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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

USPS 911 Call Delayed Up to 50 Minutes; Employee Dies

APWU Demands Info on Emergency Procedures

"...“According to the USPS, this chain of events wasn’t a mistake. It was a policy,” the television report noted. “Employees are routinely instructed not to call 911, but to alert a supervisor first.” The Postal Service’s written policy says, “Only the Postal Police are to initiate the 911 procedure.”..."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lawsuit against the Postal Service over sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office

National Trust joins Berkeley in suit against Postal Service

"...The suit complains that the Postal Service has failed to comply with federal historic preservation laws prior to entering into a contract for sale of the building. The National Trust’s complaint is..."    

This Article is From: www.savethepostoffice.com
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Staples To Close More Stores Than Originally Planned

Staples To Close More Stores Than Originally Planned

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"...Staples also said that it has closed 127 stores in North America so far this year and now expects to close about 170 stores during 2014. This is an increase from its previous guidance of 140 store closures in 2014. The company’s total revenue fell 2.5 percent..."    

This Article is From: cbslocal.com
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New Revelations on USPS Cyber Security Breach

Follow-Up Statement to APWU Members from President Mark Dimondstein

"... Unfortunately, it appears the breach was worse than originally thought. Apparently, information regarding OWCP records that were shared with the Department of Labor exposed medical records, bank account and routing information for tens of thousands of employees and retirees. The Postal Service plans to issue follow-up letters to those impacted by the latest findings shortly.

This Article is From: www.apwu.org
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Will the destruction of the Postal Service end with retirement of PMG Donahoe?

The Postmaster General Hangs Up His Mail Bag, With a Parting Shot at Congress

"...Donahoe pushed to close smaller, less trafficked post offices and mail distribution centers. He enticed older postal employees to retire by offering buyouts to tens of thousands of them (postal employment has dropped from 620,000 to 490,000 on this watch)..."    

This Article is From: time.com
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Postal Service Contractor injured as Parcel Belt Dumper falls

Contractor critically injured after accident at USPS distribution center

"...MacGregor said a contractor was repairing a piece of machinery that loads packages onto a conveyor belt when a hydraulic line burst, causing the machine to fall onto him. Officials compared the machine the victim was working on to a dump truck...."    

This Article is From: wishtv.com
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Postmaster General Donahoe to Retire

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to retire

"...Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will retire Feb. 1 ...The board named Postal Service veteran Megan Brennan as the new postmaster general...."    

This Article is From: yahoo.com
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Postmaster General Donahoe Stepping Down Feb. 1

Postmaster General Donahoe Says He'll Retire Feb. 1 After Leading Troubled Agency for 4 Years

"...Postmaster General Donahoe says he'll retire Feb. 1 after leading troubled agency for 4 years...."    

This Article is From: abcnews.go.com
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Postal Service should cancel AMP Phase 2 Events to prevent postal network destruction

Unions Fight Postal Service Plans To Shutter 82 Facilities, Lower Mail Standards

"...According to the postal service, the plant consolidations would most affect first-class mail. Personal letters, bills and greeting cards..."    

This Article is From: www.huffingtonpost.com
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Union wants to know why it took so long for USPS to notify union / employees of data breach

Union Accuses USPS of Illegally Keeping Its Data Breach a Secret

"...The American Postal Workers Union have sent an official complaint to the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that it was illegally kept in the dark about the major data breach revealed this week. Postal Service workers found out that hackers had stolen 800,000 employees personal data, including Social Security numbers, at the same time as the rest of the country, and their union leaders are not happy about it...."    

This Article is From: streetwise.co
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Data of more than 800,000 postal employees allegedly breached by Chinese government hackers

China suspected of breaching U.S. Postal Service computer networks

The intrusion was discovered in mid-September

USPS Employee Data Breach
"...The compromised data included names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of employment and other information, officials said. Every employee from the letter carrier to the postmaster general was exposed...."    

This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Despite Legislative Clarity, Postal Service to eliminate intra-plant overnight commitment for collection mail

Phase II of Network Rationalization Resumes January 2015

"...Phase 2 was originally scheduled to begin February 1, 2014 with the adoption of First Class service standards that would eliminate the intra ‐ plant overnight commitment for collection mail (a mailer presort delivery option would be preserved)...."    

This Article is From: www.phoenixhecht.com
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12 Pounds of Marijuana Intercepted That Was being Sent via the U.S. Postal Service

U.S. Postal Service, Police Intercept 12 Pounds Marijuana; Man Charged

"...Clifton Knight of Hartford was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of over 4 ounces of marijuana after authorities intercepted two packages containing a total of 12 pounds of marijuana being sent through the United States Postal Service..."    

This Article is From: www.courant.com
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Postal Service network infrastructure destruction to begin in 2015

U.S. Postal Service to restart consolidation of Oshtemo Township and other mail distribution centers

"...Postal workers petitioned legislators to fight facility closures, and the moratorium was requested by Congress and granted, Todd said. But the decision-making ultimately falls with USPS leadership in Washington, D.C., and it is moving forward...."    

This Article is From: www.mlive.com
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Postal Service continues to slow mail delivery standards as it prepares for consolidation and/or closure of 82 more processing facilities in 2015

USPS continues to modify delivery standards

"...Some standard mail has been increased from three to four days. Besides the changes to the delivery standards, the report also describes changes to operations that USPS has made since 2012, such as shutting down several processing facilities and shifting long-distance transportation of some mail from air transportation to surface transportation, and how these changes have affected the delivery time. ..."    

This Article is From: www.logandaily.com
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