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Blog: February 2016

Postal News Roundup

Pittsburghers March, Hold Rally to Show Support for Bernie Sanders
A large crowd gathered downtown Saturday to rally support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, where APWU Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher spoke.

Two Words for Hillary if She Wants to Connect with the Financially Struggling: Postal Banking
Logistically and politically far easier than raising the minimum wage, postal banking could be key to both securing the nomination and improving the lives of millions of Americans.

Hollins Woman Wonders Where Her Mail is Going
James wondered if her problems are being caused by last year’s consolidation of Roanoke’s Rutherford Avenue processing center to Greensboro, North Carolina.

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U.S. Postal Service & Postal Workers Union Go to Arbitration [Video]
Erie Local President Joe Szocki told local TV news stations: “It doesn’t benefit the customer on having a lower-paid, lower knowledge, lower quality workforce to get the product out.” Another major concern is the possible closure of the mail processing facility. Erie’s mail is now postmarked in Pittsburgh then shipped back to Erie where it is  sorted out and delivered – a move that has caused delays in service.

Last Chance Ever to Pocket $5K Now
So, are you holding the equivalent of a winning lottery ticket? Two-person families can also save some premiums if they are in their plan’s family option, and they switch to its self-plus-one option. Those plans include the APWU (American Postal Workers Union).

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Why USPS Doesn’t Celebrate Rare Net Profit; and a Big Service Cut Plan Dies
After years of singing the blues, postal officials had reason for a praise song. For the first time in almost five years, they reported a U.S. Postal Service quarterly net profit.

Area Residents Note Slow Mail Delivery
Local residents have complained of delays with mail service since mail from the 16701 ZIP code was rerouted from Erie to Rochester NY for processing. 

Postal Service Revs Up Its Hiring
The agency hired 117,000 new workers during Fiscal Year 2015, virtually all of them into non-career positions. 

Contractor bribed USPS officer with college tuition, fitness equipment
A government contractor who bribed a U.S. Postal Service officer to earn mail delivery contracts pleaded guilty to federal charges on Feb. 10.

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USPS Consolidation Slows Down Mailing [Video]
Roanoke Local President Carlton Cooper, where the mail processing center was consolidations, told WDBJ-TV, “It makes me real angry as an employee to know that we’re a service-oriented business  to purposely and willfully delay the mail.”

How the Postal Service Sold Richmond’s Saunders Station for a Song
The sale price is considerably less than the property was appraised for.  

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Bernie Ad Touts Postal Workers’ Support

“From postal workers to nurses, he’s been endorsed for real change,” is the opening line of Sanders’ TV ads that has gotten heavy air play in Iowa and New Hampshire.

The APWU National Executive Board voted on Nov. 5 to endorse the Vermont senator for president.  

 

 
Bernie Ad Touts Postal Workers’ Support

“From postal workers to nurses, he’s been endorsed for real change,” is the opening line of Sanders’ TV ads that has gotten heavy air play in Iowa and New Hampshire.The APWU National Executive Board voted on Nov. 5 to endorse the Vermont senator for president.

Posted by APWU - The American Postal Workers Union on Monday, February 8, 2016