USPS Board of Governors nominee is former Mitt Romney adviser, pushed for privatizing Amtrak

Last week NALC reported that “Another Postal Board of Governors nomination announced.” The White House nominated Jeffrey A. Rosen to become a member of the Postal Service Board of Governors to serve a term expiring on Dec. 8, 2021. Surprisingly, not one  media outlet mentioned Mr. Rosen’s background (after this post is published watch for […]

Updated: Obama puts USPS Board of Governors in hands of GOP ….AGAIN by nominating Mickey Barnett

Currently there are five vacancies on the USPS Board of Governors. By the end of this year it could possibly be EIGHT vacancies (not counting the PMG and DPMG) due to Senate inaction. Currently, the board consists of chairman Mickey Barnett, a former Republican state senator from New Mexico and onetime aide to Senator Pete […]

Call For Action: Urge President Obama To Name Democrat To PRC

Clarification from APWU Oakland President Fred Jacobs: The call for action was initiated by APWU Western Region Coordinator Omar Gonzalez via Oakland APWU and sent to PostalReporter. The following is a call for action from the APWU Oakland (California) Local #78 sent to The Commission is composed of five Commissioners, each of whom is appointed […]

OSHA Increases Enforcement Against Serious Safety and Health Violators

From October 2009 to September 2010, OSHA issued citations in 164 significant cases where penalties reached $100,000 or more. OSHA found conditions warranting use of its egregious citation policy in 20 of these inspections. In a so-called egregious case, an employer is cited on a per-instance basis under the same standard rather than grouping similar […]

Obama Budget Backs Six-Day Delivery

President Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget proposal requires the continuation of six-day delivery by the Postal Service. The administration also promises to work with postal unions and other stakeholders to keep the Postal Service strong for years to come. In setting the amount for “revenue forgone” to cover the costs of free and reduced rate mail, […]