Postal Articles

February 4, 2021
Pictorial postmarks are a Valentine’s favorite
USPS creating dashboard to address performance data demands
Happy Lunar New Year!
Postal worker wins big on Wheel of Fortune
NALC mourns the death of former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney
String of postal worker, delivery truck thefts in Maryland and DC
After dark: USPS seeing staffing shortage
Chicago: New details emerge in disappearance of pregnant postal worker
It may be February, but holiday post office delays have yet to end
Amazon is testing Rivian electric delivery vans in Los Angeles
Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO
GSA, USPS Offer Credentialing Services at U.S. Post Offices
Senators Daines (R), Schatz (D) Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support USPS
Biden Looks to Reform the USPS, But Firing DeJoy Might Happen
Special deliverer: Meet the singing mail woman of Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Connecticut man pleads guilty in postal insurance fraud scheme
Late arrival: Data shows around 40% of first-class mail arrived on time in DE/MD/VA in late December
South Side Chicago aldermen call for action after residents complain for weeks of missing mail
Maryland Delegation Members Press DeJoy on USPS Delays
USPS Board of Governors: We're applying lessons from the election and the holiday season
Amazon to pay $62M for stiffing drivers on tips
USPS committed to safe workplaces

February 3, 2021
Video: Why 407 Mail Trucks Have Caught Fire Since 2014
Dems And Gop House Members Reintroduce USPS Fairness Act
Employee availability due to virus affecting Tahoe mail delivery
Biden urged to fire Postal Service board for complicity
Sanders leading effort to have U.S. distribute high quality masks through the Postal Service
Lawmakers aim to dissolve 'draconian' law that placed heavy financial burden on Postal
Mail, money stolen during break-in at Gloucester County post office
Former Nevada Postal Carrier Pleads Guilty To Stealing Mail
Businesses Launch Legal Fight to Prevent USPS Price Hikes
A pile of reasons why your December mail stacked up at the post office
USPS has three websites about COVID-19
USPS apologizes for Milford landscaper's massive mail delay

February 2, 2021
Groundhog's Day
Congressman Tim Ryan Urges President Biden to Clean House Among Postal Service Leadership
$10K reward offered after mail, cash stolen in post office burglary
Postal Vehicle Hits and Injures Woman, Kills Dog in Iowa
Woman killed in Roanoke crash identified as VA postal worker
Grand jury indicts St. Louis County woman accused of stealing packages from private mailboxes
USPS tests geospatial data collection on mail trucks
Postal Service may expand international parcel, mail delivery services
New postmaster assigned to Myrtle Grove Post Office plans to address delivery issues
USPS OIG: Delivery Problems in the Granite State
USPS cancels mail delivery for northern New Jersey amid blizzard
Postal Workers Union President Calls Mail Delays After Holidays Unacceptable
Senators urge PMG to address mail delays
‘There’s no end to this’: Mail slowdown continues under Trump-era honcho
Thief steals packages from USPS truck in the Bronx
Canada Post Carriers Suspended for Refusing to Deliver Pro-Trump Epoch Times
Vote-by-mail spurred controversy, fraud charges and maybe the Capitol riot. Now it may become federal law.
Driver accused in fatal crash now charged with murder of 56-year-old Postal Service employee
Perpetrator caught on camera breaking into mailboxes
What to do if you're among the Chattanooga area residents having issues with the Postal Service
NPMHU and USPS Sign MOU on Late Enrollment Exception for Health Benefits for MHAs
Their mail carrier planned to retire and put his feet up, so a group of neighbors raised money to buy him a
recliner
Amazon’s Former Delivery Guru Wants to Solve the ‘Middle Mile’

February 1, 2021
Individual sentenced in $400,000 nationwide postal stamp scam
A drag racing LLV?
Buffalo: Postal Service again prodded to fix dangerous traffic flow at Williamsville branch
Biden’s USPS electric fleet mandate a shock to taxpayers
OIG: Property Condition Reviews – Martinsburg, Gerrardstown, and Ranson Post Offices
Heroic delivery - Oregon mail carrier saves customer in distress

January 31, 2021
Is US Mail system 'too complex' to straighten out?
Massachusetts neighborhood delivers their farewells to retiring mail carrier
NALC: Smart Locker Test and MDD Address Errors
Postal vehicle hits and injures woman, kills dog

January 30, 2021
Branch 36 Member Anthony Puccio Passes Away
Mail carrier drives into sinkhole in San Luis Obispo
U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet Feb. 9
$10K reward offered after mail, cash stolen in post office burglary
Post office damaged in early morning crash
Multiple police officers respond to call about dog attacking person at post office
Postal Service delays causing late bills
USPS: Reports of local staff not masking untrue
2 Canada Post workers in Regina suspended after refusing to deliver Epoch Times
Amazon driver accused of stealing USPS package in South City
Grand jury indicts St. Louis County woman accused of stealing packages from private mailboxes
Man faces terrorism charge after threats to urology center, his mother, and postal employees
Postal Service employee to appear on Wheel of Fortune

January 29, 2021
U.S. Postal Service Should Continue To Prefund Retiree Health Benefits
Trump Appointees Oversee The U.S. Postal Service. Will Biden Change That?
USPS Issues Updated COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions
Individual Sentenced For Postage Stamp Scheme
Portsmouth plans to fix dangerous intersection after letter carrier killed in hit-and-run
Recent letter carrier deaths from COVID-19
USPS carrier praised after quick thinking likely saves an elderly woman's life
At least 17 Syracuse postal workers test positive for COVID
Calls Mount for Biden to Shake up Postal Service's Leadership
"Somebody's stealing mail" Allegations of internal mail theft at Heritage Station
CNN: A month after the holidays, some people are still getting Christmas packages in the mail
USPS expands digital fingerprinting at hundreds of post offices
Pennsylvania man submitted mail-in ballot under his deceased wife’s name

January 28, 2021
NYPD seeks couple who stole Bronx mail carrier’s packages, threatened to slash him
Schumer & Higgins call on postmaster general to address ‘dangerous’ traffic situation at Williamsville NY Post
Office
Recipients say they never received certified mail, Postal Service records only offer scribbles
Drama king – August Wilson stamp to be released
New USPS vice president – Koetz to lead Network and Compute Technology group
South Carolina Woman Pleads Guilty To Assaulting A Postal Worker
Historic snow in Lincoln slows down mail deliveries
Atlanta neighborhood says it hasn't seen mail delivery in weeks
As postal delays continue, about 6 percent of postal employees have contracted COVID-19
Toledo postal facility no longer processing Cleveland-area mail
New USPS app expedites separation clearance
USPS posts alert about mail delays
USPS Disposable masks - Orders available through eBuyPlus MDC catalog
Don't Expect the USPS Fleet to Go Electric
Postal Service Delays Slow Benefits Checks; Direct Deposit Urged
Here’s What Happens When Every Government Vehicle Is Electric

January 27, 2021
Union Leaders Report Slow Movement to Implement Biden Workforce Order
A former CCA can pursue her claim that the USPS failed to reasonably accommodate her diabetes
If you think your package or mail is lost or delayed, follow these steps to help the USPS find your mail
TPA – Lawmakers Must Examine Real Issues Plaguing the Postal Service
USPS Drops Appeals but Pledges to Fight for DeJoy’s Reforms
Chicago man charged after allegedly selling stimulus checks stolen with help of postal worker
Ballot Ratification Update
Flagstaff postal worker gets helping hand during winter storm
New Jersey community raises thousands for postal worker who lost twin sister, mom to COVID within two
weeks
What's with all the delays with USPS?
Skillful Postal Service Driver Battles Snowy Road in Lincoln, Nebraska
PRC Releases FY 2020 Annual Report to the President and Congress

January 26, 2021
Checks are being stolen from Postal Service mailboxes, raising concerns about the blue boxes’ security
Nearly 100 USPS retail offices were closed or operated with reduced hours in FY 2020 because of the
pandemic
Supervisor Workload Credits—Understanding the Process
How to obtain W-2, 1095-C statements
Postal supervisor’s testimony credible in post office worker injury case
Parsing the Causes for an Historic Service Collapse – Analysis
VA Expands Vaccination to Some Non-Health Care Staff as Postal Workers Face Uncertainty
Biden wants to replace government fleet with electric vehicles
Pascrell Wants Biden To Fire Entire USPS Board of Governors For ‘Dereliction’
Data show decline in USPS mail service
USPS workers still searching for answers on how and when they will receive a COVID vaccine
Letter carrier says he is essential, but can't get vaccine
USPS losing customers over shipping delays
Mr. President: The U.S. Postal Service needs a thorough housecleaning, starting at the top
Missing Mail: What's Behind the Delays?
New ‘Star Wars’ Stamps Are Coming This Spring
OIG: Runnin’ Out of Time

January 25, 2021
Michael M. Kubayanda Designated Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission
NALC: Settlement reached on holiday schedule pecking order grievance
Lake Geneva postal worker retires after 35 years
COVID outbreak causes staffing shortage at Siler City Post Office
Christmas may come in April
Illinois: COVID-19 vaccine access expands to seniors over 65, essential workers including postal employees
USPS truck catches fire on the Everett Turnpike in Nashua
Canada Post tells 350 employees on same shift at Mississauga plant to go into isolation for 14 days
Dr. Anthony Fauci: The Highest Paid Employee In The Entire U.S. Federal Government

January 24, 2021
Parsing the Causes for an Historic Service Collapse – Analysis
Mail delivery in a Martinsville neighborhood was halted and then resumed after complaints about a dog
threatening a carrier - But not until police, the city and a congressman got involved
Postal problems leave residents frustrated
Canada Post workers self-isolating after COVID outbreak at facility in Mississauga
All India Postal Employees Union has threatened to launch an indefinite strike nationwide in support of their
long-pending demands
Woodland residents celebrate "Dan the Mailman" on his retirement
USPS apologizes for upside down flag at Maui post office
Man says package hasn't moved in past 12 days at USPS facilities in Virginia
USPS OIG: Bank Secrecy Act Compliance

January 23, 2021
How the Biden administration can save the Postal Service
New prices take effect Jan. 24
Fix Mail Delivery Through Transparency
APWU Advocates for Prioritization of Postal Workers in National COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
NALC – Settlement Reached on Holiday Schedule Pecking Order Grievance
DeJoy on the 2020 election: USPS faced unprecedented challenges
New Year, New Ox
Didn’t Receive a Ratification Ballot?
Postal Service Implements New Organizational Structure For Employees Working in Dock Areas
Sheila B. Holman named USPS Marketing Vice President
USPS needs saving, and President Biden has the tools to help
Linn's: When junk mail becomes a collector's treasure
Outrage over U.S. flag flown upside down and at half-staff in Maui on inauguration day
New members appointed to Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
Caught on Camera: Tucson woman says mail truck hit her trash cans multiple times
Chicago: South Side residents have gone over a week without mail, face long lines at post office
USPS steps up security during second stimulus distribution
USPS closes one of Wallingford's post offices due to lack of staffing
'There's No End In Sight': Mail Delivery Delays Continue Across The Country
Social distancing: USPS says it’s for the dogs, too
PMG DeJoy names three new CSAC members
Mayo Clinic: Debunking COVID-19 (coronavirus) myths
Massachusetts Postal Employee and Spouse Arrested On Stimulus Fraud Charges Tied to CARES Act Loans

January 22, 2021
New USPS VP – Holman to oversee marketing
Updates coming this month to USPS computer systems
Vanishing Species Semipostal Tiger stamp sales extended
EAP offers counseling support 24/7
USPS OIG – Bank Secrecy Act Compliance
Corruption in the United States Postal Service
Portman Secures Commitment from DHS Secretary Nominee to Stop Influx of Deadly Drugs
Paterson, NJ: ROBBERY OF A USPS LETTER CARRIER – Up to 50K reward
Hartford Man Admits Assaulting U.S. Postal Service Employee
Postal Worker Victim of Attempted Armed Robbery in Woodland Park
Akron homeowner wants trucks waiting for mail to get off his lawn
Residents circulate petition to solve mail woes at Drake Post Office
Scams tied to massive mail delays
Sticky mail? Postal Service explains 'mail fishing' evidence found at Tulsa collection box
USPS continues to see delivery delays, some are getting frustrated
Woods retires from Postal Service after three decades
Virginia Beach moves to Phase 1b for COVID vaccinations which includes postal workers
VIDEO: Live With APWU President Dimondstein
Woman fears for sister's health as medication sits for days at Richmond USPS facility
President Biden signs executive action for mask mandate in federal buildings and by federal employees
New Members Appointed to Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
Positive COVID & Quarantine Cases Limiting Framingham Postal Services
Approximately 200 pills containing fentanyl were mailed to Utqiagvik, AK from Arizona through USPS
6,000 Amazon warehouse workers will hold union vote in Alabama on Feb. 8

January 21, 2021
Amazon is offering Biden a hand distributing the COVID vaccine
Canada: 121 workers at Mississauga's Gateway postal facility test positive for COVID
Dancing mailboxes celebrate inauguration in most Berkeley way possible
Vehicle towing USPS mail truck crashes into pole on highway
Amazon Wants To Help Biden Reach His COVID Vaccine Goal, But There’s A Catch - they want 800,000 of their
employees to receive PRIORITY COVID vaccinations
How Many COVID Vaccine Shots Go to Waste? Several States Aren’t Counting

