APWU President to Testify Before Senate Committee

APWU President Cliff Guffey will testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Sept. 6 about the financial crisis facing the Postal Service and what Congress must do to address it. “I will tell members of the Senate Committee that the future of the Postal Service is in their hands. They […]

Maryland Postal Worker Sentenced To Prison For Theft of Mail

Baltimore, Maryland – (August 30, 2011) U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake, sentenced James M. Russell, age 49, of Brandywine, Maryland, today to six months in prison, followed by six months of home detention and two years of supervised release, for theft of mail while he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service. Judge Blake […]

Arbitrator: Testing positive for alcohol is not proof Postal Worker drinking while on duty

This is a summary of Regular Panel Arbitrator Margo R. Newman in cases C06T-1C-D- 09046953 and C06T-1C-D 09064186 regarding and Emergency Suspension and Discharge of the grievant for “Improper Conduct”. The arbitrator sustained the Union’s grievances ; she properly ruled the Postal Service did not establish just cause for grievant’s Emergency Placement or removal; she […]

NALC, Labor and Other Unions to picket Rep. Issa’s Main District Office Sept. 1

The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council (CLC) has unanimously voted to picket Congressman Darrel Issa’s main district office in Vista, California (just north of San Diego) on Thursday, Sept 1. NALC President Fredric Rolando has decided to make this a much larger action, and he has sent out a statewide E-Activist. The NALC […]

Iowa Rep., Senators Ask USPS To Delay Consolidation of Sioux City Mail Processing Facility

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King (R-IA), Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announce that they have formally requested that the United States Postal Service delay the implementation of its plan to consolidate mail processing operations in Sioux City with a mail processing center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The request was made […]

Deputy PMG Reassures Stakeholders: “We aren’t going away”

With potential USPS insolvency in the news, approximately 200 Southern California mailing industry leaders gathered in Anaheim to hear DPMG Ron Stroman discuss the state of the Postal Service. Stroman expressed optimism while emphasizing the need for change: “The decisions we make today will determine our future 10 years from now.” He congratulated attending Pacific […]

OWCP Cant’ Pay Injured Federal Employees If USPS Defaults on Upcoming $1.2B Payment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fund that compensates federal employees for work-related injuries will run out of cash in the last quarter of 2012 if the U.S. Postal Service defaults on an upcoming $1.2 billion payment, according to the Labor Department. The mail carrier, which has been losing billions of dollars each year, has more than […]

USPS Announce Public Meetings for Proposed Post Office Closings In 3 States

The following is a combination of press releases from USPS  announcing scheduled public meetings for proposed post office closings in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.  From USPS: A review of business activities of the Post Office at this location revealed that the office workload has declined. This reduced workload suggests the maintenance of an independent Post Office […]