False Charges, Reprisals Against Post Office Worker Prompts Anti-Retaliation Lawsuit

(July 14, 2014) ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service on behalf of a maintenance employee at the St. Louis Network Distribution Center in Hazelwood, Mo., who reported unsafe working conditions and suffered reprisals, including false charges of making a terrorist threat. The lawsuit…

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Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter’s “The Retiree Record” – July Edition

THE STAPLE’S CAMPAIGN The series of demonstrations against Staple’s hijacking post office jobs and our work is ongoing. The kick-off was held at the Staple’s store on McKnight Road, @ a block from the McKnight Station, on June 10, to coincide with the APWU’s “Day Of Action”, On that date, or other dates in close…

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Berkshire County MA post office outposts see hours reduced

(July 14, 2014) As part of its massive cost-cutting efforts designed to reduce a $40 billion annual budget gap, the U.S. Postal Service is completing service cutbacks at seven rural outposts in Berkshire County. The plan, first announced in late 2012, has involved extensive community surveys and meetings in the towns affected, said Christine Dugas,…

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Concerns over Eureka, CA mail sorting operation move to Medford, OR

Officials worried about impact on jobs, delivery, election ballots With the decision to move mail sorting operations from Eureka to Oregon, community members and officials have voiced concerns over how it will impact residents, businesses, post office employees and mail delivery. U.S. Postal Service spokesman James Wigdel said the overall impact of the move to…

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APWU: AFT Delegates Adopt ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ Resolution, Rally in Support of U.S. Postal Workers

Web News Article #: 138-14 July 13, 2014 –  American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and thousands of AFT convention delegates joined members of the American Postal Workers Union and other community members in a rally July 12, telling the United States Postal Service and the Staples corporation that the “U.S. Mail Is Not for…

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21CPW Special Report: Cape Girardeau Mail Processing Intentionally Delayed – OIG fails to act, APWU HQ silent

Fraud, corruption, and failure to protect the US Mail delivery standards abounds nationwide due to the USPS PMG’s ill conceived and incompetently implemented carnage of public mail service standards under the guise of Network Consolidation / Realignment. A new page at www.21cpw.com was created to highlight just one example of the intentional and deliberate efforts to “hide” and delay…

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Excitement Builds as APWU National Convention Nears

Web News Article #: 137-14 July 11, 2014 – As the start of the APWU 22nd Biennial Convention nears, anticipation for the big event is building. As of the second week in July, more than 2,000 delegates representing more than 300 locals and state organizations had registered. The convention will take place July 21-25 in…

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Door-to-door uptown mail delivery returns in Lake Placid

(July 13, 2014) LAKE PLACID — Traditional mail delivery has returned to businesses along East Interlake Boulevard and North Main Avenue in Lake Placid. Controversial mail distribution centers — commonly called “cluster boxes” — were removed Friday. One of the multiple sets of cluster boxes was on the front porch of the Highlands County Health…

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