USPS: Tunnel vision – Bloomberg Business visits underground postal facility

February 20, 2015 Postal Service employees who work at the Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) facility in Kansas City, MO, have a unique perspective on the world.  They work below it. The facility is located inside the SubTropolis, an underground industrial park that Bloomberg Business visited recently. The park, carved out of an excavated mine, is…

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February 20, 1792 – A big day in the history of the United States Postal Service

On February 20, 1792, President George Washington officially created the modern United States Postal Service by signing a sweeping act that promoted a free press and put privacy safeguards in place. Mail delivery and an earlier version of the Service had been in place since 1775, when Benjamin Franklin was named as the first postmaster…

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Postal Workers President in North Carolina Charged

On January 13, Salvatore Mauro, former president of American Postal Workers Union Local 1236, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina with one count of creating a false financial report. He pleaded guilty the following day. The indictment and plea follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of…

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Union Pushes Post Office to Offer Financial Services

By Melanie Trottman – February 20, 2015 The American Postal Workers Union is making a big ask as part of contract talks it kicked off Thursday with the U.S. Postal Service: It wants the post office to expand customer offerings to include financial services. That will be a challenge. The recently departed postmaster general, Patrick…

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APWU: Contract Negotiations Begin – At Opening Session, Union Breaks with Tradition

Web News Article #: 036-2015 02/19/2015 – Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service got underway on Feb. 19 with a dramatic break with tradition. Joining the APWU at the opening session were actor-activist Danny Glover and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who made brief remarks following a statement by…

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Glover, Trumka, Join APWU in Pre-Negotiation Press Conference

Web News Article #: 035-2015 02/19/2015 – Actor-activist Danny Glover and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined APWU President Mark Dimondstein in a pre-negotiation press conference at the Regency Hyatt on Capitol Hill (see video below). “I come here as a citizen and a child of postal employees,” Glover said, noting that he has been using…

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