W. PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee August 2015 Update

It is our belief that the effort here by our Committee is unprecedented in the nation. It is the loyal membership in this area that makes it possible. Thanks and a tip of the hat for your efforts. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! KEEP THE PRESSURE ON STAPLE’S!

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USPS OIG: Management Alert – Substantial Increase in Delayed Mail Audit Report

Introduction The purpose of this alert is to bring to your attention the need to immediately address the timeliness of mail processing following the January 5, 2015, service standard revisions. These revisions were expected to affect about 14 billion pieces of total mail volume and up to 16 percent of First-Class Mail®. These revisions enabled…

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USPS: Employees can change benefits when circumstances change

You don’t always have to wait until open season to change your benefits. You also can make changes if you get married or divorced — or if you experience a birth, a death, a change in employment status or another “qualifying life event.” Generally, you have 60 days from the date of the event to…

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APWU: Rep. Lois Frankel Stands with Postal Workers

Web News Article #: 160-2015 08/14/2015 – Congressmember Lois Frankel (D-FL) signed the ‘I Stand with Postal Workers’ postcard last week. Joining her is Jeff Riddell, president of the Broward County Area Local; Ted Parsons, APWU retiree and member of the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast AFL-CIO; and Gary Hamrick, president of the Palm Beach Area Local….

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APWU Des Moines Area Local Rallies for a Good Contract

Web News Article #: 159-2015 08/14/2015 – The Des Moines Area Local held a series of rallies in May and June to win support for Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract! Members held events at the South Des Moines, Urbandale, Ash Creek, University and Main Post Office Station, as well as at the Des…

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Investigation: Postal workers play hooky, get paid

By Patrick Terpstra and Justin Gray – August 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Four postal workers in the Atlanta area and hundreds nationwide have been accused of cheating on time sheets and are still getting paid, an investigation by Channel 2 Action News uncovered. Thirty-six postmasters are on the list of employees investigated for time and…

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