The Decline Of The Postal Service And The Rise Of Fake News

By Carla Gardina Pestana – November 28, 2016 The single most important institution the federal government could create, according to the founders, was the United States Postal Service. They believed access to accurate information was essential to the success of their new government. It was the first institution within the government that they created. At…

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USPS OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Segmented Inventory at Carrollton, TX Main Office

Background The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) uses tripwires to identify financial anomalies. Tripwires are analytic tools combining specific behaviors that provide strong indicators of improper activity. The OIG’s Perfect Count Tripwire identified that the Carrollton Main Office in Carrollton, TX, reported perfect inventory counts for four quarters in a row from…

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Non-profit company produces millions of tubs for USPS

Ever wonder where plastic flat tubs come from? The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recently went behind the scenes at a company that has produced millions of tubs for USPS. Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI), a Minneapolis-based nonprofit company, has supplied the Postal Service with more than 90 million tubs and corrugated plastic packages since 1993. The…

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All Out for Massive Labor-Community Protests – Inauguration Weekend Jan. 20-22

Call to Action – Let’s build a nationwide United Front against Trump by Communities and Postal Workers United & Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services The election of Donald Trump is dangerous for all working people, including and especially immigrants, people of color, women, LGBTQ people and the disabled. Postal workers and customers can…

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Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee Update – November 2016

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU:

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USPS OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Segmented Inventory at Jacksonville, NC Main Office

Background The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) uses tripwires to identify financial anomalies. Tripwires are analytic tools combining specific behaviors that provide strong indicators of improper activity. The OIG’s Perfect Count Tripwire identified that the Jacksonville Main Office in Jacksonville, NC, had perfect inventory counts for four quarters in a row from…

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Postal Inspection Service offers $50K reward following robbery of Memphis mail carrier (video)

November 23, 2016 MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – A U.S. Post Office employee was robbed in broad daylight while delivering mail in Memphis. U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering up to $50,000 for information that leads to an arrest of the person who robbed the postal worker. The robbery happened on November 21, 2016 in Binghampton….

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Documents show Richmond letter carriers’ pay reduced by supervisors

Jeremy Lazarus – November 23, 2016 At least three supervisors in Richmond’s Main Post Office appear to routinely change the time cards of letter carriers — without the carriers’ knowledge or permission — in order to reduce their pay. Documents provided to the Free Press for five carriers show that their digital time cards —…

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