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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USPS: Postal Pulse – New employee program/survey replaces VOE

USPS will soon introduce the Postal Pulse, a program that aims to improve postal workplaces by better engaging employees and leveraging their ideas and feedback. The Postal Pulse will replace the Voice of the Employee survey. The new program will include one survey of the entire USPS workforce in 2015. This survey will be administered…

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‘My Mail, My Ohio’ Launches Effort To Stop Closure Of Four Mail Processing Facilities

February 26, 2015 AKRON—Today, ‘My Mail, My Ohio’ announced a unified effort to stop the closure of four regional mail facilities in Ohio. These closures will slow mail delivery, negatively impact small businesses and non-profit organizations, and have a devastating effect on the Akron, Youngstown, Toledo and Dayton communities. Myra Grubbs, spokesperson for the effort,…

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USPS: Points of origin – Airmail markers remembered

What’s more surprising: discovering the United States is dotted with giant concrete arrows — or learning the markers helped move the mail? The Atlantic news site recently gave readers a bird’s eye view of the arrows, which were used in the 1920s and 1930s to guide the nation’s airmail pilots. Approximately 1,500 arrows were built…

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APWU: Refinery Workers Strike for Safety

Web News Article #: 040-2015 02/27/2015 – On Feb. 1, for the first time in 35 years, the United Steel Workers Union (USW) announced work stoppages at oil refineries in five states to protest hazardous conditions facing workers and residents who live in nearby communities. Unsafe conditions are caused by insufficient staffing, excessive overtime, and…

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