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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Holiday Shipping Boosted USPS Overtime

Thursday, January 7, 2016 U.S. Postal Service employees were unusually busy during late December, which apparently confirms projections that the agency’s package business experienced dramatic growth during the holidays. In the pay period from Dec. 13 to Dec. 26, overtime increased 15% over the same period last year, while total workhours were up more than…

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APWU: Sanders’ Antidote to Wall Street Corruption Includes Postal Banking

Web News Article #: 002-2016 01/06/2016 – In a speech given just blocks from Wall Street, Sen. Bernie Sanders promised to implement postal banking as one of the ways to fix the country’s broken and corrupt financial system. “If elected president, I will rein in Wall Street so they can’t crash our economy again,” Sanders…

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VIDEO: Seniors Occupy Harlem Post Office To Demand Better Service

HARLEM — A dozen senior citizens, including State Sen. Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Keith Wright, marched on the Manhattanville Post Office on 125th Street to protest of their lack of dedicated senior windows and benches to sit on. The conflict stems from a meeting between the Community Board 9’s senior committee and the Post Office…

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