Plattsburgh, NY, Feb 24, 2012 — The US Postal Service plans to close the Plattsburgh customer service mail processing center on Veteran's Lane, and move its operations to an Albany facility. 55 jobs will be lost.
It's part of a national plan to close processing plants affecting more than 100,000 jobs nation wide. There's no specific date for the Plattsburgh closure yet. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Ottawa, ON, Jun 27, 2011 — Mail service is expected to resume across Canada Tuesday, after back-to-work legislation affecting approximately 48,000 Canada Post employees was passed over the weekend.
Unionized workers began one-day revolving work stoppages in different Canadian cities on June 3. Management responded by locking workers out on June 14.
The ruling Conservatives said intervention was necessary to restore service and protect the Canadian economy. With a solid majority in the House and Senate, Prime Minister Stephen Harper had more than enough votes to pass back-to-work legislation. But Parliamentary debate included an unsuccessful filibuster from the New Democratic Party, and signaled further disagreement ahead.