Railroad post offices increased postal delivery in Inland Empire

By Mark Landis – May 11, 2015 The Inland Empire received its first railway mail service in 1876 via Los Angeles, and a newly completed line to Colton. The railroad was extended into San Bernardino in 1883, and the city received its first direct railway mail service. In the early 1900s, the Railroad Post Offices…

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APWU: Everybody’s Doing It! Are You?

Web News Article #: 100-2015 05/11/2015 – Across the country, union activists are promoting the National Day of Action on May 14 and getting postcards signed that say, “I Stand with Postal Workers.” In Washington, DC, APWU officers distributed flyers and got postcards signed outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Post Office at 14th and…

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Postal Service could save $400 million on cheap gas

By Andy Medici – May 11, 2015 The Postal Service has saved about $200 million so far this fiscal year as gas prices remain lower than expected, according to the agency. Joseph Corbett, the chief financial officer at the Postal Service, said in a conference call with reporters May 8 that if the low gas…

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NPMHU: Hogrogian Takes Oath as National President

Paul V. Hogrogian of Local 300 has taken the oath of office to serve as the next National President of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union. On Friday, May 1, 2015, Hogrogian officially began his service as National President. “I am deeply honored to serve as the National President of this great Union,” said Hogrogian…

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APWU: USPS Second Quarter Operating Profit Totals $313 Million

Good News Continues as Operating Profit for First Half of Year Exceeds All of Last Year Web News Article #: 099-2015 05/11/2015 – The Postal Service’s operating profit for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 totals $313 million, according to an unaudited financial report released May 8. This puts operating profits for the first…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Highway Contract Routes – Extra Trips in the Greater Indiana District

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses highway contract routes (HCR) to transport mail between its facilities and other designated points. An extra trip is one made in addition to those outlined in the contract and that results in more costs. Extra trips can be the result of late mail processing or early mail collection runs….

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Opinion: Postal Service undermines customers’ faith

By Gaynelle Johnson and Arden Stabs – May 9, 2015 As retirees of the U.S. Postal Service in Duluth, we feel it’s important postal customers are informed about the recent closure of the Duluth mail processing plant. We remain well-connected, and it appears to us there was a haphazard plan — at best — for…

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Amazon Fresh grocery delivery expands to New Jersey

By Jason Del Rey – May 8, 2015 Get ready to see bright green Amazon delivery trucks in the Garden State. Amazon has quietly expanded its Amazon Fresh grocery delivery business to parts of Northern New Jersey, a check of its Amazon Fresh website found. ZIP code checks showed that Amazon is delivering groceries and…

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