Rep. Chaffetz Introduces Bill Designating
12 Postal Holidays To Reduce USPS Operating Costs
This bill would grant USPS Postmaster General the authority to implement
up to twelve “postal holidays” per year in order to reduce USPS
operating costs. The Postmaster General would select days in which
delivered mail volume is historically lower than normal. By reducing
the number of delivery days, USPS will be able to achieve savings
by reducing work hours. <9pt>
Denies Union’s Challenge To USPS Two-Tour Initiative
Arbitrator Das denied
the union’s grievance challenging the Postal Service’s two-tour
initiative. Das accepted the Postal Service’s argument that “Article
3 of the National Agreement grants the Postal Service the authority
to unilaterally adopt and implement the ... initiatives at issue,
without further bargaining with the Union.”
Hiring, Promotions at Headquarters, Areas and Districts
We are in receipt of a July 28, 2010,
letter from Postal HQ stating effective immediately, all hiring,
promotions and placement of non-bargaining employees at Headquarters,
Areas and Districts are suspended until further notice.
Burrus: Mailers Want To Cut Postal Employees
Wages At Least $18,000 Yearly
The mailers’ motion vividly exposes
the lack of respect they have for postal employees and the collective
bargaining process. A casual review of
the document [PDF - see pages 50-62] reveals their callous
desire to punish postal workers for the Postal Service’s financial
difficulties — difficulties the mailers inadvertently fostered by
promoting the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006.
The PAEA imposed crippling financial obligations on the USPS — obligations
that are responsible for the Postal Service’s current predicament.
To compensate for their colossal mistake, the major mailers wish
to penalize postal workers.
The U.S. Occupational
Safety and Health Administration says worker complaints at the U.S.
Postal Service's processing center in White River Junction led to
an inspection in January that found employees were exposed to deadly
electrical hazards. OSHA says untrained or unqualified workers did
work on live electrical equipment without proper safety measures.
Unusual bunch of foes
to postal rate increase unites as Affordable Mail Alliance
A retired postal employee
convicted of OWCP fraud
Texas mail carrier
attacked on duty
OIG Blog: Cast Your
Vote via the Postal Service?
Mail now slower
than Pony Express
Keep the mail coming six days a week
Postal Service asked
to deliver six pounds of pot to 'Grandma Henderson'
could wait until October to rule on East Cleveland post office dispute
Car Slams Into Edmond