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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EEOC: Notice of Disability Lawsuit Against Federal Express Ground Package System, Inc.

(October 10, 2014) The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (the EEOC) has sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx Ground), alleging that FedEx Ground violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, (the ADA) by discriminating against current and former deaf and hard-of-hearing Package Handlers and applicants for the Package Handler position,…

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Postal union prez to postmaster: ADIOS

(October 10, 2014) In an exclusive interview with POLITICO, Mark Dimondstein, president of the 200,000 member American Postal Workers Union, calls for the resignation of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe “and the promotion of a Postmaster who is gonna do right by the people of this country.”  Dimondstein says that Donahoe is on “a rampage to…

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(VIDEO) Postal Service replacing 10 cluster mailboxes a day around Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

Vandals and thieves are keeping the United States Postal Service very busy around the metro area. Crews are struggling to keep up with the dozens of cluster mailboxes they’re being forced to replace each week. A USPS spokesperson told KOB they have to replace ten cluster mailboxes every day around Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Neighbors…

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