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PMG promises Congress no more consolidations for two years.

Watch this CSpan clip of the PMG promising a moratorium on Post office and processing plant closures.



Erie P&DC not on new list 4-24-12

Postal management held a employee meeting with the news that Erie will be off the chopping block with the proposed legislation in the Senate under S1789.  On Wednesday, the Senate passed S1789 with ammendments that would preserve the overnight delivery standard in our area.  The bill now moves on to the House where the Republican majority will try to remove those provisions in the Senate bill that seek to preserve service.  Write your representatives in Congress and let them know your thoughts!

Representatives for the Erie area are:

Congressman Mike Kelly


Email Mr Kelly at https://kelly.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

or write a REAL letter or call at

515 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5406
Fax: (202) 225-3103



Senate Passes Postal Service Reform S1789


April 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, April 25 - The Senate today voted 62-37 for a bill that Sen. Bernie Sanders helped craft to modernize the U.S. Postal Service, save tens of thousands of jobs and spare rural post offices and scores of mail sorting plants threatened with closure.  Read full article here..


Senator Collins Blasts the PMG 3-19-12


Erie's AMP now public

The National Postal Mail Handlers Union has posted 134 of the 223 facility AMP studies and ours can be found here.  Scroll down to page one under "Background Information" and look at these numbers; 

Bargaining Unit Hours per Year: 1,745
EAS Hours per Year: 1,822


Now there is a fine example of lopsided overhead costs.  It's all grim but at least it's now all out into the open.  It's ironic there will be a net increase in EAS positions when all is said and done.  (page 5)

A big glaring hole in the AMP is the Service Standard Impact.  TBD = To Be Determined and all the relevant data is zeroed out.  So, we can assume the decision to go ahead with approval has nothing to do with service.   Thought so.

A fine synopsis on all the data provided by the 134 AMPs made public so far can be found here at savethepostoffice.com.