Friday, September 28, 2012

Settlement on Clerk Craft Excessing protects seniority

Clerk Craft Settlement Strengthens Seniority When Excessing Occurs

"... The Sept. 25 agreement stipulates that Clerk Craft employees will be excessed from losing installations by juniority, without regard to their pay level. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Monday, September 24, 2012

Former Natural Bridge Post Office Employee Sentenced

Former Postal Employee Sentenced

"... A former employee of the Natural Bridge Post Office who admitted to stealing over $21,000 ..."   

Reference: www.wwnytv.com

Friday, September 21, 2012

More junk mail, less profit

Postal Service Plan: Kill Trees, Annoy People, Lose Money

"... Don't buy it. Junk mail is far less profitable than first-class letters. Increasing volume is at cross purposes with the vital goal, shared to some extent by Donahoe and Congress, of downsizing the work force and closing processing plants and low-traffic post offices. And, of course, Americans hate junk mail -- for good reason. It clutters not just our mailboxes but also our landfills: The Times reported in 2009 that less than half of regular mail is recycled, and 44 percent of it is discarded unopened. ..."   

Reference: www.bloomberg.com

Friday, September 7, 2012

A retired mail carrier offers solutions to the threats to postal facilities and jobs

On the Road to Save the USPS

"... Unfortunately, according to Partridge, the USPS is using any number of schemes to dodge its own regulations. For example, the USPS has coaxed rural postmasters to retire and then claimed that they can't fill the positions. Or it has sold buildings that house post offices, leased them back and later claimed that they're unable to renegotiate the lease. And the USPS has administered "surveys" to local residents that present three options--closure, drastic cuts or privatization--without the alternative of maintaining an eight-hour post office. ..."   

Reference: indypendent.org

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Venice Post Office update

Demolition Halted on Venice Post Office Ramp

"... The art deco post office was built during the Great Depression under the federal Works Project Administration and is the last WPA building remaining in downtown Venice. The United States Postal Service has relocated services from Windward Circle to the Postal Annex on Grand Avenue and is selling the Windward property to producer Joel Silver. ..."   

Reference: venice.patch.com

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Purple Heart Stamp

Purple Heart Medal Forever Stamp Honors Veterans' Sacrifices

"... The U.S. Postal Service continues to honor the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military with the issuance of the new Purple Heart Medal Forever stamp...."   

Reference: www.sacbee.com