to Home Delivery "...the agency is working toward a more "centralized delivery" approach in which residents pick up their mail from a mailbox at the curb or at clusters of mailboxes within their neighborhoods...."    
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Postal Service reorganization causing overtime to soar

Audit criticizes $65,000-plus in overtime for 7 Iowa postal workers

"...the use of overtime at the Urbandale facility as necessary to meet an increased workload created by the Postal Service’s ongoing reorganization...."    

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Royal Mail workers union rejects 8.6 per cent pay offer

Royal Mail union rejects 8.6% pay deal 'laden with conditions'

"..."Only a year ago the government and Moya Greene promised postal workers that their pensions were secure - now they have reneged on their promise and postal workers' pensions are again under attack. For the company to present this as some kind of benefit linked to a pay offer is scandalous. This is daylight robbery of a further £2 billion of pension scheme assets being used to subsidise privatisation.”..."    

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cummings’ bill would grant USPS authority to offer buyout incentives

House Democrat’s New Postal Reform Bill Finds Some Common Ground

"...Cummings’ bill would also grant USPS the authority to offer buyout incentives through 2016 -- providing voluntarily separated employees with $25,000 or an extra one-to-two years of credited service...."    

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Siemens postal machines unit bidders line up

Bidders line up for Siemens postal machines unit: sources

"...The postal operation, which counts the U.S. Postal Service and Deutsche Post among its customers, has benefited from the growing number of consumers shifting to internet shopping...."    

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Postal Service 'right-sizing' damaging customer service

Postal-service staff reductions cut into customer service

"...Though staffing reductions may be necessary to keep the operation afloat, they are not proving popular with customers...."    

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Attacked postal employee clarifies attackers

Yuba City postal worker: 2 charged with assault not involved

"...group of about 10-15 people were present during the attack, but only four participated. Weapons were involved and the postal worker's..."    

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