Postal Articles

August 11, 2020
NPR Audio: How Are Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Changes Affecting Workers?
A Record 75% of Americans Can Vote by Mail in 2020
Can We Count on Postmaster General DeJoy to Resist Trump?
Voters, businesses concerned over delayed United States Postal Service mail times
‘We see it here every day’: How a slowdown in the Postal Service is impacting small businesses
Despite Calls for His Resignation, New USPS Leader Pledges More Sweeping Changes
Postal Service reviewing staffing following complaints of mail delays in Baltimore area
Democrats: Trump Is Screwing With the Postal Service—and Democracy
Trump Donor Louis DeJoy Is Destroying the Postal Service
Top Wash. elections official warns changes at Postal Service could impact voting
Postal workers’ union says up to 80,000 letters held back Monday in southern Maine
USPS services temporarily close due to widespread Iowa storms
Fillmore County Journal Reports Tremendous Delays in Deliveries of Newspaper
Get yourself a tiny Jeep from the USPS
Blue USPS mailbox unbolted from the ground and stolen from Minneapolis intersection
A thank you to postal workers during COVID-19 pandemic
50 Years Ago This Week: Post Office Department Became The U. S. Postal Service
Michigan clerk receives dozens of late absentee ballots in mail - "This is quite uncommon for us," said
Melanie Ryska, who has worked in election for 18 years

Voting in person is best way as Democrats slam postal service
Michigan lawmakers say Postal Service investigation reveals ‘hundreds’ of late mail reports
Hiring Freeze For Non-Bargaining  Unit Hiring (PDF)
NAPS Executive Board Votes to File Appeal of Lower Court Decision in Lawsuit Against U.S. Postal Service
Former Maryland Rural Carrier Facing Federal Indictment For Making False Statements To Obtain Disability
Compensation

Delayed, damaged and discarded ballots: Issues in postal service highlight trials to come in voting by mail
Success of election may hinge on Postal Service, which already has issues
3 arrested in murder of Mississippi off-duty officer who moonlighted as USPS truck driver
Should the U.S. privatize the postal service? | Pro/Con
To save the Postal Service, bring it online
OIG: Is the Mail Always Greener on the Other Side
Mail truck catches on fire following head-on collision
What’s wrong with the mail
Peters, Lawrence Visit USPS Metroplex in Pontiac, Highlight Impact of Postal Service Delays on Michiganders
League Of Women Voters, NAACP File Suits Over Pa. Voting
Court affirms postal worker’s fine for phony travel reimbursement

August 10, 2020
UPS Plans Hefty Holiday Fees Amid Coronavirus-Related Shipment Surge
Lawmakers Demand Removal of PMG DeJoy Over ‘Nefarious’ Efforts to Destroy the USPS and ‘Aid Trump
Reelection’

Trump's postmaster general is playing with political fire
USPS Leadership in Disarray Ahead of Key Mail-in Election
How do U.S. Postal Service's looming changes affect FedEx?
Mail delay blamed for uptick in turkey chick deaths
Three charged in USPS truck driver's killing  |  Man charged faces another murder charge

August 9, 2020
An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Make Election Mail Free
Trump aides exploring executive actions to curb voting by mail
As Democrats allege USPS sabotage, a conspiracy theory in the making
Albuquerque post office to be renamed after letter carrier murdered on the job
Washington’s top elections official warns of ‘very concerning’ changes at Postal Service that could impact
voting
Vote-by-mail worries: A ‘leaky pipeline’ in many states
First seeds, now people are receiving unordered masks in the mail

August 8, 2020
NALC files national-level grievance regarding USPS delivery initiative
Your UPS packages could get a lot more expensive this fall
NALC files national-level grievance regarding USPS delivery initiative
USPS: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Modifies Organizational Structure to Support USPS Mission
More details of USPS organizational realignment
Package Coalition Launches $2.3 Million Media Campaign Urging Senators to Support Emergency Funding for
USPS
Melissa postal carrier retires after lengthy career
USPS Requesting VERA for Non-Bargaining Employees
Postmaster General Touts Postal Service Overhaul But Promises On-Time Election Mail
Massachusetts Postal Manager Indicted on Drug Charges
‘Friday Night Massacre’ at US Postal Service as Postmaster General—a Major Trump Donor—Ousts Top
Officials
California's Utopian post office and the woman who saved it
Chicago: Postal problems mean no checks, no medications for weeks
Mahindra drops out of USPS truck bid
Off-duty cop driving for USPS shot to death after truck stalls, Mississippi cops say
Postmaster general says Postal Service is not "slowing down election mail"
USPS chief warns of 'dire' finances, adopts manager hiring freeze
Court affirms postal worker’s fine for phony workers compensation travel reimbursement
OIG: Workers’ Compensation Program Cost Containment Activities
Package Coalition Launches Initial $2.3 Million Media Campaign Urging Senators to Support Emergency Relief
Funding for the U.S. Postal Service
U.S. Postal Service Honors Sculptor and Arts Education Advocate Ruth Asawa With Forever Stamps

August 7, 2020
Trump’s assault on postal service attacks much more than voting
USPS looks to reduce letter carriers’ casing equipment
U.S. Postal Service Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results
Democrats Demand USPS Reverse Rules Slowing Delivery
Chicago: Mail Thieves With USPS Master Key On The Loose In North Side Neighborhoods
The Hottest New Label? USPS
NC businessman has record of success, but is drawing fire as new postmaster general (nice mask!)
NALC: Support USPS in Next Emergency Stimulus
Postal workers deliver extra care during pandemic
As veterans and VA staff report USPS prescription delays, officials say to order early
Postmaster General’s Opening Remarks for USPS Board of Governors Aug. 7 Meeting
Manager of Customer Services at the Fall River Post Office Indicted on Drug Charges
Did the Postmaster General Order Postal Workers to Slow Down the Mail?
Lawmakers from both parties want Postal Service to undo changes that are slowing mail
No mail for residents after dogs bite postal carrier
Packages Help Postal Service Cut Loss, As Focus Sharpens On Mail-In Ballots
Philly mail delays are raising alarms about the 2020 election: ‘This is a huge problem’
USPS Official: Mail-In Ballot Surge Will Not Impact Service
USPS General Counsel’s letter to the House Oversight Committee
USPS OIG: Workers’ Compensation Program Cost Containment Activities
Adams, DeFazio, Maloney, and Connolly Lead Effort to Save the Postal Service
NPMHU – Retroactive Payments Tentatively Scheduled for October 30, 2020
Top Democrats say postmaster general acknowledged new policies that workers say are delaying mail
Mail carrier’s fraud conviction upheld by the Fifth Circuit
Is USPS Purposefully Slowing Mail To Help Reelect Trump?
Residents line up at Maryland post office after going without mail for weeks

August 6, 2020
Branch 450 gold card member passes away from coronavirus
As veterans and VA staff report USPS prescription delays, officials say to order early
Philly lawmakers are warning of an 'unmitigated disaster' as post office problems lead to big mail delays
APWU President Dimondstein on PBS News Hour
Postal customers frustrated by delayed shipments due to coronavirus
Why the Postal Service is a Controversial Player in the Second Stimulus Bill
Hundreds of pieces of burned, water-damaged mail sit at KC's USPS distribution center
Political Interference With USPS Is Unprecedented. Save the Post Office, Now
Money for the Postal Service? The Check’s in the Mail
Top Democrats rally for more USPS resources ahead of election
‘The anxiety and fear levels are real’: Phoenix-area postal workers face challenges amid COVID-19 crisis
Berkeley post offices found empty, short-staffed due to COVID-19
Nebraska Postal Employee Sentenced for Theft by Government Official
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Terrace Park): More funding needed for the USPS
Postmaster General Arrives on Capitol Hill
Sustainability and the Postal Service: Creating a Greener Future Through Product Innovation
Sens. Manchin, Peters introduces bill to save post offices from closing
A former U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was sentenced for theft
Residents rally in wake of post office hate incident
U.S. census, Postal Service share history
Preserve Our Post Office, Before It’s Too Late
Congress stimulus negotiations: Things are finally starting to move
Senator Launches Investigation into Postal Service Delays After Postmaster General Fails to Provide Answers
Postal service backlog: Sen. Gary Peters opens investigation into USPS

