APWU Locals Show Creativity, Enthusiasm in Contract Campaign

Web News Article #: 048-20150 3/11/2015 – Locals across the country are involving union members in the campaign to win a good contract – and showing creativity and enthusiasm along the way. San Jose Knows the Way The San Jose Area Local exemplifies what a Contract Action Team (CAT) is all about, says Secretary-Treasurer Liz…

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Senator Heitkamp Calls for Improved Rural Mail Service in Meeting with New Postmaster General

Senator Hopes New Leadership at Postal Service Will Better Support Rural Mail Delivery & Rural Post Offices Press Release – March 10, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – During her first meeting with the new U.S. Postmaster General, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp pushed for improvements to mail service and delivery in rural areas across North Dakota and…

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Cupid and his friends at the post office are fighting back against flimflamming privatizers

Instead of shrinking the postal service, let’s THINK BIG about what it could be We all know the word “valentine” from the February day when sweethearts exchange red-frilly cards. But it’s also the name of a third-century saint who literally lost his head, a ninth-century pope whose reign lasted only 40 days, three Roman emperors,…

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Legal pot? Not for federal workers

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By Lydia Wheeler – March 10, 2015 Marijuana may be legal now in the District of Columbia, but the hundreds of thousands of federal workers in the nation’s capital and other locales that now allow recreational use of the drug should think twice before sparking up that joint. An executive order dating back to the…

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NALC: An injury to one is an injury to all – March 2015

A guide to NALC’s hands-on help for navigating the workers’ compensation labyrinth; NALC’s Regional Workers’ Compensation Assistants   via March 2015 | National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO.

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FMLA Offers Employers No Protection against Changes in Essential Job Functions or Undue Hardship

By Tiffany Robertson – March 5, 2015 A federal district court recently ruled that an inability to perform essential job functions plays no role in determining whether an employee qualifies for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Unlike the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), this means employers must provide FMLA leave, even if…

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Video: Postal Service apologizes to deaf woman who was refused written service

“Call your congressman who do not have to write down for you. It’s not the law!! Get an interpreter,” read the note handed to the deaf woman by a Port Orange, Fla., Post Office worker. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player By Ben Hooper – March 10, 2015 PORT ORANGE, Fla., March 10 (UPI) — The…

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Postal Service to push for compromise reform bill

By Andy Medici – March 9, 2015 The Postal Service’s new Postmaster General will keep pressing for a comprehensive postal reform bill – but will work to develop consensus legislation with wide support. Megan Brennan, officially sworn in as the postmaster general March 6, sat down with a small group of reporters to outline her…

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