Postal News

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

USPS, citing losses, seeks higher stamp prices


USPS, citing losses, seeks higher stamp prices


it is seeking greater regulatory leeway to increase prices, including a one-cent rate hike provided in a measure being considered by Congress. The current cost of a first-class stamp is 49 cents.


This article is from: www.detroitnews.com

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Postal Service Partially Met Goals in FY16


PRC Reviews USPS 2016 Performance Goals and 2017 Performance Plan


...evaluation of the Postal Service’s four performance goals: 1) Deliver High-Quality Service, 2) Provide Excellent Customer Experiences, 3) Ensure a Safe Workplace and Engaged Workforce, and 4) Sustain Controllable Income...


This article is from: www.piworld.com

Friday, March 31, 2017

Trailers Full of USPS Parcels burn in fire at the Cargo Force facility at 84 Harbor Drive in Jersey City


Trailers Full of USPS Parcel Go Up in Flames in Jersey City: Officials


fire at the Cargo Force facility at 84 Harbor Drive in Jersey City

It's not clear what caused the fire at the Cargo Force facility at 84 Harbor Drive in Jersey City just after 11 a.m. The blaze was contained to the three trailers, and no one was hurt, according to the mayor's office. Cargo Force is a transportation contract carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.


This article is from: www.nbcnewyork.com

Friday, March 17, 2017

Police: Woman assaults US Postal Service employee


Police: Woman assaults US Postal Service employee


Investigators say Wiley was yelling and demanding to know where her check was. The victim was able to escape and run away, but Wiley ran after her. An arrest affidavit says Wiley pushed the victim into the doorway of the River City Market on S. Congress Ave. Investigators say Wiley began slamming the door on the victim's foot while it was stuck in the door jam.


This article is from: keyetv.com

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Mass mail thefts from neighborhood mailbox units is a nationwide problem


Mail theft trend prompts US Postal Service to change mailbox locks


a nationwide problem with mass mail thefts from neighborhood mailbox units, are slowly but surely changing the locks on all multiple mailbox units in the Santa Clarita Valley.


This article is from: signalscv.com

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ernest Bierman retires from post office after 51 years


105 Accumulated Postal Service Years


Ernest Bierman retired from the post office in Eugene, Oregon on Nov. 4, after working for the post office for 51 years.


This article is from: www.alicetx.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dangerous: Mail Carriers Delivering Mail at Night


Your Call: Midnight Mail: Keeping the Postal Service Running


"...there are recent reports that Bay Area residents have been getting their mail late at night, even past midnight--and sometimes not at all. Mail carriers have several challenges..."


This article is from: kalw.org

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

USPS says Ohio postal workers are not destroying Trump absentee ballots after tweet goes viral


USPS says Ohio postal workers are not destroying Trump absentee ballots after tweet goes viral


No, Ohio postal workers are not destroying absentee ballots for Donald Trump. That’s according to the United States Postal Service, which has been bombarded with complaints and questions this week after a man claiming to be a postal worker tweeted images of “Trump ballots” being destroyed.


This article is from: www.wcpo.com

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hatch Act Refresher


What You Can and Can’t Do at Election Time


Partisan politics on the clock, in uniform, or on postal property may violate the law, so please keep the rules below in mind.  NO political activity while on the clock.  NO political activity in a postal or fe deral building.  NO political activity while in a postal uniform.  NO political activity while driving a postal vehicle.  NO political activity using official postal equipment  NO political activity via social media (including email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagr am, etc.) while on duty or in a postal facility.


This article is from: www.apwu.org

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Daytona Beach Post Office lost portions of the roof during Hurricane Matthew ...and more photos


Photos Show Hurricane Matthew’s Force As It Lashes U.S. Coast


Take a look at the damage Hurricane Matthew has caused in the U.S. so far.