August 5, 2020
Rep. Latta conducting survey about challenges with USPS delivery in NW Ohio
Congressman Sires Statement on the Importance of the United States Postal Service
USPS – Postal Pulse survey is strictly confidential
Trump, Democrats both hold fears about US Postal Service, mail-in ballots
Push to buy USPS merch to help save the Post Office amid shutdown fears takes off on Twitter
The Post Office’s Great Mail Slowdown Is Hurting Small Businesses
U.S. Postal Service Is Urged to Stop Delivering Mysterious Seeds
APWU – Don’t Give Them Your “Postal Pulse”
Statement from NALC on Service Issues
Why some mail-in ballots are rejected
Marylanders fed up with delays go to post office to get their mail
Despite past skepticism of mail-in voting, Trump endorses practice in Florida
Planning on voting by mail? Here’s what you need to know to make sure your ballot is counted
NJ letter carrier avoids being crushed by tree in the midst of Isaias- his truck? Not so much
US Postal Worker Delivers Mail in Strong Winds From Tropical Storm Isais
The Post Office’s Great Mail Slowdown Is Hurting Small Businesses
Preserve Our Post Office, Before It’s Too Late
Shreveporters question late and undelivered packages
California Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary of 10 Post Offices
Trump Says Election Results Could Take 'Years' Because of Mail-In Voting
PB 22551: Your 2020 Election and Political Mail Guide
ELM Revision: Work Clothes and Uniforms
OIG: Cost Reduction Initiatives for Mail Products

August 4, 2020
Postal Service says it has 'ample capacity' to handle election after Trump casts doubt
Michigan ballots tangled in mail delays in advance of Tuesday primary
Destroying the Postal Service: Is that Trump's best shot at stealing the election?
The USPS is all the groups Trump ‘hates’, says professor
New U.S. postmaster to appear at Congressional hearing on mail delays
Mail-In Voting Is 'Not Rampant Voter Fraud,' Says Washington's Top Election Official
Trump predicts a mail-in voting disaster. Why won't he fix it?
House panel calls new postal chief to explain delays
100+ Baltimore District postal workers have tested positive for COVID-19
Martha's Vineyard: Packages and frustration piles up
Dan Rather Voices Opinion on Trump's Handling of Postal Service
USPS explains unusual “best friend” survey question
Mail Delays Fuel Concern Trump Is Undercutting Postal System Ahead of Voting
Statement from APWU President Mark Dimondstein on U.S. President Donald Trump’s Advocating
Postponement of November Presidential Election
USPS OIG: By Land and Air
The facts about the Postal Service’s relationship with the Treasury Department
USPS OIG : Cost Reduction Initiatives for Mail Products
Don’t Let the Postal Service Derail the Presidential Election
U.S. mail service is getting slower and Congress wants new postal chief to explain delays
Smart Postal Reform Can Help Agency Thrive for Decades

August 3, 2020
Phoenix letter carrier passes away from coronavirus
Watchdog calls on Senator Johnson to investigate potential voter suppression tactics by USPS, DHS
Dad makes hilarious realization why 11-year-old daughter wants to check the mail
Seeds sent in mail from China identified by USDA (sage, cabbage, mint, roses etc.)
USPS offices facing possible closures across the North Central West Virginia
Is postal service ready to handle increased mail ballots?
Why the Botched N.Y.C. Primary Has Become the November Nightmare
‘Serious problems’ with mail-in ballots, Atlantic County elections chair warns state
The history of airmail in the United States

August 2, 2020
Mail delays fuel concern Trump is undercutting Postal Service ahead of voting
USPS mail delays in Philadelphia amid Postal Service staff shortages, package boom, policy changes
Neither snow, rain, heat nor pandemic
Current USPS days-long backlog in mail delivery raises concerns about mail-in ballot process
Postal Forums: How much is your FERS Special Retirement Supplement?
Want proof voter fraud really exists? Here's plenty of evidence..including mail-in votes
Postal delays, greater demand for mail-in ballots leading to spike in complaints, groups say
Union warns of U.S. Postal Service cost cuts as states prepare for mail-in voting
Got mail? Many Philly residents don’t.

August 1, 2020
Statement from NALC on Service Issues
USPS OIG – Cybersecurity Incident Detection and Response Capability
New USPS loyalty program offers incentives to businesses
Postal bulletin: Your 2020 Election and Political Mail Guide
NAPS Newsbreak: Judge Rules that USPS Violations of Postal Compensation Laws are “Not Subject to Judicial
Review”
Kaptur-Pascrell Postal Banking Amendment Passes House
Letter carrier Sentenced for Cashing Dead Mother’s Social Security Checks
All 50 states have issued warnings about those mysterious packages of seeds
Campaign will seek US postal stamps for trio of drag icons
New Jersey Assembly Members Call for Immediate USPS Financial Assistance
COVID-19 Infected, Quarantined Postal Workers Impacting Service In Berkeley Area
Penn State Alumna Natalie Bonanno chosen for executive position in U.S. Postal Service
USPS personnel sound alarm about new procedures that might affect mail in voting
Kevin Smith Wants to Help Save the U.S. Postal Service
Survey is tool to improve workplaces
Concern grows over postal service as Trump continues attack on mail-in voting
Berkeley Post office workers get coronavirus, leading to reduced services
USPS Says Notices About Post Office Closures Just Big Misunderstanding (Slashing hours at post offices
around the country was not, though.)
Ukiah Post Office employees attacked in parking lot
Senate Dems press USPS chief over delivery complaints
APWU president: 'What we're concerned about is that mail has slowed down'
Postal services falling behind due to COVID-19
House passes appropriations amendment to fund postal banking pilot program
As Election Day nears, USPS rings the alarm
Mail-in voting debate — Will Democracy seem lost in the mail?
MAGA-Hat-Wearing Worker Accuses USPS of Reverse, Religious Bias
APWU warns of U.S. Postal Service cost cuts as states prepare for mail-in voting
OIG: Management Alert – Risks Associated with Information Technology Applications

July 31, 2020
Branch 157 member and long-time union activist passes away from coronavirus
USPS responds to Washington Post Article on CARES Act Lending Authority
How Trump Is Slowing Down The Post Office In The Year Of The Mail-In Ballot
Coronavirus Shifts Pricing Power to UPS and FedEx, and They Are Using It
USPS Says Treasury Is Not the Boss of Me
The USPS will reportedly reduce post office hours to save money
U.S. Postal Service Statement on Washington Post CARES Act Lending Authority Article
USPS Workers Concerned New Policies Will Pave the Way to Privatization
USPS OIG – Small Package Sorting System Performance
U.S. Postal Service workers point to numerous debacles during N.Y. primary
Postal employees reminded of Hatch Act rules
Financial Trades Oppose Postal Banking Amendment
USPS Denies It’s Giving the Trump Administration Undue Influence
Murkowski Joins Colleagues in Push to Aid the U.S. Postal Service
How the Postal Service helped stamp identity on America
Philadelphia, PA: Robbery of Mail Carrier
Delaware County residents ask, 'Where's the mail?'
USPS Plans to Slash Hours at Many Post Offices, Hoping to Save A Buck
Chattanooga postal workers say your mail could be delayed
Illinois Letter Carrier Sentenced for Cashing Dead Mother’s Social Security Checks
Car crashes into Robinson Road post office
UPS stock is jumping after the company delivered smashing earnings
Meet Aspen's new postmaster - though you may already know him
Obama, at Lewis eulogy, says voting rights being undermined at the Postal Service
USPS Denies It's Giving the Trump Administration Undue Influence
USPS statement on Washington Post CARES Act lending authority article
USPS workers point to numerous debacles during N.Y. mail-in primary
USPS workers sound alarm about new policies that may affect 2020 mail-in voting

July 30, 2020
USPS to initiate office activities study
Lawmakers Warn ‘Onerous’ New USPS Loan Terms Imposed by Mnuchin ‘Could Accelerate Demise of Postal
Service’
Pennsylvania Man Sentenced To 30 Months’ Imprisonment For Conspiring To Steal Thousands Of Dollars’
Worth Of Postage Stamps
Is the Postal Service Being Manipulated to Help Trump Get Re-elected?
The Littlest Post Office
USPS Considers Downsizing, Senator and Union Leader Say
USPS Launches Loyalty Program for Click-N-Ship Purchases
eBay Protecting U.S. Sellers From USPS Delays
Illinois Letter Carrier Sentenced for Cashing Dead Mother's Social Security Checks
APWU-USPS 2018-2021 National Collective Bargaining Agreement is available
Postal Service Shrugs Off Chicago Mail Delivery Complaints
Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur’s Statement on USPS Delays
Cabarrus County, NC mail carrier wins 200k scratch off prize
Judge to determine if mail carriers were disciplined for reporting injuries

