TISA: Another Secret Trade Deal Threatens Public Postal Service, Workers

June 23, 2015  The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority. The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become […]

APWU: Workers, Environmentalists, Progressives Score Win – House Rejects Bad Trade Deal

06/12/2015 – Workers, environmentalists and other progressives won a major victory on June 12 when a bipartisan coalition of House members torpedoed a trade bill backed by the White House. The labor movement and others mounted a major campaign to defeat “fast tracking” of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which has been negotiated in secret […]

Postal Unions Urge Congress to Reject Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Legislation

From National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) (June 10, 2015) In a joint letter, Presidents of the NPMHU, APWU and NALC express unified opposition to the “fast Track” bill now before the Congress. The letter reads in part, “We have urged you to end the undemocratic practice of voting on Trade Promotion Authority before the […]

Top lawmakers laughing at possibility of USPS using drones

Lawmakers scoff at postal drones April 26, 2015 Top lawmakers are laughing off the possibility that the U.S. Postal Service might rely on drones in the coming years. The Postal Service is looking to turn over what is widely viewed as an outdated fleet of delivery vehicles, seeking roughly 180,000 new vehicles to replace the […]

Pregnancy Discrimination Claims after Young v. UPS

This is an update to earlier posts on the UPS EEO pregnancy case that cited USPS policy: UPS throws USPS, APWU under the bus in pregnancy bias case before U.S. Supreme Court – Don Cheney Pregnancy Discrimination Claims after Young v. UPS 4/14/2015 by Brandon Johnson | McBrayier, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC It was […]

Congressional Support Grows for Prompt, Reliable Mail

USPS Should Nix Mail Delays, Say Reps 02/23/2015 – The bipartisan coalition of lawmakers saying “No” to delayed mail is growing by the day.  Since the end of January, 46 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of House Resolution 54 (H.Res.54).  The resolution, introduced by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) […]

OIG White Paper: USPS financial condition, higher postage rates due to prefunding

USPS OIG White Paper: Considerations in Structuring Estimated Liabilities Be Careful What You Assume: Postal Service closer to being fully funded, or potentially overfunded February 16, 2015 – What if your credit card company told you: “You will charge a million dollars on your credit card during your life; please enclose the million dollars in […]

NALC joins ‘Grand Alliance’ to Save Our Public Postal Service

February 12, 2015 The NALC has joined a wide range of progressive national organizations in a coalition known as “A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.” The alliance’s stated goal is to fight for the protection and enhancement of a vibrant USPS, both now and for generations to come. It is made up […]

USPS is still on GAO’s High Risk List for 2015

USPS has ‘partially’ met all five of the criteria for removal from the High Risk List. GAO suggests reducing mail delivery from 6 to 5 days  will improve USPS financial condition; GAO released its High Risk List report on agencies and as predicted USPS is still on the list. GAO: Restructuring the U.S. Postal Service […]