APWU Pre-Convention Workshop: Involuntary Reassignments / Excessing / Impacts

The PMG’s mad drive to undermine service and cut hours and jobs is going to get worse!  His announcement to impose 82 more plant consolidations to begin in January 2015, coupled with the impacts of several hundred forced excessing events for this coming September area move date, requires a concentrated effort and fully educated preparation…

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Low-Wage Villains of the Week: USPS and Staples

In our new regular feature, we’ll be taking a look at the villains who are doing their best to prevent the United States from raising wages for all or some Americans. In this series, we’re going to look past the usual suspects—for example, while it is true that too often elected officials get in the…

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Tulsa’s U.S. mail-sorting center targeted for closure as early as next year

Tulsa’s mail-processing plant is again being targeted for closure as part of a U.S. Postal Service consolidation plan to save money. The east Tulsa mail-sorting facility is one of 82 nationwide slated to close in the second phase of the agency’s reorganization plan, which it began implementing in 2012. “What we’ve been told is very…

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San Antonio postal customers locked out of their mail

(July 7, 2014) SAN ANTONIO — Hundreds of postal customers are making their own mail runs on the city’s northwest side. The problem: there’s a backup in changing the locks on mailboxes within subdivisions. “The people who send me mail, they pay postage. They’re paying for something to be delivered to me, and it’s not…

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National Newspaper Association criticizes future USPS cutbacks

(July 7, 2014) Robert M. Williams Jr., president of the National Newspaper Association and publisher of the Blackshear (Ga.) Times issued a statement strongly objecting to forthcoming closures planned by the United States Postal Service. The USPS said it would close or consolidate more than 80 mail-processing facilities after January, and lower service standards for…

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USPS: Mail to the chief – President Obama encourages letter writing

(July 7, 2014) Letter writing has received an endorsement from the commander in chief. President Obama went to Minneapolis last month to meet Rebekah Erler, a Minnesota mother of two who wrote to him about her family’s financial struggles. “I’m pretty sure this is a silly thing to do, to write a president,” Erler’s letter…

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USPS falls short on customer satisfaction goals

The Hill - Opinion

The U.S. Postal Service fell short of its own goals for customer service last year, according to a new report from the agency’s regulator. The Postal Regulatory Commission’s report says that 78.4 percent of the USPS’s customers – either from households or small- to medium-sized businesses – said they were either very or mostly satisfied with…

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Amazon quietly rolls out Sunday delivery in Seattle and Portland; Coming soon to Bay Area, Boston and more cities

After starting in selected cities around the country, Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service are closer to rolling out Sunday parcel delivery on a nationwide scale. In recent weeks, Sunday delivery has launched in Seattle and Portland, and various other cities are potentially only weeks from going live — including the Boston area and a…

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