Postal Labor Unions Summer School (PLUSS) 37th session June 14-19, 2015

From its beginning in 1979, the Postal Labor Unions Summer School has focused intently on the specific needs of union members in the U.S. Postal Service. At the heart of the curriculum is the grievance process, with the essential goal to foster skills and viewpoints that support the union and the labor movement. Although workshops…

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Podcast: PRC Chief Robert Taub on the Near Future of the Postal Service

April 7, 2015 The Postal Service’s chief regulator hopes for financial solvency for the troubled agency, stability of service for rate-payers, and co-operation among a new set of leaders in Washington to effect the changes that can achieve it. Excerpt URBANSKI: You sat on an interesting panel recently at the Brookings Institution, and this many…

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A behind-the-scenes look at the USPS

Tracy Goldizen – April 7, 2015 OTTUMWA — When I was a kid, I spent hours sorting baseball cards. There was no shortage of them to go through — my dad was and remains and avid card collector. “First sort, second sort, third sort” is a running family joke. But as Patrick Shelby and I…

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Video: NYC Postal Activists Speak Out About the USPS-Staples ‘Dirty Deal’

[maxgallery id=”35076″]Shirley Dunaway, postal activist, and John Dennie, a long-time postal activist and organizer, speak out against the deal cut by former Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe with Staples to allow all 1500 Staples stores to set up mini-stations not staffed by trained postal employees. This is a highly risky proposition, not only deliberately undermining the…

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Senator Rand Paul Has No Idea Why The USPS Appears To Be Failing, But He Blames Unions

By Bill Brickley – April 7, 2015 Excerpt: When speaking on Postal Reform a month ago in Florida he blasted the Postal Service: “There are two sectors in the economy. The productive sector: you. And the non-productive sector: the people who live in Washington. They don’t make anything. They can’t even run the post office….

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28

Web News Article #: 077-2015 04/07/2015 – The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on Tues. April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety. Workers Memorial Day coincides with the anniversary of passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act…

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APWU: Your Post Office Gets Zero Tax Dollars

Web News Article #: 076-2015 04/06/2015 – On April 15, APWU members will greet last-minute tax filers and reporters at post offices around the country with a message many of them haven’t heard before: The Postal Service gets zero tax dollars. “Tax day is a good time to inform the public about this little-known fact,”…

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