DOJ Obtains $1.4B in Largest Opioid Drug Case Recovery in U.S. History

July 11, 2019 Global consumer goods conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB Group) has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to resolve its potential criminal and civil liability related to a federal investigation of the marketing of the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone. The resolution – the largest recovery by the United States in a case…

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APWU: Tackling Workplace Harassment

The newly formed Workplace Environment Committee met on July 11-12 at the Tommy Douglass Center in Silver Spring, MD to correlate mediums, methods and procedures to deal with employee-employer relations on the workroom floor. Established by Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman, the Committee deliberated on the union’s continuing efforts to address the real harm –…

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How US postal inspectors go ‘undercover’ on the dark web

By David Thornton – July 11, 2019 For federal agents investigating cybercrimes, gathering open source intelligence is a lot like going undercover. They establish fake identities to gain the trust of the bad guys, and gather information on criminal activities. They just do it all from a keyboard. “To simplify it, you’re basically just trying…

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USPS: Employees invited to audition for holiday ads

The Postal Service is inviting employees to audition for a holiday-themed advertising campaign. Employees who are chosen to participate could be featured in a variety of different types of USPS holiday ads. The audition is open to all employees. No prior acting experience is required. The USPS Holiday 2019 Employee Casting site has instructions on…

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USPS: Guide dog helps employee who is blind

The San Diego mail processing clerk who was recently honored by a publication for people with disabilities has a new best friend. Garfunkel, a yellow Labrador, guides Frank Facio, who is blind. The dog helps Facio perform his duties, including working on the delivery barcode sorting machines. “Me wanting to go on the workroom floor…

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APWU: Young Members Committee Descends on D.C.

APWU Web News Article – July 10, 2019 Regional designees of the Young Members Committee met in Washington, D.C. this week. The designees discussed how to bridge the gap between seasoned, new and young members to drive the union forward. “APWU young workers, it’s your time to shine and carry the torch for the generations…

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APWU: Passing of Robert C. Pritchard, Former MVS Director

APWU Web News Article – July 10, 2019 Robert C. Pritchard, former Director of Motor Vehicle Service, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was born May 2, 1949. At the time of his APWU retirement, May 10, 2013, Brother Pritchard was the longest serving craft director in APWU history with 17 years. Robert “Bob”…

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