APWU: Welcome Relief – Network Consolidation on Hold

June 19, 2015 Management put their plans to consolidate and close our mail processing facilities in a “To Be Determined” (TBD) status on May 22, except for three sites. Then, on May 27, the USPS posted an official notice on www.usps.com announcing that they had decided to defer consolidation activities and would resume them in 2016. Throughout negotiations, […]

USPS Network Rationalization Phase 2 FAQS for Mailers

USPS Network Rationalization Phase 2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for Mailers AND THE MAILING INDUSTRY (January 12, 2015)   What is Network Rationalization? The Postal Service is responsible for maintaining an efficient mail processing and transportation network. The pace of change affecting the Postal Service has accelerated due to the ubiquity of computer-based communications, both for business […]

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 […]