Teachers Union Votes to Boycott Staples over “Dirty Deal” with USPS

CFT encourages educators to purchase school supplies from stores other than Staples Sacramento, CA – The Executive Council of the California Federation of Teachers (CFT), representing 120,000 educational employees from Head Start through university, voted unanimously last evening to boycott office supply and bulk goods retailer Staples. The CFT took this action at the request…

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Saturday, May 10: APWU Supports NALC’s Annual Food Drive

APWU News Bulletin 06-2014, April 29, 2014 | PDF APWU President Mark Dimondstein is urging APWU members to actively support the 22nd annual Letter Carriers Food Drive, which is set for May. 10. “I urge every APWU member to make a generous donation” he said. “But I also encourage our members to do more. I…

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NBAs to Address Questions On Residual Vacancies

APWU News Bulletin 06-2014, April 29, 2014 | PDF APWU President Mark Dimondstein has assigned Clerk Craft National Business Agent Rachel Walthall to handle questions from Clerk Craft representatives pertaining to the implementation of the March 20 agreement between the APWU and USPS regarding filling residual vacancies. The Memorandum of Understanding outlines a procedure for…

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USPS tells entrepreneurs that American citizens aren’t their customers

It sounded like a great idea, but perhaps it was too good — at least from one perspective. Evan Baehr and Will Davis left their staff jobs on Capitol Hill and enrolled at Harvard Business School, hoping to find private-sector solutions to chronic inefficiencies in the public sector. They decided to rethink the US Postal…

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Post Office Piles on Shift to Low Wage Economy with Staples Deal

The U.S. Postal Service is making changes that will add low wage jobs to our economy, rather than the middle-class jobs it’s known for that we really need. The National Employment Law Project (NELP) has just come out with its latest report on the wage-levels of jobs added as the nation has emerged from the…

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APWU of Florida State Convention Report

The following report was shared by Sam Wood, President – APWU Southwest Florida Area Local: Elizabeth Powell – APWU National Secretary / Treasurer: We currently have 42,000 non members and 11,000 non member PSE’s Locals need to check the PSE codes of those who were Converted to insure the proper dues are being taken out. Currently we have around…

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Future of Ono, PA Post Office in doubt

Township supervisors said the U.S. Postal Service is considering closure or reduced hours, and residents have a chance to have their say The East Hanover Township supervisors on Monday night discussed the future of the post office in Ono — and officials said closure of the office remains a possibility. The supervisors reported that a…

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YOU can help save our historic post offices!!

American art and architecture tell the rich story of the triumphs and tribulations of our great nation. Many of these historic buildings and landmarks are protected by Federal Law. Yet, in large and small towns all over America, some of our treasures are being ripped from the American landscape…forever. Our Historic Post Offices From New…

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