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There is no knowledge without unity

I am seeing a lot of posts about carriers returning from their state conventions. I would love if someone would put together some highlights I can share with everyone. With the huge growth of this website and our various social…

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Let the games begin

  Let the games begin, because really that is what they are.. Games.. I mean what other time of year are we considered “petty” when we ask for time for things we do EVERYDAY?  These are not fun games, these…


Delivery Person Dog Shaming

      “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” ― Mark Twain Follow Ruralinfo.net’s board Postal/Delivery person Dog Shaming…




Whose fault is it anyway?

My previous editorial “The Union Membership” raised some hackles.  Good, that is exactly what I wanted it to do.  Sometimes we have to instigate people to think about things from a different perspective.  If we are only surrounded by those…


The Union membership.

  Not sure if most of you know this, but I usually stay on the union “bad” list for the information I share.  I am accused of letting non members have information only meant for union members.  I have heard…



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…



The USPS Double Standard..

Historical Editorial – Not recent- you will see references to past events The latest GAO report about spending by management just shows that the the USPS recession only affects craft workers. http://www.uspsoig.gov/foia_files/FF-AR-10-025.pdf While craft jobs are being cut management is…



10 things you might not know about the USPS

Presidential Postal Workers Two postmasters became US Presidents later in their careers. Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman. Truman held the title and signed papers but immediately turned the position and its pay over to an assistant. Lincoln was the only…


Route Vehicles and Inequality

Yesterday, I asked a simple question of my followers on Facebook. I asked them, “How many days of your annual leave or LWOP have you had to sacrifice for the sake of vehicle repairs?” This stirred a lot of rural…