NTEU President Kelley to Congress: Say No to Changing TSP’s G Fund

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 15 2015 Washington, D.C.—The head of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) urged Congress this week to reject proposals to weaken the federal Thrift Saving Plan’s (TSP) G Fund. Congress is reportedly considering tapping the personal retirement savings of federal employees, retirees and members of the military to offset the…

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Postal Service bid to end Saturday delivery fades away

Andy Medici – July 15, 2015 In 2010 the Postal Service laid out a series of reforms it said were needed to cut billions of dollars from its operating costs and help the agency survive and thrive in a more digital future. The biggest pitch: Ending Saturday delivery for letters, which the Postal Service had…

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CBO: Additional Info about Estimated Costs of Fattah Amendment to FY 2016 Appropriations Bill

Summary For fiscal year 2016 the amendment would require the United States Postal Service (USPS) to comply with the service standards for first class mail and periodicals that were effective on July 1, 2012. CBO estimated that enacting the Fattah amendment would increase off-budget spending by $300 million in fiscal year 2016. In July of…

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NAPS Endorses Bill to Preserve Rural Service Standards

July 14, 2015 NAPS is proud to endorse the Rural Postal Act of 2015 (S. 1742) offered by Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. The legislation restores overnight July 2012 service standards, places a 2-year moratorium on the closure of additional mail processing plants, makes six-day delivery permanent, protects rural post offices from unnecessary closures…

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UNI Global Union: Congratulations Amazon – 20 years of precarious work and low wages – shame on you!

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer is today celebrating its 20th birthday, by highlighting its commercial success story. For many Amazon employees, the reality is quite different. The real story behind the vast profits is a company that is consistently breaching the fundamental rights of its staff. Many of these workers, together with Ver.di, the…

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St. Mary Board Tables Any Action On Allowing USPS To Place Box Unit For Kaskaskia

July 14, 2015 Mayor Brenda Franklin said the U.S. Postal Service has asked the city of St. Mary about utilizing flood property off Route U and owned by the city for the construction of a cluster box unit that would hold mail for Kaskaskia residents. Franklin said she discussed the request with her husband, Aldmerman…

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Employment Law: Even a Selfie Can Be Protected by the NLRA

Why it matters A worker who violated her employer’s no cellphone use and disloyalty policies by taking selfies with coworkers that were posted online with a comment that she was “working like an [sic] slave” was terminated in violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), an administrative law judge recently determined. The Tinley Park…

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Video: Why missing mail needs to be reported

By CONSUMER ALERT – July 13, 2015 Mail usually arrives at your home every day, but taking notice of when it doesn’t arrive, is just as important. Postal Inspectors say they began tracking a criminal duo after investigating complaints from customers who were not receiving their mail. “When we looked at that, those checks going…

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