APWU: USPS Uses Trickery, Tries to Derail Staples Boycott

Web News Article #: 135-14 ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ Campaign Marches On! July 9, 2014 – “A Postal Service letter to the APWU dated July 7 indicating that it is terminating the no-bid deal with Staples and replacing it with an ‘approved shipper’ program is a ruse,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The USPS is changing…

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At USPS, Making Every Mile Count . . . More

(July 9, 2014) Earn more or spend less. Those are the two basic ways to achieve financial fitness, whether you’re talking about the household budget or a multibillion-dollar corporate balance sheet. And that’s what it comes down to for the U.S. Postal Service as it seeks to bring revenue in line with expenses (it lost…

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APWU: Send a Postcard to Staples CEO – You Can Do It Online

Web News Article #: 134-14 July 9, 2014 – With momentum building for the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign, the APWU wants to make sure Staples CEO Ronald Sargent gets the message. The union is asking supporters to sign a postcard addressed to Staples CEO Ronald L. Sargent, telling him that until his stores staff their…

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Robot Postal Workers Invade San Francisco

(July 9, 2014) Want to pick up a package from your Aunt Marge, but don’t want have time to run down to the post office or shipping center? There may be a robot in your future. No, Mr. Machine will not wait on line for you. The soda-machine-sized devices stay put. providing a way to…

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Postal Service to hike fees to rent P.O. boxes in CT

(July 8, 2014) Washington – The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will raise fees on thousands of post office boxes rented to individuals and businesses in Connecticut, starting next month. The U.S. Postal Service, in a notice that will be posted in the Federal Register Wednesday, said post office boxes in 38 Connecticut zip codes, in…

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USPS: Low and behold – Travel card credit limits lowered for infrequent travelers

If you have a government-issued individually billed travel card and you haven’t used it in two years or more, the Postal Service will lower the card’s credit limit to $1, effective July 14. If you plan to use the card for travel, you may request a credit increase by: Following the existing procedures for requesting…

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APWU, USPS Reach Tentative Agreement for IT/AS Employees

Web News Article #: 132-14 July 8, 2014 – The APWU and USPS have reached a tentative agreement on a contract for employees in the IT and Accounting Services (AS) units. Union members will have the opportunity to vote to ratify or reject the agreement. Details of the ratification process are expected to be announced…

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Top 10 most expensive discrimination settlements of 2013 (USPS case is #6)

6. $4.5 million – Hubbard, et al. v. U.S. Postal Service Disability discrimination is growing area of litigation risk, and perhaps as a sign of the times this case revolved around the accommodations afforded to deaf and hard-of-hearing workers of the United States Postal Service. The suit alleged that workers with hearing problems were not…

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