USPS, APWU extend contract talks, Negotiations with NRLCA reach impasse

The Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) have agreed to extend contraction negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement, USPS announced May 21. Although the contract with APWU expired at midnight May 20, the Postal Service and APWU mutually decided to extend the negotiations deadline by one week to May 27. APWU…

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Comments and Information in Regards to Negotiations with the Postal Service

Via Bobby Donelson, President, Retiree Chapter, SCAL (scroll down for Bobby’s comments) Postal Reorganization Act On March 12, 1970, after extensive hearings, the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee reported a compromise measure containing provisions similar to the commission proposals endorsed by President Nixon. The bill included a 5.4 percent retroactive pay raise and…

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USPS OIG: Examining the Road Ahead for Postal Financial Services

More than a quarter of households in this country either don’t have a bank account, or have an account but also rely on often expensive alternative financial services like check cashing and payday lending. These underserved households are looking for more affordable options, and the U.S. Postal Service may be able to help. In a…

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APWU: Contract Talks Extended One Week, Provisions of Old Agreement to Continue

Web News Article #: 108-2015 05/21/2015 – The APWU and the U.S. Postal Service agreed to continue bargaining for an additional week after they were unable to reach agreement on economic issues by the May 20 expiration of the current contract. “We were unable to reach a negotiated settlement tonight,” Dimondstein said just before midnight….

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USPS to simplify 20 extra services, effective May 31

The Postal Service is simplifying 20 extra services — including return receipt, insurance and certification of mailing — effective May 31. The offerings will be reduced to 10 services. Customers will still have the same options as before, but in a consolidated format. “This initiative will help improve customers’ experiences by streamlining the purchasing process,”…

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USPS: Medal of Honor stamp sheets to show living recipients

The Medal of Honor: Vietnam War stamp sheet will feature photos of 48 living medal recipients, the Postal Service announced May 20. The names of individuals who received the medal for their service during the war will also be listed on the sheet, which will be modeled after the recent World War II and Korean…

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Postal Service Launches Watch Us Deliver Campaign

Multi-channel marketing effort focuses on enhancements to package delivery services May 19, 2015 WASHINGTON – The United States Postal Service launched an integrated marketing campaign today called “Watch Us Deliver,” which highlights recent improvements to Priority Mail™. The campaign also features the new Watch Us Deliver Dashboard (WatchUsDeliver.com), which showcases the latest innovations of USPS…

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Lance Armstrong: Postal Service deal worth more to feds

By Associated Press – May 20, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong’s legal team argued Tuesday that his Tour de France victories were worth far more to sponsor U.S. Postal Service than they were to him as it detailed part of his defense against a fraud lawsuit filed by the federal government. In documents filed…

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