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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

U.S. Postal Service strike of 1970: The Mother of Government Shutdowns

U.S. Postal Service: The Mother of Government Shutdowns

"...Imagine if a one-week partial government shutdown led to plunging stock prices with calls to close the markets, panic among businesses that were not getting paid and a presidential declaration of a national emergency, including mobilizing the National Guard. This happened during a U.S. Postal Service strike in 1970..."    


This Article is From: www.insidesources.com
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Long Island Vietnam Vet Who Gave His Life To Save Platoon To Be Honored With U.S. Postal Service Stamp

"...On Jan. 15, 1969, Pfc. Garfield Langhorn threw himself on a live grenade, saving the lives of all his platoon mates..."    


This Article is From: www.msn.com
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Trump Caves on Illegal Immigration, but Dems Still Holding Fed Workers Hostage With Shutdown

In shutdown fight with Trump, Dems reject immigration deal they once sponsored

"...Democrats once said the so-called BRIDGE Act was urgently needed to protect young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. But now that President Trump has offered to essentially include it as part of a compromise to re-open shuttered government agencies, those same Democrats are rejecting it -- unwilling to trade border wall funding for the immigrant protections they have long sough..."    


This Article is From: www.foxnews.com
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Saturday, January 19, 2019

FedEx Voluntary Buyouts

FedEx Starts $575 Million Worker Buyout

"...The FedEx company is offering U.S. employees four weeks of pay for every year worked as part of a cost-cutting initiative announced in December..."    


This Article is From: www.bloomberg.com

This above article is a good example of a FedEx voluntary buyout vs. a Postal Service buyout (VSIP) based on the cash pay-out incentive alone. FedEx is offering four weeks of pay for every year worked [Example: based on $60,000/year base at 40 years] would equate to approximately $90,000 versus a USPS VSIP that is limited $25,000. Our example is based on a 26 pay period year. Please note, that in all fairness, other factors must be considered in addition to the cash offering. For example, we do not know the details relating to continuance of pension, health insurance coverage, wage comparisons, life insurance, pension COLA's, dental insurance, and how the incentive will be distributed. The Postal Service is known for offering "craft employees" less than the $25,000 limited by law and then splitting up that tiny payment over two pay-outs over a timed period. - Postal Newsgroup

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Friday, January 18, 2019

USPS Expands Wounded Warriors Leave

"...The USPS has recently expanded the Wounded Warrior Leave policy effective on January 5, 2019. The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave..."    


This Article is From: NPMHU
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Friday, January 11, 2019

Lawyer: Chicago-area man innocent in postal worker shooting

"...Investigators say the postal worker had just gotten into his unmarked USPS vehicle on New Year’s Eve when Ruebusch tapped on his passenger window while holding a handgun. The worker was shot in his right shoulder as he drove away..."    


This Article is From: fox2now.com
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Mail Carrier’s Heat-Related Death Leads to $150,000 in Fines

OSHA says USPS is responsible for protecting workers from heat

"...USPS was cited for a repeated violation of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act’s General Duty Clause. The citations, which come with $149,664 in total proposed penalties..."    


This Article is From: bloombergenvironment.com
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COLA Watch: Dollar keeps soft footing after US CPI matches estimates

"...The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 1.8 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 244.786 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased 0.5 percent prior to seasonal adjustment..."    


This Article is From: www.marketpulse.com
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Someone Mocks Person For Being Just A Package Delivery Guy, Gets Perfect Lesson On Respect

"...Examples of snobs’ favorite ways of judging you include wealth, ‘class,’ appearance, taste in art and fashion and… profession. Someone, commenting on a thread about UPS drivers, decided that it might be fun to mock delivery guys by suggesting that their job is ‘nothing to be proud of..."    

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This Article is From: www.boredpanda.com
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Congressman to introduce bill requiring air conditioning in all U.S. Postal Service mail trucks

"...Six months after a mail carrier died in her truck on a searing day in the San Fernando Valley, Rep. Tony Cárdenas said he plans to introduce a bill in the coming weeks that if successful would ensure that all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles have air-conditioning. Veteran carrier Peggy Frank, 63, was found dead in her non-air-conditioned mail truck in Woodland Hills on July 6, a day that temperatures soared to 117 degrees..."    


This Article is From: www.ocregister.com
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Friday, January 4, 2019

Arrest in attempted sex assault of postal worker

"...He is charged with attempt to commit rape, indecent assault and related offenses. The female worker was reportedly assaulted while inside her mail truck..."    


This Article is From: 6abc.com
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