Rolando Tells PMG That The Idea Of USPS Lobbying Congress To Violate A Contract Is Staggering

NALC President Rolando sent the following letter to PMG Donahoe August 15, 2011 Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe United States Postal Service 475 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W. Washington, DC 20260-0010 Dear Postmaster General Donahoe, I write to state in the strongest possible terms our outrage at DSPS lobbying the Congress to break our labor contract, and to […]

USPS Says No Excessing for Failure to Bid on NTFT Jobs

USPS: No Excessing for Failure to Bid on NTFT Jobs APWU Web News Article 095-2011, Aug. 26, 2011 The USPS has instructed Area Labor Relations Managers that employees may not be excessed because they fail to bid on Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) duty assignments. The notice [PDF] was sent in response to union allegations that management […]

Congressman King Says USPS Is Trying to Run Out The Clock

King, Senators Ask USPS to Delay Consolidation of Sioux City Mail Processing Facility Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King (R-IA), Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announce that they have formally requested that the United States Postal Service delay the implementation of its plan to consolidate mail processing operations in Sioux City with […]

PMG PROVIDES MORE DETAIL ON PLAN FOR SOLVENCY

TAKING ACTION NOW PMG PROVIDES MORE DETAIL ON PLAN FOR SOLVENCY In the second segment of his video series on the “State of Our Business,” PMG Pat Donahoe offers additional details on the Postal Service’s serious financial issues. He also discusses operational changes and other steps the Postal Service and Congress must take to address […]

Thousands of Part Timers To Be Converted August 27

Thousands of Part-Time Flexibles and Part-Time Regulars in the Clerk and Motor Vehicle Crafts will be converted to regular Aug. 27 under the terms of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement. “This is an important achievement of our contract,” Director of Industrial Relations Mike Morris said, “although we are continuing to battle with the Postal Service […]

Former Kansas Postmaster Indicted On Embezzlement Charges

The former postmaster of the Whiting, Kan., post office has been indicted on charges of embezzling government funds, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Thursday. Terri L. Morris, 49, Holton, Kan., is charged with two counts of making a false writing and one count of embezzling public funds. The indictment alleges the crimes took place at […]

Former Senior Executive For USPS Pleads Guilty To Bribery

Former Senior Executive For U.S. Postal Service Pleads Guilty To Bribery, Offered Contracts in Return For Payments – Defendant Took Total of $15,000 in Cash – WASHINGTON – Ron Middlebrooks, a former senior executive with the U.S. Postal Service, pled guilty today to a bribery charge stemming from his acceptance of $15,000 in cash from […]

September NALC COLA Announced

Letter carriers will receive their first cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in three years in September. The COLA will amount to 47 cents per hour ($978 annually). Contract COLAs, which have been provided by our collective-bargaining agreements since 1971, are based on changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) every six months. However, due to the recent […]

PRC PROPOSES IMPROVED RULES FOR APPEALING POST OFFICE CLOSINGS

Press Release August 19, 2011 POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION PROPOSES IMPROVED RULES FOR APPEALING POST OFFICE CLOSINGS Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission yesterday published proposed rules designed to simplify the procedures for people wishing to appeal a post office closing or consolidation, and allow for a speedier decision. Although the law gives the Commission […]