Postal News Archives August 2019

NALC Files Lawsuit on Consolidated Casing Initiative
8.29.2019 – NALC reports: “NALC today filed a lawsuit against the Postal Service in the federal district court in Washington D.C. The suit asks the court to issue an injunction stopping the Postal Service from continuing its Consolidated Casing Initiative until NALC’s pending national level grievance is resolved. The grievance over consolidated casing is presently scheduled for arbitration in December. Further developments will be reported as they occur.” – Shake-Up Alarms Union of Mail Carriers: Extreme exhaustion, physical pain and mental stress Comments (Count)

USPS Loses $2.3B in 3rd Quarter Amid Newly Ominous Signs for Its Business
8.10.2019 – GovExec reports: “It was the first quarterly volume decline for packages in nine years, USPS Chief Financial Office Joe Corbett said. Companies like Amazon are increasingly establishing their own networks for last-mile delivery, damaging the Postal Service’s Parcel Select business.” – NALC Statement Comments (Count)

NRLCA-USPS National Agreement Has Been Ratified
8.07.2019 – USPS reports: “Highlights of the agreement include annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer share of health premiums, additional operational flexibility to use rural carrier associates, and enhanced health benefits for eligible non-career rural carrier employees. In addition, the agreement includes a comprehensive memo of understanding on the implementation of a rural carrier standards study.” – Pay Raises ComingNRLCA Comments (Count)


Multiple gunshot victims in Midland/Odessa shootings, suspect uses hijacked USPS van – Comments (Count)
Amazon’s Next-Day Delivery System Has Brought Chaos and Carnage to America’s Streets – Comments (Count)
USPS Hiring Retirees as CCAs for 2019 Holiday Rush – Comments (Count)
Fort Wayne: Postal Service holding another job fair to hire carriers – Comments (Count)


Months after USPS collaboration, Forever 21 is going under  |  Why on Earth? Comments (Count)
The Postal Service is committed to fighting the illegal mailing of drugs – Comments (Count)
All mail on postal contractor’s truck burned in fatal accident – Comments (Count)
On Hurricane: Former postal supervisor used to commotion after working for years at Post Office – Comments (Count)
Community Remembers Postal Worker Killed in Crash Comments (Count)
Warning: Cash any Canada Post money orders ASAP Comments (Count)


Feds: Postal worker stole from customers and smoked crack on route Comments (Count)
Services held for postal driver killed in Longmeadow crash Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: Rural and Urban Origins of the Postal Service Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: Nationwide Employee Background Screening Comments (Count)


San Ramon postal worker praised for helping injured elderly woman Comments (Count)
Postal worker dies from wasp stings Comments (Count)
Rochester: Postal Service facility closed due to mercury leak Comments (Count)


DeKalb residents fed up with closed post office Comments (Count)
Stutts elected for second term as NRLCA president Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: Service For Those Who Serve Comments (Count)
Family of missing pregnant postal worker seeks answers almost a year after disappearance Comments (Count)
San Francisco man gets five years in prison after assaulting postal worker Comments (Count)


Campbelltown Post Office owes high ratings to the person behind the counter Comments (Count)
Funeral services set for Daniel Nacine, letter carrier killed in Longmeadow crash Comments (Count)
Yet another postal truck fire, this one in Monroeville, Alabama Comments (Count)


USPS OIG: Contract Delivery Service Costs Comments (Count)
Mail drop frustrates Cedar Run residents Comments (Count)
2,500-year-old Persian post office discovered in Turkey Comments (Count)


Iceland Post Says Issuing Stamps Is Too Costly Comments (Count)
Neighbors: Mail carrier killed in crash ‘a great guy’ Comments (Count)


Brooklyn mail truck crash leaves woman with $50K bill Comments (Count)
Crash Update: 40-year veteran of USPS killed in Longmeadow crash; wreckage burst into flames  |  Horrific scene Comments (Count)


Two killed in fiery crash between pickup truck and mail truck Comments (Count)
Mid-City residents go days without getting their mail Comments (Count)
Heat takes down more UPS workers during hottest summer ever Comments (Count)
Another Postal Truck Fire Comments (Count)
$450K in checks stolen using pry bars on mailboxes in North Jersey Comments (Count)


American Airlines settles $22.1 million fine for false mail delivery reports Comments (Count)
Homebuilders oppose mandate for cluster mailboxes Comments (Count)
Chula Vista letter carrier charged with firing pepper spray at poodle Comments (Count)
Federal judge sides with letter carrier in case against USPS Comments (Count)
Man angry at Dallas USPS worker throws racist tantrum Comments (Count)


USPS delivers on 21-year-old’s dream of delivering the mail Comments (Count)
Postal Carrier Arrested on DUI Charge Comments (Count)
Lack of Heat Safety Standard a Risk to Postal Worker Health Comments (Count)
American Banker: Postal banking won’t deliver for USPS Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: Geographic Variation in Productivity Comments (Count)
L.A. man pleads guilty to role in armed robberies of postal trucks, stealing nearly $240K Comments (Count)
No mailing it in for postal workers; can’t beat the heat Comments (Count)


