Congresswoman asks PMG to reconsider plant consolidations of 82 facilities without public input

Norton Wants Postal Service to Reverse Changes that Lengthen First-Class Delivery and Return Night Time Delivery Risks to Letter Carriers (October 15, 2014) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released a letter Norton sent to United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe that asks him to […]

Newspaper Subscribers May Be the Unseen Victims in USPS Plant Closings

The U.S. Postal Service should evaluate the impact of slower service to newspaper subscribers before proceeding with 2015 closings of mail processing plants, National Newspaper Association President John Edgecombe Jr., said this week. Edgecombe is the publisher of The Nebraska Signal in Geneva, NE. NNA seconded the concern expressed by the USPS Office of the […]

Video: Postal Employees, Local Leaders Rally to Save Duluth, MN Mail Center

Duluth Postal Services employees and leaders from across Minnesota rallied against closing Duluth’s mail processing center Monday. About 100 people gathered with picket signs outside the federal courthouse in Duluth, many of whom were some of the 70 postal service employees who could lose their jobs if the processing center closes in 2015 like it is […]

Postal Service vows to move ahead with closures of Petaluma, Eureka plants

Despite harsh words from a congressman and pleas from dozens of residents and business owners, the Postal Service remains intent on closing two processing centers affecting the mail service of hundreds of thousands of North Coast residents. Postal Service spokesman James Wigdel in San Francisco reiterated this week that the 2012 decision to close the […]

California Congressman Slams USPS for Lack of Transparency on Mail Processing Facility Closures

Eureka CA CSMPC to Medford OR CSMPC- 7/11/15 Redding CA CSMPC to West Sacramento CA- 1/10/15 North Bay P&DC to Oakland P&DC – 7/25/15 Sep 23, 2014 Press Release Huffman: “I am frustrated at the Postal Service’s lack of transparency throughout this process, disregard for public input, and ambivalence to the impacts reduced service standards […]

NAPUS: Decision is Reached on POStPlan Arbitration

(September 22, 2014) NAPUS and the LEAGUE have received Steven Goldberg’s arbitration decision on POStPLan. Both organizations are deeply disappointed with the decision and are still working through the details of the arbitration document. Clearly this will have an impact on PMRs in 4-hour RMPOs, vacant 6-hour RMPOs and 6-hour Postmaster positions in the future. […]

APWU Wins Major Victory on Staffing ‘POStPlan’ Post Offices

9,000 New Jobs to Be Created 09/22/2014 – The APWU has won a major victory on staffing in post offices affected by the “POStPlan” – a victory that will result in the creation of at least 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs within 90 days. In a ruling dated Sept. 5, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg concluded […]

NPMHU Challenges Planned Closures and Consolidations via National Level Grievance

The National Postal Mail Handlers Union has initiated a Step 4 grievance concerning violations arising from the Postal Service’s plans to close or consolidate approximately 82 facilities starting in January 2015. In particular, the NPMHU believes that the Postal Service’s decision to close or consolidate these facilities is a violation of  USPS Handbook PO-408, Area […]

Letters to the editor: Erie, PA mail sorting facility needed

Erie P&DF Erie PA 4/18/15 to Pittsburgh P&DC Pittsburgh PA Erie P&DF Erie PA 4/18/15 to Rochester P&DC Rochester NY The announcement that the U.S. Postal Service plans to close the Erie mail-sorting facility by April 18 and move the operation to Pittsburgh or Rochester, N.Y., does not make any business sense. To have local […]

Video: Union, along with community protest USPS relocating Florence, SC processing facility

September 20, 2014 FLORENCE, S.C. – People of different walks of life, bonded by one issue gathered in front of post office in Florence Saturday morning to protest the departure of the postal service’s processing facility. “It’s a variety of trying to help save jobs and service, good service and social responsibility. It’s all in […]