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 honors America’s oldest commissioned warship

The Postal Service will honor America’s oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution, with the issuance of 25 million Forever stamps Saturday, Aug. 18. The War of 1812: USS Constitution stamps also commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The first-day-of-issue ceremony will be at the Charleston Navy Yard in Boston, MA. The event will […]

USPS Uniform emblems through the years

‘Fly like an eagle’ In 1955, Former PMG Arthur E. Summerfield authorized the first emblem patch for uniforms worn by letter carriers. Employees were not required to wear them until 1957. The original emblems were 3-inch circular patches with a backward (facing right) horse and rider that were worn on the left sleeves of shirts […]

PMG touts positive steps being taken by employees

‘Moving in the right direction’ In his latest video, PMG Pat Donahoe describes the positive steps employees are taking to address the quarter 3 (Q3) operating loss and move the Postal Service forward. The PMG notes that in Q3 employees received the highest service performance scores ever for First-Class Mail, both single-piece and commercial, and […]

USPS Selects TMone for Inside Sales Services

IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — TMone announced today it has been awarded a contract with renewal options through 2023 by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to provide Inside Sales Services and Small to Medium Business Customer Acquisition strategies. TMone is tasked at targeting new customers for the Postal Service and bringing […]

Cardstore Introduces Personalized Greeting Card App for iPhone

Create and send perfectly personalized cards directly to someone’s mailbox CLEVELAND, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Finding the perfect time and place to personalize and send a real greeting card just became easier through the convenient Cardstore Mobile app for iPhone and iPad. Cardstore, the popular “perfectly personalized” greeting card website from the American Greetings […]

APWU Represented Employees who transfer to or are excessed into other crafts could lose layoff protection

Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled [PDF] on Aug. 1 that employees represented by the APWU who transfer to or are excessed into non-APWU crafts may not carry the protection against layoffs they have earned under the APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement to their new crafts. Career employees in all crafts currently earn lifetime protection against layoffs […]

PMG touts plan to stop continuing USPS losses

The Postal Service ended its third fiscal quarter (April 1 – June 30) with a net loss of $5.2 billion, compared to a net loss of $3.1 billion for the same period last year. Contributing significantly to the loss was $3.1 billion of expenses for the legislatively mandated prefunding of retiree health care plan. Despite […]

USPS Third quarter service, customer experience scores exceed targets

Employees Delivered For the second consecutive quarter, service performance and customer experience measurement (CEM) scores have improved. The Postal Service had its best quarter on record for overnight, 2-day and 3- to 5-day First-Class Mail delivery. And service scores for presorted commercial mail exceeded targets in all three service standards. In a presentation to the […]