January 20, 2021
Spanish Fort Post Office Closes
20-year-old arrested in string of armed robberies of postal workers in Albuquerque
When will the postal service catch up on mail delays?
2021 USPS Forever Stamps will feature stunning NASA Sun images
USPS Releases Updated 2020 Post-Election Analysis Report
PHOTO: Long line as only one clerk works the window at the Mesquite, TX Post Office
NPMHU President Local 314 Charged With Embezzlement of $80,765 Of Labor Union Assets
USPS: Tips for safeguarding facilities, mail
Seller Loses Postal Claim Despite Photo of Mangled Boxes
Garden City police investigate theft from postal truck
Postal Service Implements New Organizational Structure For Employees Working in Dock Areas
Still waiting for packages that were mailed in December? It could be a while.
Learn about USPS areas, regions
Paterson, NJ: ROBBERY OF A USPS LETTER CARRIER
USPS is updating employees on the availability of COVID-19 vaccines
Beware of New Scam Using USPS Name, Citing Delivery “On Hold”
EEOC Approves Restricting Time for Federal Unions
These 10 Postal Price Hikes Start Next Week
Change of Direction Coming on Many Federal Workplace Policies
36% Say Postal Service Was Worse This Holiday Season

January 19, 2021
New Mexico man facing federal charges after holding up mail carrier
Upstate NY postal worker charged with assault while on duty
The Postal Service Survived the Election. But It Was Crushed by Holiday Packages.
Philadelphia postal workers say hundreds of thousands of boxes are sitting inside processing and delivery
centers
USPS transitioning Martinsville neighborhood to curbside and cluster boxes; neighbors are upset
More and more carriers want to know: Is Amazon tasking USPS with the larger packages?
Slow mail? You’re not alone
Glendale, MA residents again facing loss of local post office
The USPS will no longer provide weekly service performance reports in Jones V USPS
Bill Creekbaum: Beloved postal worker missed by community, coworkers
OP-ED: Lunar New Year Stamp Has Aztec, Not Asian, Vibe
USPS Gets Good Grade on Early Pandemic Response
USPS OIG: Late and Extra Trips at the Los Angeles P&DC (PDF)
Steve Hutkins (Save the Post Office) requesting info from PRC on removal of 30,000 collection boxes in 2021,
post office closures and hours and COVID numbers (PDF)

January 18, 2021
Martin Luther King Day
USPS announces additional stamps for 2021
Amazon's New Electric Rivian Vans Have a Unique Sound
Milford business owner fears delayed payments in the mail could ruin him

January 17, 2021
USPS says it's removing mailboxes and suspending mail collection in several major cities ahead of Biden's
inauguration
San Francisco: Post Office Removing Mailboxes as Security Measure Ahead of Inauguration
Police ID suspect in mail truck theft as 21-year-old homeless woman
USPS delays continue, angering residents, small businesses with late bills
Syracuse Man Sentenced for Assaulting U.S. Postal Employee
Homeless woman accused of stealing mail truck in NYC committed to mental hospital by judge
USPS delays continue, angering residents, small businesses with late bills

January 16, 2021
Some post offices to close early due to 'possible civil event'
USPS Moves Past Holiday Shipping Backlog
Rural Carrier Charged With Delivery of Cannabis
USPS worker charged with assault in Dansville
Spanish Fort Post Office closes doors Friday despite ongoing efforts to keep it open
Postal Service temporarily suspends some delivery and retail operations during Inauguration
NAPS Shares Its Priorities With Biden-Harris Transition Team
Yogi Berra, Sun Science stamp releases announced
Woman allegedly steals mail truck, crashes into more than 10 cars in NYC | Video of apprehension
Still waiting for packages that were mailed in December? It could be awhile

January 15, 2021
USPS Stand up – Employee safety during public demonstrations
‘Retirement 101’ Webinar to be held Jan. 21
Detroit post office named in honor of ‘Queen of Soul’
Trump Issues Executive Order on Encouraging Buy American Policies For The United States Postal Service
Mail semi nearly blown off Deception Pass Bridge during windstorm
PMG DeJoy names Sheila Holman to oversee stamp program
City of Detroit postal workers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
Many in metro still reporting holiday package delays
USPS OIG: Late and Extra Trips at the Richmond P&DC
USPS Reminder About Mail Restrictions on CBD Products
Dozens of Beulah homeowners say they have mail-delivery issues, USPS denies it
APWU: Tell Joe Biden to Save Our Post Office by filling USPS Board of Governors vacancies !
House Reintroduces Anti-Privatization Resolution
Vehicle hits post office for the second time in less than a year
Verizon, UPS team up for drone delivery to large Florida retirement community
Christmas card took 18-day trip
Some Canadian postal workers dismayed by Epoch Times publication

January 14, 2021
USPS kicks off year with lively new stamp
USPS names new transportation strategy vice president
New dashboard helps move Priority Mail items
Playwright August Wilson Takes Center Stage on U.S. Postal Service Commemorative Forever Stamp
Why we all need to care about the Postal Board of Governors
Ex-con admits cutting female postal carrier during carjacking
Cleveland postal workers claim they are not getting paid correctly for overtime hours, and when they are paid,
it's with money orders!
Attempted murder of postal carrier leads to 16-year Federal prison sentence
Postal Supervisor in Middletown Who Stole Packages is Sentenced
Neighbors in Brownsburg receive mysterious packages in postal scam

January 13, 2021
Newspapers challenge removal of rate cap established by Congress
Lunar New Year Stamp Called Out for Being ‘Culturally Inappropriate’
USPS biometrics program leans on its biggest asset: A post office in every neighborhood
APWU – Questions & Answers for the MOU, Re: Additional Function 1 Staffing
In the shadow of the frontline: USPS worker Yesenia Santiago survived COVID then lost her home in a fire
NPMHU and USPS Release MOU Re: Additional Mail Handler Staffing Q & A
Newspaper Groups Join Lawsuit To Stop Postage Hikes
Postal Service’s Priority Mail Cubic: Biggest bang for parcel buck?
Martin Retires From Altavista Post Office
A Cape Cod Post Office Has Been Deemed a COVID-19 Cluster
Mail destined for Cleveland held up in Pittsburgh, including pre-Christmas advertisements
Napoleon Township postal worker, police officer help in rescue of 83-year-old man
Mysterious mail piling up in mailbox leads to unemployment fraud
Medication remains in USPS limbo for weeks
Virtual events - If it’s non-postal, attending could be a no-no
Scanning snapshot - Stamp, PRC election also highlighted
OIG: Late and Extra Trips at the Richmond, VA, Processing and Distribution Center

January 12, 2021
Recent Letter Carrier Deaths From COVID-19
Mail truck fire – Bloomington, IL
When a USPS Text is not a USPS Text
NH Letter Carrier Who ‘Chugged’ Glass of Wine Amid Capitol Riot Says He Has No Regrets
PMG, union leader congratulate letter carriers on the Customer Connect program
USPS policies for shipping hemp-based products
Elk Grove Village man charged with attempted murder of mail carrier
Fly flags at half-staff to honor police who died after siege at the U.S. Capitol
TikTokers are obsessed with these $1 mystery packages of lost mail
High mail volume, limited staff leading to mail delays in Sumter and beyond
UK: Homes left without mail for up to a month in 28 COVID "blackspots"
How USPS mail carriers work in the winter weather
Did the health premiums eat your paycheck?
Four staffers at North Chatham P.O. test positive for COVID-19

January 11, 2021
Amazon, Walmart Tell Consumers to Skip Returns of Unwanted Items
Postal worker helps save Santa Fe man's life
Mail delays bedevil area residents, customers around the country
Mail for some in central PA still arriving late
Second stimulus check: IRS urges people to watch mail for these envelopes
USPS searching for woman's ashes amid holiday delays
Crews respond to hazmat at Providence Post Office
Late bills, missed checks: Residents continue to fume over postal service

January 10, 2021
Postal Service has just two workers repairing vandalized mailboxes in San Antonio
Philadelphia Postal Workers Union President Blames Hiring Freeze, No Allotted Overtime for USPS Delivery
Delays
Mail carrier resigns after participating in Capitol riot
Detroit post office renamed for Aretha Franklin
Yorktown Seeks Resolution to U.S. Mail Disruption

January 9, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Availability – Postal Service Employees in Future Distribution Phase
USPS OIG – Mail Service During the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Atlanta, GA: ROBBERY/CARJACKING OF A USPS LETTER CARRIER
Richmond Man Pleads Guilty to Attack on U.S. Postal Worker
West Virginia Man Sentenced to Prison For Breaking into United States Post Office
Postal carrier who didn’t deliver the mail charged with federal crime
USPS reports a nearly 70 percent increase in first-quarter revenue from employee lead programs
Postal service reminds employees of the importance of on-the-job ethical behavior
Upstate NY Postal Carrier Charged with Obstructing the Mail
Amazon's Prime Pantry delivery service is no more
What Democrats' Senate Majority Means for Federal Agencies
Report suggests USPS may have another rate hike in 2021
Man who shot postal worker sentenced to 16 years
APWU President Dimondstein's 2021 New Year Address

January 8, 2021
Many still seeing mail delays as USPS says employees are working around the clock
NPMHU National President Paul Hogrogian Statement on Georgia Run-offs and Assault on the U.S. Capitol
USPS OIG – Contract Delivery Service Contract Renewal Compliance
Man who illegally sold rifle to Midland-Odessa rampage gunman, that killed a letter carrier gets 2 years in
prison
USPS Shipping Delays Persist Past Holiday Season
Postal worker for 17 years: 'No logic behind' delayed mail
Bridgeport NY post office suspends window service due to COVID-19
FedEx, UPS and Postal Service: How on-time was holiday delivery?
Long-time Chanhassen Post Office clerk retires
President of St. Louis postal union stole $80,000, feds say
Va. has released the outlines for who's next for COVID vaccine, including postal workers
Baton Rouge business complex consistently without mail
News 8 viewers frustrated by late fees due to delayed mail delivery
USPS in Northern Ohio delivered less than a third of mail on time the week before Christmas

January 7, 2021
Statement of NALC President Fred Rolando on Yesterday’s Events in Washington
Refused Packages: Another Repercussion of Holiday Crush
How Biden Can Save the USPS
New USPS Vice Chairwoman to Support a "Vibrant Postal System for Years to Come"
USPS: Know how to spot COVID-19 symptoms
U.S. Post Office’s Northern District delivered 28.8% of first-class mail on time ahead of Christmas week
Twin Cities woman stole more than $74K while working for USPS
OIG: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations – Columbia Main Post Office, Columbia, MO
USPS: Postal Employees should stay home if they experience any COVID-19 symptoms

January 6, 2021
117th Congress convenes
USPS Suffered Most in Holiday Package Deluge
DeJoy calls for ‘new tone’ for U.S. Postal Service
USPS Will Issue New 2021 Stamps for Price Change
OPM Issues Guidance on Law Allowing Feds to Temporarily Carry Over More Annual Leave
COVID measures enacted at Ketchum Post Office
Safety, Security Issues Plague Postal Facilities
Longtime postal worker retires after decades on the job
Amazon buys 11 new planes to support growing customer base
North Yarmouth residents: Retiring mailman delivered the goods
Amazon has bought its first aircraft and is converting them from passenger to cargo planes
Postal Service brags on its election role; American Postal Workers Union holiday ads
Thieves ransack mailboxes at condominiums
Ashley E. Poling Elected PRC Vice Chairwoman
US Bill Banning Vape Mail Was Signed Into Law
USPS Calendar shows 2021 payroll schedule
New U.S. Bill Aims to Introduce Blockchain into Federal Systems
USPS OIG Finds Management Issues With IT Contracts
The Post Office Helped Save Our Elections. It Can Help Save Our Newspapers, Too

January 5, 2021
UPDATED CORONAVIRUS DISEASE SUPERVISOR AND MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE
New Love series Forever stamps available Jan. 14
PMG thanks employees, previews 2021
USPS 2020 Annual report to Congress
8 Albuquerque postal workers robbed at gunpoint since October
Urgent steps for President Biden on postal reform
Former Postal Worker Pleads Guilty To Failing To Deliver Over 700 Pieces Of Mail, Including Three Absentee
Ballots
A Thank You to My Postal Carrier
Southern California: USPS Has Immediate Job Openings
Carolina Forest residents fed up with USPS, citing stolen and undelivered mail
NPMHU: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Supervisor and Management Guidance updated January 1, 2021
Thousands of Atlanta Ballots at Risk Ahead of Pivotal Georgia Senate Runoffs as Mail Delays Drag On
Mail Delays Threaten Late Arrival Of Runoff Ballots In Atlanta

January 4, 2021
USPS delays are threatening small-town newspapers. So is a postage price increase.
How the pandemic could lead to a big USPS price hike
Readers sound off on slow mail
USPS leaving people package-less
Widespread Mail Delays as USPS Faces Unprecedented Backlog
Similar to the USA, Australia has problems with mail-in votes

January 3, 2021
Louis DeJoy took a wrecking ball to Christmas
USPS asks for help following multiple armed robberies in Albuquerque
First-class carrier: Bergen County postman retires after 50 years
Shipping expert says delayed holiday packages should arrive by the end of the week
100 years ago today: Illegal liquor mail gets creative

January 2, 2021
Expand the Postal Service in 2021
Small businesses burned by holiday shipping deals at USPS, FedEx, UPS
VIDEO: Old Timer Supports USPS in TV Ad
Eight postal workers robbed at gunpoint in Albuquerque
Customers still waiting for packages in new year
Postal workers included in next phase of Alaska’s vaccine distribution program
‘Christmas Volume Since March’: USPS Still Dealing With Delays
Chicago area man charged with beating mail carrier he accused of pepper-spraying stepson

