Pittsburgh Postal Workers Protest Operations Being Diverted To Staples

February 21, 2016 PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – United States Postal Service workers protested in East Liberty Sunday morning. The group demonstrated outside the Staples store on Penn Avenue, where the U.S. Postal Service has set up non-union operations. Those in the Union fear that the U.S. Postal Service will ultimately close post offices, putting people out…

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ABA’s Summary of 2015 FMLA Court Decisions

By Jeff Nowak – 2/19/2016 This is one of the most exciting days of the FMLA year for me. Literally, one of those “The phone books are here!” days. Why? Every mid-February or so, the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee publishes a comprehensive report of FMLA decisions handed down by the federal…

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Slower Service, Higher Costs: USPS’s Phase II Debacle

February 20, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service’s aborted attempt to save money by consolidating its processing facilities backfired: It actually increased costs in 2015, USPS officials recently acknowledged. Higher transportation expenses from Phase II of the USPS’s “Network Rationalization” effort more than wiped out the program’s savings on labor and parts, the Postal Service told…

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Postal Safety Lip Service – Strange and Gory Tales from the Postal X-Files

By Mel Carriere – February 18, 2016 Every day postal employees are literally beaten to near unconsciousness by safety propaganda, to the point where they are literally slipping, tripping and falling over a perilous obstacle course of posters, videos, and mind numbing management blabber related to safety in the workplace. Now I’m not here to…

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APWU: 2016 Dues Disbursement Schedule

The table below indicates the date and corresponding pay period in which locals and state organizations can expect headquarters to deposit the Dues Check Off (DCO) rebate monies via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT). Pay Period        Check Date  01-16  2/8/2016  02-16  2/22/2016  03-16  3/7/2016  04-16  3/21/2016  05-16  4/4/2016  06-16 4/18/2016  07-16  5/2/2016  08-16  5/16/2016  09-16…

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NALC, USPS formally open bargaining talks

February 19, 2016 Here is President Rolando’s opening statement: On behalf of everyone here at NALC, I want to welcome our friends and colleagues from the Postal Service to the Vincent R. Sombrotto Building for the formal opening of collective bargaining negotiations. We are genuinely hopeful that working seriously and diligently together, we will be…

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