Video: Postal service ‘doing well,’ loss of $2 billion a congressional ‘hoax’

Published on May 11, 2016 The US Postal Service has been hamstrung by Congress and the agency is not getting a single dime of taxpayer money despite losing $2 billion last year. But it’s not all bad news: The agency’s revenue went up five percent last quarter. Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers…

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APWU: IT/AS Employees Ratify Extension of 2011 Agreement

Web News Article #: 106-2016 05/12/2016 – While 200,000 APWU members across the country await an arbitrator’s ruling on a new contract, 1,100 union members covered by the IT/AS contract voted to ratify a one-year extension of their 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Support Services Director Steve Brooks has announced. The vote was 464 in favor,…

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USPS: Flag reminder – Requirements for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is Sunday, May 15. Postal Service facilities that are open that day are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff. Offices that are closed May 15 and fly the flag seven days a week should lower the…

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OSHA’s final rule to ‘nudge’ employers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses

DOL News Release – May 11, 2016 New federal requirements take effect August 10, 2016 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards. With this new rule, OSHA is…

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House Committee Hearing: Reforming the Postal Service – Finding a Viable Solution (video/testimony)

Hearing Date: May 11, 2016 TAKEAWAYS: Substantive and comprehensive legislative reform is urgently needed due to the deteriorating financial condition at USPS. Chairman Chaffetz announced plans to release a postal reform discussion draft in coming weeks. Lack of meaningful cost-cutting initiatives, aging delivery vehicles, and declining infrastructure contribute to the agency moving increasingly further away…

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Rules and Regulations for the conduct of the 2016 APWU National Election

Attached are the 2016 APWU Election rules that were published in March 2016.  The APWU Election Committee has a rule in Section VII that requires that endorsements of candidates be voted on at a regular membership meeting.  Some locals and state organizations may be unaware of it. An Improper Executive Board Endorsement:

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APWU Says Court ‘Made the Right Call’ in Staples/Office Depot Merger

For Immediate Release 05/10/2016 – The following statement is from Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union: “U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan made the right call today, upholding the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to block a deeply flawed merger between Staples and Office Depot. “Starting the day this bad deal was unveiled,…

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Senator Carper Statement on USPS Financial Losses

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to the announcement that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reported a net loss of $2 billion in the second quarter of fiscal year 2016. This report…

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