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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PostalVision 2020: Nobody Likes Paying More for Less

The Postal Service is being forced to reduce the value of its prime asset, “last mile” delivery. Management has proposed to eliminate Saturday delivery and require businesses and households to accept delivery at curb or cluster boxes instead of at the door. At the same time, mailers are being charged more to cover the costs…

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USPS OIG Blog: Catalogs as the New Window Displays

If your favorite catalog looks more like the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition or even an issue of Life magazine, there’s a good reason. These high-end photo displays and glossy spreads help retailers sell products online. Retailers are pouring more money into catalog design, including expensive photo shoots, because they find this drives online and in-store…

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OIG Audit Project: Parcel Payment Technologies and Payment Strategies

The Postal Service offers services through a network consisting of nearly 32,000 Post Offices, stations, and branches, plus thousands of Contract Postal Units, Community Post Offices, Village Post Offices, retail establishments that sell postage stamps and other services as a convenience to customers, as well as their website, www.usps.com. With FedEx and UPS as well…

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Postal workers sickened by bear repellent in NE Philadelphia

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A postal facility in Northeast Philadelphia was evacuated after several workers were exposed fumes which were later discovered to be bear repellent. It was shortly after noon Saturday that crews were called to the U.S. Postal facility on the 1900 block of Byberry Road. Authorities say about 13-16 employees in a…

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