July 29, 2020
NPR Audio: Postal Service Tests Changes To Mail Delivery System In 200 Cities
NPR Audio: Election Officials Worry Postal Changes Could Affect Voting By Mail
USPS Reaches Agreement with Treasury on $10 Billion CARES Act Lending Authority
Here’s how the Trump administration is actively trying to sabotage the Postal Service
USPS workers concerned new policies will pave the way to privatization
Senator Manchin Asks Postmaster General For Clarification On Post Office Closures Across West Virginia
USPS announces 2020 holiday stamps
Reno Letter Carrier Eugene Arao, father of three, dies after being struck by lightning
The Postal Service And A National Election By Mail-In Voting
PMG says Postal Service must make changes
USPS Board of Governors to Meet August 7th
How Wisconsin’s 23,000 rejected mail-in ballots in spring could spell trouble for the November election
Mail theft investigation impacts more than 75 victims
Why Your US Post Office Packages Are Delayed
Video: Mail Trolleys – 1906 – San Francisco, CA
USPS suppliers receive awards virtually
Five New 2020 Forever Stamps Announced
NWA Postal Workers Union President says new cuts go against core values

July 28, 2020
Mail delays continue as U.S. Postal Service grapples with financial crisis
If you’ve received a package of seeds in the mail, don’t open them. Here’s why
Senate Republicans Propose Bailout Funds for Homeland Security Department, But Not Postal Service
Staffing shortages have impacted eight post offices in Berkeley and Albany
APWU members make almost 30,000 calls to Congress
Protesters Picket Outside Dulles Postal Service Facility
Frustrated Norfolk residents say they're missing a week's worth of USPS mail
Help Fund the USPS With This Extraordinary $20 Crop Top  |  Envelope Crop Top at USPS Store
USPS: 18-year-old arrested in connection to paintball assault on mail carrier
USPS OIG: Informed Delivery Sign-Up Communication and Implementation
Junction crash takes out mailbox
BFB Da Packman Has a 9-5 Mailman Job
Postmaster General issues statement on operational excellence
USPS urges local jurisdictions to advise voters to send mail-in ballots at least 15 days before election
Bugs Bunny Stamps Now Available Nationwide
NPMHU: USPS delivers Mandatory Stand-Up re: Talk Hold Mail service reminders
Mysterious Seeds, possibly from China, Are Showing Up in People's Mailboxes Around the Country
OIG: It’s All About the Money
OIG: How Does Missent Mail Affect the U.S. Postal Service's Service Standards?
New US Postmaster directive causes confusion
Postal Service Tests Changes To Mail Delivery System In 200 Cities

July 27, 2020
Caught on camera: Woman uses 'C-word' slur towards Asian employee at Los Altos post office
Reports of strange seeds arriving in the mail from China
USPS Needs Financial Aid to Continue Providing Essential Services
Trump keeps touting New Jersey fraud case to attack mail voting. Local leaders say he’s not telling the whole
story.
About 4,000 federal employees say they contracted the coronavirus at work
Editorial: Is this how the U.S. should treat its postal service?
NY mail-in voting deluge fuels uncounted ballots, confusion
Hurricane Douglas impacts USPS Operations in Kalaupapa

July 26, 2020
Editorial: Delay USPS changes
Wrong time to delay mail service: The November presidential election is not the time for an experiment with
mail delivery
Lines, delays and confusion at Center Post Office
Police investigate after dog poo mailed to Indiana Township car shop
Shreveport 16-year-old female accused of robbery and beating of a female postal worker
A month later, this New York City primary is still a train wreck and a warning to us all regarding mail-in ballots
Can vote-by-mail be fixed for November election? Election officials warn of problems

July 25, 2020
Baltimore residents facing long waits for mail delivery
Museum’s baseball exhibit postponed, will be rescheduled
Trump's New Postmaster General Could Destroy The Postal Service
Police investigate after dog poo mailed to Indiana Township car shop
Chicago: Where is your mail?
Postman not ringing at all in some neighborhoods
Package volume delaying delivery to many island residents
USPS reduces morning office time for letter carriers for ‘more consistent delivery’
NPMHU: Certified Results of 2020 Nominations Meeting and Primary Election
Mail-in snafu: Democrats at odds in New York City primary that refuses to end
St. Petersburg, FL postal clerk accused of running elaborate mail fraud scheme for 2 years
With U.S. Postal Service on the Ropes, Is Vote-by-Mail Safe?
OIG: Informed Delivery Sign-Up Communication and Implementation
New cuts threaten the Postal Service when it’s most needed
Reps. Peter DeFazio, Alma Adams Blast New Postmaster General for Damaging Changes to USPS Operations

July 24, 2020
3 Ways Postal Banking Could Help Save Our COVID-Ravaged Economy
Former USPS carrier sentenced for using mail route to distribute marijuana
Michigan: 1 dead in crash involving US Postal Service vehicle | Child killed
High Volume of Mail Sparks Longer Wait Times at Bethel Post Office
USPS Address Sorter Sought for Contact Tracing
Chicago customers warn USPS mail delivery delays could cause credit issues
ANOTHER! Mail truck catches fire in Williamsburg
N.J. residents go days without mail. Congressman wants answers
NPR: Critics Say Changes to USPS May Completely Transform the Post Office
Vote-by-mail experiment reveals potential problems within postal voting system ahead of November election
What New York’s Election Failures Tell Us About November Mail-in Voting
Former Texas USPS carrier sentenced for using mail route to distribute marijuana
Postal Worker Who Helped Stop Stabbing of RPD Officer Honored
Pandemic guidance - Video explains how to reduce COVID-19 risk
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush blamed Republican opposition, understaffing, and poor management for problems with
local mail delivery
Fiscal Year 2019 Delivery and Retail Response Team Follow-Up Analysis

July 23, 2020
Alaska would lose big if Congress lets the Postal Service go bankrupt
Youngstown area post offices preparing customers for changes to lobby hours
Mail Delivery Delays Spark Complaints Along Jersey Shore
Area post offices preparing customers for changes to lobby hours
Collective of film/TV professionals launch #StandByYourMail campaign
Bayview residents growing frustrated with spotty USPS mail deliveries
Late deliveries, missing mail: Hundreds of Salinas residents want answers from USPS
USPS Acknowledges Leaked Directives That Could Slow Mail
Maine letter carrier files complaint with IG over over allegations that Amazon packages are receiving special
treatment
Mail-in voting faces slew of issues nationwide, as emergency USPS memo sounds alarm
Maine letter carriers allege USPS leadership ‘willfully delaying’ mail to sabotage postal service from within
Post office concerns highlighted at Senate hearing on elections amid COVID-19
Stolen elections show the vulnerabilities of absentee ballots
Brooklyn building had no mail service for 8 weeks, residents say
Democrat house candidate faces federal probe over use of mail
OIG: Fiscal Year 2019 Delivery and Retail Response Team Follow-Up Analysis

July 22, 2020
Former Kansas APWU President Sentenced To Probation - Ordered To Pay $4,740 Restitution
FSA Update - Changes Allowed During Limited Period
USPS Employees Reminded of Hatch Act Social Media Rules
UPS employees stole guns out of packages at West Columbia facility
USPS announces new ESAS delivery initiative test
The November Election Is Going to Be a Mess
St. Petersburg Postal Clerk Indicted For Stealing Mail And Passport Applications To Commit Bank Fraud
Postal Unions Mobilize for National Call-In to Senators
Grand Rapids company launches ballot tracker for mail-in voting
TSP stock funds: Wow and more wow!
Commentary: Seems Ohio's GOP Wants To Make Absentee Voting Harder
Postal Worker Robbed At Gunpoint While On Job In Philadelphia’s Nicetown Neighborhood
USPS Tests More Mail Delivery Changes as Lawmakers Push Back
Connolly, Senior Democrats Request Information on Postal Service’s Operational Changes
Chicago: Congressman Bobby Rush Holds Town Hall to Address Reports of Missing Mail
USPS's Informed Delivery transforming mail experience for Americans
USPS/NALC Working With Richland Co. Food Bank
Portland: Complaint says postmaster ordered Amazon packages sorted first
Auburn Gresham residents frustrated by weeks of missing mail delivery
Audit Faults Handling of Informal Grievances at USPS
USPS Recognizing Letter Carrier Who Helped Officer Denny Wright
Some Chicago Residents Are Still Not Getting Mail ‘This Is Ridiculous!’
Fresno Mailbox Thief Gets One Year in Federal Lockup
Senate Democrats want the USPS to explain how it’s going to handle vote-by-mail in November
USPS Burial Flags Reminder
Two New Albany men charged in theft of hundreds of checks from mail
NEW YORK COULD THROW OUT 1 IN 5 MAIL-IN BALLOTS IN ONE DISTRICT, DISPROPORTIONATELY HITTING
BROOKLYN
U.S. Supreme Court declines Texas Democrats' request to allow all Texans to vote by mail

