A Bill of Rights for the Post Office

December 7, 2015 Some people just love to complain about the Postal Service, but the vast majority of Americans are pretty happy with the service they receive at their post office. In fact, several new surveys show once again that people think the post office is just fine. According to a new Gallup poll, Americans…

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USPS: More than 9000 new extended capacity vehicles being deployed

The Postal Service’s new extended capacity vehicles are hitting the road. USPS held a ribbon cutting at headquarters last week to launch the rollout of more than 9,000 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans, just in time for the peak holiday season. “This is the first large purchase we’ve made of new vehicles in several years,”…

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Video: Postal board losing members, Congressional gridlock preventing vacant seats from being filled

By George Knapp, Matt Adams – December 4, 2015 LAS VEGAS – This is the time of year when millions of Americans rely on the U.S. Postal Service to deliver holiday greeting cards or packages. Despite strong challenges from e-mail and rival delivery companies, the U.S. Postal Service is still a vital link for large…

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APWU: Important Arbitration Win in Fight Against Plant Closures and Consolidations

Web News Article #: 225-2015 12/04/2015 – Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled on Dec. 3, 2015, that the American Postal Workers Union and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union may now go forward with their Step 4 grievances challenging the Postal Service’s decision to close or consolidate approximately 82 mail processing facilities starting January of 2015….

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Why USPS has the Best Customer Service in Government

By Frank Konkel – December 3, 2015 Each year, the intrepid 600,000-strong workforce at the United States Postal Services braves dangerous weather and unfriendly canines to deliver some 155 billion pieces of mail to its customers. Given the sheer size of the Postal Services operation – it processes 40 percent of the world’s entire volume…

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APWU: 84% Give Postal Service a Thumbs Up

Web News Article #: 224-2015 12/03/2015 – According to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, while only 19 percent of Americans trust the federal government, an overwhelming 84 percent view the Postal Service favorably – making it the most well-liked federal agency. The USPS outranks even the National Parks Service and NASA. And…

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APWU: 2016 Arbitration Advocacy Training

Web News Article #: 224-2015 12/03/2015 – The Research and Education Department will provide Arbitration Advocacy training to APWU arbitration advocates Feb. 28 to March 6, 2016. The program is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the techniques needed to effectively prepare a case for arbitration. To attend the course, APWU members must provide…

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