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Thursday, October 30, 2014

David Koch: “We propose the abolition of the governmental Postal Service."


David Koch of the extremely wealthy Koch brothers are investing heavily in agendas that only make the rich richer and the rest of us are paying for it. Although there is nothing wrong with people protecting and growing wealth, there is a problem with doing so off the backs of the blue-collar worker. Midterm elections are next month, please educate yourself before simply voting on unsubstantiated claims and promises. Although we will not go so far as to tell you who to vote for, we do suggest doing an internet search of legitimate resources to determine who is behind specific agendas. Please vote not only at the polls, but by where you shop and spend your money.

Astounding: David Koch's 1980 VP Run: Kill Medicare, Social Security, Minimum Wage, Public Schools

"...“We propose the abolition of the governmental Postal Service. The present system, in addition to being inefficient, encourages governmental surveillance of private correspondence. Pending abolition, we call for an end to the monopoly system and for allowing free competition in all aspects of postal service.”..."


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Reminder: Don't forget to vote in the Local 317 election

  NPMHU Local 317 Election
You should be in receipt of your ballot for the NPMHU Local 317 Election. Thanks in advance for participating in the election process for the future leaders/representatives of the mail handler craft.

Postal unions continue the battle against the degradation of America's postal service

  Postal unions continue fight plant-closure battle

"...Mail processing plants are not only needed to continue to maintain high delivery standards, such as overnight and prompt delivery, but they’re also the livelihood of countless workers. With 82 plants slated to close nationwide—..."


Monday, October 20, 2014

In spite of Alabama's anti-union politicians, Mercedes Benz identifies the value of unions

  In spite of Alabama's anti-union politicians, Mercedes Benz identifies the value of unions

"...The MBUSI plant in Tuscaloosa County is the only Daimler plant in the world that does not currently offer employee representation. Organized by MBUSI employees, UAW Local 112 offers workers the opportunity for a voice in the workplace that aligns with Daimler AG's global commitment to the German principle of "co-determination" between management and employees..."

Reference: Huntsville Economic Development  

Friday, October 17, 2014

Jacksonville Postal Facility to Absorb Gainesville Mail

  Jacksonville USPS sorting facility to take on Gainesville mail

"...Most people we found dropping off mail at Jacksonville's main sorting facility had no idea anything would be changing with their mail. But the King Street sorting facility is getting set to take on new responsibility: handling mail not only from this region but Alachua County area too when the sorting faculty in Gainesville closes...."


Thursday, October 9, 2014

NPMHU Challenges Planned Closures and Consolidations via National Level Grievance

  NPMHU Challenges Planned Closures and Consolidations via National Level Grievance

The National Postal Mail Handlers Union has initiated a Step 4 grievance concerning violations arising from the Postal Service's plans to close or consolidate approximately 82 facilities starting in January 2015. In particular, the NPMHU believes that the Postal Service's decision to close or consolidate these facilities is a violation of Handbook P0-408, Area Mail Processing (AMP) Guidelines, which is incorporated into the National Agreement through Article 19.

Additional details available at this link. (pdf)
Reference: National Postal Mail Handlers Union

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This is an example of why the need for labor union's exist

  Wal-Mart raises healthcare costs, cuts benefits for some part-timers

"... Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. private sector employer, said on Tuesday that its 1.3 million workers would have to pay more for healthcare and it would end benefits for some part-time staff in a move that could prompt other companies to follow suit...."


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