More Cases of ‘Delayed Medical Treatment’ at the United States Postal Service

(December  4, 2014) Employees at a postal processing plant in West Oakland have voiced concerns for years about a policy that they say prevents most workers from calling 911 in a medical emergency. They say the policy causes deadly delays when workers are injured on the job. An NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered the United…

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APWU: Terry Martinez Appointed Assistant Maintenance Craft Director

Web News Article #: 222-2014 12/04/2014 – Maintenance Craft National Business Agent Terry Martinez has been appointed to the vacant position of Assistant Director B in the Maintenance Craft, effective Jan. 5, Division Director Steve Raymer has announced. The position became vacant due to the death of Greg See on Nov. 4. The Maintenance Council…

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USPS: Center stage – New Local Operations Centers help utilize technology

(December 4, 2014) The Postal Service is implementing a new program to use technology more efficiently nationwide. Local Operations Centers (LOCs) will be opened in each area and district office. The centers will help employees make the best use out of new and existing postal systems and technology. The offices of the Chief Operating Officer…

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Jet-Setting Postal Chair Ruth Goldway Replaced By Commissioner Robert Taub

December 4, 2014 – The U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has named a new acting chairman, after the Washington Free Beacon revealed that its current leader was racking up tens of thousands of dollars in foreign travel expenses. A PRC official announced in an internal email obtained by the Free Beacon that commissioner Robert Taub…

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Health Premiums: They could be sooo much worse!

By Mike Causey If you think your federal health insurance premiums are high (and they are) imagine what they would be if Uncle Sam didn’t kick in his share. Although most people realize the government picks up part of the premium, a lot of people don’t realize what a difference that makes. Example: Next year,…

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Video: Congress Reacts to I-Team’s USPS Sex Assaults Investigation

(December 3, 2014) Congressman Blake Farenthold (R, Texas) says he wants answers about what he saw in a News4 I-Team investigation into reported sexual assaults inside the US Postal Service. “Absolutely unacceptable. It’s not right,” Rep. Farenthold told the I-Team in his Capitol Hill office. He said he was appalled at the revelation one out…

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Why Did the USPS Make a Useless Augmented Reality App?

It Could Have Been So Much More I found a surprise when I checked my mailbox today (for the first time in at least a week): a pamphlet from the US Postal Service advertising various holiday services, among them a free new augmented reality app for iPhone and Android. The acronym-heavy USPS AR app, released…

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