USPS May Delay Next Price Increase

The U.S. Postal Service is thinking about foregoing its usual January price increase next year. It’s not that postal officials have suddenly been afflicted with a case of generosity after jacking up most postal rates by more than 5% earlier this year. They’re merely preparing for what happens when (or, rather, if) the temporary 4.3%…

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APWU: New Code on Form 50 Reflects Bigger Deduction for Retirement

Web News Article #: 111-14 June 3, 2014 – Several people have inquired about the designation “FERS-RAE” on the Form 50s of employees who were recently converted from Postal Support Employee to career. The new designation reflects that the employees were hired as career employees on or after Jan. 1, 2013, and are covered under…

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APWU: ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ Sample Resolution

Web News Article #: 110-14 June 3, 2014 – The APWU has prepared a ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ sample resolution [DOC] | [PDF] for use by APWU leaders and union allies to help spread the word about the boycott of the office-supply chain. “APWU members and our allies must spread the word about the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign to every labor…

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WPB customers missing their mail because it’s evidence in Post Office investigation (video)

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – One stroke and one color at a time, Lynn Morgan paints a picture of a beautiful landscape. “My paintings sort of all portray peaceful solitude,” explained Morgan. Her recent dealings with the Postal Service has this artist seeing red. “Someone sent me a check to buy one of my paintings…

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US Postal Service Workers Protest Staples Partnership in Palo Alto (audio)

(KGO) – United States postal workers took to the streets of Palo Alto with a message for Staples executives meeting inside a downtown hotel. As KGO’s Jeannie Lynch reports, the protest was over the postal service’s new partnership with the office supply company. Caroline Frederico with the US Postal Service claims the partnership takes away…

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Staples Execs Get an Earful At Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

Web News Article #: 109-14 June 2, 2014 – Staples’ board of directors got an earful on June 2, when they attended the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in upscale Palo Alto, CA. Fifty APWU members and supporters – including students from nearby Stanford University – chanted loud enough to be heard throughout the executives’ brief…

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USPS: Postal Service promotes consumer survey

The Postal Service wants more people to complete its consumer surveys, so the organization is asking fewer questions and allowing participants to answer them online, Consumer and Industry Affairs VP Jim Nemec says. “We do surveys to understand what we are doing well and what we need to improve when it comes to creating a…

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APWU Condemns GOP Plan to Loot USPS to Save Highway Fund

Web News Article #: 108-14 June 2, 2014 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein issued a statement June 2 condemning a proposal by House Republican leaders to raid the Postal Service treasury to shore up the Highway Trust Fund. The statement appears below: “The proposal by House Republican leaders to use Postal Service funds to help…

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