APWU requests PRC extend deadline to comment on USPS check cashing pilot

June 27, 2022 The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) is examining the USPS check cashing pilot (buy a gift card with a paycheck) to see if it should be classified as a non-postal (prohibited) product. Comments are due 6/30. PRC Notice and Order issued May 16, 2022 “As a member of the public that has both…

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To Be Discontinued: The Postal Service identifies 170 suspended post offices for permanent closure

Via Save The Post Office – May 19, 2022 Earlier this week the Postal Service shared a list with the Postal Regulatory Commission identifying 170 post offices that were “temporarily” suspended several years ago and that will soon be closed permanently. The list was submitted as part of the PRC’s Public Inquiry into what can…

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PRC asks USPS if it has plans to reduce hours at post offices

PRC asks USPS if it has plans to reduce hours at post offices (as shown in a the above ppt at HQ on 7/7/20). USPS replies it “is currently examining plans for review of its retail services and will communicate all plans to all stakeholders at the appropriate time.” Responses of USPS to Info Request…

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Do It Now: A Timeline of the Postal Service’s Work Hour Reduction Plan

Cutting 64 million work hours would save about $3 billion in labor costs. That equates to about 33,000 jobs. It may be the largest cost-cutting operation ever attempted by the Postal Service. Every employee, every craft is affected. According to the Washington Post, Mr. DeJoy “has told associates he was brought in to stem the…

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USPS-APWU arbitration decision puts moratorium on plant consolidations and outsourcing retail

July 11, 2016 The Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union have a new contract. Last week, the arbitrator on the case, Stephen Goldberg, issued his decision and award, thus ending a two-year dispute. The new contract provides protections against layoffs for all career employees (who were on the rolls as of July 8),…

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Amazon deliveries and at-risk workers lead to more accidents and injuries at the Postal Service

March 8, 2016 Last week the Postal Service shared some information with the Postal Regulatory Commission about accidents and safety issues. As one might expect, the increased use of all those recently hired postal workers — 117,000 in 2015 — is leading to more injuries and accidents. Replacing experienced career employees with inexperienced non-career employee…

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Initial Comments of Steve Hutkins on PRC’s Jurisdiction Over Post Office Closings

February 4, 2016 To most patrons of the post office, the questions being examined in this docket — “what, in commenters’ view, constitutes a relocation or rearrangement of postal services and is thus exempt from Commission review pursuant to section 404(d); and when or if the Commission should have jurisdiction to review the closing or…

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Debate/Poll: Should the U.S. Postal Service be privatized?

Costco’s February 2016 edition of The Costco Connection has a 2 page article debating privatization of the USPS. Click Here or on the page images below to take part in the debate and vote NO in the poll. Source: The Costco Connection Related: Attention Shoppers! Costco Wants to Know: Should USPS Be Privatized? | APWU  

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