July 21, 2020
How Will USPS Policy Changes Impact Shippers and the Agency Itself?
Postal customers see slower mail delivery
Postal banking is making a comeback. Here’s how to ensure it becomes a reality.
FedEx retrains employees to supervise robots installed on their parcel sorting line
Judge Rejects 5 OSHA Heat Danger Cases Against Postal Service
Chambersburg PA postal workers refuse to wear masks, and the state can’t do anything about it
Product Catalog From USPS Brings Summer Cheer
House democrats press USPS on plans to delay mail
USPS: Going Where Others Don't
APWU National Executive Board Response to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Destructive Policy Changes
USPS taking steps toward greater efficiency

July 20, 2020
Mail delivery delayed by new policies, postal workers say
Schumer warns U.S. post offices could close without federal relief, imperiling elections
Michigan Senator Requests Details on Reported Changes to USPS Mail Delivery Services
Santa Barbara mail carrier surprises boy with special Easter delivery
Georgia man convicted of armed assault of federal mail carrier
This reusable postal package has electronic ink screen, sensors, camera, mic and speaker
Prevent Heat Illnesses - Know the Signs and Act
Flood of postal votes threatens US presidential election chaos
Schumer says vote by mail dependent on functional Postal Service
Cost, hassle of stamps questioned as mail-in voting surges
Retired Postal Worker Sentenced to 8+ Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme
More Than 39,000 Federal Employees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 - Includes 5,400 USPS Employees
OPM Proposes New Protections for Federal Employees’ Health Benefits During Future Shutdowns

July 19, 2020
The Next Phase of the Retail Apocalypse: Stores Reborn as E-Commerce Warehouses
Missouri mail carrier pressured into working despite COVID-19 symptoms, coworkers say
New delivery initiative has carriers going straight to the street in the AM, sorting mail in the PM
Why Trump's pick to lead the USPS puts our democratic system at risk
USPS Introducing New Initiative - Expedited to Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS)
Federal employee health programs are ‘essential services’ during future shutdowns, OPM says

July 18, 2020
Connecticut Postal Worker Charged with Stealing Cash and Gift Cards from Mail
Syracuse Man Indicted for Assaulting a Postal Worker
Postal Supervisors Can't Take Pay Gripe to Court, Judge Says
Man who killed U.S. postal carrier in fiery crash sentenced to 20 days in jail
Recent mail truck fire is the 11th in New Jersey as Postal Service tries to replace aging fleet
How USPS can keep up with changing volume
Chicago police suspend investigation into disappearance of pregnant postal worker
Residents plan surprise baby shower for postal worker, decorating her route in an effort that has gone viral
OIG: Mercury Mailability Communication and Implementation
New USPS city carrier initiative introduced – Expedited to Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS)
PA Mail carrier’s Jeep catches fire in Montoursville
Wisconsin: Fire destroys rural route mail carrier’s vehicle and all the mail inside of it
Minneapolis approves plan for temporary post office in former Kmart
USPS OIG: Mercury Mailability Communication and Implementation
Democratic Senators write letter to PMG DeJoy with concerns over mail in voting
Parents of missing postal worker want police to do more
Postmaster General’s bad plan to slow-walk your mail should be labeled ‘return to sender’

July 17, 2020
Hatch Act Doesn't Prohibit Black Lives Matter Paraphernalia at Work
Hampton Roads residents feeling the impact of Postal Service delivery delays
USPS package surge keeps agency afloat, but puts toll on employees
Family remembers life of Phoenix’s 1st Hispanic postmaster, who died from COVID-19 complications
The 2020 election depends on an efficient Postal Service
Atlanta man convicted in armed assault of letter carrier
Indiana postal worker expresses concerns of racial discrimination while on the job
Beloved Phoenix Postmaster Humberto 'Junior' Trujillo dies from COVID-19 Complications
USPS: Face coverings policy
Congressman Peter King (R-NY) Champions the Postal Service
Chicago Poll Results: 40 Percent Say They Don't Get Mail For Days, Weeks
San Francisco post office worker accused of sneaking out with packages
Judge sentences Plainwell man for crash that killed mail carrier
7 USPS Employees At West Sacramento Processing Plant Test Positive For COVID-19
Woman fatally struck by U.S. Postal tractor trailer
NPMHU: MOU on Temporary Extensions on Step 3 and Arbitration Appeals Renewed
UPMA National President Update

July 16, 2020
Mail delays likely as new postal boss pushes cost-cutting
How Trump’s war on the Postal Service could create an election nightmare
Former CEO of troubled trucking company that got huge COVID loan is now on USPS board
Vermont postmaster accused of racist Facebook posts
Scattered problems with mail-in ballots this year signal potential November challenges for Postal Service
Worker Shortage Leaves Eatontown Residents Without Mail for Days
New Albany postal worker expresses concerns of racial discrimination while on the job
Pedestrian killed after being hit by USPS truck in South Nashville
Election season shaping up to be a great postal challenge
Postal Workers Are Dying In Heat Waves. It’s Only Going To Get Hotter
USPS warns staff of temporary mail delays as it cuts ‘soaring’ delivery costs
Looking to Cut Costs, New USPS Leader Takes Aim at Overtime and Late Trips
Shreveport mail carrier allegedly attacked by juvenile over the weekend
NPMHU and USPS Reach Agreement on Extension of Various COVID Related Memoranda
OIG: Informal Grievance Oversight
OIG: Management of Highway Contract Route Contractor Failures at the Columbus, OH, P&DC

July 15, 2020
Sheehan: About those slides... | Shock the System: The Science of Change
Standup talk on USPS changes recently delivered to Ohio postal workers
New Jersey Congressman Blasts Latest Trump USPS Sabotage
Postal Service memos detail ‘difficult’ changes, including slower mail delivery
Roads closed, bomb squad called after letter carrier leaves scanner in collection box
Residents of Munds Park scramble as the post office closes suddenly
USPS struggles to keep up mail deliveries in Chicago amid pandemic
Mail delivery concerns growing in East Baton Rouge parish and surrounding areas
Fremont mail truck robber gets five years in federal prison
Mail-in ballots returned to Dallas County voters on eve of primary election runoff
APWU: Extension of COVID-19 MOUs
Leaked USPS PowerPoint indicates PMG DeJoy focus on getting operating costs under control
Outrage as Trump Crony Now Heading USPS Moves to Slow Mail Delivery

July 14, 2020
Turning Our Very American Postal Service Into A Partisan Pawn
Amazon deploying larger UPS-style delivery trucks
Document purports to show PMG’s plans for changes to USPS operations
Some Eatontown residents didn't get mail as post office faces worker shortage
Investigation Into Service at Mt. Greenwood Post Office Sought
USPS Won't Confirm Reports of 'Leaked' Directive
Minneapolis Weighs Deal to Lease Kmart Space to USPS
Nebraska Postal Employee Charged With Theft of Mail Matter
California tosses 100,000 botched mailed-in ballots for presidential primary
Less Than One-Quarter of Customers Trust Amazon the Most to Safely Deliver Packages
Postal Service will rebuild Minneapolis post office burned by rioters
U.S. Postal Service under fire again, this time burning trucks
OIG: Delivering A Lot More than Just Mail
All Mail Elections Would Undermine the Integrity of the Ballot Box
As ballots pile up in the mail, a potential 'nightmare' looms on Election Night
100,000 mail-in votes went uncounted in California's primary
Postal Service report details absentee ballot problems
Essential Workers With COVID-19 Face Workers’ Compensation Uncertainty

July 13, 2020
Accident between postal truck and sedan injures two in Woodland
Unverified: USPS Directives Could Result in Delayed Mail
Post Office reopens after odor sends two employees to hospital with breathing problems
Mail-in voting - great for voters...not so great for the voting system
Postal issues caused problems for hundreds of absentee ballots in April
Dallas County absentee voters say mailed ballots are inexplicably being returned with days left before election
Pennsylvania postal vehicle fire

July 12, 2020
Meet the new boss… better than the old boss?
Mail-in voting has many perks

