Thursday, November 27, 2008

Old Post Office Christmas Commercial [Video]




"... Here is a classic. A old Post Office Commercial telling you to mail early ..."   
Reference: www.youtube.com

Shop ‘Union-Made’ for the Holidays

Shop ‘Union-Made’ for the Holidays
"... "When we care enough to seek out union-made gifts, we are not only purchasing high-quality products, we are demonstrating a commitment to preserving good jobs and strong ..."   
Reference: www.apwu.org

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Over Elimination of Tour 2

Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Over Elimination of Tour 2 Over Elimination of Tour 2
"... The APWU has filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against the Postal Service [PDF], alleging that management failed to bargain over a nationwide plan to consolidate mail processing into two tours — a plan that would eliminate or ..."   
Reference: www.apwu.org

Holiday Packages - What Not to Ship

Holiday Packages - What Not to Ship
"... In this video, Delores Killette from the United States Postal Service will demonstrate how to pack and ship holiday gifts. ..."   
Reference: www.monkeysee.com ...see how the experts do it

Health Plan Mysteries Solved

Health Plan Mysteries Solved
"... Blue Cross-Blue Shield's standard option (which covers about 40 percent of the workforce) is going up 13 percent next year. Should you ..."   
Reference: www.federalnewsradio.com

Friday, November 21, 2008

Postal Service Workers Lose Jobs

Postal Service Workers Lose Jobs
"... Thursday morning 536 US Postal Service workers got the news by April they'll need a new job. One of those people was Lindy Boid. Encoding mail has been her career for 11 years. ..."   
Reference: www.newschannel9.com

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Next up for bailout? USPS,

Next up for bailout? USPS
"... Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of ailing businesses seeking help from Congress. The agency asked Congress last week to allow it to dip into a trust fund to pay for its retirees’ health care. ..."   
Reference: www.federaltimes.com

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

USPS PRODUCES ADS TO LURE DHL CUSTOMERS

USPS PRODUCES ADS TO LURE DHL CUSTOMERS
"... Employees are encouraged to reach out to DHL customers. Letter carriers using Customer Connect, rural carriers with Rural Reach, Postmasters and station/branch managers with Business Connect, mailhandlers with the Mailhandler Lead Program and all other employees using the Submit A Lead program have a great opportunity to identify sales leads and to let DHL Express customers know that USPS wants their business ..."   
Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

Opinion: Postmaster General 38 percent plus Pay Raise -v- letter carriers 1.77 percent average

Golden parachute
"... a $72,240 (nearly 39 percent) raise for Postmaster General John Potter. ..."   
Reference: www.dailyitem.com - Opinion

Monday, November 17, 2008

...Labor Department To Implement Onerous FMLA Rule Changes

...Labor Department To Implement Onerous FMLA Rule Changes
"... it is giving workers one more kick in the teeth: The Department of Labor announced last week that it would implement new regulations [PDF] governing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that will make it harder for workers who are covered by the law to use the leave. ..."   
Reference: www.apwu.org

Postmaster General John Potter's Mortgage

Postal Service investigates boss's VIP mortgage
"... The Postal Service is investigating whether the nation's postmaster general improperly ..."   
Reference: www.wxvt.com

Some post offices trim hours, routes

Some post offices trim hours, routes
"... the U.S. Postal Service is shrinking staff and cutting mail routes and retail hours in some post offices. ..."   
Reference: www.usatoday.com

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Beware of scams involving U.S. Postal Service jobs

Beware of scams involving U.S. Postal Service jobs
"... Put the phrase "U.S. Postal Service now hiring" into a Google search online and you come up with what seems like good news if you're looking for a job in this tough economic climate. A sponsored link on the results page proclaims: "USPS Jobs, Now Hiring." ..."   
Reference: www.latimes.com

Friday, November 14, 2008

USPS January 2009 Price Rate Changes

USPS Jan. 2009 Rate Changes
"... On January 18 prices for Express Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Select, Parcel Return Service, Global Express Guaranteed, Express Mail International, Priority Mail International, and M-Bags change. As always, we do not impose fuel surcharges, hidden surcharges, or surcharges for residential or Saturday delivery. ..."   
Reference: www.usps.com

USPS Denies Layoffs, Announces January Rate Changes

USPS Denies Layoffs, Announces January Rate Changes
"... the USPS said it is not laying off employees. "Efforts to match our workforce to a reduced workload are focused on voluntary early retirements. ..."   
Reference: www.auctionbytes.com

