Postal Articles

January 18, 2020
Same-Day Delivery Services Not Now Significant to USPS, Says Report
USPS mail carriers working through any conditions
Residents File Hundreds Of Complaints Against 'Struggling' Post Office'
Pennsylvania Man to Pay $12,000 to Resolve Allegations of Fraudulent Insurance Claims to USPS
Oklahoma CCA charged with mail theft
Caught On Camera: Retired Postal Worker With Alzheimer’s Disease Randomly Attacked On NYC Subway
Man accused of shooting Miss. postal worker now in federal custody
Lawsuit filed against United States Postal Service in Bowling Green
OIG Audit: How is HERO Empowering You to Develop and Serve?

January 17, 2020
Postal Service aging delivery vehicles causing fire concerns -  USPS issues press release related to Michigan
crash and burn

Mississippi rural carrier shot in the head on route, in extreme critical condition
Denverites in Whittier neighborhood getting mail again, but USPS can't account for what went wrong
St. Louis Man Sentenced for Robbing Missouri Post Office at Gunpoint
United States Postal Service aging delivery vehicles causing fire concerns
Twenty-Six People Charged with Trafficking Cocaine, Heroin and Fentanyl Between Puerto Rico and
Milwaukee Through USPS
 
USPS Sees More Cuts to Workforce Costs to Avoid Running Out of Money by 2024
U.S. Postal Inspector offers $10K reward for info on Plantation, FL armed robbery of mail carrier

January 16, 2020
Three will serve lengthy prison sentences for 2018 heist of Nebraska postal truck
Florida man arrested for $1.5 million in mail fraud, false insurance claims through USPS
After TSP changes, feds are pocketing more money for retirement
Colorado mailman saves residents from knife attack
Dashcam video shows Connecticut police pursuit that ended in Massachusetts crash killing suspect, postal
worker
Pharmacist admits role in multi-million health care fraud scheme involving U.S. postal workers
USPS Five-Year Strategic Plan - FY2020-FY2024 (PDF) - Also see: USPS 5-year business plan: ‘Innovate faster,’
cut costs to remain solvent
$10,000 reward offered for information that leads to conviction of letter carrier robber
Postal Bulletin 22537: 2019 Tax Information: Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement; Form 1099
OIG: Same-Day Delivery: Implications for the U.S. Postal Service
Signed, Sealed, Slowly Delivered: IRS Questions Mail Timeliness
Pennsylvania letter carrier honored for heroic efforts on the job

January 15, 2020
USPS employees not covered by the new paid parental leave law
Grand jury indicts Dayton man for shooting mail carrier
Suspects arrested in Texas post office burglaries
USPS halts mail delivery to select military bases in Iraq
Amazon lets third-party sellers use FedEx ground again
Golfer Arnold Palmer to be honored with USPS Forever stamp
Three Sacramento Airport Workers Plead Guilty to Mail Theft Conspiracy
Charlotte Man Is Sentenced To Three And A Half Years In Prison For Stealing Thousands Of Pieces Of Mail
Undercover Texas deputies are setting 'bait boxes' to catch porch pirates
Another Guardsman prevented from returning to work at the USPS
Lawsuit: Post Office ignored sexual harassment complaint, told woman it was too late

January 14, 2020
Former Florida Postal Worker Sentenced to 25 Months For Mail Theft, Bank Fraud, And Identity Theft
Kansas Mail Truck Driver Sentenced for Theft
New clearer U.S. sprayed-on postmarks found on mail
Does the USPS owe its retirees health care like Social Security?
The TSP’s fast-growing self-made millionaires club
Vermont Postal Worker Charged With Stealing Money Order From Mail

January 13, 2020
USPS is the most trusted brand in America
USPS plans for new mail delivery trucks to replace aging fleet
Why Everyone Should Care Who the New Postmaster General Is
REPORT: Puerto Rico Postal Employees Working Under Dire Conditions After Earthquake
Postal Service Readying Production Contract for New Mail Truck
Postal Chief’s Delay on Retirement Signals Outside Candidates
Former Michigan NALC President Sentenced For Embezzling $9,031 In Union Funds

January 12, 2020
Days after a postal worker was robbed in Whittier CO, neighbors say they're still not getting mail
New Year, New Stamp – USPS Commemorates Lunar New Year with Year of the Rat Forever Stamp
NJ Postal Employee Gets 364-Day Term in Fatal Hit-And-Run - Can Keep Working, Return To Jail At Night
USPS commemorates Lunar New Year with Year of the Rat Forever stamp
Texas woman sues USPS for banning custom-made Jesus stamp
Postal worker assaulted, robbed on Denver mail route

January 11, 2020
Caught on camera: Amazon driver accused of stealing packages he just delivered
White House Tasks Agencies With Getting Injured Feds Back on the Job Faster
NAPS Chat Podcast January 10, 2020
Leominster postal worker honored for running into burning home, escorting family out
South Dakota USPS worker sues for sexual harassment and retaliation
Drug Trafficker Admits Mailing Thousands of Packages containing Fentanyl, Methamphetamine and Heroin to
Customers around the U.S.
NPMHU Reminder: Deadline to appeal 399 settlement distribution is January 17, 2020
Postmaster Organization Opposes NAPS Lawsuit Against USPS
Chicago Police Arrest Woman With Stolen Mail, Five Postal Keys In Car
Donald Trump Is About To Put His Stamp On The U.S. Postal Service
2 hurt as minivan slams into post office in Temecula

January 10, 2020
Police reports describe bizarre behavior of suspect accused of killing postal worker
USPS worker sues for sexual harassment and retaliation
Bad Smell Closes Michigan Post Office
Japan Post appoints new CEO following insurance scandal
Drug Trafficker Admits Mailing Thousands of Packages containing Fentanyl, Methamphetamine and Heroin to
Customers around the U.S.

January 9, 2020
Column: The Postal Service is America’s most popular government agency. Why does Trump hate it?
Florida Man Pleads Guilty in High-Profile Macon, Georgia Mail Theft Case
Guardsman fired from the Postal Service in 2000 for military service receives notice to return to work
USPS Approves Voice-Activated Marketing Mail
A day in the life of a mail carrier
Local woman ends postal career
Brooklyn: Post offices held onto years-old mail
USPS Operation Santa Saw Record Participation In 2019
USPS Gained Revenue in 2019 but Lost $8.8 Billion Due to Retiree Costs
North Texas Official Sues US Post Office for Violating First Amendment
OIG: Fiscal Year 2019 Selected Financial Activities and Accounting Records

January 8, 2020
Oklahoma letter carrier pleads guilty to taking bribes to deliver drugs
Crash update: Killed: Sheila Rackley, 55, Rural Carrier Since 2008  |  PHOTO: Charred Ground
Charges possible after crash that killed Michigan mail carrier
Brazil's Bolsonaro favorable to privatizing postal service: spokesman
USPS Urges Cybersecurity Vigilance Amid Mideast Tensions
Former Oklahoma USPS mail carrier pleads guilty to bribery
Mugshot released of man accused of shooting mailman
North Brooklyn Post Offices Held Onto Years-Old Mail, Audit Finds
Council hears about USPS PAWS initiative Stickers will indicate areas, homes with dogs

