Postal workers receive back pay, managers fired

By Jeremy M. Lazarus – January 5-7, 2017 Dozens of current and former Richmond mail carriers have received extra payments during the holidays from the U.S. Postal Service, the service has confirmed. The payments are the latest fallout from a scandal at the Main Post Office on Brook Road that involved supervisors altering carrier time…

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Rep. Susan Davis Re-Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Protect Door Delivery of Mail

Jan 6, 2017 – Press Release WASHINGTON – With the United States Postal Service already beginning to phase out of door delivery of mail, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) re-introduced her bipartisan H. Res. 28 stressing that door delivery must not end. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) joined Davis as lead cosponsors…

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Fellow employees testify at trial for suspended Pittsburgh postmaster

By Paula Reed Ward – January 7, 2017 Four employees of the U.S. Postal Service testified this week that they never saw another employee open packages looking for drugs or other contraband until suspended Pittsburgh postmaster Daniel Davis arrived here from Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Davis told them he was looking for drugs, and in one…

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Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee: Staples Boycott Ended, Demonstrations Cancelled

Via John P. Richards, President Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: January 5, 2017 The APWU announced today that agreement had been reached with the US Postal Service that has resulted in an end to the Staples boycott/demonstrations. According to reports, the Postal Service has agreed to end the agreement with Staples that shifted…

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APWU: Arbitrator Denies Severance Pay Grievance

APWU Web News Article #: 3-2017 01/06/2017 – From 2003 to 2009 the Postal Service offered a series of Voluntary Early Retirements (VER) with the approval of the Office of Personnel Management. Employees involved in these offers were not paid any severance pay. In 2008 the APWU filed a grievance concerning the failure to pay…

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EEOC Issues Federal Regulations: Affirmative Action for People with Disabilities

Web News Article #: 2-2017 01/06/2017 – The Rehabilitation Act is a federal civil rights law that prohibits federal agencies, including the United States Postal Service from discriminating against job applicants and employees based on disability. This week the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published new regulations explaining what federal agencies must do to…

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We Won!! – The USPS and Staples Deal is Over!

Web News Article #: 01-2017 01/05/2017 – Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle. The boycott against Staples is over! “I salute and commend every member and supporter who made…

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Postal Inspection Service accepting applications

Would you like to help protect customers from crimes involving the US Mail? The Postal Inspection Service will accept applications for postal inspector positions from Monday, Jan. 9, at 12:01 a.m. EST through Friday, Jan. 13, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Inspectors are federal law enforcement agents with investigative jurisdiction in all criminal matters involving the…

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