APWU Raises Concerns Over USPS Instructions To Managers Regarding Weingarten Rights

 From APWU’s Industrial Relations: The APWU sent a letter to the Postal Service raising concerns about a draft notification to supervisors and managers instructing them how to apply employees’ rights under the Supreme Court’s Weingarten decision. The Postal Service’s instructions were finalized on a laminated, wallet-size card which was mailed to supervisors and managers, as […]

Will Increased Postal Rates Put Mailers out of Business?

On Wednesday, October 3, 2007, in room 2154 Rayburn, the House Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia will hold a hearing entitled, “Will Increased Postal Rates Put Mailers out of Business. The following witnesses are expected to testify at the hearing: Panel I Mr. James C. Miller, III Chairman, Board […]

AFL-CIO Transportation Unions Focus on Stopping Outsourcing At USPS

(Press Release- Sept. 20, 2007) The Executive Committee of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, committed today to make priorities of rebuilding America’s failing transportation system and infrastructure, stopping outsourcing at the United States Postal Service, and protecting the income and retirement security of public transit workers. The United States Postal Service is jumping on the […]

NALC Contract Implementation Dates Set

$686 cash payment on Oct. 19, back pay on Nov. 30: President William H. Young announced on September 26 that the lump sum payment of $686 to cash out the COLA from November 2006 through May 2007 will be included in carriers’ October 19 paychecks. The back pay for active carriers related to the 1.4% […]

USPS Workforce Size and Employment Categories, 1986-2006

 Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report : “This report provides data from the past two decades on the size of the U.S. Postal Service workforce, the number of persons employed by USPS by employment categories, and the number of persons employed by USPS under time-limited contracts.  USPS employs over 784,000 persons. USPS’s workforce declined about 1% […]