January 7, 2020
Was this an LLV? Postal worker killed, possibly burned to death, when vehicle is rear-ended, rolls into ditch
and bursts into flames  |  NHTSA: Post collision fires are very rare, most are caused by technical defects
Amazon Helps Keep Local Postal Service Strong
Chicago: Alleged Thieves Use USPS Master Key to Break Into Condo Building
USPS OIG: Multiple issues found at two Brooklyn post offices
Man shares outrage after secretly filming USPS delivery driver: 'There's no excuse for this'
USPS Reminds Employees That Collection Boxes Cannot Be Donated - Must Be Destroyed
Yukon man pleads guilty to accepting bribes as a postal carrier

January 6, 2020
Disgruntled customer mailed fake anthrax to NYC gay bar: prosecutors
PMG Brennan agrees to delay retirement as BOG searches for a successor
Mail bomb found at Rotterdam sorting center; gas station returned it to sender
Israel Post sued for prioritizing Amazon packages
Assault charges filed for man accused of shooting postal worker
Some gratitude for Aspen postal carriers
For these Central Illinois communities, post offices play critical role
Baby Toy Causes Bomb Scare at US Postal Office
How I finally got the USPS’ attention after packages kept getting lost

January 5. 2020
NAPS Chat podcast for January 3 2020
Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines
Coalition warns against U.S. Postal Service privatization
Two USPS Drivers To Be Honored for Driving 1 Million Miles Accident Free
Postal Inspectors investigated undelivered mail in Linden
Louisiana postal workers react to last weekend’s deadly plane crash
'Criminal with a conscience' returns stolen mail with an apology
Man shot at by suspected mailman shooter: 'I prayed so hard'
Unruly dogs have local post office worried about worker safety
Last letters: Beloved Auburn NY mail carrier retires after 46 years
Another Postal Truck Catches Fire and Burns

January 4, 2020
After three decades with the Postal Service, two carriers retire
Man videos postal worker "abusing" box full of delicate computer components (but doesn't lift a finger to
help him)
Fire destroys rural Montana post office
Aryan Brotherhood gang member arrested in shooting of Houston mail carrier

January 3, 2020
Suspect faces slew of charges in connection with shooting of postal worker, attempted shooting in Houston
Connecticut Postal Worker Who Stole Mail is Sentenced
Nearly All TSP Portfolios End 2019 in the Black
Inside Documents Show How Amazon Chose Speed Over Safety in Building Its Delivery Network
Residents don't overlook Elizabethtown Post Office
Suspect faces slew of charges in connection with shooting of postal worker
Amazon's largest carrier is now... Amazon
Longtime Norwell postal clerk retires
Thieves sought after postal worker robbed in Inglewood day after Christmas
Senators Applaud Continued Sales of Alzheimer’s Stamp
Mail carrier’s ADA lawsuit tossed out

January 2, 2020
Job fairs to be held by Postal Service in January
USPS Calendar shows 2020 payroll schedule
Former Connecticut Postal Employee Who Stole Mail is Sentenced
It's time to stop sending checks through your mailbox, Tennessee police warn

January 1, 2020
New Year's Day
Missouri postmaster takes plea deal in nearly $8,000 embezzlement case
Communities and Postal Workers United Winter 2020 Newsletter (PDF)
Thieves use USPS master key to clean out apartment building's entire mailbox
Postal Workers Worried About Safety As Mail Thefts Are On The Rise
Loudoun Postal Worker Shot By Special Agent Awaits Court Hearing
Portland State Settles With Family Of Deceased Postal Workers For One Million Dollars

December 31, 2019
New Year's Eve
Two Pallets Full Of Amazon Packages Found Abandoned In Sacramento Restaurant Parking Lot
UPS, FedEx Fees on Heavy Packages to Hit Consumers and Merchants
Alaska Bypass Mail makes every day feel like a holiday
Some new postage rate hikes coming January 26
Postal carrier retires after 50 years of service in Cincinnati
Alaska Bypass Mail makes every day feel like a holiday
Texas letter carrier remains in critical condition after being shot while delivering mail
29 years later, USPS vet receives combat medal
4 sought after mail carrier robbed in South LA; $50K reward offered
U.S. Postal Service to Issue New Presorted Star and Global Stamps
Man sentenced to prison for shooting Cleveland UPS worker, prosecutors say

December 30, 2019
Fire damages Burkittsville Post Office
Postal Service still addressing mold issue at Ashland office
Arkansas Contract Postal Carrier Arrested on Theft of Mail Charges
Louisiana post office suspends operations temporarily after plane crash
Firefighter Falls from Ladder During Post Office Blaze
OIG: Top 10 Postal Stories of 2019

December 29, 2019
FedEx made the right decision to part with Amazon, strategist says
Mail carrier shot multiple times in Houston's Spring Branch area  |  Shot in the back and abdomen, $50,000
reward offered
Plane en route to college football game crashed in Louisiana post office parking lot
Virginia: Yet Another Mail Truck Burns (third one this week)
Drone causes concern after report of suspicious package at Chicago postal facility

December 28, 2019
USPS Could Privatize As Early As Next Year
“USPS Could Privatize As Early As 2020”? Really? (No.)
Three big takeaways from Amazon's record-breaking holiday season
FedEx Partnering With Walmart as Amazon Delivery Growth Incrementally Hurts USPS, UPS
Nevada County residents look for solutions about undelivered mail
The Mail Got Through, Always
Phoenix woman accused of mail theft facing 11 felony charges
Experts Estimate 12,000 Packages Are Stolen Or Disappear Every Day In Chicago
Unforwarded mail is the basis of an appeal

December 27, 2019
Chicago Postal Worker Battles Would-Be Thieves Trying To Take Packages
Crazed man jumps into postal truck - bizarre video caught on video
Aspen residents going postal over continued mail service problems
Three grinches rob and assault postal worker in Queens
Congress has steps it can and should take to help with postal return

December 26, 2019
US Postal Service worker saves the day by delivering last-minute letter to Santa
Sad letter to Santa prompts postal worker to take action
Mail carrier saves packages after truck catches fire on Christmas Eve in Rubidoux CA
Pooch pirate: Doorbell camera catches dog stealing package from Oklahoma porch
Kerkhoven, MN Post Office shut down indefinitely over building safety concerns
Man arrested after allegedly attacking postal worker in NW Miami-Dade

December 25, 2019
Christmas Day
Suspects caught on camera stealing USPS truck, hundreds of pieces of mail in West Seattle
Minnesotans feeling Christmas frustration after packages aren’t delivered in time
U.S. postal carriers deliver hundreds of holiday packages on Christmas Eve in Honolulu
Postal worker raises $500 for nine-year-old boy after reading his letter to Santa asking for 'food and clothing
for his family because last year you didn’t notice me'
“Santa Claus is not a person but an idea:” Letter carrier reaches out to believers and non-believers
Postal worker robbed at gunpoint; $10K reward offered

December 24, 2019
Christmas Eve
Postal worker answers 9-year-old boy's letter to Santa asking for 'food and clothing for family'
How Talking to the Elderly and Assessing Air Quality Could Help USPS Grow Revenue
You've got mail: Nebraska postal workers talk package delivery during holiday season
Let's make the Postal Service great again

