Saturday, May 30, 2009

[APWU] Non-Members Fail to Appreciate What’s at Stake

Non-Members Fail to Appreciate What’s at Stake
"... those who declined membership demonstrate that they fail to appreciate that every benefit of employment they receive is a direct result of union activity. As conditions change due to the Postal Service’s deepening financial crisis, these individuals may begin to realize that their working life is directly affected by the union. ..."   
Reference: www.apwu.org

Friday, May 29, 2009

USPS revenue and volume continue to plummet

USPS revenue and volume continue to plummet
"... an 11.9% decrease from April 2008. Government appropriation increased by $1 million from 2008 to 2009. ..."   
Reference: www.dmnews.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Post Office Evacuated Because Of Smoking Box

Post Office Evacuated Because Of Smoking Box
"... Employees at a post office had quite a scare Monday morning when a suspicious package started making strange sounds and smoking. ..."   
Reference: www.kptv.com

Restarting peace...Nuclear denial...Postal worries

Restarting peace...Nuclear denial...Postal worries
"... The US Postal Service says it's "anxiously" awaiting an economic turnaround as it slashes 25000 jobs this year. The post office is facing a ..."   
Reference: www.kxmb.com

Stamps.com Completes Market Test

Stamps.com Completes Market Test
"... The firm said that the product is no longer in market test status, which it has been operating under since getting an approval from the U.S. Postal Service since 2004. ..."   
Reference: www.socaltech.com

Experts Discussed Beating the Postal Drain in WhatTheyThink Webinar

Experts Discussed Beating the Postal Drain in WhatTheyThink Webinar
"... Blue Cross Blue Shield example that generated $20,000 in monthly savings was one that could be adopted by anyone. ..."   
Reference: whattheythink.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Custom Postage Stamps & More For Your Special Occasions

Custom Postage Stamps and More For Your Special Occasions
"... Personalized Postage Stamps ..."   
Reference: www.artisticpostage.com

The King and Queen of Hearts Love Series Stamps

The King and Queen of Hearts Love Series Stamps
"... The new stamps show a male and female glancing at each other in an intriguing way; likening the game of cards — with all its elements of luck, strategy and skill — to the risks and pleasures of love...."   
The stamps can be purchased at local Post Offices, at usps.com/shop, or by calling 800-STAMP-24.

Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

USPS Priority Mail: INCREASING BRAND AWARENESS

AD CAMPAIGN PROMOTES VALUE OF PRIORITY MAIL PRODUCTS, SERVICES
"... “The goal is to increase Priority Mail brand awareness and to generate at least 200,000 business leads,” says Donahoe, explaining that the campaign also will be supported with in-store signage, a banner on usps.com and LiteBlue, a direct-response toll-free 800 number, and four new television ads...."   
Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

Monday, May 11, 2009

Postal Service can afford to buy $1.2 million home?

Postal Service can afford to buy $1.2 million home?
"... "We are hoping it's going to go for the appraised value." But a real estate agent in the area said the home could be a tough sell in a depressed housing market -- and the USPS said it lost an average of more than $58,000 on the 500-plus homes its relocation program bought and sold in 2008. ..."   
Reference: www.wtsp.com

First-class stamps to increase by 2 cents Monday

First-class stamps to increase by 2 cents Monday
"... price of a first-class stamp will increase by 2 cents on Monday, rising from 42 to 44 cents, according to officials with the U.S. Postal Service. The increase is due to rising costs and inflation..."   
Reference: latimesblogs.latimes.com

Monday, May 4, 2009

USPS unveils two new wedding stamps

USPS unveils two new wedding stamps
"... It is one of those subtle wedding planning details that can end up tying everything together beautifully - placing the perfect stamp in the corner of your invitations or save-the-date cards. In honor of spring, the United States Postal Service has announced the launch of two new stamps with a wedding theme. ..."   
Reference: www.onewed.com

Mayoral candidate capitalizes on 5 union endorsements

Mayoral candidate capitalizes on 5 union endorsements
"... The National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 301, which has 650 members in Boston, endorsed Flaherty because he attended pickets, supported the union's fight for a new mail-sorting facility in Boston, and, when the union was once barred from a postmasters' meeting, "Michael got us in the door," said Timothy Dwyer, union president. ..."   
Reference: www.boston.com