USPS: Board of Governors nominations – Obama selects Crawford, Miller for open seats

(March 17, 2015) President Obama has nominated Stephen Crawford and James Miller III to the Postal Service Board of Governors. Crawford is a research professor at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Miller, a senior advisor at law firm Husch Blackwell, previously served as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Miller served on…

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NPMHU Urges Participation In The Grand Alliance

The NPMHU is pleased to be working with the APWU, NALC, NRLCA, and a number of like-minded organizations to establish “A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.” This Alliance is a comprehensive coalition of national organizations made up of other labor unions, civil rights groups, religious organizations and progressive policy advocates that all…

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Video: Pocatello, ID Mayor Holds 11th Hour Town Hall to Reverse USPS Plant Closure

(March 17, 2015) The announcement came over three years ago. The United States Post Office made a final decision to close the processing plant in Pocatello. Since then, postal employees and local officials have been appealing to the post office to take the closure off the table. Monday night, one last push was made to…

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Des Moines Post Office faces thousands in fines for safety violations

By Matt Kelley – March 16, 2015 A post office in central Iowa is facing a sizeable fine for alleged safety violations, according to Scott Allen, spokesman for the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA. “OSHA did issue citations to the Des Moines Main Post Office for one repeat and two…

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NAPUS: PMG Brennan Pledges to Keep Mail Relevant

Postmaster General Megan Brennan addressed Postmasters at NAPUS’ Leadership Conference Monday, March 16. Attendees warmly welcomed the new PMG. She thanked them for being at the conference and working to advance comprehensive postal reform legislation to ensure the long-term viability of the Postal Service and mailing industry. Brennan said it was an honor of a…

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Settlement Reminds Employers Probationary Periods Are Not Immune to the ADA

Many employers reserve the right to terminate a new employee at any time during a “probationary period” if they find a new hire is not suited for the job. All too often, this gives employers a false sense of security in the belief they can terminate an employee for any reason during that period. However,…

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APWU: United Mine Workers Adopt ‘Stop Staples’ Resolution

Web News Article #: 052-2015 03/16/2015 – The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is among the most recent supporters of the Stop Staples campaign, adopting a resolution urging “members, friends, colleagues and family members to stop shopping at Staples stores until further notice.” The resolution notes, “Postal workers have been vigorously fighting this blatant…

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Association of US Postal Lessors Includes Post Office Auction in 2015 Conference

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 For the first time, the Association of United States Postal Lessors (AUSPL) will include in its annual Members’ Conference an “AUSPL Post Office Auction,” in which members will be able to offer buildings for sale, and make offers for buildings being sold. The Conference will take place on May 6…

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