Lawsuit seeks to nullify APWU Cleveland Local’s election of officers

On September 28, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, the Department filed suit against the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 72 (located in Cleveland, Ohio). The lawsuit seeks to nullify the union’s April 29, 2018 regular election of officers. The complaint alleges that the union…

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USPS hiring hundreds of local mail carriers in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana

By Ally Kraemer – February 23, 2017 CINCINNATI — The United States Post Office is hoping to hire 300 new mail carriers — and fast. “They don’t have to have any type of experience,” said Charlotte Morrow, who works for USPS customer relations. “We’ll train them, we’ll show them what the job is all about…

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USPS to develop policy for postmarking absentee ballots amid concerns about discounted ballots

By Stephanie Warsmith – November 20, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service will develop a policy on postmarking absentee ballots in light of concerns raised this week by Summit County elections officials about nearly 900 ballots discounted because they lacked postmarks. “We will be talking to the Ohio Secretary of State to reach a mutual understanding…

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Youngstown mail-processing center still processing

Vacant USPS positions can now be filled after postponement of facilities consolidation By Kalea Hall – November 9, 2015 American Postal Workers Union Local 443 President Jim Varner remains optimistic about the Youngstown mail-processing center operations. The center, located at 99 S. Walnut St., was supposed to close in July, but the closure was postponed…

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Former Gates Mills postmaster charged with stealing more than $55,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 17, 2015 The former postmaster of the Gates Mills Post Office was charged today with theft of property used by the U.S. Postal Service, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Monica Weyler, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service —…

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Video: Closing of Youngstown mail processing center put on hold

By Greta Mittereder – May 5, 2015 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The United States Postal Service processing center in downtown Youngstown will remain open, at least for now. It was set to close in July, but that has been delayed and a new closure date has yet to be determined. Postal service officials stress that…

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End is here for mail sorting facility at Akron’s main post office

[maxgallery id=”35533″]By Katie Byard – April 16, 2015 The postal service never delivered another reprieve. Hundreds of postal service workers at the mail sorting center in Akron have been hoping for one, though the chances were slim to none. Friday marks the end of the line for the mail processing operations that have been at…

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