West Palm Beach ‘Premium Forwarding Service’ Arbitration Win

Via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local Congratulations to President Gary Hamrick and the Palm Beach (Florida) Area Local for fighting back on the issue of Premium Forwarding Service. Congratulations as well go to APWU Advocate Jim DeMauro for another outstanding win for the APWU. Jim DeMauro has not received (in my opinion)…

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GAO: Post Office Changes Suggest Cost Savings, but Improved Guidance, Data, and Analysis Recommended

GAO-16-385: Apr 29, 2016. What GAO Found The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) had largely completed Post Office Structure Plan’s (POStPlan) implementation prior to a 2014 POStPlan arbitration decision and expected millions in cost savings. Specifically, under POStPlan, USPS planned to reduce hours at about 13,000 post offices (from 8- to 2-, 4-, or 6-hours of retail…

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NALC City Carrier Assistant Resource Guide now available online

This guide was created to assist both new CCAs and experienced CCAs alike. It thoroughly covers the letter carrier job and the rights and benefits afforded to CCAs. The guide also provides information and guidance for CCAs during the process of conversion to full-time career status. The guide is in the process of being printed….

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Cape Coral businesses vs post office: End late deliveries! (video)

April 28, 2016 CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Business owners are complaining about the late delivery of mail and are demanding the local post offices fix what they see as a preventable postal problem. Nearly 200 businesses in the North Cape Coral Industrial Park have rallied against the post office for dropping of packages after business…

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APWU: Celebrate May Day, International Workers Day, May 1

Web News Article #: 088-20160 4/27/2016 – May Day, the International Workers Day, is celebrated around the world on May 1. Although May Day originated in Chicago in the 1880s when workers first fought for the eight-hour day, the holiday is not officially recognized in this country. But APWU President Mark Dimondstein is urging union…

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