Congressman pressures Postal Officials to reopen Carlstadt Post Office

CARLSTADT – The Carlstadt post office, dedicated to two local fallen Iraqi War veterans, has survived revenue declines and was spared permanent closure in 2011 but now faces “discontinuance” following a three-alarm fire on April 24 that caused its doors to temporarily shut. Since the fire, services have been suspended, and pickups and other services…

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Despite financial troubles, Postal Service hiring full time workers in Central New York

SYRACUSE — After constant news of cuts, it may surprise you to hear snail mail is alive and well here in Central New York. Kathleen Cuskyk is the transition coordinator for the US Postal Service based at the Syracuse headquarters on North Taft Road. “This building took on Utica, Binghamton, and Watertown. We’ve closed those…

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Mark Dimondstein | Every day is Labor Day

Mark Dimondstein kept Boise Weekly waiting for nearly an hour-and-a-half. He had been waylaid by a union meeting, and another, and still another–regional members of the American Postal Workers Union had gathered in Boise in mid April and they wanted some face-time with their new national union president. By the time BW had the opportunity…

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USPS District Mgmt Bulletin: Avoiding Improper Reporting Relationships

(This is complete CMA BS.  Many facilities would have no management at all if it weren’t for the rampant cronyism and nepotism that permeates the EAS and PCES ranks at all levels of the USPS agency.  Please reply on this site with your thoughts, experiences, opinions, etc.  – Thanks, RZ) Excerpt: “The USPS and the Long Island District want…

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APWU-USPS Grievance Moratorium Letter for 2014 Biennial Convention

via Tony D. McKinnon, Sr. Director, Industrial Relations May 5, 2014 Extension of Time Limits on Grievances and Appeals to Arbitration that would expire between July 14, 2014 through August 1, 2014 Enclosed you will find confirmation on the agreement reached with the Postal Service regarding time limit extensions for all grievances and appeals to…

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Armed Forces Day – Postal facilities to fly POW-MIA flag

Saturday, May 17, is Armed Forces Day, one of six days each year USPS facilities fly the POW-MIA flag. Postal facilities that are open on Saturday must display the flag, which honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action. The POW-MIA flag…

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If you’re not saving for retirement, it’s not too late to start

Closer than you think If you’re younger than 45, retirement seems far away. But employees could be missing out on thousands of dollars in matching money if they’re not contributing at least 5 percent of their salaries to their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) accounts. TSP has launched a “Take FIVE for Your Future” campaign to…

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In Cortez FL, no mail delivery is no problem

CORTEZ – A few times a week 88-year-old Mary Green hops in her 2005 Honda and drives three blocks to the post office. She has to. There is no mail delivery to her home. In fact, no one in the historic fishing village of Cortez — population of roughly 4,000 — receives home mail delivery or…

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