December 23, 2019
Philadelphia postal worker took bribes as part of a plot to steal gasoline
Minnesota Man Arrested After Rear-Ending Postal Carrier's Jeep, Alcohol Suspected
Postal worker saves Christmas packages from burning mail truck
Porch pirates getting more brazen in stealing of packages
Mail disorder: Amazon is shipping to Israel free, but Israel Post can't keep up
Carriers strain to meet delivery dates as peak season hit by calendar and weather
UK: Tragic UPS delivery driver 'worked to death' dropping off 240 parcels a day
Mail theft at Dallas apartment complex has residents on alert
Keeping up with a postal carrier during the holidays
Taftville fire department and NYC postal worker team up to make family's Christmas special
Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after years of decline
USPS can't find my mother's ashes, and there's no good news
This real-life ‘elf’ makes sure Santa’s mail gets answered
Mailman credited with saving Christmas after truck fire

December 22, 2019
U.S. Postal Inspectors urge drivers to watch out for postal carriers during the holidays
'Almost there': Postal workers huffing to holiday finish line
VIDEO: Amazon Throws Up Yet Another Massive Warehouse
Violent Pot Ring Leader ‘Hilter’ Pleads Guilty To Oakland Murder For Hire & Shipment of Drugs by U.S. Postal
Service
They don't drive sleighs, but carriers deliver welcomed packages at holidays

December 21, 2019
Maryland maintenance contractor indicted for overcharging USPS by $2 million
Three delivery trucks targeted by thieves on the streets of Washington
Shreveport Man Indicted for Homicide of U.S. Postal Worker, Federal Firearms Offenses
Albany Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Mail Theft
Holiday package delivery: Shipping companies struggle to deliver gifts on time
Mail carrier reaches 2 million miles without an accident
Mobile postal worker attacked with pipe
Amazon's van-buying spree delivers a gift to the auto industry
Department of Labor Conducts Second Rerun in NALC Branch 40: Incumbents Prevail
Video: Tennessee reporter surprises postal workers during the holiday season
U.S. Post Office contract driver accused of stealing outgoing mail from Austin
USPS will issue Made of Hearts Love stamp in January
APWU Holiday Video  |  Sign the Petition
USPS hiring temporary, full-time workers in Chicago
NPMHU: RI-399 Settlement Update
NAPS: NAPS Members Receive USPS FY19 & FY20 NPA/PFP Changes

December 20, 2019
Mail Fail: Residents of Northern CA Town Say They Haven’t Gotten Mail In Months
Man Sentenced for Robbing North Carolina PO
U.S. Postal Service worker's illness triggers HAZMAT investigation
Connecticut Postal Worker Who Stole Mail is Sentenced
Linn’s reviews top stamp stories of 2019
NJ Carrier Admits Stealing Credit Cards From The Mail
Holiday Deliveries With USPS Mail Carrier
Amazon is delivering more of its orders than USPS, UPS and FedEx combined
USPS OIG: National Operational Assessment - Customer Service and Delivery Options
Amazon Will Deliver More Packages Than UPS or FedEx by 2022
USPS Worker Robbed of Mail Key in Bakersfield

December 19, 2019
North Carolina man sentenced to 10 years for assaulting a postal worker
Arkansas Contract Postal Carrier Arrested on Theft of Mail Charges
Postal workers say pilot program slows down mail routes, pushing deliveries into the night
Ohio mail carrier accused of selling crack out of postal truck
Drivers warned to be vigilant after string of delivery truck takeovers
FedEx Is Punished For Shift Online
Here's Why Amazon Won't Let Third-Party Sellers Ship with FedEx Ground
Letter to Santa Leads Postal Worker to Family in Need

December 18, 2019
FedEx Driver Fatally Shoots Suspect During Armed Robbery In Northeast Philadelphia
Lehigh Valley postal worker says he was fired because he’s gay
This naughty Norwegian postal service ad puts a new spin on the Virgin Birth
Local postal worker delivers special treats to 'fur babies' on his route
FedEx quarterly profits drop 40%!
Idaho man sentenced to prison for using the mail to stalk and harass people
USPS Offering Nonpostal Services through Its Delivery Network Would Likely Present Benefits and Limitations
Postal Service wants employees to keep an eye out for skimmers  
Postal worker safety

December 17, 2019
San Francisco USPS Uses Large Robot To Sort Packages During Holiday Shopping Frenzy
Morgan Stanley says Amazon Logistics is leaving rural deliveries to the USPS — and the 'cherry picking' is a
brilliant strategy to cut costs
Amazon cuts off FedEx Ground for Prime holiday shipments
USPS truck reported stolen in Northwest Washington DC
Why are catalogs still a thing? Short answer: They still work
Second-Guessing the Best Dates to Retire
WSJ: The fiercest competition in e-commerce delivery is happening at the curb
Man with knife tries to rob USPS worker in Billings
Detroit: Frightened mail carrier followed by men in van
Cursing mailman, thrown packages: Some decry the quality of package delivery this season
Washington Times: America's next Postmaster General must commit to keeping the nation safe
Allen Park postal workers prepare for southeast Michigan's busiest mailing week of the year
USPS truck burns after crash with SUV
Orange trucking firm fined $199,010 for wage theft violations
NC postal worker who stopped for chicken nuggets wins $500K lottery prize
FedEx fights Amazon intrusion on its home turf
OIG: Compensation, Benefit, and Bonus Authority in Calendar Year 2018
OIG: Provider Fraud Focus

December 16, 2019
Zazzle denies custom stamp featuring family posing in front of cathedral
UK: Amazon driver delivers up to 300 parcels a day with no time for toilet breaks
USPS looking for a few elves to help in Operation Santa Claus
Chicago gift givers swarm post offices to meet holiday shipping deadlines
Fire Department investigates Post Office after postal workers smell smoke
FedEx and UPS Have a New Problem With the Last Mile - It’s an Opportunity for Investors
Delivering the goods: Drones and robots are making their way to your door
Feds seek new ways to spot illicit opioids mailed into U.S.
NAPS Chat podcast for December 13: National Postal Museum Director Elliot Gruber
Ex-NASA engineer makes holiday comeback with updated trap to catch porch thieves
Portland porch pirate gets a stinky surprise
USPS is ready for its busiest week of the year
Year-end financials - Corbett delivers update in new video
Calif. police: Porch pirate took bait package; officers followed the GPS to arrest him

December 15, 2019
Amazon considers AI-powered doorbell cameras to stop package theft
Amazon package theft caught on camera
A porch pirate stole a package from a home, then threw shade with a snarky thank-you note
Texas mail carrier celebrated for personal touch over 39 year career
Virginia postal worker stole packages before being shot by OIG agent, police say
550 sub-postmasters accused of theft over faulty IT system are receiving settlements
Evergreen postmaster, seven mail carriers did not walk off the job
Democrat Pete Buttigieg Was Part of McKinsey Team That Pushed Postal Service Privatization
Lakeland follows Collierville, asks US Postal Service for cluster mailbox exemption
Postal worker surprises 9-year-old William Sidebottom with a special Christmas delivery!
Cops: East Meadow postal worker foiled elder scam
Former Virginia letter carrier accused of taking Toano residents’ checks and obtaining more than $30,000

