Postal Articles

April 19, 2018
Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced To 6 Months’ Imprisonment For Stealing And Depositing Checks From Mail
Receptacles

No prison for former postal worker in drug ring
Ten Indicted in Scheme to Steal New Yorkers’ Mail and Alter Their Checks
Mail found dumped on Detroit’s east side
Postal worker sexually assaulted in Chicago
New Orleans Man Sentenced to 36 Months of Probation for Conspiracy to Alter U.S. Postal Money Order
Shoring up transactional mail
Every Second Counts: how direct mail can help campaigns maximize their time with voters
USPS Board Nominees Willing to Confront Trump Over Amazon Rates
USPS flags flown at half-staff to honor former First Lady Barbara Bush
Postal employees to receive Informed Delivery info
Airmail Exhibition To Open In National Postal Museum
USPS launches new tech to help protect postal carriers from dogs
Man fishes checks out of mailboxes, cashes them in his name
Naked assailant of mailman found guilty of assault
You've got mail, but good luck finding the relocated post office
Amazon now has more than 100M paid Prime members
Scanner: When possible; take approved rest breaks to beat the heat
Brick woman named among best of US Postal carriers; here's why
Bezos' Washington Post: Trump's Postal Service audit is actually a welcome chance for reform

April 18, 2008
Brick NJ woman named among best of US Postal carriers; here's why
How a Philly Republican could soon become key player in Trump's war with Amazon
New Jersey Man Admits Bribing Letter Carriers To Deliver Parcels Containing Marijuana
The Court Rules on the Barcode Case (again)
Postal Worker included in $25 million Trump University settlement for students of ‘sham university’
Amazon, Postal Service Are Leaving Taxpayers With Hefty Tab
President Trump's Postal Service audit is actually a welcome chance for reform
OIG: Permit and Postage Validation Refunds - Topeka, KS, Northpark Station
OIG Audit: Stamps and Meter Revenue Refunds – Bellmawr, NJ, Main Window
VIDEO: How to change the language on your USPS scanner
Don't expect the post office to stay open late for your tax return
The New USPS Reform Bill Could Shake Up Supply Chains

April 17, 2018
Tax Day
The 11 Most Controversial Stamps in U.S. History
Mail fishing is so bad in New Jersey, it's now the focus of a federal investigation
Springfield postal worker robbed while delivering mail
USPS mail carrier caught throwing package in Derby
ATF investigating fire started in Alabama post office's mail chute
Here's what happened to the Post Office on North Colley that closed
Trump Moves to Gut the Post Office
Postal employees invited to audition for ads
Postal carriers raise awareness of responsible pet ownership
Mail carrier arrested for stealing $50 gift card in Midland County, MI
Police searching Passaic River for postal employee who went missing last week
OIG: The New Normal
OIG: Transactional Mail: Implications for the Postal Service

April 16, 2018
Trump and the Post Office: Amazon Isn't the Problem
The biggest problem with the USPS is Congress
American Prospect Comment
Trump's Feud With Amazon Is Now Costing America Money
Give The Devil His Due – PAEA Brought Down The Postal Service – Both Democrats and Republicans Are
Responsible  
Pricing and the USPS-Amazon Relationship
How George Bush broke the Post Office
UK: Amazon warehouse workers pee into bottles because they are scared of punishment for taking comfort
breaks
Swallows takes over as Fairbury postmaster
VIDEO: Amazon delivery driver throws package to second story deck

April 15, 2018
Jamaica NY Postmaster blames lazy workers, unions for his office’s poor performance
Federal Employee Shortfall on Pay Narrows a Little
Average Federal Retirement Age Continues to Increase
Trump Forms Task Force to Avoid a ‘Taxpayer Funded Bailout’ of the Postal Service
POSTMEN OF THE SKIES
USPS lacks transparency when discussing post office leases

April 14, 2018
Armed suspect robs Seattle mail carrier making deliveries
Carmichael’s “Dancing Postman” Bows Out
Residents to host rally outside East Longmeadow MA Post Office
Why Stamps.com Just Dropped 10%
APWU Statement on Trump Executive Order
Senator Sanders Statement on Trump Review of Postal Service
Will Trump task force give Postal Service the reform it’s been looking for?
Armed suspect robs Seattle mail carrier making deliveries
President Trump has ordered a review of the US Postal Service's prices — and it could force Amazon to raise
Prime membership fees
NPMHU Statement On Trump Postal Task Force
OIG Audit: What Have You Experienced with the New Mixed Delivery & Collection (two-ton) Vehicles?
OIG Audit: Have Cyber Investments Improved the Postal Service’s Cyber Security Posture?

April 13, 2018
Determined to Hurt Bezos, Trump Orders the Post Office to Crack Down on Amazon
At Post Office, Amazon Isn’t the Only Big Shipper Getting Discounts
NALC statement on Trump USPS task force order
USPS Statement on Executive Order Establishing the Task Force on the United States Postal System
Trump Is Investigating the Postal Service Because of Amazon. Here's What It Could Mean For Your Business
Trump, Having Denounced Amazon’s Shipping Deal, Orders Review of Postal Service
US postal official was misled in Barclays whistleblower hunt
USPS quietly producing, selling cacheted First Day Covers
North Carolina Postal Worker Says She’s Traumatized After Dog Bite
Action taken against Fargo postal worker after getting caught tossing package
Postal carrier and firefighter hospitalized after Margate, FL house fire
APWU: Update on Contract Negotiation Preparations on April 23
NPMHU: Workers Memorial Day- April 28

April 12, 2018
Suspended Victor NY mail carrier's plea hearing postponed
Indiana mail carrier accused of not delivering thousands of pieces of mail
Valassis (aka Advo/RedPlum) buys RetailMeNot.com
3 injured in crash involving USPS truck in Miami
South Carolina Rural Mail Carrier Indicted on Mail Theft
News or Noise: Is Amazon jeopardizing the U.S. Postal Service?
Trump Is Right About Amazon
Hampden postal employees fear downsizing over loss of sorting machine
The Postal Service doesn't need more money

April 11, 2018
USPS: Centralized mail delivery system tries to streamline delivery, reduce inconsistency
Pressure to Achieve Goals Can Erode Ethics, Postal IG Says
Postal Worker Tracks Down Woman Whose Christmas Package Was Lost 20 Years Ago
Affton MO residents seeing red over issues with mail service
Amazon's Relationship With the USPS Could Help It Build Long-Term Moats
Less transparency on USPS post office leases
Henrico families say their dogs were pepper sprayed by mail carrier
Michigan Mail Carriers Get Dog Attack Training
Omaha neighbors mount cameras to catch mailbox thieves
Amazon Controversy Makes the Case for a Private-Sector US Postal Service
Is 'Cluster Box' the future of postal mail delivery?
Florida businesses victimized by mailbox vandals
Wait! Don't Kill That Magazine: 4 Ways to Rescue a Struggling Publication
Forget Snow and Rain, Washington Can Stop the Postal Service

April 10, 2018
Former Tulsa Postal Worker Sentenced For Stealing Drugs
Postal worker arrested after undelivered mail found in backyard shed in Bellmore, Long Island
USPS Could Owe Payouts to As Many As 130K Employees After Class-Action Lawsuit Final Ruling
Letter Carriers Critique 5 Vehicles Considered For Next USPS Mail Truck
Mail collection box ripped from ground, stolen in Oakland
Deputies: Man 'going crazy' smashed windshields, attacked mailman
USPS Has a Crisis to Address: A Board Vacant of Governors
Oakland mail collection box ripped from ground and stolen
Thousands of mail carriers have Amazon to thank
OIG: Knock, Knock! Robot Here!
OIG: Autonomous Mobile Robots and the Postal Service
Car crashes into Northern NY post office
Bizarre '1st Amendment Audit' at Dallas Post Office Distribution Center

April 9, 2018
Amazon ignores Trump’s attacks as it molds a business empire
'I need a hero': Rochester mail carriers are officially as heroic as we think they are
The check’s in the mail, but your neighbor parked in front of your box – is it legal?  
NALC: Retirement parity under attack
The Estate Of A Scranton Physician Agrees To Pay $625,000 To Settle False Claims Act Violations Related To
Treatment For Postal Employees
Postal Service Dedicates New Stamps Saluting STEM Education
Dog attacks decline, but more work needed, USPS says
Expert Warns of Possible Post Office Bailout
NALC Addresses New Loading and Scanning Issue
Council suggests town hall to address mail service complaints

April 8, 2018
Maryland postal worker sent to shock trauma with life-threatening injuries after crash
Trump railed against Amazon, but a law he signed could have the government paying it a lot more
FACT CHECK: Is Amazon Bankrupting the United States Postal Service?
Postal Truck Driver Identified In Annapolis Crash
Thousands of Amazon customers fired up over deactivated accounts

April 7, 2018
Woman learning to drive puts truck through wall of Rozet WY Post Office
Milwaukee Police searching for armed suspects who robbed USPS postal carrier
Box full of toys returned to USPS customer, twice
Italian postal worker found with 880 pounds of undelivered mail said he stopped deliveries because he
'wasn't paid enough'
Deal between USPS and Amazon set to expire in October

April 6, 2018
Trump’s Advisers Have Tried to Teach Him How the Post Office Works but He Won’t Believe It
Sacramento mail theft ring held up postal carrier, feds say
Five myths about parcel shipping
Former Postal Service employee charged with stealing, destroying mail
Mail delivery problems 'systemic' in Westchester, officials say
PRC Examination of USPS Financials Show Net Operating Loss of $1.3 Billion: Liabilities weaken improvements
in liquidity
The president’s wake-up call to the Postal Service
Yes, dogs really do bite postal workers
Police seek public's help identifying suspect in alleged armed robbery at Sturbridge Post Office
IG Emphasizes Importance of Accurate Staffing At Mail Processing Centers
FBI: Everett man’s possible bomb mailings now up to 18
NALC advises all NALC activists to not volunteer to serve as a Safety Ambassador or participate in the newly
developed Safety Ambassador Program
OIG Audit: How Can Undistributed Labor Time and Cost be Better Managed in VMFs?
Thousands of Mail Carriers Have Amazon to Thank
Key West hiring carrier assistants
Mail Thief: ‘Dude, I have a magical key for all mailboxes.’

April 5, 2018
2 Pa. men moved $1.6M in meth using Postal Service in 'Operation Snail Mail'
In Ohio neighborhood, people are now delivering mail to each other after repeated USPS mixups
Drug dealer pleads guilty to bribing Buffalo letter carrier
GOP lawmaker to introduce legislation to mandate display of Trump portrait in ALL post offices
Editorial: Donald Trump's attacks on Amazon are transparently political
How Amazon has cost Trump millions
The Postal Service Is in Trouble, but Trump’s Tweets Won’t Fix It
NRP CLASS ACTION – IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED FOR INDIVIDUAL MONEY AWARDS
Louisiana Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Making Fraudulent Claims for Federal Workers’ Compensation
Benefits
Valpak sending $100 checks to consumers
The Postal Service & Amazon: Crony Capitalism Delivered to Your Door
Is Amazon Bad for the Postal Service? Or Its Savior?
Former Valier Postal Service employee accused of stealing, destroying mail
OIG Audit: What Kinds of Best Practices Could be Incorporated into the USPS Ethics Program?
North Charlotte Postal Carriers Recognized by Postmaster General
How Congress Used the Post Office to Unite the Nation
USPS Releases Annual Dog Attack City Rankings

April 4, 2018
USPS inspectors raid Long Island home, seize bags
Author of Citi Research report cited by Trump: “We never said Amazon is getting a $1.50 subsidy”
Fox News fact checks Trump, says he’s wrong
Update: Bags of undelivered mail found at Long Island home
What Trump Is Getting Wrong About the Postal Service and Amazon
Edgartown Post Office Has Surprise Delayed Opening
Talk about Fake News: How a flawed Citigroup analysis led to Trump’s bogus tweets about Amazon and the
Postal Service
Informed Delivery service gives you, and distant snoops, a glance at your mail
How the Post Office Makes Amazon a Federal Issue: QuickTake
Trump Is Right -  It Is the Amazon Washington Post
Trump can't stop ranting about Amazon's US Postal Service deal on Twitter — and there's a $2.6 billion reason
why
OIG: Credit for Disputed Voyager Card Transactions
OIG: Western Area Physical Security and Environmental Controls
A million miles and accident free for this postal worker
Residents discuss concerns of mural in Medford post office
Snail mail scam: 'I know about the secret you are keeping'
Amazon could use Whole Foods to help weather postal rate hikes
NALC: CCA back pay update
EOC finds USPS practiced disability discrimination

April 3, 2018
Former cargo employee admits to stealing mail in Guam
New Port Richey FL residents without mail delivery for six weeks
Trump, Amazon and the Post Office
Most TSP Funds Take Another Tumble in March
Trump says he’ll increase Amazon’s postage rates
Chinese Merchants Get an Even Better US Postal Office Deal Than Amazon
Amazon founder, who owns Washington Post, draws Trump’s ire
Judge Holds Bench Trial in Dispute Over Historic Post Office
Trump draws blood in feud with Amazon, Washington Post
Bernie Sanders Agrees With Trump: Amazon Has Too Much Power
OIG: Reducing Risk in Contract Extensions
OIG: Mail Processing Facilities Staffing
Local mail carrier retires after 27 years
PRC directs USPS to work on international shipping issues
'My dog won't bite.' Charlotte mail carriers know different, stats show.
Trump appears to suggest corruption on behalf of Amazon at USPS, PRC
As Trump Attacks Amazon-Postal Service Ties, He Fails To Fill Postal Governing Board
Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Mail Theft, Drug Trafficking, Firearms and Identity Theft Charges

April 2, 2018
Trump Campaign Used Amazon to Buy Its Office Supplies
Forbes: Trump’s wrong- “The Postal Service can’t afford to lose Amazon as a client”
Video: Russian Postal Service makes its first attempt to deliver a parcel with the use of a drone - drone
crashed
PRC Directs USPS to Address Compliance Issues in FY 2017 Annual Compliance Determination
Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery
Richmond postmaster retires after 30 years
Spring 2018 Communities and Postal Workers United Newsletter (PDF)
Changes at Kenwood PO: Turnover of entire staff leaves no 'institutional memory'
North Dakotans hope new bipartisan postal reform bill will help

April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday
Volunteer elves dig into backlog of 10,000-plus letters to Santa Claus
Man accused of assaulting postal worker dies after going into cardiac arrest, police say
A rite of spring: Air-mailing chicks across the country through the U.S. Postal Service
Postal Tracking Has Up To Eleven Scans

March 31, 2018
USPS to dedicate Peace Rose stamp
Dispute over mailman's ridicule of disabled central Pa. man ends with apology, new friendship
Trump accuses Amazon of ‘Post Office scam,’ falsely says The Post is company’s lobbyist
Even Fox News says "Trump's got it all wrong about Amazon "
Drunk driver who crashed into Mont Alto PA Post Office must pay to fix it
USPS Hatch Act Education Campaign Begins
Man caught on camera stealing from Glendale, AZ neighborhood mailboxes
Bestiality charge dismissed after former letter carrier pleads guilty to burglary
Here's Why Trump Went Postal On Amazon
Why the Postal Service doesn’t need Amazon

March 30, 2018
Good Friday
'Large Amount' Of Mail Stolen From Trio Of New Milford NJ Postal Boxes
Stamp collecting to Mister Rogers neighborhood
Corpus Christi “Porch Pirate” Pleads Guilty to Stealing Packages
Donald Trump Gets Mocked After Showing He Really Doesn’t Know What The Post Office Does
Petersburg VA mail carrier accused of dumping tubs of mail identified
Homeowner removes noose from yard after postal worker voices concern
Manhunt underway for Illinois post office robbery suspect
Woman sentenced for Randolph MS Post Office robbery
US Postal Service truck involved in crash in Maryland; 1 dead, 2 injured
NARFE reacts to the unfair proposed legislation in the Senate to reform the postal service
Retiree health premiums and postal reform
Trump’s Complaints About Amazon Have a Historical Precedent
Postal Service to Celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Amazon, Despite Trump Tweet, Buoys Postal Service
OIG: Controls Over Time and Materials and Labor Hour Contracts
OIG: Oversight of Contract Extensions
Ready Player One drone-spitting postal trucks may be real very soon
Trump escalates attack on Amazon, focusing on tax, shipping

March 29, 2018
PRC Issues FY 2017 Annual Compliance Determination
Postal IG Seeks Tighter Controls of Vehicle Expense Cards
Trump is wrong about Amazon's taxes and USPS relationship, says analyst
A Spanking-New Savior for Printed Magazines: Stormy Daniels
'I was appalled:' Mailman's ridicule of disabled central Pa. man prompts complaints to Postal Service
Trump’s postal reform plan: Less service and higher prices
President Trump's Postal Plan Similar To All Previous President's Postal Plans
Trump Vilifies Amazon, Claims It Uses Postal Service As Its ‘Delivery Boy’
Hutchins Accused Killer's Fiancee Indicted in Murder of Postal Employee
Fed posing as postal worker makes first 'dark web' bust in Lancaster County
Long Beach Island Postal Worker Saves the Day, Again
Longtime postal worker retiring in Geneseo
Trump Derides Postal Service as Amazon's 'Delivery Boy'
Trump Hates Amazon, Not Facebook
Mail fail update: Columbus post office makes changes
'Mail Lady' retires after almost three decades
Two co-workers at Virginia Mail Center each have worked for USPS over 50-years Virginia duo mark 50 years
on job Between the two of them  
Postal Service reboots retail training program
New DHL service likely to take aim at USPS Parcel Select operation

