APWU: The Wanted Poster – It’s Okay to Post

Web News Article #: 152-14 08/14/2014 – Postal management may not prohibit or otherwise interfere with the display of the APWU’s Wanted poster on union bulletin boards, APWU attorneys report. The poster features a picture of Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe and accuses him of “crimes against the public Postal Service.” Displaying the poster is…

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Latest Plan to Privatize Post Office Hits Unexpected Obstacle

Labor solidarity is stopping the U.S. Postal Service’s pursuit of a fully privatized post office. Could this be a game-changing obstacle? The United States Postal Service (USPS) management just ran into a possible game-changing obstacle to its shameful pursuit of a fully privatized post office: labor solidarity. Here’s the background. For a decade the USPS…

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Postal official can’t deliver answers in Horsham, PA move

Horsham Council and about three dozen residents, many of them postal employees, were displeased with the responses from a postal official concerning the potential move of the Horsham Post Office. Richard Hancock, a real estate specialist with the U.S. Postal Service, spent nearly two hours Wednesday night answering questions and explaining a plan to sell…

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Postal arrestees’ charges dropped, Activists vow to escalate pressure on the postal service

August 13, 2014 – For Immediate Release “I suspect the authorities dropped the charges because their persecution just emboldened us to further spotlight waste, fraud, and abuse at the people’s postal service,” said Rev. John Schwiebert. Schwiebert was one of the “postal protector” arrestees who were charged with “impeding a mail delivery vehicle” and “blocking a…

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Postmaster General sued after letter carrier reports alleged discrimination

A woman is suing over claims she was discriminated against in her position as a letter carrier and her employment was terminated after an injury on the job. Kimberly L. Cox filed a lawsuit Aug. 4 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Patrick R. Donahoe, as Postmaster General, and the…

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APWU: IT-AS Members Ratify New Contract, Agreement Breaks ‘Pattern’ Set in 2010 Negotiations

Web News Article #: 151-14 08/12/2014 – APWU members in the IT-Accounting Services Centers (AS) ratified a new Collective Bargaining Agreement by a vote of 592 to 38 in voting that ended Aug. 7, Support Services Director Steve Brooks has announced. The new agreement, which covers approximately 1,100 employees, was signed on Aug. 8 and took…

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U.S. Postal Service adapts to changing market

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. – When was the last time you paid a bill by mail? If you said, ‘not lately,’ you’re not alone. The U.S. Postal Service is struggling. Customers aren’t mailing like they used and business is changing. Mail carriers like Lori Sullivan make as many as 800 stops a day. The entire Blountville, Tenn….

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