Editorial: Wish we could return this Bronx post office sale to sender

News editor rides subway back to his old neighborhood to inspect the Bronx General Post Office where his father once worked nights, loading mail onto delivery trucks. The US Postal Service recently announced the stately building on the Grand Concourse has been sold. I grew up in the Bronx, the son of a career postal…

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LETTER: Postal service regrets inconvenience caused by serving customers from a trailer

Re: “Bad experience with postal service” (Rabble Rouser, Sept. 4) (September 21, 2014) We certainly recognize the challenges of serving customers from a trailer but our options were limited when we were unable to extend our lease at the Ellisburg location. The options were to either temporarily suspend services at the former Ellisburg Station and…

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Rep. Bill Flores confirms closure of Downtown Bryan, Texas Post Office; Postal officials insist otherwise

(September 21, 2014) The U.S. Postal Service is planning to shut down the Downtown Bryan Post Office due to declining revenues, according to U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, though his offices were not made aware of a timeline. But officials from Post Office Operations in Houston insist the office will remain open for now. The…

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Union, along with community protest USPS relocating Florence, SC processing facility (video)

(September 20, 2014) FLORENCE, S.C. – People of different walks of life, bonded by one issue gathered in front of post office in Florence Saturday morning to protest the departure of the postal service’s processing facility. “It’s a variety of trying to help save jobs and service, good service and social responsibility. It’s all in…

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Unions protest Postal Service processing plant relocation from Industry to Santa Ana

(September 19, 2014) More than 50 people picketed a U.S. Postal Service facility in Industry where union members say plans to relocate first-class mail processing to Orange County will result in big delays to San Gabriel Valley customers. The union members, chanting that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe wanted to “destroy” the postal service, said they…

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USPS OIG Audit Project: Oversight of the Approved Shippers Program

Business expansion is a business strategy used by companies to increase access to their products and services by opening stores in different physical locations while maintaining current business locations. The U.S. Postal Service® expands its business by providing a multitude of mailing and shipping options for consumers through various Approved Postal Provider® agreements like Approved…

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APWU: Stay Up-to-Date on the Fight Against Consolidations, Closures

Web News Article #: 170-14 09/19/2014 – To keep up with the latest developments in the fight against the consolidation and closure of mail Processing & Distribution Centers, check out the union’s website, www.apwu.org. Click on the Issues tab in the blue bar and select Fighting Consolidations. “We plan to utilize this page to share our…

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APWU COLA Update For Employees Covered by the National Agreement

(09/17/14) In August 2014, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) fell slightly to 697.105. The seventh COLA adjustment under the 2010 National Agreement will be based on the January 2015 CPI Index point and will be effective March 7, 2015, (pay period 07-2015, pay date March 27, 2015). However, if the adjustment were made based on…

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