January 1, 2021
New Year's Day
A slice of life: Kudos to our post offices and delivery workers
Albuquerque woman charged with armed robbery and mail theft
USPS spokesperson: Alabama no longer has holiday package backlog
Post Office finally delivers critical document to Virginia couple
USPS, stretched to its limits in 2020, sees light at the end of the tunnel in new year
Ohio USPS Employee marks 65th postal anniversary
Postal Workers Up Next for Covid-19 Vaccine in Delaware at end of January 2021
$1,000 reward offered for information in Texas Post Office burglary
USPS prepares for a busy 2021
North Carolina woman says USPS carrier stole her packages, has video to prove it
USPS offering $5,000 reward after suspect steals company rental van
USPS still battling perfect storm of mail volume

December 31, 2020
New Year's Eve
Postmaster General Statement on Passage of COVID Relief Legislation
USPS Loyalty Tiers Add Up to Additional Incentives for Small Businesses
Recent letter carrier deaths from COVID-19
Postal worker's van stolen in NW Atlanta, cops say
Friends, acquaintances floored by death of Mississippi pastor, postal worker
More than 24 windows smashed at Jacksonville post office overnight
USPS responds to frustrated Marylanders as mail delivery issues continue
USPS still battling perfect storm of mail in Philadelphia
Jennings, OK Woman Sentenced for Mail Theft by USPS Employee
PMG Statement on Passage of COVID Relief Legislation
USPS offers social media policy reminder for employees
USPS prepares for a busy 2021
Federal judge has denies attempt by prosecutors to throw out a racial harassment lawsuit filed by a white
letter carrier against the PMG
Hundreds of packages stolen from Aguanga post office
Former Las Cruces, Alamogordo postmaster dies after contracting COVID-19
OIG: Accenture Information Technology Contracts
OIG: Stamps, Money Orders, and Cash – Minneapolis, MN, Main Office

December 30, 2020
President Rolando announces Ballot Committee
USPS bows to Congress to keep Save Vanishing Species semipostal on sale
USPS went to extraordinary lengths to deliver ballots during historic general election season
Ecommerce Merchants Brace for a Return Season Like No Other
Customers angry, sad Postal Service couldn't get packages delivered by Christmas
APWU – A Step Forward on Postal Service’s COVID-Relief
Amazon ships US a delivery revolution
Drone delivery one step closer with new FAA rules
Washington City post office hit by vehicle
The IRS will start mailing stimulus paper checks on Dec. 30th
USPS package delays made worse by staffing problems, capacity challenges
USPS Loyalty Tiers Add Up to Additional Incentives for Small Businesses
‘Incredible Act Of Kindness’: Cambridge Mail Carrier Helps Rescue Stray Cat Found Along Route
Postal Service customers grow frustrated as packages go undelivered
Some Americans may have already received stimulus payments

December 29, 2020
Plainfield, CT Police Department responds to bomb threat at Moosup post office
Kentucky mail carrier threatened on Christmas Eve
Seabrook, TX Postal Worker and Seabrook Police Provide Bicycles to Area Youth
USPS service impacts from the Nashville bombing
Mandan letter carrier retires after 27 years
Cleveland: USPS holiday package delays disappointed kids, made priority mail meaningless
City of Spanish Fort, AL, appeals closure of its post office
Marketers Hoping for Change at the USPS Are in for a Nail-Biter
USPS Delays: Document stuck in mail, wedding thrown into limbo
Postal chief needs to fix problems
Letter carriers on Staten Island deliver Christmas to children in need
Residents left without answers as they wait weeks for packages
Can you get your money back because of postal services delays?
Will postal workers come through for Georgia?
"It's frustrating." U.S. Postal Service working to clear holiday shipping backlog in Maine
Miscommunication prompts bomb-sweep of Moosup, CT Postal Office
A total, chaotic mess’: Holiday mail delays cause troubles for Cleveland’s small businesses

December 28, 2020
Amazon driver doubling as serial porch pirate charged in St. Charles County
Seabrook postal carrier provides bicycles to area youth
Shipageddon
USPS still dealing with holiday shipping backlog in Maine
After delay, Trump signs stimulus bill (with $10 billion for USPS)
Stimulus Bill "Forgives a $10 billion loan to the Postal Service provided in earlier relief legislation"
Sellers, Did You Tip Your Postal Carrier This Year?
Virginia mailman gives Christmas stockings to all dogs on his route

December 27, 2020
Man says package hasn't moved in last 12 days at USPS Virginia facility
Editorial: A Thank You to the USPS
Indiana Woman Fears Items She Mailed To Her Son In Georgia For Christmas May Be Gone For Good  - And
She’s Not Alone

December 26, 2020
Panicking Etsy Sellers Are Afraid Of One-Star Reviews If Postal Delays Ruin Christmas Orders
Delivery delays have many asking why packages are still in postal facilities
Beloved mailman plays daily tic-tac-toe with tots on his route
CDC Panel Designates USPS Workers as Next in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine
Mail Handlers Union Negotiates MOU With USPS Converting 5,288 MHAs to Full-time Career Status
A very special delivery: Postal workers fulfill family's Christmas wish list

December 25, 2020
Christmas Day
A Virginia mailman made Christmas stockings for all 250 dogs on his route
Judge approves deal to expedite Georgia runoff ballots
Baltimoreans report long delays at post office on Christmas Eve
USPS, civil rights groups reach deal to fast-track ballots in Georgia runoff elections
USPS to treat Georgia's mail-in Senate runoff votes as Express Mail
More than one million packages will not reach their destination this Christmas
USPS mail carriers working extra hours
Tractor-trailer carrying 50K pounds of USPS packages crashes
Austin: Suspects arrested after USPS letter carrier robbed and master key stolen in Cedar Park
USPS letter carrier brings 25 days of packages, mail and 'good vibes'
Christmas Eve package rush worse than ever for USPS
More calls for action while massive mail delays persist
OIG Management Alert - Active Smishing Campaign Masquerading as USPS

December 24, 2020
Christmas Eve
UPS driver dies after assault; police seek co-worker
USPS unions and management associations respond to the stimulus bill
CDC Panel Designates USPS Workers as Next in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine
The Postal Service has entered peak season’s home stretch
Nasdaq ceremony highlights USPS program
Akron mayor wants USPS to reopen Akron’s mail processing center to reverse slow deliveries
Perfect storm of high package volume, employees out with COVID slowing USPS deliveries before Christmas
Colorado’s tiny mountain post offices are hamstrung — for the second straight holiday season
USPS Down Thousands Of Workers Due To COVID-19 As Struggles With Demand Continue
Spanish Fort, AL seeks to halt post office closure
Postal Service gets favorable borrowing terms in stimulus bill
Tracking of their tears. Eagle readers describe postal delivery woes
Wisconsin postal employees say they're working nonstop to process huge volumes of mail

December 23, 2020
COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until March 26, 2021
Congress gives USPS $10 billion in aid
Medical supplies among packages caught up in Cleveland post office delays
Shipping delays cause problems for small retailers
Thousands of USPS packages stuck in transit
Not so fast: Trump blasts foreign aid in COVID relief bill, threatens veto
APWU: Statement Concerning $10 Billion in Emergency Funding for USPS
Packages stack up ‘wall to wall’ at metro Detroit USPS center
Deadline extended for full STOP Act implementation
Mail carrier struck in face during random attack in Brooklyn
USPS to eliminate ORM-D marking
Final FY 2021 Bipartisan Funding bill to Continue Selling Stamps to Promote Wildlife Conservation
USPS OIG – Projected Savings and Returns on Capital Investment Projects
EEOC says employers can require workers to get COVID-19 vaccine
U.S. frontline essential workers, 75-and-over should be next for COVID vaccines – CDC panel
Thousands Of Amazon Workers Move One Step Closer To Historic Union Vote At Alabama Warehouse
Trump calls $892B COVID relief bill 'a disgrace,' threatens to not sign unless amount to individuals is
increased to $2000, instead of the 'ridiculously low' $600, and $4000 for couples
USPS: Updated information regarding pandemic leave
Postal employee sentenced for selling tires on eBay
PMG: Emergency Lines of Succession
Virginia mailman made Christmas stocking for all 250 dogs on his route
'Working conditions are hell': Amazon employees not surprised its warehouses have seen hundreds of COVID
cases
OIG: Projected Savings and Returns on Capital Investment Projects
Package-delay etiquette: How to handle missing gifts

December 22, 2020
COVID bill dedicates $10B to ailing Postal Service
One Allentown neighborhood sees a week without mail delivery
Opinion: What 1,774 late ballots in Arizona tell us about the 2020 election
Burglar goes through mail at Texas Post Office just before Christmas
Man pleads guilty to shooting at postal worker
Coventry man surprises postal worker with 12 days of Christmas gifts
Five days without mail: Local woman has questions
Bill bans USPS from delivering electronic cigarettes
USPS backups continue in Northeast Ohio, but relief may be on the way
Amazon shuts NJ facility until Dec. 26 after virus spike among workers
Former Maryland USPS Carrier Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Obtain Up to $62,690 in Disability
Compensation
Oakland Man Charged In One Of Multiple Robberies With A Firearm Of U.S. Mail Carriers
USPS seeks CyberSafe Guardian postal employee volunteers
Teachers, first responders, postal staff should be next in line for COVID vaccine, federal panel recommends
Mailing groups challenge USPS stamp pricing rules
USPS seeks CyberSafe Guardian volunteers
Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault of a Federal Employee and Discharge of a Firearm
During a Crime of Violence
Still waiting for mail? Sen. Sherrod Brown says Postmaster General must be removed

December 21, 2020
It's Been a Long Nightmare Before Christmas for UPS and Postal Workers
Building Its Own Delivery Network, Amazon Puts the Squeeze On Drivers
Essential postal workers next in line for COVID vaccine, says panel
SNAPSHOT: Snow doesn't keep postal worker from her appointed rounds in Kingston
UPS and Postal Service Workers Struggle With COVID and High Volume
DeJoy to the World, Your Mail Won’t Come
There’s a pandemic, people. Are post office gift delays really worth all the frustration?
Siouxlander sets up ‘thank you’ station for postal workers
Paying extra for USPS shipping doesn’t guarantee delivery by Christmas

December 20, 2020
USPS mailman stops to make snow angels with children
How the loss of a post office is creating unrest in one Alabama city
Postal bailout talk fiscal insanity
Millions of Christmas deliveries backed up amid record-breaking orders

December 19, 2020
Trump torn apart for congratulating FedEx and UPS for delivering vaccines: ‘You killed our postal service!’
Local postal service manager: 'I don't know if we're going to get it there by the holidays'
DeJoy names former XPO exec to new “Vice President, Transportation Strategy” position
Cleveland: Pictures show mountains of mail not getting delivered
Mailman in Cleveland having an unseasonably light Christmas as sorting facilities struggle to process
packages: "When is the flood going to hit?"
Tens of thousands of packages pile up in Pa. postal facilities. Barely enough room to walk, trailers filled with
mail, packages from before Thanksgiving, miles-long caravan of dozens of mail trucks waiting to unload more
Lexington: USPS doesn't need money from Congress, it needs financial reform
Mail Carrier Indicted for Stealing Mail, Checks
South Georgia man sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for attacking postal employee
Why the Mail System Is Buckling
Vision Technologies Awarded 5-Year, $13 Million In-Building Cellular Solutions Contract by the United States
Postal Service
The Postal Service is foundational for our economy and democracy
As reports of undelivered packages pile up, Postal Service says volume is greater than ever
US Holiday shipping delays: With so many packages, your gifts may be late
Mail delays abound in Baltimore as postal service bemoans historic volumes of holiday mail
Still waiting for mail? Sen. Sherrod Brown says Postmaster General must be removed
Postal Service trucks backed up outside bulk mail facility in Springfield
Snowstorm and holiday shipping gridlock delaying nearly 10 million packages a day
Judge Sentences South Georgia Man To Prison For Attacking Postal Employee
Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Conspiracy Based on Exploitation of USPS’s Informed Delivery System
Lakewood Chocolatier Not Accepting Orders The Postal Service Can't Deliver
7th Circuit reverses judgment against postal worker over juror coercion concerns

December 18, 2020
Man Seriously Injured After Being Hit By US Postal Service Vehicle On Long Island
Pandemic or no pandemic, for local post office workers, the mail never stops
‘Beyond overwhelmed’: Problems at downtown Baltimore post office lead to mail and packages delays
Postal Police Officers Blame Mail Theft Increase on Decision to End Neighborhood Patrols
Postal carriers working overtime to meet holiday demand
Youngblood leaving post office after 34 years
Beyond overwhelmed at downtown Baltimore post office
Why is the Cleveland post office such a disaster?
USPS Informed Delivery emails now contain 'delivery service impact' notice as millions of packages are
delayed every day
Chicago: Shipping delays mounting as USPS struggles with volume
Former Georgia USPS clerk pleads guilty to stealing cash and gift cards from the mail
Thousands of delayed packages are piled up at Pa. Postal Service facilities: ‘You’re not gonna get your
Christmas presents’
It’s the Super Bowl for postal workers
Request For Donations For Letter Carrier Is A Scam, USPS Says
Amazon confirms new site for North Little Rock
Swiss say Uber Eats must register as postal service provider
OIG: Are You Aware of the Postal Service's Secure Destruction Program?
Suspects involved in robbery of USPS worker in Cedar Park stole ‘master key,’ police say
eBay phasing out problematic USPS Parcel Select service
Ex-postal employee pleads guilty to stealing cash, gift cards from Duluth residents
Fake mailman robs woman inside her New Orleans home
Holiday deliveries – USPS encourages customers to mail early
Holiday shipping gridlock is delaying 6 million packages a day

