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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thank goodness Issa's chances for his postal destruction proposals appear to fade

Hopes dimming for postal service reform

"...Issa said last week that Senate Democrats might be willing to deal on postal reform if they lose control of the chamber in November. But for now, he added that he didn’t think that his favored proposal would even make it through the House, despite estimating that 90 percent of GOP lawmakers supported it.

“Zero Democrats are willing to do it,” Issa said. “And candidly, 90 percent of Republicans doesn’t get us to 218.”..."    

This Article is From: thehill.com
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Non full-time USPS worker faces 114 felonies for mail theft

USPS worker faces 114 felonies for mail theft

"...said Osburn is assigned to the Rose City Park Post Office, did not have a dedicated route, and is not a full-time employee...."    

This Article is From: koin.com
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

UPS Shooting In Birmingham Kills 3, Including Gunman

UPS Shooting In Birmingham Kills 3, Including Gunman

"...BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the situation might turn violent, his pastor said...."    

This Article is From: www.huffingtonpost.com
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Postal Service forced to hire or convert thousands of employees to full-time after violating agreemnet

APWU Wins Major Victory on Staffing ‘POStPlan’ Offices

"...The APWU has won a major victory on staffing in post offices affected by the “POStPlan” – a victory that will result in the creation of at least 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs within 90 days.

In a ruling dated Sept. 5, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg concluded that jobs in four- and six-hour post offices must be assigned to clerks – not Part-Time Postmasters or Postmaster Reliefs (PMRs). A Sept. 22 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines procedures for implementing the award.

The ruling and MOU establish a minimum of 3,000 new Level 6 career jobs in six-hour offices and Level 18 offices. Positions in the six-hour offices must be staffed with full-time employees. The ruling and MOU also establish more than 6,000 new Level 6 non-career jobs in four-hour offices, to be filled by Postal Support Employees (PSEs). The union expects thousands of additional new career jobs to be created as the process unfolds...."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Late mail deliveries perplex Postal Service customers

Getting your postal mail in the evening in West Seattle lately? Here’s why

"...Last night, our U.S. Postal Service mail arrived at 6:30 pm. A few nights earlier, it arrived after 8 pm. Several WSB readers have e-mailed mentioning the same thing, and wondering why they’re getting deliveries so much later than before. ..."    

This Article is From: westseattleblog.com
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Postal Service postpones forced shift to centralized mailbox locations (cluster boxes) in Deadwood and Lead

USPS postpones mail delivery changes in Lead, Deadwood

"...The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it’s postponing plans to discontinue home delivery service to 533 addresses in Lead and 218 in Deadwood, switching to centralized mailbox locations next month...."    

This Article is From: www.bhpioneer.com
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Towns across the nation are concerned about the destruction of the USPS mail processing network

Petition Seeks to Save E. 38th St. Post Office

"..."I'm doing this not just for myself, I'm doing it for my family, I'm doing it for my neighbors, and I'm doing it for my city," said concerned Erie resident, Jason Brendel, of a petition he's helping spotlight online. "Because I believe that the more people we have working, the better."

The petition has hundreds of signatures, and simply asks for support in keeping the post office open. The petition can be viewed HERE in Erie. ..."    

This Article is From: www.yourerie.com
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

What kind of a safety and economic firestorm would this have caused with all the low-placed mail containers in post offices and processing plants?

U.S. Postal Service agrees to resume delivery to homes with low mail slots "...post office sent letters to area households, outlining the draconian demands and saying the change was needed to prevent injury to the carrier. Postal regulations call for mail slots to be at least 30 inches above the base of the door..."    

This Article is From: www.nydailynews.com
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Postal Pete

Postal Pete: Great Jeep Prices for Postal Delivery

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"...You just can't beat Postal Pete for Jeep prices. Postal Pete is Postal Employee friendly...."    

This Article is From: http://www.postalpete.com/
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Union Busting Congress and Privateers helped create a financial disaster with the U.S. Postal Service

Save the Postal Service

"...“Nutty” is the new normal in our nation’s capital and Exhibit A is how Congress — with its union-busting mentality — helped create a financial disaster with the U.S. Postal Service and refuses to enact legislation that can provide a fix...."    

This Article is From: magicvalley.com
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Postal Service has fouled in Post Office relocation process. Will State Officials and Unions take action to repair the damage done?

IG: USPS not following proper process for post office relocation

"...The IG reviewed 33 of 114 relocation project from fiscal 2011 through 2013 and found that 25 new site selections weren't announced until after the public comment and appeals period ended. And two of the site selections had no announcement dates...."    

This Article is From: www.fiercegovernment.com
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Get ready for the destruction of the Postal Service unless our elected congress steps up to halt plant closures

Reid joins effort to stop postal closures

"...The Postal Service said this summer that it would start consolidating as many as 82 processing facilities at the beginning of 2015, on top of the 141 the agency has already shut down in recent years...."    

This Article is From: thehill.com
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Charges dropped against 3 individuals fighting against the destruction of the Postal Service

Charges dropped against 3 ‘postal protectors’

"...“Postal management is tearing apart the infrastructure of the public postal service,” said Partridge, a retired letter carrier. Vowing further direct actions, Partridge declared that “we plan to escalate this fight to save our national treasure.”..."    

This Article is From: nwlaborpress.org
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Postal reform proposals drawing consumer anger

Postal reform bill seeks to save agency money: 2 proposals drawing consumer anger

"..."Buried in the bill is a section that would create cluster mail boxes for all neighborhoods, and that's just not a practical solution," said local Rep. Susan Davis...."    

This Article is From: www.10news.com
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