Postal Articles

September 19, 2019
UPS “Browns,” Company’s Iconic Uniform, Get A Makeover
FedEx stock plunges as outlook prompts analyst downgrades
Senator pushes Amazon for details about Ring doorbell "partnerships" with police

September 18, 2019
Customer says he felt abandoned by postal workers during armed robbery
Disabled couple denied door delivery by USPS
Levittown postal workers honored for 'a million miles' without accidents
Court: USPS Missouri letter carrier's suit against PMG alleging Rehabilitation Act violations can move forward
Boris has Brexit, Trump has Pexit
Hatch Act makes most politicking off limits
Community mailbox broken into in Stockton, CA neighborhood
OIG: Delivery Scanning Issues – Gracie Station, New York, NY

September 17, 2019
No news is good news: Retirement plans spared, again
'They broke through the wall’: Tequesta FL Post Office suffers ’extensive’ damage in apparent break-in
United States Postal Worker caught yeeting package across Minneapolis lawn
Mail carrier delivers a stamped coconut from a mystery sender to San Diego Opera
Postal Banking: Has Bernie Sanders ever been inside a post office before?
The Universal Postal Union: Why Its Upcoming Extraordinary Congress Is A Big Deal
USPS OIG: Mail Delivery Issues - Ypsilanti Main Post Office (PDF)
Former varsity football player now delivers for the USPS
NPMHU: RI399 Settlement to be Paid on October 4, 2019
USPS Flag Notice: POW-MIA Recognition Day is Sept. 20
Signed, sealed, delivered? Postal Service has no answer for 2018 disappearance of Neenah-Menasha mail
OIG: Addressing the Diverse Needs and Wants of Rural America: Opportunities for the U.S. Postal Service

September 16, 2019
Stamp Honors ‘Father of Modern American Poetry’
NAPS Chat: New Postal Regulatory Commission Commissioners Ann Fisher and Ashley Poling join Bob Levi on
the September 13 edition of NAPS Chat

Postal Worker Recovering After Being Pinned Between Car and Truck
How fentanyl flowed through the USPS and across the southern border
Letter Carrier Mary Granados laid to her final rest  |  $47,000 raised
Asbestos removal closing a south Minneapolis post office for more than a week
Handle with care — and a smile: Ex-wide receiver delivers mail ‘through rain, sleet or snow’

September 15, 2019
'Critical' repairs forcing a south Minneapolis post office to close
USPS Employees Know These 9 Interesting Post Office Facts… Do You?
Postal Service licked in court fight over stamp price hike
Maine man barely escaped a home fire in a building that also houses the post office
UPS to pay DOJ $8.4 million for overcharging federal agencies under GSA Contract

September 14, 2019
Court Rules Postal Service's Largest-Ever Stamp Price Increase Is Illegal
APWU: Postal workers will serve as key witnesses in next arbitration session
Amarillo Postal Worker Arrested in Wide-Ranging Drug Bust
DC Circuit grants postal watchdog’s challenge to PRC’s approval of rate hike on Forever stamps
USPS dedicates stamp honoring visionary poet Walt Whitman
OIG: Independent Report on Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, and Supplemental Semiannual
Headcount Reporting Submitted to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

OIG: Competitive Products Pricing Best Practices

September 13, 2019
Postal Worker Suffers Major Injuries When Pinned by Car
WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: USPS worker pinned by out of control car at back of mail truck
4 Bayville Mail Carriers To Receive National Safe-Driving Honor
Five Paterson, New Jersey, Men Admit Stealing Over $300,000 In Checks From Collection Boxes
Slain postal worker’s family receives special recognition
US loses 'hundreds of millions of dollars' to antiquated international postal union, White House says
OIG: Miscellaneous Non-Postal Revenue Refunds – West Sacramento, CA, Processing and Distribution Center

September 12, 2019
Former rural carrier sentenced to 10 months for mail theft
Former postal employee sentenced to seven years for role in meth distribution
Philadelphia police, postal officers investigating discarded mail in Hunting Park
Chicago: Thieves nabbed after burglarizing mail truck
Report stresses feedback, recognition in employee engagement program  |  USPS OIG: RISC Report (PDF)
Chicago Man Charged After Putting Narcotics in Logan Square Mailbox
Forever stamped: Ithaca NY's postal poet

September 11, 2019
Patriots Day
New Mailing Process for Cremated Remains Effective Sept 30, 2019
Police: Georgia postal worker lied about being robbed on the job
Massachusetts Postmaster Charged with Stealing Government Funds
Spooky Silhouettes Forever Stamps to be Released in Time for Halloween
September 11, 2001: A Letter Carrier's Story
Former PMG Potter doing well as head of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Need holiday work? Consider the USPS
President Trump Has Ordered Flags Flown at Half-staff Wednesday, Sept. 11
Groton, Massachusetts Postmaster Charged With Stealing Approximately $7000.00 In Government Funds

September 10, 2019
UPS To Hire About 100,000 For Holiday Season
Nantucket PO evacuated for hazmat investigation
UPS has new hybrid trucks with a neat trick
Postman honored with largest mural in Washington, D.C.
Five Nantucket post office employees sent to hospital after white powder fell on packages
Bakersfield neighborhood hopes to catch porch pirates after package thefts
Postal Service Dedicates Purple Heart Medal Forever Stamp Oct. 4
USPS to Help Retailers Deal with Returns
OIG: How Effective is USPS in Recovering Maintenance and Repair Costs Incurred at Leased Facilities?
OIG: From Home Office to Post Office

September 9, 2019
Marcellus post office gets ready to reopen 2 weeks after mercury spill
Community welcomes back post office eight years after tornado
This retired USPS delivery truck has a V-8 engine
Combined Federal Campaign Starts Today
Faced with possible mold, North DeKalb Mall post office still closed
Misplaced Medication, Mail a Growing Concern in McKinney
OIG: Physical and Environmental Controls Site Security Review – Summary Report

September 8, 2019
U.S. potential exit from Universal Postal Union could impact global parcel rates
USPS investigating mail theft at Las Vegas branch
USPS charter flights have a big, mysterious problem
Postal worker who shot gun inside mail truck shouldn't have had weapon on him
Lawmakers Make a Stand for Collective Bargaining
TSP to Temporarily Suspend Withdrawal Requests
Are you a married fed with spouse and Social Security — lots of luck!

