Whats happening now!

Sunday
Oct202013

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.

 

Monday
Apr302012

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

 

Wednesday
Apr252012

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..

Wednesday
Mar212012

Senator Collins Blasts the PMG 3-19-12

Thursday
Mar082012

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.