Postal News Roundup

Postal Workers to Protest Plant Closings and Service Reductions - Postal workers on Friday plan to protest nationwide against proposed plant closings and declining service standards that have led to slower mail delivery throughout the country.

Unions Fight Postal Service Plans to Shutter 82 Facilities, Lower Mail Standards - "Congress is not the only way [the cuts can be stopped] ... it's also in the hands of postal management," APWU's Dimondstein said. 

Merkley Urges Fight to Save Mail Plants - Newly re-elected Senator Jeff Merkley addressed a windblown Veterans Day crowd at Waterfront Park.

Postal Workers Plan Protest in Erie - Postal workers in Erie plan to join their counterparts across the nation Friday in a protest of the Postmaster General's plan to close 82 sorting facilities across the nation. 

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Rallies Set for November 14 to Spotlight Postal Service Cuts - The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and three other postal unions are organizing a National Day of Action November 14, the day the US Postal Service Board of Governors meets for its final public meeting in 2014.

Postal Union Complains to NLRB After Data Breach - Postal workers are taking their frustrations to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) after a U.S. Postal Service data breach exposed 800,000 employees’ information.

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New Round of USPS Cutbacks Sparks More Protests - U.S. Postal Service workers plan protests in Bend, OR, and other cities around the country Friday, opposing the planned closure of more than 80 processing centers, including Bend’s, they claim will further slow mail delivery and damage the agency.

Wisconsin Postal Workers to Protest Distribution Changes in Madison, Milwaukee - Postal workers are warning that moving outgoing mail operations from Madison to Milwaukee will mean job cuts and slower delivery.

Postal Union Protests Perceived Privatization Push Outside Chestnut Hill, PA, Staples - Despite a persistent, chilly rain, more than 20 members and allies of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) marched outside the Germantown Avenue Staples. 

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Pocatello Mail Distribution Center to Close - Next year, the United State Postal Service mail distribution center in Pocatello, ID, will be partially closed down. 

Berkeley Sues United States Postal ServiceThe city of Berkeley, CA, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the United States Postal Service, alleging that it took steps toward selling the Berkeley Post Office before publicly evaluating historic impacts as required. 

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Overnight Delivery to Come to an End with Postal Service Changes - Local chapter of the American Postal Workers Union is preparing for the end of overnight delivery as the US Postal Services consolidates and changes its standards. 

Newspaper Assoc. Pres.:  USPS Should Evaluate Service Delays - The U.S. Postal Service should evaluate the impact of slower service to newspaper subscribers before proceeding with 2015 closings of mail processing plants.