New Survey Reveals: Businesses Will Switch To USPS Due to FedEx and UPS Price Increases [Infographic]

By Harry Whitehouse – February 12, 2015 With FedEx and UPS’s dimensional weight pricing now in effect for all Ground shipments, many businesses are faced with having to reconsider their shipping carrier and method of packaging. To refresh your memory, dimensional weight pricing bases shipping costs on the volume of a package in relation to…

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Video: USPS Business Focus – message from PMG Brennan

Published on Feb 13, 2015 Postmaster General and CEO Megan Brennan outlines her vision of investing in the future of the U.S. Postal Service. In her first recorded message to all employees, she said the USPS will: Invest in the future, including strengthening employee training and making needed infrastructure improvements. Speed the pace of innovation…

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USPS OIG Audit Project: Mail Service Providers

What can the Postal Service do to ensure successful partnerships with mail service providers? Mail service providers (MSPs) play an important role in the Postal Service’s complicated mailing system. Organizations can use MSPs to assist them in designing, creating, preparing, and processing their mailings. MSPs help mailers who lack in-house mailing expertise navigate complex mail…

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APWU New York Area Metro ‘The Union Mail’ – February 2015 Edition

In this issue: Enforce our contract to save Maintenance jobs Black history in the Post Office Building a new future through Collective Bargaining Open season for Maintenance Craft PER update Lessons from Europe: the winners and losers of postal privatization New faces on Capitol Hill Campaign for Postal Banking: A win/win “Don’t Buy Staples” Campaign…

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Video: Postal employees notified downtown Toledo sorting facility closing in April

The downtown postal sorting facility will be closing in April. It’s located on Saint Claire near Newton and Collingwood. Some union members received a notice in the mail Wednesday telling them it would be closing in 60 days. via Postal employees notified downtown sorting facility closing in April – 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and…

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Postal unions, advocacy groups join forces to ‘save’ USPS

By Lisa Rein – February 12, 2015 The American Postal Workers Union will join other labor and advocacy groups Thursday to announce a new coalition designed to “save” the U.S. Postal Service from service cuts and efforts to privatize the mail system. The coalition of 63 religious coalitions, retiree organizations, educational and postal unions, lawmakers…

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USPS: Zero tolerance – USPS promotes threat-free workplace

The Postal Service is committed to fostering a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, fear and violence for every employee. To help fulfill this commitment, a Threat Assessment Team (TAT) is available at headquarters and in every district office to respond to threats and potential violence. TAT members are trained to assess…

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Video: Danny Glover on ‘A Grand Alliance’ to Save Our Postal Service

Published on Feb 10, 2015 In this superb two-minute video, actor- activist Danny Glover champions the need for a vibrant public Postal Service and asks the public to join with him in A Grand Alliance to save it. via Danny Glover: Our Postal Service – YouTube.

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