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Monday, June 20, 2016

Family of postal center worker hires attorney to investigate her death

Family of postal center worker hires attorney to investigate her death

"...Earlier this year, FOX 2 reported on some employees' growing fear that the air inside the U.S. Postal Service Michigan Metroplex Procession and Distribution Center in Pontiac was not safe. Five postal workers at the facility all died within about a year of each other. According to a report by the U.S. Postal Services Inspector General, the methane detection system had problems, which may have caused these deaths..."    


This Article is From: www.fox2detroit.com
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Friday, June 10, 2016

House Committee Adopts Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards, Approves Budget Bill

House Committee Adopts Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards, Approves Budget Bill

"...This is a powerful example of how the demands of postal workers reflect the people’s demand for good postal service. “But it is just the first step in a long process,” Dimondstein said. The full House must approve the Financial Services Appropriations bill and the Senate also must approve a similar provision in a final appropriations bill before it can become law. A similar measure passed the House committee last year but never made its way through the Senate..."    


This Article is From: www.apwu.org
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

OSHA proposes $77K in fines for Indy U.S. Postal Service

OSHA proposes $77K in fines for Indy U.S. Postal Service

"...Continuing to allow workers to be exposed to the hazards of falling concrete without following through on an actionable plan to eliminate hazards is unacceptable,” said Vanessa Martin, OSHA’s area director in Indianapolis. “The employees of this facility deserve to be protected from injury on the job...."    


This Article is From: wishtv.com
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

USPS’s ‘Stupid, Counterproductive’ ePacket Program Benefits China At Expense of American Business

George Landrith: USPS’s ‘Stupid, Counterproductive’ ePacket Program Benefits China At Expense of American Business

"...in discussing buying anything from computer cables to other small to medium items, “If I buy that from a manufacturer across town, or across state, I’ll pay First Class postage … generally speaking, somewhere between $9 and $15 in shipping costs. If I buy that same package from China, I’ll pay 94 cents.” He goes on to explain that so called free shopping is a myth and manufactures must build it into their pricing, while the sweetheart deal for China helps to gut American businesses and manufacturers..."    


This Article is From: www.breitbart.com
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Friday, June 3, 2016

Postal 'coupon clipper' gets probation

U.S. Postal worker who stole only coupons -- not packages or cash -- from the mail gets probation

"...case is highly unusual because the 26-year U.S. Postal Service employee didn't steal anything of inherent value — such as birthday cards with cash or packages with valuable products inside. Rather, she swiped only coupons..."    


This Article is From: www.oregonlive.com
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