Former PMG Bailar quits Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee

Former postmaster general Benjamin F. Bailar has resigned from the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, questioning the value of continuing a panel that has guided United States stamp policy since 1957. In a letter to Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe, Bailar suggested that the committee has become overly concerned about trying to raise money for the…

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USPS: VOE is coming – Employees should respond by Aug. 18 (Say No! Boycott the VOE!)

Want to share your opinion on what it means to be a member of the USPS team? Just fill out the fourth-quarter Voice of the Employee (VOE) survey and send it back before the Aug. 18 deadline. The survey is on its way to employees chosen to participate during this quarter. PLEASE SEE:  APWU Urges…

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Letter to the editor: Don’t let Staples’ tricks fool you

The recent announcement that Staples would end its partnership with the U.S. Postal Service is nothing more than a ruse. Instead of giving up on its quest to privatize the Postal Service, Staples wants to become an “Approved Shipper.” This ploy to confuse consumers is proof that the growing protests against Staples are having an…

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Former law enforcement officer to be sentenced for embezzlement at Contract Postal Unit (CPU)

(August 3, 2014) A former law enforcement officer is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for conspiring to fraudulently issue and embezzle at least $16,000 in postal money orders at a contract postal station in downtown Statesville in 2011. Steven Stone pleaded guilty in federal court in July 2013 to conspiracy, court records show. Stone and…

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Package kiosks coming to prevent you from missing your order

You expected your mail carrier to deliver a package, but when you stepped out for a minute, you missed it. Or maybe when you were at work, an unexpected delivery came and no one was home to receive it. In either scenario, you’d usually end up having to go to the local post office and…

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Grand Opening of the nation’s 700th Village Post Office Monday

The grand opening of the nation’s 700th Village Post Office, which gives Humboldt County residents more access to common postal products and services, is Monday. A Village Post Office is now in Scrapper’s Edge in Eureka at 728 Fourth St. and owner Sondra Kirtley said it gives residents who are pressed for time another location…

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Postal workers defeat anti-union scheme to contract jobs to Staples

LOS ANGELES — Postal workers scored a victory when Staples Inc. announced July 14 that it was ending a pilot program to set up mini post offices in the company’s retail outlets. Staples began the program last fall, offering U.S. Postal Service-branded counters in 82 stores in four states. The Staples program is widely viewed…

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