Daily Archives: January 28, 2014

Labor Report: Union members have higher wages, more benefits than non-union workers

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2013 Union Membership Report In 2013, the union membership rate—the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions—was 11.3 percent, the same as in 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. … Continue reading

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Carper-Coburn Postal Bill S.1486 Props-up Broken USPS

With the USPS’s $5 billion deficit driving Congressional action, Sens. Carper and Coburn’s bill protects a bloated union workforce, paves the way for rate hikes With the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) $5 billion deficit driving Congressional action, Sens. Carper … Continue reading

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The disappearing postal workforce: Counting up the losses

BY MARK JAMISON On the first Friday of each month, economists, policymakers, and professionals in the finance industry wait for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to release the current jobs report.  The BLS report, which quantifies unemployment in the U.S., … Continue reading

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Four postal unions express ‘strong opposition’ to Senate bill

Jan. 27, 2014–The four postal unions–the National Association of Letter Carriers, the American Postal Workers Union, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union–sent on Jan. 27 a joint letter to members of the Senate committee … Continue reading

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