NALC files national-level grievance regarding Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation

August 17, 2020 Today, pursuant to Article 15, Section 3.F of the National Agreement, NALC initiated a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of the delivery initiative called Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation (SER). On July 31, 2020, USPS notified NALC of the SER initiative and characterized it as a “review” which would…

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Canada converts 100,000 customers to cluster boxes, only 4.9 million to go

(October 24, 2014) Canada is getting cluster boxes, and lots of them. This week Canada Post rolled out it plan to replace home delivery at the door to centralized delivery at a cluster box down the block. Nearly 100,000 residences, plus over 3,300 businesses, have been converted so far. Over the next five years, Canada…

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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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