September 7, 2019
Truckers sound the alarm as shipping companies hit the skids
Spill at Marcellus Post Office Involves 8 Pounds of Mercury
Trump criticizes USPS efforts to combat flow of dangerous drug fentanyl from China
50 Homemade M-80s Intercepted by Postal Workers in Virginia; North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty
'I just want my fence fixed': Jacksonville homeowner claims USPS mailman damaged his fence
Manchester man arrested after assault of United States Postal Service worker
OIG: Financial Differences – Nashville, TN, Main Office Window
OIG: Delivery Scanning Issues – Lakeview Station, Chicago, IL
OIG: Delivery Scanning Issues – Gardena Post Office, Gardena, CA

September 6, 2019
US postal worker accused of making up story about shooting after accidentally discharging his gun in his mail
Fisher's Career Path Takes Her to Postal Commission
Canton postal worker behind bars after gun goes off in mail truck  |  Postal worker arrested
Indianapolis family pleads for tips after postal worker's murder
Former New Jersey APWU Secretary/Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $34,500 Of Union Funds
Former President of Kansas APWU Indicted On One Count of Embezzling $4,740 In Union Funds
USPS Installing Faster Package Sorters Launches New GlobalPost International Shipping Services to Ease Uncertainty About Possible
USPS International Shipping Disruptions

September 5, 2019
$25,000 reward offered for suspects who fired shots at Memphis postal worker
Michigan local NALC president pleads guilty to embezzling union funds
Canton postal worker behind bars after gun goes off in mail truck
Patrick R. Donahoe Purchases 760 Shares of Postal Realty Trust  |  Postal Realty Trust
Postal IG Finds Flaws in Vetting of Applicants
Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Murdering Postal Worker in Fit of Road Rage
The Human Cost of Amazon’s Fast, Free Shipping
Marcellus post office mercury spill is much bigger than public originally told
USPS warns shippers 'no longer eligible for discounted rates' if US leaves postal union
U.S. Postal Inspection Service Area Case Management

September 4, 2019
Vermont Postmaster Claimed a Man Attacked Her. A Judge Said She Lied
Postal semi catches fire in Phoenix, destroying some mail
Kentucky USPS Contractor Pleads Guilty to Stealing Mail Parcels Containing Veterans’ Medication
Indiana postal worker accused of forging doctor's note
U.S. to leave global postal union next month barring last-minute action; exit could send global parcel rates
Turkish Post’s Post Cafe brings new look to post offices with traditional hospitality
Most TSP Funds Take a Tumble in August
Letter Carriers Sue Postal Service Over Push to 'Radically Refashion' Their Jobs
U.S. Postal Service Delays New Mail Truck Choice to 2020
Postal worker accidentally stabbed in St. Charles County
USPS delivery problems spike in Philly neighborhoods
Texas shooter purchased gun at private sale; denied in 2014 check
OIG: Town and Country
OIG: Misc Non-Postal Revenue Refunds – Golden, IL, Post Office

September 3, 2019
USPS suspends service in parts of Florida due to Hurricane Dorian
eBay opposes USPS withdrawal from Universal Postal Union
One of last bits of footage of Mary Granados seen on doorbell cam
After Odessa shooting kills postal worker, local mail carriers reflect on worker safety, meaning of Labor Day
USPS Dorian Update
Postmaster General Statement on the Midland-Odessa, TX Incident
Neighbor Says Texas Gunman Was ‘Violent, Aggressive Person’
Texas Shooter Called Police, FBI Tip Line 15 Minutes Before Attack Began
APWU: Mourning the Murder of Mary Granados

September 2, 2019
Labor Day
After Odessa shooting kills postal worker, local mail carriers reflect on worker safety, meaning of Labor Day
29 Year old Texas letter carrier was one of the victims in the state’s latest mass shooting
What Amazon's One-Day Delivery Means for UPS, FedEx, Walmart and Target
$30,000+ raised at GoFundMe for slain letter carrier - Granados was on the phone with her twin sister when
incident happened - Nearing the end of her shift - NALC Statement
Mary Granados: A Tribute to the Odessa Postal Worker Shot and Killed - Witness: Mail carrier pleaded with
shooter before being shot in hip and head - Just made regular carrier last week? - GoFundMe page
Multiple gunshot victims in Midland/Odessa shootings, suspect uses hijacked USPS van
Amazon's Next-Day Delivery System Has Brought Chaos and Carnage to America's Streets
USPS Hiring Retirees as CCAs for 2019 Holiday Rush
What Amazon's One-Day Delivery Means for UPS, FedEx, Walmart and Target
Texas mass shooting victims include postal worker and truck driver
Texas gunman was reportedly fired hours before deadly rampage

September 1, 2019
At least 1 person dead, 20 injured by shooter in Odessa and Midland, Texas
Gunman at large in hijacked mail truck, 'shooting at random people' in Texas: Police
High school student, 15, and postal worker were among five people killed and 21 injured - including a 17-
month-old girl - in Texas shooting
Midland and Odessa shooter killed postal worker before stealing mail truck

August 31, 2019
Fort Wayne: Postal Service holding another job fair to hire carriers
The Postal Service is committed to fighting the illegal mailing of drugs
All mail on postal contractor's truck burned in fatal accident
On Hurricane: Former postal supervisor used to commotion after working for years at Post Office
Warning: Cash any Canada Post money orders ASAP
Mounds of stolen mail found in desert near Las Vegas
Amazon’s Next-Day Delivery System Has Brought Chaos And Carnage To America’s Streets — But The World’s
Biggest Retailer Has A System To Escape The Blame
Tyrannosaurus Rex Forever Stamps Show Motion When Rotated in Light
The last thing we want is for the US Postal Service to become the nation's largest drug dealer - US Attorney G.
Zachary Terwilliger
Person killed after falling into Mobile, AL delta after their vehicle was struck by a USPS contractor
New Texas law raises punishment for package theft

August 30, 2019
Colorado Letter Carrier Sentenced For Stealing Mail Instead Of Delivering It  
NALC Files Lawsuit on Consolidated Casing Initiative
Community Remembers Postal Worker Killed in Crash
Warning: Cash any Canada Post money orders ASAP
Massachusetts Letter Carrier Accused of Stealing From Her Customers
NALC files Lawsuit on Consolidated Casing Initiative

August 29, 2019
Postal worker from Fitchburg MA who stole from customers and smoked crack on route avoids jail time
Americans' Approval Of Labor Unions Reaches 16-Year High
Services held Wednesday for postal driver killed in Longmeadow crash
USPS: Growing the business - Corbett reviews latest financial results
Man accused of killing retired Ann Arbor postal worker to undergo mental evaluation
Morristown mourns postman who delivered smiles in all weather
OIG Audit: What are Causes of Untimely Processed and Transported Mail and What is the Impact on Delivery?
OIG Audit: What Impacts Does the Transportation Network Have on Delivery of Mail?
OIG: Local Purchases and Payments: Miscellaneous Services – Dickinson, ND, Main Post Office
USPS OIG: Rural and Urban Origins of the Postal Service
USPS OIG: Nationwide Employee Background Screening

