Sunday, November 24, 2019

Ashland Post Office shut down

Ashland Post Office shut down

Article Snip: "... On Oct. 7, following further investigation by the postal service’s manager of safety, it was determined that all basement employees be moved to the Hopkinton Post Office while a permanent solution was developed, Doherty said last week. Seventeen Ashland mail carriers and two clerks were moved at that time...But some employees who had continued to work at the building expressed concern over whether they’re being put in harm’s way///"


Article Resource: www.metrowestdailynews.com

Sunday, September 8, 2019

50 Homemade M-80s Intercepted by Postal Workers in Virginia; North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty

50 Homemade M-80s Intercepted by Postal Workers in Virginia; North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty

Article Snip: "...intercepted by postal workers in Gainesville, Virginia, who had spotted suspicious tubes and wires inside the mail parcel. The devices were at risk of exploding and killing postal workers if mishandled or dropped ..."


Article Resource: www.nbcwashington.com

Sunday, August 4, 2019

North Bergen man arrested after knocking out postal worker in parking lot, feds say

North Bergen man arrested after knocking out postal worker in parking lot, feds say

Article Snip: "... accosted a postal worker who was unloading parcels from his postal vehicle, authorities said. The documents allege Perez “swung his fist repeatedly toward the victim,” struck the victim..."


Article Resource: www.nj.com

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Montgomery postal contract drivers win back pay, benefits

Montgomery postal delivery workers win back pay, benefits

Article Snip: "... Investigators say Postal Fleet Services failed to pay drivers the prevailing rates for contract work performed for the U.S. Postal Service to haul mail in Montgomery and Tupelo, Mississippi..."


Article Resource: www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Looking for a Job? The US Postal Service is Hiring

Looking for a Job? The US Postal Service is Hiring

Article Snip: "...Among the job opportunities include positions such as city transport assistants, automotive technicians, mail handlers, mail handler assistants and more ..."


Article Resource: www.nbclosangeles.com

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Vestavia Hills, Alabama: Some residents say they have not received mail in days

Some Vestavia Hills residents say they have not received mail in days

Article Snip: "...Chad Sizemore, a local resident, says that he has opened six different cases with the USPS when he has not received mail. Even still, the problem persists. "In the first part of December, we would go 2-3 days without mail ..."


Article Resource: www.cbs42.com

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Postal worker died after fight delivering mail, deputies say. Investigation ongoing

Postal worker died after fight delivering mail, deputies say. Investigation ongoing

Article Snip: "...No arrests have been made. Witnesses told detectives that Santoya, who worked as a rural route mail carrier, got into an argument with a work crew that had parked in front of a mailbox. Witnesses said the work crew moved their vehicle away from the mailbox once Santoya arrived, but the argument escalated Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article223399075.html#storylink=cpy ..."


Article Resource: www.sacbee.com

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Postal Task Force Recommends Eliminating Workers' Rights to Bargain Over Pay

Postal Task Force Recommends Eliminating Workers' Rights to Bargain Over Pay

Article Snip: "... President Trump’s postal reform task force recommended on Tuesday that the U.S. Postal Service eliminate the ability of employees to negotiate over compensation ... onerous labor costs, both in compensation and retiree health benefits..."


Article Resource: www.govexec.com

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Arrests made after U.S. Postal workers at Aurora post office bound with zip ties, robbed

Arrests made after U.S. Postal workers at Aurora post office bound with zip ties, robbed

Article Snip: "...A man and a woman have been arrested for investigation of robbing the Buckingham Plaza Post Office in Aurora after one of them allegedly bound postal workers with zip ties Thursday afternoon and robbed cash registers ..."


Article Resource: www.denverpost.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

USPS wants to raise rates for Amazon last-mile delivery 9-12%

USPS wants to raise rates for Amazon last-mile delivery 9-12% amid pressure from Trump to increase revenue

Article Snip: "... Postal Service plans to raise rates for the Parcel Select service used by Amazon, FedEx, and UPS by 9.1 to 12.3 percent, according to a new filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission. Parcel select is the last-mile service that gets packages...spokesperson for USPS said the price increases are not in response to pressure from Trump..."


Article Resource: www.geekwire.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Baton Rouge resident reports mail in storm drain; Postal Service officials investigate

Baton Rouge resident reports mail in storm drain; Postal Service officials investigate

Article Snip: "... When she looked out, she saw a man stuffing the mail into a drain. She went outside and took a picture of the mail before reporting it to the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. Investigators have since followed up with her and other neighbors, she said..."


Article Resource: www.theadvocate.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Postal board finally receives three nominees to fill vacant posts

Postal board finally receives three nominees to fill vacant posts

Article Snip: "...At one time, postal governors were not supposed to have first-hand knowledge of postal operations. Williams retired from the inspector general’s job Feb. 10, 2016, having served as the agency’s second independent inspector general from 2003. As an appointee of the Board of Governors, Williams oversaw more than 1,125 workers who conducted audits and investigations of the postal workforce. That gave him oversight of all postal operations ..."


Article Resource: www.linns.com

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Facebook Posting Leads to Postal Worker Indictment

Facebook Posting Leads to Postal Worker Indictment

Article Snip: "...According to prosecutors, xxxxxxxx, who lived and worked in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area until moving to New Jersey in April 2013, claimed he injured his right wrist in an icy fall while delivering mail in February 2008. He has not returned to work in his mail carrier position since that time ..."


Article Resource: www.fedsmith.com

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The TSP and Federal Employees

The TSP and Federal Employees

Article Snip: "...The lowest reported balance in the TSP was $50, and the highest was $7,000,000. A total of 66 respondents said they have over $1 million saved in their TSP accounts. Many others were well on their way to hitting the $1 million mark; 34 respondents had a balance of between $900,000 and less than $1 million ..."


Article Resource: www.fedsmith.com

Monday, August 14, 2017

How the Postal Service tried to swing the election for Hillary Clinton

OPINION

How the Postal Service tried to swing the election for Hillary Clinton

Article Snip: "...The Washington Post recently reported that the "Postal Service broke law in pushing time off for workers to campaign for Clinton." The law in question is the Hatch Act, which limits federal employee participation in certain types of political activities. An internal investigation was launched after several USPS employees approached their union representatives to complain ..."


Article Resource: www.washingtonexaminer.com

Friday, July 21, 2017

What Impact Will Proposed 2018 Federal Budget Benefit Cuts Have on Me?

What Impact Will the Proposed Cuts to Our Benefits Have on Me?

Article Snip: "...computing retirement benefits would go to a high-3 to a high-5 system. The supplement for FERS employees who retire before they reach Social Security eligibility at 62 would also be eliminated ..."


Article Resource: www.fedsmith.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

2018 budget calls for federal employee retirement benefit cuts and operational cuts at USPS

Trump budget calls for $47B in retirement benefits, operational cuts at USPS

Article Snip: "...It is unfortunate and disappointing that the administration would so recklessly attack the livelihoods of active and retired federal retirees who have devoted their lives to our country,” Rolando said. “NALC will vigorously fight any budget proposal that attacks our members or the Postal Service..."


Article Resource: federalnewsradio.com