This article is from: www.huffingtonpost.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

US postal service promises to move Nacogdoches disabled veteran's mailbox


US postal service promises to move Nacogdoches disabled veteran's mailbox


"I don't have a problem with the post office, but I think it is pretty sorry the way that they treat people,” Harris said. “I don’t care how it got fixed. I am just glad it is fixed.”


This article is from: www.kltv.com

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Post office meeting draws a big crowd


Post office meeting draws a big crowd


The Tuolumne Post Office is at 18758 Carter St. The USPS leases the building and property for about $90,000 a year. That’s about twice what Postal Service officials feel is fair market value, Cameron said. It handles all property and building maintenance as well. The Postal Service wants to negotiate a lower lease cost or find somewhere cheaper.


This article is from: www.uniondemocrat.com

Sunday, May 29, 2016

US Mail and Eagle T-Shirt



US Mail & Eagle T-Shirt


This US Mail & Eagle t-shirt is made out of a poly/cotton blend. The front of the t-shirt shows a blue eagle with the words U.S. Mail in faded black. Please see...

This article is from: store.usps.com


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Postal managers violatiing union agreements costing USPS millions


...costing millions to cash strapped service


The U.S. Postal Service is allowing salaried supervisors to conduct work set aside for union employees, according to a new report, forcing the agency to waste millions of dollars annually on unnecessary payments.


This article is from: hotair.com

Thursday, April 14, 2016

'Out of order' mailbox, burglary at site of new construction, unattended bonfire


'Out of order' mailbox, burglary at site of new construction, unattended bonfire


Police were called at 7:49 p.m. March 8 to the U.S. post office along Currell Boulevard for an unsecured mailbox. While sending out her mail, the complainant noticed the mailbox was unlocked. Officers attempted to contact USPS with negative results, so they placed an "out of order" note on the unsecured mailbox and moved all main to the secured mailbox on site. A community service officer detail was created to advise USPS of the issue.


This article is from: www.woodburybulletin.com

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ex-Postal Worker from Huntsville, Alabama is CMA award-winning and Grammy-nominated songwriter Jim McBride


Jim McBride returns for Arts Center show


McBride was born and raised just down the road in Huntsville, Ala. He grew up in a house filled with country music, and he wrote is first song at the tender age of six. He continued to write songs while he was employed by the United States Postal Service. He reluctantly left the comfort of a government job for an uncertain career in Nashville in 1981.


This article is from: www.elkvalleytimes.com

Monday, April 4, 2016

USPS caravan among casualties in U.S. 20 crash


USPS caravan among casualties in U.S. 20 crash


An alleged drunk driver took out three mail trucks early Saturday morning when he crashed into a caravan of seven USPS vehicles on U.S. 20 by Fail Road.


This article is from: www.thenewsdispatch.com

Monday, February 8, 2016

USPS to Implement Flat Redirection System: Employee Impact Expected at CFS Sites


Employee Impact Expected at CFS Sites

USPS to Implement Flat Redirection System


“It is anticipated that the deployment of FPARS processing will result in savings of approximately 1 million work hours annually at impacted CFS sites,” management wrote in the Jan. 29 letter. The Postal Service anticipates a significant impact on employees at affected CFS sites; therefore, employees may be excessed. However, the APWU can challenge the impacts.


This article is from: www.apwu.org

TAGS: Postal Automated Redirection System (PARS), Central Forwarding System (CFS), Flats Postal Automated Redirection Systems (FPARS), Undeliverable As Addressed (UAA), AFSM 100,

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Former Postal Service worker convicted in theft conspiracy


Former Postal Service worker convicted in theft conspiracy


Cook and three other former employees of a Postal Service distribution center in Hazelwood diverted mail to themselves and other acquaintances. They stole mail that contained electronics, computer equipment, marijuana and other items.


This article is from: fox2now.com

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tattered flag replaced after veterans call postal service


Tattered flag replaced after veterans call postal service


A shredded American flag flying outside the U.S. Post office near Lilac and Interstate 270, it’s the branch that honors former Congressman Bill Clay. Not only was the flag damaged it was tied to a nearby tree.