December 14, 2019
Motorcyclist dies following collision with mail truck in Bakersfield
Preparation and Predictions for 2020 Postal Activity
Armed robber holds up Watertown CT post office
New Postal Pricing Proposal Will Threaten Nonprofit Mailers
Postal pay cuts provoked resignation of Finland's prime minister, installation of youngest prime minister
Amazon Logistics could overtake large courier companies and offer deliveries for other companies
Postal truck stolen in Lincoln Park found with all mail
Mail carrier helps stranded veteran bleeding on doorstep
Leominster postal worker delivers help to family in burning home

December 13, 2019
USPS to issue new Priority and Express stamps
Workhorse/Hackney Mail Truck Bidding Team Breaks Up
North Texas P&DC second largest operation of its kind in the country
Identity thieves target the dead and steal their mail - It happened to a Scottsdale widow
Washington officers use bait boxes to lure porch pirates
Man accused of slaying retired mail carrier heads to trial for murder
Police seek to ID Oakville Post Office robber
USPS Expects To Deliver 13 Billion Pieces Of Mail This Holiday Season
California post offices will be named for Marilyn Monroe, Ritchie Valens
Postal Service to Issue New Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express Stamps
US postal inspectors issue warning about scammers posing as US Navy SEALs to get money

December 12, 2019
Milwaukee: Mailman seriously injured after being struck by hit & run driver
Two Brothers Convicted Of Shooting A U.S. Postal Carrier Are Sentenced To Prison
Senate confirms Duncan for second term on Postal Service’s board of governors
A rare behind the scenes look at USPS during the holidays
Is Stamps.com a First-Class Investment Again?
Kids armed with BB gun shoot mail carrier in Howell Township MI, police say
Brookfield MA letter carrier featured in holiday TV commercial
Buttigieg's Consulting Career Included Work on a Report Suggesting USPS Slash Career Workforce
USPS teams with Google Cloud for call center relief
Lexington Institute: Congress Should Make Postal Reform a Priority
Retired postal worker writes book about the "dark seedy world of the USPS"
PRC proposes giving USPS greater freedom to raise stamp prices
Senate confirms Duncan for second term on Postal Service's board of governors
OIG: First-Line Supervisors in the U.S. Postal Service
OIG: Delivery Scanning Issues – La Vergne Post Office, La Vergne, TN
OIG: Manual Letter Processing Operations at the North Bay, CA, P&DC

December 11, 2019
Postal Service staffing shortage causing mail, package delays in Central Pennsylvania
Thieves steal Chicago mail truck
Cluster mailboxes in Collierville TN? Town says no thanks, seeks exemption to Postal Service policy
Lawmakers unveil details of ‘historic’ federal paid parental leave benefits
Mail Truck Crash on Highway 101 in Northern CA Leaves One Person in the Hospital
New complaints surfacing about mail delivery from local PA post office
Stamp of New Beginnings - USPS to Issue Lunar New Year Forever Stamp Celebrating Year of the Rat
Stop Believing in Free Shipping - How retailers hide the costs of delivery - and why we’re such suckers for
their ploys
This new publicly traded company is going to transform how the antiquated United States Postal Service
communicates

December 10, 2019
Residents Frustrated by Downtown Dallas Post Office Delivery Issues
Pennsylvania Postal Worker Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Mail
Chicago mail handler marks 65 years of federal service
LA Woman Who Filmed Assault On Postal Worker Gets Prison Time
Letter carrier attacked by three pit bulls on her route
Postal Service Truck Hits, Kills 81-Year-Old Woman in Maryland
Piedmont, OK porch pirate follows delivery truck; waits for packages

December 9, 2019
18-Wheeler Carrying Mail Catches Fire After Crash Near Dallas
Clogged Shipping Leads to eBay Penalties for Sellers
Finnish postal workers emerge victorious in general strike
FBI Partners with the Postal Service to Get Your Fingerprints
Macabre Mailboxes and a Minneapolis Murder Mystery
Closing of smalltown Alplaus NY post office inspires movie starring Karen Allen as postmaster
Milwaukee Police release photos of 5 suspects wanted for breaking into postal vehicle
USPS to get busier this week
Parcel firm Doddle in talks with the US Postal Service as it looks to break into the US market
WV postal workers union official takes issue on permanent closure of Marshall postal station
2019 Christmas Holiday APWU Facts With Bill Lewis
Residents at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo have received so many packages that the post
office has run out of room
Croatian Post to launch same-day delivery service
All I want for Christmas is a holiday postmark

December 8, 2019
Colorado/Wyoming District seeking out-of-district letter carriers to work temporarily this holiday season?
Delivery Issues at Downtown Dallas Post Office Causing Headaches for Residents
Despite Donald Trump’s attack on the international postal system, he might be in for a nasty surprise in the
mail next year
Facebook post about sending cards to recovering service members is wrong
NAPS Chat with PRC Vice Chair Michael Kubayanda

December 7, 2019
Pearl Harbor Day
A look back: St. Louis postal clerks had to wade through mountains of Christmas mail by hand
Mail carrier throws package onto Baltimore County porch
Milwaukee: Thieves target USPS vehicles to steal packages
Police tactics questioned after UPS truck police chase ends in deadly shootout
Documentary Film "Gone Postal" Investigates Dark Corners of the Postal Service and Envisions a New Way
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Bipartisan Bill Would Hold USPS Accountable for Opioids Trafficked Through the Mail
Inside Job? Chicago Thieves Use Postal Service Master Key To Swipe Packages
OIG: Mail Delivery Issues – Vista Station, Sparks, NV

December 6, 2019
California Man Indicted for Stealing Mail Truck
Family IDs Frank Ordonez as UPS driver taken hostage, killed
Portland Police and USPS use GPS tracker to locate package theft suspect
See how the Postal Service deals with South Dakota's holiday mail
Postal employees already working 12-hour shifts to deliver your packages
Oxnard, CA Man Indicted for Stealing Mail Truck from Post Office
USPS facilities must fly POW-MIA flag year-round
A behind the scenes look at USPS's busiest season

December 5, 2019
Postal Regulators Lay Out New Proposal to Enable Larger USPS Rate Hikes
Tampa postal workers are prepared to process, deliver millions of holiday packages
Pennsylvania Postal Worker Charged with Stealing Cash from Mail
'Multiple fatalities' in shootout following theft of UPS truck in Florida
Porch Pirates: How to Protect Your Packages
Holiday Shipping Deadlines You Need to Know
How USPS Is Digitizing Direct Mail With Informed Delivery
USPS OIG Special Agent Shoots Postal Employee at Virginia Post Office  |  Shooting occurred in parking lot
Conifer postal workers did not stage a mass walkout Wednesday morning
Petition: Demand A/C in all postal trucks
Senate Introduces Companion Repeal Bill, House Bill Reaches Critical Mass
NPMHU: Urge Your U.S. Representative to Co-Sponsor H.R. 2382, the USPS Fairness Act
NAPS: Sen. Daines (R-MT) Introduces Senate Prefunding Repeal Bill and House Bill Exceeds 290 Cosponsors
PRC REVISES PROPOSALS IN SECOND RULEMAKING TO MODIFY THE RATE SYSTEM FOR CLASSES OF MARKET
DOMINANT PRODUCTS
Former APWU President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement of $10,089 in Union Funds

