APWU: Bid Tracking System Goes Live March 9

Web News Article #: 40-2016 03/01/2016 – The Bid Tracking System (BTS), which helps local unions ensure that all jobs are filled, will go “live” on March 9. Here’s how it works: Once a bid sheet comes in from management, local users enter the new position into BTS to easily keep track of all the…

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USPS: Women’s History Month

The Postal Service and other organizations will observe Women’s History Month, which begins March 1. Women have shaped postal history since 1775, when Mary Katherine Goddard was appointed the first woman postmaster in Baltimore. The first known appointment of a woman to carry mail occurred in 1845, when Sarah Black began ferrying mail between the…

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Two words for Hillary: “Postal banking”

Gail Cornwall – February 28, 2016 As she watches a man with whom she publicly agrees on almost everything be anointed prince of progress, Hillary Clinton feels the burning desire to have her liberalism recognized. It’s an uphill battle, because she doesn’t appear to understand what it’s like to be a working-class American. Two words…

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Newtown Township supervisors support homeowners in dispute with USPS over mailboxes

By D.E. Schlatter – February 27, 2016 NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The board of supervisors passed a resolution Wednesday night in support of a group of homeowners who are trying to get the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to put mailboxes in front of each house instead of in a single cluster at the development’s entrance. At…

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NLRB Public Hearing of APWU charges against USPS-Staples Deal

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, APWU and NLRB took on USPS and Staples in the first day of the Hearing. NLRB Administrative Law Judge Paul Bogas, presided over the court. The proceedings were open to the public and attended by APWU staff and Stop Staples activists from New York City, Philadelphia and the DC –…

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USPS OIG Report: Union Steward Activity in the Capital Metro Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service has three major unions — the American Postal Workers Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers, and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union — that represent majority of non-rural bargaining employees. Each union has a collective bargaining agreement that allows it to certify Postal Service employees as union stewards who…

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NPMHU: Preparation for the 2016 National Agreement

As everyone knows, the NPMHU’s 2011 National Agreement expires in approximately three months, on May 20, 2016. Negotiations with the Postal Service will formally commence on February 25, 2016, and preparations at the National Office have been ongoing for many months. The Postal Service continues to claim, both publicly and privately, that it is in…

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