Monday, May 27, 2013

Johnny Cash limited-edition Forever Stamp will be unveiled


Johnny Cash U.S. Postal Stamp to Be Unveiled June 5

"... The Johnny Cash limited-edition Forever Stamp will be unveiled on Wednesday, June 5 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. A special ceremony will recognize Johnny’s contributions to music and include appearances by his close friends and family, including John Carter Cash and Carlene Carter. ..."   
Reference: gactv.com

Saturday, May 25, 2013

47 Members of Congress Tell PMG To Stop Accelerating Consolidation of Mail Processing Facilities

47 Members of Congress Tell PMG: Stop Accelerating Consolidation of Mail Processing

"... Forty-seven members of Congress have signed a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe urging him to stand by his commitment to keep more than 70 mail processing facilities open until next spring. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Thursday, May 23, 2013

FedEx buyouts of IT pros a success

FedEx Makes Strategic Shift

"... The buyouts are structured to be more lucrative based on how long a person has been with the company. FedEx had hoped that IT pros who have managed IT systems the company is sunsetting would take the buyout option. ..."   

Reference: www.informationweek.com

Clerk killed in OK tornado

Oklahoma Tornado Takes Life of APWU Member

"... The tornado that killed 24 people in Moore OK has claimed the life of Richard L. Jones, a Tour 3 Clerk who was a member of the Oklahoma City Area Local. Jones worked at the mail processing facility, where he was well-liked by his co-workers. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Civil War stamps to be issued


Postal Service to issue stamps marking Civil War battles

"... The U.S. Postal Service is issuing special commemorative stamps for the 150th anniversaries of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Battle of Vicksburg — two pivotal battles in the Civil War. ..."   
Reference: www.startribune.com

Monday, May 20, 2013

Postal worker allegedly exposed to toxic chemicals; Postal Service denies incident

For Orlando Postal Worker, Illness Still Mystery

"... the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, in partnership with the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California-Berkeley, reported that two whistleblowers and internal Postal Service emails supported Lill’s claim that he was exposed to toxic chemicals on Feb. 4, 2011 — something Postal Service official have denied. ..."   

Reference: fcir.org

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Worst cities for postal workers being attacked by dogs

U.S. Postal Service lists worst cities for dog attacks on letter carriers

"... The Postal Service said nearly 5,900 postal workers were attacked last year ..."   

Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Postal Service’s second-quarter revenue from package delivery rose by 9.3 percent

Postal Service posts $1.9 billion loss despite efficiency efforts

"... The Postal Service’s second-quarter revenue from package delivery rose by $267 million, ..."   

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com