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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thieving Mailman Nets Jail Time For Flix

 
Thieving Mailman Nets Jail Time For Flix
"Springfield, MA (AHN) - ...plead guilty this week to stealing more than 30,000 DVDs from the mail. Weathers, who worked at the Postal Service's bulk processing center..."

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Reference: www.allheadlinenews.com

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Specter, Unions Disagree on Path for Overhaul of Labor Laws

 
Specter, Unions Disagree on Path for Overhaul of Labor Laws
"...Mr. Specter has for months been trying to broker a deal to revive the bill. He said Tuesday that Democratic senators participating in the talks included himself, Tom Harkin of Iowa, Chuck Schumer of New York, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Thomas Carper of Delaware. Union leaders and business groups kept their distance from Mr. Specter's effort...."
Reference: online.wsj.com

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

H1N1 Virus Expected to Cause High Prolonged Absenteeism Numbers

 
Government outlines H1N1 flu guidelines for small businesses
"...agency encourages small businesses to put strategies in place before the flu season hits to be ready to deal with the possibility of prolonged absenteeism and, if the outbreak worsens, supply-chain disruptions...."
Reference: www.bizjournals.com

 

USPS Employee Unscheduled Leave Call-In Number

 
USPS Employee Unscheduled Leave Call-In Number
Lost the Unscheduled leave call-in number? If you have lost the call-in number, you might want to bookmark the site referenced below for those rare occasions you become ill and need to use unscheduled leave. With the possible H1N1 pandemic expected to reek havoc on us all, it might be a good idea to be prepared.
Reference: USPS Employee Unscheduled Leave Call-In Number

 

Privatized postal service would cause big problems

 
Privatized postal service would cause big problems
"...The increase in postage rates can be directly attributed to the growth of private sector mail processing networks which profit from workshare discounts. This process has reduced postage for mailers at the expense of the consumer..."
Reference: www.pennlive.com

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

At a crucial juncture, union leader is retiring

 
At a crucial juncture, union leader is retiring
"...John J. Sweeney, who rose to the pinnacle of US unionism from his roots as a son of immigrants, is stepping down this month as president of the AFL-CIO...."
Reference: www.boston.com

 

Monday, September 7, 2009

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

 
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
"...The vote was nearly perfectly split along party lines, with only three Republicans voting in favor (Ed Whitfield of Kentucky, Don Young of Alaska and Chris Smith of New Jersey) and two Democrats voting nay (Travis Childers of Mississippi and Parker Griffith of Alabama). ..."
Reference: wikipedia.org

 

Obama Quote

 
Obama Quote
"Every American owes something to the American labor movement" - President Obama [Labor Day Address/Labor Day picnic in Ohio, September 7, 2009]
Reference: npmhu317.blogspot.com/

 

North Alabama Mail Processing Changes

 
Official: Postal service change won't have much impact here
"...In an effort to cut costs, the Athens post office will soon send magazines and magazine-sized mail to Birmingham for processing rather than to Huntsville. One source says the change will slow the mail and force Huntsville workers to transfer,..."
Reference: www.enewscourier.com

 

Labor history of the United States

 
Labor history of the United States
"...Labor history of the United States describes the history of organized labor, as well as the more general history of working people in the United States of America. Pressures dictating the nature and power of organized labor have included the evolution and power of the corporation, efforts by employers and private agencies to limit or control unions, and U.S. labor law. As a response, organized unions and labor federations have competed, evolved, merged, and split against a backdrop of changing social philosophies and periodic federal intervention...."
Reference: wikipedia.org

 

Labor Day

 
Labor Day
"...The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City.[1] In the aftermath of the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the US military and US Marshals during the 1894 Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with Labor as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.[2] Cleveland was also concerned that aligning a US labor holiday with existing international May Day celebrations would stir up negative emotions linked to the Haymarket Affair.[3] All 50 U.S. states have made Labor Day a state holiday...."
Reference: wikipedia.org

 

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