Here’s what Woodland Hills mail carriers say is different a year after Peggy Frank’s death (daily safety talks) Comments (Count)
Baton Rouge postal carrier indicted after 100 pieces of mail dumped in garbage Comments (Count)
With less people using USPS, IG looks to optimize agency’s services Comments (Count)
How murals in 26 Kansas post offices tried to cheer people up during the Great Depression Comments (Count)
3rd Postal Worker Killed in Chicago This Year Comments (Count)


Professor relays stories of black activism and the post office Comments (Count)
Postal Impersonator Ripping Off Pleasant Hill Mail Comments (Count)
UPS reveals it has already been using self-driving trucks Comments (Count)


CSRS time buyout: Fact, fiction or fantasy Comments (Count)
Arizona lawmakers urge restrictions on Postal Service consolidations Comments (Count)
After nearly five decades, Barstow letter carrier completes his rounds Comments (Count)


Postmaster Debra Fisher to retire after 25 years at Island Post Office Comments (Count)
Waxahachie mail carrier delivers inspiration by running route Comments (Count)
USPS offers reward for info on series of postal truck break-ins in Chicago Comments (Count)


USPS is losing $1B a quarter. How long can it survive? Comments (Count)
Amazon and FedEx are to blame for first USPS volume drop in 9 years Comments (Count)
The end of snail mail: Our mail carrier robbed us and now the USPS is dead to me Comments (Count)
Postal worker rescues elderly man on her route in Arlington Comments (Count)
Postal carrier robbed of mail keys, cell phone in Lauderhill Comments (Count)
USPS Selling Air Mail T-Shirt Featuring a Soviet Tu-114 Airliner  |  Tupolev Tu-114  (Source: Washington Post) Comments (Count)


Coral Springs mail carrier busted stealing cash and gift cards Comments (Count)
UNACCOUNTABLE: USPS is a Rogue Company Delivering Road Violence Comments (Count)
Amazon delivery driver caught on camera taking girl’s bike Comments (Count)


Phoenix mail-delivery drivers raise concerns about lack of air conditioning in trucks Comments (Count)
APWU: New MS-1 Settlement and Implementation Comments (Count)
APWU official admits $34,500 theft from union Comments (Count)
One-of-a-kind postal service procession held in Oregon City for beloved mailman Comments (Count)
What the U.S. Postal Service’s Big Loss Means for FedEx and UPS Comments (Count)


Girl, 9, leaves cold drinks for postal carriers during summer heat wave Comments (Count)


Amazon delivery van falls down embankment Comments (Count)
Two decades after postal worker was gunned down by a white supremacist, a family is fed up with no action Comments (Count)


MTA worker kept USPS job in case he didn’t like new gig Comments (Count)
Another Mail Truck Burnt to a Crisp Comments (Count)
Amazon Scout robots now making deliveries in Irvine, CA Comments (Count)
Hughesville crash involves postal truck Comments (Count)
Colorado Springs mail carrier severely injured after dog attack Comments (Count)


Driver Crashes Into New Baltimore Post Office Comments (Count)
Postal Service Watchdog Finds New Vulnerability During Security Audit Comments (Count) Profit Plunges After Ending Postal Service Partnership Comments (Count)


FedEx to Sever Another Amazon Link Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: Bells and Whistleblowers Comments (Count)
Sprint Sizzling Weekend Aug. 9-11 Exclusive Offers for USPS Employees Comments (Count)


Postal customer receives note from USPS on why mail had blood on it Comments (Count)
Extreme heat doesn’t stop the mail – even at the cost of postal workers’ health Comments (Count)
Cesar Sayoc, who mailed pipe bombs to Trump critics, is sentenced to 20 years Comments (Count)
Latest T-Mobile Promotions for USPS Employees Comments (Count)


CVS Takes on Amazon Prime With Membership Program Comments (Count)
A Yorkshire Terrier Disrupts Postal Service in Virginia Town Comments (Count)
2,305 Postal Retirements in July 2019 Comments (Count)
Communities and Postal Workers United Summer 2019 Newsletter (PDF) Comments (Count)


FedEx, UPS find formula for delivering seven days a week: Discount Sunday drivers Comments (Count)


AZ rep. calls for investigation into “unsafe summer work conditions” for postal workers Comments (Count)
USPS mail carrier caught on camera driving over front lawn of home Comments (Count)


Brookline letter carrier gives rental scooters her stamp of approval Comments (Count)
USPS regains a functioning governing board for the first time in five years Comments (Count)
FedEx truck full of packages burns along SR 167 in Auburn Comments (Count)
Amazon drivers part of $10 million theft ring (that sold stolen items on, FBI says Comments (Count)
Retired letter carriers warn: You don’t have to accept a Postal Service cluster box Comments (Count)


Scantily-clad mail carrier? Comments (Count)
Rattlesnake encounter stops mail delivery in San Jose neighborhood Comments (Count)
Records show more than a hundred mail delivery complaints at south Fargo branch Comments (Count)