Friday, September 30, 2011

Real Cause of the Postal Crisis

The Real Cause of the Postal Crisis:
Ed Breaks It Down On MSNBC

"... When APWU President Cliff Guffey appeared on “The Ed Show” on MSNBC on Sept. 27, he got an enthusiastic introduction from the host, Ed Schultz. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Postal Union Calls on Rep. Issa To Correct Misstatements

APWU Calls on Rep. Issa To Correct Misstatements

"... Guffey’s letter said, “In fact, there is no law requiring other agencies or private companies to pre-fund the health care benefits of future retirees.” Without these payments, the Postal Service would have accumulated a surplus over the past four fiscal years, he noted. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Monday, September 26, 2011

Save America's Postal Service Rallies Set for Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Last Minute Preparations Underway For Rallies to Save America’s Postal Service

"... gearing up for the nationwide day of action to Save America’s Postal Service on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., at locations across the country.
Save America's Postal Service Sept. 27 Day of Action Get Involved!

Together, the APWU and the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association will rally in every congressional district in the country to tell the real story about the Postal Service’s financial crisis and to build support for legislation that would restore financial stability to the Postal Service.

At the rallies on Sept. 27, the unions will be asking legislators to co-sponsor to H.R. 1351, which was introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA). Where lawmakers have already signed on, the rallies will thank them for their support and ask them to pledge to do everything in their power to ensure its passage. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Saturday, September 24, 2011

USPS's financial future depends on H.R. 1351 passage

Postal unions to stage nationwide gatherings to shed light on legislation affecting USPS's financial future

"... The resolution (H.R. 1351) would allow the Postal Service to tap into billions of dollars of pension overpayments to bolster the service's financial standing. ..."   

Reference: www.greenbaypressgazette.com

Friday, September 23, 2011

Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM)

USPS direct marketing service expands via UPS Store network

"... He said: “By working with the U.S. Postal Service, The UPS Store franchise network now provides one convenient destination for the small business community to effectively and efficiently communicate with their target audiences.” ..."   

Reference: postandparcel.info

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Move from door delivery to curbside mailboxes not mandatory

Postal service asks some Lincoln residents to install curbside mailboxes

"...Kowalski asked residents to install curbside mailboxes within 30 days. However, when reached Tuesday, a Postal Service employee said to do so is not mandatory...."   

Reference: journalstar.com

Area Mail Processing

Area Mail Processing

"... Postal Service is actively looking into opportunities to increase efficiency by consolidating mail processing operations, allowing us to make better use of our resources. Area Mail Processing is a key element of this important effort. ..."   

Reference: usps.com

Huntsville Mail Processing Facility May Close

USPS closing processing plant on Wall Triana

"...on Wall Triana Highway in Huntsville. This processing plant keeps food on the table for 210 Valley workers. It's already being downsized from the last round of cuts. ..."   

Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The White House is against voiding union contracts to save the Postal Service

To save postal jobs, end Saturday mail - White House

"... The White House also, for the first time, came out strongly against any efforts to allow the postal agency to void union contracts to lay off 120,000 postal workers, as proposed by the Postal Service in its own cost-cutting plans. ..."   

Reference: cnn.com

Monday, September 19, 2011

USPS expands online mobile technology to the BlackBerry

USPS expands online mobile technology to the BlackBerry

"...Building on the success of its iPhone, Android, and smart phone apps, the Postal Service expects the expanded service to be available this week. With this new app, BlackBerry users will be able to track and confirm package delivery, locate nearby Post Offices and find a ZIP Code. ..."   

Reference: usps.gov

Sunday, September 18, 2011

2012 Federal Employee COLA Update

Retiree COLA Roller Coaster: Going Up

"...government retirees are cautiously looking forward to a cost of living adjustment of around ..."   

Reference: Federal Employee Retirement News

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Postal Service to degrade service due to upcoming processing plant closures

US Postal Service Considers Closing Facilities to Save Money

"...In order to process mail with fewer facilities, first-class delivery would slow to two to three days instead of one day. The postal service would ..."   

Reference: wsj.com

Monday, September 12, 2011

USPS has a far better claim to federal support than banking or General Motors

Opinion

Save Postal Service

"... The USPS has a far better claim to federal support than banking or General Motors ever did. At a time when public services are under assault, we must recognize the importance and the necessity of the Postal Service to our economy, and to the maintenance of our democracy. ..."   

Reference: www.nwherald.com

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Conviction on assaulting a U.S. Postal Service worker with a dangerous weapon

Danville man convicted for shooting at postal worker

"... The postal worker immediately called police. Moments later, Danville Police surrounded the residence and a brief standoff ensued ..."   

Reference: www.kentucky.com

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mobile's Pinto Island gets mail service

USPS starts mail delivery at Mobile's Pinto Island

"...MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An industrial area in Mobile Bay is getting something it's never had before: Mail service. ..."   

Reference: www.chron.com