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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Ambulance crew replaces tattered American flag outside Unicoi post office

May 17, 2015 UNICOI, Tenn. – When an ambulance crew in Unicoi County heard that locals were concerned about the state of the American flag flying outside of the Unicoi post office, they decided to do something about it. When the Medic One Medical Response team arrived, the flag was in tatters. Postal service employees…

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Helping Postal Workers Fend Off An Age-Old Problem: Dog Bites

By Allie Ferguson – May 17, 2015 This week, the U.S. Postal Service released its rankings for dog attacks on postal workers in 2014, and Los Angeles was number one on the list. Seventy-four letter carriers in the L.A. area were attacked last year. “Dog bites mailman” may be a cliche, but if you’ve ever…

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U.S. Postal Service delivery times lag more than expected

By Henry J. Cordes – May 17, 2015 For decades, the U.S. Postal Service has pledged that you could send a letter anywhere in the country and see it arrive at its destination within three days. But lately, only 63 percent of such non-local mail arrives on time. For letters sent from or to some…

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