Postal News Archives October 2020

10/20/20

Bloomberg: USPS Still Not Sorting Election Mail Fast Enough, States Say Comments (Count)
Forbes: Here’s Where the Postal Service’s Mail Delays Could Have the Biggest Impact on the Election Comments (Count)
The Post Office in a Decent Society Comments (Count)
Two New Jersey congressmen prevented from touring Kearny Post Office sorting facility Comments (Count)
Some North Texans Who Requested Mail-In Ballots Are Choosing to Vote in Person Comments (Count)
Cellphone videos show overflowing mailboxes in parts of DC and Montgomery County Comments (Count)

10/19/20

OPM Announces 2021 Health, Dental and Vision Program Premiums Comments (Count)
Combined Federal Campaign 2020 Comments (Count)
Quartz: Postal Workers Really Do Not Feel Safe | 500 OSHA Safety Complaints Each Day Comments (Count)
USPS News Link: Don’t show prerecorded movies at facilities Comments (Count)
Green Country resident battles misdelivered mail Comments (Count)
AI Initiatives at the US Post Office: Final Rethink Before We Dissolve It Comments (Count)
The Postal Service is Under Attack. Our Research Shows Who This Hurts Most Comments (Count)

10/18/20

This Holiday Crunch Starts Early With More Packages Than Means to Deliver Them Comments (Count)
Amazon Prime delivery truck hits car, jumps curb, crashes into house Comments (Count)
Police investigating Bishopville Post Office fire as arson Comments (Count)
A New Agenda for Postal Reform Comments (Count)

10/17/20

Snow, rain nor COVID-19 stops essential USPS carriers Comments (Count)
Across the Fence: Mail Comments (Count)
Suspect allegedly steals mail truck in DC, leads police on chase Comments (Count)
Fred Segal launches limited-edition clothing line to support USPS | Fred Segal X USPS Comments (Count)
Former Oregon postal worker sentenced to federal prison after stealing over 400 cellphones Comments (Count)
DeJoy Divesting From Former Company That Contracts With Postal Service Comments (Count)

10/16/20

Postal Service Receives High Praise From Gen Z’ers Comments (Count)
New Winter Scenes Forever Stamps Now Available Comments (Count)
U.S. Postal Service Benches Its Police Officers Before Election Comments (Count)
Postal employee who discarded 112 Louisville ballots could face federal charges Comments (Count)
PA postal workers face federal charges for dumping mail in trash Comments (Count)
417 million pieces of 2020 election mail have already been sent Comments (Count)
Forsyth residents head to polls despite requesting ballots, citing their mistrust in USPS Comments (Count)

10/15/20

St. Louis postal handlers treasurer charged with embezzlement of $184,138 from union Comments (Count)
DC residents still having mail delivery issues while USPS insists its ready for Nov. 3 Comments (Count)
People are planning to dress as postal workers for Halloween Comments (Count)
Six employees at Tallahassee USPS location test positive for COVID-19 Comments (Count)
Washington Post: Postal workers are falsifying data, records show. Workers say it’s to boost on-time delivery statistics Comments (Count)
Was your mail late on Tuesday? Here’s why Comments (Count)
USPS investigates mail box break-in at Denver apartment complex Comments (Count)
Postal Service gives up legal fight, agrees to reverse service changes Comments (Count)

10/14/20

Postal vehicle hit by pickup truck while delivering mail Comments (Count)
USPS worker who threw out mail is Qanon follower: report | USPS special agents find massive amount of mail Comments (Count)
Prime Day, early holiday sales create potential for USPS ballot delivery tie-ups Comments (Count)
Amazon delivery drivers can’t pursue OT suit as a group Comments (Count)
USPS Watchdog Probes Change of Address Failure Comments (Count)
NALC postpones Great Postal Strike 50th Anniversary Dinner again Comments (Count)
Picture shows mail-in ballots leaking from Austin collection box Comments (Count)

10/13/20

CNBC: How the U.S. Post Office got into a financial black hole Comments (Count)
The Flood of Amazon Prime Day packages won’t delay your mail-in ballot Comments (Count)
New Data From USPS Shows Just How Much Americans Temporarily Moved During Pandemic Comments (Count)
eBay advises sellers to look at USPS alternatives Comments (Count)
Federal agents raid home of Pittsburgh-area mail carrier, collect bags of suspected undelivered mail Comments (Count)

10/12/20

Mural depicting slavery covered up at Catonsville Post Office Comments (Count)
Pitney Bowes, turning 100, shifts to ecommerce as its trusted postage meter recedes into the past Comments (Count)
17 employees at USPS processing center in Las Vegas test positive for the coronavirus Comments (Count)

10/11/20

Postal carrier helps Norwalk man who cut himself with a chainsaw Comments (Count)
Mel Stahmer, a proud union member, was the kind of mailman who knew everyone on his route Comments (Count)
Hamilton post office sees substantial increase in incoming student mail Comments (Count)
USPS Hiring on Staten Island Comments (Count)
Postal workers pay tribute to employee killed in hit-and-run with a procession in Portsmouth Comments (Count)
CNN: DeJoy donated nearly $700,000 to Trump’s convention, new filings show Comments (Count)

10/10/20

California is ready to pilot a postal banking solution Comments (Count)
Workhorse seen as ‘the best fit’ by investment banking firm for new USPS mail truck Comments (Count)
CBS 58 Investigates: USPS Mail Truck Fires Comments (Count)
USPS Announces New Prices for 2021 Comments (Count)
USPS on-time performance dips again as millions prepare to mail 2020 ballots | NBC News Comments (Count)

