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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Your Fers Retirement: How to Prepare for It, How to Enjoy It

  Your Fers Retirement: How to Prepare for It, How to Enjoy It "...Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available. ..." Reference: Your Fers Retirement: How to Prepare for It, How to Enjoy It  

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Post Office Held Up by Crossbow Robbers

  Crossbow Robbers Hold Up Post Office "...Two men have reportedly robbed a British post office using a crossbow, Sky News reports...." Reference: www.huffingtonpost.com  

False alarm over parcel at U.S. Embassy to Vatican

  False alarm over parcel at U.S. Embassy to Vatican "...ROME (AP) — Bomb squad teams were dispatched to the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican on Wednesday after it reported a suspicious package — but it was a false alarm, police said. Embassies in Rome have been on high alert for a week after anarchists mailed package bombs to..." Reference: www.usatoday.com  

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Package Bombs Explode At Swiss And Chilean Embassies In Rome

  Double Terror As Package Bombs Explode At Swiss And Chilean Embassies In Rome "...Two hours later another letter bomb went off at the Chilean embassy in the Italian capital, again injuring a staff member working in the post room ..." Reference: peacefmonline.com  

Monday, December 20, 2010

Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System (GATS 2.0 ) - A brief history of GATS 2.0

  C. Employee Compensation and Career Advancement
(39 U.S.C. 101(c))
"...In the area of Labor Relations Systems, the redesign of the Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System (GATS 2.0) was fully implemented. With all field offices now required to input grievances at the Step 2 level of the process, GATS 2.0 offers aid to management in identifying and analyzing workplace disputes earlier in the grievance process. In addition, GATS 2.0 continues to facilitate changes in the grievance/arbitration scheduling process as agreed to by the major unions, resulting from negotiations. Additional enhancements to the system are under way to further increase management’s use of GATS 2.0 as a labor relations tool...." Reference: 2001 Comprehensive Statement on Postal Operations; http://www.usps.com/history/cs01/c1c.htm  

Thursday, December 16, 2010

When do the Mail Handler Contract Negotiations Begin?

  "...NPMHU begin negotiations next year approximately 90 days prior to the midnight Nov. 20, 2011 contract expiration date..." Reference: Mail Handler Contract Negotiations  

Rural carriers reject USPS proposal for wage freeze, benefits cuts

  Rural carriers reject USPS proposal for wage freeze, benefits cuts "...The union had countered with what it termed "appropriate and reasonable wage increases, continued cost-of-living adjustments and the maintenance of core benefits," the document said. The union had also advanced "several proposals that would have resulted in substantial savings for the Postal Service," it said...." Reference: www.federaltimes.com  

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Only seven (1st class) mailing days left before Christmas

  "...California - Mail handler Kim Rose on Monday handles packages at the small parcel and bundle sorter at the United States Postal Service's North Bay processing and distribution center in Petaluma...." Reference: www.pressdemocrat.com

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Alabama Amber Alert for Brittany Mae Smith

  Alabama Amber Alert for Brittany Mae Smith "...Easley has ties to Alabama and may be headed here or is here at this time. Easley has purchased a blue tent since the alleged abduction so he and Brittany Mae Smith may be camping around or in wooded areas. ..." Reference:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

NPMHU 1.2% contractual wage increase to be reflected in Friday, Dec. 10 pay

  "...The last general wage increase under the 2006 National Agreement, set at 1.2%, will be implemented effective November 20, 2010, and will be reflected in paychecks issued on December 10, 2010. ..." Reference: National Postal Mail Handlers  

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Postal Mail Carrier Shot in Miami

  $25K Reward Offered In Mail Carrier's Murder "...Mail carrier Bruce Parton was shot to death in the parking lot of a north Miami-Dade apartment complex. ..." Reference: cbs4.com  

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Postal Employee Hazards - Spiders in the Mail

  Web of deceit unravels as tarantulas found "...Operation Spiderman, began in March when postal workers conducting a routine inspection found 300 live tarantulas tapping against small plastic containers stacked tightly together inside..." Reference: www.smh.com.au  

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Two Madison County Alabama women plead guilty to stealing from post office outlets

  Two Madison County women plead guilty to stealing from post office outlets "...U.S. Postal Service contractors in Huntsville pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing from the postal service, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office...." Reference: al.com  

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Can you be fired for posting to Facebook, Blogs, or other sites?

 Workers Rights Extend to Facebook
Company Accused of Firing Over Facebook Post "...“Employers should review their Internet and social media policies to determine whether they are susceptible to an allegation that the policy would ‘reasonably tend to chill employees’ ” in the exercise of their rights to discuss wages, working conditions and unionization. ..." Reference: www.nytimes.com  

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New Pay Scale

  WAGES TO INCREASE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 20, 2010 "...The last general wage increase under the 2006 National Agreement, set at 1.2%, will be implemented effective November 20, 2010, and will be reflected in paychecks issued on December 10, 2010. ..." Reference: National Postal Mail Handlers Union  

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