Postal News Archives May 2020

USPS board set to lose quorum as deputy postmaster general resigns
5.13.2020 – Federal News Network reports: “Following Stroman’s departure, the USPS board will no longer have enough members to reach a quorum, but its members have delegated authority to a Temporary Emergency Committee, which legally allows the four remaining Senate-confirmed governors to engage in all of the board’s normal decision-making.” – USPS board again loses its quorum amid further leadership turmoil Comments (Count)

USPS Board Names Logistics Executive as new Postmaster General
5.06.2020 – Federal News Network reports: “I look forward to working with the supporters of the Postal Service in Congress and the administration to ensure the Postal Service remains an integral part of the United States government,” DeJoy said in a statement. “Postal workers are the heart and soul of this institution, and I will be honored to work alongside them and their unions. It will be an incredible honor to serve as Postmaster General, and I commit myself to upholding the Postal Service’s cherished role in our nation.” – New PMG Met With Tepid Response From Mailers, Employees Can you run the USPS from an Ottawa mansion? Why Do Wealthy People In Public Service Get Criticized? NALC Statement APWU Statement He’s a billionaire! Greensboro Businessman Louis DeJoy Washington Post: Top Republican Fundraiser and Trump Ally Wife Aldona Wos Nominated by Trump to Be Ambassador to Canada Comments (Count)

USPS Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results
5.08.2020 – USPS reports: “Although the pandemic did not have significant impact on our financial condition in our second quarter, we anticipate that our business will suffer potentially dire consequences for the remainder of the year, and we are already feeling those impacts during the last half of March. At a time when America needs the Postal Service more than ever, the pandemic is starting to have a significant effect on our business with mail volumes plummeting as a result of the pandemic,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan.” – Barron’s: USPS loses $4.5 Billion in quarter, and more pain is coming CNN: USPS warns coronavirus threatens its survival Comments (Count)

USPS Board Names Logistics Executive as new Postmaster General
5.06.2020 – Federal News Network reports: “I look forward to working with the supporters of the Postal Service in Congress and the administration to ensure the Postal Service remains an integral part of the United States government,” DeJoy said in a statement. “Postal workers are the heart and soul of this institution, and I will be honored to work alongside them and their unions. It will be an incredible honor to serve as Postmaster General, and I commit myself to upholding the Postal Service’s cherished role in our nation.” – New PMG Met With Tepid Response From Mailers, Employees Can you run the USPS from an Ottawa mansion? Why Do Wealthy People In Public Service Get Criticized? NALC Statement APWU Statement He’s a billionaire! Greensboro Businessman Louis DeJoy Washington Post: Top Republican Fundraiser and Trump Ally Wife Aldona Wos Nominated by Trump to Be Ambassador to Canada Comments (Count)

5/26/20

Postal workers keep working during crisis serving public – Comments (Count)
USPS OK District hosts ‘grow your business’ Zoom workshops – Comments (Count)
Will USPS Survive Despite Tanking Direct Mail Revenue? – Comments (Count)
Canada Post tests the waters for postal banking with pilot projects, funding for study – Comments (Count)
Portland Caravan Supports Essential Workers – Comments (Count)
A Letter From an 11-Year-Old To Her Mail Carrier Reminds Us of the Power of Empathy – Comments (Count)

5/25/20

Man dies after crashing SUV into parked postal truck – Comments (Count)
Mail carriers getting shot with paintball guns in DC, USPS says – Comments (Count)
Yonkers mail carrier launches online fundraiser to help families in need – Comments (Count)

5/24/20

Collectors continue to find upright varieties of $2 Jenny – Comments (Count)
FedEx Ground contractors say COVID-19 is causing a volume spike surpassing Christmas – Comments (Count)
USPS Mailman Creates Custom Mandalorian Helmet to Deliver Mail In – Comments (Count)

5/23/20

Retired postal carrier picks up St. Paul neighborhood trash – Comments (Count)
Postal cactus pays tribute to USPS workers – Comments (Count)
USPS disputes Denver’s report of a coronavirus death tied to mail distribution hub – Comments (Count)

5/22/20

Family accepts 40-year service pin for postal worker who passed away – Comments (Count)
USPS tests temperature check ‘proof of concept’ for postal employees – Comments (Count)
Is the USPS Planning to Drop Uniform Pricing? – Comments (Count)
Crash sends postal carrier to hospital – Comments (Count)
Fogle retires after 40 years of delivering – Comments (Count)
Denver orders closure of USPS facility that handles mail for all of Colorado, Wyoming  |  USPS Colorado: We Remain Open USPS Defies Order Comments (Count)

