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USPS Mail Carrier Pistol Whipped, Robbed in DC
"...After the carrier complied and handed them some rubber bands the suspects jumped him, punching and kicking him onto the ground. They then pistol whipped him with a handgun and stole his mail satchel, shoes, phone and wallet, which had $10 inside, Wagner said. The mail carrier suffered a cut to his right eye..."
Postal Service Spends An Undisclosed Amount Of Money On Studies It Can’t Find
"...The Postal Service commissioned 97 studies between 2009 and 2015 that were supposed to improve operations, yet the agency doesn’t have a system to track the studies, so there is no way for the OIG to determine how effective the reports were. The Postal Service could not even find 30 of the 97 studies when the OIG asked to see them..."
Postal worker caught allegedly stealing Trump sign
"...Special agents with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) responded to this issue as soon as it was brought to our attention,”/' said Scott Balfour, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Investigation Service in an emailed statement. 'The individual in the photographs was identified and will be dealt with appropriately by postal management after a thorough review of all the facts.'..."
Postal News: Mailing dates for delivery to diplomatic, military service members
"...Ensuring those serving in the nation's armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service and for friends and family members of military and diplomatic personnel serving their country around the world...."
Results of USPS Cost-Saving Steps a Disappointment, Audit Says
"...Delayed mail processing increased nationwide by 51 percent compared to the same period in 2014, while two-day and three-day first-class mail weekly scores declined by as much as 7 percent and 34 percent, respectively. What’s more, management could firmly demonstrate that it achieved only 10 percent of the annual savings of over $805 million it had projected from making those changes...."
USPS Worker Steals Guns Being Shipped, Deals Them On The Street
"...During Holidays and other times throughout the year, the USPS is extremely busy processing packages and mail. To help keep up with the flow of mail, the USPS often hires part-time, non-exempt employees to help with the rush and keep a backlog down. It was discovered that one of these over-flow employees in Memphis was stealing packages that contained firearms..."
Middle class incomes had their fastest growth on record last year
"...The incomes of typical Americans rose in 2015 by 5.2 percent, the first significant boost to middle-class pay since the end of the Great Recession and the fastest increase ever recorded by the federal government, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday..."
MVS Wins Important Ruling on Subcontracting Notification
"...The APWU won an important arbitration case on Aug. 18, when Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled that the Postal Service violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement by notifying the union of subcontracting awards after they have been let. Arbitrator Das ordered the Postal Service to cease and desist from such violations and to comply with provisions of Article 32.2.B before renewing Highway Contract Routes (HCRs). He also instructed the USPS to convert the 110 routes that remain in service to Postal Vehicle Service (PVS)..."
When the U.S. Postal Service Also Delivered Babies
"...the most fragile of all parcels, children, were mailed, with appropriate postage stamps on their outer clothing. Most times the journey was short, as in the instance of an infant delivered to an address about a mile or so from home. But for longer distances, it was much cheaper to use parcel post (just a few cents) than to buy a seat on a passenger train..."
Feds file lawsuit over Berkeley’s main post office
"...The United States Postal Service has filed a lawsuit against Berkeley, contending that the city passed the Civic Center Overlay ordinance just to thwart the government’s sale of the building..."
D.C. post office allegedly doubled as weed distribution center
"...The acting manager of two D.C. post offices and two of his employees took bribes in exchange for illegally delivering packages of marijuana, according to an indictment filed Thursday in D.C. federal court..."
Obama To End Single-Sex Bathrooms on Federal Property
"...Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a one-cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective Sept. 3, in accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The increase is the result of a slight increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated Sept. 23 (Pay Period 19-2016), and will total $21 per year..."
U.S. Postal Service Reports Fiscal Year 2016 Third Quarter Results
"...Excluding a change in accounting estimate recorded during the quarter, the U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $16.6 billion for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 (April 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016), an increase of $117 million, or 0.7 percent, over the same period last year ..."
Suspicious package burns Mountain City postal worker
Arbitration Award Announced! We Have a New Union Contract!
"...'We have gained many positive results in these difficult times,' APWU President and lead negotiator Mark Dimondstein said. 'We, as a union, should be proud of the results. We made some real progress on most of our major goals. We gained an all-career workforce in our Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Crafts. We secured real general wage increases. We preserved our COLA and no lay-off protections. We strengthened conversion opportunities for PSEs and improved PSE wages and benefits. We strengthened job security by limiting subcontracting, particularly in relation to MVS. We achieved a temporary moratorium on new plant closings and consolidations. We laid the basis for better protecting retail services and for expanding postal services. While we were unable to stop management’s demand that employees pay a greater share of health insurance premiums, we successfully fought back the main concessionary demands of postal management-- for increased percentages of non-career employees, a new tier of lower- paid career employees, the elimination of COLA and the weakening of our no layoff protection.'..."
Contract Arbitration Decision Expected Soon
"...The APWU expects a decision from Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg by mid-July, reports President Mark Dimondstein. “We had hoped to have a ruling by now, but Arbitrator Goldberg has informed the union and management that he is still working on his decision,” Dimondstein said..."
