Monday, June 15, 2009

Stamp Vending Machine Complaints Rise

Stamp Vending Machine Complaints Rise
"... Last year, the U.S postal service decided to begin to phase out the vending machines. ..."   
Reference: www.kfoxtv.com

Mail carriers file class action against USPS over labor violations

Mail carriers file class action against USPS over labor violations
"... According to the complaint, the employees "had overtime disallowed, had time improperly changed by a supervisor, been required to work through lunch to complete their route, and worked while off-the-clock and/or worked overtime and not been paid." ..."   
Reference: www.setexasrecord.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

An All-Star among us

An All-Star among us
"... Postmaster Kathleen Brooks in the Southeast Michigan District, has been chosen as a FINALIST for PEOPLE magazine and Major League Baseball’s All-Stars Among Us campaign. Kate has tirelessly worked to recruit marrow donors for the Be The Match Registry, hosted by the National Marrow Donor Program. As the Coordinator for the Southeast Michigan District of the United States Postal Service ..."   
Reference: yourpostalblog.blogspot.com

READ!!!!! How much money was wasted????????

USPS Waste: Join the debate at the FederalSoup.com Community

   Take a trip to the FederalSoup.com website and listen to postal employees discuss their personal examples of fiscal irresponsibility. You will read examples of what appears to be a repetitive theme of placing temporary managers in facilities and offices for extended periods of time while being paid per diem over and over again ...instead of permanently filling the vacant positions. The stories are just a click away!


Reference: community.federalsoup.com

DMA applauds USPS summer sale

DMA applauds USPS summer sale
"... The Direct Marketing Assn. (DMA) applauds the initiative and creativity of the United States Postal Service (USPS) and commends the diligent and expeditious endorsement of the USPS Summer Sale by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). ..."   
Reference: americanprinter.com

Monday, June 8, 2009

Postal Service Buyout Rumor (No. 63)

Postal Service Buyout Rumor (No. 63)
"... Currently the Postal Service is offering nine separate early-out authorities to a variety of workers ranging from headquarters here, to executives, customer service offices, postmasters and letter carriers and postal clerks. ..."   
Reference: www.federalnewsradio.com

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Burrus Calls on Labor Department to Reverse Bush FMLA Rules

Burrus Calls on Labor Department to Reverse Bush FMLA Rules
"... The Bush FMLA rules “weakened the law and made it more difficult for workers to exercise the rights the legislation was designed to protect,” Burrus said ..."   
Reference: www.apwu.org

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Porta-potty delivery for postal workers

Porta-potty delivery for postal workers
"... no indoor plumbing for the 70 postal workers based out of the downtown office, so they've been roughing it with a bank of porta-potties stationed in the back alley, for the past 11 days. ..."   
Reference: www.wqad.com

Post office in Bellevue up for sale

Post office in Bellevue up for sale
"... The U.S. Post Office says it would open smaller, retail-only branches to make up for the loss. Postal carriers would be consolidated into larger, regional offices. ..."   
Reference: www.mynorthwest.com