December 4, 2019
Health premiums: Don’t make the $17,000 mistake
Amazon doubles truck fleet to 20,000 to boost shipping capacity amid booming holiday sales
Drop in Postal Employment Slows, Shift Toward Non-Career
Nearly 300 Amazon Packages Stolen From NorCal Post Office
Suspected Check Fraud Scheme Centers On Post Office In Chicago Heights
FEHB, FEDVIP Open Season: Last Call
Woman accused of stealing mail to sell info

December 3, 2019
Cast your ballot in Linn’s 2019 U.S. stamp popularity poll
Cyber Monday totalled $9.2B in US online sales, smartphones accounted for a record $3B
90,000 Packages Disappear Daily in N.Y.C. Is Help on the Way?
Rapid City mail carriers can't always deliver, especially if there's no access to the mailbox
USPS OIG: A Closer Look at Postal Labor Costs
Mail truck erupts in flames in Sacramento County
U.S. Mail crates, packages found scattered along Highway 59 in Texas
Brooklyn man accused of ripping off US Postal Service
How USPS handles holiday rush
OIG: Parsing Labor Costs

December 2, 2019
Police warn of porch pirates during the holiday season
Canadian postal van destroyed in fire
USPS recognizes Mt. Carmel Post Office as 'certified engaged team'
You Should Tip Your Mail Carrier Even Though It's Illegal
Unable to afford housing in Seattle, Letter Carrier Emily lives in RV  |  60 Minutes to air story on homeless in
Seattle
Healing PTSD semipostal fundraising stamp on sale today nationwide
How To Transform An Antiquated Postal Service Into A Highly Profitable Business Center
Amazon Tests Cheap Warehouses to Make Cyber Monday Snafu-Free
Post Offices adding Sunday hours to aid with holiday rush
'Cyber Monday' Brings Porch-Pirate Warning
FEHB’s 5-year rule
These 4 charts explain Amazon's fulfillment speed
Canadian islanders angry over US mail searches

December 1, 2019
Employee finds, returns $900 in lost cash
Mail carriers start their deliveries before the crack of dawn
VIDEO: USPS employee carefully wraps and places package on doorstep
Letter carrier struck by paintballs in Dallas
Two masked men armed with handguns robs Macon Georgia post office
Hamden CT mailman delivers mail on route in holiday-themed costumes
Florida Postal Worker stabbed to death by her 13-year-old grandson
Portland community members hold ‘Postal Protest Rally’ Against USPS Consolidated Casing Program
Postal Service to open some AZ locations on Sundays to ease holiday shipping
On the eve of Cyber Monday, the crooks are waiting to rip you off: Here's how to spot the 12 cyber scams of
Christmas


POSTAL FACTS

Postal Facts: November 20, 2019

What reporters and commentators are
writing and saying about the Postal Service,
and how NALC members and leaders are
making their voices heard.

Postal Service Sees More Red Ink, Despite
Increased Revenue






President Rolando is quoted in a Nov. 14
article by Bloomberg that covers the USPS'
FY 2019 financial report and the
congressional pre-funding mandate that is
largely reponsible for the net loss.

Click here to read article

USPS begins search for new postmaster
general amid 13 years of net losses




President Rolando is quoted in a Nov. 14
article by Federal News Network that
covers the search for a new postmaster
general, the USPS' FY 2019 financial report
and the causes of the net loss.

Click here to read article

Is another year of financial losses beyond
USPS control?




President Rolando is quoted in a Nov. 14
article by Federal Times exploring causes
for the USPS' FY 2019 net loss and the need
for pre-funding and rate-setting reform.

Click here to read article

Postal Service Doubles Annual Losses to
$8.8 Billion








President Rolando is quoted in a Nov. 14
piece by Government Executive that covers
the USPS' FY 2019 financial report and
factors behind the loss.

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NALC’s Rolando uses USPS financial report
to restate demand for legislative end to red
ink






President Rolando is quoted in a Nov. 15
piece by Press Associates Inc. that
underlines the impact of the 2006 pre-
funding mandate and also discusses the
increase in earned revenue.

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The U.S. Postal Service Just Lost $8.8
Billion. Why That’s Actually Pretty Good






A Nov. 14 piece by Barron's delves into the
numbers from the USPS' FY 2019 financial
report.

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USPS Releases Five-Year Business Plan

1.16.2020 -
Federal News Network reports: "In an effort to course-correct from more than a decade of net financial losses, the
Postal Service on Wednesday released its long-awaited five year-business plan. The sweeping document comes nearly eight
months after Postmaster General Megan Brennan told members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee that she and
the USPS Board of Governors would release a 10-year business plan to address a $125 billion shortfall the agency expects to
face over that period."
GovExec: Changes alone will not save the USPS - Lexington Institute Analysis - Broad in scope and
vision, brimming with business management keywords, but short on actual substance or specifics:
Five-Year Strategic Plan
(PDF)


REPORT: Puerto Rico Postal Employees Working Under Dire Conditions After Earthquake

1.12.2020 -
PostalMag.com reports: "PostalMag.com has received a report from a USPS employee in Puerto Rico about damage
and unsafe working conditions following the magnitude 6.4 earthquake on January 7th, 2020."

White House Tasks Agencies With Getting Injured Feds Back on the Job Faster

1.11.2020 -
GovExec reports: "All agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service, will face a requirement to improve or maintain
performance in a series of areas, including total injury and case rates, time lost due to injury and sickness, and filing claims in
a timely manner. Agencies will have to increase the rate of employees who return to work within 45 days after traumatic
injuries and ensure employees get back on the job more quickly in cases of moderate-to-severe injury or illness."

Houston letter carrier shot on his route

1.9.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is saddened to learn that letter carrier Adrian Jackson, a member of Branch 283 in Houston,
Texas, was shot multiple times on his route December 28.

PMG Brennan to Delay Planned Jan. 31 Retirement From USPS

1.6.2020 -
Linn's reports: "Postmaster General Megan Brennan has agreed to delay her planned Jan. 31 retirement to give the
United States Postal Service additional time to seek her replacement. Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer said in a
Jan. 6 press release: "The Postmaster General's new retirement date has not been determined. An announcement will be
made at a later date." -
Could indicate USPS is looking for someone outside the organization

USPS Could Privatize As Early As Next Year

12.27.2019 -
Fortune reports: "The new leadership will be handpicked and approved by the Board of Governors: a group of
five men, three of whom were appointed by Trump. Once the new leadership is in place, the board will also be tasked by the
Trump administration with creating a package of large, structural changes intended to help the ailing Postal Service. Those
changes will likely include privatizing and selling pieces of the public service off, according to the APWU."
PRC publishes revised notice of proposed rulemaking

12.5.2019 -
NALC reports: In early December, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued a revised proposed rulemaking
for the system that regulates the rates and classes of the Postal Service’s Market Dominant products.
Senate Introduces Companion Repeal Bill, House Bill Reaches Critical Mass

12.3.2019 -
NALC reports: Sens. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the USPS Fairness Act (S. 2965), a bill
to repeal the mandate to prefund postal retiree health benefits. The bill is identical to House legislation.

