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July 2018
7/31/18
PMG and CFO To Host Media Call on USPS FY 2018 Q3 Results Aug. 9 - Comments (Count)
Mail Burns as Rural Mail Carrier's Vehicle Destroyed by Fire - Comments (Count)
Failed Sequencing System: No Wonder USPS Still Hasn't Fixed the FSS - Comments (Count)
NALC: Promotion Pay and Hold in Place Dispute Settled - Comments (Count)
The fleas are gone and now the mail is being delivered - Comments (Count)
Caught-on-camera: USPS driver sprays dog with pepper spray from vehicle - Comments (Count)
Accidents at Amazon: Workers left to suffer after warehouse injuries - Comments (Count)
7/30/18
Millennials and the Mail  |  OIG Report (PDF) - Comments (Count)
Rats have chased the mailman away at Georgia apartment complex - Comments (Count)
Postal worker hit by vehicle - Comments (Count)
Boxes Instead of a Post Office for Winton - Comments (Count)
Postal Hub Podcast Episode 121: Privatisation of the USPS With Mark Fallon - Comments (Count)
Japan looks to post offices to keep rural areas alive - Comments (Count)
Postal union protests police killing - Comments (Count)
Postal Service hosting job fair in Indy - Comments (Count)
7/29/18
An Amazon puzzle: How many parcels does it ship, how much does it cost, and who delivers what share? - Comments (Count)
Las Cruces girl collects water for postal workers - Comments (Count)
Former mail carrier runs rooftop bar tours - Comments (Count)
7/28/18
Veterans' families upset over hike in shipping costs - Comments (Count)
USPS swears in new Burbank postmaster - Comments (Count)
Mail delivery issues continue in parts of Orleans, Jefferson - Comments (Count)
USPS Employee, Half-Brother Charged in Postal Truck Robbery - Comments (Count)
7/27/18
Another Postal truck burns in classic fashion, but authorities suspect arson!? - Comments (Count)
Amazon's Q2 profits top $2B - Comments (Count)
USPS promises better delivery services after Houston area complaints - Comments (Count)
7/26/18
Portland Rally to Save Postal and Public Services July 26th - Comments (Count)
USPS OIG Audit Report: Executive Bonuses 2017 - Comments (Count)
Edgartown Post Office exasperates Islanders  |  Amid a hiring freeze, subpar postal service continues - Comments (Count)
WSJ: A Postman's Final Salute (Subscription) - Comments (Count)
USPS Announces 2018 Holiday Stamps - Comments (Count)
7/25/18
Mail truck flipped in wreck - Comments (Count)
What I learned about America, and myself, working as a mail carrier - Comments (Count)
Amazon is launching a better version of the post office - Comments (Count)
Carrier who died in 117-degree heat remembered - Comments (Count)
Fayetteville mom out 300 ounces of breastmilk after USPS destroyed it - Comments (Count)
German post office delivers electric car surprise - Comments (Count)
Santa Claus' Main Post Office - Comments (Count)
Baton Rouge residents report mail in storm drain - Comments (Count)
APWU: Major Victory for Expanded Postal Services - Comments (Count)
7/24/18
Southport Loses Their Beloved Postmaster, Now the Post Office is Closing - Comments (Count)
Postal Service to double capital spending over next decade: Auditors want to know where will the money come from - Comments (Count)
VIDEO: Inside Flex: Amazon's Army of Everyday Delivery People (VICE) - Comments (Count)
Posten Norge to develop autonomous parcel delivery robot - Comments (Count)
Residents cry foul after USPS stops delivering mail - Comments (Count)
6-year-old injured when struck by USPS vehicle - Comments (Count)
7/23/18
Postal worker returns to hospital after dog bites become infected - Comments (Count)
Trump is doubling down on his claims Amazon using USPS as a 'delivery boy' - Comments (Count)
Open Augusta mailboxes cause concern - Comments (Count)
New Royal Mail Chief to Commute From Luxury Penthouse in Switzerland - Comments (Count)
Denver: Desperate USPS sending volunteers dressed in sandwich boards to advertise 200 vacant positions - Comments (Count)
7/22/18
Postal Service confirms identity of employee struck and killed outside office - Comments (Count)
Car Plows Into San Rafael Post Office - Comments (Count)
Cambridge postal workers delivering Amazon packages on Sundays - Comments (Count)
Mail carrier recounts terrifying moments of dog attack in Richfield - Comments (Count)
7/21/18
City still without post office nearly 18 months after arson damaged building - Comments (Count)
