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Keeping A Secret
By now most APWU members know about the USPS agreement with Staples that puts a retail sales unit into 80 stores as a pilot project.  If deemed successful this pilot would be expanded into the 1600 Staples stores nationwide.  When the agreement was announced the Union requested (per our national agreement) the information used to develop this pilot. Read More...
And - Oh No You Didn't - Mr. President
Yesterday the President unveiled his budget for 2015 and it included several items pertaining to the USPS.  It was both good and bad, but my thinking is it was more bad than good.  For example the 2015 budget would: 1.  Refund to the Postal Service the projected overpayment into the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - $5 billion over a two year period. Read More...
Oh No You Didn't Mr. Governor
On February 19 the Ohio House of Representatives passed two bills that will help to suppress voting in our state.  Yesterday, despite thousands of phone calls, emails and texts our governor - John Kasich - signed these bills into law. SB 238 will reduce the numbder of days available for Ohioans to participate in the democratic process and exercise their right to vote. Read More...
HOW DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?
Since 2000 the number of postal employees has decreased by over 300,000.  Every craft has seen major reductions in size and hundreds of small post offices have been closed.  Many mail processing centers have been consolidated.  Yet, there stands one place that has actually seen a rise in the number of employees.  Care to guess where. Read More...
DOUBLE BIT OF GOOD NEWS
Today brings a double bit of good news for those of us with the Postal Service and in the labor movement. First, on January 24 the Postal Service announced that it would postpone the second round of mail processing consolidations set to begin sometime next month. Read More...
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