APWU: COLA Update, New Pay Scales For Employees Covered by the National Agreement

(08/19/14) In July 2014, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) fell slightly to 698.580. The sixth COLA adjustment under the 2010 National Agreement is: Per Annum: $686.00 Per Pay Period: $26.40 Cents Per Hour: 33¢ The first and third COLAs were effective March 9, 2013 (pay period 07-2013, pay date March 29, 2013) and totaled $207.00…

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USPS: The shipping news – Postal Service is moving more packages for its competitors

USPS is increasingly moving packages for its competitors, according to newly published numbers that underscore the Postal Service’s unique delivery capabilities. For years, United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx have paid USPS to deliver some packages, especially for customers in rural areas. The companies are now turning to the Postal Service more frequently, the Wall…

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Gone Postal: A Documentary to Save the People’s Post Office – Final Day of Fundraising Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19th is the Final Day to Contribute to the IndieGoGo Fundraising campaign for Gone Postal: A Documentary to Save the People’s Post Office Tuesday August 19th is the final day to join the movement of Community Members and Postal Workers coming together to Save The People’s Post Office. We must defend…

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APWU: Postal Workers, Teachers Turn Up Heat on Staples, Boston & Saugus Protests Planned

Stop Staples’ Boycott Comes to the Hub as Troubled Retailer Releases 2nd Quarter Results Postal Workers to Pass Out Rulers Stamped ‘Don’t Buy School Supplies at Staples’ in Boston at 10 a.m. – Teachers to Join Protest at Saugus Staples at 5:30 p.m. For Immediate Release 08/18/2014 – The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign, organized by…

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Roanoke Postal Workers To Picket Congressman Goodlatte’s Office Over New Delivery Standards (video)

Roanoke, VA – A an informational picket is planned outside Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s office this week as a way to let the public know about coming proposed changes. Earlier this month the US Postmaster submitted changes to the standards that will end the overnight delivery standard. It will be replaced with a two day standard….

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Albuquerque postal service employee fires gun at work, arrested (video)

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — A U.S. Postal Service employee is in custody after bringing a gun to work and firing one shot. It happened early Monday morning on Albuquerque’s main post office property at Broadway and Mountain. No one was hurt in the shooting and it’s unclear what lead up to it, however, one employee who…

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Letter to the Editor: Postal Service wants to set record straight on Jim Hightower article

STILLWATER, Okla. — Julie Gosdin USPS Distict Manager, Oklahoma To the editor: This is in reference to the article entitled, “Postal Service is far from a loser,” (by Jim Hightower) which appeared in the Aug. 7 edition of the Stillwater News Press. The author was absolutely right about one thing – that the Postal Service…

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USPS OIG Blog: Should the Postal Service continue its consolidation plan? (vote in poll)

Network Consolidation Reboot It’s baaack. Network consolidation will return in January 2015, a year after going on hiatus. The U.S. Postal Service announced recently that it would resume consolidations, closing up to 82 mail processing facilities. This second phase of the network consolidations should be done prior to the 2015 fall mailing season. The Postal…

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