The Postal Service’s Union-Busting Law Firm

With negotiations for a new contract set to begin on Feb. 19, 2015, it’s worth noting that in the past, when talks have ended in arbitration, the #USPS has used the anti-union law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius to represent management’s interests. The firm, which has more than 1,400 attorneys in 25 offices, is considered […]

California Postal Clerk Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Embezzlment, Passing Counterfeit Bills

February 1 , 2012 OAKLAND, Calif. – Emmanuel Odion Esezobor was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay $39,973.62 in restitution for stealing public money and passing counterfeit U.S. obligations, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced. Esezobor, 51 of Hayward, Calif., was convicted by a jury on Oct. 27, 2011, after a […]

Postal Clerk Craft Reassignment Opportunities

eReassign 21 Day Posting The USPS Bay-Valley District released the following information Clerk Craft Reassignment Opportunities  The U.S. Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union have agreed to provide expanded opportunities for clerk craft employees in installations in which there is clerk craft excessing outside of the installation. Full time clerks in those installations […]

USPS Detailing Postal Clerks to Letter Carrier Craft

USPS Is Taking No Prisoners in Effort to Save Service? Sam Wood,  APWU President, Southwest Florida Area Local via 21st Century Postal Worker: During a meeting this evening with Clerks at the Fort Myers P&DC (concerning detailing Clerks to the Carrier Craft) which ended at about 6:40pm eastern time, USPS Labor Representative Joe Homolash from […]

Blind Postal Mail Processing Clerk Determined To Lead Normal Life

Despite pressure from the USPS to retire, that wasn’t an option for Frank Facio, a 29 -year San Diego, CA Postal Employee and Delivery Bar Code Sorter (DBCS) machine clerk: It is a challenge for every postal employee to run mail-processing machines safely and efficiently on a daily basis. For San Diego Area Local member […]

APWU Opposes Plans To Remove Bullet-Proof Glass at Some Retail Facilities

The Postal Service notified the APWU on Dec. 23, 2010 [PDF], of plans to remove bullet-resistant glazing from some retail lobbies “in order to improve the customer experience” when a risk analysis supports removal. The APWU opposes these plans, as we outlined in correspondence with the Postal Service dated Jan. 7, 2011 [PDF], and Jan. […]

Three New York Postal Employees Charged With Stealing Money

Three Postal Employees from the Post Office  in Locust Valley, New York  have been arrested and charged with stealing money while on the job. According to the press release: MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that three United States Postal employees from the Locust Valley Post Office have been arrested and charged […]

Florida Postal Worker Charged With Stealing From Customers

A $9,000 Rolex watch among items stolen from customers A Homosassa Post Office worker was arrested on Jan. 27 following complaints from several postal patrons their property had been stolen or was missing. The arrest wrapped up the investigation of three separate incidents reported to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. In one incident, a Sheriff’s […]

PMG Wants to Reduce Customers Wait In Line Time At Post Offices

Postal clerks will stop holding up the line with all those questions when you mail something. Some questions will still be needed for security reasons, but clerks no longer have to run through a litany of whether each customer wants a return receipt or insurance or other special services. It was like “Do you want […]