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Privatize or Compromise

A guest blog by VOCAL RCA House Oversight Committee Chairman, Darrell Issa, brought the Postal Service one step closer to complete privatization when his bill passed a committee vote on Wednesday, July 24th. Issa’s postal reform bill, H.R. 2748, passed…

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Postal Reform Due Soon

A guest blog by VOCAL RCA Postal reform has been an outstanding necessity for the United States Postal Service (USPS) for years, but come July 24th, it may finally become a reality. Since the passage of the Postal Accountability and…


USPS and Congress – Who is more broken?

Guest post by Older and Wiser. Older and Wiser is a rural carrier.Click below to see all of Older and Wiser’s Guest Posts. Click Here This is how I see it! When things in the Continental Congress bogged down in its…




Safety violations stacking up at USPS

A guest blog by VOCAL RCA In the last few weeks, OSHA has cited the Postal Service for numerous safety violations including faulty electrical practices at processing facilities nationwide and recently opened up an investigation into a heat-related death in…


Abandoned on the Workroom Floor

  A guest blog by Dennis Dressler   Recently a fellow carrier reminded me that had Post Master General Patrick Donahoe had his way, we would all be getting Saturdays off. True, but what deep subject is hidden in that…


No healthcare for Non-Career Employees?

A guest blog by VOCAL RCA The healthcare coverage that is widely known as Obamacare will not penalize employers, for not providing health coverage to their employees, until 2015. The Treasury Department announced Tuesday, July 2nd, that employers with at…



Taxes and Retirement

Guest post by David Fielder. David Fielder is owner of Postal Benefits GroupClick below to see all of Davids’s Guest Posts. Click Here I hate to bring up the nasty subject of taxes but unfortunately it is a subject none of us can…


EARLY RETIREMENT OPTIONS

Guest post by David Fielder. David Fielder is owner of Postal Benefits GroupClick below to see all of Davids’s Guest Posts. Click Here The most common question we hear in seminars across the country is “what is the earliest I can retire!”. We…


A Day in the Life

  A guest blog by Dennis Dressler   I was chatting with the lady in 703 on Saturday, she asked how things were going at the Post Office. I told her how wonderfully I was getting on with upper management…


Hurry Up and Wait : The Postal Service Mantra

A guest blog by VOCAL RCA According to a story by Bernie Becker, a writer at “The Hill”, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has recently made some revisions to his postal reform bill to gain bi-partisan support; however there…



Brief history of the rural craft

The following brief history recap is from Mort on delphi, he has combined his memory of things, along with facts from “A Centennial Portrait” by Lester F. Miller Very interesting read for those of us that were not around back…



United we Stand? Not Quite….

United we stand?? Do we as a union stand united?  Are we all for one and one for all?  In my opinion, no we are not.  We are nothing like the labor unions of the old days.  We really do…