This article is from: fox2now.com

Monday, December 28, 2015

USPS Watchdog Issues Warning Regarding Global Shipping


USPS Watchdog Issues Warning Regarding Global Shipping


report from the Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General, which has concluded that the current system of setting global shipping rates is plagued by market distortions that "create winners and losers" and is calling for reforms to the way that the Universal Postal Union (UPU) sets terminal dues - the fees that one country's post pays another for last-mile delivery.


This article is from: www.ecommercebytes.com

Saturday, December 26, 2015


Wayne County Post Office DestroyedWayne County Post Office Destroyed


The Lutts Post Office in Wayne County was destroyed when tornadoes hit Middle Tennessee. Postal officials...


This article is from: www.newschannel5.com

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Federal indictment for sale of marijuana allegedly shipped via the U.S. Postal Service to the Tullahoma and Winchester areas


Federal drug charges facing 6


officers with the Tullahoma and Winchester police departments, U.S. postal inspectors and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (ATF) agents made the arrests in connection with an alleged conspiracy to distribute 100 kilos (220 pounds) of marijuana


This article is from: www.tullahomanews.com

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

U.S. Mail Service Goes Postal Over Pot


U.S. Mail Service Goes Postal Over Pot


Still, this notice is just plain weird, and it shows how out of touch the federal government is when it comes to state-legal marijuana. It also shows the disconnect between various federal agencies when it comes to cannabis. First, the issuance of the notice is tardy to say the least. Marijuana businesses have been advertising in newspapers and magazines — and using the mail to do so — for years.


This article is from: abovethelaw.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

7 On Your Side: How to file claims with the US Postal Service


7 On Your Side: How to file claims with the US Postal Service


Sandy filed an insurance claim with the postal service. When filing a claim, you need to include a photo of the package, the tracking


This article is from: abc7news.com

Monday, November 30, 2015

Postal Service’s ‘mega passport centers’ open seven days a week


Postal Service’s ‘mega passport centers’ open seven days a week


The passport centers have trained staff members and expanded hours to make it easy and convenient to apply for a U.S. passport, according to a Postal Service news release. Postal Service products, including Priority Mail Express with tracing and insurance, photos and photocopies also are available at the centers, which are designed like travel agencies. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article46958460.html#storylink=cpy


This article is from: www.sacbee.com

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Reports of Postal Losses Are ‘Essentially a Fraud’


Postal Service’s Financial Report Brings Good News


The Postal Service’s latest financial report, which showed an operating profit of $1.2 billion, is good news, said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The report shows there is absolutely no justification for cuts in service to the American people or to the wages and benefits of postal employees,” he said. The Postal Service released the report for fiscal year 2015, which ran from Oct. 1, 2014, through Sept. 30, 2015, on Nov. 13. The results mark the second consecutive year the USPS posted an operating profit of more than $1 billion and the third consecutive year Postal Service operations were “in the black.”


This article is from: www.apwu.org

Friday, November 6, 2015

Stamps.com Hits New 52-Week High After Strong Earnings (STMP)


Stamps.com Hits New 52-Week High After Strong Earnings (STMP)


Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday following a better than expected earnings announcement


This article is from: www.dakotafinancialnews.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Will 2016 Presidential Elections Be Compromised by Postal Mail Facility Closures and Consolidations?


Mail delays unacceptable


Why? Because ballots requested by voters on Oct. 28 — which, by the way, is the deadline — won’t arrive in time at the Bannock County Elections office for the vote to be counted. Instead of ballots going from citizens’ mailboxes to the Pocatello mail processing center and then to the elections office, the ballots will be trucked all the way to Salt Lake City to be processed


This article is from: www.idahostatejournal.com

'Business as usual' in recently sold downtown Milwaukee facility: Postal Service


'Business as usual' in recently sold downtown Milwaukee facility: Postal Service


...1.1 million-square-foot Postal Service facility on West St. Paul Avenue this month sold to two Chicago investors ...said, they can afford to be patient because the Postal Service is occupying and paying rent on the building. The current lease lasts about five more years, and the Postal Service has options to extend it ...


