Senator Carper Convenes Bipartisan Briefing on Postal Service Finances

April 17, 2015 WASHINGTON – Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, convened a bipartisan briefing on the state of Postal Service finances Thursday afternoon. The briefing provided an important opportunity for all senators to hear from the U.S. Postal Service along with key oversight bodies, including the…

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Amazon Drones Could Deliver A Package In Under 30 Minutes For $1

By Tasha Keeney – April 17, 2015 In December of last year, Amazon announced Prime Air, the company’s plan to deliver future packages by drone (“UAV”). While the media and others mocked this announcement, UAV delivery is likely to disrupt traditional package delivery significantly. If the FAA gives Amazon clearance for commercial rollout of its…

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UPDATED: USPS EXFC Scores for First Class and Parcel – Compiled Spreadsheets

Via APWU Member Sam Wood: These are revised spreadsheets that are more precise than my previous spreadsheet based on the following new information. The information contained in these new spreadsheets should be the most accurate compiled USPS EXFC First Class or Parcel Score information that you will find anywhere. Management gave us Second Quarter Overnight…

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OPM Director’s Blog: A Workplace Flexibilities Guide for Working Families

In his memorandum for modernizing Federal leave, the President wrote, “Men and women both need time to care for their families and should have access to workplace flexibilities that help them succeed at work and at home. Offering family leave and other workplace flexibilities to parents can help achieve the goals of recruiting and retaining…

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Opinion: Postal Service needs to make tough decisions to cut its losses

Editorial – April 17, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service’s woes have been mostly out of the spotlight for a while, but they haven’t gone away. The agency’s most recent financial statement shows it is $15 billion in debt and still losing money. It lost $5.5 billion in 2014. Apologists for the service often point to…

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End is here for mail sorting facility at Akron’s main post office

[maxgallery id=”35533″]By Katie Byard – April 16, 2015 The postal service never delivered another reprieve. Hundreds of postal service workers at the mail sorting center in Akron have been hoping for one, though the chances were slim to none. Friday marks the end of the line for the mail processing operations that have been at…

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APWU: National Day of Action Against Fast Track, TPP Set for April 18

Web News Article #: 083-2015 04/16/2015 – Saturday, April 18, has been designated a National Day of Action to oppose a trade deal that would be terrible for working people: the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Click here for more information or to find an event near you. The TPP has been devised behind closed doors,…

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