APWU: SEIU Votes to Boycott Staples

Web News Article #: 126-14 June 30, 2014 – The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ movement got a big boost this month when the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) voted to endorse the boycott. The union represents building service, healthcare and government employees. In a letter to Staples CEO Ronald L. Sargent and Postmaster General Patrick R….

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Protesters against USPS-Staples partnership demonstrate in Downtown Berkeley

Opponents of the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to allow Staples to operate postal counters at its stores have set up camp outside the Downtown Berkeley Staples. For more than a week, the protesters have been handing out fliers and encouraging passersby to boycott Staples in response to what they call the “privatization” of the postal…

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PMG: “this summer, able to tell customers when package is within 15 minutes of delivery”

Interview at the IPC Annual Conference 2014: e-Commerce, the new normal Published on Jun 23, 2014 “This Summer we are going to be able to tell customers when a package is within 15 minutes of delivery to their house.” – Patrick R Donahoe, Postmaster General & CEO, USPS

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APWU: Protect Your FMLA and USERRA Rights

(This article appears in the July/August 2014 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Tony D. McKinnon Sr., Industrial Relations Director The APWU has received complaints from union members recently of instances where the Postal Service is violating their rights under federal law, most notably the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and the…

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Coden, AL residents concerned about post office changes

CODEN, Ala. (WALA) – Some residents in Coden, Ala. have formed a grassroots effort to help keep their neighboorhood post office open. The United States Postal Service wants to make some changes, and patrons are not happy. Folks living in Coden say they have had a post office in their town for as long as…

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Officials host forum today on future of Southport, CT Post Office

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., will be in town today to meet with First Selectman Michael Tetreau and the public on concerns that the Southport Post Office may be closed. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in Sullivan-Independence Hall. The meeting was planned in response to growing concerns in the Southport section of…

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USPS considers Montague, TX Post Office options

Public input sought as 4 plans mulled The Montague Post Office could see a reduction in hours. or even possible closure, as the POST Plan to streamline post offices across the country comes to the county. A public meeting is scheduled for July 16 in Montague to hear public comment on possible changes in service…

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Zanesfield, OH Post Office to go down to six hours per day

Branches in West Liberty, Belle Center also targeted for operations change A second wave of local post offices will have retail hours of operation cut by at least a quarter, according to an ongoing review by the United States Postal Office. However, the USPS does seek to re-institute 24-hour lobby access at nearly all locations,…

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