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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USPS: Wounded Warriors – New category of leave available to some

Some Postal Service employees who served in the armed forces are eligible for wounded warriors leave (WWL), a new benefit. Under a law that President Obama signed last year, federal agencies are required to provide up to 104 hours of leave to eligible veterans with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more. The…

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‘Right to Work’ Foundation-Backed Employees Force Postal Union Bosses to Disgorge $1 Million Diverted from Backpay Award

*Site Administrator’s Note: The web site where the following article is shared from is anti-union. The information and related links are provided for informational purposes and in the interest of greater transparency. Washington, DC (Nov 22, 2016) In a significant victory for workers, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) has chosen to avoid going to trial and…

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Latest edition of Postal Bulletin showcases holiday gifts

The Postal Bulletin’s latest edition highlights stamps and other philatelic products that can be purchased as holiday gifts this year. The article highlights the 2016 Stamp Yearbook, the 43rd edition of the Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps and the World Stamp Show Portfolio. Other products include notecards based on the Nativity, Florentine Madonna and…

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APWU Locals: Modifications to the 110 HCR Subcontracting Awards Must be Discussed at National Level

Web News Article #: 245-2016 11/22/2016 – According to correspondence between the Postal Service and APWU, all discussions to modify any of the 110 Highway Contract Route (HCR) subcontracting must be done at the National level. In the award summary, Arbitrator Shaym Das stated, “By agreement, the parties may substitute other route(s) to be converted…

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