‘New’ Shop Steward’s Training Manual (2014)

Stewards/Officers: A ‘new’ Shop Steward’s Training Manual [PDF] that was revised in July 2014. This (132) page Manual has been updated to include the following: (I) Postal Support Employees (PSEs) issues (pages 65-72), (II) Article 1.6.a and Article 1.6.b violations (pages 74-76), (III) and the rights of the employees/union has when employees are interrogated by Postal Inspectors…

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Local-to-local mail delivery now takes 2 days instead of 1

By Dan Nephin – January 20, 2015 If Aunt Mary lives in Lititz and you live, say, in Quarryville and want to mail her a birthday card, you’ll want to send it a day earlier. The U.S. Postal Service has ended next-day delivery of most first-class mail sent locally as part of its ongoing overhaul…

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APWU Press Release: New Coalition, ‘Campaign for Postal Banking,’ Launches with Strong Support from Financial Reform Groups and Labor Unions

For Immediate Release 01/19/2015 – Expanding Low-Cost Financial Services through the United States Postal Service is a Way to Put More Money into the Pockets of Low-Wage Workers and to Provide Banking to Americans in Rural and Urban Areas with Few Banking Options United for a Fair Economy, One of the Coalition’s Founding Members, Releases…

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Letter To Editor: U.S. Postal Service problems noted in rural areas

Monday’s column (Jan. 12) about rural mail suffering with new policies of the U.S. Postal Service resonated with me. About Jan. 13, I received a mail notice from my health insurance company that they were canceling my policy in two days because of non-payment of my January dues. It happens to be the first invoice…

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Coalition looking to spread awareness of Postal Service consolidations

By Josh Sigler – January 16, 2015 When the United States Postal Service announced in November it was consolidating the Kokomo processing center into Indianapolis, Nancy Fowler sprang into action. A member of the American Postal Workers Union, she spearheaded the creation of the Consolidation Coalition. The USPS has consolidated roughly 300 processing centers nationally…

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APWU: TV News – A Good Example Of How To Spread The Message

The video linked below is a good example of how to spread the message that service standard changes and the closure of mail processing facilities will create hardships for individual customers and small businesses. via TV News: A Good Example | APWU.

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USPS: Triple header – Three PMGs meet at National Postal Museum

January 16, 2015 PMG Pat Donahoe and his predecessor, Jack Potter, and successor, COO Megan Brennan, recently came together at the National Postal Museum in Washington, DC. Donahoe, who became Postmaster General after Potter stepped down in 2010, will retire Feb. 1 after 39 years with USPS. Brennan will be the 74th PMG. via USPS…

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