PMG Potter Announces Reorganization At USPS Headquarters

New Shipping and Mailing Services, Customer Relations groups created The Postmaster General today announced several key Headquarters organizational changes designed to “strengthen our position in an extremely competitive marketplace,” he said. PMG Jack Potter said USPS is currently in a very dynamic environment, and competition is intense. “We are operating under a new law with […]

House Committee Approves Study On Ending Saturday Mail Delivery

Washington, Jun 25 – The House Appropriations Committee today approved an amendment offered by Congressman Jack Kingston (R/GA-1) that would require the United States Postal Service to study the cost-effectiveness and fuel consumption of a five-day delivery system and consumer demand of Saturday postal delivery. “I’ve been trying to get the postal service to end […]

Photo: Letter Carrier With Child In Mailbag

Description fom the Smithsonian Institution: This city letter carrier posed for a humorous photograph with a young boy in his mailbag. After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. […]

APWU to Re-Run Two National Business Agent Races

APWU News The APWU will conduct new elections for two National Business Agent (NBA) positions to resolve an investigation by the Department of Labor, union President William Burrus has announced. The two elections to be re-run are the Clerk NBA “A” race in the Dallas Region and the Motor Vehicle Services NBA election in the […]

NALC: Contracting Out Moratorium Extended To September 30

From NALC Bulletin NALC President William H. Young announced June 13 that he has obtained agreement from the Postal Service to extend the moratorium on delivery subcontracting called for by the Article 32 Committee Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the National Agreement through September 30, 2008, the end of the USPS Fiscal Year. The moratorium […]

NALC Cancels Food Service for Boston Convention

 In Solidarity with UNITE-HERE Workers Locked in Contract Dispute WASHINGTON – The National Association of Letter Carriers union announced today that it has cancelled all food service for its 66 th Biennial NALC Convention July 21-25 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) due to the contract dispute between Local 26 of the UNITE-HERE […]

NALC: McCain Presidency –Different Face, Same Script As Bush

From the National Association of Letter Carriers All signs point to Arizona Sen. John McCain being anointed as the Republican nominee for president at the GOP convention in September. All signs point to something else as well—a McCain presidency would simply parrot the economic policies found in the script followed by George W. Bush. The […]

ASFM-100 Work Awarded Back to Clerk Craft at Trenton P&DC

Effective May 28, 2008, US District Court Judge Joel A. Pisano issued his decision regarding enforcement of the American Postal Workers Union/United States Postal Service pre-arbitration Settlement Agreement, dated October 28, 2005, for AFSM staffing at the Trenton P&DC.  Judge Pisano stated, “The Settlement Agreement provides for the clerk craft to have primary jurisdiction over […]