December 17, 2020
How UPS and FedEx are hiding Christmas shipping delays
Informed Delivery now allows multiple addresses
Postal Service worker surprises quarantining Houston family with care package
Postal worker helps drag man out of burning car
Blaine WA mail truck goes up in flames while delivering
Huge backlog at USPS means millions of holiday packages might not arrive by Christmas
Pressure on for holiday shipping
Postal worker helps drag man out of burning car
USPS employees are giving two thumbs up for “Dear Santa,” a new documentary about the USPS Operation
Santa program
OIG: Delivery and Customer Service Operations – New Hampshire
OIG: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations – Katy Carrier Annex, Katy, TX

December 16, 2020
Recent letter carrier deaths from COVID-19 and other causes
Tallahassee Man Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For Assaulting A Mail Carrier
USPS Faces Busiest Time of the Year With 16,000 Employees Quarantined
Months After AOC Demand and Federal Suit, USPS Releases DeJoy Calendar That Is ‘Almost Entirely Redacted’
Trump seeks to nominate another postal governor
KC Mail Carrier Indicted for Stealing Mail, Checks
Here’s Why Louis DeJoy Will Likely Stay In Charge Of The Postal Service Under Biden
Truckers are behind the scenes of the current mail crisis and it doesn't look good
Tallahassee Man Sentenced To 24 Months For Assaulting Mail Carrier
Audit of Three Baltimore Postal Facilities Finds Safety, Security Issues
$250,000 In Mailed NJ Checks, Money Orders Stolen, Cashed By NYC Crew
NPMHU: Postal Service delivers Mandatory Stand-Up Talk re: Face covering and mask update
USPS: Sharing your talent - All employees can use HERO
Postal service needs reform, not a bailout
More and more postal customers complain of mail delays
Property Condition Reviews – Annapolis, Columbia, and Legion Avenue Post Offices
USPS peak season to peak this week
Tractor-trailers crowd street outside Ohio Post Office; drivers frustrated with delay

December 15, 2020
USPS inundated by crush of holiday packages, leading to delivery delays
As his term in office winds down, Trump appoints another Republican to the USPS Board of Governors
Get Ready for the Busiest Mailing and Shipping Week
Baltimore: Downtown post office struggling to sort and deliver mail
As Postal Service delays continue, Cleveland businesses affected too
USPS computer systems may have been hacked by the Russians
Postage rates could jump 7.6% in 2021
USPS worker saves Rockton girl's Christmas surprise
Syracuse Postal Carrier Charged with Discarding Mail
Amid Historic Volumes in an Extraordinary Year for Deliveries, the USPS Reinforces Importance of Mailing
Packages Early
PMG thanks employees in video
USPS: How to safely wear, remove face coverings
OIG: Bringin’ Joy Through Operation Santa
OIG: Property Condition Reviews – Annapolis, Columbia, and Legion Avenue Post Offices
Man killed by police stabbed a letter carrier in 2014, authorities said

December 14, 2020
Truckers sleep in their cabs as they wait for days to unload packages at Cleveland PO
Busiest day for USPS is Monday. We’re mailing and ordering more, but can they handle it?
It's Not Just You, USPS Packages Are Massively Delayed Again
China's postal industry revenue past 11 months nears 1 trillion yuan
USPS Says "Get Ready for the Busiest Mailing and Shipping Week"
NRP Class Action Update December 2020
Holiday gifts could be delayed as USPS lacks enough employees during pandemic
Believe it or not: Ripley’s Christmas birth date

December 13, 2020
The U.S. Postal Service Delays Could Ruin Christmas For Many
Winnipeg Postal Carriers Force Improvements with Weeklong Overtime Ban
Neither snow, nor rain, nor progress should stop the mail truck
Royal Mail is set to test drone deliveries, use barcodes on stamps and could launch a seven-day service as
part of an overhaul of the 500-year-old postal service
Coronavirus vaccine: UPS Worldport hub in Louisville to receive, ship Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
Sunday
How FedEx, Amazon and UPS prepared for holiday shipping deadlines this year
Postal workers busier this holiday season
Postal Service package delays pinch Berkshires retailers, activists
Phoenix eBay seller concerned over shipping delays at USPS
Screen shot: USPS posts alert on website warning of unprecedented package volumes and limited employee
availability due to COVID-19 | USPS.com

December 12, 2020
Amazon Grinch Who Stole Package From Family’s Porch Arrested In Elk Grove, Police Say
Local postal workers had 54 guns, sold heroin and fentanyl
Postal worker's rough mail delivery caught on camera
Chicago: More package delivery dilemmas as parcels are found dumped in alleys
Northern Ohio USPS district ranks third worst in on-time delivery
Memphis Police are investigating rash of car break-ins & thefts at USPS Processing Center
Federal agencies failing to comply with law aimed at reducing synthetic drugs shipped into US
POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE – KEEPING YOUR HOLIDAY PACKAGES AND MAIL SAFE
Carriers hit breaking point as package volume soars
Is The USPS Displacing EAS Employees During a Pandemic?
Postal Regulatory Commission has approved the price changes to take effect Jan. 24
Mail-order medications often exposed to unsafe temperatures, study shows

December 11, 2020
DeJoy, USPS Look to Strike Down Court Restrictions Blocking "Reform" Efforts
Framingham MA post office gets warning after violating COVID safety rules
International Mail May Soon be Disrupted, Postal Service Warns
How Can eBay Offer USPS Tracking for Under a Buck?
Staff shortage at Estes Park Post Office frustrates citizens
Local businesses say outgoing packages stuck for weeks at USPS distribution center in Indianapolis
Post office tells customer Priority Mail is taking 2-3 weeks instead of 1-3 days
The Military Can Reinforce the Postal System if COVID-19 Causes Delivery Disruptions
Nashville small businesses demand answers from USPS
DFW: Trucks waiting hours to unload mail at Irving postal facility | Causing traffic delays
Postal workers in CNY feeling the crunch amid pandemic and holiday shopping season
Veedersburg mail carriers receive national award
'It's been about 15 days and I keep getting the same messages about my package'
USPS wants employees to remember the proper procedures for ordering face coverings during the
coronavirus pandemic
Nashville man says USPS delays due to COVID-19 cost him thousands
Postal Service: Nearly 20 packages found dumped in Chicago Southwest Side garbage handled by FedEx, not
USPS
USPS, Customs and Border Protection get ‘incomplete’ from Congress on stopping opioids in the mail
Quarantined military personnel can now request mail delivery
OIG: Timecard Administration
Senator Portman Highlights Need for USPS & CBP to Fully Implement Bipartisan STOP Act
Postal stamp selection process begins with committee
Mail carrier risks life to help children when gunfire erupts on Cleveland’s east side
Subcontractor Mail Carrier Pleads Guilty to Trashing Voter Guides for Atlantic City, South Pass City

December 10, 2020
USPS spending millions on idle trailers
Florida Rep. Bill Posey demands Post Office Inspector General investigation into election fraud accusations
It Appears There's a Huge Backlog at the Cleveland USPS Distribution Center Thanks to COVID
Kids' Letters From Postal Service's Operation Santa Capture Pandemic's Heartbreaking Impact
COVID-related mail delays at Post Office impacting businesses, residents across Tri-State
Have you noticed mail delays? Metro Detroit residents share their experiences
Delayed mail costing Kentucky jewelry store thousands, owner says
Customers using USPS say delayed packages are just 'sitting' in facilities
Neighbors Thank 'Eddie the Mailman,' Who Just Retired After 45 Years, By Gift-Wrapping a Mail Box
Alderman addresses the mail delivery problems in his ward
The USPS is still in big trouble under Biden
As winter and COVID-19 continue, postal workers grow concerned
Six South Bay Residents Indicted In Alleged Stolen Mail And Fraud Scheme
Members of Congress question postal service efficiency regarding election mail-in ballots
USPS Offers Reward for Information on Waltham Attacker
‘You Know You’re On Camera, Right?’: Porch Pirate Caught In The Act By Maple Shade Homeowner
Vargas v. DeJoy – No reasonable accommodation if no job available

December 9, 2020
Shocking video shows gunman open fire on FedEx driver in Brooklyn
VA partnership with Postal Inspection Service helps Veterans avoid scams
Chicago gunfire Leaves Bullet Hole In U.S. Postal Truck
Why Doesn’t The USPS Have Its Own Aircraft?
The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Electric Van Could Be the Answer to the US Postal Service’s Woes
The Postal Service will get us through the holidays
Covid wreaking havoc on postal service delivery times across the country
USPS investigating 19 undelivered packages found dumped in trash on Chicago’s South Side
New Black Heritage stamp will honor playwright August Wilson
Have you noticed mail delays? Metro Detroit residents share their experiences
Tampa Bay letter carriers demand more safety gear to ward off late-night delivery dangers
Chicago: USPS investigating 19 undelivered packages found dumped in trash can on South Side
Holiday rush in full swing at local USPS carrier
USPS wins wounded veteran employer award
Royal Oak postal carrier makes sure letters to Santa get responses
Gunfire Leaves Bullet Hole In U.S. Postal Truck In Englewood
Postal service in Louisville working to fix delays during peak holiday season
NPMHU: USPS reissues Essential Service Provider Letter to all employees and contractors

December 8, 2020
Small town PO, which closed suddenly without explanation, reopens suddenly, without explanation
IKEA is getting rid of its iconic catalog
USPS OIG: Keeping Postal Workers Safe During the Pandemic
Osceola family create parody video to thank postal service workers
Chicago Postal Worker Says Staffers Are Coming Down With COVID-19 And It’s Causing Mail Delays
Postal employees urged to use direct deposit
Reduced travel increases US Postal Service traffic during holidays
Video explains open season options
OIG: Assessment of the U.S. Postal Service’s Leased Trailers
APWU At ODDS with USPS on DOT Changes
NPMHU and USPS Reach Agreement on Reappointment Opportunities for MHAs Separated for Lack of Work
USPS announces stamp release dates
New USPS vice president – Finazzo to lead Central Area
Mailman throws away mail in Kelso, WA
USPS must deliver transparency to American public
Mount Greenwood residents outraged over slow service, mail piling up outside post office
USPS sees 40% increase in holiday package deliveries
Alleged ‘backdated’ ballots wouldn’t have been counted even if USPS claim were true
Birmingham post office experiencing delays due to COVID-19
Amazon warehouse limits causing sellers to run out of holiday products
Utah: USPS inundated with packages
Cleveland: USPS low on workers amid holiday season rush
Detroit: Trucks lined up outside USPS distribution center in Allen Park ("lined up as far as the eye can see")
Customers using USPS say delayed packages are just 'sitting' in Louisville facilities | USPS says delays are
being addressed

December 7, 2020
Pearl Harbor Day
USPS shipping and mail delivery issues continue as holiday gift shopping kicks into high gear
Post offices in Western Alaska close for weeks, delaying critical mail
The case that insured mail-in ballots would be counted
Colorado sheriff arrests multiple people for breaking into mailboxes
USPS says "Good attendance vital during pandemic"
Partnership with Postal Inspection Service helps Veterans avoid scams
COVID, staffing cited as strains on Postal Service in Maine

December 6, 2020
Trump blames ‘Democrat’ postal service for loss even though it’s run by GOP megadonor
Mail delivery restored in Clinton Township neighborhood
Deerfield residents pay tribute to mail carrier who died of COVID-19
Residents Say 30-50 trucks waiting to pick up and deliver mail at the Wolf Ledges Post Office
Mailbox bandits strike local neighborhood  Reminder That Nobody Is Immune To This’
A Look Back - St. Louis postal clerks had to wade through mountains of Christmas mail by hand
With 3 Billion Packages to Go, Online Shopping Faces Tough Holiday Test

December 5, 2020
Chicago: Residents see postal workers joking around while mail piles up
Pandemic rekindles interest in greeting cards
Postal truck hits the dragstrip
Signed, sealed and delivered: Napa postal worker to retire after 33 years
Ford Transit in running to become Post Office's next delivery vehicle
Bronx Man Charged with Scheme to Steal Checks from Mail Boxes and Defraud Banks
'Lost packages, delays' - USPS shipping and mail delivery issues continue as holiday gift shopping kicks into
high gear
37 Chicagoans’ mailed-in November ballots were sent on time but arrived too late to be counted
Post office supervisor happy as Santa's helper
USPS Inspection Service Asks For Assistance in Identifying Assailant Who Robbed and Shot at a USPS Letter
Carrier
USPS Operation Santa is Open Nationwide for Adopters!
Drug trafficker sent to prison for shipping cocaine via U.S. Mail
NPMHU Convention Postponed Until August 2022
Opioid crackdown deadline for international mail on brink of miss

December 4, 2020
Democrats Push to Fill Postal-Service Board Seats to Stymie DeJoy, Reverse Cuts
Chicago: USPS says there are no delays in Bronzeville; woman waiting on checks says there are
USPS delays the replacement of its aging delivery trucks yet again
Chicago: Outrage as mail piles up outside post office
Clinton Township: 'Days, sometimes even a week' without mail delivery
USPS delivery problems reported in Richmond: 'It's cram time now'
USPS not ready to part ways with deteriorating Grumman LLV postal trucks
USPS, FedEx prepare for holiday shipments and COVID-19 vaccine distribution
APWU wage Increase took effect on November 21
Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on evolving issues
USPS OIG – Affirmative Action Plan for Recruiting, Hiring, Advancing, and Retaining Persons with Disabilities
NAPS – A Holiday Season Like No Other

