NALC response to White House tweet on the Postal Service

January 09, 2018 Over the holidays, the president mentioned the Postal Service in the following tweet: While it is clear that the intended target was Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos (who is also owner of The Washington Post), what is less clear is the reason for the sudden interest in the pricing of packages. It’s probably…

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Time for Postal Service to send Congress “Dear John letter”

  By Dennis Wyatt – January 2, 2018 The Twitter in Chief has a point. Big businesses seem to benefit from indirect subsidies from the United States Postal Service in the form of rates that do not cover basic costs given USPS lost $5.6 billion in 2016. President Trump last week tweeted the Postal Service…

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At the post office, no pictures of Presidents allowed

By Kimberley Haas – December 26, 2017 PORTSMOUTH — A spokesman for the United States Postal Service said Tuesday that photos of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were to be immediately removed from the lobby of the Portsmouth Post Office. In July, Republican activist Matt Mayberry complained that photos of Trump and…

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Postal board finally receives three nominees to fill vacant posts

Washington Postal Scene — By Bill McAllister October 27, 2017 President Donald Trump finally has come to the aid of the United States Postal Service by announcing he will soon nominate three individuals, including the agency’s former inspector general, to serve on the agency’s long vacant board of governors. The White House disclosed the three…

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President Trump Announces three nominees to USPS Board of Governors

October 26, 2017 President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: The following individuals to be Members of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service: Calvin R. Tucker of Pennsylvania, for the remainder of a term expiring December 8, 2023. Robert M. Duncan…

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AFL-CIO President Trumka: ‘Buy America’ Good First Step for Working People

AFL-CIO Press Release – April 18, 2017 Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on today’s ‘Buy America’ and Work Visa Executive Order: We welcome efforts to improve the effectiveness of “Buy America” and “Buy American,” both of which commit taxpayer funds to support good jobs and businesses in America. Today’s executive order is a good…

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Chaffetz, PMG Brennan tout bill to sustain USPS

By Bill McAllister – February 15, 2017 Postmaster General Megan Brennan has joined a coalition of mailers and postal unions endorsing a bipartisan postal bill that a House committee chairman wants to get to President Donald Trump. At a Feb. 7 hearing, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, acknowledged the legislation…

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APWU Reaches Out to Trump Administration

News Service Bulletin 02-2017 01/25/2017 – Last weekend, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. After the election, President Dimondstein pledged to work with President Trump and all elected representatives to achieve the APWU’s goals to defend good service, protect good union jobs and preserve our national treasure….

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