A behind-the-scenes look at the USPS

Tracy Goldizen – April 7, 2015 OTTUMWA — When I was a kid, I spent hours sorting baseball cards. There was no shortage of them to go through — my dad was and remains and avid card collector. “First sort, second sort, third sort” is a running family joke. But as Patrick Shelby and I…

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Video: NYC Postal Activists Speak Out About the USPS-Staples ‘Dirty Deal’

[maxgallery id=”35076″]Shirley Dunaway, postal activist, and John Dennie, a long-time postal activist and organizer, speak out against the deal cut by former Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe with Staples to allow all 1500 Staples stores to set up mini-stations not staffed by trained postal employees. This is a highly risky proposition, not only deliberately undermining the…

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Senator Rand Paul Has No Idea Why The USPS Appears To Be Failing, But He Blames Unions

By Bill Brickley – April 7, 2015 Excerpt: When speaking on Postal Reform a month ago in Florida he blasted the Postal Service: “There are two sectors in the economy. The productive sector: you. And the non-productive sector: the people who live in Washington. They don’t make anything. They can’t even run the post office….

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28

Web News Article #: 077-2015 04/07/2015 – The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on Tues. April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety. Workers Memorial Day coincides with the anniversary of passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act…

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APWU: Your Post Office Gets Zero Tax Dollars

Web News Article #: 076-2015 04/06/2015 – On April 15, APWU members will greet last-minute tax filers and reporters at post offices around the country with a message many of them haven’t heard before: The Postal Service gets zero tax dollars. “Tax day is a good time to inform the public about this little-known fact,”…

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APWU Archives: Consolidation of USPS Network Begins (2005 NSB)

News Service Bulletin Vol. 35, No. 20 11/21/2005 – The long-expected USPS network consolidation has begun in bits and pieces, with individual offices being notified of changes to their mail processing operations. Recently, the union received notification from the USPS of the planned consolidation of “some operations” at 10 offices one week, followed by a…

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USPS Posts Major Changes to Plant Consolidation Schedule, NPMHU is seeking clarification

April 6, 2015 On April 3, 2015, the USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list. These changes affect a host of processing facilities, including many in the Southern Region and several in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Approximately 15 facilities have had their move dates…

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Fun Fact: Federal employees own $1 trillion of U.S. debt

By Andy Medici – April 6, 2015 If federal employees were a foreign country they would rank only behind China and Japan as holders of U.S. Treasury securities, according to federal data. The Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employee Retirement System hold a combined 837 billion in Treasury securities, and the Thrift Savings…

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