The Latest Postal News

Monday, May 20, 2019

Supreme Court rejects UPS on Postal Service delivery prices

"...The justices, without comment Monday, left intact an appeals court decision upholding the government’s method for determining how much the Postal Service can charge for parcels. The rebuff is a victory for online retailer Amazon.com Inc., which relies on the Postal Service for deliveries and backed it in the court case. UPS, which competes with the Postal Service in the package-delivery business, says its rival has an unfair advantage because the pricing method doesn’t track the true cost of delivering packages...."    


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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Postal worker shot, killed; Search for suspect continues

"...A spokesperson with the United States Postal Service confirms the man shot and killed on Monday in a southwest Albuquerque neighborhood was a mail carrier..."    


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Friday, April 12, 2019

Alabama Postal Worker Retires, Office in Tears

Whiting retires from Columbiana Post Office

"...But someone else at the post office will have to start handing out the candy. After 25 years of service, Whiting has retired from the place where his kindness to everyone who walked through the doors—and to his coworkers—was his trademark..."    


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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Enters Mediation

"...continuing efforts to get the contract the members deserve, the APWU invoked mediation on April 3, 2019 – sending a letter to the Acting Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and to the Postal Service. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is a federal agency that provides public and private-sector labor-management mediation, and by law it is responsible for facilitating the APWU’s demand for mediation with the Postal Service. In mediation a neutral expert with the experience and training to develop information about the parties..."    


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Monday, April 8, 2019

USPS worker with criminal history still on the job, despite taking plea deal in mail theft case

"...A grand jury indicted Bentley on four felony counts of theft and forgery. Last month, she took a plea deal and admitted to a lesser charge of passing bad checks. Court records show she was charged twice for bad checks in North Carolina in the 1990s. She was also charged with theft in Mahoning County. All of those cases were dismissed..."    


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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Mail Bomb Suspect

Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty to mailing explosive devices

"...Sayoc, 57, was arrested and charged in October after a series of possible explosive devices were sent to former president Barack Obama, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and..."    


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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Postal worker has magical, lucky gift

Hundreds of 4- and 5-leaf clovers: Oceanport woman's amazing gift

"...Cathy Doran is beating the odds. The Oceanport resident and U.S. postal worker has found hundreds of them, including 17 in one day in her own yard. "They call to me..."    


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Trump wants to prevent postal workers from negotiating over pay

"...proposed the Postal Service join the rest of government in not allowing its employees to negotiate over pay..."    


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Monday, March 11, 2019

After losing her home to wildfire, Paradise postal carrier finds comfort in her route

"...Theresa Knowles is a postal worker in Paradise, Calif., with 23 years on the job. She has been back to work delivering mail to the remaining homes in Paradise, after the Camp fire devastated the town in November 2018..."    


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APWU Contract Negotiations Update: USPS proposals reek of contempt for the workforce

APWU Contract Negotiations Update: Management and Union Exchange Final Economic Proposals

"...On March 7, 2019, the APWU and United States Postal Service negotiators exchanged their final economic proposals as both sides continue their preparation for interest arbitration... President Mark Dimondstein said, “There are clearly two sides in this fight and the battle lines have been drawn in our efforts to obtain a contract that honors and respects postal workers. The USPS proposals reek of contempt for the workforce..."    


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Saturday, February 16, 2019

At 91, He's Retiring. With a Perfect Record

"... A Utah mail carrier is retiring with a perfect record after an incredible 69 years on the job—and attributes his longevity to the fact that he actually enjoyed it..."    


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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

I Drove My $500 Postal Jeep Only a Few Miles but It Was Still Sketchy as Hell

"...The last time I wrote about my 1976 Jeep DJ-5D Dispatcher postal Jeep, I was pointing out all of its copious flaws, including a giant 18-inch rust hole in the frame, a rotted-out body with wood instead of body mounts, a sketchy suspension setup with a terrible..."    


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Friday, February 8, 2019

Postal worker allegedly used mail to traffic K2 from China to US

"...A Massachusetts postal worker allegedly used the mail to traffic the powerful synthetic marijuana K2 from China to the US for five years ..."    