December 3, 2020
The 2021 Calendar of Post Offices and Places
USPS OIG: Fall 2020 Semiannual Report to Congress
A postal headache in Longton, Kansas
Santa is Angry in Norwegian Postal Service Commercial
Arbitrator Sustains APWU's Position on Clerk Craft Jurisdiction over Parcel Sorting Work
3 Chicago post offices open Sundays in December for holiday mail demand
Black Lives Matters Launches USPS Campaign, “Write Black Love Letters”
Oregon Post Office closed for Mercury leak
USPS offers reminder to employees about holiday gifts
Postal facilities should fly flags at half-staff on Dec. 7 for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
‘Dear Santa’ - Film about USPS program opens Dec. 4
Young author pens tribute to postal workers
USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program Update
USPS Delays Disenfranchised Thousands of Legally-Cast Ballots
UPS tells drivers to stop picking up packages from some major retailers, including Nike, Gap, and Macy's
Surprise! Your post office is closed

December 2, 2020
Postal Regulatory Commission lays out new rules for U.S. Postal Service
Postal Service says it won't enforce mask mandate in Maine
PRC busts the price cap, lawsuits sure to follow
Postal Service Delays Mail Truck Replacement Contract Again
Two New Jersey Men Charged in Theft of $6 Million in Postage for Online E-Commerce Business
Amazon seller duped USPS out of $6 million
USPS hiring for 1,700 positions throughout L.A. area
Chicago: More mail carriers coming to fix 'unacceptable' post office delays, congressman says
Law Firm Claims More Than 280K Pre-Marked Ballots Disappeared on Postal Truck in Pennsylvania  
Whistleblowers claiming USPS threw out, backdated ballots before election
Controversial postal chief poised to remain in Biden administration
Postal worker critically injured after speeding sedan slams into his ride in Brooklyn
Claim: New USPS whistleblower alleges almost 300,000 mail-in ballots 'disappeared' overnight
Whistleblowers, including USPS contractor, share firsthand accounts of election irregularities: 'I couldn't go to
my grave knowing'
Serial Fraudster Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Conspiring to Steal Mail, Stealing Benefits Under the
CARES Act, and Aggravated Identity Theft
COVID-19 Cases At Post Offices May Be To Blame For Spotty Mail Service In Riverdale And Several Other
Places
USPS is Closed Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021
Workhorse Falls as Postal Service Again Delays EV-Fleet Decision
Man suspected of threatening postal worker, deputies with weapons
USPS ‘hopeful’ freedom to set higher mail rates will increase revenue
OIG Audit: Are Go Anywhere HCR Services Effective in Meeting USPS Transportation Needs?

December 1, 2020
Austin: Search for suspects who robbed mail carrier in Cedar Park
Young girl releasing picture book after gratitude for postal workers goes viral
West Side neighborhood honors longtime USPS mailman during final route
Regulator Finalizes Plan to Enable Larger USPS Rate Hikes
Chicago: People are hurting: Residents upset after delays in mail delivery
APWU Members Give Their All in Labor 2020 Campaign
Video explains USPS Operation Santa
Elvin Mercado has been named Atlantic Area’s acting retail and delivery operations VP.
2021 TSP Contribution Limits
APWU – MVS Division Resolves National Dispute on Article 32.2 Vehicle Costs
Houston mailman held at gunpoint and robbed over his delivery
USPS is updating its Enterprise Leave Request Application to include scheduled leave
PRC Adopts Final Rules to Modify the Rate System for Classes of Market Dominant Products
Change-of-address requests suggest more than 90K have left San Francisco in the past six months - wonder
why?
West Springfield, VA post office has three employees contract COVID-19, USPS says
Cadbury’s Secret Santa returns - here’s how to secretly send chocolate to a loved one this Christmas
FSAs explained in video
New Jersey: Post office employees forced to work after COVID-19 exposure, union leaders say

November 30, 2020
Cyber Monday sales could reach $13 billion
Mail carrier randomly attacked in Waltham
I’m a scientist making a difference during the pandemic—as a letter carrier
“The most infamous Trump administration official who will remain after Trump leaves”: PMG Louis DeJoy
Texas: Police investigating robbery of USPS mail carrier, offering $50,000 reward
Postal employees reminded about Hatch Act rules
Loved and Lost: Jorge Vilchez, a postal worker, was family's Prince Charming and MacGyver
Police caution thieves are checking your mailbox before you
Postal service, FedEx, UPS gear up for unprecedented holiday shipping

November 29, 2020
Postal service, FedEx, UPS gear up for unprecedented holiday shipping
Waltham, MA Police warning residents after 10th unprovoked assault in city - postal employee attacked too
Mail carrier robbed in Cedar Park, TX suspects sought
USPS mail in SC processing slower than most of the nation, lawsuit data shows

November 28, 2020
NAPS Chat with House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney
A new documentary peeks inside the USPS’s Operation Santa program
How Amazon quietly built a shipping operation that rivals UPS
Boston: Route modified after attack on postal carrier after dark
Chicago: Serious mail delays in Edgewater and Rogers Park
Congressman urges PMG to offer more reflective gear, flashlights to USPS employees
USPS temporarily closes post office after robbery
Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period Nov. 28 - Dec. 25
USPS expects 1 billion packages this holiday season, Syracuse Police warn of porch pirates
Stay vigilant as pandemic infections rise
St. Louis: Postal Problems As People Don't Get Their Packages
U.S. appeals ruling that barred Postal Service changes before election
USPS ready to deliver holiday purchases
USPS submits 2021 Integrated Financial Plan to PRC

November 27, 2020
Mail carrier dodges bullet while fighting off armed robber
Whitmer proclaims Friday as Post Office Day, thanks front-line postal workers
Amazon to give $500 million in special holiday bonuses to front-line employees
Postal Service anticipates 'record year,' encourages early shipping
USPS wants to fill more than 100 city carrier assistants in Kentuckiana
Mail carriers start their deliveries before crack of dawn day after Thanksgiving
Alabama mail carrier surprises birthday boy with a gift
New documentary ‘Dear Santa’ peeks inside the USPS’s Operation Santa program

November 26, 2020
Thanksgiving Day
Postal Delay Adds to Problems at Would be Postal Truck Supplier
USPS lists shipping deadlines, estimates busiest days
Judge denies Postal Police union’s request for injunction against DeJoy, USPS
Mail carrier dodges bullet while fighting off armed robber  
New NALC/USPS Contract Would Eliminate MSP Scan Points on the Street
Late deliveries imperil postal workers on dark routes
USPS submits 2021 Integrated Financial Plan to PRC
Crist Urges Postmaster DeJoy To Address New Safety Issues For Postal Workers
Suspect wanted after mail carrier robbed in South Memphis

November 25, 2020
NALC, USPS reach tentative National Agreement
Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama file to hold unionization vote
2020 Open Season video
USPS peak preview – Season’s busiest period begins Dec. 14
Both USPS Management, Employees Fell Short in Pandemic Response, Says IG
Small Package Explodes at Venice Post Office
Mail Carrier’s Heavy-Lifting Limit Undercut Disability Bias Suit
Federal court denies Postal Police Officers Association's request concerning restrictions
USPS and Spotify partner to promote postal carrier stories
Amazon offers up to $3,000 signing bonus for new holiday hires
PMG DeJoy announces second USPS reorganization
Postal union leaders: Pandemic-driven mail decline emphasizes need for USPS aid
Cyber Monday shopping? USPS has you covered
With ballots behind it, the Postal Service is tackling letters to Santa

November 24, 2020
Amazon encouraging shoppers to pick up their packages at stores
Postal Inspectors Investigate Series of Mail Theft Complaints in Maryland
Kripsy Kreme Offering One Free Original Glazed Dozen to Delivery Drivers on Cyber Monday Nov. 30th
UPS and USPS Bracing for Historic Shipping and Delivery Season
Postal Service’s limit on business trips continues
Southern Area VP changes announced
The Postal Service’s training and conference properties are working to recoup lost revenue by serving
Thanksgiving dinners
PRC Issues Order Approving USPS Rate Increases for Market Dominant Products
Clerk Craft Prepares For National Arbitrations in December on Two Important Issues
Video: Mail thieves target gated townhomes in Houston
OIG: Employee Safety – Postal Service COVID-19 Response
OIG: Keep on Trackin’

November 23, 2020
VIDEO: How mail gets delivered to freighters on the Detroit River
Ask the I-Team: Are delivery drivers required to wear face masks?
Town of Steele Honors Longtime Postal Worker
USPS letter carrier stabbed in Memphis; investigators ask for public’s help to find suspect
Postal worker writes back kids’ letters to Santa
Postal Service Likely To Play Big Role In Georgia’s January Runoff
USPS files proposed 2021 rate increases with Parcel Regulatory Commission
Newslink: Options available for medical expenses

November 22, 2020
Bay Area artists set out to honor the post office. Then they got a cease and desist order
How Postal Workers Saved the Election
Spotted: Amazon robot maps sidewalks north of Seattle
We appreciate our Postal Service workers

November 21, 2020
U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Oversight of Mail Suspected of Containing Illicit Drugs at Postal Facilities
USPS OIG – Employee Safety – Postal Service COVID-19 Response
Department of Justice announces charges for 3 postal workers for stealing mail
$50,000 reward offered after Van Nuys USPS mail carrier robbed at gunpoint
Judge wants US postmaster to answer questions on delay in ballot sweep
$10,000 reward offered in stabbing of U.S. Postal Service letter carrier
Car crashes into downtown post office
'Great to be back': Temporary post office opens in former Kmart
USA Today: We sent 193 shipments. Here's what we learned
Hartford, CT Mail Processing Clerk Charged with Stealing Cash and Gift Cards from Letters
Massachusetts City Carrier Assistant Charged with Stealing Mail On at Least 21 Occasions
NY Letter Carrier Arrested And Charged With Failing To Deliver Over 1,300 Pieces Of Mail
Florida Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than 230 Pieces Of Mail
Chico, CA neighborhood mail stolen, all caught on camera

November 20, 2020
USPS 2020 Holiday TV Commercial
Illinois residents raise $11K to help pay postal worker's COVID-related medical bills
Las Vegas man pleads guilty to robbing USPS mail carriers
USPS – Transitioning to the future
Contractor for U.S. Postal Service in Southern California Pays $116,513 In Back Wages After U.S. Department of
Labor Finds Wage Violations
Send Your Packages Early This Holiday Season
Members of Congress thank New Hampshire postal workers
OIG report on the Postal Service’s Reclassified Financial Statements
APWU Members and Allies Continue Push to Save the Post Office
Health care ABCs
USPS Announces Promotions and Structural Modifications
U.S. postal worker dies in Monroe County, MI crash
Signed, sealed but delivered too late: Here’s how many mail ballots weren’t counted in South Florida
Effort underway to name post office after fallen soldier
USPS unveils “Dog Paw Program”, hopes to cut down on postal carrier dog attacks
Postal data shows Chicagoans moving out from downtown
Postage Stamp to Recognize Nisei Japanese American Soldiers of WW2

November 19, 2020
Interest Arbitration and Collective Bargaining Update
What your mail carriers really want as a thank you gift
Letter Carrier Robbed in Baltimore, Up to $50K Reward Offered
USPS sends seasonal mailer to customers
Understanding health coverage types
No merit to viral video targeting GT County’s Barlow Post Office
Tuscola postal worker undertaking task of spreading Christmas cheer
Mail carrier pepper-sprays dogs, woman under quarantine
Sweet postmaster still loves job at 90
USPS launches new dog paw program
NY postal worker charged, accused of dumping large amounts of mail in the woods
Mail Handlers to Receive Wage Increase Effective November 21, 2020
USPS debuts holiday-themed ad
OIG Audit: What Has Been the Inspection Service's Response to Mail Theft/Fraud During the COVID-19
Pandemic?

November 18, 2020
U.S. Postal Service Announces Upcoming 2021 Stamps
Sudden decision to close small Massachusetts town's post office takes residents by surprise
Bay Area postal workers rally to highlight 'over-the-top' workload as holidays approach
Postal workers call for support after a rough financial report
With holiday shipping ramping up, Maine APWU president calls for USPS to reverse course on changes
Video offers open season overview
USPS worker uses hearse to deliver mail in Tuscola
NAPS – PMG, USPS Executives Play the Blame Game
Thinking Inside and Outside the Box
Maine postal workers say 'enough is enough' | 'We just honestly can't afford to take anymore'
Pa. postal whistleblower placed on unpaid leave raises $233,000 on crowdfunding
Fact check: False claim about mail-in ballot delivery in South Florida
Former Washington postal employee sentenced to 27 months in prison for 7-year public assistance fraud
scheme and theft of mail
Texas man indicted in connection with armed robbery of mail carriers
Mailman, UPS Driver Carjacked In Baltimore Within 24 Hours

November 17, 2020
DeJoy teases service overhaul as USPS parcel volume grows 19%
Frayser apartment complex says post office isn't delivering residents' mail
Canada: Postal worker loses battle to wear engagement ring on the job
Parcel delivery backlog looming if shippers ignore upcoming US data requirements
Houston: Postal workers robbed of arrow keys in 4 holdups across city
USPS Announces New Domestic Competitive Prices for 2021
Fresno Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Assaulting a Postal Worker
For the First Time in 108 Years, Operation Santa is Nationwide!
20-year-old facing federal charges after USPS workers robbed
Amazon jumps into the pharmacy business with online prescription fulfillment
Love the Post Office? Join the Infrastructure Appreciation Society

November 16, 2020
Statement by President Rolando on the Postal Service's annual report for Fiscal Year 2020
USPS launches Operation Santa with new digital letter adoption
Maryland's mail delivery 'terrible,' among slowest in nation before Election Day
USPS supporters to call for action at Kalamazoo event
E-commerce May Not Be Enough to Save USPS
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s remarks from Nov. 13, 2020 open session meeting of the Board of
Governors

