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USPS Announces Moratorium On Post Office, Plant Closures

12/13/2011 - The Postal Service has announced a five-month moratorium on the closure of post offices and mail processing facilities, in response to a request from 22 senators.

ALSO: An arbitration hearing began on Dec. 13, 2011, on the first two of several disputes that arose when management incorrectly implemented new provisions of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

AND: A Holiday Message

APWU Web News Article 130-2011

Senators Seek to Stop USPS Cutbacks

Is Your Senator on Board?

12/09/2011 - Twenty senators are asking Congress to impose a six-month moratorium on USPS plans to consolidate more than 250 mail processing plants, close thousands of post offices, and eliminate overnight mail delivery, in order to give lawmakers an opportunity to consider postal reform legislation.

APWU Web News Article 128-2011

USPS Plan Will Hasten Demise Of a Still-Vital Institution

Degrading Mail Service Will Hurt, Not Help, USPS

12/05/2011 - “The Postal Service plan will hasten the demise of the USPS,” APWU President Cliff Guffey said in response to the agency’s announcement that it would seek an advisory opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission on plans to eliminate next-day delivery of first-class mail and periodicals.