5/21/20

Mnuchin Says Postal Service May Not Need $10 Billion Virus Loan – Comments (Count)
These Federal Agencies Have Seen the Most COVID-19 Deaths – Comments (Count)
Congressman demands investigation of USPS mayhem – Comments (Count)
Post Office hires extra help for coronavirus-fueled surge in online shopping package deliveries – Comments (Count)
USPS Needs Fixing. Wall Street Has a Plan – Comments (Count)
Stamps.com challenges USPS decision to end customized postage – Comments (Count)

5/20/20

DC complains of late, missing mail; USPS cites personnel shortage during pandemic – Comments (Count)
Georgia Letter Carriers Secretary Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement – Comments (Count)
Taub: Ensuring Universal Postal Service is Delivered to America – Comments (Count)
NALC Debuts New ‘Heroes Delivering’ Videos – Comments (Count)
USPS tests new ways to protect employees from coronavirus – Comments (Count)

5/19/20

TSP announces upcoming COVID-19 loans, withdrawals – Comments (Count)
Some election mail wasn’t picked up on election day, officials say – Comments (Count)
Fremont neighborhood thanks postal, waste workers – Comments (Count)
HEROES Act includes help for USPS, but Trump unlikely to go along with massive spending package – Comments (Count)

5/18/20

National Geographic: The tumultuous history of the USPS – and its constant fight for survival – Comments (Count)
The USPS now has 5,000 in quarantine and only enough cash to last through September – Comments (Count)
Local history: It’s all in the delivery – Comments (Count)
PHOTOS: Mail a big job these days – Comments (Count)
Madison postal workers march on along routes despite health, financial uncertainty – Comments (Count)
Christmas but worse: Brockton letter carriers deliver 9,000 packages in one day (to a city of 95,000 people) – Comments (Count)

5/17/20

Postal carriers among those on front lines of COVID-19 – Comments (Count)
New Hampshire postal worker leaves gift cards for 2020 grads on his route – Comments (Count)
Wadena Post Office has 30% increase in packages – Comments (Count)
Post offices, beloved community hubs, fight virus-era threat – Comments (Count)

5/16/20

NPMHU: 60 Postal Workers Have Died From COVID-19 – Comments (Count)
NALC: Interest Arbitration Dates Scheduled – Comments (Count)
Denver post office stays open despite public health order that it close – Comments (Count)
‘I love the post office’: What Utah is saying about its postal workers – Comments (Count)

5/15/20

GovExec Daily: Postal Leadership and Financial Issues – Comments (Count)
The Postal Service Collapse That Isn’t Happening – Comments (Count)
‘I don’t know what I’d do without you’: Postal workers are helping the community through pandemic – Comments (Count)
USPS Reportedly Considering Price Hikes as Trump’s Takeover of the Beloved Agency Accelerates – Comments (Count)
‘We’re like a lifeline’: Postal Workers Fight Fear To Work During Pandemic – Comments (Count)
Fountain Square mail carrier threatened, attacked over undelivered package – Comments (Count)
Syracuse USPS sees 30% increase of package deliveries – more than Christmas – Comments (Count)
The State of the Postal Service in 8 Charts – Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: Late and Extra Trips at the Philadelphia Processing and Distribution Center – Comments (Count)

5/14/20

Postal worker retires after 34 years – Comments (Count)
Mail delivery in metro Detroit slowed due to COVID-19, staffing shortages – Comments (Count)
Postal Service to Review Package Delivery Fees as Trump Influence Grows  |  Reassessing Comments (Count)
Taylor Swift sends special delivery to fan who’s been lifting postal workers’ spirits – Comments (Count)
Greensboro postal worker uses stimulus check for high school seniors – Comments (Count)
Stamps.com customized postage to end June 16 – Comments (Count)

5/13/20

Contractor killed by exploding fire extinguisher inside Chelsea USPS facility – Comments (Count)
Essential Workers: A day in the life of a postal worker – Comments (Count)
Postal Service Delays Production Contract for New Mail Truck – Comments (Count)
NY: Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Coronavirus – Comments (Count)
NALC: Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Honolulu Convention – Comments (Count)

5/12/20

House rescue package includes $25 billion for Postal Service – Comments (Count)
Ketchikan postal trucks lead funeral procession – Comments (Count)
Political Battle Over USPS Future, Fed Bailout Continues as Mail Declines – Comments (Count)
The Postal Museum: The Post Office in the 1918 Influenza Outbreak – Comments (Count)
VIDEO: USPS: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – Comments (Count)

5/11/20

How the U.S. Postal Service Shaped American Society and Democracy – Comments (Count)
Postal Service blames ‘error’ after woman with coronavirus told she would no longer get mail – Comments (Count)
John Oliver Launches Branded Stamps to Support USPS – Comments (Count)
USPS mail truck hits and critically injures Greenwich Village pedestrian – Comments (Count)
VICE: Coronavirus Could Finally Kill the U.S. Postal Service – Comments (Count)
WSJ: The Postal Service Remains a Vital Service – Comments (Count)

