USPS is Hiring in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois

By Kristy Anderson – September 4, 2018 Post Offices and Processing facilities throughout Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, Iowa and Western Illinois are now hiring customer service, delivery, transportation and mail processing positions. Career positions (MN only) include: Part Time Flexible (PTF) Tractor Trailer Operator – Starting hourly pay – $21.94 per hour; positions available in Saint…

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NALC’s Rolando: Washington politics have caused “crisis” in postal service

By Fredric Rolando – August 1, 2015 The growing problem of slower mail service in rural areas and small towns, the topic of a recent editorial in your paper by the National Newspaper Association, is a real one. As mail processing centers are closed or consolidated, mail has to travel further to be sorted, and…

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Opinion: Postal Service undermines customers’ faith

By Gaynelle Johnson and Arden Stabs – May 9, 2015 As retirees of the U.S. Postal Service in Duluth, we feel it’s important postal customers are informed about the recent closure of the Duluth mail processing plant. We remain well-connected, and it appears to us there was a haphazard plan — at best — for…

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Duluth postal center gets a reprieve in the face of nationwide closures

April 9, 2015 Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) — Thursday evening postal workers at the Duluth Mail Processing Center were told they could keep their jobs beyond a government set deadline for closure.  That is also good news for postal patrons here in the Northland. The U.S. Postal Service was to begin consolidating the Duluth facility this…

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Duluth, Minnesota postal center moves toward closure

By Lisa Kaczke – February 13, 2015 U.S. Postal Service officials said Friday that they’ll soon start notifying Duluth mail processing center employees of their options as plans move forward to close the center in nine weeks. In total, about 78 employees will be affected starting April 18, when the Postal Service will begin sorting…

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APWU: AFGE President Seizes the Moment

Web News Article #: 161-14 09/02/2014 – At a training session sponsored by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the union’s president J. David Cox  – a fierce supporter of the APWU’s campaign to Stop Staples! – collected 423 signatures on postcards to Staples CEO Ron Sargent and took them right over to the…

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Outstate MN cities fight postal service closings

50 U.S. senators have joined Minnesota mayors in the fight to save four processing centers. National lawmakers have joined Minnesota mayors in the fight to keep mail processing centers in four outstate cities from closing. Earlier this summer, the U.S. Postal Service announced a plan to shutter dozens of mail processing centers across the county…

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U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan makes late pitch to save Duluth postal center

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan said Tuesday that U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has agreed to personally review the decision to close the Duluth mail processing facility. Nolan, DFL-Crosby, said he spoke to Donahoe on Friday and that the postmaster agreed to review the Duluth case. The Postal Service announced recently that it would close the…

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