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Monday, December 31, 2012

63 years late, Postal Service delivers calendar

Calendar delivered 63 years later

"... The 1950 Pennsylvania Railroad calendar never made it to James W. Flanagan, general manager of the Scranton Times. He would never need it: he died in December 1949. But on Friday, 63 years after his death, the U.S. Postal Service made a delivery...."    

This Article is From: citizensvoice.com Read our latest posts! .

Saturday, December 29, 2012

APWU 2013 COLA increase information

APWU 2013 COLA increase information

"...The 1st COLA will become effective the first full pay period after the release of the January 2013 CPI-W, tentatively scheduled for March 9, 2013 (pay period 07-2013, pay date March 29, 2013). Note: both the 1st and 3rd COLAs under the 2010 National Agreement will be effective on this date. The 2nd COLA will be $375.00 per year, $14.40 per pay period, $0.18 per hour and will be effective the second full pay period following the release of the July 2013 index. The expected effective date will be Sept. 7, 2013 (Pay Period 20-2013). Note: both the 2nd and 4th COLAs under the 2010 National Agreement will be effective on this date...."    

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Large reward offered in postal service robberies

$100,000 Reward Offered For Information In Postal Carrier Robberies

"...Robbers are targeting mail carriers in the Denver metro area and the U.S. Postal Service has put up a $100,000 reward...."    

This Article is From: denver.cbslocal.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mail carrier robbed in Englewood

2nd armed robbery of postal service carrier reported

"...Postal Service Letter Carrier was robbed at knife-point in the vicinity of West Dartmouth Avenue and South Delaware Street in Englewood. ..."    

This Article is From: www.9news.com Read our latest posts! .

Monday, December 24, 2012

Example of the future privatization of the postal service

First-class disaster

"...Before she left the president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers said: "If you compare the four years before Greene with the four years under Greene's management… injuries have gone up 15.4 per cent and grievances have gone up 59.3 per cent." ..."    

This Article is From: www.morningstaronline.co.uk Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, December 23, 2012

UPS driver steals iPad Mini after FedEx delivery

UPS delivery man steals iPad Mini after FedEx delivered it

"...Alverson contacted UPS over the phone to complain about the theft, but felt like he was “getting the run around” by the people handling the claim according to an interview with KHOU News. After posting the video footage to YouTube and Vimeo on Wednesday night,..."    

This Article is From: www.digitaltrends.com Read our latest posts! .

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Metro Post same day delivery for some, but not Universal Service for all

USPS Kicks off Same Day Delivery with Gourmet Gifts

"...Metro Post will be available for purchases involving four of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM's gourmet gift brands, including popcorn and specialty treats from The Popcorn Factory; cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl's; premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May fine chocolates; and gift baskets and towers from 1-800-Baskets.com...."    

This Article is From: www.ecommercebytes.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Postal employees rescued

Fort Wayne police rescue 4 postal workers after armed robbery

"...Police formed a perimeter around the post office and called for city SWAT teams, which entered the building and rescued the four employees, police spokeswoman Officer Raquel Foster said in the statement..."    

This Article is From: www.news-sentinel.com Read our latest posts! .

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Disgusting abuse of military by Postal Service

"...A U.S. Postal Service employee who was fired for “excessive use of military service” when he tried to return to work after four years on active duty with the National Guard must be reinstated with over $2 million in back pay..."    

This Article is From: www.stripes.com Read our latest posts!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Postal Workers Working Hard to Save U.S. Postal Service and Jobs

Postal workers stage second hunger strike as House-Senate talks on legislation continue

"...As Senate-House negotiations continue for a possible year-end deal to help the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service, a small band of protesters plan to launch their second hunger strike in six months on Tuesday...."    

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Monday, December 17, 2012

PMG Donahoe earns nearly as much as the President of the United States of America?

Postal chief's $384,000 pay sparks call for cut

"...Tester compared executive pay at the U.S. Postal Service to the annual salaries made by the Secretary of Treasury, Tim Geithner, and the Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta -- $199,700...."    