March 28, 2018
How Shyp Sunk: The Rise And Fall Of An On-Demand Startup
Postal Reform Bill Would Impact Health Insurance
Trump “obsessed” with Amazon (and its USPS deal)
Kansas postal worker charged with embezzlement
ADD YOUR VOTE: Should USPS retirees have to enroll in Medicare?
Also see Senate bill would force Postal Service retirees onto Medicare
Petersburg mail carrier accused of dumping tubs of mail identified
Statement on the FBI’s Response to Suspicious Packages Received by U.S. Government Facilities
APWU: National Reassessment Program Discriminated Against Injured Workers
OIG: Internal Controls Over Refunds for Walk-In Revenue - Carmel Mountain Postal Store, San Diego, CA

March 27, 2018
Arrest made in connection with suspicious packages sent to military bases in D.C. area
Charlotte brothers accused of attempting to kill USPS mail carrier
Thief targets mailboxes in change-of-address scam
With "Parcel Metro" service, DHL looks to be big fish in fast-growing delivery pond
Manassas post office employees tell 7 On Your Side their workplace is 'filthy'
Former U.S. Postal Service Employee from Socorro Pleads Guilty to Federal Misdemeanor Embezzlement
Charge
No closure for family of missing postal worker
President Signs Into Law FY 2018 Budget Bill - No Postal or Benefit Hits
Oppose inclusion of postal reform in year-end legislation
What You Need to Know About Postal Issues
Residents are desperate to keep their beloved Mizner Boca post office
Print and postal rate increases are kicking the print industry while it's down

March 26, 2018
U.S. Postal Service lawyers reject Lady Liberty stamp claim
Widow of NY postal worker struggling to pay bills after husband and son were killed by a drunk driver
NRP Class Action Victory against USPS
Virginia clerk found guilty of theft
Bandits are dressing up as postal workers to steal mail
When suspicious packages are found, Santa Fe police need backup
Short visits rise at Whole Foods stores with Amazon lockers
APWU Statement Regarding The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018
Mail Handlers Union Say They Proudly Support The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018
Pit bull bites mail carrier, is shot by police
$1M in fentanyl seized at post office and motel room
Letter: Retiring From USPS

March 25, 2018
Wandering package leaves Crystal River (FL) man perplexed
United Postmasters and Managers of America Applauds The Postal Reform Act of 2018
U.S. Postal Inspection Service Investigates NJ Mailbox Burglaries
OPM’s IT Systems Still Lacking Nearly Three Years After Data Breaches
Advertisement for Airmail Service
Canada: Rural and urban mail carriers rally for pay equity

March 24, 2018
Four Suspects Arrested in Connection to Sacramento Postal Carrier Robbery
Feds indict murder suspect's fiancee in road-rage slaying of Dallas USPS driver
Statement from Postmaster General Brennan on the Postal Service Reform Act of 2018
Mister Rogers Forever Stamp Dedicated
Post Office Clerk Retiring After 34 Years
Drone delivering postal services in remote regions of China
As Loveland grows, USPS delivers
Census Bureau cancels plan to use mail carriers as Census Enumerators

March 23, 2018
Post office near downtown Anchorage cuts back hours after finding people spent the night in the lobby
US Postal Service Files Patent for Backing up Data With the Blockchain
Australian government reportedly mulling $5 tax on incoming overseas parcels
Senators Carper, Moran, Heitkamp, and McCaskill  Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Stabilize & Improve Postal
Service
Two Brothers Charged With Conspiracy, Attempted Murder, And Firearm Offenses For Shooting Of Letter
Carrier
Update: Mail carrier killed when struck by own vehicle in Michigan
Greenwich Postal Carrier Stole Gift Cards In The Mail, Cops say
Large Mailers Support The Postal Reform Act of 2018
NALC lauds bipartisan effort to advance postal reform legislation
Postal pricing - Explaining how USPS sets product prices
Lafayette's lone post office on the south side to close by end of March

March 22, 2018
USPS comment on Austin bombings
USPS grappling with growth of Longmont, Carbon Valley CO
Woman dies after being pinned by postal vehicle
A happy face behind the post office counter
Postal mailboxes broken into in Marco Island, Everglades City
USPS to Celebrate 100th Anniversary  of U.S. Airmail Service
Postal Service to Dedicate Sally Ride Forever Stamp
Norwalk Postal Carrier Stole Gift Cards From Greenwich Mail
Postal worker on disability got $94,000, was in 35 motorcycle races
Snow doesn't stop mail deliveries
Los Banos gets a new postmaster
Mailbox vandals hit Omaha neighborhood
USPS grappling with growth of Longmont, Carbon Valley

March 21, 2018
USPS mail delivery problems widespread in Yonkers
Shipping carriers using caution to screen for dangerous packages
Walmart is adding FedEx Office to 500 of its stores
Austin bomber kills himself with explosive device
UN stamp designs promote universal health coverage
APWU: In Light of Austin, Texas Bombings - Stay Alert and Vigilant
Fed Ex, mail trucks involved in Wellington crash

March 20, 2018
Package believed to be bound for Austin explodes at Texas FedEx facility, police say
Baltimore Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Letter Carrier Assault
Mystery after massive 24,000 mile USPS mix-up
Former postal worker gets probation for misappropriating funds
South Carolina Post Office Still Closed Over a Year After Fire
FedEx Follows Amazon Into the Robotic Future
Georgia mail carrier saw letters piling up - She called police – and saved a man's life
Dragons Coming to a Post Office Near You!
U.S. Postal truck passing school bus in Waterbury
Annual Leave Accrual, Carry Over, and Cashing in
Authorities Are Investigating Possible Sixth Mail Bomb In Texas
OIG: Back to Work - It’s all about getting injured employees back to work.
OIG Audit: Are Safety Conditions in the Great Lakes Area Adequate or Addressed Appropriately?
$16.78/hour starting pay: Milwaukee Post Office hiring CCAs

March 19, 2018
Mail delivery problems fuel complaints in Canton MI
The Push for Privatization. The War on America’s Post Office
Austin hit by fourth explosion after police make appeal to bomber
Tripwire may have triggered latest explosion in Austin that injured 2 men
Glen Rock, NJ Post Office Box Tampered With, Letters Stolen
Spanish Postal Service testing three-wheeled E-Cargo Bikes by Bikelecing with 48V Continental system
FedEx stepping up robotics operations to take load off workers
Short Hills Letter Carriers Earn Safe Driving Awards

March 18, 2018
Michigan Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Over 1,000 Identities Using USPS Web Site
Say it ain’t snow! USPS delivers during winter’s last gasp
Postmaster general returns to roots for St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2018
St. Patrick's Day
Famed Maine Restaurant Only Accepting Reservations by Mail
APWU Doesn’t Support USPS “Safety Ambassador” Program
Texas: 2 women including a postal employee arrested, accused of passing contraband over Smith County Jail
wall
76 accused of sexual exploitation, including postal worker, pastor
Carriers Not Happy About New Scanning and Loading Directive

March 16, 2018
New Photos of Electric Mail Truck Prototype
Man takes a selfie with every blue postal service mailbox in Seattle for absolutely no reason
DHL expands US delivery service in swipe at FedEx, UPS
Almost 70% unwilling to use Amazon Key in-home delivery
Former Minnesota mail carrier charged with mail theft
Three-Level FEHB Premium Contributions Formula Proposed
Proposed Combination of Annual, Sick Leave Would Reduce Total Time Off
Postal Service to Dedicate Mister Rogers Forever Stamp
Postal Service COO Outlines Digital Advances
OIG: How Effective is the Extra Trip Process in the Mid-Carolinas District?
"Neither snow nor rain" stops Bluefield mail carriers

March 15, 2018
Vegas postal carrier carjacker caught on surveillance
Wrongful death lawsuit filed following crash that killed letter carrier
Oahu North Shore mailboxes are bizarre. They're also pieces of art
Canada Post workers say sexual harassment ignored by management at Edmonton mail plant
PMG discusses workplace safety, mail and package volumes, and other topics in her latest “Business Focus”
video
A 40 percent postal rate increase is bad for Americans, bad for the Postal Service
Canada Post Board of Directors appoints Jessica McDonald Interim President and CEO
Random Acts of Kindness: Postal clerk's gesture brightens dreary day
OIG: How Accurate is the Postal Service’s Delayed Mail Reporting in the Great Lakes Area?

March 14, 2018
Even with insurance, USPS denies claim for woman's lost package
USPS disagreement with inspector general
Ohio neighborhood misses out on mail for 2 years due to damaged boxes
A Short History of Package Bombs
New Postmaster Hired in Hartsdale, NY - Delivery Remediation Sought
OIG: Fiscal Year 2017 Decision Analysis Report Summary


March 13, 2018
Veteran says mailman sprayed mace at 'non-violent' (Rottweiler mix) dog
The Ease of the Postal Service Makes it a Vector for Violence
USPS Recognized as 2018 Top Federal Agency for Multicultural Business Opportunities
Committee backs use of postal carriers in Census
Homeowners want USPS away from their street
Residents upset over having to travel to get their mail
Grandview residents complain of delayed mail delivery
Beam Bros. Trucking agrees to pay USPS $1 million for contract overcharges
Delivery issue in Massillon: 'I just want my mail'
$15,000 reward in Austin package blasts - package was not mailed

March 12, 2018
Austin rocked by 3rd explosion in 11 days
Austin: Police warn residents not to open suspicious packages
USPS responds to NY Times article “How to Cut Down on Unwanted Junk Mail”
USPS selling totes made from old mail bags
APWU Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed
USPS Albany Processing & Distribution Center reopens after hazmat incident
Dozens of tax returns missing after thieves break into Georgia post office mail collection box
Coming Soon to a Front Porch Near You: Package Delivery Via Drone
OIG: Recycling and Reducing Trash
UK: Great-grandmother receives horrific Mother's Day card calling her a "dirty old slut" after being defaced in
postal sorting office
Husch Blackwell Publishes Top U.S. Postal Service Suppliers for 2017 (PDF)

March 11, 2018
Suspect carjacks USPS vehicle near UNLV
USPS driver carjacked after denying ride
Game Over: Postage Rate Hikes Would Shut Down ESPN Magazine
Asbestos keeps Vallejo post office closed for two more months
Postal service vehicle found 2 miles away from where it was carjacked in Las Vegas
Package with hazardous substance injures postal workers
APWU: The National Executive Board Adopt Proclamation to Honor the Women of the APWU

March 10, 2018
Armed Suspect Robs Postal Carrier in Sacramento
California: Felon arrested after being found with "extremely large" amount of stolen mail
Amazon’s Next Mountain to Conquer: Delivery
Fire official: Box of lithium batteries explodes in Uptown Chicago post office
Thieves steal big blue mail box; bombs left in mail boxes
GAO: Are Your Online Purchases Legit?
OIG: How effective are contractual support services in meeting USPS continuous improvement program
goals?
OIG: How is the Pacific Area Using and Monitoring its Fleet Specialty Cards?

March 9, 2018
Alabama Resident and Ringleader of Multi-Million Dollar Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Schemes Sentenced
to 30 Years in Prison
Oakland rash of mail truck burglaries continues
Vote For Which of 5 USPS Prototypes Should Be The Next Mail Truck
USPS retirement plan deficit continues to grow
OIG: The Future of Cards and Letters
Leesburg FL residents say their mail keeps disappearing
Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to swiping mail

March 8, 2018
Florida Rural Carrier Convicted Of Federal Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Tax withholding update - USPS employees urged to use new tools
Three semi-trucks used to haul mail destroyed in fire at U.S. Postal Service complex
APWU: Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed
OIG: A New Reality: Correspondence Mail in the Digital Age
OIG: Internal Controls Over Permit Postage and Fee Refunds
Driver knocks over collection boxes at Columbia post office
Rash of thefts strikes Postal Service's blue curbside mailboxes in Twin Cities
Damaged mailboxes force residents to make long drive
Askins retires after 52 years with city post office
This might be the new USPS mail truck
This ALSO might be the next USPS mail truck
Bezos' Net Worth Continues to Soar
New USPS mail processing plant set to open soon in Portland
An Inside Look at the Black Market Marijuana Shipping Business

March 7, 2018
Judge orders Florida postal worker to repay $112K in workers comp fraud case
Transportation and Technology Contractors Lead 2017 List of Top Postal Service Suppliers
Federal Jury Convicts Two Illinois Postal Workers for Delivering Marijuana Through the Mail
Exclusive: Cash, gift cards stolen from USPS mail across LI, NJ
Postal workers plead guilty to throwing mail away
Petersburg VA residents starting get mail over a year old
Trump Administration Plans to Slash Labor Relations Board, Consolidate Power
Postal Service to Celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
OIG: Voyager Fleet Card Management - Great Lakes Area
Post Office to hire 70 in Cincinnati

March 6, 2018
Oshkosh Teams With Ford On $6-Billion USPS Mail Truck Bid
Jacksonville veteran tired of waiting for new mailbox from USPS
Are postal carriers out as potential census takers?
Petersburg, VA residents sound off over mail found in dumpster
If you thought Newman from Seinfeld is the worst mailman in New York City, think again

March 5, 2018
Illinois Statehood Forever Stamp Dedicated Today
Revolving Door: Former USPS Sales VP moves to Pitney Bowes
NY Congresswoman wants mail delivery improvements.
U.S. Postal Service Testing Plug-in Hybrid Mail Truck
FedEx Driver Seen On Surveillance Tossing Package Feet From Front Door
Letter: Be fair to retired postal workers
Should Federal Employees Decline FEGLI Option B for Supplemental Coverage?
Albuquerque postal clerk's talent takes him across the globe

March 4, 2018
Study of Local Post Offices Finds Women as Pioneer Agents
Eugene man arrested after '1st Amendment Audit' at Springfield post office  
NJ Letter carrier rescues elderly customer
Mysterious ‘device’ explodes on Austin front porch, killing man in his 40’s
Hatch Act Social Media and Email Guidance For Federal Employees
Portland thief caught on camera breaking into apartment mailboxes
USPS Responds to Regulatory Proposal
Video shows how USPS helps drive economy
APWU: Florida Postal Workers Protest Staffing Shortages

March 3, 2018
3 Sought In Robbery Of Letter Carrier In Baltimore Neighborhood
Groups Challenge Legality Of Postal Hike
'Stop blaming white people' sign causes stir N.J. post office
Fleeing Driver Crashes Into Plymouth Post Office
Meredith vows to slash circulation over proposed postal rate hike
Amazon delivery threats continue to loom over USPS

March 2, 2018
Pennsylvania: Woman says PO robbery was a failed suicide attempt
Big city growth strains rural Texas post office, frustrates residents
Chesterfield woman wants USPS held accountable after truck damaged
Man records video of postal worker throwing packages in Fort Worth
Postal Driver Robbed Of $70K At Gunpoint In South LA
Longtime Michigan postmaster retires after 42 years with U.S. Postal Service
Union Head: 'Lack Of Proper Staffing' To Blame For Westchester Mail Woes
Vast majority of mailers, by volume and revenue, come together to discourage misguided postal rate hike
proposal
Asking postal worker to deliver to nudists is un-southern
Meredith Warns PRC of Massive Magazine Cutbacks
Retiring Pueblo Midtown staffers put the service in postal

March 1, 2018
Mail Fail: Uncovering excuses with ongoing problems at Ohio post offices
Springfield MO postal carrier dons camel hat for route on “hump day”
Virginia mail carriers face federal charges for allegedly throwing mail away
Postal worker accused of stealing cell phones from mail
The 15 Most Surprising Things You Can Mail Without a Box
Postmaster Removed for Unacceptable Conduct
3 San Antonio council members team up to fight mail theft
Ohio Mail Fail: Uncovering excuses with ongoing problems at the post office
Judge dismisses USPS worker's disability retirement claim
WTF: Why Are More Postal Carriers Working on Sundays?

