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4/27/18
Amazon Profit More Than DoublesAmazon Raising Price of Prime to $119 - Comments (Count)
Doorbell camera catches mailman dancing on the job - Comments (Count)
4/26/18
PRC Evaluates 2017 Performance and 2018 Performance Plan - Comments (Count)
PHOTO: Postal Carrier Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries After Striking Tree - Comments (Count)
Longtime NJ Postal Worker Missing for Two Weeks - Comments (Count)
Residents want answers on mail service problems - Comments (Count)
Woman catches postal worker throwing packages at her front door - Comments (Count)
Carlsbad letter carrier retires after 58 years - Comments (Count)
4/25/18
NY Mailman Performs CPR on Passed-Out Man in Driveway, Saving Him - Comments (Count)
Manufacturers to Trump: China, Not Amazon, Is Real Postal Issue - Comments (Count)
Mesquite, TX Post Office Closed to Public Due to Asbestos (but employees appear to be still working in the back) - Comments (Count)
New City mail carrier Robert Korba called a hero - Comments (Count)
Gillibrand Unveils Postal Banking Option - Comments (Count)
'Cruel Adversity' mural still a source of controversy at Durham Post Office - Comments (Count)
Stamford Post Office: Mail Carrier Delivers for 60 Years - Comments (Count)
4/24/18
Amazon Tries a New Delivery Spot: Your Car - Comments (Count)
Spreading the fake news: How the media made a meme of Trump's phony tweets about Amazon and the Post Office - Comments (Count)
Lone post office in Pie Town closing - Comments (Count)
Sexual Assault Allegations at Prairiewood Post Office - Comments (Count)
Mandatory Medicare Part B and Postal Reform - Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: Are Emergency Suspensions of USPS Facilities Executed in Compliance with Policies and Procedures? - Comments (Count)
Scanner says: "Thirst; weakness; nausea; or vomiting call for help" - Comments (Count)
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Trump, Having Denounced Amazon's Shipping Deal, Orders Review of Postal Service
4.13.2018 - NY Times reports: "President Trump abruptly issued an executive order on Thursday demanding an evaluation of the Postal Service's finances, asserting the power of his office weeks after accusing Amazon, the online retail giant, of not paying its fair share in postage. In the executive order, Mr. Trump created a task force to examine the service's "unsustainable financial path" and directed the new panel to "conduct a thorough evaluation of the operations and finances of the USPS." - USPS Workers Bear the Burden - Business Community Responds - Sanders - APWU - NALC - GovExec - Text of the Executive Order - The Hill - CNBC - Comments (Count)
USPS Could Owe Payouts to As Many As $130K Employees After Class Action Ruling
4.09.2018 - GovExec reports: "The U.S. Postal Service will soon have to make a payout to as many as 130,000 current and former employees as part of a class-action lawsuit, with an anti-discrimination oversight body finding the mailing agency created a program to rid its rolls of employees injured on the job under the guise of trying to accommodate them." - Comments (Count)
Trump Escalates Attack on Amazon and Postal Deal
3.31.2018 - Politico reports: "President Donald Trump continued to needle Amazon on Saturday, claiming the internet commerce giant maintains an advantageous relationship with the U.S Postal Service amounting to a "scam" worth "billions of dollars." "While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon," the president wrote on Twitter." - Amazon and UPS Have Been Quietly Fighting Over Post Office's Cost Structure - Deal set to expire in October - Ex-PMG Donahue Disputes Trump - Trump Attacks Could Prompt Amazon to Move Away From Using USPS - As Trump Attacks Amazon/USPS, He Fails to Fill Postal Governing Board - Why Trump can't tell the USPS what to do - Bernie Sanders Agrees With Trump - Trump's Right - Talk About Fake News: The Flawed Citigroup Analysis - Comments (Count)
Senators introduce bill to stabilize, improve Postal Service
3.23.2018 - Dover Post reports: "Sens. Tom Carper, D-Delaware; Jerry Moran, R-Kansas; Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota; and Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, introduced on March 22 The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018: Improving Postal Operations, Service, and Transparency to stabilize, preserve and improve the U.S. Postal Service." - Retiree Health Premiums and Postal Reform - Postal Reform Bill Would Impact Health Insurance - Concerns About Medicare Plan - GovTrack S. 2629 - GovExec - APWU Statement - Carper Press Release - Bill Would Create New Health Benefits Program for Postal Employees - NALC Lauds Bipartisan Effort - Printing Industries Applauds - Business Community Supports - Comments (Count)
Carriers Not Happy About New Scanning and Loading Directive
3.16.2018 - PostalMag.com reports: "City and Rural Carriers on workroom floors and in online forums are expressing much displeasure about a new time-wasting parcel scanning and loading program that has carriers scanning all parcels while loading in order to determine where to place the parcels in the vehicle." - NALC Addresses - Comments (Count)
Postal Holidays 2018
January 1 - New Year's Day (Mon)
January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. birthday (Mon)
February 19 - Washington's Birthday (Mon)
May 28 - Memorial Day (Mon)
July 4 - Independence Day (Wed)
September 3 - Labor Day (Mon)
October 8 - Columbus Day (Mon)
November 12 - Veterans Day (Mon)
November 22 - Thanksgiving Day (Thu)
December 25 - Christmas Day (Tue)

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