Video: Survey paints dismal picture of worker morale at Pontiac Metroplex Mail Distribution Center

By Aaron Baskerville – June 10, 2016 PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) – A workplace survey about the Metroplex Mail Distribution Center in Pontiac paints a dismal picture of workplace life. The survey, exclusively obtained by 7 Action News, was sent out to more than 700 union workers in May. One hundred seventy five have responded so…

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APWU demands answers after 5 workers die at Pontiac postal facility in 14 months (video)

By Aaron Baskerville – March 9, 2016 PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) – American Postal Workers Union leaders are demanding more answers and further investigation after five US postal workers at the mail center in Pontiac have died on the job. These deaths happened in a 14-month time frame, the latest occurring in October of 2015. Area…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Iron Mountain, MI, P&DF Consolidation

Background The U.S. Postal Service uses Area Mail Processing (AMP) guidelines to consolidate mail processing functions and increase productivity through more efficient use of equipment, facilities, staffing, and transportation. These consolidations are intended to reduce costs and maintain quality service. Consolidating mail processing operations from the Iron Mountain, MI, Processing and Distribution Facility (P&DF) into…

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Where will Flint’s downtown post office go?

By Ron Fonger – August 25, 2015 FLINT, MI — A representative of the United States Postal Service says the agency is looking at several possible locations for a new downtown post office branch, including the building it recently moved out of. “Several locations have been identified … Our plan is to look at those…

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USPS: New approach helps Post Office boost scanning scores

The Troy, MI, Post Office has made dramatic improvements in scanning, a crucial service that is helping USPS grow its package delivery business.  The office is averaging about 99.7 percent after adopting a process called “scan, clear and deliver.”  The new approach focuses on making sure parcels that arrive before 9 a.m. are delivered that…

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USPS job fair slated for April 29, Up to 8 RCA positions available at Ada, MI PO

April 21, 2015 ADA — The U.S. Postal Service will sponsor a free Postal Job Fair at the Ada Post Office, 131 E. 12th Ada, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. Applicants should expect to spend approximately one hour to complete the application process. Hands-on assistance with the Postal Service’s online application…

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Senator Stabenow Introduces Measure to Stop U.S. Postal Service Facilities Closures

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today introduced an amendment that would stop the U.S. Postal Service from continuing the closure of facilities for two years, preventing delays in services that will impact Michigan families and small businesses. Sen. Stabenow joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and 11 other senators in authoring this amendment to legislation currently before…

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APWU Members, Retirees Attend Michigan’s SOAR Coalition Congressional Breakfast

(October 26, 2014) More than 700 APWU members and retirees attended the 32nd congressional breakfast sponsored by the SOAR Coalition of Michigan on Oct. 19. The coalition was formed in 1982 to unite active and retired federal and postal employees and their spouses to protect benefits and achieve a secure retirement. Former U.S. Rep. David…

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