November 15, 2020
Former deputy PMG joins Biden USPS transition team
Postal data reveals mass exodus from NYC amid coronavirus, crime
Getting to Know Your Neighborhood Postman
Retired Postal Worker Wanda Tolbert Gives Away 50 Backpacks to Homeless at West Side Shelter
Georgia man sentenced to federal prison for distributing illegal drugs through mail
Retired Postal Worker Wanda Tolbert Gives Away 50 Backpacks To Homeless In Chicago
Thousands of mail-in postal votes in Butler County, Pa. feared because officials were in a hurry to deliver
replacements
Supreme Court rejects the Democrats’ offer to reintroduce the extension of the postal vote in Wisconsin
2021 Pay Dates and Leave Year

November 14, 2020
Honolulu: Thieves steal entire blue mail collection box from post office
Newburgh Heights postal worker helps to save a man's life
USPS to open temporary post office in south Minneapolis
Postmaster General Previews New Reforms as USPS Announces $9B Loss for 2020
Comer, Hice Seek Answers from USPS Inspector General Regarding Investigation into Whistleblower
Allegations
USPS offers Congress, Biden administration a shot at long-term postal reform
Open season changes announced
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s remarks from Nov. 13, 2020 open session meeting of the Board of
Governors
Switzerland's Post Office Division to Reinvent Itself as a 'Radical Digital Bank'
USPS to open temporary post office in south Minneapolis | Former Kmart
UPS and Postal Service brace for historic holiday shipping season
Put postal workers on the list of election heroes
Right-wing Project Veritas could face legal liability for postal worker’s ballot fraud allegations
Pandemic Accelerates USPS Mail and Package Trends
Holiday delivery: Post office, other couriers staff up for busy Christmas

November 13, 2020
Bay Area: Thieves Targeting Mail Trucks
USPS Hiring for Immediate Openings in Los Angeles, Santa Ana Districts
Dave Green left enduring marks at Ramona Post Office and on his route
Recycled mail Undeliverable material keeps homes warm
Pennsylvania Postal Worker Waffles on Election Fraud Claim
U.S. Postal Service Reports Fiscal Year 2020 Results
Legislators Seek Answers From USPS Inspector General Regarding Investigation Into Pennsylvania USPS
Employee Whistleblower Allegations
USPS Whistleblower Richard Hopkins Gives New Interview Detailing Coercion Tactics Used By Fed Agents
New Pennsylvania USPS Whistleblower Details Orders To Stop Delivering Pro-Trump Mail
Former Ohio postal carrier sentenced to prison for stealing, selling meth & marijuana contained in mail
packages
Greendale Postal Worker Thwarts Scam

November 12, 2020
Biden and the Postal Service: Why Conciliation Trumps Combat
Amazon delivery driver wedges van under a tunnel
USPS hiring across Inland Empire
USPS whistleblower denies report he recanted voter fraud claims | The USPS Whistleblower Saga Keeps
Getting Weirder
Online shopping surge could lead to holiday delivery delays
Update: Audio recording shows Pa. postal worker recanting ballot-tampering claim
USPS inspector general criticizes steps affecting delivery; postal worker reportedly recants election fraud
allegations
Dave Green left enduring marks at Ramona Post Office and on his route
French postal service to hire 9,000 workers for 'unprecedented' Christmas boom
USPS Whistleblower Told Agents Project Veritas Penned His Ballot-Tampering Claims | Marine and Afghan War
veteran suspended without pay
NALC Chief of Staff Sauber Named to Biden Transition Team
Use PostalEASE to change benefits
Lexington woman escapes police custody, steals postal truck

November 11, 2020
Veterans Day
Postal Service continues to receive thousands of ballots
PA postal worker admits fabricating allegations of ballot tampering, officials say
USPS, ShipMatrix sign parcel capacity assurance deal
Mail truck collision in Montecito
California Man Sentenced to over 3 Years in Prison for 10 Burglaries of Post Offices
Project Veritas: Postal Workers Told To Separate Ballots ‘To Be Back Dated’
Postal Service Inspectors Interview Erie, Pa. USPS ‘Postmark’ Whistleblower; Whistleblower to O’Keefe: ‘I Told
Them What I Told You’; Third Post Office Whistleblower: USPS Sorts Late-Ballots to Special Bins For Future
Counting
Video: Postal Worker Says He Did Not Recant Claims of Backdated Ballots
Family says WWII veteran's ID tags sent by mail are missing - 'The dog tags are out there somewhere.'
Drug Free USA in-person event first for PMG DeJoy
USPS offers corrected info for employees on Annual Leave Exchange
USPS, Sandboxx to help military families

November 10, 2020
Post Office Mum on Replacement for Aging Mail Truck
Protesters Gather Outside Erie Post Office
Postal Service suspends operations at Fosters Post Office after car crash
USPS OIG: Deployment of Operational Changes
Wounded Florida veteran Kolfage planning lawsuit against Postal Inspection Service
Meet the Philly Nonprofit Behind Those Viral Dancing Mailboxes
Mark Hamill, best known as Luke Skywalker, is plotting against PMG DeJoy
10 Republican attorney generals file amicus brief with US Supreme in Pennsylvania mail-in ballot case
Postal union statements on Presidential elections
PMG previews holiday delivery season in new video
USPS is Looking for Santa’s Helpers
CFC season – Rules about fundraising
USPS Loses Covid-Based Bid to Block In-Person Job Bias Testimony
Rolando appoints new NBA, RAA
Texas man charged with theft of over 100 pieces mail including absentee ballot
Folsom, LA officials speak out on problems with U.S. Postal Service
PA USPS carrier affidavit: ordered to deliver late ballots, supervisors backdated votes

November 9, 2020
Interest Arbitration and Collective Bargaining Update
USPS Health Benefit Open Season starts today
Special Delivery: Rural Residents Dress Up Their Mailboxes in Style
Amazon launching Flex Rewards program to attract more delivery drivers during logistics push
A federal investigation continues into the Traverse City Barlow Branch Post Office regarding accusations
made in a Project Veritas video
Postal Inspection Service warning about scams targeting veterans
USPS, ShipMatrix Sign Parcel Capacity Assurance Deal
OIG: Thanking America’s Veterans

November 8, 2020
Chicago brothers target COVID-19 stimulus checks in scheme to steal mail
NALC Statement on Presidential Election
Celebrating crowds cheer USPS workers after Biden declared winner | L.A.: Mail Truck Gets Champagne
Shower | Our mailman today. Thank you | Thank you postal workers | Heroes Welcome | Thank you Postal
Service | Oakland: Mini USPS mailbox dances
NPMHU National President Paul Hogrogian Statement on President-Elect Joseph R. Biden
Statement from APWU President Mark Dimondstein on the election of Joe Biden as U.S. President and Kamala
Harris as U.S. Vice President
Sen. Graham Silent on Biden Win after Trump Campaign Sends Affidavit from USPS Worker Citing 'Backdated
Ballots'
Sen. Graham vows to follow-up on affidavit from Penn. postal worker alleging election fraud
Pennsylvania mailman says he was ordered to collect late ballots
Nigel Farage says Trump would have ‘won by country mile’ without postal votes

November 7, 2020
USPS Delivered 40,000 Votes Nationwide on Thursday
2021 Pay Dates and Leave Year
USPS OIG – Deployment of Operational Changes by newly appointed Postmaster General DeJoy
APWU – Postal Workers’ Proud Role in Our Democracy
Amazon rolls out rewards program that makes it easier for drivers to get work
Postal Banking: A Bad Idea That is Very Much Alive
Postal Service Hiring For Lots of Jobs
UPDATE: PA-based USPS Whistleblower Richard Hopkins Comes Forward & Agrees to Testify
Postal Service blows court-ordered deadline to check for missing ballots. About 300,000 can't be traced
‘You got them Trump licks?’ Chicago brothers target COVID-19 stimulus checks in scheme to steal mail, feds
say
Editorial: Louis DeJoy must be investigated

November 6, 2020
Feds investigating series of post office break-ins before Election Day around Nashville
Fact checking the unfounded claim that USPS lost 300,000 ballots
Open Season is Coming – November 9 to December 14, 2020
Honoring veterans – Virtual ceremony features postal leaders
Time to Send Those Holiday Packages!
SUV crashes into Lawton post office
Viral video targets Traverse City post office; clerks refute claim of election tampering
USPS finds 1,700 ballots in Pennsylvania mail facilities after sweep
USPS ordered to sweep all processing facilities twice daily in states with ballot postmark extension
U.S. Postal Service Response to U.S. District Court Order
Judge 'shocked' USPS disregarded order for postal inspectors to search for undelivered ballots
USPS Says Thousands of Mail-In Ballots May Have Gone Missing

November 5, 2020
What’s really going on with the mail-in ballots the US Postal Service can’t trace
'Someone may have to pay a price': Judge lashes Postal Service for defying ballot order
Federal judge say he'll force PMG DeJoy to explain what happened
USPS says huge amount of mail-in ballots were not delivered
USPS Loses Covid-Based Bid to Block In-Person Job Bias Testimony
Protecting the mailstream
Center for Business & Public Policy releases two papers related to efficacy of “fully distributed cost” pricing
methods at USPS
USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Keeping Your Vehicle Clean
There’s no solid evidence of missing mail ballots, USPS court filing shows. Here’s what’s likely skewing the
data
Here's What Really Happened With Mail Ballots and USPS on Election Day
Supervisor at Fairfield Post Office used flashlight on phone to find and steal cash in the mail
Postal Service to continue extraordinary measures to deliver properly postmarked ballots through Saturday
Postal Service Has Until Thursday to Report Late-Vote Total
USPS ballot problems unlikely to change election outcomes in contested states
For the Postal Service, a Frantic Election Day Turns to Finger-Pointing the Day After
Michigan Postal Employee Says Supervisor Told Them To Back-date Mail-in Ballots Received After Election Day
Postal carrier arrested at Peace Bridge with mail in his trunk, including absentees
Charges for WNY Carrier
815 Mail-in Ballots Found in Texas Postal Service Sweeps
Postal Service data shows poor mail-in ballot delivery rate in key swing states, judge suggests Postmaster
General DeJoy might have to testify
Hundreds of mail-in ballots flagged due to signature issues in Miami-Dade

November 4, 2020
Judge orders USPS to search Florida facilities for mail-in ballots
Federal judge orders USPS to rush delivery of mail ballots as deadlines near
USPS disregards court order to conduct ballot sweeps in 12 postal districts after more than 300,000 ballots
cannot be traced
Republicans seek to sideline Pa. mail ballots that voters were allowed to fix
Supervisor at Fairfield Post Office Pleads Guilty to Stealing Cash from Mail
USPS Blames Pandemic for Pockets of Slowed Ballot Processing as Employee Coronavirus Cases Spike
Postal Agents Sweep Mail Facilities for Undelivered Ballots
USPS reminds employees of modified measures during pandemic
Mail Handlers Union president addresses COVID impacts, PMG’s “reforms”
Postal Service fails to meet deadline to sweep facilities for undelivered mail-in ballots
NPMHU president: COVID crisis is far from over
Supervisor at Fairfield, CT Post Office Pleads Guilty to Stealing Cash from Mail
USPS Has Modified Measures During Pandemic
Time to Send Those Holiday Packages! Do You Know What You Can and Can’t Send Through the Mail?
Postal Service says it can't meet judge's ballot order

November 3, 2020
The USPS is putting all resources toward delivering ballots. But the rest of the mail is piling up.
Statement of NALC President Fredric Rolando on Election Day Eve
Amazon reportedly planning new service for its rural deliveries
USPS truck goes up in flames mid-route in Sarasota County, everything inside destroyed in fire
Postal Agents Sweep Florida Mail Facilities for Undelivered Ballots
Miami-Dade: Post office still working on backlog of 180,000 pieces of mail, including some ballots
USPS teams up with FBI to provide biometrics at 100 post offices
On election eve, the USPS is struggling to deliver mail on time
Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet Nov. 13
OIG Audit: Are Scheduled Times and Hours for HCR Trips Accurate?
OIG: Election 2020
Oregon postal vehicle fire
USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Postmarking Election Ballots
Delivering integrity – Video message from PMG DeJoy
NPMHU Update shows USPS employee Covid statistics as of November 2, 2020
Director Spencer Creigh, Narrator Angela Bassett Deliver “Mailbox” PSA Video In Support of the U.S. Post
Office
A Long Tradition Of Mail-In Voting For Service Members, With Few Problems
The USPS and Blockchain Mail-in-Voting
Former postal worker admits to marijuana offense in Huntington
Package with 1979 postmark delivered to Md. suburb
Baldwin Demands USPS Reverse Directive Banning Postal Police Officers from Safeguarding Our Nation’s Mail
and Letter Carriers

November 2, 2020
Ohio mail carrier arrested and charged with delay of mail
Cape Coral FL USPS employee impacts lives beyond the mailbox
‘It’s going to be hell’: How brands are preparing for the logistical nightmare of holiday shipping
Cape Coral USPS employee impacts lives beyond the mailbox
Postal authorities to search Miami-area post offices after ballots found in mail pile up
CNN: USPS reports another drop in on-time movement of mail ballots two days before Election Day
Save the Post Office: Updates on the USPS Service Performance Reports
Flynn’s Federal Judge Now Believes He Has Power to Act as Postmaster General
Amazon making rural delivery push to cut out USPS
OPM: Postal Premium Rates for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
USPS employees can explore a variety of health, dental and vision coverage during open season
USPS teams up with FBI to provide biometrics at 100 post offices

November 1, 2020
Update: Lawsuits against DeJoy, USPS & Trump over mail delays and election mail
Updates on the USPS Service Performance Reports
Four Dozen Undelivered Ballots Found at Florida Post Office
Pandemic porch thieves stoop to new lows, swiping goods and emptying boxes
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TOP NEWS STORIES

NALC mourns the death of former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney

2.03.2021 -
NALC reports: Letter carriers lost a huge friend and champion this week with the death of John J. Sweeney, the
former president of the AFL-CIO, our national labor federation.