Beaumont postal worker recognized with certificate - Comments (Count)
USPS investigating mail found in storm drain - Comments (Count)
7/20/18
NALC: Wednesday Convention Chronicle (PDF) - Comments (Count)
Salt Lake Main Post Office to Close for One Day for Electrical Work - Comments (Count)
Lung association tried to stop scratch and sniff stamps - Comments (Count)
Dog bites postal worker in Youngstown, sending him to hospital - Comments (Count)
Man accused of robbing postal driver at post office in Southeast D.C. - Comments (Count)
VIDEO: Inside Edition rents mail truck to see how hot it is inside (like tin ovens with no insulation) - Comments (Count)
7/19/18
USPS defends blocking bike lanes in Manhattan - Comments (Count)
Syracuse mailman saves trapped chipmunk (viral video) - Comments (Count)
Feds could drop charges against Bellmore postal worker - Comments (Count)
Mail carrier drops packages; homeowner fed up - Comments (Count)
UPS Testing Amazon Key-Like Delivery - Comments (Count)
Fresno mailman has perfect attendance for 30 years - Comments (Count)
Sen. McCaskill at Government Reorganization Hearing: "I will not go there, on postal" (privatization) (27 min. in video)  |  McCaskill Says Rural America Would Be Hurt By Privatization - Comments (Count)
Delivery Drivers are in Danger of Overheating - Comments (Count)
7/18/18
Manhattan Mailman Delivers Final Heartfelt Message Ahead of Retirement - Comments (Count)
USPS carriers receive million mile safety awards - Comments (Count)
YOU'VE GOT MAIL: Postal Service scenes from Fall River past - Comments (Count)
Hendrum man frustrated after finding post office closed due to staffing issues - Comments (Count)
Is Amazon's Latest Move Going to Crush UPS and FedEx? - Comments (Count)
NALC holds biennial convention in Detroit  |  Tuesday Convention Chronicle (PDF) - Comments (Count)
Archives: Still no moisture-wicking uniforms for postal carriers - Comments (Count)
Change.org Petition: Provide air conditioning for your mail carriers - Comments (Count)
7/17/18
Royal Mail delivers fewer letters as new law reduces junk mail - Comments (Count)
Joint letter urges House leaders to prohibit postal banking - Comments (Count)
Safety Issues Persist in Postal Facilities, IG Says - Comments (Count)
Amazon's Prime Day outages trip up shoppers  |  Amazon's contract drivers also hit with outages  |  More packages coming than last year - Comments (Count)
USPS halts plans to close Richmond Main Post Office - Comments (Count)
Bayside's 111th Precinct fights against mailbox fishing epidemic - Comments (Count)
'Last resort:' Why Canada's postal workers believe they may be forced to strike - Comments (Count)
7/16/18
NALC: House Resolution Introduced on USPS Privatization - Comments (Count)
Bezos Becomes the Richest Man in Modern History, Topping $150 Billion - Comments (Count)
Retired postmaster finds 'magic' on Appalachian Trail trip - Comments (Count)
Owning an Amazon Delivery Business: The Risks and Rewards - Comments (Count)
UPS goes back to court on USPS costing methodology - Comments (Count)
Denver: Mail being stolen from broken collection boxes, residents unknowingly still using them - Comments (Count)
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)
7/12/18
They thought a squirrel was eating their tomatoes. But it was the mailman - Comments (Count)
Community mailbox blown up in Lincoln - Comments (Count)
Postal supervisor sentenced for role in pot scheme - Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: USPS has more work to do to improve retail facility conditions - Comments (Count)
NEWS VIDEO: Postal worker saves mail moments before fire destroys truck in Mobile - Comments (Count)
7/11/18
Keeping FMLA Usage Confidential Pays Off - Comments (Count)
Woman alleges age was a factor in termination from USPS position - Comments (Count)
USPS Honors John Lennon With Commemorative Forever Stamp - Comments (Count)
USPS steps up efforts to secure Queens mailboxes amid mail theft rash - Comments (Count)
Letter carrier threatened, punch thrown at her in Dayton - Comments (Count)
7/10/18
Yet another postal truck goes up in flames - Comments (Count)
USPS OIG Report: Delivery Delays - Atlanta District - Comments (Count)
Postal Service shares historical data on mail volume, revenues and fees, 1970-2017 - Comments (Count)
