Next in postal privatization: Goin Postal counters in 2,000 Walmarts

The Goin Postal pack-and-ship company has signed a deal to put small postal stores inside of 2,000 Walmarts. While the Postmaster General will probably say it’s all about customer convenience, the deal represents yet another step in the privatization of the Postal Service. These postal stores, it should be noted, aren’t exactly the same as…

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APWU: Duluth Rallies Against Consolidation

Web News Article #: 185-2014 10/15/2014 – A group of about 200 impassioned postal workers, elected officials, and community members rallied on Oct. 6, on the steps of the Federal Building in Duluth, MI, to save the city’s mail processing center. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, Duluth Mayor Don Ness, and Rep. Rick Nolan (D) joined…

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2015 Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated October 10, 2014

Date changes for Southern Connecticut P&DC; Stamford P&DC, Central Mass P&DC, Northwest Boston P&DF, Mid-Hudson P&DC, Queens P&DC. Click Here for 2015 Network Rationalization Schedule updated 10/10/14 [XLXS]

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Fiduciary responsibilities of APWU Trustees?

Can someone please help me find in writing the fiduciary responsibilities of APWU Trustees?  How many audits do they have to conduct in a year?  In Long Beach, we conducted 1 per year. Now that I am in the Greater Los Angeles Local, is it the same? Thank you, Roland

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USPS OIG Blog: Post Office Relocations – Having Your Say

People care a lot about their local post offices, at least if the number of news stories on the topic and the comments we receive on our blog and Audit Project pages are indications. For some, the neighborhood Post Office serves as everything from the source of a community’s name and identity, to a spot…

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APWU Fights Plant Consolidations – ‘Keep Them Open!’

(This article appears in the November/December 2014 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Filled with enthusiasm after the union’s national convention in July, APWU members in cities and towns across the country have been forming community alliances and organizing protests to fight plant consolidation. Working Hard in Industry When word spread that Postmaster General Patrick…

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Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Campaign to Dismantle the Post Office

(October 12, 2014) Guest Post by Steve Hutkins a literature professor who teaches “place studies” at the Gallatin School of New York University. This is Part 1 in a series of 3 articles as written by Steve Hutkins in 2012. These articles originally appeared on the “Save The Post Office Blog”. Steve lives in a…

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