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12/16/18
Amazon is building an air hub in Texas - Comments (Count)
Post office 'holiday' sign was a mystery to customers - Comments (Count)
Postal carrier bitten on face by dog - Comments (Count)
Longtime Perry postmaster to step down - Comments (Count)
12/15/18
Line has reached epic lengths at Jackson Hole post office - Comments (Count)
Cremated remains of three people stolen from outside post office - Comments (Count)
Crooks using USPS Informed Delivery to help steal mail, identities - Comments (Count)
12/14/18
Grinch steals two pallets of Amazon packages from post office - Comments (Count)
Postal Service working extra hours during busiest delivery time of the year - Comments (Count)
New Telluride postmaster settles in, rankles some customers for enforcing regulations - Comments (Count)
USPS distribution facility in Nashua stays busy during holiday season - Comments (Count)
Postal inspectors looking for four robbers who struck post office - Comments (Count)
12/13/18
Postal Service carriers shoulder holiday package influx - Comments (Count)
Retired postal workers sending each other the same Christmas card for over 40 years - Comments (Count)
UPS CEO Wants Mailbox Access - Comments (Count)
Four suspected thieves arrested in Yakima during USPS sting operation - Comments (Count)
ANOTHER: Postal Truck Burns in Houston - Comments (Count)
12/12/18
Postal Service in Greensboro resumes operations after historic storm - Comments (Count)
Mail carriers in Baton Rouge fired for dumping mail in trash - Comments (Count)
Post office in Wheeling experiencing triple the packages from a year ago - Comments (Count)
New mailbox proposal would take a big bite out of your direct marketing budget - Comments (Count)
USPS working hard to make sure your packages arrive on time - Comments (Count)
More Wendell residents complain that post office won't deliver packages - Comments (Count)
12/11/18
Woman charged with slashing postal worker - Comments (Count)
It's getting heavy at USPS, and that may not be good - Comments (Count)
Proposal would let Postal Service sell access to your mailbox - Comments (Count)
Behind the scenes of Christmas packaging in the Lehigh Valley - Comments (Count)
NALC Election Committee Denies Appeal of David Noble - Comments (Count)
Mail truck crashes into garage after driver suffers medical issue - Comments (Count)
USPS Finally Delivers Mail to Bedridden Queens Man - Comments (Count)
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Trump Administration Proposes Major Overhaul of USPS
12.04.2018 - Washington Examiner reports: "The Treasury Department issued a report Tuesday calling the U.S. Postal Service "unsustainable" financially and calling for extensive changes to its operations. The recommendations include eliminating certain delivery services, allowing the Postal Service to set prices without Congress' consent, and eliminating collective bargaining over wages for USPS employees. The report suggests privatizing the USPS as a possible solution." - Seeks to Remove USPS Compensation From Collective Bargaining - Could Inflame Tensions With Amazon - Postal Task Force Report - NALC Statement - APWU - Treasury Dept. Paid The MITRE Corporation $1.6 Million to Write Report? - Comments (Count)
USPS Reports Fiscal Year 2018 Results
11.15.2018 - USPS reports: "The USPS reported operating revenue of $70.6 billion for fiscal year 2018, an increase of $1.0 billion compared to the prior year. The higher revenues were driven largely by continued growth in the Shipping and Packages business, where revenue increased $2.0 billion, or 10.1 percent, which more than offset revenue declines in First-Class and Marketing Mail as a result of declining volumes in that segment of its business." - $3.9 Billion Loss - 'We are not financially strong' - Comments (Count)
Injured on the job, then fired: Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS
11.09.2018 - The Guardian reports: "The Guardian spoke to several former and current USPS workers, classified as non-career employees, who were fired or said they were mistreated after suffering on-the-job injuries. These temporary workers say they are uniquely vulnerable to mistreatment at a federal agency with one of the highest rates of workplace injury in the United States." - Comments (Count)
Mail Truck Fires Persist in Aging Fleet Tagged for Replacement
11.07.2018 - Trucks.com reports: "Several hundred mail trucks burst into flames, burning beyond repair, in the past five years, according to a Trucks.com review of U.S. Postal Service documents and public news reports. At least six fires occurred in September and October, and 15 have been reported so far this year." - Comments (Count)
Amazon is launching new delivery program and hiring thousands of drivers
11.05.2018 - Business Insider reports: "For the first time, the company is planning to hire and manage thousands of full-time drivers to transport packages to customers from Amazon delivery outposts across the US, the company confirmed to Business Insider on Monday. Amazon will manage these drivers directly, meaning the company will set their wages, provide them delivery vehicles, and schedule their routes." - 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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