Western PA Stop Staples Demonstration – Sept. 27, 2015

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: The Western Pennsylvania Postal Workers Solidarity Committee held a successful demonstration against the Staples privatization scheme at the Greensburg, PA store on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Related: Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee Update – Sept. 18, 2015

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USPS ELM Revision: Severance Pay

Effective October 1, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) section 435.1 to update severance pay policy relative to eligibility and qualifying job offer. Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) 4 Pay Administration 435 Severance Pay [Revise the title of 435.1 to read as follows and delete the text…

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Fire Prevention Week is Oct 4-10: Put Smoke Alarms in Your Home to Keep Your Family Safe

Almost 2,500 people die in home fires every year in the United States. Most of these people live in homes that do not have working smoke alarms. More than one-third (37 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms were present. The risk of dying in a home fire is…

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Video: Pittsburgh postmaster will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates

(Click THIS LINK if above video doesn’t load in your browser) By Jonathan D. Silver – September 30, 2015 A prosecutor Wednesday claimed that Pittsburgh’s suspended postmaster engaged in a “systemic manipulation of his employees” when he allegedly intimidated and threatened subordinates last year in an effort to dissuade them from cooperating with federal investigators…

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APWU: First Line H Regional Arbitration Award

Via Idowu Balogun, APWU Maintenance Division, Assistant Director A: We are pleased to share with you a very recent regional arbitration award. This award, J10T-4J-C 15092710, is on the issue of local application of Item 6 of the 7/9/2014 MS-47 T/L-5 MOU. We commonly refer to this as a Line H dispute (Line H is…

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USPS orders 9,000 new vans from Fiat Chrysler

The Postal Service has ordered more than 9,000 cargo vans from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, part of a broad effort to invest in new vehicles and equipment for USPS. Fiat Chrysler will supply the Postal Service with 9,113 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans. The 2016 vehicles are equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine rated at…

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Video: USPS Organizational Industrial Engineers

Published by USPSTV on Sep 30, 2015 Looking for a career change in an industry that’s challenging yet rewarding? Then you may be a good fit for our Organizational Industrial Engineer position! Learn straight from USPS OIE’s on why they love their jobs. We’re hiring nationwide. Apply now: http://about.usps.com/careers/welcome.htm  

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