Consolidated Casing Leads to Portland Protest
(Includes Customer and Carrier Statements)

12.01.2019 -
PostalMag.com reports: Close to fifty residents of North Portland's 97217 zip code area rallied outside the Kenton
Post Office today to protest their erratic, unreliable and haphazard mail delivery. Since late September, North Portland's mail
delivery has been a mess. Mail is arriving days late, in the dark, to the wrong address, and with constantly changing letter
carriers. A "PILOT" project, called "Consolidated Casing," has been forced on residents and businesses in the zip code." -
Community members rally against USPS test program

Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

11.27.2019 -
NALC reports: Information for 2019

Update on Contract Negotiations

11.22.2019 -
NALC reports: Update on the 2019 contract negotiations

Postal Service records $8.8 billion loss for fiscal 2019
Farewell Bonus for PMG

11.14.2019 -
Linns.com reports: "The United States Postal Service's board of governors convened Nov. 14 with a quorum of
presidentially appointed members for the first time since 2014. "It's a milestone for us," said board chairman Robert M.
Duncan, who noted that a "temporary emergency" board had been overseeing the USPS. But the board's first public meeting
produced little to cheer about because the USPS disclosed it recorded a staggering $8.8 billion loss in the 2019 fiscal year
ended Sept. 30."
...but sales are growing - Losses double from last year - USPS statement - NALC

Statement of NALC President Fred Rolando On USPS Financial Results for FY 2019

11.14.2019 -
NALC reports: The large loss posted by the U.S. Postal Service in Fiscal Year 2019 ($8.8 billion) is largely the result
of external factors, not the normal operations of

Decision in Pay Consolidation Case

11.6.2019 -
NALC reports: The arbitrator rejected NALC’s position that this change meant that employees from other crafts in
grades equivalent to the former City Carrier Grade 1 could no longer be excessed into the letter carrier craft under Article 12
of the National Agreement.

Case Consolidation Lawsuit Dismissed

11.6.2019 -
NALC reports: U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg concluded that the court lacked jurisdiction to issue the
preliminary injunction that NALC requested, which would have halted the Initiative pending the outcome of the national-level
arbitration.

Six carriers honored as NALC's Heroes of the Year

11.1.2019 -
NALC reports: Letter carriers who saved people from car accidents or home fires, helped rescue a teenager who
had been abused for months by her captors, or turned a personal tragedy into a campaign to help others, were among those
honored on Oct. 30.

Branch Officers Training set for Jan. 27-30 in Washington, DC

10.23.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine has announced that Branch Officers Training will be held
January 27-30, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Post Office Fiddles While Its Mail Trucks Burn

10.21.2019 -
Trucks.com reports: "Mail trucks are burning at an alarming rate, and the only people who seem to think it's a
problem are the letter carriers who must drive the aging vehicles. Twenty-six of the U.S. Postal Service's aging Grumman LLV
delivery trucks have caught fire so far this year. That makes 145 since 2014. If the mail truck were a vehicle model that
consumers purchased from a dealer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would have long ago launched an
investigation and issued a recall."

NALC mourns passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings

10.17.2019 -
NALC reports: The National Association of Letter Carriers sends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends,
and colleagues of Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, following his death today.

Former Region 7 National Business Agent Eugene “Gene” McNulty died

10.17.2019 -
NALC reports: McNulty served as NBA from 1979 to 1994.

USPS Announces Retirement of PMG Brennan

10.16.2019 -
USPS reports: "As Postmaster General, Brennan advanced technology and customer-centric strategies to invest in
the future of the Postal Service and to shape growth opportunities for the organization and the industries it serves. These
strategies encompassed better use of data and technology, improved speed-to-market of product and service innovations,
continuously improved processes throughout the organization, and fully engaged and leveraged the talents of the
organization's 635,000-employee workforce." -
Postmaster general who was target of Trump's ire announces retirement - Linns.
com

PMG Brennan announces retirement

10.16.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC congratulates Postmaster General Brennan on her retirement.

The printed version of the 2019 Letter Carrier Resource Guide is now available to order

10.9.2019 -
NALC reports: The 2019 Letter Carrier Resource Guide, a comprehensive guide for every letter carrier, combines,
updates, and replaces the 2016 City Carrier Assistant Resource Guide and the 2014 Letter Carrier’s Guide.

How a Broken Pay System Forced Postal Supervisors to Take USPS to Court

9.30.2019 -
GovExec reports: "NAPS went to court because the Postal Service has violated the law's requirement that it pay
managers and supervisors a salary comparable to the pay of their private sector counterparts and that it pay them more than
the workers they supervise. These managers and supervisors help to assure the prompt and efficient delivery of mail and the
reliability of postal operations."

Update on NALC’s Case Consolidation Lawsuit

9.25.2019 -
NALC reports: U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg heard arguments today

UPU endorses compromise to let US set prices for incoming foreign mail

9.25.2019 -
Linn's Stamp News reports: "The day after the Universal Postal Union rejected a Trump administration plan for
dealing with a flood of mostly Chinese packages, it overwhelmingly endorsed a compromise plan that will allow the United
States -- not the UPU -- to set the prices for incoming foreign mail. "This is a big deal," declared Peter Navarro, who led
President Trump's assault on the current international mail system." -
NYT: US will remain in treaty after emergency talks

U.S. to remain in the Universal Postal Union

9.25.2019 -
NALC reports: Delegates to a Special Congress of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) reached an agreement on
reforms

UPU endorses compromise to let US set prices for incoming foreign mail

9.25.2019 -
Linn's Stamp News reports: "The day after the Universal Postal Union rejected a Trump administration plan for
dealing with a flood of mostly Chinese packages, it overwhelmingly endorsed a compromise plan that will allow the United
States -- not the UPU -- to set the prices for incoming foreign mail. "This is a big deal," declared Peter Navarro, who led
President Trump's assault on the current international mail system." -
NYT: US will remain in treaty after emergency talks

Yet Another Impasse at the Postal Service as Two More Labor Contracts Expire

9.23.2019 -
GovExec reports: "USPS and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union have agreed to extend talks, though the union
said the number of tentative agreements the two sides have so far reached is "relatively limited." The National Association of
Letter Carriers, meanwhile, declared an impasse in its talks."

NALC reaches impasse with the Postal Service in negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement

9.20.2019 -
NALC reports: On Sept. 20, 2019, negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement between NALC and USPS
came to an impasse. The current collective-bargaining agreement remains in force pending final resolution of the parties’
collective-bargaining dispute.

NALC responds to Tropical Storm Imelda

9.20.2019 -
NALC reports: To our brothers and sisters in the impacted areas that have been affected by Tropical Storm Imelda,
we need your help to make sure that we are notified of the needs of our membership in this area.

NALC and the labor movement fight for human rights

9.18.2019 -
NALC reports: The Solidarity Without Borders initiative will bring labor leaders from around the country to the
border to shine a light on the plight of families seeking asylum or facing deportation and to bring attention to the conditions in
U.S. detention facilities.

Court Rules Postal Service's Largest-Ever Price Increase is Illegal

9.13.2019 -
GovExec reports: "The five-cent increase -- a 10% jump -- was the largest-ever hike for a stamp and the largest by
percentage since 1995. The court, in an opinion written by Circuit Judge Neomi Rao, a Trump appointee who formerly worked
in the White House as director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, called the hike "remarkable" and lacking in
justification." -
Will prices now drop? - DC Circuit grants postal watchdog's challenge to PRC's approval of rate hike

Letter carrier Mary Granados killed in Odessa, Texas

9.1.2019 -
NALC reports: "We are deeply saddened by the senseless murder of Odessa, TX Branch 3964 letter carrier Mary
Granados," NALC President Fredric Rolando said.

