Letter Carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive is on Saturday, May 14, 2016

2016 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Letter carriers, start your Food Drive engines! by Community and Membership Outreach Coordinator Pam Donato From the January 2016 Postal Record: Our Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger”® Food Drive has officially kicked off, as a letter from President Rolando has been sent to every NALC branch president in the…

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NALC Advisory: Rolando to testify before Senate hearing Thursday

January 20, 2016 NALC President Fredric Rolando is scheduled to testify on Thursday, Jan. 21, before the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee during a hearing titled, “Laying Out the Reality of the Postal Service.” The hearing should begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. President Rolando’s testimony is set for the hearing’s second panel….

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Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee Update – Jan 18, 2016

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Way too may rank and file continue to take a pass on this activity, leaving the task in the hands of a small but dedicated group._ For this demonstration, the numbers tell the tale. Half the group consisted of retirees and their…

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USPS Backing Down on Saturday Mail Delivery

January 19, 2016 Postal officials are ready to raise the white flag in their six-year battle to end Saturday delivery of letters and flat mail. Postal-reform legislation with broad-based support is gradually taking shape in Congress, Deputy Postmaster General told last week’s meeting of the Mailers Technical Advisory Council (MTAC), according to PostCom Bulletin. “In…

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Amazon Veers Into Labor Law Fight Zone for Hurried Deliveries

By Edvard Pette / Spencer Soper – January 19, 2016 Amazon.com Inc.’s Uber-esque foray into ultra-fast delivery has landed it in court with drivers claiming they’re being exploited. It’s the same claim facing Uber Technologies Inc. and others using on-demand workers who now insist on being treated like regular employees. The Seattle-based e-commerce pioneer raced…

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NPMHU: National Level Grievance Settlement Resolves NMO Outsourcing Issue

In a memorandum to all Local Presidents, NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian and CAD Manager T.J. Branch disseminated information relative to the NPMHU’s National-level grievance over the possible subcontracting of sorting and processing Non-Machinable Outside (NMO) parcels. As set forth in the attached agreement, the NMP pilot test has ended; the NMO parcel operation is back…

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