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Federal News Radio: Mark Dimondstein: Postal union pleased with NLRB decision
Radio interview with President Dimondstein about the end of the USPS/Staples deal. 

USA Today: Amazon says it will create 100,000 full-time jobs in U.S. by 2018
“Amazon will create 100,000 full-time jobs in the United States with full benefits over the next 18 months, the tech giant announced in a statement Thursday. The Seattle-based company says the positions are for workers across the country and across all skill and experience levels. Most of the positions will be at fulfillment centers, including new ones under construction in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas. The new employees will also work in areas such as cloud technology, machine learning and advanced logistics…”

Washington Post: National Postal Museum director retires after 14 years leading Smithsonian branch
“Allen Kane had zero experience in museum administration when he became director of the National Postal Museum in 2002. He wasn’t a stamp collector, either. But Kane knew the U.S. Postal Service, having spent 30 years working there, including stints managing its Gulf War Crisis Team and leading its $800 million marketing effort. Because the Postal Service is the museum’s landlord and largest funder, Kane got the job…”