APWU: Staples Rings NASDAQ Bell, Protesters ‘Ruin Their Day’

Web News Article #: 058-2016 Holding Stop Staples posters, John Dennie, Dennis O’Neil, Delphine McRae, Pat Parrish, Carol Thomas and Kevin Walsh gathered outside the glass front of the building at 9:15, just before the ceremonial bell-ringing. Protesters could see in, and the Staples and NASDAQ executives could see out. After the executives saw the…

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Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee Update – March 15, 2016

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: “It is obvious that Staples cannot prevent our demonstrations from occurring, despite their many efforts of police intimidation, which has failed. We urge our members and their families that are able to join us on the line as we continue the effort…

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USPS OIG Report: Access Controls Over Mail Imaging Systems

Background The U.S. Postal Service has over 270 mail processing centers across the nation with more than 6,600 pieces of mail processing equipment that capture mailpiece images. The mail processing equipment maintains these images for between 4 seconds and 120 days depending on the type of processing equipment. These images enable the tracking of mailpieces…

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USPS OIG Management Alert – Capital and Northern Virginia District Courier Service

Summary The Brentwood and Merrifield post offices and the Curseen-Morris and Merrifield P&DCs left remittance mail unattended and did not supervise courier pick-ups, did not maintain courier logs, and had no caller service standard operating procedures (SOP) for local couriers. These conditions occurred because management did not implement sufficient controls to adequately safeguard and ensure…

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USPS OIG: Review of Selected Active Directory Domains

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) to control access to more than 192,000 information resources managed by 183 domains on the Postal Service information technology (IT) network. Users can access systems and services through AD once they enter a user name and password. Administrators use AD to set up and manage…

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APWU demands answers after 5 workers die at Pontiac postal facility in 14 months (video)

By Aaron Baskerville – March 9, 2016 PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) – American Postal Workers Union leaders are demanding more answers and further investigation after five US postal workers at the mail center in Pontiac have died on the job. These deaths happened in a 14-month time frame, the latest occurring in October of 2015. Area…

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USPS: Handle Election Mail, Political Campaign Mail properly

The Postal Service is reminding employees of the differences between the tags for Political Campaign Mail and Election Mail. 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 international ballots, may only…

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Donald Trump bumper sticker lands PA postal worker in hot water

By Sam Janesch – March 8, 2016 Tomas Strouhal just wanted to openly support Donald Trump. The 23-year-old Quarryville resident put a Trump bumper sticker on his 2003 Chrysler Sebring and hung up a newspaper clipping inside his locker at the Leola post office, where he works. But Strouhal’s employer took issue with them. Citing the…

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