This article is from: www.bizjournals.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Orange Park, Florida: USPS driver hits Oakleaf mailbox, drives away


USPS driver hits Oakleaf mailbox, drives away


A U.S. Postal Service worker covering a route in Orange Park is giving new meaning to the phrase "going postal" after a resident reports the driver struck her mailbox over the weekend and then just took off.


This article is from: www.firstcoastnews.com

Friday, June 5, 2015

Save The U.S. Post Office Before It’s Too Late


Save The U.S. Post Office Before It’s Too Late


The large scale elimination of facilities has had the predictable result of increasing costs because of the greater distance mail must travel. Consider that an item mailed from a Bridgeport address to another Bridgeport address, for example, now goes to a distribution facility in Kearny, New Jersey before arriving at its final destination, then consider that the same rocket scientists who came up with that one hail themselves as fiscally responsible and attack the USPs as inefficient. Fewer facilities also results in skyrocketing overtime for letter carriers unable to complete their routes in eight hours and longer commutes for workers who can be transferred as much as 50 miles with no appeal or recourse.


This article is from:www.globalresearch.ca

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mailing failures continue


Mail closure in Tucson could save postal service, but cost region millions


They sent invitations to about 2,800 people in the Tucson area a week prior. Only 50 people attended, and Lemons said that he later received calls from people apologizing for not attending because they received the invite on the day of the event or after it had occurred. “We lost a lot of potential donations because of that,” Lemons said.


This article is from: cronkitenewsonline.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Postal Worker Arrested After Holding Employees At Gunpoint in Fort Worth


Postal Worker Arrested After Holding Employees At Gunpoint


told nearly a dozen co-workers to get on the ground, at gunpoint. The employees did what they were told.


This article is from: cbslocal.com

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Gyrocopter mailman frustrated campaign-finance reform message isn't getting through


Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn't getting through


"The message was two pages long to Congress that they are going to have to face the issue, OK, of campaign-finance reform and honesty and government so that they work for the people," Hughes said. Hughes' Russian-born wife, Alena, told the AP that her husband acted out of patriotism for the United States.


This article is from: www.abc3340.com

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fight to save Stamford post office suffers another setback


Fight to save Stamford post office suffers another setback


postal regulatory commission dismissed their complaint over the sale and closure of the Atlantic Street post office.


This article is from: www.stamfordadvocate.com

Monday, March 2, 2015

Standing up for the rights of a co-worker caused Postal Service retaliation


Federal Judge Orders USPS to Pay Employee $229K in Damages for Whistleblower Retaliation


An OSHA investigation later confirmed the employee's complaints and acted on his behalf. On Feb. 13, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez in Seattle agreed with OSHA's findings. After a five-day bench trial, the court found that the employee undisputedly engaged in protected activities under the OSH Act by assisting his co-worker on a health and safety concern and by filing his own whistleblower complaints alleging retaliation and harassment. "This employee suffered grave public humiliation by his Postal Service


This article is from: www.workerscompensation.com

Sunday, March 1, 2015

H. RES. 54


H. RES. 54: restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012


H.Res.54 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012. Status: Introduced in House (01/27/2015).


This article is from: www.congress.gov

Take Action Here: http://capwiz.com/apwu/issues/alert/?alertid=64121691


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Postal Service 911 Policy Change in Oakland: Does this apply everywhere?


USPS Changes Outdated 911 Policy


The United States Postal Service changed its 911 policy at the Oakland mail processing facility after an NBC Bay Area investigation exposed the rules that may have caused critical delays in a life and death situation.


This article is from: www.nbcbayarea.com

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Determined resident calls foul on Postal Service and wins the argument


Determined Newell resident calls foul on Postal Service and wins the argument


As a result of Anna Hermanson's diligence, the U.S. Postal Service has backtracked on a policy that required some Newell residents without mailboxes to rent a post office box.


