USPS selling totes made from old mail bags

What could be a more “edgy” fashion statement than a canvas shoulder bag made from an old USPS mail sack? That’s the latest fashion advice from the USPS, which is selling the totes in its online store.

This kind of style doesn’t come cheap, needless to say- the re-imagined (and presumably thoroughly laundered) burlap sacks go for $60 apiece, and come in a variety of colors including salmon and teal.. If that’s too steep, there are also canvas coin pouches for $14.95, and cosmetic bags for $19.95.

Or you could go all out and pick up an “Upcycled Limestone Showdown Mailbag” which appears to be a backpack, for $79.95.

Source: Salmon Mailbag Tote

APWU Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed

03/07/2018 – With contract negotiations set to begin early summer, President Mark Dimondstein has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. In accordance with the APWU Constitution, each member of the National Executive Board names one person to the committee; a 14th member, appointed by the president, is a member of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Task Force. Continue reading

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