Des Moines post office workers will protest cutbacks this week

By Kevin Hardy – November 6, 2017 Postal workers in Des Moines will protest ongoing cuts to the agency this week. Local employees of the United States Postal Service will join a series of national protests as they picket outside the downtown post office, 1165 Second Avenue, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Union officials…

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USPS Flag notice for Veterans Day and Texas church mass shooting

Saturday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag.  Because Veterans Day is a designated USPS holiday, the POW-MIA flag should be raised Friday, Nov. 10. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners…

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APWU: Electronic Technician Level 11 LMOU Completed

Web News Article #: 108-2017 11/03/2017 – The Electronic Technician, level 11 (ET-11) LMOU was completed and signed on Nov. 2, 2017. This is the result of the new language in Article 38.7.F and is our attempt to providing complete contract protection and rights to our highest paid category of employees. Because of the unique…

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Postal Service paid $84M last year for property damage and injuries

By Susan Campbell – November 2, 2017 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Karen Hart’s front porch is dotted with little holes. “We didn’t know where they were coming from!” Hart said. The thousands of holes have caused the wood to split, according to Hart. Contractors estimate the cost to repair the porch is about $5,000. “It…

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APWU: Pay Increase Coming November 25

Web News Article #: 107-2017 11/02/2017 – The third general wage increase under the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement will be effective November 25, 2017. This wage increase will be reflected in the paycheck workers will receive on December 15, 2017. Career employees will receive a pay raise of 1.3 percent. Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will…

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Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet November 14

Financial Briefing to Follow Open Session Meeting November 2, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service (“TEC”) will meet November 14 in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The public is welcome to observe the meeting beginning at 8:00…

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Seasonal Workers Needed At Pittsburgh-Area USPS Distribution Centers

November 2, 2017 PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With holidays quickly approaching, the United States Postal Service is in need of seasonal workers at Pittsburgh-area distribution centers. There are open positions in Warrendale at the Network Distribution Center and the Pennwood Place — Processing and Distribution Center, both in the Thornhill Industrial Park. Seasonal workers are also…

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USPS – Philadelphia: Attendance Service Talk

Presented by management to workers at the Philadelphia P&DC today: So now, how about a sincere commitment from management to uphold dignity, respect, and safety in the workplace as well as compliance with collective bargaining agreements and federal laws?

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