USPS releases holiday delivery estimates

The Postal Service will deliver more than 15 billion mailpieces this holiday season, according to projections released Oct. 25. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, USPS expects to deliver 850 million packages — an increase of more than 10 percent from the same period last year. “The Postal Service is well prepared to meet our…

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AFL-CIO Convention Resolution: Support Postal Financial Services and Postal Banking

October 24, 2017 AFL-CIO Convention Resolution 46 WHEREAS, the U.S. Post Office operated the Postal Savings System from 1911 through 1967 and, at its peak, had $3.4 billion in deposits; and WHEREAS, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Postal Service issued a report recommending that the Postal Service provide basic financial services…

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APWU SWCAL Retiree Chapter has a WEB Page

Via Bobby Donelson, APWU SWCAL Retiree Chapter President: swcalretirees.org is the website for Southwest Coastal Area Local #917 of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO. Due to the fact the local’s swcal web page was deactivated in April, the Southwest Coastal Area Local Retiree Chapter has set up a web page. One important part of…

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Homeowner says old USPS law ‘feels like theft’

By William Joy – October 23, 2017 LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An email Monday let Shannan White know her Amazon package had arrived. “I went out and checked the mail and there was no package in there,” White said. Her first thought was theft because she’d heard of recent mail thefts in her Lake Forest…

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APWU: CSRS, FERS, SS and FECA colas for 2018

For CSRS Retirees: The 2018 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2017 over the 2016 third quarter average. 2018 CSRS COLA increase effective with January 2018 annuity payments will be 2.0%​. For FERS Retirees: The 2018 FERS retiree COLA is based on the third…

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USPS plans autonomous vehicle tests on rural routes

By Caryn Livingston – October 20, 2017 The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is following in the steps – or in this case, the wheels – of integrators like UPS, FedEx and DHL by testing an autonomous delivery vehicle on rural routes, in partnership with the University of Michigan. If successful, USPS expects to deploy the…

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