August 28, 2019
Ohio woman with Down syndrome and passion for mail gets her dream job for a day
Thieves tempted by bait mail in Covington WA face felony charges
OSHA cites UPS for "excessive heat" exposure after NBC investigation
USPS suspends services in Caribbean District (Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands) from Wednesday until
further notice
Postal worker dies from wasp stings
Widow Urges Outdoor and Mailbox Safety After Iowa Letter Carrier Dies From Wasp Sting
Rochester: Postal Service facility closed due to mercury leak
NALC Statement On Death of Connecticut Letter Carrier Daniel Nacin
Bay Area Postal Worker to be Recognized as Hero for Helping Injured Woman
Stamp collectors think a USPS poster shows the wrong train
Trump’s Opioid Deal Has Been a Big Success

August 27, 2019
DeKalb residents fed up with closed post office
Stutts elected for second term as NRLCA president
USPS OIG: Service For Those Who Serve
Family of missing pregnant postal worker seeks answers almost a year after disappearance

August 26, 2019
Obituary for Daniel J. Nacin, the Connecticut letter carrier who died in a motor vehicle accident while
delivering mail last week
Campbelltown PA Post Office owes high ratings to the person behind the counter
Mail truck burns in Alabama
USPS OIG: Contract Delivery Service Costs
Mail drop frustrates Cedar Run residents
2,500-year-old Persian post office discovered in Turkey
USPS Employee Assistance Program was upgraded with new features this year
Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Assaulting U.S. Postal Worker

August 25, 2019
Iceland Post Says Issuing Stamps Is Too Costly
Enfield chief: Pursuing officers in deadly crash appeared to be following policy
Veteran Letter Carrier Killed In Crash Was Victim Of Police Chase - Listen To Chase Audio
Government whistleblowers: Courageous saints or revenge-hungry rats?
OIG: Nationwide Employee Background Screening

August 24, 2019
Answering Trump, UPS, FedEx and USPS say they already fight illegal drug shipments
USPS Announces New Officer Appointments
Trump “orders” US companies to leave China, also “orders” USPS to search all packages from China for
drugs. Markets plunge.
Chinese Drug Traffickers Say Ship Fentanyl Via USPS - Trump Orders USPS To Search and Refuse These
After numerous cases of mail theft, man finds creative way to keep an eye on his mail
How fentanyl flowed through the U.S. Postal Service and across the southern border
Friends remember postal worker killed during deadly crash
Contractor for U.S. Postal Service arrested in Moyock

August 23, 2019
Police identify letter carrier killed in crash at Mass/Conn border
Milwaukee postal worker fired for throwing mail in dumpster
Crash Update: 40-year veteran of USPS killed in Longmeadow crash; wreckage burst into flames  |  Horrific
New USPS Forever Stamps Feature Winter Berries
OIG: Miscellaneous Non-Postal Revenue Refunds – South Hackensack, NJ, Annex
OIG: Contract Delivery Service Costs
OIG: Stamp Stock Accountability

August 22, 2019
No delivery: Mid-City New Orleans residents go days without getting their mail
Heat takes down more UPS workers during hottest summer ever
Brooklyn Mail Truck Crash Leaves Woman With $50K Bill: Lawsuit
Four Paterson, New Jersey, Men Charged with Stealing $450,000 in Checks from Dozens of Mail Collection
$450K in checks stolen from mailboxes in North Jersey
Medicare integration - Explaining how it would benefit USPS retirees
Walnut Creek, CA Man Sentenced To More Than Two Years In Prison For Mail Theft Conspiracy

August 21, 2019
Ohio letter carrier charged with stealing reward certificates from the mail
Man angry at Dallas postal worker throws racist tantrum
Federal judge sides with Vermont letter carrier in case against USPS
Chula Vista CA postal worker charged with firing pepper spray at poodle
New governors to face red ink woes
Washington, Virginia wins chaotic fight to keep historic post office
USPS delivers on 21-year-old's dream of delivering the mail
Lack of Heat Safety Standard a Risk to Postal Worker Health
American Banker: Postal banking won't deliver for USPS
American Airlines Inc. Agrees To Pay $22 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Falsely Reporting
Delivery Times of U.S. Mail Transported Internationally
Easier than ever to update your USPS info

August 20, 2019
Baton Rouge postal carrier indicted after more than 100 pieces of mail dumped in garbage
South L.A. man pleads guilty to stealing nearly $240,000 from USPS trucks
Here’s what Woodland Hills mail carriers say is different at the Post Office after Peggy Frank’s death a year
ago in extreme heat
Georgia: postal carrier arrested on DUI charge
NAPS declines to take part in Pay for Performance consultations with USPS
USPS OIG: Geographic Variation in Productivity
No mailing it in for postal workers; can't beat the heat
With less people using USPS, IG looks to optimize agency's services
OIG: The Ups and Downs of Productivity

August 19, 2019
UPS Invests in Amazon-Powered Self-Driving Trucks Hauling USPS Mail
How Murals In 26 Kansas Post Offices Tried To Cheer People Up During The Great Depression
Postal Impersonator Ripping Off Mail in California Town
Professor relays story of black activism and the post office
3rd Postal Worker Killed in Chicago This Year
Former President of Kansas APWU Indicted On One Count of Embezzlement of Union Funds Totaling $4,740
USPS Tells Small Biz Owners to Meet with Local Postmasters
TSP Policy Changes to Mainly Affect Post-Separation Withdrawals
What Would be the Financial Impact of the Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act?
Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Committing A Bomb Hoax
Letter to the Editor: Prefunding health care hurting postal service

August 18, 2019
Mail Fail: Deliveries Can’t Be Made To Box Blocked by Legally Parked Car
Oklahoma man sentenced for assaulting postal worker
UPS reveals it has already been using self-driving trucks

August 17, 2019
After nearly five decades, Barstow letter carrier completes his rounds
Arizona Delegation Members Cite Tucson Mail Delays, Urge Updated Data Before Considering Additional
CSRS time buyout: Fact, fiction or fantasy

August 16, 2019
Update: Former USPS mail carrier sentenced to home confinement, probation after stealing cash, gift cards
Waxahachie mail carrier delivers inspiration by running route
Chicago: USPS offers reward for info on series of postal truck break-ins, stolen mail
Postmaster Debra Fisher to retire after 25 years at Island Post Office
USPS is losing $1B a quarter. How long can it survive?
USPS investigates postal issues in Windsor, CO
UPS buys stake in TuSimple after using its autonomous trucks - The U.S. Postal Service has also tested
TuSimple's self-driving tech
Police warn of thefts at Peachtree City post office
Reward Offered for Information in Case of Postal Service Key Stolen in Lauderhill
OIG: Mail Delivery Issues – Broadview Station, Atlanta, GA
OIG: How Effective is the Postal Service in Reducing Non-career Employee Turnover?

