Editorial: Who is Stephen Crawford and How Will He Affect the Post Office?

By Clint Burelson On 6/6/12, President Barack Obama nominated Stephen Crawford to be a member of the Board of Governors for the United States Postal Service for the remainder of the term ending in December 2015.  The position was formerly held by Alan C. Kessler, who resigned amid controversy regarding the use of his influence […]

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement & the Postal Service: An Exodus, and the Reasons Why

The following is an editorial by Attorney Robert McGill written exclusively for PostalReporter.com The fox will gnaw its hind leg off in order to escape from the claws of a trap, to go away injured and less of a predator, but to return to survive for another day.  But man – that most unfortunate of […]

Editorial: USPS Financial Crisis, Self Inflicted?

Can USPS Management Be Trusted to Repair It’s Own Damage? The article below was written several months ago but it’s still a timely. There are some very simple factors and a deliberate unspoken agenda that explain everything that is going on with the financial “crisis” and proposed “cures” at the US Postal Service today. First […]

APWU: The Threat of Privatization – From Within

Postal workers are under constant attack by the forces of privatization. Unfortunately, this group includes the Postmaster General, members of the Board of Governors, some members of Congress and others. Privatization is a clear and present danger — facility by facility, operation by operation, and job by job.

Editorial: FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement – Defending a Necessary Benefit

An exclusive article to PostalReporter.com written by Attorney Robert R. McGill Does the Emperor receive his standing because of his hereditary anointment by the gods, or because of his superior governance abilities?  Or, by giving generously to the lords and vassals and currying favor among them, does he retain power?  Or, by giving lifetime gifts […]

Burrus: From Here to there – Focus is now turned to the hiring of PSEs

My opposition to the new national agreement is well chronicled as I voiced my opinions about the significant changes that would be made to postal employment but the ratification process is now history and focus must be centered on its application and to the issues of the day. Contrary to the opinions of nonunion members, […]

Editorial: Does USPS Workplace Bullying Exist?

A recent article from Government Executive reports that federal job discrimination complaints have increased in 2010 over the previous year. “The federal government should be a model workplace,” said Dexter Brooks, director of EEOC’s federal sector programs. “We are concerned that retaliation is the most common basis of discrimination alleged and we caution all federal […]

APWU Welcomes Postal Support Employees to Union

In the 2010 contract negotiations, the American Postal Workers Union was finally successful in eliminating both the casual employee workforce category and the Transitional Employee workforce category. They were replaced with a new category of worker, covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, called Postal Support Employees (PSEs).