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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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    AFGE President Seizes the Moment

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 161-14

    At a training session sponsored by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the union’s president – a fierce supporter of the APWU’s campaign to Stop Staples! – collected 423 signatures on postcards to Staples CEO Ron Sargent and took them right over to the nearest post office. Solidarity in action!

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    OIG Asks: Should the Postal Service Continue Its Consolidation Plan?

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 160-14

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is conducting a poll on its ‘Pushing the Envelope’ blog to determine whether it should advocate for or against the Postal Service’s plan to resume consolidation and closure of up to 82 mail processing plants.



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    Labor Day: Activism and Remembrance

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 159-14

    Labor Day is a good time to reflect on the achievements of workers and the contributions unions have made to our lives – from abolishing child labor to establishing a minimum wage, healthcare, retirement benefits, workplace safety and more. It’s also a good time to renew our determination to Stand Up and Fight Back! It’s a time to rekindle our commitment to the fight for justice – in the workplace and throughout the country and the world.



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