August 15, 2019
Postal carrier robbed of mail keys, cellphone in Lauderhill FL
Postal Worker Rescues Elderly Man on Her Route in Arlington VA
NRLC: General Wage Increases and Cost-of-Living Raises
The US Postal Service's volumes tanked for the first time in nearly a decade — here's why insiders say FedEx
and Amazon are to blame
Oops. It looks like the Postal Service is selling a T-shirt with a Russian plane on it
OIG Audit: Can the Postal Service Standardize its Mail Processing Operations?

August 14, 2019
Florida mail carrier busted stealing cash and gift cards
Amazon Delivery Driver Caught On Camera Taking Girl’s Bike
NYC Columnist: "The United States Postal Service is a Rogue Company Delivering Road Violence"
Coral Springs mail carrier busted stealing cash and gift cards
Phoenix mail-delivery drivers raise concerns about lack of air conditioning in trucks
Postal worker testifies she saw man murder Pasco neighbor from her mail truck
Check your taxes - New withholding estimator available

August 13, 2019
USPS to issue three-ounce stamp honoring Walt Whitman in September
APWU: New MS-1 Settlement and Implementation
FedEx Completely Cut Ties With Amazon. Here's Why UPS Won't (or Can't)
Louisville man hurls slurs, mailbox at postal worker; spits on officer
Residents fed up with stolen mail tossed in East Atlanta streets
Two New PRC Commissioners Sworn in as USPS Market Dominant Rates Are Under Review
Second West Virginia Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Federal Marijuana Charge
Postal service records big loss, but it isn’t all the fault of the USPS
APWU official admits $34,500 theft from union
OIG: Nationwide Review of Voyager Fleet Card Personal Identification Numbers
OIG: Digging Deeper on Mail Mix Study
OIG: Military and Diplomatic Mail Service

August 12, 2019
NALC Statement on Postal Service’s 2019 Q3 Financial Report
Girl, 9, leaves cold drinks for postal carriers during summer heat wave
Amazon delivery van falls down embankment
One-of-a-kind postal service procession held in Oregon City for beloved mailman
The U.S. Postal Service Reported a Big Loss. Here’s What That Means for FedEx and UPS

August 11, 2019
Former Tennessee post office employee under investigation for mail theft
Two decades after a Chatsworth postal worker was shot and killed because the shooter thought he looked
Latino or Asian, a family is fed up with no action: ‘We are better than this’
Warren Buffett enjoys APS Stampshow in his hometown

August 10, 2019
NALC: Statement on Postal Service's 2019 Q3 Financial Report
Postal Service Reports First Drop in Packages in Nearly a Decade
Postal Service losing billions and delivering fewer packages as it burns cash
Michigan postal worker pilfered seashells, razor blades and clothes from mail, feds say

August 9, 2019
Postal Service Reports First Drop in Packages in Nearly a Decade
U.S. Postal Service Reports Third Quarter Operating Loss of $1 Billion, Total Net Loss $2.3 Billion
USPS Financials: Form 10-Q Quarter III FY 2019 (PDF)
New Jersey APWU Officer Admits Embezzlement
Colorado Springs mail carrier 'severely injured' after dog attack
USPS mail truck burnt to a crisp
Pay Raises Coming for 130K USPS Rural Carriers, Along With Higher Health Care Costs
MTA worker kept USPS job in case he didn't like new gig
Amazon Scout robots now making deliveries in Irvine, CA
Hughesville crash involves postal truck
Riverdale Sports - Physical Therapy For Postal Employees
USPS clarifies acceptable identification forms
Postal Service decision could mean thousands of auto jobs in Flint, Lordstown

August 8, 2019
Postal Service Watchdog Finds New Vulnerability During Security Audit
Here's What 12 Democratic Presidential Candidates Have to Say About Public Servants and Their Unions
Driver Crashes Into New Baltimore Post Office Profit Plunges After Ending Postal Service Partnership
FedEx to Sever Another Amazon Link
Postal Inspectors helping combat opioids scourge
The USPS can’t compete with delivery firms using coerced, unpaid workers, child labor  (PDF)
Amazon-FedEx Split Draws Battle Lines in Online Delivery Feud

August 7, 2019
Extreme heat doesn't stop the mail — even at the cost of postal workers' health
The USPS has a Board of Governors – Now What?
Rural carriers ratify contract
Mail destroyed when USPS semi truck headed for NC city burned
Saturday mail delivery faces chopping block in Japan
2018-2021 NRLCA-USPS Tentative National Agreement Has Been RATIFIED
FedEx Ends Ground-Delivery Deal With Amazon
The government is clarifying a policy change that will limit the prescribing of opioid painkillers to employees
injured on the job and covered under OWCP
Unions Seek to Maintain Ban on Executive Orders
OIG: Postage and Fee Refunds – Bellmawr, NJ, Main Window
Postal customer receives note from USPS on why mail had blood on it

August 6, 2019
Former Postal Employee Pleads Guilty to Role in Federal Marijuana Conspiracy
CVS loyalty program will offer members free delivery on prescriptions, merchandise nationwide
Pro Trump “MAGA Bomber” sentenced to 20 years
2,305 Postal Retirements in July
U.S. Postal Service Issuing Tyrannosaurus Rex Forever Stamps Aug. 29
Former Fort Calhoun postmaster sentenced for embezzlement
Postal Supervisors Sue for Raise, Back Pay
USPS board finally reaches quorum as 10-year postal reform plan comes into focus
OIG: Bells and Whistleblowers

August 5, 2019
Pro-Trump mail bomber faces sentencing
FedEx, UPS Find Formula for Delivering Seven Days a Week: Discount Sunday Drivers
Communities and Postal Workers United Summer 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
USPS: Lower flags after Texas, Ohio shootings
You’ve Got Snail Mail: Charities Experiment With Fundraising Through USPS Informed Delivery Service
Yorkie's dog bite disrupts neighborhood's mail service
NARFE Pushes For Social Security Fairness, Supports New Legislation to Reform Windfall Elimination Provision
NPMHU: 2019 Contract Update #4

August 4, 2019
U.S. Senate approves three postal board appointees
Top stories of the week July 28-August 3

August 3, 2019
USPS mail carrier caught on camera driving over customer’s front lawn
AZ rep calls for investigation into “unsafe summer work conditions” after letter carrier cooks a steak on mail
truck’s dashboard
USPS Regains a Functioning Governing Board for the First Time in Five Years
Brookline letter carrier gives rental scooters her stamp of approval
FedEx truck full of packages burns along SR 167 in Auburn

