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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Postmaster General thinks workforce will be reduced by 10,000 in 2015 without buyout incentives

  Postal Service to reduce workforce by 10,000
2014 Postal Buyouts
PMG says no buyouts
"...The Postal Service plans to shrink its workforce by 10,000 positions in fiscal 2015, according to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. The reductions will be entirely through attrition..."
Reference: www.federaltimes.com

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Postal Unions Unite in Historic Agreement to Protect Americas Postal Service

  Postal Unions Unite in Historic Agreement to Protect Americas Postal Service
2014 Proclamation
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On March 10, 2014 an historic agreement was signed by the Postal Union Presidents representing the Mail Handlers, American Postal Workers, City Letter Carriers and Rural letter Carriers. The purpose of the agreement is to show our solidarity, and to protect the invaluable institution that is the United States Postal Service. We call upon our members, and the American Public to join with us in this important endeavor. We stand for a public Postal Service, enhancement and expansion of service and protection of good union jobs in our communities. We stand with the people of our country in defense of their right to a universal postal service operated in the public interest. We commit to work together to: Maintain six-day and home delivery. Protect and restore service standards and mail processing facilities. Maintain full-time, full-service public post offices in every community. Oppose the subcontracting of work and privatization of services. Expand postal services to include basic banking, notary, check-cashing and other services. End the corporate welfare of excessive pre-sort discounts. Form a common front in the fight for genuine postal reform legislation. Organize joint actions and speak in a united voice. Unite with other labor unions in defense of the rights of postal workers and all workers. Encourage joint efforts of our union members at the local level. Support maximum cooperation in the next round of contract negotiations. Build an alliance with the American people in defense of the public postal service. Follow link for more information.
Reference: www.npmhu.org

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Destruction of the Postal Service and collective bargaining rights

  Postal Workers: The Last Union
National Postal Mail Handlers Union
NPMHU 317
"...The Postal Service, which is older than the Constitution itself, stands at a precipice. If this great institution, which provides one of the oldest, most reliable services in the country, is permitted to fall and Congress kills its great union, then truly no collective bargaining rights, no worker contract, no union will be safe within the United States...."
Reference: www.truth-out.org

Friday, March 7, 2014

Please take a moment to sign the Stop Staples petition

www.stopstaples.com/
Stop Staples Petition
  U.S. Mail Is Not For Sale! Please take a moment to sign this p
"...Staples and the U.S. Postal Service have cut a deal that jeopardizes your mail service and your local post office. In fact, post offices across the country are at risk – along with thousands of good jobs. ..."
Reference: News Postal  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Obama Agrees With Issa and Endorses the End of Saturday Mail Delivery

  Obama Endorses the End of Saturday Mail Delivery

"... So the president’s budget puts Obama at odds with unions that helped elect him and on the side of Issa, with whom he rarely agrees. Such are the politics of postal reform in the United States...."

Reference: www.businessweek.com  

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