10/09/20

Seinfeld Mailman Newman’s Video on the USPS and Voting Comments (Count)
Workhorse short seller says USPS prototype vehicle rolled down a hill after emergency brake failure, injuring driver Comments (Count)
Philly mailman surprises 2-year-old with USPS uniform for Halloween Comments (Count)

10/08/20

Maine postal workers reassemble dismantled high-speed letter sorting machine Comments (Count)
Man arrested after unprovoked attack on postal worker Comments (Count)
USPS investigating after mail found in dumpster in Virginia Beach Comments (Count)
VICE: The High Price of ‘Making the Numbers’ at the USPS Comments (Count)
What’s the Real Reason Behind the Post Office Removing Mercedes Badges From Its New Vans? Comments (Count)
Blaine mail carrier retires after 29 years on the job Comments (Count)
PHOTOS: USPS Election Mail Delivery in Action Comments (Count)
Albuquerque artist says 20% of her mail has been delayed for weeks Comments (Count)
Postal Service cuts are cutting into its law enforcement mission Comments (Count)

10/07/20

This Las Vegas postal plant has at least 24 COVID cases. OSHA is investigating Comments (Count)
Philly Postal Workers Say Changes From Postmaster General Slowed Down Mail Delivery Comments (Count)
USPS Partners With Casetify on Phone Accessories | You’ve Got Mail: USPS x CASETiFY Comments (Count)
USPS employee arrested, accused of dumping mail, including ballots, in New Jersey Comments (Count)
Mail delivery robot makes test run on Tokyo road amid pandemic Comments (Count)
Here’s how USPS plans to restore on-time mail delivery Comments (Count)
Las Vegas: Post office leases warehouse space to handle holiday season mail Comments (Count)
Postal Service Ready to Deliver Holiday Cheer to Service Members Worldwide Comments (Count)

10/07/20

This Las Vegas postal plant has at least 24 COVID cases. OSHA is investigating Comments (Count)
Philly Postal Workers Say Changes From Postmaster General Slowed Down Mail Delivery Comments (Count)
USPS Partners With Casetify on Phone Accessories | You’ve Got Mail: USPS x CASETiFY Comments (Count)
USPS employee arrested, accused of dumping mail, including ballots, in New Jersey Comments (Count)
Mail delivery robot makes test run on Tokyo road amid pandemic Comments (Count)
Here’s how USPS plans to restore on-time mail delivery Comments (Count)
Las Vegas: Post office leases warehouse space to handle holiday season mail Comments (Count)
Postal Service Ready to Deliver Holiday Cheer to Service Members Worldwide Comments (Count)

10/06/20

NYT: For Postal Workers, the Challenges Go Way Beyond Ballots Comments (Count)
Boxes of delayed Lehigh Valley mail sitting in Scranton as part of USPS ‘sabotage,’ senator says Comments (Count)
Postal Service Warns ‘Massive Operational Disruptions’ Possible Amid Nationwide Injunctions Comments (Count)
CNN: Why the Postal Service is in deep financial trouble Comments (Count)
Alaska election office sends 81,681 ballots to post office for delivery Comments (Count)
Woman, 28, killed in collision with postal truck in Brooklyn Comments (Count)
PAC Led by Chairman of Postal Service Board of Governors Pours $20 Million to Rescue N. Carolina Senator Comments (Count)
CNN: On-time delivery of first-class mail, which contains ballots, plummets Comments (Count)
Biden Promises Cash Infusion, End of Prefunding Mandate for USPS Comments (Count)

10/05/20

Postal worker injured in traffic collision Comments (Count)
Postal workers put to the test Comments (Count)
USPS confirms ballots were dumped, said they have been delivered Comments (Count)

10/04/20

NALC: Election mail task force update for letter carriers Comments (Count)
Senator Markey Calling for $25 Billion to Help Support the USPS Comments (Count)

10/03/20

Las Vegas postal workers see surge of COVID cases at central facility Comments (Count)
Postal union leader testifies that visiting U.S. congressman was duped during San Antonio post office visit Comments (Count)
USPS, South Milwaukee Defend Choice Not to Test Employees After Positive COVID-19 Test Comments (Count)
NALC Labor 2020 VVA Phone Bank 10/4/20 Sign Up Comments (Count)

10/02/20

Postal Service to Hire Hundreds in Illinois, Wisconsin Comments (Count)
How the USPS Chooses Its Literary Stamps Comments (Count)
Sorting machine removed from Waterloo Post Office is returned Comments (Count)
UK: Postmasters celebrate huge victory against convictions Comments (Count)
Poll: Americans abandoning plans to vote by mail Comments (Count)
Amazon said nearly 20,000 workers got coronavirus Comments (Count)
Friend remembers postal worker who died after Portsmouth hit-and-run Comments (Count)
DC Residents Concerned After Mail-In Ballots Left Unsecured by Carrier Comments (Count)

10/01/20

Do It Now: A Timeline of the Postal Service’s Work Hour Reduction Plan Comments (Count)
Twelve times postal workers went above and beyond for their community Comments (Count)
In NC, consequences of Postal Service slowdown extend beyond the mailbox Comments (Count)
5G at the Post Office? Comments (Count)
PMG DeJoy Confirms Additional Resources to Ensure Successful Delivery of Election Mail Comments (Count)
W. Virginia official debunks Trump claim about postal worker selling ballots Comments (Count)
VICE: Why Amazon is Actually Good for the USPS Comments (Count)
A few USPS plants are reinstalling mail sorting machines. But in Philly, more changes that could cause mail delays Comments (Count)