Postal Service Faces Financial Shortfall Unless Congress Addresses Mandates

Postal Service Faces Financial Shortfall Unless Congress Addresses Mandates WASHINGTON — The postmaster general told a Senate subcommittee today that despite significant cost cutting and revenue generation, the Postal Service finds itself in dire financial straits. Statutorily mandated payments due to the government at the end of September will not be paid, he said, unless […]

Guffey Tells Legislators They Must Apply Pension Overpayments to Pre-Funding Bill

Guffey to Senate Subcommittee: Legislators Must Apply Pension Overpayments to Pre-Funding Bill In testimony [PDF] before a Senate Subcommittee on May 17, APWU President Cliff Guffey urged legislators to take immediate action to restore financial stability to the cash-strapped agency.  “This is not a request for a subsidy or bailout of the Postal Service,” Guffey […]

OSHA Proposes $93,500 In Fines to USPS for Recurring Hazards

US Labor Department’s OSHA proposes $93,500 in fines to US Postal Service for recurring hazards Citations follow inspection of Morgan Processing and Distribution Center in Manhattan NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the U.S. Postal Service for five alleged repeat violations of safety standards following an […]

OSHA cites US Postal Service facility in West Palm Beach with 8 safety violations and more than $164,000 in fines

US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites US Postal Service facility in West Palm Beach, Fla., with 8 safety violations, more than $164,000 in fines WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the U.S. Postal Service at 3200 Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach for eight […]

FIVE POSTAL SERVICE SUPERVISORS INDICTED FOR TAKING BRIBES

FIVE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE SUPERVISORS INDICTED FOR TAKING BRIBES IN EXCHANGE FOR DIRECTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN MAINTENANCE WORK ON POSTAL VEHICLES TO A PRIVATE CONTRACTOR May 12, 2011 Five indictments were issued yesterday by a federal grand jury in Detroit, separately charging five U.S. Postal Service supervisors with conspiring with a private contractor […]

Burrus Says The Process is Completed

Time for Solidarity When the final count is announced, the 2010/2011 contract negotiations will be relegated to history to be recalled selectively from time to time by inquiring minds. As attention is diverted from negotiations to enforcement, it is expected that among the subjects that will be recalled by some and examined from this experience […]

APWU Members Ratify Contract

APWU members approved a new contract May 11, with more than 75 percent of those casting ballots voting in favor of ratification. The final tally was 69,451 to 22,351 in balloting that ended May 10. The agreement will expire May 20, 2015. “The new contract is an important achievement for the APWU,” said President Cliff […]

USPS Ends Second Quarter With a Net Loss of $2.2 Billion

U.S. Postal Service Loss Widens in Second Quarter Default on federal payments looming WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service ended the second quarter of this fiscal year (Jan. 1 – March 31, 2011) with a net loss of $2.2 billion, compared to a net loss of $1.6 billion for the same period in FY 2010. […]

USPS Employee Engagement for the Future

Pick up any newspaper or read online articles to get a reality of the transformation U.S. mail is going through. Our delivery team continues to adapt to a changing information age landscape filled with the convenience of electronic and digital forms of communication. Internet shoppers and home-based businesses need a delivery platform more than ever […]

Top 25 Dog Attack Rankings

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 15–21, 2011 The U.S. Postal Service® continues its tradition of calling attention to one of the nation’s most commonly reported public health problems: dog attacks and bites. From nips and bites to actual attacks, violent dog behavior continues to pose a serious threat to our employees. To emphasize the […]