New labor contract: USPS, APWU arbitration process concludes

An arbitration panel informed the Postal Service July 7 of an interest arbitration decision and award.The award is intended to resolve the differences between USPS and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) that resulted from an inability to reach a negotiated collective bargaining agreement after the prior agreement expired. The award, which was the result…

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APWU: We Have a New Union Contract!

Web News Article #: 140-2016 07/08/2016 – The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract! On July 8th, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued his arbitration award that sets the wages, hours and conditions of employment in our new union contract. This award concluded a two-year struggle…

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Latest issue of Postal Bulletin highlights passports

Just in time for the summer vacation season, the Postal Bulletin’s latest issue features a primer on passports and tips for traveling overseas. The cover story includes an explanation of the differences between passport books and cards. The article also advises customers to applying for the documents as early as possible at Post Offices. The…

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Federal government waste coded in expense reports

By Adam Andrzejewski – July 5, 2016 Just how many errors have the federal administrative agencies made in the reporting of their guns, ammunition and military-style equipment? Despite the dirty data and accounting mistakes, our organization at OpenTheBooks.com recently released an oversight report titled “The Militarization of America.” It quantified the escalating size, scope and…

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