July 11, 2020
Hundreds of US Postal Service delivery trucks are catching fire as they continue to outstay their 24-year life
expectancy
Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Looting: Postal Police Deliver for Supermarket
Absentee ballots didn't get counted because of late delivery, misdelivery and bad postmarks, post office says
4,000 mail-in ballot requests sat at New Orleans post office
Atlanta: Deceased cat gets voter registration application in the mail
Joe Biden’s Bad Ideas Include Postal Banking

July 10, 2020
Branch 385 member passes away from coronavirus
El Paso mail carriers taking precautions in the extreme heat
USPS audit blames mail carrier and label problems for spring election mail problems
An anonymous thanks to postal workers
Members of Congress Address Growing Complaints About Postal Service in Chicago
West Virginia mail carrier admits attempted election fraud
New Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Praises Employees
COVID-19 Test Kits in the Mail
Illinois Postal Employee Charged With Stealing Mail
Postmarking Problems Could Invalidate 1,000s Of NYC Ballots
4 takeaways from Biden’s embrace of progressive banking policies - including USPS banking
OIG: Management Alert – Timeliness of Ballot Mail in the Milwaukee P&DC Service Area
Illinois Postal Worker Charged With Stealing Mail
Low profile, high impact: USPS gets the job done

July 9, 2020
Biden-Sanders Task Force Calls for Postal Banking
Procession for postal carrier who died just after he retired
How the New USPS Hip-Hop Stamps Came About
After CBS 2 Report, More Chicagoans Say They Haven’t Been Getting Mail; Union President Says ‘Chicago Post
Office Is Failing’
Bailout or raise prices? The battle over how to save the Postal Service
Postal Inspection Service closes case into Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate mail
Will postal reform leave rural Americans in the cold?
Mail troubles popping up for Baton Rouge residents
One Billionaire vs. the Mail: A new report details Charles Koch’s 50-year war on the U.S. Postal Service.
Mail carrier is beloved staple in Louisville neighborhood

July 8, 2020
COVID-19 case connected to Roanoke VA postal processing center
Oregon rural carrier dies in crash while delivering mail
Retired Postal Worker Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme
Man sentenced to probation in mail truck crash that injured carrier
Chicago: Some Hyde Park Residents Say They've Gotten No Mail For Weeks
$50,000 reward offered for tips about post office arsons
Postal worker found dead on route in Portsmouth
Trump’s attacks on mail voting are turning Republicans off absentee ballots
In new guidance, CDC recommends alternatives in addition to in-person voting to avoid spreading
coronavirus
States Must Adapt Their Absentee Ballot Process to Avoid What’s Happening in New York Right Now
USPS distributing face coverings to all employees
Procession for Ohio postal carrier who died of cancer just after his retirement
New report argues perils of mail-in voting go beyond fraud
Vote-by-mail would create chaos and distrust in November
Federal Officials Offer Reward For Info On Those Who Burned Minneapolis Post Offices
Appeals court rejects Postal Service’s secrecy regarding losses on inbound foreign mail

July 7, 2020
Post Office Delivery Trucks Keep Catching on Fire
Going Postal in Royal Oak, Michigan
Iron Range, MN man sentenced in mail truck crash
UK Postal worker: 'Covid-19 left me barely able to walk'
Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Provide $25 Billion to Postal Service
USPS announces new stamps celebrating innovation
Sen. Carper talks about the future of the U.S. Postal Service
Large Employer Union Wage Growth Weighed Down by USPS Contracts
USPS OIG: The Postal Service: An Essential Building Block
Postmaster: 'It's time for me to go'
USPS: Customers show support in latest video

July 6, 2020
Doctors: For all of our patients, we prescribe vote at home
After 50 years, a change of address for post office in Alamo Heights
Mobile Phone Plan Unveiled by Israel Postal Service
Coronavirus has put the USPS on the brink of extinction. Will anybody save it?
Massachusetts town debates future of post office mural
Here's What Could Invalidate Your Absentee Ballot. And It's Beyond Your Control

July 5, 2020
AG Bill Barr is wrong that mail-in voting will open 'floodgates to fraud'
A Wareham neighborhood's special deliveries to a special postal carrier
Houston Ranks No 1, Dallas No. 5 for Postal Carrier Dog Attacks
Jeanerette residents call for mural depicting slavery in city's post office to be covered up
Fire department responds to mail truck fire

July 4, 2020
Independence Day
Postal carriers present donation to Daily Bread
The Thompson Submachine Gun: Made for the U.S. Postal Service?
USPS: Why Employee Engagement?

July 3, 2020
Golden retriever waits on his driveway every day to greet mail carrier
Montana's senators introduce bill that would provide the USPS with $25 billion
Stamps.com generates $4 million in sales for "Last Week Tonight" Custom Postage Stamps in Support of USPS  
Celebrities Show Support for U.S. Postal Service
Bipartisan Postal Relief Bill Introduced in Senate
Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting a Postal Carrier
House-passed infrastructure bill gives USPS $25B for e-vehicles, facility updates
TSP Funds Continue Slow Climb from COVID-19 Trough, and More
Final-mile international postal prices set to rise, but by how much is still up in the air
Congress Should Deliver Postal Reform – Not Gimmicks – in the Next 12 Months
The USPS is the only organization that was forced to pre-pay for health benefits decades into the future

July 2, 2020
The Postal Service is made up of real heroes. It's no time to let it die
Thousands of OSHA investigations quietly closed during COVID-19 pandemic
Celebrating Postal Worker Appreciation Day
Mail carrier behavior riles Woodmere residents
15-year-old boy on bicycle dies after being hit by USPS vehicle in Kansas City
The History of Chain Letters
Does my postal worker have to wear a mask when delivering the mail?
Overwhelmed by Volume, Strained Postal Workers Struggle to Keep Up
USPS driver taken to hospital after Charleston crash
On this 50th anniversary for the USPS, mail a letter to a friend
Amazon driver quits job on Twitter, abandons package-filled van in Detroit suburb
USPS wants every employee and contractor to continue to carry the essential service provider letter that the
organization issued this year
July 1 was National Postal Worker Day
OIG Audit: Does the Postal Service Have an Effective Employee Exit Process?

July 1, 2020
Why Snail Mail Is Your New Secret Weapon For Engaging Remote Workers
DC Circuit Says USPS Can't Stop Foreign Letter Data Release
Former Ohio postal worker sentenced to prison for drug trafficking, mail theft
Main Street postman, artist Gino Nardo, set to retire
Sen. Daines of Montana asking postal service inspector general for 'full investigation' after vet's remains go
missing
Nebraska postal employee convicted for opening U.S. Mail
Sheriff Troy Nehls accuses postal worker of dumping fliers
Will Postal Reform Leave Rural Americans in the Cold?
Metro Detroit Amazon driver quits job on Twitter, post goes viral
‘The worst it’s ever been’: Reno-Sparks direct mail, sorting companies forge ahead
America is woefully unprepared for mail-in voting. The result will be messy and divisive.


POSTAL FACTS

February 12, 2020

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

What the Post Office’s Earnings Mean for
FedEx and UPS











President Rolando was quoted on Feb. 7 by
Barron’s, the nation’s leading financial
magazine, on the latest USPS quarterly
report.

Click here to read article





POSTAL FACTS: February 12, 2020

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POSTAL FACTS: Updated: Sept 9, 2019

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POSTAL FACTS: July 19th, 2019 (updated)

POSTAL FACTS: Updated  June 21th, 2019

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TOP NEWS STORIES

USPS Announces Major Restructuring

8.7.2020 -
USPS News Link reports: "In an effort to operate in a more efficient and effective manner and better serve
customers, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy today announced a modified organizational structure for the U.S. Postal Service.
The new organizational structure is focused on three operating units and their core missions: Retail and Delivery Operations,
Logistics and Processing Operations and Commerce and Business Solutions." -  
USPS Reports $2.2 Billion Loss for Third
Quarter - PMG DeJoy Opening Remarks to Board of Governors - BillMoyers.com: 'Friday Night Massacre' - Democrats React to
USPS Shake-Up: 'Sabotage' and 'Partisan Games' - USPS Reassigning or Displacing 23 Postal Executives - NYT - NPR

USPS Requesting VERA for Non-Bargaining Employees

8.7.2020 -
USPS News Link reports: "These organizational changes do not initiate a reduction in force, and there are no
immediate impacts to USPS employees. However, to prepare for future changes, the Postal Service has implemented a
management hiring freeze and will be requesting future Voluntary Early Retirement Authority from the Office of Personnel
Management for non-bargaining employees." -
USPS seeks early retirements, management hiring freeze

NALC files national-level grievance regarding USPS delivery initiative

8.7.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC initiated a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service's unilateral implementation of
the delivery initiative test

Democrats Demand USPS Reverse Rules Slowing Delivery

8.6.2020 -
The Stamford Advocate reports: "Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill told negotiators for President Donald Trump on
Wednesday that preserving funding for the U.S. Postal Service and removing new rules that have slowed delivery times are
essential ingredients of a new coronavirus relief bill in a year when millions of Americans plan to vote by mail." -
Letter to PMG
DeJoy From Pelosi and Schumer - Pelosi Statement - Postal Service's Election Role Becomes Flashpoint in Stimulus Talks

USPS looks to reduce letter carriers’ casing equipment

8.6.2020 -
NALC reports: This morning, the Postal Service sent NALC a copy of a stand-up talk for city letter carriers intended to
explain the goals of its latest unilateral delivery initiative. It is called Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation (SER).

