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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Custodian discovers World War II letter at Elgin post office, returns keepsake to writer's family

"...Caulfield asked around and learned Gathman worked at the Elgin Post Office from 1940 to 1973. Caulfield and his wife then used Facebook to track down Gathman’s son, Bruce, who lives in South Carolina. Caulfield sent him the letter via priority mail..."    


This Article is From: www.chicagotribune.com
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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Birmingham brothers sentenced to federal prison in Mexican cartel drug distribution case

"...The investigation began when U.S. Postal inspectors and SBI agents began investigating mailings of dozens of packages from Phoenix, Arizona to the Birmingham area in December 2016, according to court documents. The investigation began after postal inspectors in Arizona contacted inspectors in Alabama about a package they had intercepted and found to contain more than three pounds of methamphetamine. The package was addressed to a Birmingham-area home...the person who mailed that package as Deron Lee Green, a former Alabama resident with family in Birmingham..."    


This Article is From: www.al.com
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Postal worker dies. May have succumbed to heat

Postal worker, nearing retirement, dies in record-setting CA heat

"...A dedicated employee with 28 years of service, and close to retirement, Peggy Frank had just returned to work from medical leave...Tragedy struck Friday, her first day of work in months after suffering a broken ankle, according to family. The 63-year-old was found unresponsive in her mail delivery truck as temperatures topped more than 115 degrees"    


This Article is From: www.tucsonnewsnow.com
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Monday, July 2, 2018

Fired Up and Ready to Go! Contract Negotiations Begin Between the APWU and USPS

"...Dimondstein discussed the union’s general goals for bargaining: fair compensation, safe workplaces free of harassment, job security and opportunity to enjoy secure and dignified retirements. “Our members want an end to the divisive unfair three-tier wage and benefit structure,” he said. “We want an end to the situation where new hires do not, or barely make, a living wage, and where full-time career work has been undermined..."    


This Article is From: www.apwu.org
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Sunday, July 1, 2018

President Trump, Jeff Bezos And The Solution For The United States Postal Service

"...Amazon today announced a new program designed to encourage entrepreneurs to enter into an agreement with Amazon to open their own Amazon-backed delivery service. In exchange for a $10,000 investment, Amazon will provide up to 40 vans and allow drivers to wear Amazon-branded uniforms. Entrepreneurs can earn up to $300,000 annually according to Amazon..."    


This Article is From: www.forbes.com
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