USPS OIG: Management Alert – Mail Processing Operations at Southern Maine P&DC

“This management alert presents the results of our self-initiated review of mail processing operations at the Southern Maine Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) (Project Number 15XG015NO000). Our objective was to assess mail processing operational changes at the Southern Maine P&DC in response to the January 5, 2015, service standard revisions. We concluded the Southern Maine…

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APWU: 2015 Organizing Drive – Finish Strong

(May 18, 2015) The 2015 Contract Action Team (CAT) Organizing drive is coming to a close and because of the hard work of our local and state organizations, it has already been a success. Starting on Feb. 19 and as of May 5, this year’s organizing drive has added 3,485 new members to the APWU!…

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USPS using technology to spur growth, PMG says at National Postal Forum

The Postal Service is making strategic investments in technology, PMG Megan Brennan told mailing industry leaders May 18. “We’re especially committed to investing in innovation to spur growth and profitability,” Brennan said at the National Postal Forum, the industry’s largest annual conference. One example: USPS is developing a daily digital notification service that will allow…

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APWU: Behind the Scenes, Corporations Influence Policy

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) In the last 10 years, more than 100,000 living-wage clerk craft jobs have been eliminated. Service standards have been reduced, lines at the windows have grown longer, and many cherished local post offices have been forced to close their doors…

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Clock is Ticking: Contract Expires This Week for Postal Workers (audio)

By Stephanie Carson – May 18, 2015 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida postal workers have more on their minds this morning than the heavy load of Monday mail. The American Postal Workers Union contract is set to expire this Wednesday. Deborah Smith, representative for the Manatee Area Local Chapter of the American Postal Workers Union, says…

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USPS OIG: Lease Cost Saving Opportunities – Eastern Area

White Papers – SM-WP-15-002 – 05/12/2015 The U.S. Postal Service leases more than 23,000 buildings, consisting of about 79 million interior square feet. It pays more than $800 million annually to lease these properties. The Eastern Area has 10 districts covering parts of New York and extending as far south as Tennessee. As of September…

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USPS: Always treat U.S. flags with respect

The Postal Service reminds Postmasters and other managers to regularly inspect the U.S. flags flown at their facilities to make sure they’re serviceable and displayed with respect. The flag must never be displayed with the union down except as a signal of dire distress. Additionally, the flag must never be used as drapery, festooned or…

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APWU Videos: I Stand With Postal Workers

Published on May 18, 2015 APWU National Day of Action for Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract! at an event in Washington, DC, on May 14, 2015, featuring Actor-Activist Danny Glover, APWU President Mark Dimondstein, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell, President of National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Melanie Campbell, CWA President Larry Cohen. Published on…

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