Branch 450 gold card member passes away from coronavirus

8.6.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to have recently been informed that 89-year-old retired letter carrier and
NALC gold card member Robert Moe, a member of Branch 450 in Bellingham, WA, died on Friday, March 20, from complications
related to COVID-19.

House panel calls new postal chief to explain delays

8.4.2020 -
Associated Press reports: "The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a
September hearing to examine operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across
the country." -
Trump vows executive order on mail voting

Phoenix letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

8.3.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 59-year-old letter carrier Olivia Meraz, a member of Branch 576
in Phoenix, passed away Thursday, July 30, from complications related to coronavirus.

Statement from NALC on Service Issues

7.31.2020 -
NALC reports: The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) thanks the American people for their long-term
support and appreciation of the service our members provide to homes and businesses throughout the country.

Senate Leadership Unveils New Covid Relief Package, Ignores the Postal Service

7.30.2020 -
NALC reports: Two and a half months after the House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic
Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or “HEROES” Act (H.R. 6800)

Branch 157 member and long-time union activist passes away from coronavirus

7.29.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 70-year-old retired letter carrier Raymond “Doc” Dougherty, a
member of Branch 157 in Philadelphia, died on Saturday, July 4, from complications related to COVID-19.

USPS, Treasury reach agreement on $10B coronavirus relief loan

7.29.2020 -
Federal News Network reports: "Four months after Congress approved a $10 billion loan for the Postal Service
under the CARES Act, the Treasury Department and USPS leadership have struck a deal on the terms of that loan. According to
the terms of the loan, released by top Democrats in the House and Senate, USPS has agreed to give Treasury access to its
biggest negotiated service agreements with industry partners." -
USPS will provide Treasury with proprietary info on NSAs -
Terms (PDF)

USPS to initiate office activities study

7.29.2020 -
NALC reports: The Postal Service will begin conducting a study of city carriers’ office activities

DeJoy Issues Statement on Operational Excellence

7.29.2020 -
USPS News Link reports: "Postmaster General Louis DeJoy issued a statement July 27 on the Postal Service's
efforts to achieve operational excellence and financial stability: "The Postal Service is in a financially unsustainable position,
stemming from substantial declines in mail volume and a broken business model," DeJoy writes. "We are currently unable to
balance our costs with available funding sources to fulfill both our universal service mission and other legal obligations.
Because of this, the Postal Service has experienced over a decade of financial losses, with no end in sight, and we face an
impending liquidity crisis." -
Linn's: PMG DeJoy Says Postal Service Must Make Changes

Reno Letter Carrier Eugene Arao dies after being struck by lightning

7.27.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that Letter Carrier Eugene Arao, a member of Reno, NV Branch 709,
died after being struck by lightning on Saturday, July 25th.  Last week, Eugene celebrated his 22nd year with USPS.  He worked
at the Reno Post Office, and was a veteran of the United States Army.  He leaves behind his wife of 27 years and three sons.

"On behalf of the NALC, we mourn the loss of Brother Arao," NALC President Fredric Rolando said.  “We send our thoughts
and prayers to Eugene’s wife and his sons, the rest of his family, friends, coworkers, and loved ones.”

NALC: USPS Announces New ESAS Delivery Initiative Test

7.21.2020 -
NALC reports: "Under the test, there is to be no casing of mail in the morning. Letter carriers will withdraw hot case
preferential flats and are expected to route them in order of delivery on the street. Upon returning to the office, carriers will
complete the normal return-to-office afternoon duties. After completion of these duties, carriers will then case and pull down
all mail distributed to the route in preparation for the next day's delivery."  
USPS reduces morning office time for letter carriers
for more consistent delivery - GovExec: USPS Tests More Mail Delivery Changes as Lawmakers Push Back

Looking to Cut Costs, New USPS Leader Takes Aim at Overtime and Late Trips

7.15.2020 -
GovExec reports: "This operational pivot is long overdue and today, we are talking about the first step in a journey
we must take together, for the health and stability of the Postal Service," management wrote in a prepared "stand-up talk"
delivered to employees around the country in recent days. "The shifts are simple, but they will be challenging, as we seek to
change our culture and move away from past practices previously used." -
USPS warns staff of temporary mail delays as it cuts
soaring delivery costs - Federal Times

COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until Late September

7.14.2020 -
NALC reports: By joint agreement (M-01924), several COVID related memorandums of understanding have been
further extended through September 25, 2020.

Branch 385 member passes away from coronavirus

7.09.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 72-year-old retired letter carrier Raymond Earl Moore, a
member of Branch 385 in Youngstown, OH, died on Sunday, April 5, from complications related to COVID-19.

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Provide $25 Billion to USPS

7.06.2020 -
GovExec reports: "The Postal Service Emergency Assistance Act (S. 4174), introduced by Sen. Susan Collins, R-
Maine, and cosponsored by Sens. Diane Fienstein, D-Calif., Steve Daines, R-Mt., Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Jon Tester, D-Mt.,
would provide $25 billion to the mailing agency on the condition the funds be used to cover COVID-19 related losses or
expenses."

Bipartisan Postal Relief Bill Introduced in Senate

7.02.2020 -
NALC reports: Today, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the “Postal Service
Emergency Assistance Act” (S. 4174) to provide funding to the Postal Service to help offset Covid-related financial losses.

Branch 1081 member passes away from coronavirus

6.25.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 60-year-old letter carrier Kerry Morrissey, a member of Branch
1081 in Ames, IA, passed away Saturday, June 13, from complications related to COVID-19.

USPS Retreats From Dire Financial Forecast

6.25.2020 -
Linn's Stamp News reports: "Package volume had soared as much as 80 percent ahead of levels a year ago, much
to the amazement of postal officials, but more recently has been around 60 percent, according to Stephen Kearney, executive
director of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers. Financial officials at USPS headquarters at L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C., now
expect mail volumes to remain 20 percent to 25 percent below pre-coronavirus levels, Kearney said." -
USPS finds surprising
financial upside in pandemic

M-01923 Consolidated Casing Update

6.18.2020 -
NALC reports: In accordance with M-01923 in NALC’s Materials Reference System (MRS), USPS has selected thirty-
one Consolidated Casing test sites to be returned to their original route structure no later than July 31, 2020.

USPS gets new leader as it deals with big financial concerns

6.15.2020 -
MarketPlace reports: "North Carolina businessman Louis DeJoy is scheduled to take over as the new head of the U.
S. Postal Service Monday. It's a job that has come under a lot of political scrutiny, especially now that more people may be
voting by mail due to COVID-19. There are also big financial concerns: The Postal Service had an $11 billion shortfall last year,
and says it could be worse this year because of COVID-19." -
Trump ally takes over crisis-ridden Postal Service - Linn's: New
PMG Takes Office June 15 - Louis Dejoy self-made billionaire - Logistics Expert - Philanthropist

2020 Stamp Out Hunger Donor Drive

6.15.2020 -
NALC reports: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NALC has postponed the food drive until it is safe to hold it. In the
meantime, the donor drive is a chance to contribute to food banks in your community.

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic

6.08.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has issued his latest statement to letter carriers covering several evolving
issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consolidated Casing Grievance Settled

6.04.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC and the Postal Service have settled a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s
unilateral testing of Consolidated Casing.

Statement of NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on justice for George Floyd and civil unrest

6.01.2020 -
NALC reports: The senseless killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis last week was not just a tragedy for
his family, it was an assault on America’s people of color, who include tens of thousands of NALC members, and an affront to
human decency.

