Postal News Archives April 2019

USPS Cuts 10K Positions After Five Years of Job Growth
4.23.2019 – reports: “The U.S. Postal Service shed 10,000 jobs in fiscal 2018, the first time in five years the mailing agency posted a net reduction in jobs. USPS employed 634,000 people last fiscal year, according to a financial analysis released by the Postal Regulatory Commission on Monday, its lowest total since fiscal 2015. While the cash-strapped agency has trended toward a smaller workforce over the last two decades — it has slashed 300,000 career workers since 1999 — its total number of employees has inched up each year since fiscal 2013.” – Comments (Count)

PRC Releases Report on USPS Financial Condition
4.19.2019 – reports: “The Postal Service reported a net loss from operations of $2.1 billion in FY 2018. This loss was largely due to the continual decline of Market Dominant volume and higher operating expenses, and is nearly $748 million more than the $1.3 billion operating loss reported in FY 2017.” – Comments (Count)

APWU Enters Mediation
4.10.2019 – APWU reports: “In our continuing efforts to get the contract the members deserve, the APWU invoked mediation on April 3, 2019 – sending a letter to the Acting Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and to the Postal Service. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is a federal agency that provides public and private-sector labor-management mediation, and by law it is responsible for facilitating the APWU’s demand for mediation with the Postal Service.” – Comments (Count)


USPS fears running out of cash by 2024 unless Congress helps Comments (Count)
‘You can double your salary’: USPS hiring at Milwaukee job fair Comments (Count)
ESPN to pull plug on signature oversized magazine in September, cease publication Comments (Count)
Long-time postal service employee retires Comments (Count)
Get Gephardt investigates secretive facility where USPS sends, sells your lost mail Comments (Count)
War on Terror Vet Wins Back Postal Job After 14 Years Comments (Count)


Former Springfield postal manager admits taking bribes from towing companies Comments (Count)
Let’s Get Real About Postal Reform Comments (Count)
Funeral services set for postal carrier shot, killed by 17-year-old Comments (Count)
FedEx touts convenience network as antidote to porch piracy Comments (Count)
Postal Hub Podcast Episode 153: USA vs UPU – The Inside Story (continued…) Comments (Count)
APWU Nebraska Holds Annual Convention in Norfolk Comments (Count)
LED lights brightening up postal stations in Florida Comments (Count)


Car show displays USPS truck to honor slain mail carrier Comments (Count)
Divide USPS products into two categories, essential and commercial? Comments (Count)


A flash flood and a close call; mail carrier makes quick escape Comments (Count)
Mail delivery vehicle rolls into backyard Comments (Count)
Here’s how Amazon robots could make the deliveryman extinct Comments (Count)
Former Houston postal worker pleads guilty to kidnapping, murdering young co-worker Comments (Count)


Judge to ex-postal worker who raced while on disability: “This is fraud.” Comments (Count)
Windham postal worker, veteran retires after 49 years Comments (Count)
Amazon to make one-day shipping the standard on Amazon Prime Comments (Count)
NALC Files National Grievances Over Consolidated Casing and CCA Caps Comments (Count)
USPS Worker Saves Woman’s Life Comments (Count)
Gottheimer’s Legislation Renames the Oakland Post Office in Veteran’s Honor Comments (Count)
Irmo Neighbors Community Group: “The Irmo postmaster has made the post office a hostile working environment.” (April 20) Comments (Count)


One injured in shooting at postal facility in Greensboro Comments (Count)
Meet Kansas City’s most dog-bitten mail carrier Comments (Count)
USPS in need of carriers in the Minneapolis area Comments (Count)
Family shares memories of postal carrier killed on duty  |  Teenager arrested Comments (Count)
NALC: Misdiagnosis: A Review of the Report of the White House Task Force on the Postal Service Comments (Count)
Why aren’t CCAs staying? Comments (Count)


Postal Banking is Back — On Democratic Party Platforms Comments (Count)
Postal Service’s Informed Delivery program used in thefts from Indian Hill residents Comments (Count)
Woman trapped in bathtub for five days saved by postal worker Comments (Count)
Friends, neighbors in shock over fatal shooting of Albuquerque mail carrier  |  NALC Member Comments (Count)


