Video Highlights: ‘Stop Staples’ National Day of Action

Published on May 12, 2014 APWU members and supporters ramped up the fight to Stop Staples and its bid to open postal counters in 1,500 stores nationwide at events across the country on April 24, a National Day of Action. Protests were held in 56 locations in 27 states. via “Stop Staples’ National Day of…

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CNY postal worker’s cat video wins $100,000 prize on ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’

Syracuse, NY – A Central New York postal worker, who captured his battle with a cat on video, won $100,000 on “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Joe Cassidy, of Baldwinsville, works for the U.S. Postal Service in Syracuse. His showdown with the cat appeared on the show in January. The video, dubbed “Mail Slot Menace,” won…

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Why is the Postmaster General Understating Postal Revenue Gains?

By David Yao In a May 9, 2014 press release, the Postal Service issued another quarterly press release turning an operating profit (of $261 million) into a loss. The supposed loss, an accounting fiction, was caused entirely by the 2006 law which generates a long-term loan to the Federal treasury, under the guise of “pre-funding”…

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Amazon Forges Ahead with 7-Day Delivery, Deal with USPS is not Exclusive

Amazon is taking full advantage of the U.S. Postal Service’s commitment to extend its package delivery schedule to Sundays. In November, Amazon announced the availability of Sunday delivery to Prime customers located in two cities – New York and LA, and it is now expanding the service to an additional 15 cities in the U.S.,…

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National Police Week – May 11-17, 2014 / Postal Inspection Service Fallen Officers

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service wishes to commemorate the U.S. Postal Inspectors and Postal Police Officers, shown below, who have died in the line of duty. Their names have been etched on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall and to a Postal Inspection Service plaque at the agency’s national headquarters, both located in Washington, DC….

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Check out the robot South Plantation, FL H.S. students made to deliver Priority Mail

According to USPS Chief Sustainability Officer Thomas Day, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Eco Symposium at South Plantation High School in Plantation FL, “We were “wowed” by the robot that students created to deliver Express Mail… sustainability at its best.” Source: @USPS Twitter Account US Postal Service Facebook Account  

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Budget woes mean end of 30-year air mail service in Nebraska

Friday marked an important date in history for Nebraska. It was the day that air mail service in the state officially came to an end. “It’s the end of an era,” said Geoffrey Gallup, owner of Omaha-based Suburban Air Freight. “It’s going to slip quietly into history.” Suburban Air Freight has had a contract with…

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