Legal Defense Fundraising for Mailman’s Freedom Flight

I’m Doug Hughes, the mailman who delivered letters to the front lawn of the Capitol building in a gyrocopter. At the moment, I’m under house arrrest in Florida facing up to 4 years in jail for my civil disobedience. I’m not whining – I know there would be consequences for my flight, but I hoped…

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25 Fort Meyers P&DC Postal Support Employees Prevail in Arbitration

Via Sam Wood, SWFAL President: Thanks to SWFAL-APWU’s Arbitration Advocate Jim DeMauro for doing another outstanding job in this case! Thanks also to Technical Advisor’s NBA Mike Sullivan and SWFAL-APWU Clerk Craft Director Paul McAvoy. Special thanks to SWFAL-APWU Vice President Dan Gray for presenting evidence and excellent testimony in front of the arbitrator. The 25 Postal Support Employees (PSE’s) at…

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USPS: Regulations for Proper Flag Display

The regulations for the proper display of flags are contained in Part 47 of the Administrative Support Manual (ASM). Sections of this part of the manual are reprinted here so that Postmasters can ensure that the American flag, the Postal Service™ flag, and the MIA-POW flag are displayed properly. Administrative Support Manual (ASM) * *…

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APWU: Staples Owes Maryland $14.3M in Back Taxes

Web News Article #: 134-2015 06/25/2015 – Need another reason to be crabby with Staples? According to a May 28 ruling, the office supply chain owes the state of Maryland $14.3 million in back taxes. The state comptroller found that Staples, Inc. and, Staples the Office Superstore, “operated, at least in part, to avoid income…

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APWU: OPM Announces Second Major Security Breach

Web News Article #: 130-2015 06/22/2015 – The recent announcement by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) of a second major breach of data on “current and former employees of the federal government whose records OPM manages” could affect many APWU members, said Retirees Department Director Judy Beard. “OPM manages the records of postal retirees,…

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Can a Fragrance Allergy Lead to an ADA or FMLA Claim?

By Gina McAndrew – June 22, 2015 In a recent case, an employee alleged that she suffered from a fragrance allergy and “multiple chemical sensitivity” to fragrant chemicals, perfumes and scented lotions, which impacted her in several ways, including migraines, nausea and difficulty concentrating and focusing. After suffering for several years, she informed her employer of her sensitivity and…

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Flooding forces U.S. Postal Service to go old school

By Mackenzie Concepcion – June 22, 2015 JEFFERSON COUNTY – Neither snow nor rain nor floods can keep people from getting their mail. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says Trumbull Bridge was closed because of flooding, making travel around the area difficult at this time. [maxgallery id=”38184″]   So the U.S. Postal Service is going…

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Mailman Who Landed Gyrocopter At US Capitol Rejects Plea Deal

June 22, 2015 WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) – The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol said Monday that he’s rejected a plea offer in a case that would have involved several years in prison. Douglas Hughes is scheduled to appear later Monday in federal court in Washington for a status…

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