New England postal workers protest working conditions at VT post office

By Stephen Mills – April 29, 2017 BARRE— Postal workers from across New England picketed in the Granite City on Friday, protesting working conditions at the Barre Post Office. Union officials representing workers said they were protesting on behalf of their Barre colleagues who had complained about harassment and staffing problems under Postmaster Lori Brochu….

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Fellow employees testify at trial for suspended Pittsburgh postmaster

By Paula Reed Ward – January 7, 2017 Four employees of the U.S. Postal Service testified this week that they never saw another employee open packages looking for drugs or other contraband until suspended Pittsburgh postmaster Daniel Davis arrived here from Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Davis told them he was looking for drugs, and in one…

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High Turnover Called a Drawback to Using Temp Workers

December 30, 2016 The Postal Service has increasingly turned to non-career employees–who cost the agency less because they do not receive full employee benefits and privileges–but the exceptionally high turnover of such employees partially offsets the hoped-for savings, according to an IG report. The USPS currently has about 130,000 non-career employees to supplement its regular…

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No-confidence vote for Shrewsbury, Massachusetts postmaster

By Elaine Thompson – October 15, 2016 SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury Post Office employees have taken a vote of no confidence in their postmaster whom they say has created “a hostile work environment filled with harassment and bullying,” a repeat of what postal workers in other towns where he has worked have said in the past. The…

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SWFAL / USPS email exchange on Employee Engagement Program (Postal Pulse, VOE, etc)

The following is an mail exchange on the Employee Engagement Program via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local / APWU: From: SWoodFla@aol.com To: Dennis.V.Humphrey@usps.gov CC: DmGray1963@aol.com Sent: 9/15/2016 11:37:03 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time Subj: Re: Employee Engagement Program Dennis, I read your e-mail that you sent to Dan Gray (below) concerning the “Employee…

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Survey Says: The USPS Is a Terrible Place to Work

[maxgallery id=”45820″]Saturday, April 30, 2016 An organizational tumor that has festered within the U.S. Postal Service for years burst into public view this week at exactly the wrong time. An employee survey that postal officials tried to keep under wraps proves what countless postal workers have been saying for years: The USPS is generally a…

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Postal worker bosses come to blows after name-calling, cops say

By Sarah Cassi – February 5, 2016 Two U.S. Postal Service supervisors exchanged blows at a Lehigh County facility after one called the other a “lazy bitch,” according to Pennsylvania State Police. State police with the Bethlehem barracks said troopers were called Jan. 27 to the Hanover Township location at 1000 Postal Road after the…

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