USPS: PMG and CFO Host Web Call on FY 2016 First Quarter Financial Results

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 2, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What: Telephone/Web conference on U.S. Postal Service Fiscal Year 2016 First Quarter Results Who: Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan; CFO and Executive Vice President Joseph Corbett When: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET Background: Postmaster General & CEO Megan Brennan and Chief Financial…

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APWU: Union Members Bring Home the Bacon

Web News Article #: 014-22016 02/02/2016 – Union members are bringing home a lot more bacon—on average $204 more per week than their non-union counterparts. According to new statistics from the Department of Labor, workers who belong to a union earned an average of $980 per week in 2015, compared to just $776 for non-union…

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APWU: Update on $56 Million Settlement

Web News Article #: 014-2016 02/01/2016 – Information provided by the Postal Service reveals numerous management errors in the initial payment of a $56 million settlement to employees in small offices, Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson has announced. Following discussions between the union and management, the Postal Service wrote in a Jan. 29 email, “We…

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AFGE: Lead counsel named in OPM cyber theft class action lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2016 Daniel Girard will represent all victims of OPM cyber theft in class action lawsuit WASHINGTON – The attorney handling the American Federation of Government Employees’ lawsuit against the Office of Personnel Management in response to last year’s massive data breach has been named lead counsel for the consolidated case….

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

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: “The significance of this victory cannot be overstated. It was a magnificent morale boost for the demonstrators who held their ground, sending a clear message that the workers will not be deterred or subject to whatever intimidation Staples may try to throw…

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USPS OIG Blog: Putting a Stamp on Good Causes

February 1, 2016 Would you pay more for a postage stamp if the extra money went to support a cause you consider important? Many people would, and do. It’s the idea behind semipostal stamps. You may be familiar with the Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp, but might not know about its history or the semipostal…

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Debate/Poll: Should the U.S. Postal Service be privatized?

Costco’s February 2016 edition of The Costco Connection has a 2 page article debating privatization of the USPS. Click Here or on the page images below to take part in the debate and vote NO in the poll. Source: The Costco Connection Related: Attention Shoppers! Costco Wants to Know: Should USPS Be Privatized? | APWU  

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