Thursday, October 22, 2015

Postal service hostility may hasten obsolescence

Postal service hostility may hasten obsolescence

"... disabled and elderly impoverished folks who can’t afford the cost or fear putting up with the postal services hostility or can’t live with threats to have their mail services ended. If this mean-spirited and disrespectful worker is the new face of the postal service, then its obsolescence curve is steeper than their managers may believe ..."   

Reference: www.centralmaine.com

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Arbitrator Hammers USPS in Maintenance Staffing Case

Arbitrator Hammers USPS in Maintenance Staffing Case

"... He ruled that the Postal Service failed to meet its obligations under Article 19 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which requires management to furnish the union with specific information when it proposes changes to handbooks and manuals. “The Postal Service failed to introduce significant and detailed, first hand information that made clear the projected impact of the proposed changes on wages, hours, and working conditions at the time that the changes were developed and proposed or the actual impact of the changes on wages, hours, and working conditions based upon subsequent events,” he said ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

As Mail Processing Facility Closures and Consolidations Fail Public, Many Seek Return of Service and Facilities

Mail processing center closure impacting thousands

"... Many residents in the southeastern part of Idaho have been impacted by the closure since April 2015. It means delayed mail for a lot of residents. Bills, medication, and 2016 Presidential election ballots are all affected by this and can be part of the big delay ..."   

Reference: www.localnews8.com

U.S. Postal Service Seeks to Raise Commercial Shipping Prices

U.S. Postal Service Seeks to Raise Commercial Shipping Prices

"... requested to start in mid-January for packages that weigh under 1 pound, including for Parcel Select products, which are used by UPS, FedEx and Amazon.com Inc. Those companies drop packages off at the local post office, then trucks deliver the packages to residential doorsteps. Average revenue for USPS on these is about $1.74 ..."   

Reference: www.wsj.com

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tester Responds to Postal Service’s Delivery Performance

Tester Responds to Postal Service’s Delivery Performance

"... According to the GAO report, the USPS is failing to measure almost half of its mail for on-time delivery performance. Additionally, the Congressional watchdog’s report found that locations not being measured—mostly rural area..."   

Reference: kmmsam.com

Friday, October 9, 2015

Hmmm? Cluster boxes or 'return to sender'

Cluster boxes or 'return to sender'

"... homeowners there no longer have to worry about mail being marked return to sender -- it will now be delivered to the builder's headquarters in the subdivision. That arrangement will continue until the cluster boxes are installed in the subdivision ..."   

Reference: www.11alive.com

Monday, October 5, 2015

Battle brewing over USPS delivery times

Battle brewing over USPS delivery times

"... “Private trucking firms are willing to risk safety on the roads so they can squeeze a few extra hours of labor from already-overworked truck drivers,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein said in a statement. “This is a dangerous proposal and regulators should reject it." ..."   

Reference: thehill.com

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Obama's Postal Service nominees opposed by labor, civil rights groups

Obama's Postal Service nominees opposed by labor, civil rights groups

"... The groups oppose Mr. Miller, a former staffer for former Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., nominated by Obama to a second term, on the grounds that he has spoken out in favor of privatizing the Postal Service in the past ..."   

Reference: www.washingtonexaminer.com