17-year-old sought in fatal shooting of Albuquerque mailman  |  Teenager shot, killed mail carrier in SW Albuquerque  |  Tried to intervene in domestic dispute Comments (Count)
Up to 45,000 pieces of unattended mail stolen from Las Vegas Valley post offices Comments (Count)
Postal worker burned to death in vehicle fire, husband wanted for questioning Comments (Count)
Kennewick man crashes into mail truck while trying to pass it Comments (Count)


Postal worker drives into residence, cocaine and mail found Comments (Count)
Car drove into Puyallup Post Office and statue of driver Comments (Count)
Former Postmaster Replaced in Winona Comments (Count)
Putrid odor closes South Jamesport post office Comments (Count)
Driver charged in crash that killed Chesterfield postal worker Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: Mail Mix Matters Comments (Count)
USPS Boss on Packages: Scanning Good, Throwing Bad Comments (Count)


Will Postal Services in Brazil Soon Be Privatized? Comments (Count)
How to work for the USPS without ever handling mail Comments (Count)


Postal Carrier Finds Missing Teen With Autism Comments (Count)
Amazon Flex now requires delivery drivers to snap selfies Comments (Count)
Albuquerque Post Offices: No Easter Bunnies But Plenty of Rodents and Rats Comments (Count)
Man brutally attacked in Yakima, rescued by postal worker Comments (Count)


2018 NALC election results upheld by Department of Labor Comments (Count)
HEARD AT MAILCOM: PMG Rumors, Mail Delivery Anomalies, More… Comments (Count)
Las Vegas: Postal Inspectors investigating dock thefts of trays of mail Comments (Count)
Residents complain about cluster mailbox Comments (Count)
Postal employee has 5,000 hours of sick leave Comments (Count)
Postal employee killed in rollover crash Comments (Count)


Ardsley Swears in New Postmaster Comments (Count)
Ft. Worth: Man stole $374,000 from USPS customers using stolen credit cards purchased from carrier Comments (Count)
County Commissioner calls for change to Minot area mail service Comments (Count)
USPS testing new air horn in Phoenix to prevent dog attacks Comments (Count)
Dog won’t let postmen deliver mail until they play soccer with him Comments (Count)


USPS OIG: Delivery Delays – Richmond District Comments (Count)
Van crashes through Bradford Post Office Comments (Count)
Postal subsidies leave U.S. ‘flooded’ with Chinese knockoffs Comments (Count)
APWU fights Trump’s plan to privatize the Postal Service Comments (Count)
Chico: 45 Neighborhoods Experiencing Mail Theft Comments (Count)
FERS Disability Retirement: To Resign or Not to Resign Comments (Count)
Mail carrier awarded for safely driving 1 million miles Comments (Count)


Motorcycle battery explodes at post office Comments (Count)
Post Office Murals Take Center Stage Comments (Count)
Post Office workers protest in Macon against privatization of USPS  |  Postal workers rally in Erie and across the U.S. Comments (Count)


PRC Directs Postal Service to Address Several Pricing and Service Compliance Issues Comments (Count)
Detroit mail carrier speaks months after being attacked by pit bull Comments (Count)
Spartan Motors Assembles Bodies of New Mail Trucks Comments (Count)
Postal Workers’ Message to Public Denounces Trump Privatization Plan Comments (Count)
Tax Day 2019: Post Office Extended Opening Hours in All 50 States Comments (Count)
A look inside Amazon’s Staten Island fulfillment center, run with help from robots Comments (Count)


With tax deadline looming, post offices to operate at normal hours on Monday Comments (Count)


Mold discovered in ceiling of Muscle Shoals Post Office Comments (Count)
Postal Service tweaking mail notification program that identity thieves hacked Comments (Count)
USPS Releases Dog Attack National Rankings Comments (Count)


Buffalo: Postal carriers say parcel numbers cut in half as Amazon starts using private couriers Comments (Count)
Amazon operating out of ‘carnival’ tents as it seeks to catch up to delivery rivals Comments (Count)
Whiting retires from Columbiana post office Comments (Count)
Postal workers brave snow to deliver mail Comments (Count)
China Using OPM Records for Spying Comments (Count)


