APWU: National Day of Action on October 8

09/17/2018 – Privatizers – those who want to sell the public postal service to private corporations – are hard at work. Together we can stop them in their tracks. Get ready to hit the streets with our sister postal unions, family, friends, and community allies to Save Our Service. Rallies will take place at many…

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RT’s Holland Cooke discusses Privatizing USPS with APWU President Mark Dimondstein

Published on Aug 25, 2018 Holland Cooke discusses the possibility of Privatizing the U.S. Postal Service with Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein and Boom Bust Host Bart Chilton. Then, Holland speaks with Dr. Joe Alton on the dangers of Lyme disease, and the tendency of doctors to miss the diagnosis.

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AFL-CIO: No Postal Service Privatization

AFL-CIO Executive Council Statement No Postal Service Privatization July 26, 2018 The U.S. Postal Service, which was created as the Post Office Department in 1792, has its founding principles in the U.S. Constitution. To this day, it remains a national treasure belonging to the people of this country. The Postal Service has remained a self-sustaining,…

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How can the Postal Service put its excess space to good use?

Project Title: Congressional Mandate on Excess Space Start Date: Monday, July 23, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: November 2018 In December 2016, Congress passed the Federal Property Management Reform Act (FPMRA). The purpose of the FPMRA is to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the federal government, including the Postal Service, in managing its property by:…

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Amazon starts move away from U.S. Postal Service

By Bill McAllister – July 6, 2018 Amazon, the giant Seattle-based retailer, appears to be moving many of its packages away from the United States Postal Service. The company, whose postal rates have been attacked repeatedly by President Donald Trump, announced June 28 that it will help individuals to establish delivery companies that will deliver…

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USPS OIG Report: Consolidation of Mail for the Atlanta NDC

Objective Our objective was to assess the efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service’s transportation consolidations of mail (loading, unloading, and trailer utilization) for long-distance Highway Contract Routes (HCR) at the Atlanta Network Distribution Center (NDC). Consolidation Deconsolidation Facility (CDF) contractors provide bedloading and recontainerization services for the Postal Service at 19 NDCs. Bedloading is when…

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USPS OIG Report: Delayed Mail Reporting in the Great Lakes Area

Objective The objective of our audit was to determine the accuracy of delayed mail reporting at three selected facilities in the Great Lakes Area. The U.S. Postal Service considers mail to be delayed when it is not processed in time to meet the established delivery day. Mail processing facilities are required to complete daily mail…

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POM Revision: Modes of Delivery

Effective April 26, 2018, the Postal Service™ is revising the Postal Operations Manual (POM), part 631, to update policy related to modes of delivery. Postal Operations Manual (POM) * * * * * 6 Delivery Services * * * * * 63 Modes of Delivery, Mail Receptacles, and Keys 631 Modes of Delivery 631.1 General…

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