(MIS)Handling of Certified Mail by Staples Approved Postal Providers

Via NYC Stop Staples Activist and Retired Letter Carrier John Dennie: Under its contract with USPS, Staples Approved Postal Providers are required to handle Certified Mail.  A quick and dirty survey reveals they appear to be in breach of their contract. There are 42 Staples Approved Postal Providers within the 5 boros of NYC. Dennie…

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Reminder: APWU Telephone Town Hall on Feb 9 (register by Feb 8, 6PM EST)

Web News Article #: 011-2016 Union members are invited to take part in a live Telephone Town Hall call on Feb. 9 with APWU President Mark Dimondstein for an update on our fight for a good contract. Two time slots are available: 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST. Participants must register online at www.apwu.org/contract-town-hall-call-feb-9 by…

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Postal worker bosses come to blows after name-calling, cops say

By Sarah Cassi – February 5, 2016 Two U.S. Postal Service supervisors exchanged blows at a Lehigh County facility after one called the other a “lazy bitch,” according to Pennsylvania State Police. State police with the Bethlehem barracks said troopers were called Jan. 27 to the Hanover Township location at 1000 Postal Road after the…

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USPS to Implement Flat Redirection System – Employee Impact Expected at CFS Sites

Web News Article #: 015-2016 02/05/2016 – In a letter dated Jan. 29, 2016 the Postal Service notified the APWU that it plans to activate Flats Postal Automated Redirection Systems (FPARS) in 17 locations where there are Central Forwarding System (CFS) sites. Deployment of the new equipment is expected to impact employees in some locations…

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APWU: Higher Level Pay Remains Intact For Maintenance Custodians

See more information on the February 4, 2016 Step 4 settlement, beginning on pg 8 of 60: via the APWU Maintenance TL 5 and MS 1 Staffing Webinar presentation  .

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Initial Comments of Steve Hutkins on PRC’s Jurisdiction Over Post Office Closings

February 4, 2016 To most patrons of the post office, the questions being examined in this docket — “what, in commenters’ view, constitutes a relocation or rearrangement of postal services and is thus exempt from Commission review pursuant to section 404(d); and when or if the Commission should have jurisdiction to review the closing or…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Service Government Relations Responsiveness to Congressional Requests

Background This report presents the results of our review of the U.S. Postal Service Government Relations and Public Policy Office’s (Government Relations) responsiveness to congressional requests. Government Relations receives congressional requests from members of Congress or chairmen and ranking members of oversight committees and subcommittees. Some requests are informal, such as telephone calls or emails….

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