NALC Files Lawsuit on Consolidated Casing Initiative

8.29.2019 -
NALC reports: "NALC today filed a lawsuit against the Postal Service in the federal district court in Washington D.C.
The suit asks the court to issue an injunction stopping the Postal Service from continuing its Consolidated Casing Initiative
until NALC's pending national level grievance is resolved. The grievance over consolidated casing is presently scheduled for
arbitration in December. Further developments will be reported as they occur." -
Shake-Up Alarms Union of Mail Carriers:
Extreme exhaustion, physical pain and mental stress

NALC responds to Hurricane Dorian

8.29.2019 -
NALC reports: We need your help to make sure that we are notified of the needs of our membership

Connecticut letter carrier killed on his route

8.23.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 59-year-old letter carrier Daniel Nacin was killed in a car
accident on his route

USPS Fairness Act reaches bipartisan majority

8.17.2019 -
NALC reports: H.R. 2382 passes 218 co-sponsors, but more work needed to reach 290

NALC Legislative Action Center unveiled

8.15.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC launched the Legislative Action Center today

Rap Session held in Denver

8.13.2019 -
NALC reports: President Rolando led the national Rap Session, Aug. 9-11 in Denver

Seventh COLA set at $624

8.13.2019 -
NALC reports: The seventh contract COLA was finalized at $624

USPS Loses $2.3B in 3rd Quarter Amid Newly Ominous Signs for Its Business

8.10.2019 -
GovExec reports: "It was the first quarterly volume decline for packages in nine years, USPS Chief Financial Office
Joe Corbett said. Companies like Amazon are increasingly establishing their own networks for last-mile delivery, damaging the
Postal Service's Parcel Select business." -
NALC Statement

Statement on Postal Service's 2019 Q3 Financial Report

8.09.2019 -
NALC reports: Statement by President Rolando on the Postal Service's 2019 Quarter 3 financial report

NRLCA-USPS National Agreement Has Been RATIFIED

8.07.2019 -
USPS reports: "Highlights of the agreement include annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer
share of health premiums, additional operational flexibility to use rural carrier associates, and enhanced health benefits for
eligible non-career rural carrier employees. In addition, the agreement includes a comprehensive memo of understanding on
the implementation of a rural carrier standards study." -
NRLCA

Postal Supervisors Sue for Better Pay

7.29.2019 -
GovExec reports: "The National Association of Postal Supervisors filed its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for D.C.
on behalf of the 45,000 supervisors, managers, postmasters and technical specialists that make up its members. NAPS is
seeking pay increases that would be mostly retroactive, covering the period from 2016 through 2019." -
NAPS Files Lawsuit

Action needed: Tell your Representative to repeal pre-funding mandate today!

7.23.2019 -
NALC reports: Thousands of letter carriers and postal employees are joining together for a ‘Day of Action’

Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive a resounding success

7.19.2019 -
NALC reports: The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which took place on Saturday, May 11, collected 75.7 million
pounds of food—third-highest total in the drive’s 27 years.

Postal Service Floats Big Cuts to Employee Pay, Leave and Benefits
New postal workers would no longer earn a pension

7.02.2019 -
GovExec reports: "USPS included a hike to the employee contribution level for pensions in a first draft of a 10-year
business plan presented to lawmakers and stakeholders, according to multiple people who were briefed on it, as well as
phasing out pensions altogether for new hires in favor of a defined-contribution system only. The Postal Service is looking to
cut the amount of paid time off employees receive by merging annual and sick leave and pitched a popular proposal with
demonstrated bipartisan backing to require all postal retirees to enroll in Medicare as their primary insurance provider."

NALC, USPS formally open 2019 bargaining talks

6.26.2019 -
NALC reports: The leaders of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service
formally opened negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement today.

Letter Carrier Resource Guide is available online

6.24.2019 -
NALC reports: The Letter Carrier Resource Guide combines the 2016 City Carrier Assistant Resource Guide and the
2014 Letter Carrier’s Guide into one new, improved, and updated publication. Valuable information for all letter carriers at
every stage of their career.

Louisiana letter carrier killed on his route

6.24.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that letter carrier Antonio Williams, a Shreveport, LA Branch 197
member, was shot and killed while delivering his route on Saturday, June 22.

Mail Processing Overtime Audit Finds USPS Way Over Plan

6.22.2019 -
The USPS OIG reports: "Specifically, the Postal Service planned for about 18.5 million overtime workhours and
767,000 penalty overtime workhours for FY 2018. The actual overtime workhours used were 26.7 million (44 percent over plan)
and the actual penalty overtime workhours used were 1.7 million (126 percent over plan). This occurred, in part, due to
implementation of the F1 Scheduler at the beginning of FY 2018." -
5 billion less pieces, 5,000 less employees, overtime costs
up $257 million! - GovExec: After dramatic workforce reductions, Postal Service sees spike in overtime hours

Postal Service Wants to Slash Benefits for Postal Workers

6.18.2019 -
HuffPost reports: "The change to pension contributions would amount to a cut in take-home pay for hundreds of
thousands of workers, while saving the agency nearly $7 billion. The change in employee leave policy would combine vacation
with sick days, likely resulting in fewer overall days off for workers. That element is estimated to save the agency more than $5
billion."

House resolution supporting door delivery reaches majority of support

6.14.2019 -
NALC reports: A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives has now cosponsored House Resolution 23,
which expresses the sense that the U.S. Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of
door delivery.

2020 NALC Leadership Academy Application period is open

6.12.2019 -
NALC reports: The application period for participation in the Leadership Academy in 2020 is now open. The
application period ends on Aug. 31, 2019.

NRLCA Reaches Tentative Agreement With USPS for Three-Year Contract

5.30.2019 -
NRLCA reports: The Tentative Agreement must be ratified by a majority of the voting membership of the NRLCA to
become effective. The contract includes a 4.2% total compensation increase for the term of the agreement

New Model Mail Truck Catches on Fire in Houston

5.26.2019 -
ABC 13 in Houston, Texas has reported: on a USPS mail truck catching fire in a southwest Houston neighborhood.
Correct us if we're wrong, but that appears to be a new model Dodge Promaster delivery vehicle burning in the video. The
Promaster vehicles have been rushed into service (ahead of a planned Next Generation Delivery Vehicle program) due (in
part) to hundreds of older model LLVs burning in the same fashion.

USPS Reports $2.1 Billion Loss for Second Quarter 2019

5.10.2019 -
USPS reports: "The net loss for the quarter totaled nearly $2.1 billion, an increase of $747 million, compared to a net
loss of $1.3 billion for the same quarter last year, however, the controllable loss for the quarter was $806 million, compared to
a controllable loss of $656 million for the same quarter last year." -
On track to lose $7 billion this year - Postal Woes Continue

Statement on Postal Service’s 2019 Q2 Financial Report

5.10.2019 - NALC reports: Statement by President Rolando on the Postal Service’s 2019 Quarter 2 financial report

Latest News and Updates

Branch Officers Training set for Cleveland, New Orleans

5.07.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine has announced that two Branch Officers Training seminars
will be held later this year. One session of Branch Officers Training is set for Aug. 26-29 in Cleveland, the other for Sept. 16-19
in New Orleans.

