Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee Update – Dec 3, 2015

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU:

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PRC Seeks Public Comment On Its Role In Post Office Closings

Press Release – December 10, 2015 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission has established Docket No. PI2016-2 to solicit public comment on the scope of its authority over Postal Service determinations to close or consolidate post offices. Title 39 of United States Code 404(d) sets forth the requirements for the Postal Service to follow…

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Audio: Why the U.S. Needs Postal Banking, and How We Get It

APWU Postal Banking Campaign Coordinator Katherine Isaac joins us to talk about what is Postal Banking, and the opportunities it can bring to consumers. Source: Why the U.S. Needs Postal Banking, and How We Get It  

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Omaha Area Local APWU Wins Major Subcontracting Decision

On December 3, 2015, Arbitrator Harry MacLean ruled that the Postal Service violated Article 32 when it failed to provide notice to the APWU and give due consideration to the five factors listed in Article 32.1.A prior to subcontracting work with New Breed to operate the Mail Consolidation Center (MCC). On March 27, 2013, management…

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USPS OIG Report: Subscription Box Services and the U.S. Postal Service

December 9, 2015 This brief discussion of an “Issue in Focus” contains candid observations and opinions from staff members of the Office of Inspector General. Imagine combining the child-like excitement of opening a birthday present with the daily anticipation of checking the mailbox for a letter addressed to you. Well, you can stop imagining because…

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APWU: San Jose Fifth Graders Stand with Postal Workers

Web News Article #: 229-2015 12/10/2015 – These San Jose fifth graders Stand with Postal Workers! The San Jose Contract Action Team and Regional Coordinator Omar Gonzalez visited 120 fifth graders at Donald J. Meyer Elementary School on Dec. 4, where they talked about the importance of the post office and APWU’s efforts to expand…

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December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

Someone dies in a motor vehicle crash every twelve minutes, an injury occurs every ten seconds, and a crash occurs every five seconds in the United States, according to the National Safety Council (2014). Many of these incidents occur during the workday or during the commute to and from work. When a Postal Service™ employee…

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USPS ASM Revision: Community Contact

Effective December 10, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising the Administrative Support Manual (ASM), section 518.2, to update policies and procedures for Community Contact. Exhibit 518.232, Community Contact Letter, will also be deleted in its entirety. Administrative Support Manual (ASM) * * * * * 5 Facilities and Equipment * * * * * 51…

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