USPS must revisit possible harassing nature of postal worker’s cap bearing Gadsden Flag

By Sandra Johnson – October 10, 2016 The depiction of overtly racial themes on clothing will generally not pass muster as appropriate workplace attire. But clothing or accessories bearing ambiguous political or racial themes may present a challenge to employers who must address the concerns of employees who feel offended or threatened by the social…

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USPS seeks rate increase for January 2017

By Bill McAllister, Washington Correspondent Here’s an important stamp date: Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. That’s when the United States Postal Service has told mailers it wants to implement its next rate change. But it’s unknown if the Postal Service will use its annual rate change to seek an end to the 47¢ first-class stamp. By…

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USPS offers election, political mail tagging tips

As the Nov. 8 general election approaches, USPS is reminding employees of the major differences between Political Campaign Mail and Election Mail tags. Red Tag 57, for Political Campaign Mail, may be used on campaign mailings by registered political candidates and organizations engaging in issue advocacy or voter mobilization. Green Tag 191, for domestic and…

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2016 Fall Newsletter of Communities and Postal Workers United

Friends, Attached is the Fall, 2016 newsletter of Communities and Postal Workers United. Please share widely and print (2-sided) to distribute at postal worksite and appropriate community gatherings. Solidarity! Jamie Partridge

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Postal Inspectors help bust drug trafficking ring

The Postal Inspection Service is part of a major prison corruption investigation that led this week to 80 federal indictments in Maryland, the most in the state’s history. The indictments charge correctional officers and inmates, along with outside conspirators who allegedly used PO Boxes to smuggle narcotics, tobacco, cell phones and other illegal items into…

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