USPS deployment of over 260,000 Mobile Delivery Devices (MDD) nears completion

The Postal Service has deployed more than 200,000 Mobile Delivery Devices (MDDs), an important milestone for a program that makes it easier for customers to know where their packages are. The 200,000th device was one of several deployed to the Craig, MO, Post Office. “Mobile Delivery Devices are improving the way USPS serves its customers, […]

PMG blames unions, mailers in farewell speech at National Press Club

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe blames unions and mailers in farewell speech at National Press Club In his farewell speech at the National Press Club today, outgoing Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe suggested that union and mailer groups’ “shortsightedness and myopia” have impeded efforts in Congress to modernize USPS. Donahoe also suggested that young people […]

USPS OWCP Medical File Hack Affected Nearly Half a Million Postal Workers

USPS OWCP Medical File Hack Affected Nearly Half a Million Postal Workers. USPS data breach affected bank and/or medical information of postal workers injured on the job. USPS sent out individualized letters to postal employees with specific information about their particular situation. So all letters will not contain the same information. Can USPS Employees Sue […]

USPS Offering Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) to Postal Clerks and Maintenance

(November 28, 2014) There is probably one Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) offer for each area.  This special VERA appears to be for the mail processing plants scheduled to close in 2015.  There is no incentive. As a matter of general interest, HRSSC is sending special Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) opportunity letters to eligible employees USPS […]

US Postal Service Poised to Make Devastating Cuts in Service – Postal Workers to Deliver Message – ‘Stop Delaying America’s Mail’ – At 150 Protests in 50 States

APWU Press Release: 11/13/2014 Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors, the board that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, are poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they would forever damage the U.S. Postal Service. On Jan. 5, the USPS is slated to lower […]

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 […]

USPS: Automated Retreat Rights on eJob Bidding

New online application available USPS has improved the methods eligible craft employees use to exercise their retreat rights.Involuntarily reassigned employees are entitled to “retreat” to their previous installations when job opportunities become available. Now, employees can use an efficient and reliable new automated method to enter, track and manage their retreat rights on eJob Bidding […]

Video: Wisconsin Postal workers bowl to raise money for Children Hospitals

Postal employees raised money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by knocking pins down and with a raffle full of prize baskets they put together with donations. They are hoping to raise $5,000. All proceeds will go to local CMN hospitals and will benefit local children like four-year-old Olivia Vogler, from La Crosse. Olivia was born […]

USPS to start campaign encouraging Postal Employees to become Letter Carriers

Reassignment Opportunities to the City Carrier Craft January 3, 2012 Mr. Cliff Guffey President American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005-4128 Dear Cliff: As a matter of general interest, the Postal Service will initiate an awareness campaign regarding bargaining unit reassignment opportunities to the city letter carrier craft. The program […]