Video: Poor Response To Post Office Mailers, small business owner says U.S. Postal Service let him down

By Jeff Cole – January 15, 2015 PHILADELPHIA – A small business owner is trying to hang on. He’s had to cut an employee’s hours and is now hustling for every dime after an attempt to boost his business fails miserably. He says the U.S. Postal Service let him down. FOX 29 Investigates’ Jeff Cole…

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

In this issue: My dream—to end the rule of greed (President’s Letter) Nov.14: National Day of Action Fighting the Staples deal Capitol Hill aids & abets the demise of America’s Postal Service NY Area Metro Election Notice / Rules APWU files Labor Board charge on cyber attack Biggest Walmart protests ever Jonathan Smith serving on…

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United Replaces Unionized Baggage Handlers With Minimum Wage Contractors, Things Instantly Fall Apart

Jameson Parker – January 9, 2015 “Free Market” hardliners may not like to hear it, but the old adage is true: “You get what you pay for,” and paying people next-to-nothing to do an extremely labor-intensive job won’t get you many willing applicants. Nowhere is that more obvious than in Denver right now, where travel-wary…

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Obama gives federal employees paid family leave (updated with White House Press Release)

Federal employees with a new child will now be able to take up to six weeks of paid leave, according to a presidential memo released Jan. 15. President Obama will also call on Congress to give federal employees an additional six weeks of paid parental leave — raising the total time off for new parents…

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USPS: ‘A dedicated public servant’ – PMG receives praise before his retirement

January 15, 2015 PMG Pat Donahoe is receiving lots of praise as he prepares to retire Feb. 1 after 39 years with the Postal Service. Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE), who recently served as chairman of a Senate committee that oversees postal matters, paid tribute to the PMG in a lengthy statement in the Congressional Record…

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APWU: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Web News Article #: 007-2015 01/15/2015 – The APWU joins the nation in celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time and a true champion of labor. Read about Dr. King and the 1968 Memphis Sanitations Workers’ Strike. Find MLK Day of Service opportunities….

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Lexington mail-processing center likely to begin closing in June, postal officials say

By Greg Kocher – January 14, 2015 The mail-processing center on Nandino Boulevard in Lexington will begin closing in June, according to a U.S. Postal Service schedule. The Lexington center is among 82 nationwide that the postal service plans to shutter in a new round of plant closings and consolidations. Mail-sorting operations now performed in…

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Workplace Harassment Still a Major Problem Experts Tell EEOC at Meeting

EEOC Chair Announces Task Force to Develop Strategies to Prevent and Correct Harassment Press Release – January 14, 2014 WASHINGTON – Workplace harassment is alleged in approximately 30 percent of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang, who presided over the first commission meeting…

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