USPS using automated guided vehicles inside plants

Postal Service plants are using driverless robotic vehicles inside to help process mail faster. The automated guided vehicles, or AGVs, perform repetitious work such as hauling mail back and forth from docks to sorting machines. “AGVs enhance efficiency by doing stuff robots can do easily, while freeing up humans to do things only humans can…

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Former Secretary-Treasurer of APWU South Jersey Area Local sentenced for embezzlement

On June 17, 2020, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Camden), Robert Peter, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 526 (located in Blackwood, N.J.), was sentenced to six months of home detention and three years of probation. Peter was also ordered to pay $34,500 in restitution…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – July 6, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In 1945 a movie titled, They Were Expendable, was released. The subject matter was about the PT (Patrol Torpedo) boats that were used in WW II which were expected to be sacrificed in combat with the Japanese enemy. Those small boats and…

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Postal Employee COVID-19 Bonus Pay?

I keep reading and hearing comments from career postal employees saying we should be getting bonuses for being essential employees like Walmart employees are getting. As essential workers, when Congress can’t balance the checkbook and the rest of the federal workforce is furloughed while we get to keep punching the time clock and even earn…

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APWU Executive Board Reschedules the National Convention for October 2021

June 26, 2020 The National Executive Board has made the decision to reschedule the 2020 APWU National Convention to Monday, October 4, 2021 through Thursday, October 7, 2021. The National Convention will be held at the Bally’s Las Vegas (3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109) and adjoining Paris Las Vegas (3655 S…

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USPS releases updated CDC posters on Social Distancing and Face Coverings

NPMHU – June 25, 2020 Please find linked below, a copy of the updated documents from the Postal Service relating to Social Distancing and Face Coverings. How to Safely Wear and Take Off A Cloth Face Covering Stop the Spread of Germs – Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Diseases Like COVID-19 Please Maintain Social…

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USPS retreats from dire financial forecast

Washington Postal Scene by Bill McAllister June 25, 2020 The United States Postal Service has officially retreated from its dire financial forecast saying that it would be out of cash by June. The new forecast, given to mailer associations June 22, is actually two forecasts, according to Stephen Kearney, executive director of the Alliance of…

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USPS reminds employees face coverings, social distancing required

The Postal Service is reminding employees to continue to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees must always maintain safe distancing of at least 6 feet apart from others when entering, exiting or working at any USPS facility, including Post Offices; processing plants; area and district…

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