APWU: Long Island Area Local Rallies for Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract!

Web News Article #: 208-2015 11/03/2015 – More than 150 members of the Long Island Area Local and their supporters rallied for Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract! at a demonstration in front of the Mid-Island general mail facility in Melville, NY, on Nov. 1. Protesters informed the public about the fight for a…

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APWU: USPS, Staples Produce a Mound of Documents

Web News Article #: 207-2015 11/02/2015 – After months of refusing to provide documents subpoenaed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the APWU, the USPS and Staples produced a mound of paperwork on Oct. 20, less than two weeks before a hearing scheduled for Nov. 2. Rather than address the core of the…

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NALC agrees to sell-out future postal retirees because of a manufactured financial crisis?

As reported in TheCommunityWord.com: Letter Carriers, USPS work on funding retiree health care. Representatives from the Letter Carriers union and the U.S. Postal Service have agreed on a proposal to fund health care for workers and retirees, National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando says, and it would end a big red ink drain…

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APWU: MVS Operators Honored for Safe Driving by National Safety Council

[maxgallery id=”42104″]Web News Article #: 206-2015 10/30/2015 – Two MVS tractor-trailer operators have been issued awards in recognition of their safe driving records. Jimmy Ellis of the Greater Seattle Area Local and Charles Pettus of the Oakland Local received Joseph M. Kaplan Safe Driver Awards from the National Safety Council. Ellis, who was recognized for…

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USPS to survey employees on travel patterns

The Postal Service is conducting its annual survey on employee commuting patterns. Employees will receive an email from commutersurvey@gsa.gov Nov. 2 with a link to the survey.  The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Responses are confidential and due Nov. 6. The Postal Service uses the survey to complete reporting documents…

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APWU: ‘Stand Up for Safe Jobs’ Campaign Underway

Web News Article #: 205-2015 10/29/2015 – Last year, more than 36,000 postal workers were injured or sickened at work and at least 10 suffered fatalities. “Here’s the simple truth,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein and Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon Sr. wrote in a letter to local and state presidents and national officers. “If…

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APWU: Workers Comp Fraud Investigations

Special agents of the Postal Service Office of the Inspector General (OIG) are contracted to “safeguard postal revenue” and are supposed to “operate with integrity, be a model of ethical behavior, and treat people in a fair and respectful manner.” When it comes to workers compensation fraud, however, these law enforcement officers often employ questionable…

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Where U.S. Mail Went to Die

By Ashley Bowen-Murphy – October 28, 2015 The “dead” mail arrived constantly, black bags filled with almost 30,000 letters and parcels each day. These high casualties caused only a general sense of alarm among late 19th and early 20th century Americans. Postal clerks in Washington, D.C. sorted through all letters pronounced dead, separating the truly…

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