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

U.S. Postal Service strike of 1970: The Mother of Government Shutdowns

U.S. Postal Service: The Mother of Government Shutdowns

"...Imagine if a one-week partial government shutdown led to plunging stock prices with calls to close the markets, panic among businesses that were not getting paid and a presidential declaration of a national emergency, including mobilizing the National Guard. This happened during a U.S. Postal Service strike in 1970..."    


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Long Island Vietnam Vet Who Gave His Life To Save Platoon To Be Honored With U.S. Postal Service Stamp

"...On Jan. 15, 1969, Pfc. Garfield Langhorn threw himself on a live grenade, saving the lives of all his platoon mates..."    


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Trump Caves on Illegal Immigration, but Dems Still Holding Fed Workers Hostage With Shutdown

In shutdown fight with Trump, Dems reject immigration deal they once sponsored

"...Democrats once said the so-called BRIDGE Act was urgently needed to protect young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. But now that President Trump has offered to essentially include it as part of a compromise to re-open shuttered government agencies, those same Democrats are rejecting it -- unwilling to trade border wall funding for the immigrant protections they have long sough..."    


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Saturday, January 19, 2019

FedEx Voluntary Buyouts

FedEx Starts $575 Million Worker Buyout

"...The FedEx company is offering U.S. employees four weeks of pay for every year worked as part of a cost-cutting initiative announced in December..."    


This Article is From: www.bloomberg.com

This above article is a good example of a FedEx voluntary buyout vs. a Postal Service buyout (VSIP) based on the cash pay-out incentive alone. FedEx is offering four weeks of pay for every year worked [Example: based on $60,000/year base at 40 years] would equate to approximately $90,000 versus a USPS VSIP that is limited $25,000. Our example is based on a 26 pay period year. Please note, that in all fairness, other factors must be considered in addition to the cash offering. For example, we do not know the details relating to continuance of pension, health insurance coverage, wage comparisons, life insurance, pension COLA's, dental insurance, and how the incentive will be distributed. The Postal Service is known for offering "craft employees" less than the $25,000 limited by law and then splitting up that tiny payment over two pay-outs over a timed period. - Postal Newsgroup

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Friday, January 18, 2019

USPS Expands Wounded Warriors Leave

"...The USPS has recently expanded the Wounded Warrior Leave policy effective on January 5, 2019. The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave..."    


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Friday, January 11, 2019

Lawyer: Chicago-area man innocent in postal worker shooting

"...Investigators say the postal worker had just gotten into his unmarked USPS vehicle on New Year’s Eve when Ruebusch tapped on his passenger window while holding a handgun. The worker was shot in his right shoulder as he drove away..."    


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Mail Carrier’s Heat-Related Death Leads to $150,000 in Fines

OSHA says USPS is responsible for protecting workers from heat

"...USPS was cited for a repeated violation of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act’s General Duty Clause. The citations, which come with $149,664 in total proposed penalties..."    


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COLA Watch: Dollar keeps soft footing after US CPI matches estimates

"...The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 1.8 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 244.786 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased 0.5 percent prior to seasonal adjustment..."    


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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Someone Mocks Person For Being Just A Package Delivery Guy, Gets Perfect Lesson On Respect

"...Examples of snobs’ favorite ways of judging you include wealth, ‘class,’ appearance, taste in art and fashion and… profession. Someone, commenting on a thread about UPS drivers, decided that it might be fun to mock delivery guys by suggesting that their job is ‘nothing to be proud of..."    

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Congressman to introduce bill requiring air conditioning in all U.S. Postal Service mail trucks

"...Six months after a mail carrier died in her truck on a searing day in the San Fernando Valley, Rep. Tony Cárdenas said he plans to introduce a bill in the coming weeks that if successful would ensure that all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles have air-conditioning. Veteran carrier Peggy Frank, 63, was found dead in her non-air-conditioned mail truck in Woodland Hills on July 6, a day that temperatures soared to 117 degrees..."    


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Friday, January 4, 2019

Arrest in attempted sex assault of postal worker

"...He is charged with attempt to commit rape, indecent assault and related offenses. The female worker was reportedly assaulted while inside her mail truck..."    


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