5/10/20

A Fight Over the Future of the Mail Breaks Down Along Familiar Lines – Comments (Count)
Rain or shine, he is out delivering: Lake Elsinore hero – Comments (Count)
Chicago Postal Worker and Mother of Three Dies of COVID-19 One Week After Giving Birth – Comments (Count)

5/09/20

Chicago letter carrier, 31, dies of COVID-19 – Comments (Count)
USPS package surge amid pandemic not expected to help bottom line – Comments (Count)
Travelling door to door through the COVID-19 pandemic – Comments (Count)
Supporters rally in Portland to save USPS – Comments (Count)

5/08/20

USPS sees increased demand, new safety measures amid virus – Comments (Count)
PRC Analysis for FY 2019 Shows Postal Service Financial Losses are Largest in a Decade (PDF) – Comments (Count)
USPS OIG: Reevaluating the Universal Service Obligation – Comments (Count)
Man says he just received a postcard from 1987 after coronavirus deep cleaning at his post office – Comments (Count)
USPS outlook worsens during coronavirus, Democrats fear it’s pawn for Trump vs. Amazon – Comments (Count)

5/07/20

Democratic senators urge Mnuchin not to politicize the struggling USPS – Comments (Count)
Postal Service seeks to hire 400 new workers in Sacramento to meet package processing demands – Comments (Count)

5/06/20

Online retailers spend millions on ads backing Postal Service bailout – Comments (Count)
Michigan postal worker with suspected coronavirus dies weeks before retirement – Comments (Count)
Postal Service is Essential to National Security – Comments (Count)
David Williams Resigns From USPS Board of Governors | Quorum Remains | Resignation a Protest Against Treasury Aspirations? Comments (Count)
Business Insider: USPS is Subsidizing Bezos’ Quest to Turn Amazon Into a Delivery Machine – Comments (Count)
GovExec Podcast: The State of the Postal Service – Comments (Count)
Amazon Challenged to ‘Build Their Own Post Office’ – Comments (Count)
A mail art renaissance is growing in the US – just as the postal service struggles to survive – Comments (Count)
Man pleads guilty to crashing into mail truck, seriously injuring carrier, because he was upset with USPS – Comments (Count)

5/05/20

Democrats to push for $25 billion for Postal Service, Oversight chairwoman says – Comments (Count)
1,000 hand sanitizer bottles delivered to USPS workers at Fort Lauderdale post office – Comments (Count)
USPS needs major reforms, not a bailout – Comments (Count)
Former USPS employee admits filing false documents to receive over $650,000 in workers’ compensation – Comments (Count)
Girl, 11, and postal workers share heartwarming notes – Comments (Count)
Waltham Postal Worker Discharged After Month In Hospital With Coronavirus – Comments (Count)

5/04/20

Amazon VP quits, destroys company for firing of whistleblowers in scorched earth letter | Bezos on track to become world’s first trillionaire as virus boosts Amazon’s fortunes Comments (Count)
Commentary: If the USPS sinks, so does my business – Comments (Count)
Illinois postal workers call for feds’ help – Comments (Count)
TSP Funds Rebound in April After Dismal March – Comments (Count)
Amid coronavirus lockdown, India Post still delivers – because nobody else can – Comments (Count)
Balloon release planned for postal worker who was shot and killed – Comments (Count)

5/03/20

Mailman honored at the White House for going above and beyond – Comments (Count)
Trump called the USPS a joke: But the American post office is still magic – and I can prove it – Comments (Count)
USPS seeing 40% increase in packages for this time of year, similar to Christmas – Comments (Count)
Huge sinkhole in post office parking lot swallows employee’s car – Comments (Count)

5/02/20

House coalition sees public support for USPS as leverage for emergency funding negotiations – Comments (Count)
Postal Bankruptcy Would Hit Rural America Hardest – Comments (Count)
Man admits to shooting USPS letter carrier; He’ll get 10 years to life in prison – Comments (Count)
USPS’ law enforcement wing could use some help as well – Comments (Count)

5/01/20

Postal Service, beset by funding woes, faces new fight over mail-in voting – Comments (Count)
APWU: New Poll Shows Two-Thirds of the Public Supports Stimulus Funding for the USPS – Comments (Count)
Mail has never been more important. Here’s what it’s like to be a postal worker now – Comments (Count)
Amid coronavirus shock, lawmakers look to save USPS from disaster – Comments (Count)
Billings: Postal workers stay safe, and stem financial losses, amid pandemic – Comments (Count)
GoFundMe Page for Angela Summers, Letter Carrier Killed in Indianapolis – Comments (Count)