APWU: Behind the Scenes, Corporations Influence USPS Policy

In the last 10 years, more than 100,000 living-wage clerk craft jobs have been eliminated. Service standards have been reduced, lines at the windows have grown longer, and many cherished local post offices have been forced to close their doors or reduce their hours. Many of the most significant changes that have negatively affected the Clerk […]

GAO report to Issa on USPS’s plans to manage size and cost of workforce

(November 13, 2014) The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued the following report: “U.S. POSTAL SERVICE –Status of Workforce Reductions and Related Planning Efforts.” Report to the Chairman Darrell Issa, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives note: Some of the excerpts from report are out of sequence GAO was asked to […]

PostCom Takes Leadership Role in Postal Legislative Reform

“The Association for Postal Commerce (PostCom), in its continuous effort to support Congress in passing comprehensive, postal reform, has released a white paper outlining nine legislative principles. These principles reflect what our membership believe need to be the cornerstone of any meaningful, postal reform. Our membership represents the diverse industry in which we serve, consisting […]

Postal Worker Responds to Postcom's Comment on Employees "Sitting Idly In Holding Rooms”

Postcom.org published the following response to its accusation that postal workers were “sitting idle in holding rooms refusing to do work because contract agreements said they didn’t have to.”(7/14) : We sit idle on the clock because management orders us to do so. There are employees asking to leave without pay and they are not […]

PostCom Responds To APWU Article On Mailers

The Postcom.org EdNote below is in response to this article from APWU President William Burrus. [EdNote: Well, the last I checked, it wasn’t mailers who were sitting idle in holding rooms refusing to do work because contract agreements said they didn’t have to. Talk about ‘immeasurable’ damage. And, the last I checked, those who pushed […]