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Killer of postal employee says killing "didn't bother me one bit"

Former corrections officer confesses to postal killings on tape shown to judge "...A former corrections officer told investigators last year that killing two postal workers in 2010 in Henning "didn't bother me one bit"..."    
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Google releases top search terms of 2012

Google releases top search terms of 2012

"...Either some of us are entirely too lazy to click the mail tab at the top of Google, or we are really interested in news about the United States Postal Service..."    
This Article is From: www.myfoxboston.com Read our latest posts! .

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Postal official accused of taking payments from contractors...

Conn. postal official charged with bribery

"...postal official has been accused of taking payments from contractors and steering money to a company he allegedly established under someone else's name...."    

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Postal employee impaled by pole during accident

911 call: Postal worker impaled by pole during crash

"...A steel rod goes through a postal worker's body during a freak accident on the job. Twenty-seven years delivering mail, and she never imagined this kind of job injury...."    

This Article is From: www.myfoxphoenix.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Postal Worker Shooting

Postal Worker Shot While Delivering Mail In Cahokia

"...Police are investigating after a postal worker was shot in Cahokia, Illinois...."    

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Lance Armstrong resisted turning over records sought by U.S Postal Service

Lance Armstrong tried to keep documents from USPS

"...Lance Armstrong resisted turning over records sought by U.S Postal Service investigators, then tried to keep the inquiry under seal and out of the public eye, according to recently released court documents...."    

This Article is From: www.washingtontimes.com Read our latest posts! .

Monday, December 10, 2012

Late mail: Better late than never

Man receives Christmas snail mail from mother 69 years late

"...Postal mail is often referred to as "snail mail" because it is much slower than electronic messages, however this story perhaps gives new meaning to the phrase...."    

This Article is From: www.digitaljournal.com Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Alaska resident angered over mail delays

Postal delays

"...I have lived here since 1959, and I have never seen a mess like the Postal Service is now. In the past, I have sent mail to Missouri, and it made it in three days. To have something mailed from the Lower 48, you have to pay two to three times more in postage because we are supposedly overseas...."    

This Article is From: newsminer.com Read our latest posts! .

Universal Service? Is your local Post Office providing this service in your area?

U.S. Postal Service opens branches on Sundays during the holidays

"...Four Orlando branches of the post office will be open on Sunday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 16 to give you ..."    

This Article is From: www.cfnews13.com Read our latest posts! .

Friday, December 7, 2012

James Island mailman faces second charge of 'Dusting' (huffing 'Dust Off')

James Island mailman faces second charge of sniffing canned air

"...In the parking lot, Hampton’s boss at the Postal Service said Hampton recently had been cleared for work after he was arrested in early November. His supervisor told a police officer Tuesday that she had found Hampton slumped in..."    

This Article is From: www.postandcourier.com

More on 'dusting'?

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Postal worker bites and punches postal service agents during arrest

Columbus postal worker to plead guilty to mail theft

"...Federal authorities say Postal Service agents saw Terrence McLean open envelopes and remove the contents while sorting mail..."    

This Article is From: www.cantonrep.com Read our latest posts! .

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Postal Service awards $30m contract to firm it is suing for $390m

USPS awards $30m contract to firm it is suing for $390m

"...The US Postal Service has awarded a $30m contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation at the same time it is attempting to sue the company over breaches of another contract, seeking a nine-figure sum...."    

This Article is From: postandparcel.info Read our latest posts! .

Monday, December 3, 2012

Florida postal mail carrier attempts to kill husband with tuna fish sandwich

Postal worker 'uses tuna fish sandwich full of crushed pills' in attempt to kill husband

"...A postal worker has been accused of trying to kill her husband with a tuna fish sandwich...."    

This Article is From: www.dailymail.co.uk Read our latest posts! .

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Is this the same fate for the U.S. Postal Service with nationwide mail processing facility closures over the next few years?


Welcome to Postal Hell: Photos Reveal the Organised Chaos that is...


But it’s not just the sheer amount of mail here that’s worrying; the attitude of at least one member of staff leads us to believe that no amount of “fragile” and “keep upright” stickers adhered to our precious cargo is going to make an ounce of difference at this particular sorting office


This article is from: rocketnews24.com

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Get your Santa letter postmarked from the North Pole

Get a Letter From Santa Through US Postal Service Program

"...Your good little boys and girls will receive a letter postmarked from the North Pole. ..."    

This Article is From: upperstclair.patch.com Read our latest posts! .