Stop Staples Resolution Adopted at Florida AFL-CIO Biennial Convention

The “Stop Staples and Continue a Vibrant and Public Postal Service” resolution was adopted at the Florida AFL-CIO Biennial Convention on September 26, 2015. The resolution was submitted by Victor Sanchez of the APWU Central Florida Area Local #1462.

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USPS: Los Angeles team achieves parcel-sorting success

The Postal Service’s new package-sorting equipment continues to exceed expectations, especially at one California facility where parcels are being sorted faster than ever. The Los Angeles International Service Center (ISC), one of a handful of plants in the nation to have a new Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS), recently achieved a breakthrough performance. The ISC’s…

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USPS OIG Blog: No Driver Needed?

September 28, 2015 Self-driving vehicles might seem like a plot device in a science fiction movie — think iRobot or Total Recall – but actually, they’re already here. Google and other companies have been testing driverless vehicles for several years, and some aspects of semi-autonomous vehicle technology, like automatic parallel parking, are available in some…

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FY 2016 USPS OIG Shutdown Plan to OMB

September 25, 2015 Per OMB Circular A-11 Section 124: The OIG will have 1138 employees on board before implementation of the plan. The OIG will retain 510 employees under the plan. Source: Office of Inspector General | United States Postal Service  

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Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee Update – Sept. 18, 2015

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Related: Western PA Stop Staples Demonstration – Sept. 13, 2015  

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Los Angeles County Federation of Labor: Say NO to Staples!

Press Release – September 25, 2015 For the past two years, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) has been fighting a deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples that established postal counters to Staples’ 1,500 locations nationwide. Instead of having trained USPS employees, the knock-off post offices are staffed with low-wage, poorly-trained Staples employees….

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Video: Postal Service Hiring 900 People Along Colorado Front Range For Holiday Season

By Suzanne McCarroll – September 24, 2015 DENVER (CBS4)– The U.S. Post Office is hiring 900 people along the Front Range for the holiday season. More than half those jobs have the potential to become careers or full-time positions. UPS is also hiring more than 1,000 positions across the state. Fewer people are mailing letters…

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Livingston, LA Post Office damaged yet again from driver error

LIVINGSTON, LA (WAFB) – A post office in Livingston will have to repair a damaged wall after a car crashed into it early Friday morning. This is the third time this same post office has been forced to make this type of repair. According to Chief Randy Dufrene this is the third crash his officers…

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