EEOC to Probe Workplace Harassment at Jan. 14 Meeting

Press Release – January 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on Wed., Jan. 14, at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington D.C. In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the open session of the meeting will be open to public observation…

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Do workers want ‘flexibility’? Depends on how you define it.

Why unions are skeptical of a human resources plan for the Post Office. By Lydia DePillis – January 6, 2014 On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service’s inspector general posted a report with a seemingly innocuous title. “Flexibility at Work,” it read. “Human Resource Strategies to Help the Postal Service.” Inside, the report talks about things…

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New Postal Service Mail Delivery Standards May Slow Payments to Collectors

Changes that took effect this week will not affect bulk or metered mail as much as first-class letters. The U.S. Postal Service has announced new “lower standards for mail delivery” that will result in mail delivery taking longer to reach its destination. The new standards took effect Jan. 5, 2015. In a press conference held…

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Video: Houston USPS workers not getting paid on time

Employees of a mail processing facility at the center of customer complaints say mail delivery isn’t the only thing being delayed there By Jeff Ehling – January 6, 2014 HOUSTON (KTRK) — Houston post office employees say they are not getting paid on time. It’s happening at a Houston mail processing facility that has been…

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Postmaster General: ‘Myopia’ from Congress, unions stifling USPS

By Emily Kopp – January 6, 2014 “Myopia” and “shortsightedness” from postal unions, Congress and the mailing industry are keeping the Postal Service from making changes that would let it survive in the digital era, according to Postmaster General Pat Donahoe. “That may sound a little harsh, but it would be too easy to say…

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Dimondstein Statement on PMG’s Remarks to the National Press Club and his Verbal Attack on APWU

For Immediate Release 01/06/2015 – The nation will benefit from the departure of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. In his short tenure, Donahoe has led an all-out assault on the nation’s Postal Service. He has shuttered hundreds of mail processing facilities, slashed hours at thousands of neighborhood post offices, and sold priceless postal real estate. Just…

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Postmaster General addresses National Press Club

Farewell Address offers perspective and advice for postal stakeholders/Congress WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe was the featured speaker at the January 6, 2015 National Press Club Newsmakers news conference in Washington, DC. Speaking to reporters collectively for the last time prior to his retirement, Donahoe praised postal employees for their hard-work and accomplishments…

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APWU: Gearing Up and Gettin’ Down (to Business)

Many convention resolutions dealt with issues involving Postal Support Employees and Non-Traditional Full-Time assignments Web News Article #: 01-2015 – 01/06/2015 Negotiations for the next collective bargaining agreement (CBA) are scheduled to begin in mid-February, and the Industrial Relations Department has been busy researching material and developing strategies for contract talks. Our goal will be…

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