Friday, September 25, 2015

Postal Service Failed to Protect Personal Data in Mail Surveillance, Report Says

Postal Service Failed to Protect Personal Data in Mail Surveillance, Report Says

"... The information, which is collected as part of the Postal Service’s mail cover surveillance program, could potentially reveal personally identifiable information and compromise the privacy of the mail ..."   

Reference: www.nytimes.com

Friday, September 18, 2015

APWU Contract Negotiations Update

APWU Contract Negotiations Update

"...The timetable is hard to predict, but if mediation doesn’t result in an agreement soon, I expect that the USPS and the APWU will choose an arbitration panel and begin the initial arbitration hearings by mid-November. Interest arbitration takes time. In 2000, the last time we engaged in the process, it took 13 months to complete. In the meantime, the doors are open for further informal discussions with management. If we can reach a voluntary agreement that is principled and fair to postal workers and the public, we will do so. If not, arbitration will run its course ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Monday, September 7, 2015

Contract Negotiations Between U.S. Postal Service and APWU Remain at Standstill

Contract Negotiations Between U.S. Postal Service and Union Remain at Standstill

"... According APWU Erie President Joe Szocki, the company wants to create a new entry-level position at a lower wage with no benefits. Szocki says the company also wants a higher percentage of part time employees, which are changes that the union refuses to accept ..."   
Reference: www.erietvnews.com