APWU: PRC Proposes Changes to Ratemaking System

Web News Article #: 117-2017 12/07/2017 – The PRC just issued their long-awaited proposal to change how much the Postal Service can raise postage rates of market dominant products. (Market dominant products include first class letters and cards, periodicals, and Standard/Market Mail; but do not include most package products which are “competitive” products.) The 2006…

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APWU Geared Up to Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

Web News Article #: 61-2017 06/16/2017 – Throughout the country, the Postal Service has launched an all-out assault on our jobs and is blatantly violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in their staffing of post offices. The USPS is reducing service to the community and disrupting the lives of postal workers by reducing duty assignments…

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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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Hundreds of Post Office Closures Addressed in McCaskill Bill to Prevent Emergency Postal Suspensions

News Release – Tuesday, October 11, 2016 WASHINGTON – Hundreds of post offices around the country would be protected from indefinite “emergency closure” under new bipartisan legislation from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, a longtime champion of rural post service. The bill would prevent the U.S. Postal Service from using its emergency suspension process—meant to be…

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NAPUS Call for Post Office Hour Reduction Moratorium Justified by Recent GAO Report

Over the past 18 months, NAPUS has raised concerns about the lack of data to indicate the amount of money the U.S. Postal Service saved as a result of reduced post office hours and post office re-classifications. In fact, one year ago, President Tony Leonardi testified before a Senate forum on rural mail issues at…

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USPS OIG: Do you receive your mail through Omaha, Nebraska?

Project Title: Omaha, NE, P&DC Customer Service Performance Start Date: Monday, March 28, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: September 2016 In an effort to align its mail processing infrastructure with declining mail volume, the Postal Service has consolidated some mail processing facilities nationwide. Before initiating the consolidations, the Postal Service is required to evaluate service standard…

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Former postal workers blame Congress for collapse of service

By Dan Casey – April 6, 2015 There’s no sign that problems with the region’s U.S. Mail service are letting up. And all of it might be related to an obscure law Congress passed in 2006 that caused a financial crisis in the U.S. Postal Service. Bill Bunch’s March car payment also arrived way late….

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