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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Auto shop owner charged with bribing USPS official in exchange for government contract

By Eric Heisig – May 8, 2015 CLEVELAND, Ohio — The owner of a Cleveland auto repair shop was charged Friday with giving thousands of dollars in bribes to a then-U.S. Postal Service official in exchange for receiving a government contract. Andrew Maloney Jr., 37, of Bedford Heights, is accused of bribing Kevin Hood, who…

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Historic Houston post office headed for demolition

May 8, 2015 Next week the Postal Service will close the post office and processing center on Franklin Street in downtown Houston. It’s a historic building, eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, but it looks as though it is headed for demolition. In a “memorandum of agreement” about the disposal, the Postal Service…

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APWU Philadelphia BMC Local Buys Billboard Ad

Web News Article #: 098-2015 05/08/2015 – Members of the Philadelphia BMC Local are spreading the word about the May 14 Day of Action in a big way. The local purchased a digital billboard ad that will display the union’s message for a week, beginning on Monday, May 11. The billboard is located at a…

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Senator Carper Statement on the U.S. Postal Service Financial Losses

  Friday, May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following reaction to the announcement that the U.S. Postal Service reported a net loss of $1.5 billion in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015: “Today’s financial report shows that despite…

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