February 28, 2018
Postal Service denies artist’s insurance claim after commissioned painting damaged
Identity Theft Scam Targets Change-Of-Address Forms
EXCLUSIVE: FedEx’s secret deal with the NRA and the gun industry
In Joint Filing, More than 50 Mail Industry Leaders Urge Regulators to Reconsider “Dramatic” Postal Rate
Increases
Massachusetts Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges
Trump’s Social Security budget offers more work, less staff, longer waits
Nebraska woman discovers mail stolen, credit cards applied in her name
NLRB Issues Complaint Challenging Postal Service’s Refusal to Provide NPMHU with Full Information on F-1
Scheduler
Quincy Welcomes New Postmaster
Amazon to Blow Over $1 Billion on Doorbells

February 27, 2018
What's your target retirement age? 60, 65, or work-till-you drop?
Mailbox swap for disabled man takes 5 weeks
CBS 58 Investigates: Several Wisconsin postal workers fired after reports of stolen mail
USPS Inspector General Launching Investigation Into Greenburgh NY Mail Service
USPS Finally Starts Notifying You by Mail If Someone is Scanning Your Snail Mail Online
Florida nudists upset over USPS carrier who won’t deliver mail inside resort community
TSP Gets Lowest Possible Score on Information Security Audit
Video: Road rage suspect to remain in federal custody for postal worker's murder
Florida nudists upset because USPS carrier who won’t deliver mail inside resort community
Snail mail fail: Greenburgh residents making hundreds of complains about postal service
Rep. Steve Scalise says New Orleans-area mail delivery problems widespread
FedEx Says it Will Continue Offering NRA Members Discounts
Ex-Post Office supervisor gets probation for $3,000 theft

February 26, 2018
U.S. Postal Service tops public approval survey of federal agencies
Junking unwanted mail
Google Maps silently rolls out plus codes, an interesting addressing system
You’ve got mail — for now
Post Office discontinuances and suspensions: A decade in review
The post office is the ‘last mile’ in customer service
Why Are People Boycotting FedEx? This NRA Protest is Sweeping Across Twitter
Rolling Meadows tries to get post office to come back

February 25, 2018
UPDATE: USPS Reverses Ontario NY Postmaster’s “Long-Driveway” Policy
Calls to divest from NRA fall on deaf ears at FedEx
FedEx is Sticking By The NRA
Letter: Keep promise to postal workers

February 24, 2018
APWU Reaches Monetary Settlement with USPS on POStPlan Staffing Violations
Mail carrier reportedly drops mail on man’s truck
Have You Ever Had Time You Worked Disallowed or Taken Away?
USPS inspector general to probe Greenburgh mail problems
Neighbors have issues with mail in Colorado Springs neighborhood
Georgia Postal Worker Discovers She's Pregnant While Giving Birth in Car
Portland letter carrier retires after 40 years
Sal the (retired) Las Palmas mailman settles into his new life

February 23, 2018
USPS mail delivery in Ypsilanti blasted by Debbie Dingell, residents
Husband of southern Indiana postal worker who drowned delivering mail says her death was preventable
Arrest in USPS driver's killing reveals alleged motive as road rage over a hand gesture
Congresswoman says Postal Service backed out of meeting about mail delivery issues
Postal service will hire more mail carriers in Queens
Two Illinois Postal Employees Indicted for Theft and Delay of United States Mail
VIDEO: Texas USPS driver seen chunking packages over fence
USPS celebrates dazzling bioluminescent life on Forever stamps
Alabama man is a legendary, globe-trotting DJ -- and a full-time postal worker
Tom Logue, Long Beach Island Postal Worker Makes Second Save of His Distinguished Career
DataUniverse update: 2018 postal employees

February 22, 2018
Here’s why a mailman refused to deliver to San Francisco family
Wrong Turn, Right Time: Mail Carrier Helps Injured Woman
Houston USPS mail carrier caught on camera using gay slur
APWU: White House Budget for 2019 Continues Attacks on Postal and Federal Workers
Postal Service Workers Are Shouldering the Burden for Amazon
USPS spent 16 million on vanity TV show about its crime-fighting inspectors
'POSTAL DISSERVICE': Missing mail delivers an arrest to police
California postmaster connects with deaf employees
Grieving USPS worker: 'God was watching over me'
Amazon’s new threat to delivery services via the U.S. Postal Service
Flats Sequencing System continues to be a Postal Service headache

February 21, 2018
After customers complain about package throwing, NY Postmaster cuts off deliveries
Congresswoman Presses US Postal Service on Unresolved Mail Delivery Issues in Ypsilanti
Connecticut Woman Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Role in Postal Money Order, Auto Sales Fraud
Schemes
Investigators mum on what happened to Dallas postal worker
Trump 2019 budget USPS changes
Family, friends grieve USPS worker killed on mail route Saturday
Ontario, NY postal carrier caught on camera throwing package
Nonprofit Reduces Care Packages Sent To Military Personnel After Postal Price Hike
No Additional Jail Time For Milford Man In Attempted Burning Of Mail Truck
OIG: Care to Comment?
Postal worker killed in Dallas shooting called 'rock of the family'

February 20, 2018
CCA backpay update
Join us to fight for our freedom
NALC President Rolando walking for MDA
Police say missing southern Indiana postal worker found dead in her vehicle
White House Budget Plan Praises the TSP, Then Cuts It
Postal Worker Fatally Shot in Dallas Monday Identified
Warning from victim after Central Lubbock mail thieves are caught on camera
Busted mailboxes force Oklahoma City tenants to go without mail
Florida Postal Workers Protest Staffing Shortages
Service at Arkansas jail converts postal mail to email
What happened to the USPS?
USPS truck runs off road in Swansea

February 19, 2018
President's Day
U.S. Postal Service Driver Shot & Killed On Dallas Highway
USPS Honors Letter Carrier Who Rescued Woman on His Route
Woman threatens to ‘blow off’ head of Dayton postal worker
Postal truck slides on ice, ends up on wall
USPS conducting audit report on FSS in the Capital Metro Area

February 18, 2018
Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers
First class: the art of Post Office
Boondoggle: The FSS Goes from Bad to Worse
Thieves 'Fishing' From Stamford, CT Mail Collection Boxes, Police Say
Amazon Could Be The Nail In The U.S. Postal Service's Coffin

February 17, 2018
Three suffer smoke inhalation after small fire at Topeka Postal Service location
Amazon threat to FedEx overblown, it's the postal service that's in trouble, JP Morgan says
San Jose Hit with String of Mailbox, Mail Truck Break-Ins
Celebrating 55 years at the USPS and still going
Officials Seeking Man in Armed Robbery of Encino Post Office: $50,000 Reward Offered
NBC12 Resolves Father and Son's Forwarded Mail Mix-up
Video: Inside the dark web: How deadly drugs are being delivered by mail
Video: Dozens of tubs of mail found in Petersburg, VA dumpster
Oregon postal worker arrested for mail theft
Sen. Rob Portman: Closing the loophole that lets drug traffickers exploit the Postal Service
How UPS delivers faster using $8 headphones and code that decides when dirty trucks get cleaned

February 16, 2018
Philly Action News Investigation: Missing mail
Sonoma mailman hangs up his bag after forty years on the job
TV station resolves father and son’s mail mix-up at USPS
Officials Seeking Man in Armed Robbery of Encino Post Office; $50,000 Reward Offered
Voting by mail increases turnout, research shows
Officials Seeking Man in Armed Robbery of Encino Post Office: $50,000 Reward Offered
Unsecured server exposed thousands of FedEx and USPS customer records
Fairfield, ME USPS Contractor Sentenced to 39 Days for Stealing Postal Money Orders
Congresswoman Clarke Meets with Brooklyn Postmaster Concerning District’s Ongoing Postal Issues
President Trump orders U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of this week’s mass shooting at
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Shipping by Amazon may cause over half of sellers to switch
OIG: Are Workshare Discounts Beneficial to the Postal Service?
OIG: Internal Controls Over Walk-In Revenue Refunds - Kissimmee, FL, Main Office
Congressman MacArthur Demands Post Office Reverse Unexpected Rate Hikes on Military Care Packages

February 15, 2018
Shipping by Amazon may cause over half of sellers to switch
Congresswoman Clarke Meets With Brooklyn Postmaster
Maine USPS Contractor Sentenced to 39 Days for Stealing Money Orders
The First African American Mail Carrier Also Fought Wolves and Bears, and Shot a Man in the Behind
Post office won't deliver direct answers about mail issues
NYC Residents Riled by Loss of Mail, Theft of Carts
Salt Lake City- home of the last USPS REC site
NALC: Fourth COLA set at $520
Congressman Clarke Meets With Brooklyn Postmaster
Residents riled by loss of mail, theft of carts
Congressman MacArthur Upset With USPS
Salt Lake USPS facility the last in US to decode poorly penned mailing addresses
Postal truck overturns in Cape Coral crash
Amazon volume not enough for Postal Service to avoid losses
Robot dogs could deliver packages
Fairfield, ME USPS Cntractor Sentenced to 39 Days for Stealing Postal Money Orders
OIG: Are Workshare Discounts Beneficial to the Postal Service?
OIG: Internal Controls Over Walk-In Revenue Refunds - Kissimmee, FL, Main Office

February 14, 2018
Valentine's Day
Columbus OH Post Office problems more widespread than initially thought
Iowa: Postal Service Blames Bad Weather for Mail Delivery Problems
OSC Issues Hatch Act Social Media Guidance, Announces Postal Worker Hatch Act Violation Over Social Media
Use at Work
Trump administration’s 2019 budget targets letter carriers and their families
Former Newark Mail Carrier Admits Accepting Bribes For Delivering Drugs
Columbus: Too many unassigned routes and not enough carriers

February 13, 2018
As Work Space, Old Post Offices Have a Timeless Allure
How to stop junk mail and save trees — and your sanity
Chelmsford native not licked yet on Jack Kerouac stamp quest
Hero Letter Carrier Helps Save Elderly Customer
5 Ways Magazine Publishers Can Maximize Postal Savings
These are the 'worst post offices' in NYC, Patch readers say
Virgin Islands delegate to Congress criticizes USPS mail delivery after hurricanes
Magazines from 1960s delivered to Maryland home
Letter containing unidentified substance mailed to Trump Jr. home
Check your mail -- it may be forwarded without your consent
USPS Executive Administrative Schedule (EAS) Annual Salary - Effective January 06, 2018

February 12, 2018
Help Find NYC's Worst Post Office
NALC statement on USPS Q1 financial report for FY 2018
Thieves steal 500 live cockroaches from mailbox
Mexico: The Postal Service Would Like to Remind You Not to Express Mail Tiger Cubs
Amazon's delivery dream is a nightmare for FedEx and UPS

February 11, 2018
Springfield firefighters knock down machinery fire at USPS bulk mail center
Michigan: Lost motorist walks 9 miles in frigid temps, is rescued by letter carrier
Postal van struck by bullets in Rochester NY
Pope's message for Italian postal service: Put people before profits
Mail stolen from two Georgia two post office delivery boxes

February 10, 2018
US Postal Service issues apology over missing mail
OPM launched surprise hit on certain federal retirees, then tried to stop watchdog’s report
What It Would Take Amazon to Become UPS or FedEx
USPS Reports Record Number of Pot-Filled Packages Leaving Colorado in 2017
Amazon's new delivery program not expected to hurt FedEx, UPS
SWA likely won't just be delivering Amazon packages
Here's why Amazon wants to start its own delivery service
OPM increased money paid to divorced spouses without warning
Postal worker retires after 42 years
Postal Service: ‘Flawed business model’ to blame for first-quarter loss

February 9, 2018
USPS reports Q1 financial results: mail declines not offset by package growth
Residents in Des Moines neighborhood haven't received their mail in a week
Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Postal worker critically injured in Roseville MI crash
Amazon to deliver Whole Foods groceries via Prime Now
Santa Rosa commissioners OK policy change for cluster mailboxes
PRC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Minimum Contribution of Competitive Products
Zero tolerance - USPS promotes safe workplaces
Postal Service Dedicates New U.S. Flag Forever Stamp
OIG: What are the Greatest Opportunities for Improving THS Operations?

February 8, 2018
Stolen mail found down 2 storm drains on St. Augustine street
Will Congress cut federal employee benefits to help balance the budget?
Post Office Pays Bill After Car Towed From Parking Lot in Storm
Salina man indicted for allegedly misusing postal funds
Postal Service workers make their way through NY Southern Tier snow
Prairie Creek Texas gets unexpected delivery as postal truck tumbles offroad
Amazon to deliver Whole Foods groceries in two hours
The mysterious tale of the couple who keep receiving free Amazon packages
Non-profit furious over Postal Service changes that will raise cost of sending care packages to troops
USPS: New guidelines for tax withholding take effect
Postal Worker Commits Credit Card Fraud

February 7, 2018
'Help me! He has a gun': West Chester postal worker describes kidnapping
Camera catches Amazon delivery driver tossing packages
Postal worker robbed and pistol whipped at rural Mississippi post office
How the U.S. Postal Service is making it harder for you to support our troops overseas
Postal worker credited with saving woman’s life from house fire
This Subsidy for China is Dumb as a Post
Fort Wayne man marks 50 years as a postal worker
Brinson postal carrier retires after nearly four decades

February 6, 2018
Last presidentially appointed Postmaster retires
California Man Gets 12 Years for Assaulting a Mail Carrier
Postal Service supervisor pleads guilty in theft of marijuana from mailed packages
Amazon Is Getting Closer to Its Own Delivery Service
This man made over half a million dollars threatening elderly magazine subscribers
15 arrested in El Paso mail-theft ring targeting mailboxes
Mail Consultants Have A Pitch To Avoid The Trump Trap
87-year-old crashes car into Kalama Post Office
Centerville postal worker receives gold customer service award
Car Plows Into Honeoye Post Office
If Built Today, USPS Would Look Nothing Like Itself
OIG: Opioids and the Mail
APWU: MVS New Hire Salary Dispute Settled
USPS: Employee idea-sharing platform is here
USPS: Pet insurance available to employees
Postmaster General and CFO Host Media Call on U.S. Postal Service FY 2018 Quarter 1 Financial Results

February 5, 2018
How to rent a piece of history: JLL’s USPS Properties for Lease
Kansas carrier injured in rollover accident
Charles Town WV postal carrier achieves game show dream
Mailbox 'fishing' in Queens a growing problem, says Rep.
USPS recovers customer’s WWII-era mail
Union’s Boycott of Nabisco Products Made in Mexico Gains Momentum

February 4, 2018
National Postal Museum Opens Exhibition Celebrating Women’s Duty and Service in World War I
USPS Debuts New Stamps in Early 2018
Postal Service to Dedicate Mister Rogers Forever Stamp
11 People You Didn't Know Worked for the Post Office

February 3, 2018
Postal Worker Suspected of Stealing Gift Cards Put on Leave after NBC 5 Responds Report
Mail-stealing device causes street closure
UPS worker does 'chicken dance' where USPS worker threw package
Former postal worker used COA cards to steal mail
Vigil honors murdered Albuquerque mail carrier
People just figured out the USPS logo is an eagle
2 Male Turkeys Harassing Ohio Postal Carriers Euthanized

February 2, 2018
Illinois Postal Worker Suspected of Stealing $500 in Gift Cards from Suburban Grandma
Amazon fulfillment centers don't boost employment, analysis finds
St Louis: A dozen postal workers claim they were bullied at work
Bezos adds billions to his fortune as Amazon reports profits surge
30-year postal veteran turned congresswoman plays Candy Crush during State of the Union
Mail delivery in the boom days of mining

February 1, 2018
Man pleads guilty to trying to burn postal truck in Milford MI
Postal worker kidnapped at gunpoint in West Chester OH
Police, postal officials investigating break-in at Vineland NJ site
Rochester NY man recognized for 50 years of employment with Postal Service
Arrest warrants issued for two Monessen PA men who allegedly attacked a postal worker
Ex-postal worker from Lincoln NE pleads to stolen mail scam
String of Postal Truck Break-Ins in the Bay Area Continues
Revised criteria for individuals on U.S. stamps
Caught on camera: USPS driver throws package out the window
Local postmaster transitions to retirement
Strako is new USPS marketing vice president overseeing stamp program
Postal Bulletin 22486: Federal Income Tax Withholding
Postal Bulletin 22486: Federal Taxation Percentages for Supplemental Wages

January 31, 2018
Legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne honored on new Forever stamp
Will Leverett MA keep its post office?
Postal Service Investigates Mail Tampering In Smithtown NY
Porch Pirate Breaks Leg While Trying to Steal Packages
Family of postal worker killed in Fayetteville NC collision wants answers
Reports of mail theft on the rise in Tampa Bay area
EEOC Administrative Judge Awards $250,000 to Disabled USPS Employee
$25,000 Reward for Information About Who Robbed Dallas Mailman
USPS employee marks 50 years
Safe Postal Carriers Honored in Aurora
Three Queens Congress Members Call on Head of USPS to Improve Borough Service
Bank on it - USPS explains sick leave conversion
January 30, 2006: California Postal Employee Jennifer San Marco Goes On Mass Shooting Rampage
Postal Service to Dedicate Bioluminescent Life Stamps
Body of missing Snohomish postal carrier found in Everett
Victor postal worker accused of stealing mail now faces drug charge