Update regarding Branch Elections

6.01.2020 -
NALC reports: The pandemic may prevent some Branches from conducting normal elections of officers and
delegates

Pressure for USPS Funding Ramps Up as Budget Outlook Worsens

5.27.2020 -
GovExec reports: "Mnuchin suggested the agency may not need the $10 billion loan authorized by Congress,
though the numbers paint a different picture. While package volume jumped 35% in April compared to the previous year, it is a
more labor-intensive, and therefore less profitable, product. Operating revenue for the Postal Service fell by about 4% in the
month, while costs grew by 10%."

Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman Resigns

5.15.2020 -
NALC reports: Stroman, the longest serving DPMG in history, will resign on June 1st after 42 years of public service
in the Postal Service and the legislative branch of our government.

Chicago letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

5.14.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that letter carrier Unique Clay passed away from complications
related to coronavirus

Interest Arbitration dates scheduled

5.14.2020 -
NALC reports:The interest arbitration hearing dates for a new collective bargaining agreement scheduled for May,
June, and July were previously postponed due to the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic

5.13.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has issued his latest statement to letter carriers covering several evolving
issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

House introduces fourth major response package to pandemic

5.12.2020 -
NALC reports: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey
introduced the “HEROES” Act

USPS board set to lose quorum as deputy postmaster general resigns

5.13.2020 -
Federal News Network reports: "Following Stroman's departure, the USPS board will no longer have enough
members to reach a quorum, but its members have delegated authority to a Temporary Emergency Committee, which legally
allows the four remaining Senate-confirmed governors to engage in all of the board's normal decision-making." -
USPS board
again loses its quorum amid further leadership turmoil

Pandemic forces cancellation of the Honolulu Convention

5.12.2020 -
NALC reports: At the direction of the NALC Executive Council, we have notified the convention center, convention
hotels and various convention vendors of our decision to cancel the convention, which was to be held Aug. 17-21, 2020 in
Honolulu, Hawaii.

NALC's statement on USPS Q2 financial report

5.08.2020 -
NALC reports: A statement from NALC President Fredric Rolando

USPS Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

5.08.2020 -
USPS reports: "Although the pandemic did not have significant impact on our financial condition in our second
quarter, we anticipate that our business will suffer potentially dire consequences for the remainder of the year, and we are
already feeling those impacts during the last half of March. At a time when America needs the Postal Service more than ever,
the pandemic is starting to have a significant effect on our business with mail volumes plummeting as a result of the
pandemic," said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan." -
Barron's: USPS Loses $4.5 Billion in Quarter, And More Pain is
Coming - CNN: USPS warns coronavirus threatens its survival

Pennsylvania letter carrier passes away while delivering his route

5.07.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that letter carrier Gary Drais Jr. passed away while delivering his
route.

NYC letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

5.07.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that letter carrier Theresa Torres passed away from complications
related to coronavirus.

South Hackensack, NJ letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

5.07.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is saddened to learn that Danilo Javier passed away from complications related to coronavirus.

Statement of NALC President Fredric Rolando on the Appointment of Louis DeJoy as Postmaster General

5.07.2020 -
NALC reports: On behalf of 210,000 active city letter carriers who serve in every city and town across the United
States, I congratulate Louis DeJoy on his appointment as the 75th postmaster general.

Top Republican Fundraiser and Trump Ally Named Postmaster General

5.07.2020 -
Washington Post reports: "The Postal Service's Board of Governors confirmed late Wednesday that Louis DeJoy, a
North Carolina businessman who is currently in charge of fundraising for the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, will
serve as the new postmaster general." -
USPS Board Names Logistics Executive as New Postmaster General - He's a
billionaire! - Greensboro Businessman - Louis DeJoy - His house is one of top results at Google (for DeJoy search) - Wife
Aldona Wos Nominated by Trump to Be Ambassador to Canada

NALC letter to USPS Board of Governors’ regarding legislative relief

5.05.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC and other postal unions sent a letter to the USPS Board of Governors

Bipartisan poll demonstrates overwhelming support of direct funding to USPS

5.01.2020 -
NALC reports: Today, North Star Opinion Research and Hart Research Associates, two leading Republican and
Democratic public opinion firms, released the findings of a national poll.

California Letter Carrier Alex De Mateo involved in fatal vehicle accident while delivering his route

4.29.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC has learned that letter carrier Alex De Mateo was involved in a fatal vehicle accident while
delivering his route

Letter carrier deaths due to coronavirus now up to 10

4.29.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that six more letter carriers have recently passed away due to
complications related to coronavirus

Indianapolis Letter Carrier Angela Summers killed on her route

4.28.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that letter carrier Angela Summers, an Indianapolis Branch 39
member and shop steward at the Linwood Station, was shot while delivering her route on Monday, April 27 and passed away
that evening.

NALC commemorates Workers Memorial Day

4.28.2020 -
NALC reports: April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, the day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job.
NALC proudly stands with the other unions of the AFL-CIO to renew the ongoing fight for strong safety and health protections
on the job.

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic and the Administration’s Attack on the Postal
Service

4.25.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has released a new statement to NALC members that includes updates on COVID-
19 and NALC’s response to recent comments from President Trump about the Postal Service.

Trump threatens to block coronavirus funding for USPS if they don't raise prices

4.24.2020 -
FOX News reports: "President Trump on Friday threatened to block financial help to the USPS unless it raises
package shipping prices on retail giants like Amazon. "The postal service is a joke," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office,
adding that he thinks they "should raise the price of a package by approximately four times." -
APWU: Shame on them -
Mnuchin says he looks forward to seeing the postal board recruit a new postmaster general and executing on postal reform -
Trump later tweets that he would never let the Postal Service fail

White paper: The Postal Service and the COVID-19 Crisis

4.20.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC has created a white paper on the legislative needs of the Postal Service for the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19

4.16.2020 -
NALC reports: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching consequences for letter carriers and the
Postal Service. With new information coming quickly and changing rapidly, NALC has created this depository of information for
letter carriers.

4.16.2020 -
NALC reports: ACTION NEEDED: Congress must strengthen and protect the Postal Service during the COVID-19 crisis

Click here to find your senators and representative

Branch bi-weekly dues rosters

4.12.2020 -
NALC reports: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NALC membership department has been unable to mail out the bi-
weekly dues rosters since PP 6 of 2020. The bi-weekly dues roster information is now available to certain branch officers
through the Member’s Only portal.

Coronavirus is Threatening One of Government's Steadiest Services: The Mail

4.09.2020 -
NY Times reports: "Megan J. Brennan, the postmaster general, told lawmakers on the House Oversight and Reform
Committee that the agency would need $25 billion in federal grants to cover lost revenue from the pandemic, plus an
additional $25 billion to update aging infrastructure. Another $14 billion is needed to pay off long-term debt related to a
retirement benefits program, along with $25 billion in unrestricted borrowing authority, she said, according to officials familiar
with the information she shared privately." -
GovExec: USPS Requests $75 Billion in Emergency Funds to Keep Agency Alive

Pasadena, TX letter carrier passes away

4.09.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 69-year-old letter carrier Johnny Tamayo, a member of Branch
3867 in Pasadena, TX, passed away Saturday, April 4, from complications related to coronavirus.

President Trump is Being Misinformed About the Postal Service

4.08.2020 -
NALC reports: At a time when the heroic workers of the USPS are braving infection to serve the country during an
unprecedented national crisis, it is imperative that representatives of the federal government have a fundamental
understanding of the value of the USPS

Scarsdale, NY letter carrier passes way

4.08.2020 -
NALC reports: Carrier Martin Harris passed away April 5

Lawmakers Renew Their Plea for a Postal Service Bailout

4.08.2020 -
FedSmith reports: "One Postal Service estimate shows that the additional borrowing authority would enable it to
operate only through the end of this summer. As the coronavirus continues to worsen, the Postal Service projects a possible
50% decline in mail volume between now and the end of the current fiscal year," stated the letter."

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic

4.03.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has issued his latest statement to letter carriers covering several evolving
issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Manhattan letter carrier passes way

4.03.2020 -
NALC reports: 63-year-old letter carrier Frank Leong, a member of Branch 36 in New York City, passed away recently
from complications related to COVID-19.

USPS reports postal employees' deaths from coronavirus, 'not immune' to financial downturn

4.01.2020 -
Federal News Network reports: "With the Postal Service now tracking the deaths of its employees from the
coronavirus pandemic, in addition to a growing list of those who have tested positive for the virus, the agency is doing
everything it can to continue normal operations -- even in the most extraordinary circumstances. The USPS Board of
Governors held a moment of silence Wednesday for postal employees who have died of complications from COVID-19, the
illness caused by the current strain of the virus."

Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive Postponed

3.27.2020 -
NALC reports: The 28th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, scheduled for May 9, 2020, has been
postponed.