This article is from: rapidcityjournal.com

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Huntsville police announce large drug and weapons bust involving Postal Service


Huntsville police announce large drug and weapons bust involving Postal Service, keeping quiet on details and arrests


Police say the weeklong operation was by the Madison-Morgan County HIDTA Drug Task Force, the U.S. Postal Service and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit. Police say several arrests were made as a result


This article is from: www.al.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mid-Hudson General Mail Facility to Close in July in Postal Infrastructure Downsizing


USPS may finally close Stewart plant in July


Among those who have done so is the New Windsor Town Board. They unanimously passed a resolution at their Feb. 4 meeting calling on Congress to intervene. Walden’s Village Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider a similar resolution Tuesday evening.


This article is from: www.recordonline.com

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mail Processing Center Closures a Big Concern


Closure of mail processing center creates concern


"There'll be a number of bills moving through congress in the weeks and months ahead, and rural members like myself will work together to try and get amendments attached to them to suspend this,” Congressman Huffman stated. Fighting the closure is something many local officials said they're committed to doing. If the closure does happen, it will be July.


This article is from: www.krcrtv.com

Thursday, January 22, 2015

St. Paul mail carrier leaves big shoes to fill


Retired downtown North St. Paul mail carrier leaves big shoes to fill


So, in recognition of his service, the city proclaimed Dec. 18, 2014 “Virgil Crowder Day,” honoring the dedicated, good-natured man many entrusted with not only their mail, but their friendship as well.


This article is from: www.lillienews.com

Monday, December 29, 2014

Congress and other politicians failing America by allowing the destruction of America's Postal Mail Processing Network


Local Postal Union Says Processing Plant Closure Could've Been Avoided


Things like jobs, the delivery time on mail and your money will all be affected starting as early as next month with the closure of the Hector P. Garcia processing plant. The first steps being taken in that closure will include the local overnight delivery service which will end on January 10.


This article is from: www.kristv.com

Sunday, December 21, 2014

USPS-sponsored ad a “slap in the face to postal workers”


USPS Tells Customers: Get Postal Discounts at Staples


“Every union member who receives the ad can take part,” he said. “Just cross out the bar code, write ‘Return to Sender,’ and drop it off on your way in to work,” he said. “It’s easy.” It’s unclear how widespread the Postal Service’s ad campaign on behalf of Staples is.


This article is from: www.apwu.org

Friday, December 12, 2014

Quad/Graphics Plans to Shutter Its Atlanta Direct Mail Facility by February


Quad/Graphics Plans to Shutter Its Atlanta Direct Mail Facility by February


Quad's commingling capabilities are concentrated in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, it didn't really fit into the company's geographic scheme. Work being done in Atlanta will be transitioned to the company's other direct mail facilities starting in January, according to Claire Ho, director of corporate communications for Quad/Graphics.


This article is from: www.piworld.com

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Duluth mail processing center set to close in April, but will remain as transportation hub


Duluth mail center set to close in April


Nowacki added that the postal service will keep the facility on the 2800 block of West Michigan Street, as it is both the city’s main post office and will continue to see use as a transportation hub.


This article is from: www.duluthnewstribune.com

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pregnant UPS worker has to go to Supreme Court for justice with company after being forced onto unpaid leave


A Pregnant UPS Worker Forced Into Unpaid Leave Goes to the Supreme Court


Young appears to have a pretty solid case. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which was passed in 1978, appears designed to guard against her situation. The act guarantees that a pregnant woman (or a woman who has just given birth) “shall be treated the same for all employment-related purposes, including receipt of benefits under fringe benefit programs, as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work.”


This article is from: www.businessweek.com

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mail carrier shot, Dallas Postal Service investigating


Lufkin mail carrier shot, Dallas USPS investigating


Police Department confirms a woman was shot Saturday while delivering mail


This article is from: www.kltv.com