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

January 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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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 entering the workforce today really don’t want “generous health care and pension benefits.”

PMG blames unions and mailers for USPS’ stalled progress

 

 

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

January 2, 2015 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Injured On Duty, legal cases, postal, postal employees, postal news, privacy 
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 for Breach of Medical Privacy?

USPS data breach affected bank and medical information of nearly

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

November 28, 2014 by · Comments Off
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(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 Offering Early Out Retirement-PostalReporter.com

Letter Carrier Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Plotting Robbery of Fellow Co-Worker

November 21, 2014 by · Comments Off
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11-21-2014 -ATLANTA – LaTonya Evans, a former United Stated Postal Service employee, has been sentenced to federal prison for participating in a conspiracy that culminated in the robbery and shooting of a postal truck driver on December 20, 2013, in Conley, Ga.

“By providing her co-defendants with inside information, Evans enabled a robbery that nearly killed her co-worker,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.  “Evans used her knowledge of the Postal Service for personal gain and violated the trust of the public and her fellow postal workers.

 

 

 

Video: Drug traffickers target the post office

November 21, 2014 by · Comments Off
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OMAHA, Neb. – 11.21.14 – It’s about to get even busier at the post office. Thousands of holiday packages are moving through the postal service and inspectors know some of them will contain pot.

 

 

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 one of the leading #union-busting law firms in the country.

It has a long history fighting workers. When former President Ronald Reagan fired striking Air Traffic Controllers in 1981, Morgan Lewis served as the FAA’s (Federal Aviation Administration) attorneys. The strike was a major defeat for labor; PATCO, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers union, was disbanded soon after.

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USPS seeks info for buying 10,000 Right Hand Drive vehicles

October 13, 2014 by · Comments Off
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The United States Postal Service is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to evaluate the possibility of purchasing a new commercially available Right Hand Drive vehicle to supplement its existing fleet of light delivery vehicles. This would be a stop gap solution to meet Right Hand Drive vehicle requirements until the development of a purpose built Right Hand Drive vehicle can be accomplished. The Postal Service anticipates the need for up to 10,000 Right Hand Drive delivery vehicles to replace high maintenance cost Long Life Vehicles (LLVs) over the next two years. -
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Postal Service calling on retired employees to help during holiday season

October 13, 2014 by · Comments Off
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Officials with the United States Postal Service announced this week that retired city carriers can temporarily return to their jobs during the peak-mailing season.

According to the #USPS, retired employees can sign up for Holiday Term City Carrier Assistant positions beginning Dec. 6. Their positions will be for a four-week period ending Jan. 2

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Arbitrator Appointed in USPS/Mail Handlers Bargaining Impasse

August 16, 2012 by · 4 Comments
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August 16, 2012) As announced at the 2012 NPMHU National Convention last week, after the parties were done striking names from a list provided by the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, FMCS Director George Cohen has appointed Herbert Fishgold as the arbitrator for the NPMHU/USPS bargaining dispute.  Mr. Fishgold is an arbitrator of nationwide reputation and professional stature, who is also a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.  Indeed, Mr. Fishgold has served as a third-party neutral for more than thirty years, during which time he has mediated and arbitrated bargaining disputes in a wide range of industries at the national, state, and local levels.

Arbitrator Fishgold is generally familiar with many of the basic facts and issues presented by the Postal Service, the mailing industry, and postal employees generally – based on, among other things, his service as an interest arbitrator in the 2006 dispute between the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and the Postal Service.  And, Fishgold most recently served as the mediator in the last stage of the process to try and settle the NPMHU/USPS impasse.

The parties must now each select one additional member to serve on the three-person arbitration panel, and that process should be concluded shortly.

As the arbitration moves forward, the National Office will keep you updated, to the extent possible, during what is expected to be a lengthy arbitration process.

USPS honors America’s oldest commissioned warship

August 15, 2012 by · Comments Off
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warship2012The 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 be open to the public and will take place next to the USS Constitution, nicknamed “Old Ironsides.”

Starting Aug. 18, the new War of 1812: USS Constitution stamps can be purchased at Post Offices nationwide, online at usps.com/store and by phone at 800-STAMP-24 (800-782-6724).

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