USPS: Employees asked to watch for Franked Mail

The Postal Service is reminding employees about Franked Mail, which is official correspondence sent by members of Congress and other authorized users. Franked Mail is identified by the member’s facsimile signature — the frank — in the upper right corner of the envelope or label in place of a postage stamp. The frank includes “M.C.”…

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Former APWU president defamed by widely circulated letter, suit alleges

By John Suayan – June 26, 2018 HOUSTON – The American Postal Workers Union Local 0185 is facing a defamation lawsuit from a former president, per recent Harris County District Court records. At issue of Jeane Gardiner’s suit against the APWU 0185 and its current head, Al Davison, is a 2017 letter allegedly stating that…

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NPMHU, APWU and USPS Reach Agreement to Update RI-399 Dispute Resolution Procedures

We are pleased to provide a linked copy of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding – executed earlier today by the NPMHU, the American Postal Workers Union, and the U.S. Postal Service – that updates the RI-399 Dispute Resolution Procedures that were originally signed in 1992. The parties have been negotiating and discussing the terms of…

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APWU Reaches Agreement on an Updated RI-399 Process

Web News Article #: 62-2018 06/26/2018 – After decades of jurisdictional disputes, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) reached agreement with the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) and the Postal Service on an updated RI-399 procedure for jurisdictional work assignments to Clerks and Mail Handlers. In a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding, the APWU improved…

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USPS OIG: Facility Condition Review-Capping Report

Objective The objectives of the audit were to identify trends or systemic issues identified from previous OIG facility condition reviews (FCRs) of Postal Service retail facilities and assess the effectiveness of management’s corrective actions. During fiscal years 2016–2017, the OIG conducted a series of facility condition reviews at 149 retail facilities nationwide. This report summarizes…

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APWU Looks to Address USPS Workforce Mix in Labor Talks

By Louis C. LaBrecque – June 22, 2018 A union that represents about 200,000 postal workers is looking in upcoming labor talks with the U.S. Postal Service to reduce the service’s reliance on non-career employees. That’s from Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union. The union’s goals as it begins bargaining June 26…

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NALC’s statement on OMB’s proposal to privatize the Postal Service

June 21, 2018 NALC President Fredric Rolando criticized the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service, which was released today. “This report takes direct aim at numerous agencies including USPS under the guise of reforming and restructuring for the 21st century,” President Rolando said. “The White…

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