Transgender postal employees at center of controversy over restroom at Pittsburgh post office
"...OSHA issued rules that mandate transgender employees be allowed to use restrooms associate with their declared gender. It says: 'a person who identifies as a man should be permitted to use the men’s restroom and a person who identifies as a woman should be permitted to use the women’s restroom.' None of the postal employees..."
Family of postal center worker hires attorney to investigate her death
"...Earlier this year, FOX 2 reported on some employees' growing fear that the air inside the U.S. Postal Service Michigan Metroplex Procession and Distribution Center in Pontiac was not safe. Five postal workers at the facility all died within about a year of each other. According to a report by the U.S. Postal Services Inspector General, the methane detection system had problems, which may have caused these deaths..."
House Committee Adopts Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards, Approves Budget Bill
"...This is a powerful example of how the demands of postal workers reflect the people’s demand for good postal service. “But it is just the first step in a long process,” Dimondstein said. The full House must approve the Financial Services Appropriations bill and the Senate also must approve a similar provision in a final appropriations bill before it can become law. A similar measure passed the House committee last year but never made its way through the Senate..."
OSHA proposes $77K in fines for Indy U.S. Postal Service
"...Continuing to allow workers to be exposed to the hazards of falling concrete without following through on an actionable plan to eliminate hazards is unacceptable,” said Vanessa Martin, OSHA’s area director in Indianapolis. “The employees of this facility deserve to be protected from injury on the job...."
George Landrith: USPS’s ‘Stupid, Counterproductive’ ePacket Program Benefits China At Expense of American Business
"...in discussing buying anything from computer cables to other small to medium items, “If I buy that from a manufacturer across town, or across state, I’ll pay First Class postage … generally speaking, somewhere between $9 and $15 in shipping costs. If I buy that same package from China, I’ll pay 94 cents.” He goes on to explain that so called free shopping is a myth and manufactures must build it into their pricing, while the sweetheart deal for China helps to gut American businesses and manufacturers..."
U.S. Postal worker who stole only coupons -- not packages or cash -- from the mail gets probation
"...case is highly unusual because the 26-year U.S. Postal Service employee didn't steal anything of inherent value — such as birthday cards with cash or packages with valuable products inside. Rather, she swiped only coupons..."
New history of U.S. Postal Service delivers
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50-year Youngstown Postal Service worker honored for service
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2 men beat postal worker unconscious after he told them they’d have to wait for their mail, police say
"...mail carrier told the business owner and his brother they’d have to wait and then they started to assault him, authorities told KTVT-TV (Channel 11). Chris and Jonathan Allahverdi were arrested..."
Postal Service, Nat'l Assn. of Letter Carrier's 'Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive' is Saturday
"...These unscrupulous accounting tactics are also admitted by the USPS in a disclaimer near the end of the press release that states that controllable income “is not calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) within the meaning of applicable SEC rules.” That’s right. By any legitimate standard, these reports are not considered accurate or acceptable..."
Postal Service puts in extra effort to find flying monkeys
"...I did overhear Postmaster Blanchard say this to a dance organizer: “I don’t think I’ve ever said Flying Monkeys and Munchkins ever, in my entire life, as much as I did in one day by telephone.” So the costumes arrived, the show went on, and the U.S. Postal Service received an enthusiastic and heartfelt thank you in the program..."
USPS, VA shuffle chairs of IT executives
"...will focus on everything from business analytics to cybersecurity to improving the Postal Service’s infrastructure around intelligent mail and payment technologies. In her previous role, Seaver oversaw operations in eight districts stretching from Baltimore to Atlanta..."
Arvada police: Postal service mailbox exploded by pipe bomb
"...police received several 911 calls around 2:30 a.m. from residents in the area who heard a loud explosion. Responding officers found nothing and cleared the reports before the destroyed box was found about five hours later...."
Postal worker, juvenile shot in SE DC
APWU Contract Arbitration Update
"...congressionally-manufactured financial crisis and the 2008 economic meltdown. “Not surprisingly, as management proceeds with their case, they are pleading poverty and trying to devalue the work APWU members perform. This is an attempt to justify their call for more concessions from the workers. The Postal Service’s demands, including a new, lower-tier career workforce, elimination of cost-of-living allowances, and weakening the no-layoff clause are insulting and outrageous. “The arbitration panel should reject the Postal Service’s demands and grant the APWU’s proposals,” Dimondstein said. ..."
'Inverted Jenny' stamp stolen in 1955 resurfaces
"...valuable "inverted Jenny" stamp has surfaced six decades after it was stolen from a collectors' convention. The stamp — one of the world's most famous pieces of postage — was among four of its kind taken from a 1955 collectors' convention..."
World Postal Code Now Provides Important Contact Info of Most Countries Online
"... WorldPostalCode is a web-based resource, which provides postal codes of a long list of countries at the website. This is what the experts working for the service tell about it: "If you have ever tried to find the postal code of any state or city, then you shouldn't be explained, how complicated the process is. With World Postal Code, this will no longer be a problem..."
