NPMHU Issues Contract Update #8

Contract Negotiations Extended Beyond Deadline 2016 No. 8 – May 25, 2016 As expected, a lot happened during the final days of this year’s regular bargaining period. The Postal Service and NPMHU negotiated right up until the clock struck midnight on Friday, May 20. Despite these efforts, however, an agreement on all of the outstanding…

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APWU: NLRB Hearing on Staples Concludes

Web News Article #: 114-2014 05/25/2016 – After nearly a year of procedural wrangling, 10 days of testimony and more than 140 exhibits, the National Labor Relations Board hearing on charges that the Postal Service illegally subcontracted work to Staples ended on May 24. Region 5 of the NLRB issued a complaint against the Postal…

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USPS: Service Cross Medal stamps to be dedicated May 30

The Postal Service will release stamps next week to honor the bravery of the U.S. armed forces. The four stamps will highlight the Army’s Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross for the Navy and Marine Corps, the Air Force Cross and the Coast Guard Cross. The medals are awarded to service members for acts of…

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OIG Report: Blockchain Technology – Possibilities for the USPS

May 23, 2016 (RARC-WP-16-011) Blockchain technology is a new way to transfer any kind of data or information in a fast, tracked, and secure manner without need for an intermediary. Major companies, such as Citibank and Australia Post, are beginning to research and experiment with this technology in order to provide new and more efficient…

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High Court Ruling Helps Federal Workers File Job Bias Claims

By Sam Hananel – May 23, 2016 The Supreme Court is making it easier for federal workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits after quitting their jobs over conditions they consider intolerable. The justices ruled 7-1 Monday that workers who bring so-called “constructive discharge” claims have 45 days from the time they resign to begin the…

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