SE Virginia Local Postal Workers President Sentenced

(September 4, 2014) On August 4, Eric Barnett, former president of American Postal Workers Union Local 171, was sentenced in the Circuit Court of the City of Portsmouth, Virginia, to four years of probation for embezzling funds from the Portsmouth union. He also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $10,212. Barnett had…

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CBRE arranges sale of Bronx GPO to one of its clients

(September 4, 2014) The New York Daily News is reporting that the Postal Service has sold the Bronx General Post Office to Youngwoo & Associates.  Back in February, The Real Deal had reported that Youngwoo was proposing to use the site to build a marketplace in the vein of the company’s unsuccessful plan for the…

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Postal Service will deliver Amazon packages on Sundays

The U.S. Postal Service will start Sunday home deliveries this week throughout Northern California, thanks to a special deal with Amazon. The online retailer, which has massive distribution centers in Patterson and Tracy, began testing Sunday deliveries in several big cities earlier this year. Apparently Amazon liked the result, because it’s expanding the service to…

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Postal Service Tests ‘Gopost’ Parcel Lockers

Self-service “Gopost” lockers—from which customers can pick up and ship packages—appear in New York and Washington, D.C. The U.S. Postal Service has installed 17 “Gopost” postal lockers at 17 locations—mostly Post Offices—in New York and Washington, D.C. The urban area program is currently in pilot phase and no further national roll out is currently planned,…

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Grievance Information: Pointers for a Union Steward

Attached for your information is grievance information for your review. The information is the result of a similar e-mail from Joe Paul, Clerk Craft Director, Florida State APWU. As a National Arbitration Advocate and when I was a local and national officer I have reviewed a lot of grievances. Local stewards in many cases are…

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Postal Service to reduce N.D. hours: Heitkamp says it is breaking promise

(September 3, 2014) BISMARCK — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp accused the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday of backtracking on its promise not to cut hours at 30 rural post offices in central and western North Dakota. The Democrat started a “Fix My Mail” initiative in January to gather stories from North Dakotans about problems they…

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