USPS Sr. Public Relations Representative comments on OIG White Paper about FECA Reform

“We must reiterate the findings of the IG that these increases in expenses occurred during a time when claims filed with the DOL were less than the 2008 level; and a majority of the workers’ compensation costs are attributed to employees who were injured prior to 2008.” Click Here for Darlene S. Casey’s full response (posted…

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Happy Labor Day! – Let’s not forget the “job creators”

Let’s not forget the “job creators”  –  as ‘some’ politicians are wont to call them – were for the prior four decades ‘job destroyers.’ First they closed the mills in the northeast and moved the jobs to the cheaper labor non-unionized South. Then they destroyed those jobs and moved the work to near-in off-shore places like…

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Press Release: PRC Issues Regulations for Market Tests of Experimental Products

PRC Issues Regulations for Market Tests of Experimental Products August 29, 2014 Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued final regulations that establish new procedures concerning requests from the Postal Service to conduct market tests of experimental products. The regulations balance the Commission’s oversight authority over market tests with the Postal Service’s need…

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Maine postmaster accuses employer of retaliation after death threats against her

Diana Mallard says in a suit the Postal Service didn’t take an employee’s threats against her seriously.  (August 29, 2014) A U.S. Postal Service worker who was in charge at the Unity Post Office until last year has filed a lawsuit accusing her employer of retaliation after she demanded that they take a death threat…

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Postal Labor’s Day – A Message And A Heartfelt Thank You!

To All Of You Who Labor and Work For Our Cause A Message And A Heartfelt Thank You! GOD BLESS THE APWU AND YOU!! As we Bar-B-Q, parade, sun bathe, kick back or are stuck on the tour at the Post Office on this Labor Day, American postal workers have a deep labor legacy to…

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Bronx GPO sold, no details yet

(August 29, 2014) The Bronx General Post Office has been sold. There’s no word yet on who the buyer is or what the plans for the building are, but the post office was definitely sold two weeks ago. On the USPS-CBRE website, the listing says simply, “Sold.” The Postal Service had made no official announcement…

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ARA Friday Alert: This Labor Day, Let’s Raise America’s Pay – It Will Help with Retirement Savings

August 29, 2014 The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) addresses extremely slow wage growth just in time for Labor Day. Available at http://tinyurl.com/l4duxgm, EPI’s paper shows that wages for most Americans were flat or fell in the first half of 2014, compared to this time last year. The study’s author, Elise Gould, says that wages even…

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