Retired postal worker loses disability bias case

By Sheena Harrison – June 2, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service did not violate the federal Rehabilitation Act when it prevented an injured employee from returning to work until she could pass a series of physical examinations, a federal court has ruled. Dorothea Washington worked as a bulk mail technician at a postal service office…

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APWU, Sister Postal Unions Win Right to Bargain Over Cyber Intrusions

Web News Article #: 113-2015 06/02/2015 – In a precedent-setting agreement approved by the National Labor Relations Board, the APWU and its sister postal unions won the right to bargain with the Postal Service over a massive data security breach that took place in 2014. The historic May 19 settlement marks a win for unions…

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APWU: Data Posted on Postmasters, Supervisors Performing Craft Work

Grievances Due June 5, If Necessary Web News Article #: 112-2015 06/01/2015 – A key feature of the Global Settlement Remedy Agreement, which was signed on Dec. 5, 2014, were provisions making it easier for union representatives to monitor when postmasters and supervisors perform bargaining unit work in excess of the hours allowed under the…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: City Delivery Office Efficiency — Greater Boston District

Background City delivery office operations cover every duty a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier performs in the office. These duties include casing mail (placing mail in delivery order), preparing parcels for delivery, and retrieving accountable items, such as keys and postage due. City letter carriers are delivering more packages and fewer letters to more addresses…

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Video: Union leader sheds light on delay of postal consolidation plan

The president of American Postal Workers Union Local 482 says Greensboro facility could not handle increased volume of mail By Joe Dashiell – May 28, 2015 A local union leader says the facility in Greensboro that was slated to process Roanoke’s mail cannot handle the increase.   Carlton Cooper is the President of American Postal Workers…

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Staples to pay former Columbia, SC employee $275,000 for FMLA violation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 28, 2015 Staples, Inc. and Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc. Settle Allegations that it violated the Family Medical Leave Act for $275,000 COLUMBIA, South Carolina—-  United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced today that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, working alongside the United States Department…

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NALC’s Rolando: Postal Service is highly profitable

May 29, 2015 The Times-Union’s report on the slowing of mail in Florida accurately depicted the impact of the closing of mail-processing facilities and other changes. But there’s even more to the story. The U.S. Postal Service also wants to end Saturday mail delivery and door-to-door delivery — meaning small businesses wouldn’t receive checks and…

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