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Postal News Roundup

Dodge City Daily Globe: U.S. Postal Service Negotiating New Union Contract
Do, along with other union members and chapter presidents is trying to get the word out on what is going on with the post office on a national scale as well as in the local areas. The APWU states that contrary to what the public has heard, the US Postal Service is not losing money.

NYS Public Employees Federation: Roots of Struggle: Postal Workers Prove the Value of Collective Bargaining
As with other labor unions across the nation who face and fight against all facets of privatization, the APWU is demanding an end to the closing of all mail-processing centers in its new pact. The ability to address these issues is mainly due to the vision, determination and unity of the APWU forefathers. They realized the most important achievement of their 1970 strike was winning the right to bargain collectively.

Save the Post Office: $1 Billion to Restore USPS Service Standards? Did the CBO Get it Wrong?
If you look at what’s happened over the past few months, the $1 billion doesn’t seem credible, and one wonders if the CBO has misunderstood what the amendment is all about.