What's in the $2 Trillion Senate Deal (for the Postal Service)?

3.26.2020 -
WSJ reports: "The financially strained U.S. Postal Service is getting a $10 billion Treasury loan to help the mail
carrier during the pandemic. The Postal Service is only allowed by law to raise its net debt by $3 billion a year, so the bill
loosens that restriction. But it does come with some strings attached. Mainly, the Postal Service can only use the financing for
operating expenses and not to pay down outstanding debt. The bill also requires the Postal Service to prioritize medical
shipments and allows temporary delivery points to protect workers and recipients of mail." -
Bill lets the US Post Office take a
page from Amazon's delivery playbook

Statement by NALC President Fredric Rolando: The Postal Service is vital in this crisis

3.26.2020 -
NALC reports: In a major public health crisis like the one we face today, the Postal Service is essential and
deserves fair relief

Bronx letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

3.26.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 50-year-old letter carrier Rakkhon Kim passed away
Wednesday

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic

3.25.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has a statement to letter carriers covering many of the evolving issues related to
the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to contacting your shop steward, branch officer or NBA, NALC has a new resource for
members to ask pandemic questions.

AFL-CIO Executive Council's Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic

3.25.2020 -
NALC reports: “Working People's Demands in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

OLMS advisory on LM filings

3.25.2020 -
NALC reports: The Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) has issued an advisory
regarding the reporting requirements concerning LM filings.

With Dozens of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases, USPS Launches New Measures to Protect Employees

3.23.2020 -
GovExec reports: "As more than three-dozen U.S. Postal Service employees have tested positive for the novel
coronavirus, the agency is taking new steps to protect employees who remain concerned they do not have the proper
resources to stay safe. USPS has struck memoranda of understanding with its employees' labor unions, which give non-career
workers access to 80 hours of paid leave, enable individuals to take leave if they are vulnerable to COVID-19 or to care for
loved ones, and allow some groups of employees to work remotely."

NPMHU: 13 Postal Employees Have COVID-19

3.20.2020 -
NPMHU reports: "There are currently 13 postal workers who are confirmed to be COVID-19 positive. NPMHU
representatives have been meeting on a regular basis with their counterparts to discuss the Postal Service's response to the
outbreak of the virus. Postal management has stated that they will follow the guidance of the "health experts" such as CDC
and HHS."

3.19.2002 -
NALC reports: President Rolando sends letters to branch and state presidents granting dispensation
Dispensation Letters

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic

3.18.2002 -
NALC reports: President Fredric V. Rolando has issued a statement to letter carriers covering many issues related
to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NALC and USPS agree to two new MOUs on leave during the COVID-19 pandemic

3.18.2002 -
NALC reports: Today, NALC and USPS agreed to two new MOUs expanding leave for letter carriers during the COVID-
19 pandemic.

NALC Bulletin: Coronavirus precautions

3.14.2002 -
NALC reports: Make sure you do your part to limit the spread of COVID-19 by understanding precautions you can
take. This information is based on guidelines issued by the CDC.

NY: Two White Plains USPS Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

3.14.2020 -
News 12 Westchester reports: "Many employees within the facility (Westchester P&DC) say they are concerned for
their health and safety and are not looking forward to returning. "People have families to go home to," says USPS maintenance
mechanic Harold Brown. "We have kids. We have elderly people that we're around, young people and it's not right." -
Mandatory Stand-Up Talk

APWU Has a New Contract

3.12.2020 -
APWU reports: Three annual general wage increases totaling 3.4% over the life of the Agreement:

- 1.3% effective November 24, 2018 (Retroactive)
- 1.1% effective November 23, 2019 (Retroactive)
- 1% effective November 21, 2020

Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA)

- $624 or $.30/hour COLA will be applied retroactive to August 31, 2019
- $166 or $.08/hour COLA will be applied retroactive to February 29, 2020
- Future COLAs will be applied in September 2020, March 2021 and September 2021
- COLAs to date add $790 annually or $0.38 per hour to base pay.

Full Award (PDF) - Dimondstein Video


New date set for dinner to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Great Postal Strike

3.11.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC has rescheduled the dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Great Postal Strike

USPS preps for coronavirus with updated pandemic flu plan

3.09.2020 -
Federal News Network reports: "If coronavirus hits a local community, USPS urges facility medical personnel,
working with installation heads or attendance control officers, to monitor sick leave for "observable trends that may indicate a
COVID-19 outbreak among postal employees. Personnel who arrive at work obviously ill, or who become ill at work with COVID-
19 type symptoms should be released from work," the memo states." -
NALC postpones dinner celebrating 50th anniversary of
the Great Postal Strike - APWU meets with USPS - Coronavirus Pandemic Policy - Postal Service Pandemic Influenza Plan (PDF)

Dinner to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Great Postal Strike postponed

3.09.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC has postponed the dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Great Postal Strike
scheduled for March 21

Turnover high among non-career USPS, dissatisfaction with supervisors cited

2.26.2020 -
FedWeek reports: "Those employees who left in 2019 had worked just 81 days for USPS on average, it added. The
main reasons they cited in exit surveys were inflexible schedules, dislike of supervisors, and the physical demands of the
work. Working too many or too few hours also was cited."

NALC and USPS have mutually agreed to postpone a national-level grievance

2.21.2020 -
NALC reports: A national-level grievance regarding the delay in implementing Arbitrator Goldberg’s Award in Case
No. Q15C-4Q-C 17697250 will be postponed

The NALC Veterans Guide is now available

2.20.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC created the NALC Veterans Group to provide access to information and tools specific to
veterans’ rights and benefits within the Postal Service.

Trump 2021 Budget Proposes $97B USPS Savings Package, Including Pay and Service Cuts

2.11.2020 -
GovExec reports: "The White House included in its fiscal 2021 budget proposal all of the recommendations made by
a task force President Trump created in 2018 to put USPS on a better course, saying the reforms would save the mailing
agency from an existential threat. Absent changes, the administration estimated the agency would lose $7 billion this year and
$8 billion per year through 2030."

Statement by President Rolando on the Postal Service's 2020 Quarter 1 financial report

2.07.2020 -
NALC reports: The Postal Service’s financial report for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 underlines the need for
congressional action on common-sense legislative reform.

USPS Reports 1st Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

2.07.2020 -
USPS reports: "The net loss for the quarter totaled $748 million, a decrease in net loss of $789 million, compared to
a net loss of $1.5 billion for the same quarter last year. Controllable loss for the quarter was $387 million, compared to a
controllable loss of $103 million for the same quarter last year."

USPS Fairness Act passes House

2.5.2020 -
NALC reports: Today, the House of Representatives passed the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) in a 309 to 106 vote. As
letter carriers know, this bipartisan bill seeks to end the mandate for the Postal Service to prefund retiree health care
decades in advance.

The Postal Record magazine is now available as a digital flipbook and an audiobook

2.5.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC's monthly magazine, The Postal Record, is now available in a viewable and downloadable
flipbook on the NALC website.

Nolan selected as neutral arbitrator

2.5.2020 -
NALC reports: A neutral arbitrator has been selected

Resources on CCA to PTF Conversion

1.31.2020 -
NALC reports: CAU has compiled a number of helpful links

Mail Handlers, USPS Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

1.23.2020 -
NPMHU reports: "The 2019 National Agreement will cover a period of three years, and will expire at midnight on
September 20, 2022. All career Mail Handlers will receive four general wage increases during the term: the first, retroactively
effective to November 23, 2019, will be 1.1%; the second, effective on November 21, 2020, will be 1.0%; the third, effective on
November 20, 2021, will be 1.0%; and the fourth, called a special pay adjustment, also effective on November 20, 2021, will be
0.8%."

CCAs With 30 Months Will Be Converted to Career Status

1.23.2020 -
NALC reports: "NALC and USPS have settled a national-level grievance regarding non-compliance with the
contractual caps on the employment of City Carrier Assistants (CCAs). This settlement provides that all city carrier assistants in
any size office with 30 months of relative standing on February 15, 2020, will be converted to career status within 60 days from
the signing of the agreement on January 22, 2020."

USPS Overstated Savings of Workforce Shift While Turnover Increased

1.22.2020 -
FedWeek reports: "The Postal Service over-stated savings from shifting to lower-paid and less tenured employees
and reducing services, and did not account for some side effects such as increased turnover, the GAO has said. Meanwhile,
that report said, clerk and mail handler overtime nearly doubled, and the number of grievances rose by 6 percent per year on
average over that period."

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%."