4 Ways the Workplace Has Become More Dangerous

Disgruntled employees, workplace bullies, active-shooter situations, illegal drug use, ex-spouses and dissatisfied clients—all can be found in a random sampling of the 2 million people affected by workplace violence in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “Of course, of the millions of reported cases, there are many more that go…

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Bryant signs bills to limit union activities – MSNewsNow.com – Jackson, MS

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has signed three bills to limit labor union activities in Mississippi. The signings came Wednesday at a Capitol ceremony attended by a U.S. Chamber of Commerce representative. Bryant says he hopes the restrictions strengthen Mississippi’s reputation as a state where unions have little influence. They become law…

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The USPS wants to mine and sell data about your mail | The Daily Caller

The United States Postal Service is looking to get in on the big-data-for-profit game played by tech giants like Facebook and Google, and begin mining and selling private data gathered from personal mail sent from and received by Americans everywhere. USPS chief marketing and sales officer Nagisa Manabe recently told the forward-looking PostalVision 2020 conference…

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A New Postal Union Leader Really Doesn’t Want Mail Sent From Staples – Businessweek

It’s unusual for a challenger to unseat an incumbent president in the postal workers’ union election, but Mark Dimondstein did exactly that. The onetime postal clerk from Greensboro, N.C., ousted former American Postal Workers Union President Cliff Guffey by a comfortable margin in October’s vote, and now he wants to build public support for his…

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Postal Unions Write to House Committee Leaders

APWU Web News Article #071-14, April 16, 2014 Postal Unions Write to House Committee Leaders The presidents of the four postal unions have written to leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee expressing opposition to White House 2015 budget proposals regarding the Postal Service. In the letter [PDF], the presidents noted that Committee…

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APWU – COLA update for FECA employees

For FECA employees: (04/15/14) The percentage increase in the December CPI-W index from year to year determines the FECA COLA increase. The 2014 FECA COLA will be 1.5% effective March 2014. After the third month of the twelve-month adjustment period for the 2015 FECA COLA, the CPI-W index has risen 1.477%. via APWU – Industrial…

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