Exposed: The Video the PMG Doesn’t Want You to See

06/23/2014 – The Postal Service’s propaganda machine has been working overtime in recent months, with workers forced to watch videos featuring Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe spewing falsehoods about “the state of the business” and the deal with Staples. APWU President Mark Dimondstein takes on the PMG’s claims in a new video that every postal…

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OIG: Would you be willing to pay a nominal monthly fee for an individual parcel locker at your home?

When you think German ingenuity, perhaps high-end automobiles or precision cameras come to mind. Might be time to add individual residential parcel box lockers to the list. Don’t laugh. Deutsche Post DHL plans to roll out individual locked parcel boxes to interested German households, and if successful pilot tests in two cities are any indication,…

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Why Your Local Postal Workers Hate Staples

Office-supply giant Staples has been struggling recently due to the secular decline of major categories like PCs, ink, and paper. North American comparable-store sales declined 4% last year. With sales falling, Staples has found that it has far too much space in its stores, and it is therefore looking to downsize to smaller formats. In…

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Starlight post office closing, Postmaster is lease holder of office located in her house

BUCKINGHAM TWP. – The U.S. Post Office on Starlight Lake Road will be going into an “emergency suspension” and will no longer be operating as of Saturday, June 21, said an official Wednesday. Postmaster Roni Allen is the lease holder of the office, which is located in her house. She won’t be renewing the lease….

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Notes on 2014 NJSPWU Convention

I had the extreme pleasure and honor, once again, of being an invited guest of the 2014 New Jersey State Postal Workers Union Convention held June 16-18 at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Monday’s activities consisted largely of registration, a NJSPWU Executive Board Meeting, and an early evening Federal Retirement presentation. Tuesday…

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APWU: For Students to Win, Teachers Don’t Have to Lose

Web News Article #: 122-14 June 20, 2014 – “On Tuesday morning, teachers across California got up, went to their schools and dedicated their day to helping students learn and grow. “While teachers led their classrooms, a judge in a Los Angeles courtroom said that for students to win, teachers have to lose,” wrote Randi…

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The Postal Service delivers the fail, audit shows

DES MOINES, Iowa — When it comes to incompetence, losing money and union muscle-flexing, the U.S. Postal Service always delivers. A recently released audit by the USPS Office of Inspector General shows Postal Service officials failed to follow proper procedures and wildly overestimated potential savings when it awarded a contract for mailbox maintenance in 18 states…

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