January 30, 2018
Breaking the cycle: Cyclists demand city stop USPS and other drivers from parking on new W’burg bike lane
USPS looking for suspects wanted for mail theft, stolen vehicle
Philadelphia Man Admits Role in Scheme to Steal and Cash Postal Money Orders
USPS Board of Governors “Temporary Emergency Committee” to meet Feb. 9
2 suspects sought after mail carrier robbed in Dallas
Nuns miss months of mail after address change
Victor postal worker accused of stealing mail now faces drug charge
The Postal Service gets a new real estate provider
Smithtown, NY Residents Report Open Mail, Missing Gift Cards
Mailman in Italy stashed half-ton of mail in his garage, postal police say
OIG: Getting Real with Artificial Intelligence
Reject the postal service reform bill

January 29, 2018
Canada Post reforms, while vague, are a start
Fairlawn, Ohio residents fed up with mail delivery issues
Amazon Expands Delivery Trial That Could Hurt FedEx, UPS
Video: Senator Portman Discusses New Report on Fentanyl Through the Mail
Route Driver Indicted For Stealing From U.S. Mail

January 28, 2018
Did the U.S. Postal Service pick the wrong apple for its 2016 1¢ stamp?
APWU: Large Mailers Are Privatizing the Postal Service
Man points gun at North Memphis mail carrier
Video: “I ain’t do nothing:” Competency questioned for man who attempted to sexually assault mail carrier
Video: APWU President Dimondstein Talks about Voluntary Early Retirement
New USPS stamp honors Hawaii attraction
'You've heard of the Bridge to Nowhere? This is the Post Office for No One'

January 27, 2018
St. Louis mail carrier says she was bullied at work
Got mail? Fargo/West Fargo residents say not always
PRC Issues 2017 Annual Report to the President and Congress (PDF)
Postal worker in Kansas City caught on camera dumping mail in the woods

January 26, 2018
Coffee, postcards and gratitude; how Starbucks encourages use of the mail
Louisiana Postal Worker Charged with Workers’ Comp Fraud
Stacks of mail delivered to wrong homes in Sugar Land
USPS OIG: Inbound ePackets Cost Attribution
Suspect disguised as mailman leads violent Philly home invasion
Armed witness disrupts attempted sexual assault of mail carrier
USPS Video Highlights PS Form 3849 Updates
Augusta, ME Woman Sentenced to Three Months for Stealing Mail
U.S. Postal Service to Dedicate U.S. Flag Forever Stamps
Florida postal carrier accused of sexually assaulting teen
OIG: Thinking Strategically About PVS

January 25, 2018
New cost controls sought in federal employee health-care program
Prosecutors: Postal employee stole mail, snorted white powder
Lawmakers call for federal probe of postal time card fraud in Boston
Maserati-Driving Postman Busted for Stealing Credit Cards in 'Sock Man' Scheme
China exploits USPS as opioid shipments surge
USPS working aggressively to stem flow of illegal drugs entering United States
New cost controls sought in federal employee health-care program
Fake postal worker among 4 suspects in Olney robbery

January 24, 2018
Canada Post to end community mailbox conversions, but won't restore door-to-door
Postal Worker Honored for Rescuing Elderly Woman From Burning Home
Three Congress Members Demand Mail Problems Be Addressed in Queens
Last 'Special Delivery Messenger' Retires After 53 Years
Akron, Fairlawn residents experiencing problems with U.S. Postal Service mail delivery
Bank of America shows why we need postal banking.
Jakki Krage Strako named Acting USPS Chief Customer and Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President
Postal contractor relief driver sentenced for mail theft
Former Hospital Owner Sentenced to over 5 Years in Prison for Workers Comp Scheme that Paid over $40
Million in Illegal Kickbacks
NYC: Shocking video shows mail truck crushing pedestrians
PA: Man charged with DUI after pickup truck strikes US post office
Town of Washington postal clerk charged with theft

January 23, 2018
Some in Gretna, Louisiana have been without reliable mail service for two years
Former postal carrier sentenced for stealing mail in Moorhead MN
Postal workers claim they’re targets after reporting issues at Virginia post office
Postal truck backs into pedestrians in Manhattan, injuring three
USPS helps WNC woman keep her mother from losing money in scam
Postal worker who stole gift cards to buy sex toys pleads guilty
Mont Alto post office shut down after pickup crashes into building
Postal Service Details 2018 Price Changes In Video
Office of Management and Budget Updates each Agency's Contingency Plan During Government Shutdown
Postal Supervisor Wins $1.1 Million in Disability Case against USPS over handicap parking space
Postal Editorial: Room For Rent?

January 22, 2018
Cleveland: Is forwarded mail making it? People are having issues, post office responds
Idealliance, NAPM, and PostCom set goals focused on the mail supply chain and long-term vitality of mail.
Airline employees in Alaska stole nearly half a million worth of goods from the mail, feds say
Anchorage Contractor Charged with Stealing Cell Phones from U.S. Mail
Northern Marianas USPS employee sentenced to 2 years probation
Smithsonian Museums (Including the Postal Museum) Will Remain Open Today
Louisiana postman admits he stole veterans' medication
Slain postal worker honored with memorial

January 21, 2018
Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Stolen Postal Money Order and Check Fraud Scheme
Postal Service to Issue Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Stamps Today
Friends and family plan vigil to honor slain postal worker
USPS Statement on Operations after Government Shutdown

January 20, 2018
NYC Congressman calls for "congressional oversight" of postal service
New Jersey: Neighbors celebrate 17 years with beloved mail carrier, 'Mr. Bill'
Car crashes through post office on Cape Cod
Major arrest in Pikes Peak region for mail theft and 'stink bombing' post office
Massachusetts letter carrier, feeling stressed, fails to deliver 758 pieces of mail
Postal worker claims $4 million prize from lottery scratcher
OIG: Delivery Charge Codes
OIG: Fiscal Year 2017 Bank Secrecy Act Program (PDF)

January 19, 2018
Louisiana carrier pleads guilty to stealing mail containing prescriptions for veterans
Where’s the mail? Newburgh IN residents go days without mail service
Postal carrier saves the life of a stranger
Continuing postal problems in Westchester
USPS dedicates Love Flourishes Forever Stamp
Mail carrier honored for heroic actions
USPS Says They're Setting The Record Straight After Misleading Rant In The Hill
Postal Price Changes Take Effect Jan. 21, 2018
Ohio mail carrier charged with stealing more than 700 pieces of mail
OSHA: Employers must post injury and illness summary beginning Feb. 1, 2018

January 18, 2018
Mail truck crashes into Rye NH house; police say medical emergency indicated
Deputies search for man who snatched wedding ring from postal worker
Mail issues add another layer of frustration for Montecito evacueees
Ohio carrier charged with stealing more than 700 pieces of mail
USPS tops Gallup poll favorite agency list once again
Multi-state Crystal Meth Traffickers Used Postal Service To Deliver Their Product
Security Camera Catches Patriotic Mailman - Makes USPS Proud

January 17, 2018
Feds say Massachusetts letter carrier caught delivering cocaine
USPS tests Automated Package Drop machines
APWU: $36 Million Remedy Settlement for Violations Regarding Sales Retention Teams
Feds say letter carrier from Worcester caught delivering cocaine in Marlboro
The Postal Service is Hiring Hundreds in the Denver Area
Rolando: Another view of the U.S. Postal Service
What a government shutdown this Friday would mean  |  Archives: Mail deliveries will continue as usual
VIDEO: USPS mail carrier delivers in subzero temperatures
Video Editorial: USPS needs help

January 16, 2018
TV station gets results for Florida neighborhood having mail delivery issues
Mail brings local man bad news  
Oakland mailman is the glue holding 'hood together
Before there was Amazon, there was Sears, the mail order giant
Ice jam floods Vermont post office
NALC: CCA Back Pay Update
Postal Service carriers have a cold job this time of year
Jersey souvenir sheet depicts flags from another era

January 15, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Colorado: Driver Ejected As USPS Contractor’s Truck Rolls Into Ditch
Retired postal worker from South Bend laughs at winter's bitter cold
Pasco WA Police post video of man filmed while allegedly trying to steal mail
Bomb squad responds after suspicious packages left at Appleton post office
USPS Heroe's Corner - Brandon Franklin
In the stamp world, Christmas is never really over

January 14, 2018
Suspect in postal worker deaths to be tried in federal court
Trial Unlikely in Fight Over Berkeley Post Office
Police: Tulsa fraud suspect had master postal service key
Louisiana letter carrier pleads guilty to burning U.S. mail
Congresswoman urges USPS to fix mail issues in Ypsilanti
NALC: Update on legal action concerning 2017 ratification balloting
OIG: Why Does USPS Have Difficulty Meeting International Service Performance Goals for Letter Post Mail?

January 13, 2018
Lunar New Year Stamp Rings in 2018
Postal Service breaks its silence on criticism of Amazon shipping agreement
Montana postal contractors arrested for dealing meth

January 12, 2018
U.S. Must Pay Postal Worker $21,000 for Slip-and-Fall Injury
Pennsylvania postal carrier waives hearing on charge of inappropriately touching female customer
Why You Won’t Stop Getting Junk Mail
WARNING! Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects
Mail delivery issues left unresolved, USPS responds to concerns in Western Massachusetts town
Postal Vehicle Flips Over
Former Postal Carrier Admits Burning US Mail for Months
There's more than one reason why the USPS is losing money
40 USPS trucks tagged with graffiti in Oakland
Mailbox bank broken into overnight
Bezos richest person ever?
Island postmaster retires after 32 years in USPS
Former East Hartford Resident Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison for Robbing USPS Employee
USPS Offers Employees Tips To Avoid Frostbite, Hypothermia
USPS celebrates year of the dog
Trial Unlikely in Fight Over Berkeley Post Office

January 11, 2018
Queens Residents Say Mail’s Been MIA Since Last Week’s Snowstorm
Trump signs bill to provide fentanyl screening equipment at borders, ports, postal facilities
Mail inspectors are finding drugs in 880 percent more packages this year
Virginia Beach woman could be another victim of a thieving postal employee
Thieves target 2 rural Jefferson County Post Offices
McCaskill bill addresses northern Missouri mailing quirk

January 10, 2018
Video: Letter carriers in Media join million mile club
US Postal worker robbed at gunpoint in Rockford IL
Postal worker discovers 'community gun' in Cincinnati mailbox
A Fond Farewell for a Potomac Letter Carrier
Sellers Deal with USPS Online Postage Crackdown
Kansas Mailman Sentenced For Delivering Marijuana
Rolando at The Hill: The Postal Service: A service Americans should appreciate
APWU: MOU Designates Official Start Day for Newly Hired PSE Clerks
USPS: Hatch Act’s social media guidelines explained

January 9, 2018
Former East Hartford Resident Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison for Robbing Postal Worker
Michigan letter carrier assaulted by armed man, reward offered for information
Former USPS Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
Davenport, Iowa USPS workers suffer winter weather injuries
NALC responds to White House tweet on the Postal Service
Post Office catches up as weather allows
Postal Bulletin: USPS Updates RIF Info (Page 13, PDF)
Postage Due Comic Strip Week 10
Postal Service to offer thousands of employees early retirement
Mismanagement drives losses at postal service
OIG: How Effective is USPS in Processing Disability Retirement Applications?
OIG: Returns Season Is Upon Us

January 8, 2018
Poll ranks USPS first in job performance
OPM Redoubles Retirement Processing Efforts Ahead of January Surge
Postal Service, Census Bureau mull partnership for 2020 count
USPS taking actions to help interdict flow of illegal drugs entering the U.S.
FedEx is not certified mail, Utah Court of Appeals declares in overturning ruling
Overwhelmed by mail thefts in Broken Arrow
2-Alarm fire causes significant damage to Millersville post office

January 7, 2018
Mail delivery halted in portion of Rocky River due to 'aggressive' wild turkeys
VIDEO: Postal driver plows through foot of snow
New link: US Drive Right (RHD vehicles for rural carriers)
Frigid temps don't deter letter carriers
Former APWU President in Illinois Sentenced for Embezzlement
Tennessee letter carrier killed in Saturday accident

January 6, 2018
Mailman's landscapes of Passaic on display at Lambert Castle
Police: Car hits U.S. Postal Service truck, leaves scene
Buffalo: Postal carriers fight brutally cold temperatures
USPS responds to 'misleading rant' at The Hill
Fleagle retires after 37 years with USPS
Video: Fire Ignites at Millersville, PA Post Office
Ohio Congressman: How USPS Is Inadvertently Making The Opioid Crisis Worse

January 5, 2018
USPS to offer voluntary early retirements to some clerks and mail handlers
Mistaken for thief, postal worker threatened with gun
Even a bomb cyclone can't keep Central Mass. letter carriers from their task
West Virginia PSE sentenced for stealing pills from the mail
How Amazon Is Investing In Customer Experience By Reimagining Retail Delivery
Mistaken for a thief in the dark by retired police officer, postal worker threatened with a gun
Stolen Montecito mail being dumped in Painted Cave area
USPS workers in D.C. brave frigid temperatures
USPS Gets Top Rating From Public
USPS taking actions to help interdict flow of illegal drugs entering the U.S.
New Jersey postal workers paid to intercept refund checks before being delivered
Video: Keep Postal Carriers In Mind This Winter
Mail carrier gig 'not as easy as it looks'
National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS)
OIG: Facility Security at Network Distribution Centers (PDF)
OIG: Postal Vehicle Service Fuel Cost and Consumption Strategies (PDF)

January 4, 2018
Editorial: Flap over USPS package charges oversimplifies issue
Postal Service expects to resume full delivery in Erie
eBay negotiates USPS discount in advance of fee hike
USPS Marketing chief to retire
Gillette postmaster the subject of residents' petition in Long Hill
New video released of man accused of killing two postal workers
USPS Loses Executive Responsible for Flat Rate Priority Mail
Toni McEuen retires from the USPS
Video: USPS Service Alert - Winter Storm Grayson
USPS offers winter dressing tips for employees
North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Mailing Threatening Letter to a U.S. District Judge, Former U.S. Attorney,
and Assistant U.S. Attorney in North Carolina
Overseeing USPS - Flap over package charges oversimplifies issue

January 3, 2018
Trump says the Postal Service is 'dumber and poorer,' but he and Congress deserve the blame
Amazon shipped 5 billion Prime items to around 90 million members in 2017
Number of packages mailed in Colorado with marijuana spikes
Mail carriers walk to stay warm 'when it's this extreme'
Jacksonville USPS Distribution Center to Replace Mail Handling System

January 2, 2018
Amazon will buy Target in 2018 says influential tech analyst
Custodian who stole gift cards from Virginia Beach post office gets 1 day in jail
North Country at Work: a day in the life of a mail carrier
Donald Trump Is Wrong: The Postal Service Is an American Treasure
Trump Is Wrong, Mostly, About Amazon and USPS (link corrected)
Connecticut postal carriers battle cold conditions
The Hill: USPS cronyism is unaffordable for shippers and customers
Communities and Postal Workers United Winter 2018 Newsletter: No More Moon-Lit Delivery (PDF)
What does a gentrifying city look like? Talk to the postman
Time for Postal Service to send Congress “Dear John letter”
Is Amazon really ripping off the US Postal Service?
Jacksonville USPS Distribution Center to Replace Mail Handling System

January 1, 2018
New Years Day
Frances Higgs has been delivering mail for forty years (half her life)
Video: Postal workers endure freezing temperatures
Video: Cape Coral man tracks down owner of misdelivered Christmas card
Lawmakers attempt to close loophole allowing postal delivery of synthetic drugs


POSTAL FACTS: April 16, 2018

LBI Blessed With Hero Mail Carrier
(WCBS TV)

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

Will Trump task force give Postal Service
the reform it’s been looking for?
(Federal News Radio)

After Amazon Spat, Trump Orders Postal
Service Review
(Bloomberg)









On April 12, NALC President Rolando
quoted in Federal News Radio and
Bloomberg stories on the administration's
proposed task force charged with
evaluating the finances of the U.S. Postal
Service including pricing, policies and
workforce costs.

Click here to read the Federal News
Radio article.

Click here to read the Bloomberg article.


2 taken to hospital after Margate house fire
(WSVN)








WSVN (local Fox affiliate) aired a story on
April 12 about a heroic letter carrier in
Margate, FL, who was injured in a house fire
as he helped attempt to extinguish the
blaze.

Click here to watch the report.


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Make a contribution toward your MBA retirement plan before April 16

4.16.2018
- NALC reports: April 16 is the last day to make a contribution to a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA for the 2017 Tax Year

Food Driver poster orders deadline extended until April 20

Trump, Having Denounced Amazon's Shipping Deal, Orders Review of Postal Service

4.13.2018 -
NY Times reports: "President Trump abruptly issued an executive order on Thursday demanding an evaluation of
the Postal Service's finances, asserting the power of his office weeks after accusing Amazon, the online retail giant, of not
paying its fair share in postage. In the executive order, Mr. Trump created a task force to examine the service's
"unsustainable financial path" and directed the new panel to "conduct a thorough evaluation of the operations and finances
of the USPS." -
Text of the Executive Order - The Hill - CNBC

President issues executive order to evaluate USPS finances

4.12.2018 -
NALC reports: President Trump issued an executive order to form a task force charged with evaluating the finances
of the U.S. Postal Service including pricing, policies and workforce costs.