August 2, 2019
USPS recognizes military working dogs with new Forever stamps
Retired letter carriers warn customers: You don’t have to accept a Postal Service cluster box
Trump wants to restrict opioid access for federal employees
Amazon drivers part of $10 million theft ring (that sold stolen items on, FBI says
Scantily-clad mail carrier?
Mail truck catches fire near Auburn, WA
FedEx Seven Day Package Delivery Casts Doubt on U.S. Postal Service Rate Hikes
OIG: Mail Delivery Issues – Pleasant Hill Station, Des Moines, IA

August 1, 2019
Sacramento Man Convicted of Assaulting U.S. Postal Worker
Minneapolis police investigating after postal workers shot at by BB gun
Records show more than a hundred mail delivery complaints at south Fargo ND branch
Rattlesnake Encounter Stops Mail Delivery in South San Jose Neighborhood
How an unassuming window in San Jose fills a crucial need for the homeless
NY: USPS Business Mail Facilities Considered for Closure
The Onion: New USPS Commercial Touts More Fingers From Kidnappers Sent Through Mail Than Other
Shipping Companies
Postal Banking? Minimum Security Devices and Procedures and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance
Swiss Post Suspends Drone Delivery Service After Second Crash - An emergency parachute failure raises
questions about the safety of urban delivery drones
Cortlandt, NY Man Accused Of Threatening Postal Worker With Knife


Postal Facts: August 28th, 2019

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

Cool Jazz, Mural and Rememberances
Honor Saxophonist Letter-Carrier Buck Hill
Executive Vice President Renfroe is quoted
in an Aug. 28 article by Metro Washington
Council, AFL-CIO.  The article covers the
celebratory ceremony and unveiling of
Buck Hill's mural.

Click here to read article

Buck Hill, D.C.'s 'Wailin' Mailman,' is
Honored With a 70-Foot Mural at 14th and U
Article by covering the
celebratory ceremony and life of Buck Hill.

Click here to read article

D.C.'s Newest and Tallest Mural Honors a
Local Jazz Legend Who Was Also a Mailman
Article by WAMU 88.5 FM covers the
celebratory ceremony and unveiling of
Buck Hill's mural.

Click here to read article

Remembering "The Wailin' Mailman"
Radio excerpt by Union City Radio covers
the life and celebratory ceremony of Buck

Click here to listen

Postman honored with largest mural in
Washington, D.C.
Article by Linn's Stamp News covers the life
and celebratory ceremony of Buck Hill.
(pages 22-23)

Click here to read article

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NALC and the labor movement fight for human rights

8.2019 - 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." -

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

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 - 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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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%."

APWU and USPS at Impasse on Contract

12.24.2018 -
APWU reports: "The Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee had some serious concerns with the tentative
agreement and sent it back to the APWU National leadership to reopen negotiations with management and attempt to address
their concerns. We did just that in two meetings on Wednesday December 19, 2018 and follow up discussions on Thursday
December 20th. However, we were unable to reach any changes or new agreements with the Postal Service. The APWU and
USPS are now at "impasse."

USPS will be open for business and mail delivery

12.21.2018 -
NALC reports: USPS will be open for business and mail delivery will continue as usual Monday, Dec. 24.

2018 NALC election results update

12.10.2018 -
NALC reports: The National Election Committee met on November 30 at NALC National Headquarters in
Washington, DC, to review the election-result appeals that the committee received in November from two NALC members in
the 2018 election of NALC national officers.

Beware phishing emails posing as NALC

12.06.2018 -
NALC reports: Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text
message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data.

White House Postal Task Force releases long-awaited report

12.03.2018 -
NALC reports: Today, the Trump administration’s task force released its report evaluating USPS finances and
operations, United States Postal Service: A Sustainable Path Forward.

Trump Administration Proposes Major Overhaul of USPS

12.04.2018 -
Washington Examiner reports: "The Treasury Department issued a report Tuesday calling the U.S. Postal Service
"unsustainable" financially and calling for extensive changes to its operations. The recommendations include eliminating
certain delivery services, allowing the Postal Service to set prices without Congress' consent, and eliminating collective
bargaining over wages for USPS employees. The report suggests privatizing the USPS as a possible solution." -
Seeks to
Remove USPS Compensation From Collective Bargaining - Could Inflame Tensions With Amazon - Postal Task Force Report -
NALC Statement - APWU - Treasury Dept. Paid The MITRE Corporation $1.6 Million to Write Report?

USPS Delivery and Retail Services Suspended Wednesday, Dec. 5

12.03.2018 - NALC reports: President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, a national day of mourning to honor
the late President George H. W. Bush for his vast contributions to the United States during his lifetime.

Penalty Overtime Exclusion

11.29.2018 -
NALC reports: Exclusion: 12/1/18 through 12/28/18

Carriers to Receive Upgrade/Pay Schedule Consolidation

11.19.2018 -
NALC reports: In accordance with the MOU Re: Pay Schedule Consolidation, all career and non-career (CCA) grade
1 city letter carriers were upgraded to their equivalent step in grade 2 effective Nov. 24.

Keep it. It's yours.

11.16.2018 -
NALC reports: On Nov. 15, the APWU and NALC launched a new ad showing what the public might expect from a
corporate postal service if the White House plans to sell off USPS go forward.

USPS Reports Fiscal Year 2018 Results

11.15.2018 -
USPS reports: "The USPS reported operating revenue of $70.6 billion for fiscal year 2018, an increase of $1.0
billion compared to the prior year. The higher revenues were driven largely by continued growth in the Shipping and
Packages business, where revenue increased $2.0 billion, or 10.1 percent, which more than offset revenue declines in First-
Class and Marketing Mail as a result of declining volumes in that segment of its business." -
$3.9 Billion Loss - 'We are not
financially strong'

USPS 2018 Fiscal Year Financial Report Statement

11.14.2018 - NALC reports: President Rolando's statement on the 2018 Fiscal Year financial report.

California Wildfires - Ways to Help

11.13.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC Disaster Relief Foundation - California Fires Message

Injured on the job, then fired: Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS

11.09.2018 -
The Guardian reports: "The Guardian spoke to several former and current USPS workers, classified as non-career
employees, who were fired or said they were mistreated after suffering on-the-job injuries. These temporary workers say they
are uniquely vulnerable to mistreatment at a federal agency with one of the highest rates of workplace injury in the United

Statement on election results

11.09.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC President Fredric Rolando's statement regarding the midterm election

Mail Truck Fires Persist in Aging Fleet Tagged for Replacement

11.07.2018 - reports: "Several hundred mail trucks burst into flames, burning beyond repair, in the past five years,
according to a review of U.S. Postal Service documents and public news reports. At least six fires occurred in
September and October, and 15 have been reported so far this year."

Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service is wrong. We can stop it!

11.06.2018 -
NALC reports: The U.S. Postal Service belongs to the American people. Let's do whatever it takes to keep it for
generations to come.

Amazon is launching new delivery program and hiring thousands of drivers

11.05.2018 -
Business Insider reports: "For the first time, the company is planning to hire and manage thousands of full-time
drivers to transport packages to customers from Amazon delivery outposts across the US, the company confirmed to Business
Insider on Monday. Amazon will manage these drivers directly, meaning the company will set their wages, provide them
delivery vehicles, and schedule their routes."

Midterm Election Poll Times by State

11.05.2018 -
NALC reports: Find your state poll schedule here

NBC News report on how Vote-by-Mail improves security and turnout

11.03.2018 -
NALC reports: On Friday night, NBC Nightly News aired a piece on how Oregon’s move to Vote at Home has not
only engendered bipartisan support, but has led to more secure elections, a more engaged electorate and lower costs for

Help elect labor-friendly candidates with Labor 2018

11.03.2018 -
NALC reports: Join the AFL-CIO for Labor 2018 walks, phone banks and worksite actions to talk to fellow union
brothers and sisters about the issues that matter to all of us.

PMG Statement

- NALC reports: Over the past week, the men and women of the United States Postal Service and the Postal
Inspection Service responded quickly and effectively to the threat of suspicious packages in the mail stream.

Arrest made in explosive devices sent through the mail; don’t let guard down

10.26.2018 -
NALC reports: It was reported today that a suspect has been arrested in connection with explosive packages sent
through the Postal Service, even as at least two more potential devices were found in the mail stream this morning.

Explosive devices discovered in mail packages; know the warning signs

10.25.2018 -
NALC reports: Over the last several days, the media have reported on a number of explosive devices sent
through the mail. Letter carriers and other postal workers need to know what to look for to identify any additional suspicious

FBI Investigating Multiple Pipe Bombs and Suspicious Packages

10.24.2018 - reports: "The packages were mailed in manila envelopes with bubble wrap interior. The packages
were affixed with computer-printed address labels and six Forever stamps. All packages had a return address of "DEBBIE
WASSERMAN SHULTZ" [sic] in Florida."
 PMG Praises Employees, Law Enforcement - Arrest Made in South Florida - Missing
Postmarks Add to Mystery - Two more bombs found, one at Manhattan postal facility - 'MAGAbomber' - Mailed From Postal
Facility in Florida - NALC: Know the warning signs - More Packages - Two packages addressed to Biden found at Delaware
postal facilities - Postal Police Play Key Role - 'Act of Terror' - Photo of Pipe Bomb - Envelope of white powder - Not delivered in
traditional USPS mail?

Statement: NALC opposes State Department decision to leave UPU

10.23.2018 - NALC reports: Leaving the UPU could have unintended negative consequences on American citizens and
businesses and hurt the Postal Service financially.

USPS Realizes Just 1/20th of Projected Savings From Network Realignment

10.18.2018 -
GovExec reports: "Postal management told its regulatory body it would save $1.6 billion in fiscal years 2016 and
2017 by eliminating overnight delivery of regular, first-class mail and pushing back some of its two-day delivery to a three-day
window, but the mailing agency's inspector general found it did not even come close to reaching that estimate. USPS instead
saw about $90 million in savings, about one-twentieth of its estimate." -

Trump administration moves to stop subsidizing Chinese mail

10.17.2018 - CNN reports: "On Wednesday, US officials will initiate a withdrawal process from the UPU, which was established in
1874 and has 192 member countries. The process to withdraw will take at least a year, and the administration intends to
negotiate new rates with the group during that time. Under the current rules, the UPU sets lower rates for developing
countries. It makes it possible to mail a package from Beijing to New York for less than it costs to send it from San Francisco to
New York, for example." -
Bloomberg: Trump is Right - China Regrets - Trump is trying to screw up your cheap international
shipping - UPU Statement - USPS Praises Trump's Move

Former NALC Vice President Hutchins has died

10.17.2018 -
NALC reports: Former NALC Vice President Lawrence “Larry” G. Hutchins Sr. died on Oct. 9. He was 87.

Missing: Letter Carrier Kierra Coles 27 y/o Female

10.16.2018 -
NALC reports: Kierra Coles is a Letter Carrier for the USPS. She is 27 years old, 5'4" and 125 pounds, with a tattoo
of a heart on her right hand, and another that says 'lucky libra' on her back.

Statement: U.S. Mail: Not For Sale Nationwide Rallies

10.15.2018 -
NALC reports: Statement from President Fredric Rolando, NALC

Richmond postal workers push for earlier workday

10.14.2018 -
WRIC reports: "Employees tell 8News, right now they begin their day at 9 a.m., forcing them to deliver mail after the
sun sets. "And the carriers are going to be out there in the dark," said USPS employee Robin Richardson. "And we're looking,
we're basically out here demonstrating for the safety and the customers. The customers don't want to get their mail this late
and we don't want to be out there this late."

NALC national elections

10.11.2018 -
NALC reports: The National Election Committee, appointed at the Detroit National Convention to conduct the
election of national officers for NALC for four-year terms, has announced the results.

Branch Officers Training set for Jan. 7-10 in Orlando, FL

10.10.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine has announced that Branch Officers Training will be held
January 7-10, 2019, in Orlando, FL.

NALC responds to Hurricane Michael

Helping to account for each other's needs is the beginning point for assistance.

10.9.2018 -
NALC reports: USPS Set to Run Out of Postal Retiree Health Care Funding in 12 Years

10.03.2018 -
GovExec reports: "The USPS will run out of money to pay for its retirees' health care in 12 years if Congress does
not take action to address the funding shortfall, according to a new audit of the benefit program. Funding for former postal
employees has long been a sticking point in the fight to get the mailing agency's finances back on firmer footing, and for the
last 10 years USPS has faced a requirement to prefund the benefit for future retirees."

H. Res. 993 reaches 219 cosponsors

10.3.2018 -
NALC reports: A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives has cosponsored House Resolution 993.

U.S. Mail: Not for Sale rallies being organized

9.28.2018 -
NALC reports: The list of rally locations is being updated daily. Please see if a rally is planned near you and sign up
to attend.

