Pittsburgh postmaster charged with intimidating subordinate to cover up illegal activity

By Jonathan D. Silver – September 15, 2015 Pittsburgh’s postmaster has been charged with intimidating a subordinate in an effort to cover up his illegal opening of express mail packages, some of which contained drugs, at the East Liberty station over the past year, according to a criminal complaint made public today. Daniel P. Davis,…

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Senator Casey Expresses Concern Over Erie Mail Delivery Delays

Press Release – September 10, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) called on the United States Postal Service and to look into the noticeable mail delivery delays since the consolidation of the Processing and Distribution Facility in Erie, Pennsylvania. Members of the community have reported serious delays, resulting in penalties and…

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Video: Philadelphia Stop Staples Committee meets victim of Royal Mail privatization

The APWU Philadelphia Stop Staples Committee were leafleting the 1500 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia Staples today. They met Jane Caplan, from Oxford, England.  Jane is in town visiting friends and was going to enter the Staples store to make a purchase.  After reading our flyer and talking further with us, Jane said she would absolutely honor our boycott and…

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Western PA Stop Staples Demonstration – Sept. 13, 2015

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: The Western Pennsylvania Postal Workers Solidarity Committee held a successful demonstration against the Staples privatization scheme at the Uniontown, PA store on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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APWU files brief with U.S. Court of Appeals over reduced service standards

Web News Article #: 180-2015 09/15/2015 – The APWU filed a brief in D.C. Circuit Court on Sept. 14 against the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), arguing that USPS service standards must be “legally enforceable.” In 2013, the union filed a complaint with the commission asserting that the Postal Service was systematically violating service standards as a…

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USPS OIG Blog: Neatness Counts – The Premier Office Program

September 14, 2015 Management consulting guru Peter Drucker famously said of business management, “What gets measured gets done.” And the U.S. Postal Service seems to follow that maxim, using performance indicators and other types of measurements to improve performance in many aspects of its operations. But we recently found it could benefit from more such…

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10 Ways E-Commerce Is Reshaping the USPS

By D. Eadward Tree, Chief Arborist – September 12, 2015 The E-commerce Revolution is reverberating throughout the U.S. Postal Service, but not in the destructive manner of other digital disruptions like email, online news, and electronic bill payment. Largely, if not solely, because of online merchants, the agency’s “Shipping and Package” revenue is growing at…

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