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    Postal Union Unity

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 165-14

    Members of the APWU, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union marched side-by-side in Philadelphia’s Labor Day Parade, Sept. 1.

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    More than Half of Senate Now Backs Call to Stop Consolidations

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 164-14

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has added his high-profile support to calls for a one-year moratorium on USPS plans to close 82 mail processing plants and slow mail delivery. Reid has joined 50 other senators who signed a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee calling for a ban on USPS cuts to be included in must-pass legislation to keep the government running into the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.



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    Postal Unions Hold Joint Webinar on Plant Consolidations

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 163-24

    The four postal unions held a joint webinar on Aug. 28 for union members at the 82 sites where plants are scheduled for consolidation or closure beginning in January 2015. The occasion marked the first time the four unions have engaged in joint training at the national level. Participants included each of the unions’ local president and/or the local person responsible for organizing the fight-back, regional coordinators, as well as presidents of the state organizations where consolidations are scheduled.



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    Connecticut Senators, APWU Denounce Consolidations

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 162-14

    Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy condemned USPS plans to consolidate two Processing and Distribution Centers in the state at a press conference on Aug. 27 and urged Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to agree to a one-year moratorium on 82 plant consolidations that are scheduled to begin in January. The senators were joined at the press conference by about 50 APWU members who chanted, “The U.S. Mail is Not for Sale.”



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    e-Team Report, Sep 2, 2014

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    Earlier this summer the Postal Service announced plans to close or consolidate 82 mail processing plants.  On August 1st, the Postal Service published in the Federal Register a reduction in Service Standards, which makes their closure and consolidation plan possible.  Unless we build a movement to protect current Service Standards and stop these plant consolidations and closings, these cuts will create a massive mail slowdown nationwide, including the elimination of overnight delivery of first-class mail.  



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