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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

House Budget Goes Beyond White House Blueprint

House Budget Goes Beyond White House Blueprint

"...As anticipated, the 2018 House Budget is in the same mold as the White House budget – it punishes workers and the working-class, while giving big payouts to the rich. The resolution instructs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (which has jurisdiction over the Postal Service and postal/federal employee annuity benefits) to cut $32 billion in the programs and agencies they oversee during ten years. Like the White House proposal, the House budget recommends big pay cuts to postal workers through increased Federal Employee Retirement System pension contributions and eliminating the special retirement supplement (which helps federal retirees who retire before they are eligible for Social Security benefits). These two proposals alone will take thousands of dollars out of the pockets of postal workers and retirees. Even more egregious, the House plan calls for replacing guaranteed pension benefits..."    


This Article is From: www.apwu.org
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Too Dangerous to Serve? Glassell Park's notorious Drew Street

U.S. Postal Service suspends service to Glassell Park's notorious Drew Street after shooting

"...Postal Service has stopped delivering mail to a neighborhood in Glassell Park once considered among the most dangerous in Los Angeles after a carrier was nearly shot there last month, a USPS official said. “Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our employees..."    


This Article is From: www.latimes.com
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Stolen Postal Truck Among Finds at New Orleans 'Chop Shop'

Stolen Postal Truck Among Finds at New Orleans 'Chop Shop'

"...New Orleans detectives have recovered a U.S. Postal Service truck and five other stolen vehicles at a "chop shop" where thieves disassemble stolen cars for parts..."    


This Article is From: www.usnews.com
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