R.R. Donnelley Ready To Deliver When the Postal Service Doesn’t

If Congress decides to allow private delivery of newspapers and magazines on Sundays, the nation’s largest printing company is ready to step in. “We are looking at alternative delivery methods for content, for physical content,” Thomas J. Quinlan, CEO of R.R. Donnelley, told financial analysts this week. (SeekingAlpha has the complete transcript.) “With the platform…

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Mail woes cause headaches for businesses in the Commerce Industrial Park

OGDENSBURG — Two business managers are speaking out about the mail delivery changes at the Ogdensburg Commerce Park. In order to streamline its delivery process, the Ogdensburg post office has changed its delivery schedule to accommodate residents over businesses in the light industrial park. Businesses that used to receive mail earlier in the day now…

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Postal insurance doesn’t guarantee a paid damage claim

LAVEEN, AZ (CBS5) – A Laveen man says the post office damaged his shipment and won’t honor his insurance claim. The reason comes down to how the item was packed. It seems reasonable to think that if a USPS employee is going to sell you insurance on your item, they would also tell you if…

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Postal Workers: Now is the Time to Get Involved!

May 1, 2014 – (This article appears in the May-June 2014 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Debby Szeredy, Executive Vice President For many years most of our membership has left too much of the fighting for jobs, better wages and our rights and benefits to stewards and officers. It’s not enough. We all…

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Young Workers: Step Up, Attend the APWU Convention

May 1, 2014 – (This article appears in the May-June 2014 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Liz Powell, Secretary-Treasurer The APWU has a message for its youngest members: We need you! “We need the enthusiasm and creativity that young workers can bring to the APWU,” said President Mark Dimondstein. “We want young union…

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Postal Service finalizes decision to sell downtown building

Officials deliver ruling on appeal of Feb. 5 relocation decision The U.S. Postal Service has finalized its decision to close and sell its main post office building at 424 S. Kansas Ave. in downtown Topeka. Tom Samra, the postal service’s vice president for facilities, this week sent Mayor Larry Wolgast a letter informing him the…

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USPS OIG: Leave Benefits and Paid Holidays Benchmarking

White Papers – HR-WP-14-001 – 05/01/2014 Conclusion The Postal Service’s leave benefits have generally remained unchanged for decades, while the leave benefits of the private sector organizations have changed significantly. Although the Postal Service’s leave benefits and paid holidays are comparable in many ways to those offered in the private sector, some differences exist. For…

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Postal workers resist privatization plans

DEARBORN, Michigan — In a recent video message posted to the U.S. Postal Service’s YouTube channel, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe appeared incredulous and indignant about protests that have erupted across the nation over changes he’s instituted. “There’s no interest in privatizing,” he said. “Do not let people get you confused.” If that message was aimed…

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