ARA Friday Alert: This Labor Day, Let’s Raise America’s Pay – It Will Help with Retirement Savings

August 29, 2014 The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) addresses extremely slow wage growth just in time for Labor Day. Available at http://tinyurl.com/l4duxgm, EPI’s paper shows that wages for most Americans were flat or fell in the first half of 2014, compared to this time last year. The study’s author, Elise Gould, says that wages even…

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APWU: Labor Day – Activism and Remembrance

Web News Article #: 159-140 8/29/2014 Labor Day is a good time to reflect on the achievements of workers and the contributions unions have made to our lives – from abolishing child labor to establishing a minimum wage, healthcare, retirement benefits, workplace safety and more. It’s also a good time to renew our determination to…

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Strike a blow for democracy – save Canyon’s post office

Benjamin Franklin must have been the coolest guy in the world to hang out with at a coffee shop. He had the brilliance to look at the small stuff (and had to invent bifocals to do it) while seeing the big picture: America can be the strongest and most democratic country in the world, he…

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Aurora couple says USPS can’t stop package from circling back and forth between Colorado, California (video)

(August 28, 2014) AURORA, Colo. – When Mary Jane Tardif mailed a birthday gift to her daughter on July 15, she thought it would only take a few days to get to its intended destination in Lafayette California. She’s still waiting for it to get there. The Aurora woman told 7NEWS that when she went…

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10 Things America’s Unions Need to Do on Labor Day

By now, anyone who’s paid attention to what has optimistically been called the “American labor movement” is aware that organized labor is in critical need of resuscitation and revitalization, if not downright reinvention. Despite its storied history — and it being the only friend that working men and women have ever had (note the undeniable…

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APWU NY Metro and labor/community activists attend public meeting, march to save College Station PO

APWU NY Metro Press Release August 27, 2014, Greater NY/Harlem YMCA – An impassioned community turned out in force for a public hearing with the USPS concerning the relocation of the College Station Post Office at 217 W. 140th Street. The unanimous message was: We need College Station open and here. The community speakers ranged…

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USPS: Innovative changes – PMG reports on new initiatives

(August 28, 2014) E-commerce and technology are shaping the way packages are delivered, and creating an increased demand for better tracking and customer service. “Packages are the future. Scanning is the future. Visibility is the future,” PMG Pat Donahoe said in his latest video message to employees. “It’s critical that we do all of these…

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New Village Post Office in Halifax County is face of new USPS (video)

The concept started three years ago and is now catching on in Southern Virginia. (August 26, 2014) HALIFAX CO., Va. – The Back Porch Store and Grill is in Rural Halifax County, a few miles away from South Boston and the only place to grab a sandwich, gas, and see your neighbor on this side…

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