Lawmakers Renew Bipartisan Push to End Much Maligned Payments Toward Future USPS Retiree Health Care

2.02.2021 -
GovExec reports: "A bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers is once again pushing to remove mandatory
payments toward the health benefits for future U.S. Postal Service retirees, aiming to eliminate a controversial requirement  
upon which the cash-strapped mailing agency has defaulted for years." -
Another attempt being made - Lawmakers aim to
dissolve 'draconian' law

Branch 36 Member Anthony Puccio Passes Away

1.29.2021 -
NALC reports:  NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 82-year-old newly retired letter carrier Anthony Puccio, a
member of Branch 36 in New York City, passed away.

Recent letter carrier deaths from COVID-19

1.28.2021 -
NALC reports: The NALC has learned of an additional 13 letter carriers lost to COVID-19, four active and nine retired
members.

Ballot Ratification Update

1.26.2021 -
NALC reports: The original deadline for a ballot to be received and counted was February 16. Due to issues with
receiving ballots in several locations, this deadline has been extended to March 1.

Biden Will Make Entire 645K Federal Vehicle Fleet US-made Electric

1.25.2021 -
Electrek reports: "The US Post Office vehicles in particular are ripe for replacement, with the Gumman LLV, used by
the Post Office since the late 1980s, showing its age. These vehicles do short, consistent daily routes with a lot of starting and
stopping, which is an ideal application for electric vehicles. The US government has been running a bidding process for
several years to replace the LLV, though has pushed back the decision several times - likely in an attempt to get more serious
alternative-fuel bids." -
USPS is about to plug into electric mail vehicles - Workhorse Stock Gains

Settlement Reached on Holiday Schedule Pecking Order Grievance

1.22.2021 -
NALC reports: A settlement has been reached between NALC and USPS regarding national-level grievance Q11N-4Q-
14270600

Didn’t Receive a Ratification Ballot?

1.22.2021 -
NALC reports: Beginning on Jan. 11, every active letter carrier eligible to vote in the contract ratification election
was mailed a copy of the proposed 2019-2023 National Agreement between NALC and USPS.

Recent letter carrier deaths from COVID-19

1.12.2021 -
NALC reports: It is with sadness that NALC reports on the deaths of the following city letter carriers.

Statement of NALC President Fred Rolando on Yesterday’s Events in Washington

1.7.2021 -
NALC reports: “Yesterday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, just steps from our headquarters, was a disgraceful betrayal of
our democracy, our elected officials and the law enforcement personnel who protect them."

PMG DeJoy Calls for New 'Tone' for USPS

1.06.2021 -
Linn's Stamp News reports: "In a Jan. 4 address to postal employees, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy appeared to
be setting the stage for major changes in the way the United States Postal Service operates. "As we begin the new year, I want
us to set a new tone," he said in a video message. "I want to put our organization and every employee in a better position to
succeed," he said." -
Video

117th Congress convenes

1.3.2021 -
NALC reports: Today, the House of Representatives and Senate convened the 117th Congress in-person, following
months of operating remotely and voting by proxy due to COVID-19.

Recent letter carrier deaths from COVID-19

12.30.2020 -
NALC reports: It is with deep sorrow that the NALC shares the loss of an additional six active letter carriers and
one retiree who have succumbed to coronavirus.

President Rolando announces Ballot Committee

12.29.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC President Fredric Rolando has appointed a Ballot Committee to monitor and observe the
dispatch, receipt, and tabulation of the ballots in the upcoming ratification election of the proposed 2019-2023 National
Agreement between NALC and USPS.

CDC Panel Designates USPS Workers as Next in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine

12.26.2020 -
GovExec reports: "Postal Service employees are now slated to be in Phase 1b of vaccine distribution, as part of 49
million individuals older than 75 or part of the non-health care frontline essential workforce. The Center for Disease Control
and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made its recommendation in a 13-1 vote, noting USPS workers
were part of a group "critical to the functioning of society."

COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until March 26, 2021

12.22.2020 -
NALC reports: By joint agreement (M-01932), several COVID related memorandums of understanding have been
further extended through March 26, 2021.

Postal Service Pulling out All Stops to Meet Seasonal Volumes Amid Pandemic

12.15.2020 -
USPS reports: "While every year the Postal Service carefully plans for peak holiday season, a historic record of
holiday volume compounded by a temporary employee shortage due to the COVID-19 surge, and capacity challenges with
airlifts and trucking for moving this historic volume of mail are leading to temporary delays. These challenges are being felt by
shippers across the board." -
Truckers are behind the scenes of the current mail crisis and it doesn’t look good  - Potential
nor'easter could exacerbate delays - We are slammed like never before

Recent letter carrier deaths from COVID-19 and other causes

12.15.2020 -
NALC reports: It is with sadness that NALC reports on the deaths of the following city letter carriers.

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando

12.3.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has issued his latest statement to letter carriers covering several evolving issues

USPS 'hopeful' freedom to set higher mail rates will increase revenue

12.1.2020 -
Federal News Network reports: "The Postal Service is on track to receive more pricing flexibility for its mail rates, a
move that its leadership says will put the agency on firmer financial footing. The Postal Regulatory Commission released a final
rule Monday that would keep a price cap on market-dominant products like first-class mail, but would base the cap on changes
in mail density and retirement costs." -
Order (PDF)

NALC, USPS Reach Tentative National Agreement

11.25.2020 -
NALC reports: "The 2019 National Agreement will last 44 months, covering the period from September 20, 2019, to
May 20, 2023. The agreement provides four annual general wage increases and seven cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs). In
addition, effective Nov. 19, 2022, a new top step (Step P) will be added to the career letter carrier pay scales, which will be
$444 annually greater than Step O. The agreement also provides for the automatic conversion of city carrier assistants (CCAs)
to career status no later than after 24 months of relative standing, providing full fringe benefits and peace of mind to non-
career carriers. It also maintains existing protections against subcontracting and layoffs." -
NALC Bulletin (PDF)

NALC, USPS reach tentative National Agreement

11.25.2020 -
NALC reports: Statement from President Rolando.

Interest Arbitration and Collective Bargaining Update

11.18.2020 -
NALC reports: The parties have agreed to reschedule interest arbitration hearing days originally scheduled this
week.

Postmaster General Previews New Reforms as USPS Announces $9B Loss for 2020

11.14.2020 -
GovExec reports: "With the spotlight of the 2020 election behind him, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will seek to
reinstitute operational and workforce changes that he said are necessary to put USPS on firmer financial footing." -
The USPS
Lost $9 Billion. Here's Why That Matters

USPS Reports Fiscal Year 2020 Results

11.13.2020 -
PR Newswire reports: "As a result of the pandemic, and to a lesser extent, secular mail declines, the Postal
Service's volume from mail services, its largest sales category, declined significantly for the full year, as First-Class Mail
declined 2.3 billion pieces, or 4.2 percent, and Marketing Mail declined 11.5 billion pieces, or 15.2 percent. Mail volume began
to show slight improvement in the last few weeks of the year, although this was driven in part by the temporary surge in
political and election mail associated with the recent general election cycle. Net loss for the year was $9.2 billion, an increase
of $363 million compared to 2019. Controllable loss was $3.8 billion, an increase of $334 million compared to the prior year." -
COVID-19 Weighs on Postal Finances - USPS Offers Congress, Biden administration a shot at long-term postal reform

Statement by President Rolando on the Postal Service's annual report for Fiscal Year 2020

11.13.2020 -
NALC reports: The Postal Service has shown this year that it is "indispensable to the country."

Rolando appoints new NBA, RAA

11.9.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC President Fredric Rolando appointed a new national business agent (NBA) and regional
administrative assistant (RAA) after Region 12 NBA Dave Napadano retired this month.

Interest Arbitration and Collective Bargaining Update

11.9.2020 -
NALC reports: The remaining interest arbitration hearing dates are scheduled this week and next week.

Crowds Cheer Postal Workers After Biden Announced Winner

11.08.2020 -
PostalMag.com reports: The news broke on the streets at about 11:00AM on Saturday, November 7th that news
organizations had announced Joe Biden as winner of the 2020 presidential election. In major cities, people took to the streets
to celebrate, and some postal workers found themselves in the middle of the celebrations

NALC Statement on Presidential Election

11.7.2020 -
NALC reports: On behalf of the National Association of Letter Carriers, which represents 285,000 active and retired
letter carriers around the country, we congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their
victory today.

Statement of NALC President Fredric Rolando on Election Day Eve

11.2.2020 -
NALC reports: Nearly one hundred million early votes have been cast, two-thirds of which have been delivered by
the Postal Service and letter carriers.

Interest Arbitration Update

10.28.2020 -
NALC reports: This week, NALC and USPS have continued with interest arbitration hearings each day to resolve
the impasse over the 2019 collective bargaining agreement.

Despite Struggling With Widespread Mail Delays, USPS is Processing More Ballots on Time

10.26.2020 -
GovExec reports: "For now, the efforts appear to be paying dividends: for the week Oct. 16, USPS processed 96%
of in-bound ballots and 97% of outbound ballots on time. That is up from 87% and 94%, respectively, one month prior and marks
a fairly consistent rise, according to data USPS made public in a recent court filing."

USPS Delivering More Mail On Time After Walking Back DeJoy's Reforms

10.15.2020 -
GovExec reports: "On-time delivery of First-Class mail--which included regular letters and other non-"junk"
pieces--still remains far below its 2020 high point of around 93% before the novel coronavirus pandemic took hold and the 92%
on-time delivery rate USPS saw over the summer before DeJoy's changes went into effect. Still, some observers see the
recent rollbacks of the postmaster general's initiatives as responsible for the Postal Service's recent improved performance."

Lump Sum Terminal Leave Payment for 2021

10.15.2020 -
NALC reports: On September 3, 2020 the NALC and the Postal Service agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding
(M-01928 in the NALC Materials Reference System)

Great Postal Strike 50th anniversary dinner update

10.13.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC has postponed the Great Postal Strike 50th anniversary dinner until it is safe to hold the event.

Election mail task force update for letter carriers

10.1.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC and the other postal unions and management associations continue to meet with the Postal
Service to prepare for the anticipated increase in election mail this fall.

USPS instructs employees to restore extra mail trips and some processing machines

9.25.2020 -
GovExec reports: "The U.S. Postal Service has informed employees they should restart late and extra trips between
facilities and reconnect some processing equipment as the agency attempts to come in compliance with a national injunction
aimed at rolling back widespread mail delays ahead of the election." -
The USPS claimed it can't restore some mail sorting
machines because it 'dismantled' them

USPS elects not to implement payroll tax deferral

9.23.2020 -
NALC reports: The Postal Service has notified NALC that it will not implement the temporary employee payroll tax
deferral established by a recent Presidential Executive Order.

Election mail task force update

9.23.2020 -
NALC reports: Over the past several months, there has been a concerted effort by some to cast doubt on the
security of vote by mail and on the ability of the Postal Service to meet the expected surge in vote by mail this year.

LA Times: Rigid Dispatch Schedules Brought Postal Chaos

9.21.2020 -
LA Times reports: "Workers who spoke to The Times described troubling details about how the rigid schedules
have played out: Some trucks have traveled empty, and mail left behind has accumulated at massive processing centers,
creating backlogs in a system that is not designed to store mail."

COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until End of Year

9.18.2020 -
NALC reports: By joint agreement (M-01929), several COVID related memorandums of understanding have been
further extended through December 31, 2020.

DOL revises the definition of intermittent FMLA leave under the FFCRA

9.17.2020 -
NALC reports: On April 1, 2020, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued the implementing regulations pertaining to
the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Washington Post: Newly revealed USPS documents show an agency struggling to manage Trump, Amazon and the pandemic

9.17.2020 -
Washington Post reports: "The documents, which mostly span March and April, depict an agency in distress, as its
deteriorating finances collided with a public-health emergency and a looming election that would be heavily reliant on
absentee ballots. During that period, the USPS occasionally relied on the legal counsel of well-connected Republicans,
including Stefan C. Passantino, who once served as a top White House lawyer under President Trump." -
American Oversight
published Megan Brennan emails in August (used by Washington Post story) - White House axed plan to send five masks to
every household

Postal Employees Skeptical as Top Officials Testify They Were 'Appalled' Over Mail Delays

9.16.2020 -
GovExec reports: "Top U.S. Postal Service officials testified in court on Wednesday they were "appalled" and
"concerned" about decisions made at the local level that led to widespread mail delays, though employees on the front lines
said the late deliveries were a result only of workers following direction from headquarters."

Tell the Senate to provide USPS Covid Relief: Call Your Senator Now

9.10.2022 -
NALC reports: The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would provide $25 billion in financial relief
to the Postal Service. Now it’s up to the Senate to take action.

