APWU: Setting the Record Straight

Web News Article #: 60-2015 03/23/2015 – Three in-depth flyers and a brochure just published by the APWU dispel common misconceptions about the Postal Service. “With contract negotiations underway, it’s important for union members – and the public – to know the truth about the Postal Service’s phony financial crisis, the threat of privatization, and…

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Epic Fail for the Postal Service: The wrong model and the wrong BOG

March 23, 2015 In 2001 Postmaster General Bill Henderson submitted the first blueprints for a transformation of the Postal Service into a sleeker, more efficient business entity. To justify the transformation, the rhetoric has repeated one mantra: the problem with the Postal Service is its outmoded and defective business model. A great deal of our…

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USPS OIG Blog: Network Consolidation – It Takes Two … Phases

Reshaping a postal network doesn’t happen overnight. Especially one built to handle mainly letters and flats and not the tremendous anticipated growth in parcels. The Postal Service is attempting to tackle realignment in two phases, playing out over 4 years. Phase one was completed in 2013 and resulted in 141 consolidations for an expected cost…

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Santa Ana District has received a fleet of new 2-ton trucks, specifically for CCA’s to use on Amazon Fresh

The following was sent to www.21cpw.com for informational purposes.  It is from an APWU MVS member (verified) who wishes to remain anonymous: This situation with the new Amazon Fresh is really beginning to mushroom. Postal management is bending over backwards for these people, to the extent that they have ordered a whole fleet of new 2 ton trucks…

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Kalamazoo Mail Plant To Close, Expect More Delays

By Rebecca Thiele – March 21, 2015 You might have noticed that your letters and bills aren’t reaching their destinations as fast as they used to. That’s because the United States Postal Service changed its delivery standards in January. It now takes two days for an average First Class letter to arrive instead of one….

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How A Concept Called An ‘NSA’ May End The USPS

Former Employee Says USPS Becoming Corporate Stooge By Peter Fricke – March 21, 2015 A former postal worker is alleging that preferential treatment of Amazon packages by the United State Postal Service is part of a larger trend toward valuing corporate partners over regular citizens. In an article for AlterNet, Paul Barbot, a career postal…

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Twenty years later: Montclair looks back at Watchung Plaza Post Office shooting

“I think we’re in mourning,” Teresa Elliot, a commuter using the Watchung Avenue Train Station, told The Montclair Times 20 years ago this week. “It doesn’t seem real.” Elliot’s comments came just hours after a quadruple homicide in the Watchung Plaza Post Office left two postal workers, Ernest Spruill and Stanley Scott Walensky, and two…

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