Portland Communities and Postal Workers United: Top Postal Executive’s Visit Draws Protest

Immediate Release – August 21, 2014 Top Postal Executive’s Visit Draws Protest (Vancouver, WA) Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman drew the ire of dozens of postal workers and community allies when he visited Vancouver this morning. Carrying signs, picketing and chanting, the protesters massed at the entrance to the 2014 Mailers Conference at the Convention…

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APWU: Ruler Says Don’t Buy Your School Supplies at Staples!

Web News Article #: 156-14 08/21/2014 – With the back-to-school season in full swing, the APWU is asking union members and supporters to make sure parents and teachers get the message: Don’t buy your school supplies at Staples. To spread the word, union members are being asked to pass out rulers with exactly that message…

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NLRB slams Postal Service for Staples privatization deal

WASHINGTON – Providing yet more evidence that U.S. Postal Service management is headed in the wrong direction – at least where its workers are concerned – a National Labor Relatios Board official slammed its scheme to subcontract services to Staples stores. And half the U.S. Senate now opposes management’s plan to close 82 more distribution…

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Picketers protest against post office consolidation in Roanoke (video)

(August 20, 2014) ROANOKE, Va. – Picketers in downtown Roanoke are protesting against the post office consolidation on Wednesday. The Roanoke Mail Distribution Facility is set to consolidate into Greensboro next spring. That announcement earlier this month is still unsettling for many postal workers. As of now, the consolidation begins next year on April 18….

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USPS: Are you on the bucket list?

The Postal Service’s ethics office is hearing from a lot of employees who have questions about the ALS ice bucket challenge. The challenge involves people dumping a bucket of ice water on themselves to raise awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and then encouraging others to do the same or make a…

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USPS Blog: Staples Joins USPS’s Approved Shipper Program

By Darleen Reid-Demeo In an earlier post, I discussed a pilot program that was taking place in 82 Staples locations testing the feasibility of offering postal products and services inside the office supply retailer. Based on the information learned from the test, both the Postal Service and Staples have agreed to end the pilot. Taking…

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