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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Martín Ramírez honored with U.S. Postal Service stamps

U.S. Postal Service releases Limited Edition Forever stamps featuring work of Mexican artist Martín Ramírez

Martín Ramírez Stamps
U.S. Postal Service image
"...The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the work of Mexican artist Martín Ramírez by placing five of his drawings and collages on Limited Edition Forever stamps..."    

This Article is From: www.masslive.com
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The "Mailbox Access Rule" Defined

Mailbox Access Rule

A federal statute that restricts mailboxes to properly paid U.S. Mail. In 1934, Congress enacted a law known as the “mailbox restriction” that prohibits anyone from placing mailable matter without postage into any mailbox.    

Glossary of Postal Terms. Publication 32. United States Postal Service. July 2013. Web. 24 March 2015.
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Epic fail of postal management, universal service and America's vital postal infrastructure continues

Epic Fail for the Postal Service: The wrong model and the wrong BOG

"...From top to bottom, the management culture of the Postal Service is seriously problematic, and it has rightly come in for significant criticism. I’ve discussed the issue in several posts, here and here, and there are no end of articles about the subject, like this one by Jess Stoner that details the abuses that everyday postal workers encounter from local managers. Steven Musacco's "Beyond Going Postal: Shifting from Workplace Tragedies and Toxic Work Environments to a Safe and Healthy Organization describes the long history of a failing postal management culture..."    

This Article is From: www.savethepostoffice.com
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cyanide laced envelope thwarted from White House delivery

Envelope sent to white house tests positive for cyanide

"... According to the Secret Services, an envelope sent to the White House has been tested positive for cyanide. ..."    

This Article is From: uncovermichigan.com
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Closure of Pocatello Mail Processing Center Concerns Residents

Mayor Holds 11th Hour Town Hall to Reverse USPS Plant Closure
"... There is still a little time before the Flandro Drive Processing Plant closes for good. Mayor Blad listed the phone numbers and addresses that residents can call or write to appeal to them to change the post office’s mind.

Postal Board of Governors:
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260
Phone: 202-268-4800

Postmaster General:
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260
Phone: 202-268-4264

President of the United States:
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone: 202-456-1414 ..."

This Article is From: www.kpvi.com
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Federal Express Corp. top-ranked contractor of the U.S. Postal Service

Salmon Cos. No. 3 On List of Top USPS Contractors

"... Salmon Cos. of North Little Rock, the mail hauler long known as Pat Salmon & Sons, was the third-largest contractor ..."    

This Article is From: www.arkansasbusiness.com
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hidden spy camera found at Golden Post Office

Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at post offices

"...Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office, the device was ..."    

This Article is From: kdvr.com
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Friday, March 6, 2015

We need Congress to stop cuts to service, closures and consolidation of processing facilities and restore the overnight service standard

America needs Congress to act now for real reform of Postal Service

"...What America needs is real postal reform and we need Congress to act now. We need Congress to stop cuts to service, closures and consolidation of processing facilities and restore the overnight service standard. Congress must repeal the mandate to pre-fund future retiree health benefits and return pension over-payments back to the USPS. Reform must include maintaining six-day delivery as well as home delivery. Postal reform must preserve the collective-bargaining process. Collective-bargaining has been in effect since the creation of USPS and ensures good, working-class jobs that support thousands of American workers and their families. ..."    

This Article is From: www.nhregister.com
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Constitution and The Post Office

A big day in the history of the United States Postal Service

"... The Articles of Confederation, which preceded the Constitution, also made it clear that the government “shall also have the sole and exclusive right and power of … establishing or regulating post offices from one State to another, throughout all the United States, and exacting such postage on the papers passing through the same as may be requisite to defray the expenses of the said office.” ..."    

This Article is From: constitutioncenter.org
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