USPS to hire postal retirees from various crafts for “peak” holiday season

Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistants and Annuitant City Carrier Assistant (Holiday Term) jobs have been posted district-wide. USPS is planning to hire annuitants from various crafts for “the peak” holiday season from November 25, 2017 through January 19, 2018 . The application period varies depending on the position. For some positions the ending date to apply runs from August  […]

USPS, Mail Handlers Union agree to extend contract negotiations indefinitely

From the National Postal Mail Handlers Union: 2016 No. 8 – May 25, 2016 You are reading the latest Contract Update produced and distributed by the NPMHU during the course of 2016 negotiations. These updates, along with the Union’s magazine and monthly bulletins, will keep mail handlers throughout the country informed and involved in the […]

Mail Handlers: Unions grievance could impact future USPS closures and consolidations

The Postal Service has temporarily suspended most of its plans to close and/or consolidate up to 82 additional postal facilities as part of Phase II of its Network Rationalization plans.  One part of the NPMHU’s opposition to this plan is the processing of a National-level grievance, claiming that the Postal Service has violated Handbook PO-408 […]

DOL criminal enforcement actions against postal union officers

The U.S. Department of Labor —Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) – Criminal Enforcement Actions On January 21, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Athens Division, Cynthia Collins, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 12 (located in Athens, Ga.), pled guilty to one count of embezzlement […]

USPS updates notifications to APWU and Mail Handlers on involuntary reassignments in 2015

USPS has updated notifications to APWU and NPMHU of its intent to involuntarily reassign Clerks, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Service (MVS) and Mail Handlers in the Pacific Area covering California and Hawaii. There is very little impact to management employees. note: This summary created by and compiled from letters sent to the unions named above […]

We Got This! Postal Workers have a handle on sorting packages

12.23.2014 This time of year, the U.S. Postal Service sorting facility in Scarborough, Maine is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The facility has nearly 500 employees, and in the last few days before Christmas, 120,000 to 130,000 items will pass through each night. A domed mirror reflects packages moving along a […]

USPS workers comp employees medical and bank records may have been compromised

On November 10, 2014 USPS  said workers compensation records of postal employees may have been compromised. On November 20, 2014 APWU said ” Apparently, information regarding OWCP records that were shared with the Department of Labor exposed medical records, bank account and routing information for tens of thousands of employees and retirees. The Postal Service […]

Delivering for America: USPS remains vital to the American economy, society

The Postal Service remains vital to the American economy and to American society. Six-days a week, year-round, homes and businesses in every American town, city and county depend on the Postal Service. And the holiday season is no different. This holiday season, U.S. employees will be working seven days a week to ensure that your […]

USPS Central Massachusetts Processing and Distribution Center is ‘safe for now’

(November 1, 2014) SHREWSBURY, MA — No layoffs are planned when the USPS consolidates some of the services at the Central Massachusetts Processing and Distribution Center in January, but the more than 500 workers at the 192 Main St. facility are still concerned what will follow. “I don’t think we’re safe forever. I think we’re […]

Video: Tireless Columbus, OH Postal Worker Retiring After 58 Years on the Job

COLUMBUS (Dawn Faugl) — After more than half a century, a tireless postal worker is finally ready to take a break and retire. Moses Jamison has worked with the US Postal Service in Columbus for 58 years. Jamison says in that time, he’s seen just about anything you can imagine being shipped. His coworkers at […]