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7/15/18
Desperate for help, SF USPS has plan to van pool workers from Petaluma - Comments (Count)
7/14/18
Marshfield police investigating gas thefts from post office trucks - Comments (Count)
Meet the sculptor behind the Vegas Liberty forever stamp $3.6 million settlement - Comments (Count)
Mail thieves caught on camera in Claremore - Comments (Count)
Glasgow residents not getting packages due to 'no backing policy' - Comments (Count)
Gunfire shatters windows of mail truck in St. Louis - Comments (Count)
Facing off with the U.S. Postal Service - Comments (Count)
7/13/18
Wayfair Ruling, Proposed Postage Increase Undermine E-Commerce - Comments (Count)
Workers climbing over packages, Lehi post office struggles to keep up - Comments (Count)
Injured postal worker convinces judge to give shooter a lighter sentence  |  20 Years for Crime Spree - Comments (Count)
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Postal Carrier Found Dead in Truck During Sweltering Heatwave
7.09.2018 - Fox 10 reports: "The USPS is talking about the hot weather and its policies for postal workers after a long-time postal carrier was found dead in her truck during the extreme heat in Woodland Hills Friday. Temperatures went up to about 117 degrees in the Woodland Hills area on Friday, but at this point it isn't known if heat was a factor in Peggy Frank's death." - Retiring Soon - Sweltering Vehicle - 117 degrees, yet no AC in vehicles - Found Unresponsive While Seated in Postal Vehicle - Comments (Count)
Rejecting Agency's Offer, Postal Supervisors Fight for a Bigger Pay Raise
7.09.2018 - GovExec.com reports: "A major U.S. Postal Service group is challenging the pay raises offered by the agency, appealing to a third party to offer more significant salary increases to tens of thousands of postal workers. The raises will affect most of the 45,000 supervisors, managers, postmasters and technical specialists covered under the Executive and Administrative Schedule represented by the National Association of Postal Supervisors." - Comments (Count)
USPS Faces Difficult Choices on How to Spend Its Limited Resources
7.02.2018 - GovExec.com reports: "The U.S. Postal Service has deferred spending on capital investments on things like vehicles and mail processing equipment over the last 10 years, according to a new report, and will likely face difficult choices on how to invest its limited funds over the next decade." - Will USPS have enough money for necessary updates? - GAO Report (PDF) - Comments (Count)
Amazon Launching Nationwide Delivery Service Program
6.29.2018 - Long anticipated, Amazon is launching a nationwide delivery service program to end its reliance on last mile shippers such as UPS, FedEx, and the USPS. The program will develop hundreds if not thousands of small business owners who will deliver the packages as part of their own business. Under the program, Amazon gets its packages delivered and the small business owners manage all the details including hiring, background checks, payroll, pay and benefits, training, vehicle maintenance, insurance, legal and regulatory issues etc. etc. - Amazon Delivery Plan Poses Threat to USPS Growth - Amazon's new grassroots delivery network could sidestep UPS, USPS - Bezos says you can make up to $300K a year - Only Amazon Packages - Amazon Business Opportunity Website - Business Opportunity Brochure (PDF) - Archives: FedEx Sued By Drivers Clarified as Independent Contractors - Comments (Count)
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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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