PRC: Public Commission Meeting, Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 – POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION, Public Commission Meeting, Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 11 a.m., Commission Hearing Room, 901 New York Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001. Portions Open to the Public 1. Report from the Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations on legislative activities and the handling of rate and…

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APWU: Postal Union Alliance Held Joint Webinar on Plant Consolidations

Web News Article #: 163-24 09/06/2014 – The four postal unions held a joint webinar on Aug. 28 for union members at the 82 sites where plants are scheduled for consolidation or closure beginning in January 2015. The occasion marked the first time the four unions have engaged in joint training at the national level….

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New OIG report faults USPS on post office relocations

(September 6, 2014) The USPS Office of Inspector General has released a long-awaited audit report on the post office relocation process. The report faults the Postal Service on a number of counts — lack of transparency, not following postal regulations, the conflicting roles of the Vice President of Facilities — and it has already led…

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Knightdale, NC preps for USPS central mailbox mandate

(September 5, 2014) KNIGHTDALE — Town leaders are looking at ways to fulfill new requirements from the United States Postal Service while trying to avoid major inconveniences for residents and residents-to-be. Because of a change mandated by the USPS, subdivisions are now required to have central mailbox locations so postal workers do not have to…

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USPS Industry Alert: Free Package Pickup Service Expands September 7

Even more reasons to use USPS Pickup Services You pick the product. We’ll pick up the package. The Postal Service on Sept. 7, 2014, will expand the range of products eligible for free Package Pickup, which enables customers to request that USPS carriers pick up shipments during regular delivery when the request is made by…

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EDITORIAL: Boycotting the boycotts

The postal union joins an ineffective attempt to stop a stamps-seller Membership in labor unions continues a steady decline. Right-to-work laws in many states guarantee Americans the right to choose whether to join a union or not. The latest strategem by the American Postal Workers Union offers a perfect example of why so many want…

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Delivery Dichotomy – Phase II Network Consolidation’s Impact on Delivery of Mail

(September 5, 2014) Since the Postal Service announced their plan to move forward with Phase II of Network Consolidation, I’ve been asked by a number of people how it will impact the delivery of mail (Market Dominant Products). The answer, according to the USPS: First Class Mail will lose overnight delivery (with a few exceptions)…

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