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Friday, February 28, 2014

Mail Handlers to get small COLA increase

Mail Handlers to Receive Wage Increase Effective March 8, 2014

"...This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) Base following release of the January 2013 Index. As prescribed in the Fishgold Arbitration Award, the implementation of this COLA increase was delayed by one year. This Consumer Price Index change resulted in an annual increase of..."    

This Article is From: National Postal Mail Handlers Union via NPMHU 317


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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Postal Employees Temporarily Spared From Harsh Upheavals As Excessing Related to Area Mail Processing (AMP) Events Placed on Indefinite Hold

All Article 12 Excessing Related to Area Mail Processing Events Placed on Indefinite Hold

"...(February 24, 2014) All excessing related to Area Mail Processing events has been place on an indefinite hold. The Postal Service is releasing the residual vacancies withheld for placement of employees who were potentially impacted by AMP events...."    


This Article is From: www.npmhu.org
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Monday, February 24, 2014

Canada Post Workers Fighting to Save Door-to-Door Delivery

Canadian Postal Workers Battle to Save Door-to-Door Delivery

"...A single letter stamp, currently 63 cents, would rise to $1 per stamp on March 31 (85 cents if you buy in bulk, 75 cents if you use a meter machine, and under 70 for large-volume mailers). And within five years, everyone would have to walk to a “community mailbox” to pick up their mail...."    


This Article is From: truth-out.org
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe notified of mail delivery complaints and extraordinarily long lines at post offices

Officials react to complaints of postal delays

"..."This is a very serious issue," Mikulski wrote in her letter. "Constituents report that they are waiting for prescription medications which are a week overdue." Hours later, other Maryland lawmakers, including Sen. Ben Cardin and Reps. Chris Van Hollen, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Delaney, as well as Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District of Columbia as a delegate in Congress, signed a similar letter to Donahoe...."    


This Article is From: baltimoresun.com
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Inspector Clouseau from the 'Pink Panther' busted robbing Post Offices?

Mask leads to arrest in Delaware County post office robberies

"... post office in Yeadon on January 22nd and then robbed the Darby branch with a gun on the same day. Investigators were able to track Thomas down because of the mask he was wearing, one that resembled bumbling Police Inspector Clouseau from the 'Pink Panther' series. ..."    


This Article is From: go.com
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Postal Service real estate deals lead to 'conflict of interest' possibilities, could cost the Postal Service, says OIG

Watchdog criticizes Postal Service for lack of ‘arm’s length’ real estate deals

"...“CBRE conflicts of interest could lead to financial loss to the Postal Service and decrease public trust in the Postal Service’s brand,” the Postal Service Inspector General’s office said Wednesday in a “management alert” that strongly recommends that the arrangement be scrapped...."    


This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

27 post offices across the metro Atlanta area open on Presidents' Day

Marietta Post Office Open on Presidents' Day

"...In an effort make up for missed operational days last week due to the winter storm, the USPS is opening up 27 offices across the metro Atlanta area on Monday...."    


This Article is From: marietta.patch.com
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Mail Bomb May Have Been Planted Instead Of Mailed

Tennessee man accused of killing in-laws with bomb

"...Investigators did not cite a motive for the bombing. They said they were running tests on the explosive materials, which appear to have been planted rather than delivered by a mail or package service...."    


This Article is From: www.latimes.com
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mail Bomb That Killed Retired Tennessee Lawyer and His Wife Came With Note

Police find note attached to mail bomb that killed Tennessee lawyer, wife

"...Investigators looking into the mail bomb that killed a retired lawyer at his Tennessee home Monday, and his wife days later, may have found a clue amid the debris: a note officials believe was attached to the bomb...."    Police find note attached to mail bomb that killed Tennessee lawyer, wife


This Article is From: www.foxnews.com
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Suspected Mail Bomb Kills Retired Tennessee Lawyer John Setzer

Retired lawyer killed after package sent to home explodes

"...On the Setzers' quiet rural street, neighbors were terrified about whether a bomb might arrive in their mailbox. Some told WZTV that officers went house-to-house Monday night to check mailboxes for devices...."    


This Article is From: www.cnn.com
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reefer Madness: Postal Inspectors make big marijuana bust

Postal inspectors, police seize more than 60 pounds of marijuana mailed to two area residents

"...In one case a Maple Heights man had more than 50 pounds of marijuana mailed to an office space he rented in Beachwood and to his home. Postal inspectors also..."    


This Article is From: www.cleveland.com
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Postal Service: small arms ammunition order (Solicitation Number: 3CD-14-A-0009)

U.S. Postal Service Announces Giant Ammo Purchase
"...Post Office joins other federal agencies stockpiling over two billion rounds of ammo..."    

This Article is From: www.infowars.com
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Postal GameFly thief pleads guilty

Boston Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over 200 GameFly Games
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"... of Dorchester, Massachusetts, has pled guilty to charges of stealing over 200 GameFly games from the mail, between July and November 2012...."    

This Article is From: www.escapistmagazine.com
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