PostCom webinar: Update of USPS Service Performance Measurement

June 30, 2015 If you missed the recent PostCom webinar on Kathy Siviter’s Update of USPS Service Performance Measurement, you can still watch and listen. The recording and the accompanying slides are posted online. Source: Postal news from around the world

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Sysco/US Foods Opinion Bolsters APWU’s Arguments Against Staples/Office Depot

By Diane Alter – July 1, 2015 Judge Amit Mehta’s preliminary injunction blocking the planned merger of Sysco Corp. and US Foods, the nation’s two largest broadline distributors of food and related supplies to restaurants and foodservice establishments, has given the American Postal Workers Union additional fodder in its campaign against the Staples/Office Depot merger….

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Hillary Clinton to huddle privately with top labor leaders, APWU President Dimondstein not invited

By Annie Karni – June 30, 2015 Hillary Clinton will attend an informal, intimate get-together for national and international labor leaders at campaign chairman John Podesta’s Washington, D.C., home on July 14, sources told POLITICO. The event, which takes place amid lingering concerns in the labor community over Clinton’s stance on trade, is scheduled for…

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APWU: NLRB Strikes Major Blow to USPS-Staples Deal

Proposed Remedy Would Restore Work to APWU Bargaining Unit Web News Article #: 139-2015 07/01/2015 – In a major blow to the Postal Service’s deal with Staples, Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint charging that the USPS illegally subcontracted work to the office-supply chain and ordering the agency…

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Video: USPS sends lost mail items to Atlanta to be claimed or auctioned online

By Marshall Zelinger – June 30, 2015 HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – When your package gets lost in the mail, the items inside don’t always go unused. A Denver-area man shipped nine boxes of his own book to be sold at a conference, but four of those boxes never made it. “Slight problem. 88 of the…

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National Postal Worker Appreciation Day – July 1st (via APWU WR Coordinator Gonzalez)

Union Greetings Brothers & Sisters, As we prepare to enter Phase 2 of our Contract Action Campaign I believe, as I am sure you will, that we begin by expressing our appreciation of our fellow co-workers and America’s postal workers. Let me first say Happy National Postal Workers’ Day (July 1) and thank you for…

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NAPS: USPS releases timeline for staffing of MPOO/MCSO position, RIF

June 30, 2015 The Postal Service has released it’s staffing proposal for Manager, Post Officer Operations and Manager, Customer Service Operations along with the timeline outlining the associated Reduction in Force. In addition, the Postal Service has released an analysis of each respective position. This will be updated as we recieve more information. Source: The…

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Video: Prescription medication mail delays frustrate Knoxville disabled vet

By Don Dare – June 29, 2015 KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A disabled army veteran is upset because his prescription medication is sometimes delayed by the United States Postal Service. He says his medications, sent from Mountain Home Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Johnson City, have ended up in the wrong part of the state…

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