USPS Union Shows Why People Hate Unions

Staples-U.S. Postal Service deal would’ve been good for all parties, including customers Staples has been really struggling as of late, as have all office supply stores. The superstore concept is starting to fail in the face of competition from stores like Dollar Tree, Walmart and Amazon, not to mention Uline. Staples management had a great…

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APWU to Teachers, Parents: Don’t Buy School Supplies at Staples

Web News Article #: 150-14 08/12/2014 – As the back-to-school season moves into high gear, the APWU is ramping up its ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign, with online ads directed at educators and parents. The ads ask them to buy school supplies elsewhere. The APWU has also developed a flyer for distribution to teachers that asks…

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USPIS: $100K reward in 2013 murder of Md. letter carrier

(August 11, 2014) CHEVERLY, Md. [WUSA9] — Solving the 2013 murder of the Md. letter carrier, Tyson Jerome Barnette is still a top priority, according to a spokesperson for the Postal Inspection Service. The letter carrier was shot and killed on November 23, 2013, officials said. Barnette was delivering mail at night in Cheverly, Md….

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USPS OIG: The Postal Service, E-Government, and You

Say you’re about to drive off for vacation in less than 48 hours, but you suddenly realize your license has expired. The nearest DMV office is 15 miles away, the waiting line probably just as long, and there’s just too much else to do to get ready. But imagine now that you can go to…

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Suicide Prevention: How We Can All Help In The Workplace

Sponsored by the EAP National Joint Committee and the USPS EAS The EAP National Joint Committee (NJC) has prepared a suicide prevention campaign for the workplace. Even talking about suicide prevention can be a sensitive and difficult thing to do. But, learning more about suicide and being prepared to get involved can help save a…

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APWU: The Postal Service’s Best-Kept Secret – It’s Making Money from Operations

Web News Article #: 149-14 08/11/2014 – USPS management is doing its best to keep the good news quiet, but facts are facts. According to reports released by the USPS on Aug. 11, as of June 30, three-quarters of the way through Fiscal Year 2014: Operating income was up by about $1 billion over the…

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NALC: Given positive mail trends, Congress needs to preserve and strengthen USPS while fixing pre-funding

Aug. 11, 2014—Statement from National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric V. Rolando, on today’s U.S. Postal Service report for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2014: “The figures released today by the Postal Service show an operating profit of slightly more than $1 billion for the first three quarters of Fiscal Year 2014, continuing…

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Amazon opens first of expected 15 ‘sortation’ centers

(August 10, 2014) KENT, Wash. – As Mike Roth steps into Amazon.com’s newest warehouse here, he spreads his arms wide and asks what is different about this facility from the 96 other warehouses the Web giant operates around the world. To anyone who has ever set foot in one of those 1 million-square-foot buildings, known…

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