Top postalnews.com stories of the week August 5-11

  1. United States Postal Service Awards General Dynamics $467 Million Contract 
  2. USPS “task force” has recommendations ready for Trump- once he gets back from his latest golf vacation 
  3. U.S. Postal Service reports third quarter 2018 results: revenue and packages up, letters down 
  4. Postal Service updates the status of post offices under emergency suspension 
  5. Certain Boston USPS offices under audit for alleged timecard manipulations 
  6. Columbus OH: USPS worker allegedly calls gay men homophobic slur 
  7. APWU Arbitration Award Restores Rules for Employees Using Leave Without Pay to Campaign 
  8. The Mysterious Pink USPS Mailboxes in Palm Springs 
  9. Ohio postal worker indicted for causing manhunt of fake suspect 
  10. Fleas Stop U.S. Mail Delivery in Sacramento Neighborhood 

APWU Arbitration Award Restores Rules for Employees Using Leave Without Pay to Campaign

08/08/2018 – APWU members can continue to volunteer in political campaigns under the long-standing leave-without-pay rules in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). A national arbitrator rejected changes the Postal Service made to the Leave Without Pay (LWOP) rules for how employees request LWOP to participate in political activities organized by their unions. Continue reading