More Headlines for PMG DeJoy

9.07.2020 - Multiple news agencies are reporting on a Washington Post article that accuses PMG DeJoy of reimbursing former
employees for GOP donations.
DeJoy spokesman Monty Hagler told the Post that DeJoy consulted a former Federal Election Commission general counsel to
ensure that he "complied with any and all laws" and that DeJoy was "never notified" about employees feeling pressured, and
several employees told the Post on the record they didn't feel pressured and bonuses were "rigid and well-established."
(Forbes)
CNN Headline: Washington Post: DeJoy Reimbursed Former Employees for GOP Donations | The Hill: Schumer Calls for
Investigation | NYT: Arrangement described by 3 former employees; 2 executives say they never heard of such an
arrangement | Bloomberg: Democratic AGs demand probe | House Dems Demand DeJoy's Immediate Suspension and Launch
Probe | Trump Supports Probe | Trump says DeJoy should lose his job if fundraising allegations are proven

For Leave Year 2021, Maximum Annual Leave Carryover Amount Increased from 440 Hours to 520 Hours

9.3.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that increases
the maximum allowable annual leave carryover amounts outlined in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM).

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Impact on Retirement and Thrift Savings Plan

9.1.2020 -
NALC reports: The NALC has received notification from the Postal Service that leave taken under the Families First
Coronavirus Response Act is not eligible for retirement and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) deductions.

USPS - SER initiative update

9.1.2020 -
NALC reports: On July 31, 2020, USPS notified NALC of a new delivery initiative titled the Post Office Sortation
Equipment Rationalization (SER)

National-Level Grievance over Expedited Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS) Settled

9.1.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC and the Postal Service have settled national-level case Q16N-4Q-C 20345187 concerning the
Postal Service’s implementation of a test of the delivery initiative entitled Expedited Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS).

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando

8.31.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has issued his latest statement to letter carriers covering several evolving issues

NALC responds to Hurricane Laura and California Fires

8.28.2020 -
NALC reports: To our brothers and sisters in the areas that have been impacted by Hurricane Laura or the California
fires, we need your help to make sure that we are notified of the needs of our membership in these areas.

Texas letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

8.25.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 56-year-old letter carrier Paulino Huerta III, a member of
Branch 2562, passed away Monday, August 24, from complications related to coronavirus.

Postmaster General blames inaction from Congress for USPS financial problems

8.24.2020 -
Federal News Network reports: "Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told House lawmakers on Monday that the Postal
Service hasn't adjusted as quickly as expected to ongoing efforts to cut late and extra trips between mail processing facilities
and local post offices, resulting in mail delays." -
C-SPAN Video - Oral Statement of USPS Board of Governors Chairman -
Updates: DeJoy Spars With Democrats

House Passes Delivering for America Act in Unprecedented Vote

8.22.2020 -
NALC reports: Today, the House of Representatives made their way back to Washington on a Saturday during
August recess, during a pandemic, to pass the Delivering for America Act (H.R. 8015).

DeJoy Testifies Before Congress, Commits to Delivering Election Mail on Time

8.21.2020 -
NBC News reports: "Postmaster General Louis DeJoy committed to delivering ballots and election mail on time in
testimony before the U.S. Senate on Friday, his first public statement since the U.S. Postal Service has come under intense
scrutiny for extensive mail delays." -
C-SPAN Video - USPS Chief: Election mail will be handled securely and on time - WSJ - The
Guardian - NPR - Sen. Rosen Grills DeJoy - Sen. Carper Yells Expletives - Sen. Lankford: Post office's woes not caused by
COVID

Branch 373 member passes away from coronavirus

8.21.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 68-year-old retired letter carrier Melvin Stahmer, a member of
Branch 373 in Iowa City, IA, recently passed away from complications related to COVID-19.

Boston letter carrier passes away while delivering his route

8.21.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 54-year old letter carrier and Branch 34 member James Wu
passed away August 18, 2020, while delivering his route.

READ: House Democrats Release Revised USPS Bill, Tout More Than 200 Sponsors

8.20.2020 -
CNN reports: "House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney of New York officially released Wednesday the House
Democrats' US Postal Service proposal, which the chamber will vote on in an unusual Saturday session, touting the more than
200 members of Congress who have co-sponsored the legislation." -
NALC: House Voting on Postal Relief This Weekend

House voting on USPS relief this weekend: Call your rep and urge “Yes” vote

8.19.2020 -
NALC reports: The House of Representatives is returning from August recess to vote on a bill that would provide
$25 billion in financial relief to the Postal Service.

Statement of NALC President Fredric v. Rolando on Joint Covid-19 Election Integrity Task Force

8.18.2020 -
NALC reports: Today, I am pleased to announce that the NALC will begin working with the Postal Service in a joint
labor management task force to meet the challenges posed by the Covid-19 virus with regard to handling of election mail.

NALC files national-level grievance regarding Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation

8.17.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC initiated a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service's unilateral implementation of
the delivery initiative called Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation (SER).

Postal Service Backs Down as 20 States Sue

8.14.2020 -
CNN reports: "Embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy reversed course Tuesday, saying that all changes being
made to the Postal Service would be suspended until after the November 3 election, just as 20 Democratic states announced
plans to file federal lawsuits. DeJoy said that some of the deferred decisions mean that retail hours at post offices will not
change, mail processing equipment and blue collection boxes will remain in place and no mail processing facilities will be
closed."
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Statement - NYT - WSJ - CNBC

USPS Chief Acknowledges 'Unintended Consequences' of Policy Changes

8.14.2020 -
CNN reports: "Postmaster General Louis DeJoy acknowledged to United States Postal Service employees this week
that recent procedural changes have had "unintended consequences," but described them as necessary. "Unfortunately, this
transformative initiative has had unintended consequences that impacted our overall service levels," DeJoy wrote in a memo
sent this week and obtained by CNN." -
Letter: Path Forward

Moraga, CA Letter Carrier Thaddeus Tito Brantley passes away while delivering his route

8.13.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that letter carrier Thaddeus Tito Brantley passed away

NALC endorses Biden-Harris

8.13.2020 -
NALC reports: Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), released the
following statement regarding the NALC Executive Council’s endorsement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and
vice president of the United States.

Branch 36 letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

8.13.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 48-year-old letter carrier Michael Hunt Sr., a member of Branch
36 in New York City, passed away Tuesday, August 11, from complications related to coronavirus.

The 2020 General Election: America Can Count on the U.S. Postal Service

8.12.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC has created a new fact sheet on The 2020 General Election: America Can Count on the U.S.
Postal Service.

USPS REALIGNS ITS ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

8.12.2020 -
NALC reports: Over the next several weeks, the Postal Service will transition to a new organizational structure
consisting of three separate operating sectors: Retail & Delivery, Logistics and Processing, and Commerce.

House Oversight chair introduces bill to reverse organizational changes at USPS

8.12.2020 -
CNN reports: "The Delivering for America Act, introduced by House Oversight and Reform chairwoman Carolyn
Maloney of New York, is the latest action over the agency's cutbacks and slow mail service ahead of the 2020 election in
November that is already upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a Republican donor and ally
to the President, on Friday announced a hiring freeze on leadership positions in the agency and a reorganization of top
leaders." -
Forbes

USPS Announces Major Restructuring

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

USPS Requesting VERA for Non-Bargaining Employees

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

NALC files national-level grievance regarding USPS delivery initiative

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

Democrats Demand USPS Reverse Rules Slowing Delivery

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

USPS looks to reduce letter carriers’ casing equipment

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

Branch 450 gold card member passes away from coronavirus

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

House panel calls new postal chief to explain delays

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

Phoenix letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

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

Statement from NALC on Service Issues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USPS to initiate office activities study

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

DeJoy Issues Statement on Operational Excellence

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

Reno Letter Carrier Eugene Arao dies after being struck by lightning

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

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

NALC: USPS Announces New ESAS Delivery Initiative Test

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

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

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

COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until Late September

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

Branch 385 member passes away from coronavirus

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

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Provide $25 Billion to USPS

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

Bipartisan Postal Relief Bill Introduced in Senate

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

Branch 1081 member passes away from coronavirus

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

USPS Retreats From Dire Financial Forecast

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

M-01923 Consolidated Casing Update

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

USPS gets new leader as it deals with big financial concerns

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

2020 Stamp Out Hunger Donor Drive

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

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

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

Consolidated Casing Grievance Settled

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

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

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

Update regarding Branch Elections

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

Pressure for USPS Funding Ramps Up as Budget Outlook Worsens

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

Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman Resigns

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

Chicago letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

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

Interest Arbitration dates scheduled

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

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

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

House introduces fourth major response package to pandemic

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

USPS board set to lose quorum as deputy postmaster general resigns

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

Pandemic forces cancellation of the Honolulu Convention

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

NALC's statement on USPS Q2 financial report

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

USPS Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

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

Pennsylvania letter carrier passes away while delivering his route

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

NYC letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

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

South Hackensack, NJ letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

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

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

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

Top Republican Fundraiser and Trump Ally Named Postmaster General

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

NALC letter to USPS Board of Governors’ regarding legislative relief

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

Bipartisan poll demonstrates overwhelming support of direct funding to USPS

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

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

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

Letter carrier deaths due to coronavirus now up to 10

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

Indianapolis Letter Carrier Angela Summers killed on her route

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

NALC commemorates Workers Memorial Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COVID-19

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

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

Click here to find your senators and representative

Branch bi-weekly dues rosters

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

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

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

Pasadena, TX letter carrier passes away

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

President Trump is Being Misinformed About the Postal Service

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

Scarsdale, NY letter carrier passes way

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

Lawmakers Renew Their Plea for a Postal Service Bailout

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

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

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

Manhattan letter carrier passes way

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

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

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

Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive Postponed

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

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

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

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

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

Bronx letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

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

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

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

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

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

OLMS advisory on LM filings

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

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

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

NPMHU: 13 Postal Employees Have COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

NALC Bulletin: Coronavirus precautions

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

NY: Two White Plains USPS Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

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

APWU Has a New Contract

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

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

Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA)

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

Full Award (PDF) - Dimondstein Video


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

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

USPS preps for coronavirus with updated pandemic flu plan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The NALC Veterans Guide is now available

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

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

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

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

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

USPS Reports 1st Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

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

USPS Fairness Act passes House

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

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

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

Nolan selected as neutral arbitrator

2.5.2020 -
NALC reports: A neutral arbitrator has been selected

Resources on CCA to PTF Conversion

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

Mail Handlers, USPS Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

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

CCAs With 30 Months Will Be Converted to Career Status

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

USPS Overstated Savings of Workforce Shift While Turnover Increased

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

USPS Releases Five-Year Business Plan

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

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

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

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

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

Houston letter carrier shot on his route

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

PMG Brennan to Delay Planned Jan. 31 Retirement From USPS

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

USPS Could Privatize As Early As Next Year

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

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

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

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

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

Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

11.27.2019 - NALC reports: Information for 2019

Update on Contract Negotiations

11.22.2019 -
NALC reports: Update on the 2019 contract negotiations

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

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

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

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

Decision in Pay Consolidation Case

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

Case Consolidation Lawsuit Dismissed

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

Six carriers honored as NALC's Heroes of the Year

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

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

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

Post Office Fiddles While Its Mail Trucks Burn

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

NALC mourns passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings

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

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

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

USPS Announces Retirement of PMG Brennan

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

PMG Brennan announces retirement

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

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

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

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

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

Update on NALC’s Case Consolidation Lawsuit

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

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

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

U.S. to remain in the Universal Postal Union

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NALC responds to Tropical Storm Imelda

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

NALC and the labor movement fight for human rights

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

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

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

Letter carrier Mary Granados killed in Odessa, Texas

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

NALC Files Lawsuit on Consolidated Casing Initiative

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

NALC responds to Hurricane Dorian

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

Connecticut letter carrier killed on his route

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

USPS Fairness Act reaches bipartisan majority

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

NALC Legislative Action Center unveiled

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

Rap Session held in Denver

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

Seventh COLA set at $624

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

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

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

Statement on Postal Service's 2019 Q3 Financial Report

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

NRLCA-USPS National Agreement Has Been RATIFIED

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

Postal Supervisors Sue for Better Pay

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

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

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

Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive a resounding success

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

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

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

NALC, USPS formally open 2019 bargaining talks

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

Letter Carrier Resource Guide is available online

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

Louisiana letter carrier killed on his route

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

Mail Processing Overtime Audit Finds USPS Way Over Plan

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

Postal Service Wants to Slash Benefits for Postal Workers

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

House resolution supporting door delivery reaches majority of support

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

2020 NALC Leadership Academy Application period is open

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

NRLCA Reaches Tentative Agreement With USPS for Three-Year Contract

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

New Model Mail Truck Catches on Fire in Houston

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

USPS Reports $2.1 Billion Loss for Second Quarter 2019

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

Statement on Postal Service’s 2019 Q2 Financial Report

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

Latest News and Updates

Branch Officers Training set for Cleveland, New Orleans

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

Thank a veteran

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

House Committee Hearing on the Financial Condition of the Postal Service

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

Bipartisan legislation introduced to repeal USPS pre-funding mandate

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

NALC files two national level grievances

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

New Mexico carrier killed on his route

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

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

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

USPS Cuts 10K Positions After Five Years of Job Growth

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

PRC Releases Report on USPS Financial Condition

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

2018 NALC election results upheld by Department of Labor

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

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

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

APWU Enters Mediation

4.10.2019 -
APWU reports: "In our continuing efforts to get the contract the members deserve, the APWU invoked mediation on
April 3, 2019 - sending a letter to the Acting Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and to the Postal
Service. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is a federal agency that provides public and private-sector
labor-management mediation, and by law it is responsible for facilitating the APWU's demand for mediation with the Postal
Service."

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

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

Join Team NALC Rolando for MDA

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

NALC responds to Flooding in Midwest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RI-399 Monetary Settlement Distribution

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

Rap session to be held on Aug. 11 in Denver

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

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

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

The price of 'Forever' stamps just went up

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

USPS expands Wounded Warriors Leave

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

The FSS Slows, and the Red Ink Flows

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