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Federal employees must now be extra careful about what they tweet at work
American Postal Workers Union Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
"...The American Postal Workers Union announced today that its National Executive Board has voted to endorse Bernie Sanders for president. The vote follows Sanders’ rousing speech to more than 2,000 activists at the union’s All-Craft Conference, held in Las Vegas, in late October, where he displayed a deep understanding of postal issues and workers’ concerns..."
Postal Police Officer Shot by Fake Cops in Newark: Sources
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Colorado secretary of state warns against mailing ballots
"...Williams says that several county clerks have expressed concern that the U.S. Postal Service didn't deliver their ballots in a timely manner. So he suggests voters either drop off their ballots with their county clerk or use another county drop-off location..."
Canada’s Postal Agency Puts Restructuring Plans on Hold
"...Canada’s government-owned postal agency said Monday it has put a temporary halt to plans to phase out door-to-door mail delivery in urban areas, about a week before a new Liberal government that promised to restore regular mail service comes to power..."
Private post office rises in place of shuttered facility
"...A private post office — the U.S. Postal Service-contracted post office closed about three weeks ago amid an investigation into complaints of slow mail delivery — will be up and running as soon..."
NPMHU Sues Postal Service Over SPSS Reversal
"...Late Thursday, August 13, 2015, the NPMHU National Office filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service, claiming that the USPS breached its binding contractual obligations when it unilaterally announced a reversal of its earlier determination that the primary craft for operating the Small Parcel Sorting System is the Mail Handler craft. The NPMHU is seeking a declaration that the Postal Service has breached the tripartite agreement on jurisdictional craft assignments, as well as injunctive and monetary relief to remedy this breach. The APWU also has been named in the suit, as a required party to any litigation on this subject. ..."
Head Of Local Post Office Shows Up At Guy’s Door To Personally Apologize For USPS Package Tracking Mix-Up
USPS to Gain Large Fleet of 2016 Ram ProMaster Vans
"...Last year, the U.S. Postal Service processed 155.4 billion pieces of mail, and it did so with a fleet of over 211,000 vehicles. Now, the USPS is upgrading its fleet with 9,113 model-year 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans, which should be suitable alternatives for delivering larger packages that the current Long Life Vehicle (LLV) can't handle..."
USPS Says It Tried To Deliver My Package, But Home Security Video Shows Otherwise
"...waiting around at home all day, only to check the tracking later and find that a carrier attempted delivery when you finally left the house. That’s what happened to Consumerist reader Tony — only he had video to prove that no one from USPS ever showed up, despite what the tracking information said online..."
Postal Service investigating Settlers Bay office
New Hampshire Postal Workers Union has endorsed Bernie Sanders!
APWU Goes to Court Over Service Standards
"...To avoid addressing the complaint, the PRC concluded that service regulations are unenforceable. Contrary to all past pronouncements, the commission declared that service standards couldn’t be “violated” in any legally meaningful sense. “This is an unauthorized revision of the law,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein, noting that the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) addresses USPS service standards. “Until the commission’s rule of unenforceability is corrected..."
High Package Volumes Are Jamming USPS's Southern Area
NLRB Strikes Major Blow to USPS-Staples Deal
"...In a major blow to the Postal Service’s deal with Staples, Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint on June 26 charging that the USPS illegally subcontracted work to the office-supply chain and ordering the agency to return the work that existed on July 31, 2014, to the APWU bargaining unit...."
10 mobile tools that will bring the post office to the phone, according to the USPS OIG
Criminal gangs infiltrated postal delivery services to intercept drugs, say officials
"...Subcontracted drivers working for Parcelforce – the parcel delivery arm of the Royal Mail – are under investigation after delivery vans were suspected to have stopped outside addresses without dropping off packages, said officials at the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)..."
Is Bernie Sanders Holding Back the Postal Board of Governors?
"...Sanders had implored Brennan to end organizational changes that had slowed the delivery of mail. Yet last December, the board of governors called upon a federal statute to establish a temporary emergency committee with special powers to make decisions in the absence of a quorum ..."
Bomb squad destroys packages addressed to 'specific young women' at Murrysville post office
U.S. Postal Worker indicted for role in tax fraud scheme
"...Alabama town of Seale, has been indicted by a Montgomery grand jury on one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, 14 counts of mail fraud, 14 counts of aggravated identity theft and 14 counts of embezzling mail..."
USPS still turning a profit, despite recent dip
"...a $1.2 billion controllable operating profit for the year. “This quarter is generally, from my understanding, on track with what we expected,” said Sarah Ninivaggi, USPS public relations representative. “We’re still on track to see a controllable income for the year.”..."
U.S. Postal Service to review government email use for Ashley Madison site
"...The U.S. Postal Service and its internal watchdog plan to review whether or not some of the agency’s employees may have violated federal policies by using their government email on the infidelity website Ashley Madison..."
Postal Service finalizes new standards for curbside mailboxes
"...Under the new rule, new locking and non-locking curbside mailboxes must be able to accommodate the insertion or removal of a new minimum-sized mail item 7 inches high by 13 inches wide by 16 inches deep..."