Thank a veteran

5.06.2019 -
NALC reports: United Mine Workers of America of America President Cecil Roberts Jr. sent a video message
encouraging NALC members and all Americans to take time to honor the men and women who served their country in the
Vietnam War.

House Committee Hearing on the Financial Condition of the Postal Service

4.30.2019 -
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform reports: "To conserve cash, the Postal Service has defaulted on
more than $40 billion in payments owed to pre-fund retiree health care expenses. However, the Postal Service's liquidity
continues to dwindle and it faces challenges with having enough cash on hand to conduct its essential mission of providing
universal mail service. For all of these reasons, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has placed the Postal Service's
financial condition on its "high-risk list" since 2009."  -
USPS will be broke by 2024 without reform, PMG says,  - Post Office
Boss Ponders Cutting Mail Delivery to Five Days, Congress Balks - PMG Brennan Chastised by Congressman Meadows For Not
Delivering Business Plan (1:23 mark) - Meadows to Brennan: You've talked to the board of governors, the two of them...

Bipartisan legislation introduced to repeal USPS pre-funding mandate

4.30.2019 -
NALC reports: A bipartisan group of representatives introduced the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) which would
repeal the mandate that USPS “pre-fund” decades’ worth of health benefits for its future retirees.

NALC files two national level grievances

4.25.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC files two national level grievances on the consolidated casing initiative and USPS non-
compliance with CCA employment

New Mexico carrier killed on his route

4.24.2019 -
NALC reports: Letter carrier Jose Hernandez, an Albuquerque, NM Branch 504 member, was shot and killed on his
route Monday, April 22, after trying to defuse a dispute.

Misdiagnosis: A Review of the Report of the White House Task Force on the Postal Service

4.24.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC analyzes the faulty foundations of the Task Force’s findings, explains the unexamined
consequences of its recommendations and summarizes an alternative reform agenda that will position the Postal Service to
thrive in the 21st Century.

USPS Cuts 10K Positions After Five Years of Job Growth

4.23.2019 -
GovExec.com reports: "The U.S. Postal Service shed 10,000 jobs in fiscal 2018, the first time in five years the
mailing agency posted a net reduction in jobs. USPS employed 634,000 people last fiscal year, according to a financial analysis
released by the Postal Regulatory Commission on Monday, its lowest total since fiscal 2015. While the cash-strapped agency
has trended toward a smaller workforce over the last two decades -- it has slashed 300,000 career workers since 1999 -- its
total number of employees has inched up each year since fiscal 2013."

PRC Releases Report on USPS Financial Condition

4.19.2019 -
PostalMag.com reports: "The Postal Service reported a net loss from operations of $2.1 billion in FY 2018. This loss
was largely due to the continual decline of Market Dominant volume and higher operating expenses, and is nearly $748 million
more than the $1.3 billion operating loss reported in FY 2017."

2018 NALC election results upheld by Department of Labor

4.19.2019 -
NALC reports: The Labor Department has advised that it has completed its investigation of the election complaints
and that the investigation did not provide a basis for any further action to set aside the results of the election. The election
results are now final.

CVS Health joins NALC Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive as Sponsor

4.12.2019 -
NALC reports: CVS Health is the newest 2019 National Sponsor for the Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive

APWU Enters Mediation

4.10.2019 -
APWU reports: "In our 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."

Customer and employee rights when USPS solicits customers to change the mode of mail delivery

3.27.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC is aware of an effort by the Postal Service in different parts of the country to convince
customers to agree to change their mode of mail delivery to cluster box or centralized delivery.

Join Team NALC Rolando for MDA

3.22.2019 -
NALC reports: Join President Rolando on May 18th for the MDA Muscle Walk

NALC responds to Flooding in Midwest

3.21.2019 -
NALC reports: To our brothers and sisters in the areas impacted by the Midwest Flooding, we need your help to
make sure that we are notified of the needs of our membership in your area.

Trump Proposes Cutting Postal Employees' Pay, Benefits in $100B Savings Package

3.18.2019 -
GovExec.com reports: "President Trump has once again proposed a slew of changes to the operations of the U.S.
Postal Service and its employees' benefits, with the White House estimating the plan would save $98 billion over the next
decade. In addition to a renewed push for offering postal employees lower pay and benefits, Trump pushed changes proposed
by the task force he created last year. Those include raising prices for mail and packages not deemed "essential," reducing
delivery frequency, outsourcing some mail processing and licensing access to individuals' mailboxes." -
Federal Employees
Would Get Less Leave Under Trump's Budget

Trump's Postal Reform Proposals Met With Criticism From Lawmakers, USPS Management

3.13.2019 - GovExec.com reports: "President Trump's mandated report on overhauling the U.S. Postal Service drew a tepid
response from lawmakers on Tuesday, as the agency's own leadership rejected many of the key proposals. One key area of
disagreement between the administration's recommendations and lawmakers' vision for the agency surrounded the future of
collective bargaining at the mailing agency." -
AUDIO: Hearing on President's Postal Task Force Recommendations

Postal Service Contracts Surge to Nearly $16B in Fiscal 2018

3.08.2019 - Bloomberg Government reports: "The U.S. Postal Service's commercial spending grew to $15.9 billion in fiscal 2018
from $15 billion in fiscal 2017, Bloomberg Government's USPS Contracts Dashboard shows. That's an increase of nearly $1
billion and the highest amount since fiscal 2016, when Bloomberg Government first began publishing the agency data
received through a Freedom of Information Act request."

RI-399 Monetary Settlement Distribution

3.06.2019 -
APWU reports: "The Postal Service agreed that they would pay $14.5 million to each union (APWU and NPMHU) in
consideration of the withdrawal of national level disputes. The settlement agreement calls for the unions to each make their
own determination on how this money would be distributed. After consultation, much discussion, and agreement with the
Clerk Craft Director, the APWU has decided that the money will be distributed in equal amounts to clerk craft employees who
fall into two categories." -
NPMHU Update

Rap session to be held on Aug. 11 in Denver

2.27.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC is making arrangements for the 2019 national conference, or “rap session,” set for Aug. 9-11 at
the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

Part-time flexible (PTF) letter carriers Q-and-A

1.29.2019 -
NALC reports: Differences between PTF and CCA classifications.

The price of 'Forever' stamps just went up

1.28.2019 -
CNN reports: "It just got more expensive to send mail. The price of a "Forever" stamp has gone up a nickel -- to 55
cents. While not exorbitant, the price increase is part of the biggest price jump on stamps in the United States Postal Service
history. And it's a result of the pressure the agency is facing to dig itself out of a deep financial hole."

USPS expands Wounded Warriors Leave

1.09.2019 -
NALC reports: USPS recently updated the Wound Warriors Leave policy effective January 5, 2019. Eligible military
veterans will be credited with 104 hours of Wounded Warriors Leave each leave year going forward.

The FSS Slows, and the Red Ink Flows

1.06.2019 -
Dead Tree Edition reports: "For the third year in a row, productivity of the U.S. Postal Service's Flats Sequencing
System declined in 2018 - with no end in sight to the money-losing machines' troubles. Hourly throughputs declined 5% during
Fiscal Year 2018 and are 14% below where they were five years ago, the USPS reported recently in its Annual Compliance
Report. Leakage - the proportion of mail that was supposed to be run on FSS machines but wasn't - rose from 20.1% to 21.9%."