Archive for February, 2015

Video: USPS notifies Roanoke Distribution Center employees of plans to close |

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American Postal Workers Union President Carlton Cooper has had April 18th circled on his calendar for a while. Back in August, he told WDBJ7 that was the date the USPS had planned to consolidate its mail distribution facilities into Greensboro, North Carolina.The hope all along was that Congress would intervene before then to reduce some of the financial burdens the Postal Service faces.Carlton Cooper says that intervention never happened.

via Video: USPS notifies Roanoke Distribution Center employees of plans to close |.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 27th, 2015 at 12:10 pm

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USPS News Link Story – ‘Stagecoach Mary’

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Few Wild West characters can match Mary Fields, the first known African-American woman mail carrier.

Fields, who was profiled last week by the Root news site, was born a slave in 1832 in Tennessee and freed after the Civil War. She eventually settled in Cascade, MT, where she got a job driving a mail wagon at age 63.

Affectionately known as “Stagecoach Mary,” the cigar-smoking Fields was good with her fists and known for being a crack shot with a heart of gold.

“Braving all sorts of weather and ceasing work only for the worst, Fields brought mail to settlers [in] Montana, one of very few black people in the new state,” Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Julie Wolf wrote in the Root.

Fields carried mail for eight years. She died in 1914 at age 82.

Actor and Montana native Gary Cooper, who met Fields when he was nine, later described her as “one of the freest souls ever to draw a breath or a .38.”

via USPS News Link Story – ‘Stagecoach Mary’.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 26th, 2015 at 9:22 am

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MTAC 50th Anneversary!

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CELEBRATING

50 YEARS

OF ACHIEVEMENT

via MTAC50thinfosheet2015.pdf.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 25th, 2015 at 6:41 pm

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Disposable Camera Captures Its Own Trip Across the United States

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February 25th, 2015 at 5:24 pm

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Data!

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February 25th, 2015 at 3:05 pm

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PRC Approves First Class Rates

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The Commission finds that the Postal Service’s planned price adjustments relating to First-Class Mail as identified in the United States Postal Service Notice of Market Dominant Price Adjustment, filed January 15, 2015, are consistent with 39 U.S.C. §§ 3622(d) and 3622(e), and may take effect, as planned.

Order No. 2365.pdf.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 25th, 2015 at 10:07 am

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MTAC Focus Session Presentations

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 24th, 2015 at 7:08 pm

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USPS Price Change Comments Due March 9

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From an Industry Alert

Domestic Mailing Services Products Price Change

Proposed Rule Comments due March 9, 2015

On February 5, 2015, the Postal Service published a Federal Register proposed rule on New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products.

Customers are reminded that the deadline to provide comments is on or before March 9, 2015, by following the instructions in the Federal Register notice at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-05/pdf/2015-01851.pdf

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Get your comments submitted!

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 23rd, 2015 at 11:35 am

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MTAC Open Session Presentations February 2015

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February 20th, 2015 at 9:44 pm

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Dead Tree Edition: USPS Goof Gives Publishers a Break on Postal Rates

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February 19th, 2015 at 8:14 pm

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