APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – March 22, 2019 Edition

Excerpt: “The APWU Convention last year witnessed outrageous disrespect and insulting comments at microphones against retirees, led by Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher and his sycophants and leadership of a California Local. This occurred during discussion of a modest proposal concerning retiree representation at conventions. Under this blistering attack the proposal failed. What was at…

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Final March 2019 APWU NPC Report by Southwest Florida Area Local President Sam Wood

National President’s Conference Notes – March 10 – 11, 2019 This is the final version of my NPC notes that I took. I limited my original notes in order to get them out to a few of my members as soon as I could. I have added Vance Zimmerman’s address to the NPC along with…

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APWU Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Report

We have a contract report from Scott Hoffman, Chair of the APWU Rank and File Bargaining Committee. Scott Hoffman is President of the 2,000-member Boston Metro Area Local #100.  

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Delegates Slam Retirees at APWU Convention

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: In a stunning turn of events at the recent APWU Convention, the delegates voted in alarming numbers that retiree involvement in support by retirees for active members in opposing threats of privatization and other dangerous initiatives is not needed or wanted. This…

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230 Post Offices to be test sites for Consolidated Casing

Over 230 post offices nationwide will be test sites for this process. Phase 1 will be in May, Phase 2 in June, and Phase 3 in August. Under this test, carriers will either be “casing multiple routes” or “delivering on the street for 7 hours and 45 minutes”. Source: NALC Branch 358 – Facebook

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“Team Fighting 4U” formed – Dimondstein ticket has fallen apart

So if I am reading the tea leaves correctly, the Dimondstein ticket has fallen apart and now numerous past members of that ticket have formed the 4U Team. If you are to believe the stories, and I mostly do, Mark had decided to remove Debby Szeredy from the ticket and there was a revolt. So…

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USPS: Top cities for dog bites

More than 5,700 Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs in 2018. To help mark National Dog Bite Prevention Week, here’s a list of the cities with the most dog attacks against employees last year, along with the number of attacks recorded in each location. 1. Houston (75) 2. Los Angeles (60) 3. Philadelphia (51)…

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USPS OIG Report: No-Fee Post Office Boxes

Objective The Postal Service offers no-fee post office (PO) box service to customers who do not receive any form of carrier delivery. Customers apply for the no-fee PO box service by completing an application and providing identification to a Postal Service employee. Retail personnel determine customer eligibility and enter data into the Web Box Activity…

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USPS OIG FY 2020 Congressional Budget Justification

The President’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget provides funding of $250 million to the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) for on-going operational expenses. This document presents perspective and context for our budget needs and planned areas of focus for FY 2020 and highlights prior year accomplishments and activities. Source: USPS Office of…

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USPS OIG Report: Delivery Delays – Richmond District

Objective Our objective was to evaluate mail delivery delays in selected delivery units in the Richmond District. Strong consumer demand for goods purchased over the Internet has driven growth in the package industry despite otherwise declining mail volume. This growing package segment provides the Postal Service an opportunity to expand services and increase revenue. With…

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USPS OIG Report: Advertising Mail – Mail Mix Matters

At $20 billion in FY 2017, advertising mail is a significant source of revenue for the Postal Service. Variation in the mail mix enhances the likelihood that a household will respond positively to an advertising mail piece. What factors influence the “three Rs” — reading, reaction, and response — of advertising mail effectiveness? The OIG…

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USPS: Charging smartly – Safety tips for personal devices

The Postal Service is reminding employees that plugging smartphones, unapproved thumb drives, e-cigarettes and other personal devices into USPS computers violates the organization’s security policies. Plugging unauthorized devices into postal equipment runs the risk of inadvertently transferring malicious software, which could disable computers and allow hackers to gain access to the organization’s network. To protect…

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