2018 NALC Guide to Route Inspections

4.10.2018 -
NALC reports: The 2018 NALC Guide to Route Inspections has been printed and is being shipped to each NALC
Branch and the 15 National Business Agents’ offices.

USPS Could Owe Payouts to As Many As $130K Employees After Class Action Ruling

4.09.2018 -
GovExec reports: "The U.S. Postal Service will soon have to make a payout to as many as 130,000 current and
former employees as part of a class-action lawsuit, with an anti-discrimination oversight body finding the mailing agency
created a program to rid its rolls of employees injured on the job under the guise of trying to accommodate them."

Promotion pay grievance update

4.7.2018 -
NALC reports: A national class-action grievance was originally scheduled to be heard January 30. Unfortunately, this
hearing was unexpectedly canceled by the arbitrator. NALC has received proposed dates for rescheduling and we expect to
have a firm date shortly.

MDD Load Truck feature

4.6.2018 -
 NALC reports: If a letter carrier is instructed to load or deliver their parcels in a manner inconsistent with the
procedures outlined in Handbook M-41, he or she should follow those instructions but inform a local union representative for
further investigation.

Safety Ambassador Program

4.5.2018 -
 NALC reports: NALC advises all NALC activists to not volunteer to serve as a Safety Ambassador or participate in the
newly developed Safety Ambassador Program.

CCA back pay update

4.4.2018 -
 NALC reports: NALC has filed a national level grievance regarding former CCAs who have not received their back
pay to date.

Recent presidential tweet storm

4.3.2018 -
NALC reports: Letter carriers deserve to know the facts about the Postal Service with respect to the president’s
latest tweets.

EEOC finds USPS practiced disability discrimination

4.3.2018 -
NALC reports: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found the Postal Service National
Reassessment Process (NRP) subjected approximately 130,000 injured-on-duty employees to a pattern and practice of
disability discrimination.

Notice to prospective candidates in the 2018 NALC election

4.3.2018 -
 NALC reports: In accordance with federal law, NALC has arranged for Kelly Press to handle requests by candidates
for national office in the 2018 NALC election to distribute campaign literature by e-mail.

Trump Escalates Attack on Amazon and Postal Deal

3.31.2018 -
Politico reports: "President Donald Trump continued to needle Amazon on Saturday, claiming the internet
commerce giant maintains an advantageous relationship with the U.S Postal Service amounting to a "scam" worth "billions of
dollars." "While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it
delivers for Amazon," the president wrote on Twitter."-
Amazon and UPS Have Been Quietly Fighting Over Post Office's Cost
Structure - Deal set to expire in October - Ex-PMG Donahue Disputes Trump - Trump Attacks Could Prompt Amazon to Move
Away From Using USPS - As Trump Attacks Amazon/USPS, He Fails to Fill Postal Governing Board - Why Trump can't tell the
USPS what to do - Bernie Sanders Agrees With Trump - Trump's Right - Trump keeps up Twitter assault on Amazon - Talk About
Fake News: The Flawed Citigroup Analysis - Herman Cain: Postal Woes Aren't Amazon's Fault

Senators introduce bill to stabilize, improve Postal Service

3.23.2018 -
Dover Post reports: "Sens. Tom Carper, D-Delaware; Jerry Moran, R-Kansas; Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota; and
Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, introduced on March 22 The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018: Improving Postal Operations,
Service, and Transparency to stabilize, preserve and improve the U.S. Postal Service."  -
Retiree Health Premiums and Postal
Reform - Postal Reform Bill Would Impact Health Insurance - Concerns About Medicare Plan - GovTrack S. 2629 - GovExec -
APWU Statement - Carper Press Release - Bill Would Create New Health Benefits Program for Postal Employees - NALC Lauds
Bipartisan Effort - Printing Industries Applauds - Business Community Supports

NALC lauds bipartisan effort to advance postal reform legislation

3.23.2018 -
 NALC reports: NALC thanks and commends the bipartisan authors of this proposed legislation for working to
strengthen the Postal Service. America’s letter carriers appreciate the significant improvements contained in the bill over
prior reform efforts.

Convention hotel update

3.22.2018 -
NALC reports: The original block of hotels for the 2018 National Convention in Detroit is currently full. NALC is aware
of the issue and is working to add additional hotels for convention delegates.

Carriers Not Happy About New Scanning and Loading Directive

3.16.2018 -
PostalMag.com reports: "City and Rural Carriers on workroom floors and in online forums are expressing much
displeasure about a new time-wasting parcel scanning and loading program that has carriers scanning all parcels while
loading in order to determine where to place the parcels in the vehicle."

Parcel Bombs Strike Austin

3.12.2018 -
Associated Press reports: "Two package bomb blasts a few miles apart killed a teenager and wounded two women
in Austin on Monday, less than two weeks after a similar attack left a man dead in another part of the Texas capital.
Investigators said the bombings are probably connected, and they are looking into whether race was a factor because all of
the victims were minorities." -
Not Delivered By a Mail Service

Hatch Act social media and email guidance for federal employees

3.2.2018
- NALC reports: The U.S. Office of Special Counsel has updated it’s Hatch Act Social Media and Email Guidance for
federal employees. Letter carriers should review this guidance to avoid inadvertent Hatch Act violations.

March President's Message: Countdown to Detroit

3.1.2018
- NALC reports: NALC branches are meeting to elect delegates to the NALC’s 71st Biennial Convention in Detroit. NALC
is battling on multiple fronts on all the major issues affecting letter carriers and their families—issues that are sure to be
debated in Detroit. (PDF)

APWU Reaches $49 Million Dollar Settlement With USPS on POStPlan Violations

2.24.2018 -
The APWU reports: "The dispute was initiated after the Postal Service admittedly failed to honor their agreement
that after December 22, 2014, the 'POStPlan' Remotely-Managed Post Offices (RMPOs) open 4 or 6 hours a day would be staffed
with bargaining unit clerks, and Level 18 offices would be staffed with career employees. Long after the agreement,
Postmaster Reliefs (PMRs) were still working in 4 or 6 hour RMPOs across the country and Level 18 offices reported still using
PSEs instead of career employees."

Amazon's Rise Has Pushed Mail Clerks and Carriers to the Breaking Point

2.21.2018 -
The Nation reports: "Amazon was able to make a deal to ship its packages through USPS at cut-rate prices, because
the company preemptively sorts and labels packages by postal route. But transporting and distributing these packages still
takes clerks much longer than sorting letters, which can be fed through a machine. If the clerks are delayed, the station's
carriers will be delayed in starting routes, which are already longer than ever thanks to the packages filling up their satchels
and trucks. Many won't deliver their final box until well after the sun has set."

CCA backpay update

2.20.2018 -
NALC reports: As letter carriers eligible for retroactive pay began reviewing their earnings statements over the
weekend, errors were discovered. NALC has been and will continue to work with USPS to identify those affected and correct
the errors as soon as possible.

Join us to fight for our freedom

2.20.2018 -
NALC reports: Thousands of workers and allies will march in Washington, DC, and in cities nationwide on Feb. 24 as
part of the Working People’s Day of Action.

NALC President Rolando walking for MDA

2.20.2018 -
NALC reports: On May 19, NALC President Fredric Rolando will take a few steps to help “Deliver the Cure” for
muscular dystrophy by participating in a Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Muscle Walk fundraiser in Alexandria, VA. Find
out how you can help.

Trump Suggests USPS Cut Retirement, Health Benefits in $80B Savings Package

2.15.2018 -
GovExec reports: "Trump's proposals largely mirrored those submitted in his last budget, as well as legislation that
has been introduced in Congress. While lawmakers have sought to maintain delivery standards, however, Trump would allow
USPS to "reduce mail delivery frequency from six days to five days where there is a business case for doing so." That proposal
would likely face pushback in Congress, especially from lawmakers representing rural areas, and even postal management
has dropped its proposal to eliminate mail delivery on Saturdays." -
NALC: Budget Targets Letter Carriers and Their Families

Fourth COLA set at $520

2.14.2018 -
NALC reports: The fourth contract COLA is finalized today at $520 annually with the release of the January 2018
CPI-W.

Trump administration’s 2019 budget targets letter carriers and their families

2.13.2018 -
NALC reports: While breaking campaign promises by calling for massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, the
administration’s new budget also calls for gutting the Affordable Care Act and aims direct attacks on federal and postal
employees and their agencies.

USPS Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

2.09.2018 -
USPS reports: "Net loss for the first quarter totaled $540 million, compared to net income of $1.4 billion, for the
same period last year. In the first quarter 2018, package volumes grew by 111 million pieces, or approximately 7%, while mail
volumes declined by approximately 2.0 billion pieces, or approximately 5%, continuing a multi-year trend of increasing package
volume and declining letter volumes."

NALC statement on USPS Q1 financial report for FY 2018

2.9.2018
- NALC reports: NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the Feb. 9 release of the U.S. Postal Service’s
financial statement for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, covering the months of October, November and December of 2017:

Economics blog: Unemployment holds at 4.1 percent but problems remain in the labor market

2.7.2018
- NALC reports: The data released on Friday points to continuing lags in the labor market and its implications for
unemployed workers even in the so-called economic expansion.

Convention registration materials mailed

2.5.2018
- NALC reports: The Delegate Eligibility Lists and registration forms were mailed out to all branch secretaries as of
Feb. 2.

Make a contribution toward your MBA retirement plan before April 16

1.31.2018 -
NALC reports: April 16 is the last day to make a contribution to a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA for the 2017 Tax Year

Food Drive promotional artwork available

1.31.2018 -
NALC reports: The Family Circus cartoon for the 2018 Food Drive is available on the Food Drive tool kit.

Food Drive task No. 1: Register

1.23.2018 -
PostalMag.com reports: The deadline for branches to register for the 26th annual Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out
Hunger” Food Drive is March 1.

New USPS Postage Rates Take Effect January 21

1.21.2018 -
PostalMag.com reports: The new prices include a one cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp
from 49 cents to 50 cents. Postcard stamps and metered letters also have a one cent increase. The changes will raise Mailing
Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, and most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9 percent price
increase.

USPS remains open despite government shutdown

1.20.2018 -
NALC reports: The Postal Service has confirmed in a tweet that the shutdown will not affect USPS or its employees.

OSHA: Employers must post injury/illness summary beginning Feb. 1

1.18.2018 -
NALC reports: OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post job-related injuries and illnesses logged during
2017. Each year, between Feb. 1 and April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees
are usually posted.

CCA back pay update

1.16.2018 -
NALC reports: The Postal Service has notified NALC that the retroactive payments for city carrier assistants
resulting from implementation of the 2016-2019 National Agreement will be delayed by one pay period.

Update on legal action concerning 2017 ratification balloting

1.13.2018 -
NALC reports: Legal claims challenging the conduct of the 2017 contract ratification vote have been dismissed by
the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C.

NALC response to White House tweet on the Postal Service

1.9.2018 -
NALC reports:  If the president truly wants to make the Postal Service “smarter and richer,” he has the power to do
so.

USPS to Offer VER to Eligible Mail Handlers and Clerks

1.04.2018 -
PostalMag.com reports: The Postal Service will extend voluntary early retirement (VER) offers to eligible mail
handlers and clerks, beginning Jan. 8. The offers will contain three retirement-effective dates from which eligible employees
may choose: Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and March 31. -
APWU: Insufficient Notice - APWU: Letter Details VERA Eligibility Requirements
(PDF) - NPMHU

Trump Slams USPS for Amazon Discounts

12.29.2017 -
CNBC reports: President Donald Trump took to Twitter to blast the Postal Service for giving Amazon discounts on
its packages: "Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and
others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging
MUCH MORE!" -
Trump renews ongoing feud with Bezos - Day of reckoning for Amazon could be coming soon

Naked postal worker accused of fatally shooting supervisor, killing postmaster

12.23.2017 -
NY Daily News reports: "An Ohio mail carrier at risk of losing his job walked naked into a Dublin post office where
he's accused of fatally shooting his boss before targeting the postmaster leading the investigation into his workplace
violations. DeShaune K. Stewart sent panicked postal workers fleeing from their workplace early Saturday morning when he
entered the building and allegedly gunned down his immediate supervisor, 52-year-old Lance Maurice Herrera Dempsey,
police said." -
Man shoots postal supervisor, then kills postmaster at different scene - Ohio postal worker facing dismissal kills
two bosses - Slayings stun friends, family members - DeShaune K. Stewart

Former USPS VP Sentenced After Inspectors Uncovered Lies

12.19.2017 -
Linns.com reports: "The unnamed former USPS vice president sentenced to two months and fined $84,500 for
making false statements on disclosure forms is William (Bill) Whitman Jr. In 2014 then PMG Donahoe hired Whitman to become
vice president of communications. But four months later Whitman suddenly disappeared from USPS HQ, without any public
announcement." -
Indictment (PDF) - PostalMag.com discovered case in OIG report - A USPS Vice President was (quietly) sent
to prison for lying on his job application - Linkedin Profile

Former USPS VP Sentenced After Inspectors Uncovered Lies

12.19.2017 -
Linns.com reports: "The unnamed former USPS vice president sentenced to two months and fined $84,500 for
making false statements on disclosure forms is William (Bill) Whitman Jr. In 2014 then PMG Donahoe hired Whitman to become
vice president of communications. But four months later Whitman suddenly disappeared from USPS HQ, without any public
announcement". -
Indictment (PDF) - PostalMag.com discovered case in OIG report - A USPS Vice President was (quietly) sent
to prison for lying on his job application - Linkedin Profile

Atlanta: Mail Carriers Worry Late Deliveries Won't Get Better Before Christmas

12.13.2017 -
CBS46.com reports: "Ever since we started investigating the issue of late mail delivery throughout Metro Atlanta,
CBS46 has received a flood of e-mails and phone calls from people in every corner of the viewing area, who want to talk about
a personal experience that matches up with what we've been reporting. We're also getting calls from mail carriers who want to
give us inside information that post office management won't tell us." -
Atlanta postmaster replaced amid delivery complaints

Questions and answers about changes to TSP withdrawal options

12.13.2017 -
NALC reports: "The Thrift Savings Plan has released a fact sheet that answers frequently asked questions about
changes to TSP withdrawal options associated with the passage of the TSP Modernization Act."

Now accepting applications for the 2018 NALC Leadership Academy

12.1.2017 -
NALC reports: "The Leadership Academy, open to all active NALC members, is designed to both develop and
enhance the knowledge and skills that are essential for"

Back pay update

12.1.2017 -
NALC reports: "Here is an update on back pay for active and retired letter carriers."

Tell your senators to vote ‘no’ on tax bill

11.30.2017 -
NALC reports: "NALC urges you to call your senators now and tell them to oppose S. 1 when it comes to the Senate
floor."

Penalty Overtime Exclusion scheduled

11.28.2017 -
NALC reports: "The December period during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable consists of
four consecutive service weeks."

As Postal Service Fleet Ages, Reports of Fires Grow

11.24.2017 -
KSTP.com reports: "There have been hundreds of fires in Grumman LLVs, or Long Life Vehicles, around the
country over the years. LLVs were designed for the United States Postal Service, the primary user of the trucks. According to
internal documents, the postal service is well aware of the ongoing problems with their aging fleet of mail trucks."

Economics Blog: Consumer sentiment is at its highest levels since January 2004

11.22.2017 -
NALC reports: "The index of consumer sentiment was 98.5 for November 2017, down 2.2 percent from October
2017 but an increase in 5.6 percent from November 2016."

NALC statement on USPS’ FY2017 financial report (updated)

11.21.2017 -
NALC reports: "The Fiscal Year 2017 financial report shows the underlying business strength of the U.S. Postal
Service while also indicating the need to address external matters beyond USPS control. Updated to include news media
coverage."

House advances 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act'

11.16.2017 -
NALC reports: "The House has approved the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill that cuts taxes by $1.5 trillion—but has
serious implications for working families nationwide."

Tell the House to vote ‘no’ on tax bill

11.15.2017 -
NALC reports: "The House is expected to vote tomorrow on the so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a bill that seeks
to cut taxes for corporations and America’s wealthiest. Tell your rep to oppose H.R. 1—that it does anything but cut taxes and
create jobs."

USPS Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Results

11.14.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "The U.S. Postal Service reported revenue of $69.6 billion for fiscal year 2017 (October 1,
2016 - September 30, 2017), a decrease of $1.8 billion compared to the prior year. The lower revenues were driven largely by
accelerated declines in First-Class and Marketing Mail volumes. In 2017, mail volumes declined by approximately 5.0 billion
pieces, or 3.6 percent, while package volumes grew by 589 million pieces, or 11.4 percent." -
Forbes: A Failed Mission - Red
Ink For 11th Year in Row as Mail Slumps - USPS Reports $1.8 Billion Revenue Drop

NALC statement on USPS’ FY2017 financial report

11.14.2017 -
NALC reports: "The Fiscal Year 2017 financial report shows the underlying business strength of the U.S. Postal
Service while also indicating the need to address."

