Trucks on fire: USPS Long Life Vehicles outlive their lifespan

January 11, 2016 With over 211,000 vehicles, the Postal Service operates the largest civilian fleet in the world. About 190,000 vehicles are used to collect and deliver the mail, and about 140,000 of them are Grumman-built Long Life Vehicles (LLVs), the iconic postal trucks that are a ubiquitous presence on America’s streets and roads. These…

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Is a Postal Banking an Answer for the Unbanked?

By Sheryl Nance-Nash – January 10, 2016 Maybe it’s time to put the United States Post Office back in the banking business. Until 1967, the USPS offered savings deposit accounts and even now you can get money orders and do international wire transfers. There’s a push by the Campaign for Postal Banking to get the…

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APWU: Fire Safety Fact Sheet Released

Web News Article #: 003-2015 01/08/2016 – As part of the APWU’s campaign to Stand Up for Safe Jobs, locals across the country have been distributing fact sheets outlining our right to a safe workplace. Fact Sheet #4, Fire Safety and Prevention [PDF], is the latest to be released. According to the Employee Labor Relations…

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Postal Retirement Q&A – January 2016 (via PostalMag.com)

Roseanne is a retired USPS employee with an extensive background in USPS retirement, disability retirement, OWCP, EEO, Labor Relations and HR. She conducts individual and group counseling and is able to comprehensively discuss the pros and cons of employees who are on OWCP, disability retirement and regular retirement. Roseanne will be happy to answer your…

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More ‘postal support employees’ have been attaining permanent status at USPS

Lorraine Mirabella – January 9, 2016 For Ashley Worthington, life as a Postal Service worker used to come with too much uncertainty.  As a “postal support employee,” she said she never knew when she’d work or how many hours. She never knew if her pay would cover her bills. To make ends meet, the single…

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Sorry folks, post office is closed; sign up front shoulda told ya

By John Beaudoin – January 8, 2016 I feel like John Candy should be dressed in his Wally World security shirt greeting people at 210 SW Market St. these days.  That way, we would know, firsthand, that, indeed, the downtown Lee’s Summit post office is closing soon. Of course, the sign posted doesn’t necessarily say…

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