Thursday, November 13, 2008

USPS postal service is the cheapest way to send a package

USPS is the cheapest way to send a package
"... in a comparison of the three major mailers, USPS, FedEx and UPS the USPS came out not only on time but on top. The savings was 75% with USPS verses those other guys. ..."   
Reference: www.youtube.com

USPS FSS Video - Postal Flat Sequencing System

USPS FSS Video - Postal Flat Sequencing System
"... Promo video for the Flat Sequencing System. Obtained from the RIBBS website at http://ribbs.usps.gov/ ..."   
Reference: www.youtube.com

Mail Icons

Mail Icons
"... Mail box, mail truck, mail man....these have become iconic expressions in our culture. But today there are so many variations it renders the icons out of date. ..."   
Reference: yourpostalblog.blogspot.com

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Recent USPS Managerial Meeting Notes (Chicago)

Recent USPS Managerial Meeting Notes (Chicago)
"... This is what was discussed at a meeting of all District Managers and Plant Managers held in Chicago last week:
7000 to 9000 routes have to be removed in FY 09.
Two rate increases in FY 09 packages will go up 5% in January, 1st Class will go up 4.8% in May.
Base pay will be frozen.
If we stop Saturday delivery it will be a savings of 3.5 - 5.0 billion, but we can't do that by ourselves, has to go through congress.
DPS goal will be 95% in FY09.
Mail will have to be finished in processing by 0600AM.
FSS orders have been cut, so if your district was getting 4 or five you will be getting only three now.
The volume we are working now is the same as it was in 1977.
Letters are going out this week informing clerks they are now going to be carriers.
We need to cut our compliment by 64,600 employees this FY. Only 8,500 took the VERA, the goal was 40,000.
HQ will be reduced by 1,200 positions.
Registry jobs will not be posted as registry only jobs, they will have other duties including registry.
Pay is frozen for all executive positions...."   

Reference: www.lettercarriernetwork.info

Wearing or Displaying Presidential Candidate items after the Election

Wearing or Displaying Presidential Candidate items after the Election

"... Even though Senators McCain and Obama will still be Presidential candidates until January 6, 2009, we do not believe that wearing their campaign t-shirts or displaying their pictures after Election Day is activity directed at the success of their candidacies. Accordingly, the Hatch Act does not prohibit a federal employee from doing so, even while on duty or in the federal workplace...."
  
Reference: www.osc.gov- U.S. Office of Special Counsel

USPS post election political clothing

USPS explains political clothing ban
"... we also believe that the workplace is a place for work, not political controversy." ..."   
Reference: www.wlbt.com

DHL to eliminate 9,500 jobs at U.S. unit

DHL to eliminate 9,500 jobs at U.S. unit
"... said Monday that it would cut 9,500 jobs at its United States unit as it effectively conceded the American market to its rivals, FedEx and United Parcel Service. ..."   
Reference: www.chron.com

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Union Requests Documentation Of Supervisors Performing Bargaining Unit Work...

Union Requests Documentation Of Supervisors Performing Bargaining Unit Work in Small Offices
"... Article 1.6.A and 1.6.B of the Collective Bargaining Agreement restrict the circumstances under which management personnel can perform craft work. Article 1.6.A. prohibits supervisors from performing craft work — except..."   
Reference: www.apwu.org

Friday, November 7, 2008

Girl's Cousins, Postal Worker, Foil Attempted Abduction

Girl's Cousins, Postal Worker, Foil Attempted Abduction
"... FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A man was arrested Thursday after, police said, a 9-year-old girl's cousins and a postal worker thwarted his attempt to abduct her. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, ..."   
Reference: www.local10.com

Thursday, November 6, 2008

USPS Leases 138,000-SF Warehouse at O'Hare

USPS Leases 138,000-SF Warehouse at O'Hare
"... The USPS has been leasing the building, at 513 Express Center Dr., on a month-by-month basis since October 2007, when it initially took the space as a holiday overflow center. The building is owned by KTR Capital, which has a lease for the land from the city of Chicago through 2055. The company bought the building from BAX Global Inc. in August 2007 for $20 million. ..."   
Reference: www.globest.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New USPS Distribution Facility in Oak Creek?

Postal facility includes four-lane Nicholson
"... The U.S. Postal Service has proposed building a 820,000-square-foot distribution facility on 64 acres in Oak Creek, at Nicholson and College avenues, to consolidate three existing facilities in southeastern Wisconsin. Equipment needs require most of the facility to be on a single level...."   
Reference: www.southmilwaukeenow.com