Atlanta USPS Mail Carrier Explains Late Mail Deliveries

11.09.2017 -
CBS 46 reports: "She said post offices are understaffed citywide, which forces carriers to take on extra routes,
and it puts them in dangerous situations when they inevitably have to deliver mail at night. The anonymous USPS employee
said the tough working environment has some carriers quitting their routes at sundown, whether they're finished or not, and
some are looking for new jobs altogether, which does not help the understaffing issue. She also described management
treating employees worse in response to complaints about working extra hours."

Help California letter carriers hurt by recent wildfires

11.6.2017 -
NALC reports: "In the blink of an eye, some NALC members in California were fleeing for their lives when a firestorm
hit Santa Rosa early on Oct. 9. Find out how you can help active and retired letter carriers who suffered serious property
damage and loss as a result."

As U.S. Postage Rates Continue to Rise, The USPS Gives the Chinese a 'Free Ride'

11.05.2017 -
Forbes reports: "As the rates of the U.S. Postal Service continue on their precipitous ascent, how cheaply Chinese
merchants are able to ship their products thousands of miles across the world to the USA has become emblematic of the stark
trade imbalance between the countries as well as the disadvantages that American companies are up against as foreign
competitors outmaneuver them in their own backyard." - Comments (10 Comments)

NALC embraces AFL-CIO pledge to ‘Join. Fight. Win.’

11.3.2017 -
NALC reports: "The 28th Constitutional Convention of the AFL-CIO convened in St. Louis Oct. 22-25 and
representatives from NALC were there in force."

NALC challenges change to promotion pay provisions

11.2.2017 -
NALC reports: "NALC has filed a national class-action grievance on USPS’s proposed revisions to the Employee and
Labor Relations Manual and has appealed it to arbitration."

Carriers encouraged to give through CFC (updated)

11.2.2017 -
NALC reports: "Letter carriers can make charitable donations through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
through paycheck and annuity deductions. The campaign runs through Jan. 12."

Trump Nominates Three to USPS Board of Governors

10.26.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "President Trump has nominated the following individuals to be Members of the Board of
Governors of the United States Postal Service: Calvin R. Tucker of Pennsylvania, Robert M. Duncan of Kentucky and David
Williams of Illinois." -
Postal board finally receives three nominees to fill vacant posts

USPS Ready to Deliver 15 Billion Pieces of Mail This Holiday Season

10.25.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail this holiday
season. In the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the Postal Service also expects to deliver 850 million
packages, which is more than a 10 percent increase compared to the same period last year."

Watch: NALC Secretary-Treasure Rhine at the AFL-CIO convention

10.25.2017 -
NALC reports: "On Oct. 24, NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine delivered a speech from the floor of the AFL-
CIO’s convention in St. Louis, supporting a convention resolution on promoting voting by mail."


10.18.2017 -
NALC reports: "San Jose’s Mercury News: Surreal video of postal deliveries in Santa Rosa neighborhood
destroyed by fire"

Dramatic YouTube video posted by a professional drone pilot and photographer shows a Postal Service mail truck making
requested deliveries in Santa Rosa’s fire-ravaged Coffey Park neighborhood.

Help letter carriers in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands hurt by hurricanes (updated)

10.10.2017 -
NALC reports: "Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—the U.S.’s
island territories in the Caribbean—but despite many obstacles, letter carriers are finding ways to help."

Last Remaining Postal Governor POST DATED Rate Hikes

10.06.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "The last remaining Postal Governor James Bilbray signed several POST DATED orders in
November/December 2016 to raise postal rate prices in January 2018, because any price increases must be approved by the
postal governors. Currently there are no postal governors because the Senate has not confirmed any new governors in a
couple of years."

USPS Announces New Prices for 2018

10.06.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission
today of price changes to take effect on January 21, 2018. The new prices, if approved, include a one cent increase in the
price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 49 cents to 50 cents. Most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9
percent price increase." -
Sellers Face 6 Percent Priority Mail Rate Hike in 2018

Letter carriers recognized as 2017 Heroes of the Year

10.4.2017 -
NALC reports: "Letter carriers who rescued a young man from a house fire, helped police defuse a tense standoff
with an armed man, and raised money for a disabled-accessible van for a young girl, will be honored Oct. 4."

Help letter carriers in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands hurt by hurricanes (updated)

10.4.2017 -
NALC reports: "Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—the U.S.’s
island territories in the Caribbean—but despite many obstacles, letter carriers are finding ways to help."

Carriers encouraged to give through CFC

10.2.2017 -
NALC reports: "Letter carriers can make charitable donations through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
through paycheck and annuity deductions. The campaign runs through Jan. 12."

Veterans Day holiday

9.28.2017 -
NALC reports: "There has been some confusion regarding on what day letter carriers who are eligible for the
Veterans Day holiday will observe this holiday."

Help letter carriers hurt by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

9.22.2017 -
NALC reports: "Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated the U.S.’s island territories in the Caribbean, but
despite many obstacles, letter carriers are finding ways to help."

Letter carriers recognized as 2017 Heroes of the Year

9.21.2017 -
NALC reports: "Letter carriers who rescued a young man from a house fire, helped police defuse a tense standoff
with an armed man, and raised money for a disabled-accessible van for a young girl, will be honored Oct. 4."

USPS OIG Report on City Carriers Working Past 6PM

9.19.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "The USPS OIG recently investigated 15 randomly selected delivery units in the Bay Valley
District. The OIG selected the Bay Valley District for review because it has the fourth highest percentage of instances of
carriers returning after 6 p.m. in the nation. The investigation found that only 72 percent of city carriers and CCAs in these
units returned by 6 p.m. with some on the street as late as 10 p.m."

Senator wants firings after postal workers accused of delaying mail delivery

9.19.2017 -
The Billings Gazette reports: "Tester wrote the U.S. Postmaster General on Monday after the Office of Inspector
General revealed that more than 2 billion mailed items were delayed nationwide over a year's time. Investigators also
discovered postal workers manipulating mail delivery time records and inaccurately reporting delayed mail. Several postal
employees, including some in Montana, reported mail being intentionally delayed so workers on another shift would have
something to do." -
USPS OIG Report: Delayed Mail Validation

Economics Blog: CPI increases slightly in August, driven mostly by gasoline and shelter costs

9.14.2017 -
NALC reports: "The Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers has remained in the range of 1.6 to 2.3 percent
on an annual basis since June 2011."

Economics Blog: New OIG report sheds light on post office usage, especially among the young

9.13.2017 -
NALC reports: "A new study released this week indicates that there are more customers who visit post offices than
official statistics show."

Economics Blog: NAFTA renegotiations show differences between Canadian and U.S. wages and unions"

9.12.2017 -
NALC reports: "Will Canada help end right-to-work?

Nalcrest office to close on Sept. 9 in preparation for Hurricane Irma

9.8.2017 -
NALC reports: "All Nalcrest buildings, including the office, will be closed beginning Saturday, Sept. 9. Normal
operations will resume once it is safe to do so."

Analysis: Postal woes demand jump in stamp price to 60 cents

9.07.2017 -
Associated Press reports: "A 60 cent postage stamp? The U.S. Postal Service would have to boost prices for mailing
letters and packages by nearly 20 percent -- the biggest one-time increase in its history -- to avoid bankruptcy and improve
delivery service, an industry analysis says. That means the price of a first-class stamp could jump from 49 cents to nearly 60
cents -- if the post office gets the power to raise stamp rates beyond the rate of inflation."

NALC responds to Hurricane Harvey (updated)

9.5.2017 -
NALC reports: "A harm to one is a harm to all. We always take care of our own."

Help postal employees hurt by Hurricane Harvey (updated)

9.5.2017 -
NALC reports: "Learn how you can make an immediate donation to the Postal Employees' Relief Fund and donate
postal uniforms, footwear and/or rain gear."

Economics Blog: Unemployment creeps up in August

9.1.2017 -
NALC reports: "The Bureau of Labor Statistics today released its employment numbers for August 2017. The economy
added 156,000 jobs, falling short of the 176,000 average for 2017."

NALC responds to Hurricane Harvey

8.29.2017 -
NALC reports: "A harm to one is a harm to all. We always take care of our own."

Agreement reached on implementing new Article 8 provisions

8.29.2017 -
NALC reports: "NALC and USPS have agreed on a new memorandum of understanding."

Help postal employees hurt by Hurricane Harvey

8.29.2017 -
NALC reports: "Learn how you can make an immediate donation to the Postal Employees' Relief Fund."

NALC: Wage Increase Update

8.23.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "The Postal Service has indicated that it will take some time to calculate the back pay for
the more than 210,000 letter carriers, but that all back pay will be processed and paid as soon as practicable. On Aug. 19,
career letter carriers began earning the first two cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) payable under the new contract that were
effective Sept. 3, 2016, and March 4, 2017, as well as the 1.2 percent general wage increase that was effective Nov. 26, 2016."

Wage increase update

8.23.2017
- NALC reports: "With a new National Agreement between NALC and USPS now in effect, learn more about the
calculation and scheduling of cost-of-living adjustments, general wage increases and back pay calculations."

USPS reports Fiscal Year 2017 3rd quarter results

8.10.2017
- NALC reports: "NALC President Fredric Rolando: “Today’s financial report shows the underlying business strength
of the U.S. Postal Service while also indicating the need to address external matters beyond USPS control.”

Demand that the Labor Department fully implement the overtime pay rule

8.9.2017 -
NALC reports: "Lobbyists in Washington, DC, are attempting to do take overtime pay away from millions of working
families who finally became eligible to earn it pay just last year."

New NALC-USPS Contract is Ratified

8.7.2017 -
NALC reports: "The active membership of the National Association of Letter Carriers has overwhelmingly ratified the
proposed 2016-2019 National Agreement with the United States Postal Service. By a margin exceeding 16 to 1, eligible
members voted to accept the tentative agreement that was announced on May 12. The vote to ratify was 78,935 to accept the
agreement versus 4,732 to reject it, as reported by NALC's Ballot Committee chaired by Joseph DeRossi."

19th biennial CLUW convention: Sept. 6-9 in Detroit

8.7.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The theme for the 19th biennial convention of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) is
“WOMEN: Taking It To The Streets.”

Ratification ballot update for observing the receipt and tabulation of the ballots

7.30.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Information for NALC members in good standing who wish to observe the receipt and tabulation of
the ballots on the proposed tentative 2016-2019 National Agreement between NALC and USPS."

Ratification ballot update

7.28.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, has denied the request of two NALC members for a
preliminary injunction that would have deferred the counting of ballots on the proposed tentative 2016-2019 National
Agreement between NALC and USPS."

Efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act will continue

7.28.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The debate will continue on efforts to dismantle Obamacare, so it remains imperative that letter
carriers continue call the Washington, DC, and home-district offices of their senators and tell them both senators to oppose
such efforts."

Tell the Senate to Vote “No” on Efforts to Dismantle the Affordable Care Act

7.26.2017 -
NALC reports: - "It is imperative that letter carriers continue to make calls to their Senators’ Washington, DC and
state offices, especially to Republican Senators from Maine, Alaska, Nevada, West Virginia and Ohio who hold the critical votes
in this matter."

Act now to stop Senate health care bill

7.25.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Tell your senators to start over on a bipartisan bill to strengthen health care, not destroy it."

House committee spending blueprint targets letter carriers

7.24.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The House Budget Committee released its adopted FY2018 budget resolution, training its sights
on postal and federal employee benefits and targeting the U.S. Postal Service for massive cuts."

Watchdog: Postal Service broke law by letting employees do Clinton campaign work

7.19.2017 -
Fox News reports: - "According to the report, roughly 97 NALC members requested the leave without pay to
participate. The NALC, which endorsed Clinton last June, compensated those USPS workers using the Letter Carrier Political
Fund, the union's PAC." -
USPS improperly enabled workers - Postal Service showed 'institutional bias' by letting workers help
Clinton - Wisconsin letter carrier to testify on political campaigning by postal workers - USPS financially imploding as new
political scandal emerges - NALC Statement - USPS OIG: Oral Statement on USPS Actions During the 2016 Campaign Season
(PDF) - VIDEO: Wisconsin Letter Carrier Timm Kopp Testifies - Postal Service taking a 'hands off' approach to future union
political activity

NALC statement regarding July 19 Senate hearing

7.19.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Here is NALC’s statement regarding the July 19 Senate hearing on action during the 2016 campaign
season and implications for the Hatch Act."

NPMHU Secures Delay of Proposed Involuntary Reassignments

7.18.2017 -
NPMHU reports: - "The NPMHU has been recently informed by Postal Headquarters that the September 2017 "move
date" will be pushed back and that no Mail Handler will be involuntarily reassigned out of his/her installation until, in all
likelihood, at least February 2018. Postal management has agreed to use this extended period to discuss with the unions ways
to minimize and even eliminate the involuntary reassignments of Full-Time career employees out of their current installations."

Federal Employee Call-In Day: Tuesday, July 18

7.15.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Learn how you can help fight back against White House FY 2018 budget proposals that take aim at
letter carriers and other federal employees."

Postal Worker Dies After Collapsing on Route

7.14.2017 -
The TriStateUpdate reports: - "Family members confirm to 13 News that a loved one who is a postal worker died
while delivering mail, after collapsing on a front porch. Charleston Fire says that a postal worker was transported to an area
hospital after receiving a call that someone passed out from heat exhaustion. Family members identify that man as Ronnie
Bowles."

Ratification balloting update

7.14.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Check out the latest information regarding the balloting on the ratification of the tentative 2016-
2019 National Agreement between NALC and the U.S. Postal Service."

75 million pounds: Impressive national Food Drive results

7.14.2017 -
NALC reports: - "NALC’s 25th annual food drive, held on Saturday, May 13, collected 75 million pounds, the third-
highest total in the event’s history."

Rural Carrier Associate Kills Himself at Rolla, Missouri Post Office

7.10.2017 -
The Rolla Daily News reports: "The man was identified as Benedict Benito, an employee of the post office. Benito
had taken hostages prior to the arrival of law enforcement. Rolla Chief of Police Sean Fagan said two other post office
employees were caught inside the building, and a third employee showed up after Benito arrived, but was able to run away." -
Man found dead inside post office after standoff

Another Postal Reform Effort Fades Away

6.28.2017 -
Linn's Stamp News reports: - "It's hardly a surprise to many in Washington's postal community, but the lawmaker
who crafted the House's bipartisan postal legislation says his bill appears dead. That is what departed House Oversight
chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told The Hill newspaper shortly before his resignation from Congress became effective June
30."

Senate delays vote on flawed health care bill

6.27.2017
- NALC reports: - "Thanks to the overwhelming opposition voiced by letter carriers, working people and the general
public, the Senate has delayed action on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 until after Congress' Fourth of July recess."

Senate Republicans finally reveal their health care bill

6.23.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Rather than providing better coverage at lower premiums, the Better Care Reconciliation Act
would strip millions of Americans of health insurance coverage to pay for massive tax cuts for corporations and the nation’s
wealthiest. Learn how you can respond."

Redesigned Heat Safety Tool app released

6.19.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) have collaborated to update OSHA’s original Heat Safety Tool app for smartphones."

APWU Geared Up to Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

6.17.2017 -
The APWU reports : - "Throughout the country, the Postal Service has launched an all-out assault on our jobs and is
blatantly violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in their staffing of post offices. The USPS is reducing service to
the community and disrupting the lives of postal workers by reducing duty assignments (reversions and abolishments) and
issuing excessing notices potentially affecting hundreds of post offices and thousands of employees."

APWU Wins National Level Arbitration Award On POStPlan MOU

6.08.2017 -
The APWU reports: - "Arbitrator Goldberg issued an award in a national-level case over what remedy was due for
the Postal Service's failure to staff 'POStPlan' offices following an original award on September 5, 2014 and a MOU negotiated
afterward. Arbitrator Goldberg held that the Postal Service must make whole all postal employees in the Clerk Craft bargaining
unit who were denied craft work as a result of the USPS' failure to follow the POStPlan MOU."

Are Postal Service retiree obligations too big to move?

6.05.2017 -
Federal Times reports: - "The magnitude of the U.S. Postal Service's unfunded liabilities for its retiree pensions and
health benefits imperils the agency and its workforce. Now a Congressional proposal seeks to brighten the agency's future
finances - by shifting these liabilities onto federal taxpayers through the Medicare system."

Trump administration releases FY2018 budget plan

5.23.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The Trump administration’s budget plan for Fiscal Year 2018 proposes cuts for the Postal Service
and for active and retired federal employees."

Trump Suggests USPS Cut Retirement, Health Benefits in $46 Billion Savings Package

5.24.2017 -
GovExec reports: "While lawmakers have sought to maintain delivery standards, however, Trump would allow USPS
to "reduce mail delivery frequency where there is a business case for doing so." That proposal would likely face pushback in
Congress, especially from lawmakers representing rural areas, and even postal management has dropped its proposal to
eliminate mail delivery on Saturdays."

