APWU: Congress Fails to Act – Again

12/17/2014 – Before Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, senators and representatives approved a government spending bill that also weakens restrictions on the big banks that crashed the economy in 2008, allows mega-donors to make substantially bigger contributions to political candidates, and reduces pensions for some current retirees. But Congress fled the capital without addressing urgent […]

Omnibus spending bill retains 6-day delivery, but no provision to halt USPS plant closures

Congress was able to come to an agreement on the $1.01 trillion 2015 omnibus spending bill. U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today: “The Appropriations Committees on both sides of the dome, the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee working as a conference committee, have completed […]

Senator Tester to Postal Service: Stop digging your own grave

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) spoke on the Senate floor today in support of preserving the Postal Service and of a moratorium on postal facility closures. December 4, 2014 – (U.S. Senate) – With the Postal Service and some members of Congress giving the green light to […]

Video: Congress Reacts to TV report on USPS Sex Assaults

NBC Washington – 12.03.14 – Congressman Blake Farenthold (R, Texas) says he wants answers about what he saw in a News4 I-Team investigation into reported sexual assaults inside the US Postal Service. “Absolutely unacceptable. It’s not right,” Rep. Farenthold told the I-Team in his Capitol Hill office. Read more

Congress Could Soon Deliver the Postal Service Its Biggest Blow Yet

Does this postal chairman’s lobbying history pose a conflict of interest? The U.S. Postal Service has the potential to earn billions of dollars a year by entering the payday-loan business, but former banking lobbyist Mickey Barnett could block its path. Barnett now chairs the USPS Board of Governors. Previously, he represented the interests of payday lenders, who stand to lose out […]

UPS throws USPS, APWU under the bus in pregnancy bias case before U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why. Young was pregnant with Triniti, who’s now 7 years old, when UPS told Young that she could not have a temporary assignment to […]

USPS OIG: Semiannual Report to Congress – April 1 – September 30, 2014

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity […]

Video: Dear Santa, Didn’t You Get My Letter?

Published on Nov 26, 2014- Will Santa get Cindy’s letter in time for Christmas? Only with YOUR help! Contact your Congressperson, Senators, and the Postmaster General, and tell them to stop the closure of Mail Processing Facilities nationwide, including the Mid Hudson Plant in Newburgh, NY. It’s time to Stop Delaying America’s Mail! This message […]

USPS Fiscal Year 2015 Integrated Financial Plan

USPS Fiscal Year 2015 Integrated Financial Plan (excerpts) The FY2015 IFP projects controllable income of $0.5 billion (as shown on the table to the right), versus a controllable income of $1.4 billion in FY2014. Controllable income excludes retiree health benefits (RHB) pre-funding and non-cash adjustments to workers’ compensation. All revenue and controllable income comparisons to […]

Michigan State Senator urges Congress to stop closure of Lansing mail processing center

(November 13, 2014) LANSING—A resolution sponsored by Sen. Rick Jones formally requests Congress to prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from closing or consolidating the mail processing and distribution center on Collins Road in Lansing. “It is long overdue that Congress and President Obama come together and finally fix the postal service,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. […]