Security camera catches mail carrier throwing package from vehicle - Comments (Count)
7/09/18
Minivan crashes into Puyallup post office - Comments (Count)
A Stunning Detail in The Statue of Liberty Stamp Lawsuit - Comments (Count)
Postal Retirement Q&A July/August 2018 by Roseanne Jefferson - Comments (Count)
More than a post office: Amado postmistress builds community - Comments (Count)
7/08/18
The Massive Fight Over Sunday Mail - Comments (Count)
As trade wars begin, the humble mail is a reminder of the value of multilateralism - Comments (Count)
Trend: Knitted Monster Feet on USPS Mail Collection Boxes - Comments (Count)
7/07/18
APWU: Dimondstein Delivers Remarks on Opening Day of Contract Talks - Comments (Count)
Petersburg mail carrier sentenced for dumping thousands of pieces of mail - Comments (Count)
7/06/18
Amazon starts move away from USPS - Comments (Count)
Former MSNBC Host Ed Schultz, defender of the Post Office, dead at 64 - Comments (Count)
PRC approves new internal service performance measurement system - Comments (Count)
USPS OIG Report: City Carriers Returning After 6PM - South Florida District - Comments (Count)
VIDEO: Mail truck ends up in park pond - Comments (Count)
PHOTO: Hot Mail Delivery - Comments (Count)
After public outcry, downtown Boca post office won't close or relocate - Comments (Count)
7/05/18
Colorado: Postal workers escorted into evacuated areas to retrieve mail - Comments (Count)
Every mailbox in Brooklyn Heights locked down for the 4th of July - Comments (Count)
Elected Officials Push Back Against Postal Privatization - Comments (Count)
Stunning Images From Maine to Hawaii Showcased on O Beautiful Forever Stamps - Comments (Count)
Beloved Mail Carrier (Age 80) Retires After 40 Years - Comments (Count)
7/04/18
Janene Gordon: First Female Postal Inspector - Comments (Count)
Communities and Postal Workers United Summer 2018 Newsletter (PDF) - Comments (Count)
Legislation to end postal facility closures reintroduced in House - Comments (Count)
CNY mail carriers handling the heat while delivering your mail - Comments (Count)
7/03/18
Postal workers stay cool in extreme heat - Comments (Count)
Israel Post Privatization Underway - Comments (Count)
Postal employees at risk from packages containing opioids, IG says - Comments (Count)
Under pressure, afraid to take bathroom breaks? Inside Amazon's fast-paced warehouse - Comments (Count)
7/02/18
USPS owes $3.5 million in royalties for using the wrong Statue of Liberty on stamp  |  Weird, Sexier Lady Liberty - Comments (Count)
USPS pulls parking placards after workers' illegal use exposed - Comments (Count)
Chuck Groth is named rural carrier Member of the Year - Comments (Count)
Joe Blundo: Retiring mail carrier delivered in more ways than one - Comments (Count)
7/01/18
Man killed by police was postal worker trying to break up fight, reports say - Comments (Count)
Today is National Postal Worker Day  |  National Postal Worker Day - Comments (Count)
Audiobook Reviews July 2018 by Jonathan Lowe - Comments (Count)
Letter Carrier Fundraising For Son's Special Olympics Dream - Comments (Count)
Nassau man robbed multiple post offices - Comments (Count)
TOP NEWS STORIES
CCAs With 30 Months to Be Converted to Career Status
7.31.2018 - NALC reports: "NALC and USPS have settled a national level grievance regarding CCAs hired over the contractual caps. This settlement provides that all city carrier assistants in all size offices with 30 months of relative standing on September 1, 2018 will be converted to career status within 60 days from the signing of the agreement on July 27, 2018." - Comments (Count)
Capital Metro Area FSS Report Cast Doubt on Entire Program
7.27.2018 - PostalMag.com reports: "It is unclear whether processing flats on FSS is actually more cost-efficient than using AFSM. The Postal Service does not have any current studies or analyses to establish the financial benefit or workhour savings achieved when flats mail is processed on the FSS instead of the AFSM. Processing flats mail on AFSM machines and having the carriers manually sequence the flats may be less expensive than processing flats using FSS machines." - Comments (Count)
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." - Family Demands Answers - 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." - GAO Report (PDF) - Comments (Count)

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