APWU: Orlando Selected as Site of 2016 National Convention

Web News Article #: 170-2014 09/15/2014 – The National Executive Board selected Orlando, FL, as the site of the 2016 National Convention, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced. The board vote took place on Sept. 10. “We heard presentations from hotels in several cities,” Powell said. “One of our goals was to select a site that…

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APWU: Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed

Web News Article #: 168-14 09/15/2014 – With contract negotiations set to begin early next year, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. In accordance with the APWU Constitution, each member of the National Executive Board names one person to the committee;…

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USPS OIG Blog: Opportunity Knocks

The aptly named Business Service Network (BSN) is charged with servicing the U.S. Postal Service’s 23,000 largest customers by addressing service issues, answering questions, and fulfilling other requests. Given the annual postal spend of this customer group – almost $38 billion in fiscal year 2013 alone – it clearly behooves the Postal Service to keep…

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Santa Fe Residents say non-career postal carriers deliver more panic than mail

It was the kind of day at Santa Fe’s upscale Zocalo condominiums that gives new meaning to the term “going postal.” A debit card landed in the wrong mailbox, misplaced by a postal carrier. The high school student who was expecting the card couldn’t process and pay for his online college applications. The same student,…

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APWU Organization Department: At the Top of Their Game

(This article appears in the September/October 2014 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Since January, the APWU has signed up more than 6,300 new members. The commitment to organizing is growing, but we still have a long road ahead. Although excessing, downsizing and consolidations have hurt membership, some locals have maintained or increased membership….

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Tucson’s Cherrybell Post Office processing center to close in April

(September 12, 2014) TUCSON – As new digital technology takes over, the U.S. Postal Service continues shrinking its operations. It’s been happening here in Tucson for some time now with the partial shut-down of the Cherrybell mail processing center in 2011. Now the post office will cease all letter sorting, handing the job off to…

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USPS: See something? Say something. – Employees urged to report postal crimes

(September 12, 2014) If you see wrongdoing, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) wants you to report it. The OIG has reissued its fraud awareness poster, which encourages employees to report postal crimes and wrongdoing by employees and contractors. The revised poster includes phone numbers and a Web address for reporting crimes, as well…

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