PRC: Public Commission Meeting – Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Public Commission Meeting Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. Commission Hearing Room 901 New York Avenue NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20268–0001 Portions Open to the Public 1. Report from the Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations on legislative activities and the handling of rate and service inquiries from the public. 2. Report…

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POW-MIA flag flown upside down at local post office

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – The prisoner of war and missing in action flag was flying upside down through out Memorial day weekend, at the Punta Gorda post office. “We were living in the jungle, we were sleeping under a poncho, I never had a hot meal,” says Bill Grey, a veteran of the Vietnam war….

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Port Royal Area Post Offices May Cut Hours, Close

Port Royal facility is home for entire community In the tiny town of Port Royal, the post office is more than a place where people pick up and send out their mail. “Everybody in this town pretty much relies on the post office. It’s like a center for everything. Everybody meets here,” said Chris Hawkins,…

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Cresco downtown business owners rally against USPS CBUs

CRESCO – With downtown Cresco business and building owners being “surprised” with new centralized box units (CBUs) being installed with little notice, voices were heard by USPS officials as well as city of Cresco administration and council members. At the May 19 Cresco City Council meeting, a large group of downtown business owners came to…

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NPMHU National Executive Board Unanimously Endorses Staples Boycott

May 27, 2014 – The Stop Staples campaign continues to capture prominent media attention. To fuel this momentum, the APWU is calling for a “Don’t Buy” campaign. All Union members are being asked to avoid patronizing Staples during this boycott. The outsourcing of Postal jobs and services must stop. The NPMHU Executive Board has committed…

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USPS OIG: Leaving Traditional Benefits Behind?

Offering workplace benefits such as health and retirement programs and paid vacations is a well established way to attract and retain talented workers. But the structure of these offerings has been changing in the public and private sectors over the past 20 to 30 years for several reasons, including rising pension debts; a more mobile…

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Mail delivery to your door could end

Mail delivery to the door could become a thing of the past for many. Currently, 37 million American homes and businesses get mail delivered at the doors. Now, about 15 million of them are at risk of losing home delivery, if House Republicans have their way. It will only affect homes that get deliveries at…

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