Feds: Dayton postal workers opened packages, kept meth, weed to sell Comments (Count)
Trump moving to dismantle OPM: report Comments (Count)
Does your mail smell? Comments (Count)
New stamps feature Post Office murals Comments (Count)


Amazon Air pilots protesting poor working conditions Comments (Count)
News 4 Investigates: Amazon delivery drivers in unmarked cars Comments (Count)
NJ man pleads guilty to bribing postal workers to steal credit cards Comments (Count)
South Fargo business employees fed up with Prairiewood Post Office Comments (Count)


How a Postage Stamp Saved a Postal Worker From Committing Suicide Comments (Count)
‘Valiant’ Postal Carrier Burns Hand Saving Mail From Truck Fire Comments (Count)
Postal worker’s good deed goes viral Comments (Count)
Neighbor’s dogs keeping Des Moines block from receiving mail for weeks Comments (Count)
Overgrown weeds surround Post Office in Clovis Comments (Count)
Warrendale Postal Facility Returning to Normal After Mercury Spill Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: Management Operating Data System Errors and Adjustments Comments (Count)


Postal Worker Honored for Rescuing Victims From Fiery Wreck Comments (Count)
Postmaster General Visits Hellertown, Shares Vision for USPS Future Comments (Count)
Truck delivering mail to Clarksville is deemed a total loss after fire Comments (Count)
New York: Engine Fire Destroys Mail Truck Comments (Count)
USPS Forcing All Walnut Hill P.O. Box Holders to Change Addresses Comments (Count)
Postal Hub Podcast Episode 150: Transport Costs in the Postal Network Comments (Count)
Congress is Sabotaging Your Post Office Comments (Count)
USPS is too top-heavy, says longtime employee Comments (Count)


Man sentenced to 29 years for Indiana post office pipe bomb Comments (Count)
Memphis: Postal worker arrested after police say he lied about being robbed Comments (Count)


Congressman hosts town meeting concerning concentration of mail delivery complaints Comments (Count)
2.7 million people still get Netflix DVDs in the mail Comments (Count)
Turlock mail carriers join Million Mile Club Comments (Count)
In bid to drive up postal rates, UPS takes the PRC to the Supreme Court Comments (Count)
Letter carrier hangs up bag after 35 years Comments (Count)
Third Memphis postal worker in a week robbed on route Comments (Count)


Postal Carrier Rescues Abandoned Mountain Lion Cub Comments (Count)
Memphis: Postal Carrier Robbed at Gunpoint Comments (Count)
Operations to Resume at Warrendale Postal Facility Following Mercury Spill Comments (Count)
USPS driver parks in handicap space Comments (Count)


Scapegoating unions for the Postal Service’s phony crisis Comments (Count)
Trump fights to fix shipping rates that favor China Comments (Count)
Cleanup continues at postal facility following mercury spill Comments (Count)
USPS worker with criminal history still on the job, despite taking plea deal in mail theft case Comments (Count)


Lawyer’s mistake no reason to revive postal worker’s bias suit Comments (Count)
Car Crashes Into East Sacramento Post Office Comments (Count)
Recognizing mail carriers in your neighborhood Comments (Count)


Spring 2019 Communities and Postal Workers United Newsletter – Carriers Refuse Unsafe Work Orders (PDF) Comments (Count)
Consumer Postal Council International Postal Update Comments (Count)
Returned mail nets call for return of Minot processing Comments (Count)
Multi-vehicle crash in Rockville flips USPS truck Comments (Count)
City of Coronado poised to purchase Zip Code 92119 for $4.1M Comments (Count)
Postal worker driving down dirt road finds man shot multiple times Comments (Count)
Warrendale postal facility remains closed after mercury spill  |  Residents upset about delayed mail delivery Comments (Count)
Forever 21 Priority Mail Tube Top Not Part of the Official USPS Uniform Comments (Count)


How Can USPS Improve Delivery of Packages on the First Attempt? Comments (Count)
Why are drive-up mailboxes disappearing all over the Hudson Valley? Comments (Count)
NYC: The city’s mail shafts are chock-full of good stories Comments (Count)
UK: Thousands of post offices could become bank branches under Labour proposal Comments (Count)