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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

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/investigations/readers-watchdog/2014/06/14/whistle-blower-flags-postal-service-mailbox-contract/10514225/

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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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Don’t shut the post office, expand their services

What’s the matter with the post office? The US Postal Service, I mean – the corporate hierarchy that runs this enormously popular public institution. Yes, I know that USPS has lost… [read more] Read More

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