Friday, March 28, 2014

Athens Alabama: Alleged cover-up of a DUI arrest of a Postal Truck driver

Former Athens Police Officer files suit against the Mayor and the Police Department

"... According to court documents, Jason White says he was fired after he told media and the Attorney General's Office about the alleged cover-up of a DUI arrest of a Postal Truck driver in 2009. ..."   

Reference: www.waaytv.com

Monday, March 24, 2014

Postal Service, APWU reach agreement on filling residual vacancies, resulting in PSE and PTF conversions

APWU, USPS Reach Agreement On Filling Residual Vacancies Settlement Will Result in PSE, PTF Conversions

"... An important March 20 agreement between the APWU and USPS outlines a procedure for filling residual vacancies in the Clerk, Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Crafts, and will result in the conversion of Postal Support Employees to career status and the conversion of Part-Time Flexible Clerks to full-time, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Scranton USPS P&DC to remain open for at least the next couple of years

Postal Service Jobs To Stay, For Now

"... According to the postal service, distribution centers that had already consolidated were not meeting delivery standards. so This one in Scranton, and others across the country, will now stay open for at least the next few years. ..."   

Reference: wnep.com

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The US Postal Service turns to former McDonald's comm leader Bill Whitman to serve as VP of corporate communications.

Ex-McDonald's comms chief Whitman joins US Postal Service as corp comms VP

"...During his 13-year tenure at McDonald’s, he served as senior director of media relations and public affairs as well as director of corporate communications and media relations. ..."   

Reference: www.prweekus.com

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Scott Davis recently became the U.S. Postal Service’s acting vice president, controller

Bringing big data to the U.S. mail

"... Also, the timekeeping falls under my purview. So I have to make sure that I get all of the work hours recorded up to the accounting service centers to produce payroll. ..."   

Reference: www.federaltimes.com

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Postal Service Logic: Sell it then lease it back

USPS Moves Forward With Sale of Bronx General Post Office

"... the United States Postal Service says the services that bring people to this building will remain in it or nearby A postal service spokeswoman said the agency would explore leasing space from the new owner ..."   

Reference: bronx.ny1.com

Anger people enough and they will agree with privatization ...is this the plan?

The Kensington Post Office in Brooklyn, NY. An example of what under-staffing a Post Office will do to employees and customers alike.

Kensington branch Post Office from a customer point of view via Yelp and Youtube

"... Is this the worst Post Office in America or just an example of what the Postal Service is under current management? ..."   

Reference: www.yelp.com

Friday, March 7, 2014

Misguided destruction of the Postal Service supported in 2015 White House budget proposal

White House Budget Misses the Mark on Postal Matters

"... The administration’s budget proposal for 2015 misses the mark on postal issues, APWU President Mark Dimondstein said. “The White House budget echoes the misguided policies of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. It calls for severe cutbacks that will harm service, drive away business, and eliminate jobs,” he said. The proposal calls for the immediate end of Saturday delivery and would allow the Postal Service to begin to shift from door delivery to centralized delivery. ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

120,000 letters burn in USPS tractor-trailer crash and fire


USPS Truck Fire Burns 120,000 Letters In Southern California (VIDEO)

KTLA Video
"... If you've sent a bill payment from Southern California, the USPS can provide you with a letter saying your check may have been destroyed in the fire and asking the business to waive any late fees, USPS spokesman Richard Maher told KTLA. ..."   
Reference: www.huffingtonpost.com

Monday, March 3, 2014

Postal Service Must Give APWU Staples Info

NLRB: USPS Must Give APWU Staples Info

"... APWU President Mark Dimondstein applauded the ruling. “This is an important victory for the APWU and for postal customers. The Staples deal is a brazen attempt to privatize postal retail services and it has been shrouded in secrecy,” he said. “Postal officials seem to forget that the Postal Service belongs to the people,” Dimondstein said. “We intend to keep reminding them.” ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org