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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First village post office in Cove, Texas opens at candy store

By David A. Bryant – May 22, 2015 COPPERAS COVE, TX — The U.S. Postal Service held a ribbon-cutting for its first village post office to open in the city Thursday inside Candy Outfitters on Business U.S. Highway 190. Of the nearly 800 VPOs in operation across the nation, the Cove location is the only…

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Downtown Lee’s Summit, MO post office might close – USPS to hold meeting Jan. 28 at City Hall

By Russ Pulley – January 21, 2015 The United States Postal Service might close its downtown Lee’s Summit office, moving the retail operation and post-office boxes to an existing facility about a mile away. David Rupert, a spokesman for the Postal Service, said officials are in early stages of talking about the step, which would…

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USPS: Delivering a New Day – Letter from Chairman Barnett and the Postmaster General

The theme of this year’s annual report — Delivering a New Day — reflects a renewed commitment on the part of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to view every day as a new opportunity to deliver great service to our customers. This is fitting, because throughout 2014, we delivered more than 155 billion packages…

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Postal Service Announces New Village Post Office at Food Mart in Martinez, California

824 VPOs and counting! (December 30, 2014) A food market in Martinez is set to become a Village Post Office today, according to U.S. Postal Service officials. Amilcar and Diana Warton, owners of the US Gas Station and Food Mart at 3767 Alhambra Ave. in Martinez, will join postal officials for a grand opening ceremony…

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USPS: Scenic VPO opens in Shenandoah, 25th location in Richmond District

The new Village Post Office at the Mountain View General Store is offering one-stop shopping in the Shenandoah Valley (Richmond District). Where else can you get groceries, a haircut and postage stamps? Located at the intersection of two major highways, the Mountain View General Store is ideally situated to meet the needs of residents of…

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Village Post Offices, part 2: More debut, more questions too

In a previous post, “It takes a Village Post Office, but for what?” we questioned the financial rationale for VPOs and asked why many of them were now being placed in densely populated areas. Now there’s more reason to pose such questions. A couple of days ago, an article in The Press Democrat touted the…

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Three Village Post Offices debut in Sonoma County

Early morning commuters stopping at Larkfield’s Highway Espresso can now get a book of stamps or mail a letter while ordering the drive- thru’s signature “Highway Jolt” coffee drink. Over in Roseland, customers at La Famiglia Deli can mail a package while ordering a “Warm Leo Ray” pastrami and mushroom sandwich. And at Cloverdale Pharmacy,…

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