Contract ratification update: Rap session announced

5.23.2017 -
NALC reports: - "So that the tentative National Agreement can be fully discussed with branch and state leaders
prior to the ratification voting, the 2017 National Conference—better known as a “rap session”—will be held June 14-15 at
Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City."

Trump's Budget Calls for Major Hits on Federal Employee Retirement Programs

5.19.2017 -
The Denver Post reports: "Trump's fiscal 2018 budget would: Increase Federal Employees Retirement System
contributions from workers by 1 percentage point each year until they equal the government's contribution. Base future
retirement benefits on the average of the high five years of salary instead of the current high three. Eliminate cost-of-living
adjustments (COLA) for current and future FERS employees. Eliminate supplement payments for FERS employees who retire
beginning in 2018." -
Purported Trump budget doc zeroes out federal employee benefits - Republicans gearing up for major
changes to federal pay and benefits

Tentative National Agreement is reached

5.12.2017 -
USPS reports: "The National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service have reached tentative
agreement on a national labor contract, covering 213,000 active city letter carriers across America."

25th annual Letter Carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger®’ Food Drive is Saturday, May 13

5.12.2017 -
USPS reports: "The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country's largest single-day food drive, provides residents
with an easy way to donate food to those in need."

USPS Reports 2017 2nd Quarter Results

5.10.2017 -
USPS reports: "Although the U.S. Postal Service posted modest controllable income for the second quarter of fiscal
year 2017 of $12 million, it fell well short of the $576 million that it had for the same quarter last year. This reduction was driven
by the April 2016 expiration of the exigent surcharge, which would have generated approximately $500 million in additional
revenue during the quarter had it remained in place, and to a lesser extent, a $69 million increase in controllable operating
expenses."

NALC statement on USPS’ quarterly financial report

5.10.2017 -
NALC reports: - "On May 10, the USPS released a report on its financial performance for the second quarter of
Fiscal Year 2017 (January, February and March of 2017). NALC President Fredric Rolando has issued a statement about the
report."

An update on the Nabisco/Mondelēz boycott

5.5.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The BCTGM-led Nabisco/Mondelēz boycott campaign grows stronger thanks to the solidarity,
combined efforts and collective strength of NALC members and the more than 12.5 million working people in the 55 unions of
the AFL-CIO."

Letter Carriers: Where's The Contract?

4.26.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: - "Letter Carriers across the U.S.A. are beginning to grumble about the lack of a new
contract. The last contract expired almost a year ago on May 20th, 2016. The length of time, without the contract going to
arbitration, is unusual. Carriers are concerned about missing out on wage increases and cost-of-living allowances."

Postal Rate Fight Continues as Publishers Battle USPS "Stupidity Tax"

4.12.2017 -
Publishing Executive reports: -"FSS prepared Periodicals flats in FY2016 cost an average of almost 17 cents per
piece more than CR [carrier route] presorted flats cost in non-FSS zones," Stralberg wrote, citing the USPS's own data. "The
average cost added by FSS flats to Periodicals costs in FSS zones is 10.5 cents per piece," an increase of about 40%."

4.7.2017 -
NALC reports: - "NALC members crucial to achieving majority bipartisan co-sponsorship of House door delivery
resolution."

Thanks in large part to the efforts of NALC members, House Resolution 28, urging the House of Representatives to take all
appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for business and residential customers, now has a
bipartisan majority of 218 co-sponsors.

Obamacare repeal fails

3.25.2017 -
NALC reports: - "President Trump and Speaker of the House Ryan withdrew the American Health Care Act before a
scheduled vote in the House on Friday. “This is good news for millions of working families,” says NALC President Rolando."

NALC submits comments in PRC’s rate-setting review

3.23.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) required 10-year review of the way USPS sets its prices
for postage and postal products is underway, with NALC making an official submission to the agency before the public
comment window closed on March 20."

House Panel Approves Postal Service Finances Legislation

3.17.2017 -
The Hill reports: - "The bill would automatically enroll eligible USPS retirees in Medicare, make reforms to the Postal
Service's governance, bolster the use of centralized delivery, allow the USPS to increase postal rates by 1 cent for a first-class
stamp and to provide non-postal services to state and local governments." -
Postal Service Reform Act Takes Another Step
Forward in House

Filmmakers set out to tell letter carriers’ stories

3.2.2017 -
NALC reports: - "A group of international artists based in Los Angeles is putting together a collection of letter
carriers' stories and hopes to create a library of videos and podcasts."

Trouble at the Kansas Stamp Cave

3.02.2017 -
Linn's Stamp News Reports: "The way United States postal inspectors are telling it, Khalid M. Hussain, the longtime
manager of the Stamp Fulfillment Services center in Kansas City, Mo., ran a rogue operation for years that sold U.S. mint
stamps overseas at deep discounts. At the same time at his offices in the underground stamp center known as "the caves,"
Hussain was giving away, or selling at discounted prices, philatelic products sent to his facility for disposal or destruction."

Former NALC Dir. of Life Insurance O’Connor has died

3.2.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Former NALC Director of Life Insurance Michael J. O’Connor, a member of Boston Branch 34, died
on Feb. 28. He was 77"

Dowdy retires; Preston named new Region 13 NBA

2.27.2017 -
NALC reports: - "NALC President Fredric Rolando has appointed Region 13 Regional Administrative Assistant Vada
Preston to serve as that region’s national business agent, effective March 6. Preston replaces the retiring Tim Dowdy."

NALC opposes Mulvaney as OMB director

2.15.2017 -
NALC reports: - "NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to
serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget, a unit of the White House charged with developing the
administration’s annual budget proposal."

Postal reform update: A changed political landscape requires a new strategy

2.12.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Postal reform has strong bipartisan support and our goals have not changed. Our strategy, of
course, will have to change to reflect the new political landscape in Washington, DC."

NALC statement on USPS’ Q1 financial report for FY 2017

2.9.2017 -
NALC reports: - "NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the Feb. 9 release of the U.S. Postal Service’s
financial report for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2017, covering the months of October, November and December of 2016."
Rolando testifies about postal legislation before House committee

2.8.2017 -
NALC reports: - "On Feb. 7, NALC President Fredric Rolando testified before a House Oversight and Government
Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756)."

House panel displays bipartisan unity over bill to save the Postal Service

2.07.2017 -
Washington Post reports: "Much of what the bill would do is in the weeds of postal finances, dealing with the nitty-
gritty of health benefits for employees and retirees, pensions, governance and contracting. Postmaster General Megan J.
Brennan said the provision requiring postal retirees to fully participate in Medicare is key because that "would essentially
eliminate our unfunded liability for retiree health benefits," which has been a major driver of postal doldrums." -
Video and
Testimony - NALC: All Four Postal Unions Urge Committee to Adopt Legislation - Postal Unions Agreeing to Have Postal
Employees Segregated Into Separate FEHBP Risk Pool (PDF, page 5) - APWU: A Positive Step Forward

Rolando to testify Tuesday on Capitol Hill

2.6.2017 -
NALC reports: - "NALC President Fredric Rolando is among those called to testify at a House Oversight and
Government Reform Committee hearing Tuesday on the recently introduced postal bill, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017
(H.R. 756)."

Bipartisan postal reform bills reintroduced

2.2.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Stephen Lynch (D-MA) have reintroduced postal bills similar to
ones introduced in the 114th Congress. NALC President Fredric Rolando has been invited to a Feb. 7 House committee
hearing on both bills."

House Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Postal Reform Legislation
Centralized/Curbside Delivery, Postal FEHBP Plans, Medicare for Retirees, Private Sector Pay for PMG, DPMG

2.1.2017 -
House.gov reports: "Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders introduced H.R. 756, the
Postal Service Reform Act of 2017. The bill addresses unfunded liabilities of the USPS, makes reforms to keep mailing costs
affordable for consumers, and encourages innovation, all without additional borrowing capacity from the U.S. taxpayer." -
APWU Reviewing Legislation - Major Mailing Organization Backs - Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees' Benefits

OMB and OPM say USPS exempt from hiring freeze

2.1.2017 -
NALC reports: - "On Tuesday, the acting directors of the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of
Personnel Management issued a memorandum to provide guidance regarding the hiring freeze instituted by President Donald
Trump on Jan. 23."

House Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Postal Reform Legislation
Centralized/Curbside Delivery, Postal FEHBP Plans, Medicare for Retirees, Private Sector Pay for PMG, DPMG

2.1.2017 -
House.gov reports: "Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders introduced H.R. 756, the
Postal Service Reform Act of 2017. The bill addresses unfunded liabilities of the USPS, makes reforms to keep mailing costs
affordable for consumers, and encourages innovation, all without additional borrowing capacity from the U.S. taxpayer.

Chaffetz: Postal reform bill needed to reform 'unsustainable' trajectory

1.26.2017 -
Federal News Radio reports: "Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the House Oversight and Government Reform
Committee chairman, told lawmakers Tuesday at a goal-setting organizational meeting that last year's efforts served as a "good
starting point" for getting a postal reform bill on President Donald Trump's desk within the next two years."

Postal Service Pushes Back Against Trump Hiring Freeze

1.25.2017 -
Linns.com reports: "In a brief statement Jan. 25, Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer told Linn's: "In view
of our independent status, past Executive Orders imposing hiring freezes on Executive Departments and Agencies have not
applied to the Postal Service. We have reached out to the Administration to discuss this matter." -
NALC tells members Trump
freeze shouldn't affect CCA conversions - NAPS Reaches Out to USPS HQ for Info

Forever Stamps Will Cost More Starting Sunday

1.22.2017 -
USA Today reports: "The last increase came in January 2014 when it went from 47 cents to 49 cents. Then last April,
the Postal Regulatory Commission ordered the USPS to drop its prices for the first time in 97 years. Postmaster General Megan
Brennan protested, saying, "given our precarious financial condition and ongoing business needs, the price reduction
required by the PRC exacerbates our losses." So now the price is going back up again on January 22nd. Postcards, letters
mailed to other countries and heavier letters aren't affected."

Food Drive’s ‘Family Circus’ art revealed

1.19.2017 -
NALC reports: "Enthusiasm for the 25th anniversary Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is running high
as this year’s official “Family Circus” artwork is revealed."

Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) news

1.19.2017 -
NALC reports: "The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest figures, and NALC has
updated its COLA calculations for retired letter carriers and for FECA beneficiaries.

Branch officers get trained in Phoenix

1.14.2017 -
NALC reports: "A three-and-a-half day of educational seminar, tailored to assist branch presidents, vice presidents,
treasurers, recording secretaries, financial secretaries and trustees in the performance of their duties, took place recently in
Phoenix.

USPS to End Service at Staples

1.05.2017 -
Bloomberg reports: "Following union-backed boycotts and an adverse labor board ruling, the United States Postal
Service has agreed to curb a controversial arrangement allowing private employees to provide its services at Staples Inc.
stores. USPS spokeswoman Darlene Casey told Bloomberg that the Postal Service would end its relationship with Staples in
order to comply with a National Labor Relations Board judge's ruling." -
APWU Led the Charge

New rule could alter postal workers' pension payment plans

12.28.2016 -
FederalNewsRadio reports: "Postal employees could see a fairer system when making pension payments. The
Office of Personnel Management proposed a new rule saying the Postmaster General and Treasury Department can work
together to determine what percentage postal employees should pay into the Federal Employees Retirement System and the
Civil Service Retirement System, rather than using standards it applies to all agencies." -
Federal Register Notice


USPS and Mail Handlers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
Wage Increases of 1.2%, 1.3% and 1.3%

12.18.2016 -
NPMHU reports: "The contract will cover a period of three years and four months. At its core, the tentative
agreement will continue to protect the jobs and living standards of all career mail handlers employed by the Postal Service,
both now and in the future. The agreement also has substantial improvements for more than 5,000 Mail Handler Assistants
(MHAs)." -
Summary of Tentative Agreement - Special Edition Update

Cost-of-living adjustment updates

12.15.16 -
NALC reports: "Based on today’s release of the November 2016 Consumer Price Index, the projected 2018 retiree
COLA will be 0.1 percent, and the projected 2017 Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) COLA will be 1.9 percent."

‘Wounded Warriors Leave’ update

12.12.2016 -
NALC reports: "On Nov. 5, certain veterans who begin or resume a civilian career with USPS following military
service became eligible for “Wounded Warriors Leave.” USPS has released a Management Instruction—policy guidelines and
standard procedures for administering it."

All Nine Vacancies Exist on Postal Board

12.11.2016 -
USPS reports: "In calendar year 2016, the Board of Governors operated under authority delegated to the
Temporary Emergency Committee (TEC), which included one Governor, the Postmaster General and the Deputy Postmaster
General. The TEC will continue in existence until the Board is again able to assemble a quorum."

2017 Branch Officers Training sessions—update

12-6-2016 -
NALC reports: The two sessions of NALC’s Branch Officers Training scheduled for 2017 are now full.

Brian Renfroe appointed EVP; Christopher Jackson named dir. of city delivery; other appointments

12.2.2016 -
NALC reports: "NALC President Fredric Rolando has appointed Director of City Delivery Brian Renfroe as executive
vice president effective Dec. 5. Region 1 National Business Agent Christopher Jackson will become director of city delivery on
Jan. 2."

Postal Reform Could Re-Emerge in the Lame Duck Congress

11.23.2016 -
GovExec reports: "The Postal Reform Act fully integrates postal retirees' health care with Medicare, requires most
employees enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to select a plan specific to USPS workers, phases out
to-the-door delivery for business customers and increases postal rates, among other changes. It is a good compromise for
making the agency more financially solvent, the aide said, but does not place a strong enough emphasis on service."
Collins,
King Among Senators Calling for Postal Changes

2016 Penalty Overtime Exclusion period

11-16-2016 -
NALC reports: "The December period during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable consists of
four consecutive"

NALC Health Benefit Plan is best fit for letter carriers and their families

11.16.2016 -
NALC reports: "Season for choosing a health plan through the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Program
is Nov. 14 through Dec. 12."

USPS Reports Increasing Loss for 2016

11.15.2016 -
DMN reports: "The USPS reported a net loss of $5.1B for its 2016 fiscal year (October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016),
once again calling attention to the $5.8 billion retiree health benefit prefunding obligation that is responsible for the widening
gap. The net loss increased from $5.06B and the obligation increased from $5.7 billion in 2015." -
USPS Statement - NALC
Statement - Linn's: $610 Million Operating Profit - WSJ: Growth in Package Volume Led to Higher Spending

Trump Upset Promises Massive Change in Government

11.09.2016 -
GovExec reports: "Trump's unexpected victory sent shockwaves throughout the country and the world, and will
likely do the same for federal agencies. Trump has promised to institute a government-wide hiring freeze on his first day in
office and to change civil service laws to ease the firing of disloyal workers." -
Trump and the federal workforce: Five key
issues - Rolando: "We face a lot of uncertainty."

NALC President Rolando’s statement on 2016 election results

11.9.2016 -
NALC reports: "NALC President Fredric Rolando has issued a statement about the results of the 2016 election for
president and for members of Congress."

Voting rules for USPS employees

11.8.2016 -
NALC reports: "Voting rules for USPS employees"

The Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) provides for postal employees to be excused and paid administrative leave
to vote or register to vote in elections when certain conditions are met.

2017 Branch Officers Training sessions set

11.4.2016 -
NALC reports:  "Two sessions of NALC’s Branch Officers Training have been scheduled for 2017."

2017 Retiree COLAs: 0.3%

10.18.2016 -
NALC reports: "The 2017 cost-of-living adjustments for Civil Service Retirement System and Federal Employees
Retirement System benefits will be 0.3 percent and will become effective in January 2017."

Letter carriers join UNITE-HERE picket in DC

10.14.2016 -
NALC reports: "Letter carriers in Washington, DC, joined members from a host of other unions today for a solidarity
picket, organized by UNITE-HERE, in support of that union’s workers at Trump’s hotel in Las Vegas."

10.14.2016 -
NALC reports: "October 2016 job and unemployment figures, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as
reported by The Washington Post."

Postal Employees' Relief Fund: Taking care of our postal family

10.07.2016 -
NALC reports: " Postal Employees’ Relief Fund (PERF) helps active and retired postal employees whose homes
were destroyed or left uninhabitable as a result of a major natural disaster, displacing the employees and their families for an
extended period of time."

Consider donating during the Combined Federal Campaign

10.07.2016 -
NALC reports: "Letter carriers can make charitable donations through the world’s largest annual workplace giving
program, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)."

Rolando letter addresses postal reform issues raised on a recent radio program

10.05.2016 -
NALC reports: "NALC President Fredric Rolando has sent a letter to an author who made a number of inaccurate
statements about the10 House'spostal reform bill—and NALC's position on it—on a recent radio program."