Car in Solon crash filled with USPS mailbags, packages, IDs
"...During the investigation of the accident occurring on Carter Street, officers discovered USPS mailbags, miscellaneous letters and packages, other individuals ID’s and debit cards all in and around Kilfoyle’s vehicle, according to the police...."
Postal Service to Drop Stamp Prices For the First Time in Nearly a Century
Two Tuscaloosa postal workers plead guilty to delivering pot for cash
"...Lyle Jones, 36, a postal carrier, and Lenard Pompey, 39, a postal supervisor, entered their guilty pleas to bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana before U.S. District Judge Madeline H. Haikala during a hearing in Birmingham. The judge set Jones' sentencing for June 15, according to court records..."
Feds investigate if deaths are connected to leaching methane
"... This site is considered a brownfield. Brownfields are former industrial or commercial sites where future use is affected by environmental contamination. Brownfield sites are converted into usable space..."
Postal Workers Union Files Dispute Over MVS Pay Irregularities
"...When the Level 8 PSE Tractor Trailer Operators who received pay exceptions are converted to career Level 7 Motor Vehicle Operators, where there are no pay exceptions, they suffer a significant drop in pay. “This is one example of why we should have an all-career workforce,” said MVS Craft Director Michael O. Foster. The conversions have triggered other problems..."
Huff to USPS: ‘Stop this Reckless Consolidation’
"... Huffman called USPS’ consolidation plan “reckless,” saying the proposed legislation would add a much-needed level of oversight and make sure future consolidation plans “are based on data and the unique priorities of our local communities...."
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‘Postal Workers Earn the Right To Be Justly Compensated For Our Service, Hard Work’
"...“Postal workers earn the right to be justly compensated for our service and hard work,” Dimondstein declared. “The economic lot of workers should be constantly improving, and those improvements should be passed on from generation to generation. We earn the right to be provided a safe workplace, free of harassment and discrimination, and, after concluding our careers, to enjoy a secure and dignified retirement.” APWU members want a workforce where all members make decent wages and get solid benefits..."
Amazon Unexpectedly Hikes USPS Shipping Rates on Wednesday
"...Amazon sellers were initially greeted with a message that said "for the time being," Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express rates would remain at 2015 levels. It appeared to be against USPS rules to make such statements..."
Postal inspectors canvass neighborhood, seek answers after shooting
$25,000 Reward Offered
"...A Louisville mail carrier was shot in the face Wednesday morning on Dearborn Avenue in west Louisville. "I was talking to the mailman and then a few minutes later, I heard six gunshots and I ran outside," said neighbor Janice Lewis..."
USPS Records First Profit in Five Years as Obama Calls for Shedding 12K Postal Jobs.
"...President Obama still proposed the agency slash 12,000 employees in his fiscal 2017 budget. USPS posted a net income of $307 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the first such gain since the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. ..."
Online Sellers Continue to Have Problems with USPS Changes
"...understanding the change only applies to Commercial Base rates. Sellers who expect to get the lower rate at their local Post Office are disappointed to learn it's only available through online postage providers (but, not the USPS's own Click N Ship site - another wrinkle). And that leads to a yet another challenge sellers are facing: because FCPS for packages between 13 - 16 ounces is not available at the Post Office window, some postal clerks are rejecting packages that sellers drop off with Commercial Base rate labels affixed..."
APWU Contract Arbitration to Begin Feb. 17
"... Management wants to gut the COLA for current workers and is seeking a new tier in the career workforce that would earn no COLAs; have virtually no protection against layoffs, and face a reduction in annual leave and sick leave. (The APWU currently has a three-tier workforce, consisting of pre-2010 career employees; post-2010 career employees – who earn lower pay..."
eBay Unprepared for One Key USPS Rate Change
"...good news for online sellers who ship packages weighing between 13 oz. and 15.99 oz. However, eBay's system has not updated those particular rates for sellers using its shipping labels to print postage. The USPS is now extending First Class Package Service (FCPS) beyond the previous 13-ounce limit to 15.99, resulting in savings for shippers..."
Drug shipment seized, ICE and marijuana seized, two arrested
"...Burns said information gained by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service was key to the seizure and making the arrest. He said arrests were made after Robinson and Oates picked up a package containing the drugs at the Leighton post office. ..."
USPS provides answers for slump in area mail service
St. Johns County man says getting mail means making a 40-mile round-trip
"...said he learned that delivery wouldn’t begin until a certain percentage of the more than 30 home lots were occupied. Mogle is the second homeowner to buy and occupy a property. Because of the Postal Service’s occupancy rule, he had to go to a location in Jacksonville to pick up his mail, he said. “I know what’s right and what’s wrong, and this is totally wrong. ... The post office is supposed to deliver my mail, period,” Mogle said..."
Grand Rapids postal carrier chases down package thieves
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