USPS continues to expose workers at Virginia center to powered industrial equipment hazards; faces $120K in fines

OSHA Region 3 Press Release – May 4, 2016 Employer name: U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center Inspection site: 5801 Technology Blvd., Sandston, Virginia Citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one other-than-serious, and four repeat citations on April 26, 2016. Inspection findings: OSHA opened an inspection on…

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GAO questions USPS cost savings on POStPlan, USPS questions GAO’s tone

May 3, 2016 The Government Accountability Office has just issued a report about the cost savings the Postal Service may have achieved with POStPlan, the initiative that reduced hours at 13,000 small post offices and eliminated their postmaster positions. As the report makes clear, the plan has not saved the $500 million a year that…

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APWU: Corrections Continue on $56 Million Settlement

Web News Article #: 96-2016 05/03/2016 – The Postal Service has notified the APWU that approximately 200 corrections are outstanding from among more than 13,000 employees who were eligible for a portion of a $56 million monetary settlement of grievances protesting managerial personnel performing Clerk Craft duties in small offices. “Of the final corrections, we…

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USPS: Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month, an annual observance of the contributions of older adults, began May 1. This year’s theme, “Blaze a Trail,” reflects the way older Americans are reinventing themselves and making positive contributions to their communities. Postal Service employees are encouraged to spend time in May focusing on how older adults lead and inspire others…

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APWU: Solidarity Endures in Lancaster’s VMF Crew

Web News Article #: 094-2016 05/02/2016 – Members of the Lancaster [PA] Area Local working in the Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) wore their solidarity on their sleeves April 28 with APWU T-shirts. Source: APWU  

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USPS: Direct Mail plays critical role in reaching millennial voters

Press Release – May 02, 2016 WASHINGTON D.C. — Contrary to common assumptions about digitally connected millennials, a new joint survey demonstrates that young voters pay close attention to political mail and in fact favor it over other forms of political advertising. The survey, conducted by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the American Association…

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Survey Says: The USPS Is a Terrible Place to Work

Saturday, April 30, 2016 An organizational tumor that has festered within the U.S. Postal Service for years burst into public view this week at exactly the wrong time. An employee survey that postal officials tried to keep under wraps proves what countless postal workers have been saying for years: The USPS is generally a horrible,…

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