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COLA

COLA For Employees Covered by the National AgreementIn July, the final month of the six-month adjustment period for the sixth COLA under the 2018 Agreement, the CPI-W Unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose from last month to 797.661; an increase over the … Continue reading

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APWU Statement on Mandatory Vaccination for Federal Employees

Various media outlets have reported that the White House is considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for federal employees. Maintaining the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance. While the APWU leadership continues to … Continue reading

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APWU Statement on Mandatory Vaccination for Federal Employees

Various media outlets have reported that the White House is considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for federal employees. Maintaining the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance. While the APWU leadership continues to … Continue reading

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Standing up to post office privatizers

“Boss,” spelled backwards, is double-S-O-B, and that’s how most of the employees of the US Postal Service feel about their top boss. America’s postal employees –from mail clerks to letter carriers – take great pride in moving millions of pieces … Continue reading

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Postal Whistle Blower

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A New Postal Union Leader Really Doesn’t Want Mail Sent From Staples

It’s unusual for a challenger to unseat an incumbent president in the postal workers’ union election, but Mark Dimondstein did exactly that. The onetime postal clerk from Greensboro, N.C., ousted former American Postal Workers Union President Cliff Guffey by a comfortable margin in October’s vote, and now he wants to build public support for his effort to thwart U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s plan to downsize and reform the U.S. Postal Service.

The long grind of postal decline—the system has lost has more than 25 percent of its volume since 2008—has prompted Donahoe to seek new sales by opening mail centers inside Staples (SPLS) stores, among other changes. But the Staples outposts wouldn’t be staffed by union members. Dimondstein is plotting a “national day of action” on April 24 in a bid to scuttle the plan. Bloomberg Businessweek spoke with the new postal union chief recently about his opposition to expanded retail partnerships and the future of the post office. Here’s an edited and condensed version of our discussion:

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Stop Staples Rally Altoona Iowa

Stop Staples Rally Des Moines Iowa 8http://youtu.be/rZzIYYn52C

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House GOP Budget Would Cut Compensation for Postal Workers

The House Republican budget considered in committee Wednesday would require U.S. Postal Service employees to pay more for health care, using that reform and others to save $19 billion over 10 years. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., targeted USPS employees in … Continue reading

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PMG Video to employees

Video: PMG’s State of the Business Message for Employees

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Plain Talk: No one hires vets like the Postal Service

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The U.S. Postal Service has been a favorite whipping boy in recent years of many Republicans in Congress. Congressman Darrell Issa, the scorched-earth California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is quite open about his determination … Continue reading

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Four Postal Unions Bury the Hatchet to Save Services, Standards

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If you follow what’s going on with the post office, you’ve been reading for years about the various threats to postal services, our jobs, and our contract. Private companies want to gobble more and more of our work, the Postmaster … Continue reading

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Carper on Postal Problems

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) The Postal Service’s financial problems are the subject of several bills on Capitol Hill to give them more flexibility for making benefits payments, changing their benefits structures, changing their business model and obligations and other options. … Continue reading

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Postal service employees use travel cards to gamble, pay bills and go bowling

Postal employees have spent thousands of taxpayer dollars ongambling, bills and other personal expenses, according to a series of reports by the U.S. Postal Service inspector general. Federal employees may use government credit cards for official travelexpenses, but some used theirs to withdraw cash before … Continue reading

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House panel approves TSP bill

A House committee has approved legislation that would change the way new federal employees are enrolled in the government’s Thrift Savings Plan retirement program, Government Executivereports READ MORE

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Anonymous Postal employee writes to JTP: We are NOT slaves….read this letter.

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Yesterday, when I checked my p.o.box for mail, I had a letter with no return address. It was mailed, and the following letter is being published in its entirety. Last week, I wrote two articles, both noting the reports from … Continue reading

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Postal Service pushing package delivery into Sundays

Even as the Postal Service pushes to end Saturday letter delivery it is gearing up to expand its package delivery service to every day of the week. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told reporters at the annual National Postal Forum the … Continue reading

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From NALC.ORG today:

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  NALC stands with APWU to ‘Stop Staples:’ NALC President Fredric Rolando encourages all NALC members to join with the members of the American Postal Workers Union and the other postal unions in a national day of action on Thursday, … Continue reading

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