USPS: Annual Labor Day holiday honors workers

Monday, Sept. 3, is Labor Day, the federal holiday that celebrates American workers. The annual commemoration began in 1882, when the first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City. In 1894, after other communities began honoring workers, President Cleveland signed legislation that established Labor Day as a national holiday. Labor Day holds special significance…

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USPS: Board of Governors Nominees confirmed, other candidates announced

The U.S. Senate confirmed two nominations to the Postal Service Board of Governors, and President Trump announced his intent to nominate two other individuals to the board Aug. 28. The Senate confirmed Robert M. Duncan, a Kentucky resident, and David C. Williams, an Illinois resident. President Trump nominated Duncan and Williams last fall. On Aug….

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Where has the militancy of the APWU gone?

If you have ever gone to an APWU convention, you know that one of the highlights was always a great march by the delegates. I have been attending APWU conventions since 1982 and have marched with workers in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, etc., etc., etc. These marches taking to the streets have become an…

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Does USPS allow FTR employees to buy back their casual time/T.E. time?

Does USPS allow FTR employees to buy back their casual time/T.E. time?  If yes, what are the stipulations. First Name: Andy Last Name: Penza Email: penzoil302@gmail.com Union/Local: APWU – Boise, Idaho Local 650

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OIG: USPS Customer Care Centers Need to Improve

The Postal Service’s customer care centers suffer from “long hold-times for customers, abandoned calls, and customer frustration,” an IG white paper has said. The centers, which supplement online information, receive calls about specific matters including tracking a package or scheduling a delivery, as well as for general information and for dealing with complex matters. Of…

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USPS: 5 facts about Labor Day

To help you get ready for Labor Day next week, here are five things you may not have known about the holiday. 1. Labor unions helped establish Labor Day. The holiday was first celebrated in New York City on the first Tuesday of September 1882 by members of the Central Labor Union, a group comprised…

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USPS: Indianapolis job fair draws hundreds

More than 700 job seekers attended a recent career fair organized by Greater Indiana District. “If we organize it, they will come,” said Acting Field Recruiter Mary Banks. Attendees included professionals interested in beginning second careers, as well as newcomers like Chandler Page, 22, a recent Ball State University graduate. “I came to the job…

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