USPS: Employees urged to beware of wildfires

The Postal Service is reminding employees to be cautious of wildfires like those occurring this month in California, Oregon and Washington. Wildfires — which can happen anywhere, anytime — often are sparked by human activity or lightning strikes. They can spread quickly, particularly in areas experiencing hot weather conditions, high winds and little rain. To…

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DOL Sues Postal Service Over Firing of Injured Whistleblower

“The U.S. Postal Service unlawfully threatened to terminate, and ultimately fired, a worker who reported an on-the-job injury, the Labor Department said in a federal lawsuit in California. The DOL alleges that the Postal Service violated the whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S….

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Opposition grows to planned Richmond, CA post office closure

By Mike Aldax – June 12, 2017 A community town hall is scheduled Thursday night in response to the U.S. Postal Service’s plans to close the branch at 1025 Nevin Ave. and possibly relocate services to the Richmond McVittie Detached Delivery Unit at 2100 Chanslor Ave. The town hall — hosted by the Iron Triangle…

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Word from the field: San Leandro and El Cerrito, California Staples are closing

The San Leandro Staples is closing October 8 and the El Cerrito Staples is closing in November! No one travels 50 or 100 miles to shop at Staples, they go to the one near them. There are only so many customers within range of a particular store. The people we talk to are all from…

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USPS opens ‘mega passports office’ in California

The 1,500-square-foot office is separate from the retail lobby and has additional staff. Services include passport photos, document photocopying, expedited processing and Priority Mail Express delivery with tracking and insurance. The office is open every day except Thursdays and Sundays. No appointments are necessary. The Postal Service began accepting passport applications on the State Department’s…

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Another kind of tax: The Postal Service cuts back at a post office deep in the hood

April 10, 2015 The Postal Service is extending collection hours at many post offices on April 15th for Tax Day, but there’s at least one post office in California that’s getting a lot less than extended hours. Customers of the Marcus Foster post office, located on International Boulevard in the heart of Deep East Oakland,…

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