Dozens of Senators Push Measure to Block Trump's USPS Privatization Plan

9.20.2018 -
GovExec reports: "A bipartisan group of senators representing more than one-quarter of the upper chamber this
week put forward a measure to block the Trump administration from moving forward with its plans to privatize the U.S. Postal
Service. The resolution (S.Res. 633) follows a companion in the House introduced this summer with 190 signatures from
members of both parties, including more than three dozen Republicans."

Senate resolution introduced on USPS privatization

9.20.2018 -
NALC reports: A bipartisan group of senators introduced a Senate Resolution (S. Res. 633) calling on Congress to
take all appropriate measures to ensure that the Postal Service remain an independent agency of the federal government and
not be subject to privatization.

What to do if you do not receive an NALC ballot

9.12.2018 -
NALC reports: If you are eligible to vote and do not receive a ballot by Friday, Sept. 21, or if you have spoiled your
ballot or need another ballot for any reason, you must notify a branch officer to request a duplicate ballot.

NALC responds to Hurricane Florence

9.12.2018 -
NALC reports: Helping to account for each other's needs is the beginning point for assistance.

NALC ballots being mailed

9.12.2018 -
NALC reports: Ballots are currently being prepared, inserted and mailed. All ballots are expected to be mailed by
September 14.

Amazon is 20,000 vans closer to replacing the post office

9.06.2018 -
CNNMoney reports: "We've been really blown away by the number of people who approached us," Amazon's Dave
Clark told CNNMoney. "We expected a lot of interest but the sheer volume -- the tens of thousands of people who actually
went all the way through the process to make themselves eligible for the program -- has been really humbling." The influx of
applications pushed Amazon to accelerate and expand its plans by ordering 20,000 Sprinter vans from Mercedes-Benz." -
news for the already struggling post office"

USPS Board of Governors activity in Senate and White House

8.30.2018 - NALC reports: On August 28, 2018, the Senate confirmed the nominations of David Williams (D) and Robert Duncan
(R) to serve as members of the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors, each for one term.

Federal judge overturns Trump administration’s anti-federal union orders

8.28.2018 -
NALC reports: On Saturday, a federal judge invalidated key provisions in three executive orders the Trump
administration issued in May, which had made it easier for agencies to fire federal workers and placed strict limits on union

President Trump sets goals on international pricing/customs at UPU Congress

8.28.2018 -
NALC reports: The memorandum calls to improve the “terminal dues,” the fees postal operators charge for
delivering mail from other operators (e.g., the Royal Mail of the U.K. or China Post), and to negotiate changes in customs
procedures for postal shipments.

NALC Statement on USPS Q3 Financial Report for FY 2018

8.10.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the release of the U.S. Postal Service’s financial
statement for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, covering the months of April, May and June of 2018.

USPS Reports $1.5B Loss, Growth in Package Volume and Revenue

8.09.2018 -
USPS reports: "First-Class Mail revenue declined by $134 million, or 2.2 percent, and Marketing Mail revenue
increased by $63 million, or 1.6 percent. Total mail volume declined by a combined 397 million pieces, or 1.2 percent, compared
to the same quarter last year. Shipping and Packages revenue increased by $475 million, or 10.2 percent, on volume growth of
102 million pieces, or 7.5 percent." -
Post Office Losses Narrow to $1.5B, While Revenue Rises

National Arbitration Award Issued on August 6th

8.09.2018 - NALC reports: In an award issued on August 6, 2018, national arbitrator Stephen Goldberg vacated the Postal
Service’s unilateral changes to certain provisions of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual.

Vote NO on Prop A

8.07.2018 -
NALC reports: Today in Missouri, a significant vote on Proposition A is taking place at the voting booth.

Branch Officers Training set for Sept. 17-20 in Minneapolis

8.03.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine has announced that Branch Officers Training will be held
September 17-20 in Minneapolis.

Step credit for former TEs to be recalculated

8.01.2018 -
NALC reports: USPS has agreed to recalculate eligible employees’ TE service by dividing their total TE days by 360.

Grievance on delayed CCA backpay resolved

8.01.2018 -
NALC reports: The parties have settled a national-level grievance on the delay in retroactive payment to certain city
carrier assistants following ratification

Interpretive dispute on CCA Holidays settled, eligible CCAs to receive retroactive holiday pay

7.31.2018 -
NALC reports: The parties agreed that eligible CCAs will receive holiday pay for holidays after the first wage
increases under the terms of the 2016-2019 National Agreement.

Promotion Pay and Hold in Place dispute settled

7.30.2018 -
NALC reports: This settlement (M-01893) lifts the hold in place instituted by USPS.

In all offices, CCAs who have at least 30 months of relative standing on 9/1 to be converted to career status

7.30.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC and USPS have settled a national level grievance regarding CCAs hired over the contractual

Capital Metro Area FSS Report Cast Doubt on Entire Program

7.27.2018 - reports: "It is unclear whether processing flats on FSS is actually more cost-efficient than using
AFSM. The Postal Service does not have any current studies or analyses to establish the financial benefit or workhour savings
achieved when flats mail is processed on the FSS instead of the AFSM. Processing flats mail on AFSM machines and having
the carriers manually sequence the flats may be less expensive than processing flats using FSS machines."

NALC Participates in Capitol Hill Briefing Opposing Postal Privatization

7.27.2018 - NALC reports: NALC Executive Vice President, Brian Renfroe, participated in a briefing panel on Capitol Hill hosted
by A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service, opposing postal privatization.

Unanimous Resolution Against USPS Privatization

7.27.2018 -
NALC reports: A resolution was unanimously passed by the AFL-CIO executive council on July 26th, condemning
Postal Service Privatization

The NALC Guide to Identifying Intentional False Editing of Clock Rings available online

7.27.2018 -
NALC reports: The NALC Guide to Identifying Intentional False Editing of Clock Rings was created to assist union
representatives when investigating grievances concerning clock ring edits that impact letter carriers’ pay.

Election Committee Appointed

7.24.2018 -
NALC reports: President Fredric Rolando appointed a National Election Committee to oversee the conduct of the
2018 election of national officers.

Friday Convention Chronicle

7.23.2018 -
NALC reports: On the closing day of the 71st biennial convention, speakers from both sides of the political aisle
energized the delegates meeting in Detroit as they prepared for the return to their cities and branches.

Thursday Convention Chronicle

7.19.2018 -
NALC reports: Whether bringing their message to voters and to Congress, feeding hungry families through the
Letter Carrier Food Drive or working for social and economic justice, letter carriers meeting in Detroit renewed their
commitment to creating a better world.

Wednesday Convention Chronicle

7.18.2018 -
NALC reports: Delegates demonstrated that when union members use the democratic process to forge a common
goal, they fulfill the promise of solidarity.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit

7.18.2018 -
NALC reports: On July 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. upheld the dismissal of a 23-year-old lawsuit
against certain former national officers and the NALC.