Worker hit by truck at postal service processing center
10 fascinating facts on the Postal Service’s birthday
"...On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress created the Post Office, naming Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General. Here’s a look at 10 fascinating facts about a unique American institution...."
Service deteriorates as feds dismantle USPS
Senators Introduce Rural Postal Bill
"...The Rural Postal Act of 2015, introduced by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) on July 9, aims to improve mail service by restoring stronger service standards and placing a two-year moratorium on the closure of additional mail processing plants. It also would make the requirement for six-day mail delivery..."
Sanders courting postal worker endorsement
"...Bernie Sanders has been an outspoken champion of postal customers, postal workers and the public Postal Service — demanding expanded services for all Americans, an end to mail delays, and an end to the closure of postal facilities,” Dimondstein said in a statement...."
Hillary Clinton to huddle privately with top labor leaders
"...“It’s a meet and greet, he’s an important candidate,” Dimondstein said of Bernie Sanders. “He’s not in the pocket of the corporations, and wants corporate money out of politics. We hope to hear from him, to go into some of what his platform and program is, and how it relates to working folks. I have not officially endorsed Bernie, but I’m happy to be a co-host so he can meet with other labor leaders.” He said he is expecting a group of between 30 and 40 labor leaders to attend..."
Was Postal Worker Mauro Pennini Planning to Go Postal?
"..Specifically, Pennini was told not to contact, stalk, harass or injure any member of this trio — but on June 8, he sent one of them a text message anyhow. Shortly thereafter, Pennini was arrested by members of the Aspen Police Department at the post office, located at a benign sounding address: 235 Puppy Smith Street..."
Police: Aspen mail sorter had pistol at post office
"...(Officer Kirk) Wheatley opened the pack and observed a Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun in the pocket,” the report says. “Wheatley later confirmed the pistol to be fully loaded with 14 rounds of live ammunition, was accompanied with 28 additional rounds of ammunition, two sets of handcuffs, three folding knives and one multi-tool.” Pennini is out of jail on bond..."
Landrith: U.S. Postal Service standards keep declining
"...Recently, a bipartisan group of senators, including Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, met with Postmaster General Megan Brennan to discuss a long list of Postal Service complaints. At the top of the list was lagging delivery times that are continuing to get worse. As part of the evaluation process, Peters and the group maintain that declining postal standards and the consolidation of mail processing facilities is negatively impacting rural communities across their states..."
Gyrocopter pilot says no plea deal if prosecutors insist on long prison term
"...The Florida postal worker who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol this spring said Monday that he opposes any plea deal with prosecutors that requires a prison term of “several years,” saying his actions were a “pure act of civil disobedience.”..."
House Appropriations Committee Approval of Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards an 'Important Step Forward'
"...Today’s vote by the House Appropriations Committee to approve an amendment to restore postal service standards is an important step forward for postal employees and our customers – large and small. The bipartisan vote was 26-23. Postal workers have been fighting the drastic cuts in service that USPS management implemented unilaterally..."
Former postal supervisor investigated for mail theft strikes deal, may not serve jail time
"...the plea agreement states that because Galapo has accepted responsibility for her actions and saved the government the time and expense of a trial by pleading guilty, probation will be recommended to the judge..."
USPS needs to be more transparent about plant closures, IG says
"...Guidelines don't include a time frame for implementing the consolidation of any given mail processing facility that's on the chopping block. Because of that, any feasibility study that was done to determine if the facility should be closed could be outdated by the time USPS actually starts the closing process...."
Doug Hughes: Postal Service Firing Me, but Letters Will Get to Congress (Updated)
"...“He alleges a “coordinated effort at the top to really nail me,” despite the lack of property damage, injury or intent to do either with his protest. The letters Hughes carried may still reach Congress, with the help of a 70-year-old man named Joe Lane. Beginning on June 10, the Connecticut-based thriller writer will walk the halls of Capitol office buildings hand-delivering Hughes’ letters to members of Congress. ... urgent need to reform our campaign finance laws. ..."
Mail processing plant consolidations to resume in 2016
"...The decision to defer the next phase of the initiative was based upon operational considerations, and was made to ensure that the Postal Service will continue to provide prompt, reliable and predictable service consistent with the published service standards. The planned consolidation activities will resume in 2016..."
USPS Demands Cuts in Pay, Benefits, Job Security
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Nearly all remaining closures and consolidations put on hold
USPS Plan to Replace Entire Truck Fleet at Once Under Fire
Contract Talks Extended One Week to Focus on Economic Package
"...Postal Management scuttled the prospect of reaching a deal before the deadline by insisting on a permanent, new lower pay scale and reduced benefits for future career employees as well as givebacks in pay and benefits for current career workers..."
New USPS service performance reports show significant delays in delivering the mail
"...The Postal Service has released its service performance reports for the second quarter of the fiscal year, January 1 to March 31, 2015. They show that it's not just your imagination — the mail has been slowing down, and in some cases, by a lot. The reports can be found on the..."
Congressional Delegation "Outraged" USPS To Close Stamford, Wallingford Facilities Early
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