Attacks on the USPS did not begin with the present crop of Congressional Republicans

This gallery contains 1 photo.

There have been numerous times when the free exchange of ideas by mail has been attacked. One of the most egregious was directed against the USA‘s first known direct mail campaign. The mailing organizers were not hawking credit cards, insurance … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

The Case for a 21st Century New Deal – A Stronger People’s Post Office

September 14, 201321st Century New Deal, Post Office The United States Postal Service has always been a cornerstone of American society since Ben Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General back in 1775. That’s 238 years of continuous service to the … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Republicans attack the essential USPS

Ed Schultz Show on New Postal Legislation

Gallery | Leave a comment

The movement that sings for freedom

Proponents of progressive political change lost two vital contributors this past month. Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger shared an important understanding – that music is central to the creation, deepening, and extension of social movements. “Music is a method,” writes … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

US Postal Service selling out workers and… America

You know what America needs? More jobs, that’s what. Not Walmart-style “jobettes,” but real jobs, stable ones with a good salary and benefits, union jobs so workers have a say in what goes on, jobs that have strong protections against … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Postal workers warn public about outsourcing deal with Staples

ORLANDO, Fla. – Postal workers and their allies braved the cold and rain to hold a rally here outside of an east Orlando Staples store on Feb. 8. Their goal was to educate the public about the impact on the … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

U.S. Postal Service offers buyouts to 45,000 workers

By Emily Stephenson (Reuters) – The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will offer buyouts this summer to nearly all of its 45,000 mail handlers, part of a plan to consolidate operations at 140 mail-processing facilities in the next year. The mail … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Staples Plucks Postal Jobs

Staples’ latest ad slogan is “What the L?” That sounds like what postal workers said when they found out the retail chain planned to steal their work. The Long Island, New York, local of the American Postal Workers Union didn’t … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Sign the petition to save the Post Office and help poor families: Tell President Obama to bring back postal banking.

President Obama has the power to issue an executive order that can simultaneously cut down on predatory businesses, save millions of low-income families money, and help shore up the Post Office’s finances, thus securing hundreds of thousands of jobs and … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

L NO

http://stopstaples.com/ U.S. Mail Is Not For Sale! Don’t let Staples destroy your Post Office. Share this petition before it’s too late. Send Staples a Message: “Staples: stop killing post offices and postal jobs.”         Staples attacks good … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Gallery | Leave a comment

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Gallery | Leave a comment

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

Gallery | Leave a comment

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

Gallery | Leave a comment

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

Gallery | Leave a comment

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

Gallery | Leave a comment

Pay raises for USPS Management

According to Postal Regulatory Commission Reports, those receiving Executive Level 1 & 2 Pay Increased by 33% since March, 2009. On January 20, 2014, the USPS made a statement on the increase in headquarters staffing levels. http://blogs.federaltimes.com/federal-times-blog/2014/01/20/postal-service-explains-increase-in-headquarters-staffing/ According to PRC … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Understanding and Getting the Most Out of FERS

For those who entered covered service with the United States Government on or after January 1st, 1984, retirement benefits are referred to as FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System). FERS is a complex system and much depends on an individual’s status with the … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Giving Federal Employee Unions Official Time to Lobby Congress

Much has been written about the amount of official time that the unions consume each year.  Since federal unions cannot negotiate salary or benefits for federal employees, official time is their sacred cow.  According to the last official time report … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Tennessee Congressman Introduces Legislation to Protect Consumers from Postal Delays

[WASHINGTON, DC] – With the United States Postal Service (USPS) proposing the elimination of Saturday deliveries and other threats to the speedy delivery that consumers around the country rely on, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) late last week introduced thePostmark Payment … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment