Tuesday, July 28, 2009

APWU Urges Legislators To Reject Amendments to Senate Bill

APWU Urges Legislators To Reject Amendments to Senate Bill
"... Amendments offered by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) would require arbitrators to consider the financial health of the USPS when ruling on collective bargaining agreements, and an amendment submitted by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) would increase the share postal employees pay for healthcare coverage.

An amendment submitted by Sen. Coburn would repeal the requirement in appropriations law that requires the USPS to deliver mail six days per week. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Monday, July 27, 2009

Senate Bill to Ease USPS Financial Crisis

Quick Action Expected On Senate Bill to Ease USPS Financial Crisis
"... The presidents of the four major postal unions had asked the White House to address the deepening crisis facing the Postal Service. Attending the meeting were APWU President William Burrus, National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric V. Rolando, National Rural Letter Carriers Association President Don Cantriel and National Postal Mail Handlers Union President John F. Hegarty. ..."   
Reference: www.apwu.org
Tags: USPS Financial Crisis, Senate Bill, postal unions, Postal Service crisis, National Postal Mail Handlers Union, President John F. Hegarty, National Association of Letter Carriers, William Burrus, Fredric V. Rolando, Don Cantriel,

USPS Hits GAO "High Risk" List (Opinion)

USPS Hits GAO "High Risk" List
"... focuses on issues that suggest the reduction of employee benefits, contributing to the rapid decline of the American working-class in this country. GAO suggest Reduction of compensation and benefit costs through retirements, early retirements (without suggesting changes to the antiquated OPM limits on monetary incentives to facilitate the willingness to retire early), increasing health and life insurance benefit costs to the employee, and consolidations that negatively impact employees by excessing them to distant facilities. ..."   
Reference: npmhu317.blogspot.com

Friday, July 24, 2009

What is the Universal Postal Union?

Who is the Universal Postal Union?

"... The Universal Postal Union (UPU, French: Union postale universelle) is an international organization that coordinates postal policies among member nations, and hence the worldwide postal system. Each member country agrees to the same set of terms for conducting international postal duties. Universal Postal Union's headquarters are located in Berne, Switzerland. ..."   
Reference: en.wikipedia.org

Thursday, July 23, 2009


"... roof will last up to 50 years — twice as long as the roof it replaced. It also will reduce the amount of contaminants in storm-water runoff..."   
Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Post office cuts disturb customers who rely on P.O. box security for business

Two Salem mail sites may close
"... are on a list of locations being considered for consolidation, said Peter Hass, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman. The proposed cutbacks don't include a privately operated postal store next to Oak Park Station. Four other postal stations in Oregon..."   
Reference: www.statesmanjournal.com

Friday, July 17, 2009

Postal Jeeps

Postal Pete ...#1 Postal Jeep Dealer in the World!

If you are looking for a postal Jeep there are many dealers specializing in this area. One dealer is Postal Pete at postalpete.com. Here's what
Rosean & Pete have to say about their experience in the postal jeep business:

  • "Selling Postal Jeeps has broadened our horizons and introduced us to hundreds of interesting people. We have found that the people who work for the postal industry are friendly and honest. In this business, as in the postal carrier delivery business, the people you deal with day to day make the difference between enjoying your occupation or not. God bless you all and hey, be careful out there."
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    Cities with highest deliverd mail volume (2008)

    Cities with highest deliverd mail volume
    "... THE TOP TEN. Here’s a list of the top 10 cities in the U.S. ranked according to their delivered mail volume in fiscal year 2008..."   
    Reference: liteblue.usps.gov

    Think Tank Thoughts For Sale

    Think Tank Thoughts For Sale
    "... FedEx has launched a little campaign against this legislation. One might think that the American Conservative Union, one of the most powerful voices in the conservative movement since the group's founding in the 1960s, would be opposed to this legislation on principle, because the legislation is pro-union and might hurt the ability of a successful corporation to make a profit by any means necessary. ..."   

    Reference: gawker.com

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    Thursday, July 16, 2009

    Bailing the Mail

    Can government return profitability to the Postal Service?
    Bailing the Mail
    "... On the national level, staff has been reduced by 25,000 during 2009. Postal employment is now below 635,000 compared to the 800,000 employees 10 years ago. Administrative staff positions are being reduced by 15 percent nationwide. More than 1,400 mail processing and management positions at nearly 400 facilities are being eliminated and approximately 15,000 postal employees are being offered early retirement opportunities. ..."   
    Reference: wowktv.com

    Tuesday, July 14, 2009

    Changes and Challenges

    Changes and Challenges
    "... Although significant change is unavoidable if the Postal Service is to meet its economic challenges, the union expects management to comply fully with all negotiated agreements. Absent contractual protections, the USPS response to the current crisis would be to slash the workforce and eliminate the eight-hour guarantee for full-time workers. Our contract prohibits such a response, but excessing and reassignment continue. ..."   
    Reference: www.apwu.org

    Monday, July 13, 2009

    Union claims sorting switch will slow mail
    "... After final processing occurs at the Jackson facility, the mail is placed on trucks and sent to local post offices. Under the proposal, the final sorting operation would be moved to Lansing. The mail would then be transported to Jackson and loaded onto other trucks. ..."   
    Reference: www.lenconnect.com

    Area Mail Processing Plans: Locals Fight Back

    Area Mail Processing Plans: Locals Fight Back
    "... A No-Go in Mansfield ...Suburban L.A. P&DC to Stay Open ...Fighting It Out in Oxnard...Possible Upheaval in Upstate NY...An Audit on the Gulf Coast...Partial Victory in PA..."   
    Reference: www.apwu.org

    Wednesday, July 8, 2009


    "... sells in Post Office lobbies nationwide, the Postal Service is offering existing merchandise at terrific savings. Starting this month, USPS is offering a 75-percent discount on select retail merchandise and promotional items. ..."   
    Reference: liteblue.usps.gov