APWU: Don’t Let Them Take Your ‘Postal Pulse’

Web News Article #: 041-2015 03/02/2015 – The APWU and USPS are facing off over management’s latest scheme: The Postal Pulse, a new employee opinion survey. “The APWU vehemently opposes Postal Pulse – and any other employee opinion survey – despite management notices that say otherwise,” said President Mark Dimondstein. A Feb. 19 USPS announcement…

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USPS OIG Issue Brief: Letter Carriers – Modern Day Milkmen?

OIG Spotlight – RARC-IB-15-001 – 03/02/2015 Groceries are still a relatively small segment of the larger e-commerce business, but there are some indicators that it might become a bigger and more competitive market in the near future as people grow more comfortable with purchasing food items online. The Postal Service’s extensive fleet, last‑mile service to…

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USPS OIG Blog: Where is the Love from Low Fuel Prices?

March 2, 2015 – Mail Processing & Transportation If you’re a shipper, you may have noticed your fuel surcharge fees aren’t going down in step with the declining price of oil. That’s because both FedEx and UPS tie their fuel surcharges to the price of diesel, which hasn’t dropped as far or as fast as…

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APWU: Seventh COLA, effective March 7, 2015, likely to be $0.00

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement In December 2014 the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) fell for the third month in a row (and four out of the last five months) to 684.828 driven largely by falling oil prices. Until the Index rises above 698.58, no COLA will be due. The seventh COLA adjustment under…

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Podcast on the Mailing Industry Project at the National Postal Museum

Join Allen Kane (Director of the National Postal Museum), Marty Emery (Manager, Public Relations and Internet Affairs), and Karen McCormick (Project Manager) along with Gene Del Polito in a discussion of the latest project to be undertaken by the National Postal Museum — “The Telling of the Story of the Mailing Industry in America.” There…

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