Union Wins Documents in Row Over Staples-Post Office Deal

(August 26, 2014) A postal workers union has won the latest round in its fight with the United States Postal Service over a program to offer postal products in Staples Inc. stores. Earlier this month, an administrative law judge in Washington, D.C., ruled that the postal service must provide the union with a copy of…

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USPS: Hola, VPO! – Village Post Office serves Hispanic community

A Village Post Office (VPO) recently opened in an insurance agency in Salinas, CA, becoming one of the nation’s first VPOs to primarily serve Hispanic customers. Amezcua Insurance Services, a family-owned business with four branches, has served the area for more than 40 years. Its customer base is approximately 95 percent Hispanic. VPOs — which…

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USPS: Celebrating the best – Premier Office program marks first anniversary

(8/26/2014) The Post Offices that generate the most revenue for USPS are improving customer service through an innovative program that recently marked its first anniversary. USPS Premier Office, which began in spring 2013, is part of a broader DRIVE initiative to make postal products and services more accessible to customers. The 3,100 sites selected for…

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Fox Still Working To Privatize The Post Office (video)

(August 26, 2014) Fox News’ Cashin’ In show used the U.S. Postal Service’s default on a $5.7 billion payment recently as little more than a pretext to bang the drum of privatization again. Jonathan Hoenig got the privatization ball rolling. “We should follow Europe in this case and privatize it just like postal industries in…

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Union says loss of Erie postal facility would end next-day delivery

Say goodbye to next-day mail delivery. That, according to a local official from the American Postal Workers Union, is one predictable outcome if the U.S. Postal Service moves ahead with plans to shutter the mail-processing facility on East 38th Street. That planned shutdown, tentatively scheduled for April 18, is part of a larger plan that…

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EEOC report: Almost half of all complaints are allegations of reprisal/retaliation

EEOC report paints an Uncle Sam all too human It would be nice to think of Uncle Sam as an employer above reproach, one who does not stoop to common human frailties such as revenge and retribution. Retaliation is one of those weaknesses. It’s not unusual for federal whistleblowers to feel the retaliatory sting of…

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