USPS OIG Report: Contract Delivery Service Costs

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses contracted delivery suppliers to support mail delivery needs and ensure it meets its universal service obligation. CDS is a contractual agreement between the Postal Service and an individual or company for the delivery and collection of mail for customers. CDS is considered one of the Postal Service’s three primary…

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DOJ: American Airlines to Pay $22 Million for Falsely Reporting Delivery Times of U.S. Mail Transported Internationally

Department of Justice – August 20, 2019 American Airlines Inc. Agrees To Pay $22 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Falsely Reporting Delivery Times of U.S. Mail Transported Internationally The Justice Department announced today that American Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay approximately $22.1 million to resolve its alleged liability under the False Claims…

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Postal Worker West: Contract Fight Heats Up In D.C.!

Postal Worker West – August 2019 Edition via Omar M. Gonzalez, APWU Western Region Coordinator: “Listen, these hearings will not be a piece of cake. We intend to and will show them our members deserve to maintain the rights and benefits they have already earned and also a decent pay raise and extended protections, said…

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APWU: #PostalSlam Video Challenge 

August 20, 2019 #APWU’s gearing up for a tough national contract arbitration & we need that #APWUnited support. Show your labor solidarity & tell us what you love about the union. Post your own #PostalSlam video & tag us! Here’s Maintenance Craft Director Idowu Balogun, Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson, Support Service Craft Director Stephen…

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USPS OIG Report: Geographic Variation in Productivity

August 19, 2019 – RISC-WP-19-006 The productivity of the Postal Service varies significantly around the country. The principal factors we examined affecting productivity were weather, cost of living, and terrain ruggedness. Identifying other factors causing productivity to vary around the country could give the Postal Service opportunities to pinpoint and address them. As a follow-up…

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Former President of Kansas Postal Workers Union indicted for embezzlement 

On July 31, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Asenath Roland, former President of the Kansas Postal Workers Union (located in Wichita, Kans.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement of union funds totaling $4,740, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS…

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APWU: Interest Arbitration Panel for New Contract Appointed

APWU Web News Article – August 19, 2019 Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg has been appointed as the impartial chair of the tri-partite interest arbitration panel and scheduled the opening day of the hearings for September 4, 2019. When the APWU and USPS are unable to reach a new collective bargaining agreement through negotiations, the law…

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APWU National election candidates’ views on RETIREES?

Looking forward to seeing each APWU National election candidate’s views on RETIREES membership, dues, convention participation, health benefits etc…. First Name: Michael Last Name: Ganino Email: magicmike118@gmail.com Union/Local: APWU – West Connecticut Office held if any: Retiree Member

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