Monthly Archives: March 2014

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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What can USPS learn from TRICARE in funding retiree health care costs?

The U.S. Postal Service has long maintained that requiring it to set aside funding for future retirees’ health care costs in the form of fixed multibillion-dollar annual payments is a drag on its dire financial condition. In fact, the agency … Continue reading

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Postal Service to reduce workforce by 10,000

The Postal Service plans to shrink its workforce by 10,000 positions in fiscal 2015, according to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. The reductions will be entirely through attrition — there will be no buy-outs or reductions in force— Donahoe said at … Continue reading

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Misdirected Mail: White House Budget Proposes Damaging Postal Service Cuts

Among the very worst ideas for “reforming” the United States Postal Service are proposals to end Saturday delivery and to shift from at-the-door delivery of mail to a scheme that would force Americans to go to collect letters and packages … Continue reading

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President Dimondstein on Ed Show

http://www.msnbc.com/the-ed-show/watch/issa-eyes-privatizing-us-postal-service-193444419678

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Re-newed Alliance

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