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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USPS: Holiday records – PMG praises employee efforts during peak season

(December 6, 2014) The Postal Service exceeded its projections during the holiday season, delivering approximately 524 million packages in December — an 18 percent increase over the previous year. On Dec. 22 alone, USPS delivered more than 28 million packages, the most packages delivered in a single day in the organization’s history. Approximately 463 million…

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Statement by Mark Dimondstein President, APWU on USPS’s Lowering of Service Standards This Week Resulting in the Delay of Mail for All Customers

Where is it? Why hasn’t it arrived? For Immediate Release 01/05/2015 – Where is it? Why hasn’t it arrived? Beginning this week, these questions will be asked by millions of Americans who will wonder why their prescription drugs, their church bulletin, their paycheck, and other important correspondence haven’t been delivered. The lowering of service standards…

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PRC Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report

Press Release – January 5, 2015 Washington, DC- Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued its 2014 Annual Report to the President and Congress. It describes Commission activities of the last fiscal year and the extent to which regulations are achieving the objectives set forth by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. These objectives,…

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Red letter day: The USPS poised to deliver ‘frank appraisal’ of its status

By Jennifer Harper – Monday, January 5, 2015 Now that the holiday rush is over, change is afoot in the nation’s mail. On Tuesday, outgoing Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, who has led the oft-challenged U.S. Postal Service for four years, heads to the National Press Club for some candid talk about the future of an…

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