Tuesday Convention Chronicle

7.17.2018 -
NALC reports: Standing shoulder to shoulder in unity, delegates to NALC's 71st biennial convention in Detroit on
Tuesday celebrated the power of solidarity and heard from union leaders who pledged their support in the struggles ahead.

Convention Chronicle: 'The challenges of our time'

7.16.2018 -
NALC reports: The 71st biennial convention began with a rigorous assessment of the challenges facing letter
carriers—especially political, legislative and regulatory—and a call to action by NALC President Fredric Rolando to the
delegates gathered in Detroit.

House resolution introduced on USPS privatization

7.16.2018 -
NALC reports: Bipartisan representatives introduced a House Resolution (H. Res. 993) calling on Congress to take
all appropriate measures to ensure that the Postal Service remain an independent agency of the federal government and not
be subject to privatization.

Postal Carrier Found Dead in Truck During Sweltering Heatwave

7.09.2018 - Fox 10 reports: "The USPS is talking about the hot weather and its policies for postal workers after a long-time
postal carrier was found dead in her truck during the extreme heat in Woodland Hills Friday. Temperatures went up to about
117 degrees in the Woodland Hills area on Friday, but at this point it isn't known if heat was a factor in Peggy Frank's death." -
Found Unresponsive While Seated in Postal Vehicle

Say “Thank You” to our veterans

7.09.2018 - NALC reports: Come and write a thank you message on a postcard at the NALC Veterans Group booth at the NALC
Convention in Detroit.

Rejecting Agency's Offer, Postal Supervisors Fight for a Bigger Pay Raise

7.09.2018 - reports: "A major U.S. Postal Service group is challenging the pay raises offered by the agency,
appealing to a third party to offer more significant salary increases to tens of thousands of postal workers. The raises will
affect most of the 45,000 supervisors, managers, postmasters and technical specialists covered under the Executive and
Administrative Schedule represented by the National Association of Postal Supervisors."

USPS Faces Difficult Choices on How to Spend Its Limited Resources

7.02.2018 - reports: "The U.S. Postal Service has deferred spending on capital investments on things like
vehicles and mail processing equipment over the last 10 years, according to a new report, and will likely face difficult choices
on how to invest its limited funds over the next decade." -
GAO Report (PDF)

NALC Convention: Remember to register for the Blood Drive

6.29.2018 - NALC reports: Reminder for anyone attending the Convention, please remember to register for the Blood Drive.
The National Association of Letter Carriers and the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at the national
convention in Detroit. Delegates to the convention are encouraged to schedule an appointment.
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in every community. Nationwide,
someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and almost everyone will need blood in their lifetime.
Drive Details:
Site: Cobo Center
Address: 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI, 48226
Room Name: 140 DEF
Date: Tuesday, July 17
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coordinator Phone Number: 313-549-7051
Click here to make an appointment (click red arrow to see times and sign up)

Amazon Launching Nationwide Delivery Service Program

6.29.2018 - Long anticipated, Amazon is launching a nationwide delivery service program to end its reliance on last mile
shippers such as UPS, FedEx, and the USPS. The program will develop hundreds if not thousands of small business owners
who will deliver the packages as part of their own business. Under the program, Amazon gets its packages delivered and the
small business owners manage all the details including hiring, background checks, payroll, pay and benefits, training, vehicle
maintenance, insurance, legal and regulatory issues etc. etc. -
Amazon's new grassroots delivery network could sidestep UPS,
USPS - Bezos says you can make up to $300K a year - Only Amazon Packages - Amazon Business Opportunity Website -
Business Opportunity Brochure (PDF) - Archives: FedEx Sued By Drivers Clarified as Independent Contractors

Supreme Court attacks workers’ rights in Janus decision

6.27.2018 - NALC reports: In a narrow 5-4 decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court once again sided with corporate special
interests and against America’s working families.

NALC Convention: Shuttle schedule

6.27.2018 -
NALC reports: Complimentary shuttle service is provided between many of the NALC hotels and the Cobo Center.

Senate Appropriations preserves 6 day

6.22.2018 -
NALC reports: The committee preserved NALC’s long-standing language preserving six-day mail delivery, following
similar preservation of language from the House committee last week.

Trump Administration Proposes Privatizing Postal Service

6.21.2018 -
FOX Business reports: "The president has been critical of the Postal Service, particularly regarding its relationship
with e-commerce giant Amazon. The government is expected to make recommendations on privatization reforms in August. It
promises to maintain strong regulatory oversight of the agency to ensure fair competition and prices for customers." -
(PDF, Page 68) - NALC Statement - APWU Statement - White House's Plan for the Postal Service: Fix It, Then Privatize It - Stamps.
com shares drop 10% on announcement

NALC's statement on OMB's proposal to privatize the Postal Service

6.21.2018 - NALC reports: “This report takes direct aim at numerous agencies including USPS under the guise of reforming and
restructuring for the 21st century,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said.

Economics Blog: Federal Reserve increases target interest rates

- NALC reports: On June 13, 2018, the Federal Reserve raised the target federal funds rate range by another 0.25%,
bringing the target range to 1.75%-2.00% (up from

Notice to prospective candidates in the 2018 NALC election (updated)

6.15.2018 -
NALC reports: In accordance with federal law, NALC has arranged for Blue Bulldog Digital to handle requests by
candidates for national office in the 2018 NALC election to distribute campaign literature by e-mail.

Update on Trump executive orders attacking federal employees

6.12.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC's analysis has concluded that the three executive orders do not apply to the Postal Service or
its unions, a conclusion that was confirmed in writing by officials of the Office of Personnel Management.

Postal Stakeholders Are Impressed With Trump's Task Force So Far

6.08.2018 - reports: "President Trump's task force to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service is up and running, and
despite concerns that its members would simply follow the direction preset by the tweeter-in-chief, stakeholders in the postal
community are impressed with seriousness and attention to detail with which the group has approached its undertaking."
NALC submits postal workforce recommendations to White House

- NALC reports: In a meeting with the White House today, NALC President Fred Rolando delivered policy
recommendations to the White House Task Force on the Postal Service.

Hellman to retire; Rolando to appoint Stewart

- NALC reports: Brian Hellman, director of the NALC Health Benefit Plan, announced that he will retire after the 71st
Biennial Convention in Detroit in July.

USPS Delivery Satisfaction Numbers Trending Downward

6.03.2018 - reports: USPS delivery satisfaction numbers are trending downward according to the USPS OIG
Spring 2018 Semiannual Report to Congress released at the end of May. The report shows declining numbers for customer
satisfaction in all areas except one.