Downtown Cresco, IA mailboxes stir up business owners

CRESCO – With a crowd of approximately 35, business/building owners gathered at the Monday Cresco City Council meeting to voice their opinions about centralized box units (CBUs) installed downtown. Led by Paul Lovell, co-owner of Cresco Bicycles, the group expressed problems with the boxes and how they may have “degraded” their downtown. “We have two…

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Scammers claim to be USPS officials to get personal info

TULSA, Okla. – The postal inspection service received complaints from individuals nationwide about fraudulent emails and phone calls. The caller says a package was unable to be delivered. These emails and phone calls are attempts to gather personal identifying information. The email, which claims to be from the US Postal Service, includes a message related…

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PRC Adopts Fast Track Process For Advisory Opinions On Nationwide Service Changes

Press Release May 20, 2014 Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission introduced modernized rules to respond to Postal Service requests for Advisory Opinions on major changes to postal services. Under these new rules, the Commission would seek to issue future advisory opinions in 90 days or less while still meeting the requirements of…

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APWU COLA Update: Employees Covered by National Agreement

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement: (05/21/14) In April 2014, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) rose to 695.356. This index is above the point of the last adjustment: 692.725. The sixth COLA adjustment under the 2010 National Agreement will be based on the July 2014 CPI Index point and will be effective September 6,…

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Slow mail delivery for Boston, OIG investigation finds

Boston residents may have to wait a little longer for their mail after an investigation showed the city’s Postal Service processing and distribution center saw a 56 percent increase in the amount of delayed mail within a single year. In just the first three months of fiscal year 2014, the Boston center delayed delivery of…

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APWU: Don’t Buy. It’s that easy.

With your help, the Stop Staples campaign is gathering momentum. After months of stonewalling by USPS management and Staples executives, the APWU National Executive Board voted to increase the pressure on the office-supply chain by officially calling for a “Don’t Buy” campaign for all products sold by Staples. The “Don’t Buy” message is already catching…

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ABC7 Chicago I-Team: Snail Mail Getting Slower?

CHICAGO (WLS) — The I-Team is tracking slow and unreliable mail service and putting the U.S. Postal Service to the test. There’s now new evidence that the problem is growing. ABC7 Consumer Investigative Reporter Jason Knowles got an inside look at the local postal nerve center and what’s being done to speed things up. In…

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Postal Service, union in confrontation over mail service at Staples stores

The announcement last year drew little notice: The long-troubled United States Postal Service was teaming up with equally distressed retailer Staples Inc. to offer mail services in 82 of its office supply stores. Initially pitched as a modest public-private partnership, the deal has blown up into a major confrontation between the Postal Service and its…

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