Top postalnews.com stories of the week September 16-22

  1. Eleven Former FedEx Employees and Two Former USPS Contractors Indicted on Mail Theft Charges 
  2. Congresswoman Denied Entry to Conduct Unannounced Inspection of New Mexico USPS Facility 
  3. Tampa Mail Handler Indicted For Workers’ Comp Fraud 
  4. APWU and Postal Management Agree to Extend Negotiations Deadline until October 20 
  5. McCaskill Rallies Senate Colleagues in Bipartisan Effort to Oppose Privatization of the Postal Service 
  6. USPS worker accused of stealing more than 6,000 greeting cards filled with cash, checks 
  7. Tiny Florida town could lose its post office 
  8. Connecticut: Two Individuals Charged with Cashing Over $60,000 in Stolen Postal Money Orders 
  9. Convicted Felon Sentenced to Federal Prison for Attempting to Bribe a Postal Worker 
  10. Three Louisiana Postal Workers Indicted for Theft 

Pay Equity: A Major Victory for Canada Post’s Rural Mail Carriers

Ottawa – Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) have finally won their long battle for pay equity. Arbitrator Flynn’s final decision confirms that Canada Post must put an end to the economic injustice faced by RSMCs. “After years of struggle, we are happy to finally have the recognition that there was a profound injustice at Canada Post,” said Nancy Beauchamp, member of the Pay Equity Committee. Continue reading

Congresswoman Denied Entry to Conduct Unannounced Inspection of New Mexico USPS Facility

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – On September 20, 2018, after receiving numerous complaints from United States Postal Service (USPS) union representatives about mismanagement and poor working conditions at facilities and urging USPS Acting Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb to launch an investigation into the matter, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) attempted to conduct an unannounced inspection of the USPS Five Points Post Office but was stopped from doing so. Continue reading

APWU and Postal Management Agree to Extend Negotiations Deadline until October 20

09/21/2018 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced that the union and the Postal Service have agreed to extend negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement for 30 days.

Our current union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service covers the wages, hours and working conditions of 200,000 postal workers. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement expired Thursday, September 20, 2018. Continue reading