APWU, USPS Resolve Dispute Over CDL Training

Web News Article #: 167-2015 08/24/2015 – The APWU and USPS agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding re: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training for Automotive Mechanics and Technicians on Aug 18, Motor Vehicle Service Craft Director Michael O. Foster has announced. The dispute arose in 2001, when the Postal Service unilaterally waived the requirement that…

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Rep Fortenberry complains of slow mail delivery to PMG; days later his townhall invites get delayed

By Henry J. Cordes – August 24, 2015 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska recently sent a letter to the U.S. postmaster sharing Nebraskans’ grievances over slow mail delivery, including overdue charges because of late credit card payments and delayed arrival of prescription drugs. Then, just days later, Fortenberry found himself with a major snail mail…

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USPS OIG Blog: What’s in Store for Neighborhood Logistic Services?

It’s now the norm to see doorstep delivery of groceries, medication, dry cleaning, oversized patio furniture, and basically anything else you can think of. And we expect those deliveries on demand, sometimes even the same day we place the order. Technology has raised consumer expectations and, in turn, those expectations are spawning an avalanche of…

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USPS Workplace Harassment: Know Your Rights! Take Responsibility!

Attached is a package of USPS Workplace Harassment documents and information as listed below: USPS Zero Tolerance Policy – Letter (Feb 2015) USPS Publication 308 – Know Your Rights: A Guide for Victims & Witnesses of Federal Crimes (Feb 1998) USPS Poster 159 [Blue Intranet Presentation] – Workplace Harassment (Feb 2015) USPS Publication 553 – Employee’s Guide…

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A Story of Tyranny: How one man grabbed power and came to be untouchable

I found the following story on “This American Life” yesterday. The parallels with postal management are uncanny. The psychopath discussed here had identical traits of a USPS Maintenance Manager in Philadelphia who terrorized, humiliated, bullied and abused all of the employees “under his control” for many years. And there are a lot more like him…

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Faulty Time Clock Dooms Employer’s Motion to Dismiss Employee’s FMLA Claim

By Curtis Fox, Steven Luckner, Evan J. Shenkman August 21, 2015 In Barnes v. Vibra Healthcare, LLC, No. 14-CV-5678 (D.N.J. May 26, 2015), the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey denied the employer’s motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s claim brought under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on the threshold issue…

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Highway Contract Route mail haulers requesting exemption from 14-hour limit

By Matt Cole – August 20, 2015 The National State Route Mail Contractors Association, whose members transport mail under contract for the United States Postal Service, has requested an exemption from the 14-hour on-duty limit of FMCSA’s hours-of-service regulations. NSRMCA requests that mail-carrying drivers have the ability to — after being off duty for eight consecutive…

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