Load Leveling Forces Mailers To Rethink Delivery Dates

Load leveling aims to reduce overtime hours and promote safety for late-working letter carriers by spreading out the heavy volume of standard mail over the entire week. By the time the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) had issued its March 26 advisory opinion urging the U.S. Postal Service to take more time to consider the impact…

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RFK, Jr. and Seder: U.S. Postal Service Fighting for Survival (video)

(Published on May 22, 2014) Ring of Fire’s Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder discuss the protest by many U.S. Postal Service workers against a deal with Staples that could threaten their jobs.

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Americans to tell Staples annual meeting – Our country is not for sale!

Postal Service workers have served their country with pride for generations. Who would approve a business plan that promises to deliver for pennies a simple letter connecting Americans to one another with efficiency? Only workers dedicated to public service could achieve such a lofty and noble goal. But in recent years the ‘run the government…

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USPS facilities manager sent to federal prison for accepting nearly $1 million in bribes

BRIDGEPORT — As the facilities project manager for the U.S. Postal Service, Robert Giulietti recommended contractors, approved bids and authorized payments. He also lined his pockets with nearly $1 million in bribes and USPS contracts he funneled to MGC, LLC, a company he created. On Friday, Giulietti’s actions landed him in federal prison for 42…

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APWU: AFL-CIO Endorses Staples Boycott

Web News Article #: 107-14 May 30, 2014 – The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign got a significant boost on May 30, when the AFL-CIO notified the APWU it would support the boycott of the office-supply chain. The labor federation is comprised of 56 unions representing 12.5 million members. “Our brothers and sisters in the labor…

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APWU May 30 Press Release: Postal Workers to Protest at Staples Annual Meeting

Company Challenged on No-bid Sweetheart Deal with US Postal Service as 21 San Francisco Post Office Stations Reduce Hours of Service For Immediate Release May 30, 2014 – PALO ALTO — Members of the American Postal Workers Union will protest a no-bid, sweetheart deal with the United States Postal Service on Monday, June 2, immediately…

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APWU May 29 Press Release: Postal Service Cuts Hours at 21 San Francisco Post Offices

USPS Documents Show Hours Reduced at Post Offices Near Staples Stores; Public Postal Counters Are Shrinking, Not Growing, After Secretive Deal with Retail Giant For Immediate Release May 29, 2014 – SAN FRANCISCO – In the wake of a secretive, sweetheart deal to outsource postal operations to low-wage, high-turnover Staples stores, the U.S. Postal Service…

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