Postal News Archives October 2018

10/17/18

Cat head to be tested for rabies lost in the mail Comments (Count)
‘Postman Jim’ to retire Comments (Count)
50 years later, Des Moines post office opens time capsule Comments (Count)
Canada: Delivery companies preparing for age-restricted deliveries of marijuana Comments (Count)
Fed up with vulnerable mail, Richmond local demands action from Postal Service Comments (Count)
Postal Service – the preferred shipper for drug dealers Comments (Count)
NALC Branch 132 Election Info Comments (Count)
APWU: Significant Payroll Issue Will Affect 90,000 Paychecks This Friday  |  Letter (image) Comments (Count)

10/16/18

A look behind the scenes of Colorado’s system of mailing ballots Comments (Count)
Mail truck stolen, leading to high-speed police pursuit Comments (Count)
South Bend residents happy to have mail service back in town Comments (Count)
Retired USPS Officer Slain in the Philippines Comments (Count)
Car crashes into Buzzards Bay post office for second time this year  |  Convertible Comments (Count)
USPS carrier airlifted after vehicle hit by truck Comments (Count)

10/15/18

AusPost Threatens ANZ Over Banking Deal Comments (Count)
UK: Posties to combat loneliness with ‘check-and-chat’ visits to elderly Brits Comments (Count)
Harvard trio studies regional post office needs Comments (Count)
Mail carriers join search for missing postal worker Comments (Count)

10/14/18

The online seller’s guide to USPS shipping rates for 2019 Comments (Count)
Bomb squad called after suspicious packages left in Sarasota post office Comments (Count)

10/13/18

Need a holiday job? UPS, FedEx, Amazon Hiring 6,600 in KC Area, USPS Also Hiring Comments (Count)
NY: Postal Inspectors and Police Arrest Three for Mail Theft Comments (Count)
Indiana mail carrier celebrates 50 years with the USPS Comments (Count)
USPS is hiring in Chicago for holiday work Comments (Count)

10/12/18

Amazon could suffer 5% income drop if proposed USPS rate hikes go into effect Comments (Count)
Lakeview residents question false U.S. Post Office delivery alerts Comments (Count)
Postal Service denies price hikes are meant to hurt Amazon Comments (Count)
NALC National Election Results: Rolando easily defeats Noble Comments (Count)

10/11/18

Former Postal Service supervisor in Springfield charged with taking bribes from tow company operators Comments (Count)
Paper: Break up Amazon before it does any more damage to America Comments (Count)
New innovations highlight their potential at POST-EXPO 2018 Comments (Count)
New Orleans: Postal manager charged with stealing over $630,000 of stamps and selling them on eBay  |  One of biggest inside thefts ever for USPS Comments (Count)

10/10/18

Mother-daughter postal workers conspired to steal items from the mail Comments (Count)
USPS OIG Says USPS Falling Short of Characteristics For a Good Retail Customer Experience Comments (Count)
Postal Service won’t honor reimbursement claims for missing mail Comments (Count)
Lawsuit seeking Postal Service eviction from downtown Milwaukee facility moved to federal court Comments (Count)

10/09/18

USPS OIG: Post Office Emergency Suspension Process Comments (Count)
PHOTOS: Postal Workers Rally in Portland Comments (Count)
Fort Ripley loses its post office Comments (Count)
26-year-old pregnant Chicago postal worker missing for nearly a week Comments (Count)
Post Office to Hire 100 in Cincinnati Comments (Count)
Police respond to accident involving postal vehicle Comments (Count)

10/08/18

USPS Workers Hold Rally in Bangor  |  Idaho  |  El Paso  |  Georgia  |  Las Cruces  |  Jacksonville  |  Wisconsin  |  Memphis  |  Indiana Comments (Count)
No mail on Monday, but postal workers won’t be idle Comments (Count)

10/07/18

The Zip code may seem benign now, but some Americans smelled a rat Comments (Count)
Postal worker caught tossing delivery out window Comments (Count)
UPS Union Ratifies Labor Deal Even Though Members Turned it Down Comments (Count)

10/06/18

How Target Plans to Beat Amazon and Walmart This Holiday Shipping Season Comments (Count)
Two postal contractors charged with stealing mail at Rochester International Airport Comments (Count)
SUV crashes into Anchor Point Post Office Comments (Count)
Mail delivery suddenly stops for Independence neighborhood Comments (Count)

10/05/18

Bernie Sanders reacts to Amazon slashing stock, incentive bonuses for hourly workers Comments (Count)
USPS contract worker throws package out of car window and it’s all caught on camera Comments (Count)
Department of Labor Cites USPS For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility Comments (Count)

10/04/18

APWU: On October 8, tell Congress that U.S. Mail is Not For Sale Comments (Count)
Former USPS employee alleges he was terminated while on FMLA leave Comments (Count)
Mail carrier dumped hundreds of letters on side of road and quit Comments (Count)
USPS truck driver killed in crash after vehicle erupts in flames Comments (Count)
Postal IG Cites Value of Blogging Comments (Count)

10/03/18

Ricin scare: Envelopes contained castor seeds, not poison Comments (Count)
USPS paying for new vehicles out of postal retirees health benefits funds? Comments (Count)
Postal Service apologizes after medicine delivered to wrong address Comments (Count)
Congress must step up to save the US Postal Service as we know it Comments (Count)
‘You do more than deliver the mail.’ Letter carriers praised for everyday acts of heroism Comments (Count)

10/02/18

Postal worker dumped a large amount of mail on busy street Comments (Count)
Ricin detected in mail sent to the Pentagon Comments (Count)
TSP Returns Mixed for the Month of September Comments (Count)
Amazon Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Comments (Count)
Post Office Supervisor Transferred, Not Fired, After Harassment Claims, Worker Says Comments (Count)
GAO: Postal Retiree Health Benefits: Unsustainable Finances Need to Be Addressed (PDF) Comments (Count)
Brooklyn postal worker charged with stealing checks from poor people on her route Comments (Count)
Hero postal carrier stops creep from allegedly trying to rape 90-year-old woman Comments (Count)

10/01/18

Caught on camera: Postal worker fired after dumping mail into dumpster Comments (Count)
Post Office Mail Truck Decision Delayed as Prototype Tests Roll On Comments (Count)
Car Plows Through Post Office Window Comments (Count)
Semi-Truck Fire at Goleta Post Office Plant Comments (Count)
Massive new mail processing plant set to open soon in Portland Comments (Count)