USPS Plans to Hire 35,000-40,000 Seasonal Workers

10.03.2016 -
Post and Parcel reports: "USPS said that, "where it makes sense", it will "offer experienced employees additional
work hours, as that can be more cost effective than training a new employee for a short time frame". USPS added that it is also
looking to "recent retirees" to "come back and help deliver holiday cheer" because "they have virtually no learning curve,
and can hit the ground running as they make some extra cash during the holidays."

Postal Workers Hit With Steep Increase for Health Benefits

9.29.2016 -
GovExec reports: "U.S. Postal Service employees will pay an average of 11.7 percent more for their premiums -- or
$16.32 per paycheck -- a slight decrease from the 2016 bump. Self-only enrollees will pay 11.5 percent more; self-plus-one, 12.9
percent; and self-and-family, 11.6 percent. The government share will increase by just 2.8 percent. J. David Cox, president of
the American Federation of Government Employees, said the premium increases were unacceptable."

Today is National Voter Registration Day

9.27.2016 -
NALC reports: "Today is National Voter Registration Day, when volunteers, celebrities and organizations from all
over the country like NALC will be hitting the streets for coordinated efforts designed to create pervasive awareness of voter
registration opportunities."

USPS Inspector General Reports Massive Increases in Delayed Mail

9.19.2016 -
Linn's Stamp News reports: "A new internal USPS report has documented a huge increase in delayed mail resulting
from the United States Postal Service's efforts to cut its costs. The report by the Postal Service's Office of Inspector General
disclosed that the Jan. 5, 2015, order to eliminate overnight first-class mail service and to lengthen delivery times boosted the
amount of "delayed mail" dramatically, reduced mail performance scores, and cut mail processing productivity while
increasing transportation costs."
USPS OIG Background  |  Report (PDF)

Letter carriers recognized as 2016 Heroes of the Year

9.19.2016 -
NALC reports: "Letter carriers who rescued residents from burning homes, saved a young boy who had darted onto
a busy highway and stopped an assault and robbery targeting several women will be honored on Sept. 21 in Washington, DC."

Lyerly appointed Reg. 9 RAA

9.19.2016 -
NALC reports: "NALC President Fredric Rolando has appointed West Coast Florida Branch 1477 member Don Lyerly
as a regional administrative assistant for NALC Region 9, effective Sept. 26."

Latest retiree, FECA COLA projections released

9.16.2016 -
NALC reports: "2017 Retiree COLAs Projection: 0.3% as of September 2016; 2017 FECA COLA Projection: 1.8%"

Consider donating during the Combined Federal Campaign

9.16.2016 -
NALC reports: "Letter carriers can make charitable donations through the world’s largest annual workplace giving
program, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)."

State of Working America Data Library

9.14.2016 -
NALC reports: "The Economic Policy Institute has a great employment statistics website called The State of Working
America Data Library, which contains information that may be of interest to letter carriers who are looking at economic trends."

O’Malley retires

9.12.2016 -
NALC reports: "NALC Executive Vice President Timothy C. O’Malley retired on Aug. 19."

Rare Life Insurance Open Season for Federal Employees Beginning

9.01.2016 -
Washington Post reports: "Federal employees will have a rare opportunity in September to join or to increase
existing coverage in the government-sponsored life insurance program without restrictions. The open season in the Federal
Employees' Group Life Insurance program, which will continue through September, will not apply to retirees, however."

Coverage of NALC's 70th Biennial Convention in L.A.

8.31.2016 -
NALC reports: "Looking for information about NALC's recent national convention in Los Angeles? Click here to find
links to the daily Convention Chronicle, photos, videos and more."

Rare FEGLI open season starts Sept. 1

8.22.2016 -
NALC reports: "In September, career letter carriers will have a rare chance to increase their federal group life
insurance, without undergoing a major life event, through an open season for Federal Employees Group Life Insurance
(FEGLI)."

Convention updates

8.17.2016 -
NALC reports: "NALC Convention Updates Page"

NALC statement on USPS' FY2016 Q3 report

8.10.2016 -
NALC reports: "NALC President Fredric Rolando released a statement following the U.S. Postal Service's
announcement of its financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2016".

USPS Reports Steep 3rd Quarter Loss

8.09.2016 -
Investor Politics reports: "The US Post Office (USPS) has reported third-quarter results that paint an ugly picture of
the agency's business. Earnings for the Postal Service's third-quarter lowered to a loss of $1.57 billion, marking a 268%
increase compared to last year's third quarter, when the agency lost $586 million."

Convention grievance moratorium

8.8.2016 -
NALC reports: "NALC and USPS have agreed to a 31-day moratorium on time limits for the processing of all
grievances at the local, regional and national levels due to the 70th biennial NALC Convention."

Important reminder about registration for convention delegates

8.1.2046 -
NALC reports: "L A change in the convention registration process means that all delegates to NALC’s 70th biennial
gathering in Los Angeles will be required to register individually."

Obama honors ‘Postal Heritage Day’

7.28.2016 -
NALC reports: "On July 26—Postal Heritage Day—a tribute written by President Obama said that “postal workers
deserved to be recognized for the essential services they have provided.”

L.A. convention-week tours (update)

7.26.2016 -
NALC reports: "Delegates to NALC’s convention in L.A. can take advantage of several tours of popular area
attractions. However, some tours could be canceled if not enough delegates sign up."

Celebrate ‘Postal Heritage Day’ on July 26

7.20.2016 -
NALC reports: "The 2014 NALC Convention in Philadelphia approved a resolution to observe July 26 as “Postal
Heritage Day,” noting that the U.S. Postal Service traces its roots to an act of the Second Continental Congress on July 26,
1775."

House OGR leaders introduce and mark up bipartisan postal bills

7.14.2016 -
NALC reports: "On July 12 the House committee with USPS oversight advanced two postal reform measures. The
Congressional Budget Office will analyze both first; Congress could take them up when it returns to Washington, DC, after
Labor Day."

Postal reforms receive stamp approval from House committee

7.13.2016 -
Federal News Radio reports: "The Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 would ease the ailing agency's financial
burdens by addressing its unfunded liabilities, which the GAO estimated to be $78.9 billion at the end of 2015. It would
encourage flexibility and innovation in products and delivery methods, keeping prices affordable while hopefully cutting costs
and boosting revenue."

NALC statement on House Postal Service Reform Act of 2016

7.13.2016 -
NALC reports: Statement from NALC President Fredric Rolando in response to the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016
(H.R. 5714), a bipartisan bill introduced July 12 by leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

APWU: We Have a New Contract!

7.11.2016 -
APWU reports: "The new contract provides protections against layoffs for all career employees (who were on the
rolls as of July 8), puts limits on more subcontracting, and converts many noncareer employees in maintenance and motor
vehicle crafts to career status. Employees will have to pay higher health insurance premiums, and career employees will
receive a 3.8 percent wage increase over the life of the contract." -
New 40-Month Contract Gives Employees 3.8 Per Cent
Raise - USPS-APWU Arbitration Decision Puts Moratorium on Plant Consolidations and Outsourcing Retail

House Republicans Block Effort to Deliver Mail Faster and Keep USPS Facilities Open

7.08.2016 -
GovExec reports: "The House late Wednesday blocked a measure to require the U.S. Postal Service to revert back
to the delivery standards it maintained before 2012, which the mailing agency said would have cost it $1.5 billion annually. A
committee had unanimously approved an amendment to a spending bill last month to require the Postal Service to deliver mail
more quickly, but Rep. Jason Chaffetz used a legislative tactic known as a "point of order" to block the measure." -
Linn's:
House Rejects Effort

Do not put yourself in danger from excessive heat and sun

7.1.2016 -
NALC reports: "NALC urges letter carriers to learn about heat safety and pay close attention to the warning signs of
overexposure to the sun and heat."

Stakeholders Voice Concerns Over Latest Postal Reform Efforts

6.29.2016 -
GovExec reports: "The reaction to the proposal, however, does not instill as much confidence. Stakeholders
across the mailing industry have weighed in, with many either voicing either pointed criticisms or refraining from announcing
any support. The Postal Service itself has declined to endorse the bill, saying only it is still reviewing the draft." -
Congress
Tries Again - Taxpayer and Consumer Groups Voice Skepticism

Americans help letter carriers set record with 24th annual Food Drive results

6.21.216 -
NALC reports: "The National Association of Letter Carriers announced today that the 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger®
Food Drive, held on Saturday, May 14, collected more than 80 million pounds of food."

House committee releases postal reform ‘discussion draft’

6.17.2106 -
NALC reports: "The leaders of the House committee with USPS oversight have released a discussion draft of a
potential postal reform bill. NALC’s initial review has revealed a number of shortcomings and omissions—and at least one
provision we simply cannot support."

AFL-CIO votes to endorse Clinton for president

6.17.2016 -
NALC reports: "The general board of the 12.5 million-member AFL-CIO has voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for
president of the United States."

Convention hotel update: Hotels added

6.15.2016 -
NALC reports: "The original block of hotels for the 2016 National Convention in Los Angeles filled quickly, so NALC
has recently added two hotels to this block."

Letter establishes carrier academies in all USPS districts

6.11.2016 -
NALC reports: "On June 2, NALC and USPS signed a joint letter that establishes carrier academies in all USPS
districts."

Lawmakers Again Try to Make USPS Deliver Mail Faster, Keep More Facilities Open

6.11.2016 -
GovExec reports: "A House committee on Thursday advanced a measure to reinstate U.S. Postal Service delivery
standards from 2012, which would effectively halt any of the agency's desired facility closures. The unanimously approved
amendment would restore the delivery standards in place in 2012, meaning most first-class mail not leaving a city would have
to be delivered overnight."

NALC endorses Hillary Clinton for President

6.9.2016 -
NALC reports: “Following a tremendously hard-fought primary process,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said in
statement, “NALC is proud to endorse former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to serve as the next president of the United
States.”

Amazon Ramping Up Own Delivery Service

6.08.2016 -
PostalMag.com reports: "Amazon.com is ramping up a Uber-style delivery service that is already taking parcels
away from delivery by the USPS. The new service (Amazon Flex), now operating in major markets, uses independent
contractors to deliver "blocks" of packages for earnings between $18-25 per hour, plus tips! The contractors are wearing UPS-
style shirts with the Amazon.com logo."

OSHA’s summer heat safety campaign begins

6.1.2016 -
NALC reports: "OSHA has kicked off its summer campaign to inform employers and employees about the dangers of
working in the heat. The campaign will continue its annual outreach to highlight how heat-related worker fatalities are entirely
preventable. In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the
job."

Congress Set to Address Financial Plight of USPS

5.11.2016 -
Linn's Stamp News reports: "There is something new in the air these days in Washington, and it isn't the aroma of
spring flowers. It's the idea that after years of delay, Congress is about to address the long-standing financial plight of the
United States Postal Service, a situation lawmakers largely created with a 2006 law. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, not
one to make rash promises, acknowledged May 10 that she was "cautiously optimistic" that lawmakers might finally address
her agency's financial woes." -
Draft Bill Coming Soon - Won't Touch Tech

USPS Has Not Saved as Much as Expected From Cutting Post Office Hours

5.06.2016 -
GovExec.com reports: "USPS neglected to factor in potential revenue losses when suggesting it would save $500
million annually by keeping post offices open two, four or six hours per day instead of eight hours, according to the
Government Accountability Office. Even without factoring in the net effects, the Postal Service has lowered its projected
savings from half a billion per year to $337 million annually due to increased labor costs, a 35 percent reduction.

Survey Finds Turmoil in Postal Workforce

4.28.2016 -
Inside Sources reports: "A survey of postal employees conducted last year for the United States Postal Service
paints a dire picture of the state of the organization's workforce. Gallup, which was paid $1.8 million by USPS to conduct the
survey, presents a comparison to the results of similar surveys of millions of workers at hundreds of other companies in
recent years. Across a range of questions addressing satisfaction in the workplace, the USPS scores in the 1st percentile, the
very bottom, of the survey results.

NRLCA, USPS National Agreement Has Been Ratified

4.14.2016 -
NRLCA reports: The 2015-2018 NRLCA-USPS Tentative National Agreement Has Been RATIFIED, reports the National
Rural Letter Carriers Association. The contract includes annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer share of
health premiums, and a new category of rural carriers (Assistant Rural Carrier) to perform weekend and holiday duties.

USPS Delivery Woes Confirmed by New Postal Regulatory Commission Report

4.08.2016 -
Linn's Stamp News reports: "A new report confirms what a lot of postal customers have been saying for months:
mail service isn't as good as it used to be. That's the verdict that the Postal Regulatory Commission delivered March 28,
declaring there has been "a recent dramatic decline of service performance" for single-piece letters and postcards, and that
all forms of first-class mail had failed to be delivered as quickly as promised." -
Report (PDF)

Postmaster General Unveils USPS Digital Strategy

3.21.2016
- USPS reports: Speaking at the National Postal Forum in Nashville, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan unveiled
the Postal Service's plan to "lead an information and technology-driven reinvention of mail." "The Postal Service is investing
in our digital strategy, because there are limitless opportunities when we combine the power of mail with the ubiquity of
mobile," said Brennan." -
National Postal Forum - Viewpoint: Meet the post office of the future

Amazon deliveries and at-risk workers lead to more accidents and injuries at the USPS

3.08.2016 -
Save the Post Office reports: "Last week the Postal Service shared some information with the Postal Regulatory
Commission about accidents and safety issues. As one might expect, the increased use of all those recently hired postal
workers - 117,000 in 2015 - is leading to more injuries and accidents

Slower Service, Higher Costs: USPS's Phase 2 Debacle

2.20.2016 -
Dead Tree Edition reports: "The U.S. Postal Service's aborted attempt to save money by consolidating its
processing facilities backfired: It actually increased costs in 2015, USPS officials recently acknowledged. Higher transportation
expenses from Phase II of the USPS's "Network Rationalization" effort more than wiped out the program's savings on labor and
parts." -
PostalMag.com Archives 2011: DFW numbers based on contracting out USPS MVS to HCR Routes

USPS and NRLCA Reach Tentative Agreement on Contract

2.11.2016 -
Business Wire reports: "The agreement covers the period from May 21, 2015, to May 20, 2018, and provides for
significant improvements to and protections for rural letter carriers' terms and conditions of employment. A majority of the
voting NRLCA membership must ratify the agreement for it to become effective."

USPS Reports 2016 First Quarter Results

2.09.2016 -
USPS reports: "The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $19.3 billion for the first quarter of fiscal year
2016 (October 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015), an increase of $613 million or 3.3 percent over the same period last year. The
increase was driven by the record volume of packages delivered during the 2015 holiday season. The first quarter is typically
the strongest quarter of the fiscal year for the Postal Service." -
Linn's: USPS Reports $1.3 Billion Profit

Postal worker bosses come to blows after name-calling, cops say

2.05.2016 -
Lehigh Valley Live reports: "Two U.S. Postal Service supervisors exchanged blows at a Lehigh County facility after
one called the other a "lazy bitch," according to Pennsylvania State Police. Nancy Toledo called co-worker Qiana Reid the
derogatory term, and the two then came to blows in front of another employee, troopers said."

PMG Outlines Plan for USPS Financial Stability

1.21.2016 -
Linn's Stamp News reports: "Making her first appearance before a congressional committee, Brennan outlined a
four-point plan she said was endorsed by major stakeholders in the mailing community that could make the Postal Service
financially stable in five years. In addition to keeping the current stamp rates, that plan would give the USPS increased
authority to provide new products, recalculate retiree benefits, and make Medicare the primary health carrier for postal
retirees, thus cutting the Postal Service's costs." -
Federal Times: USPS Reform is Long Overdue, Stakeholders Say -
Washington Post: Postal Reform Consensus Develops; 5-Day Delivery Dead - GAO: Financial Challenges Continue (PDF) -
Exigent Rate Increase Is Likely to Be Baked Into New Postal Reform

APWU: Contract Arbitration to Begin Feb. 17

Goldberg Selected as Arbitrator

1.13.2016 - APWU reports: "Stephen B. Goldberg has been selected as the neutral arbitrator and will preside over the case.
Goldberg served as the neutral arbitrator for the 2000-2003 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the last time an APWU contract
was decided in arbitration. Since then he has amassed extensive experience as a national-level postal arbitrator. Goldberg
will convene a preliminary meeting on Jan. 20 to discuss "ground rules" for the hearing."


Trucks on Fire: USPS Long Life Vehicles Outlive Their Lifespan

1.11.2016 -
Save the Post Office reports: "Just last week, another LLV went up in flames in Tyler, Texas, and nearly 2,000 pieces
of mail were destroyed. Along with videos of letter carriers tossing packages and pictures of cars crashing into post offices,
images of postal trucks on fire have become an Internet meme."

Holiday Shipping Boosted Overtime

1.07.2016 -
Dead Tree Edition reports: "U.S. Postal Service employees were unusually busy during late December, which
apparently confirms projections that the agency's package business experienced dramatic growth during the holidays. In the
pay period from Dec. 13 to Dec. 26, overtime increased 15% over the same period last year, while total workhours were up
more than 6%, according to a USPS report released this week."