Postal Articles

October 25, 2020
Trump-damaged Postal Service still lagging in key states raising mail-in ballot concerns
Fearful calls flood election offices as Trump attacks mail-in voting, threatening participation in GOP

Georgia: Yet another LLV postal truck fire
Political mail piling up across Maine in unusual election year
Chinese companies could invest in Cuba’s postal sector
Detroit mail delivery slowest in the nation, data shows
Native David Hyslip has spent 47 meaningful years with the Postal Service
USPS mail carrier has adorable encounter with furry admirer in Cleveland
Don't sell our embattled, hardworking postal officials short
100 Million Ballots, But Experts Say 'Heaven And Earth' Being Moved For Election Mail

October 24, 2020
USPS boosts extra trips, returns mail processing machines to service
USPS shares how mail-in ballots are delivered in unprecedented election
Postal Service to take ‘extraordinary efforts’ to find missing Indiana ballots
Austria's postal service issues 'corona stamp' printed on toilet paper
Senate Democrat: USPS mail delivery improving, but still unacceptably low
Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway
Podcast: The Consequences of DeJoy's USPS Changes
Can USPS cash in on its geolocation data?
Wisconsin Postal Service Facilities Violating Federal Court Orders, Not Reconnecting Sorting Machines,
Lawmaker Says

USPS Issues New Service Performance Report for the Week of October 10th
Will mailed-in ballots be delivered on time?
Maine supreme court declines to extend mail-in vote deadline
Higgins Responds to Report Confirming USPS Operational Changes Initiated by Postmaster DeJoy Led to
“Significant Negative Service Impacts Across the Country”

States Lose Fight to Get USPS Outside Monitor for Election Mail
U.S Rep. Velázquez Questions Postal Bust in Brooklyn

October 23, 2020
U.S. Postal Service has delivered more than 100 million ballots
Postal Service Taking New ‘Extraordinary Measures’ To Speed Up Ballot Delivery For Election
$35K reward after mail carrier robbed in North Hollywood
Prescott postal worker marks important career milestone
Thousands of Wisconsinites, including postal workers, raise alarm about mail system
Congresswoman questions postal bust in Sunset Park
Lawmaker Blasts DeJoy For Blocking Democrats From Postal Service Facilities
Viewpoint: The Postal Service will deliver on mail-in voting
Rep. Lawrence Statement on Release of the USPS IG’s Report on PMG DeJoy’s Operational Changes
PMG discusses election with employees in Philadelphia
Carper Statement on OIG Report Confirming Abrupt USPS Policy Changes Resulted in Detrimental Delivery
USPS OIG – Expedited Packaging Supplies Program Costs
USPS Holiday Season 2020
USPS Has Made 57 Changes to Mail Operations Since Louis DeJoy Took Over
Postal Service awards $5 million contract to Postmaster DeJoy's former company XPO
Judge orders Postal Service to restore high-speed mail sorting machines
More Than 25% Of First-Class Mail Not Being Delivered On Time In Baltimore
FBI investigating after threatening letters mailed to President Trump supporters
Some partisan activities allowed for employees

October 22, 2020
Miss America 2020 Attending Postal Service Ceremony For Drug Free USA Stamp Dedication Oct. 27
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Demands Answers from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about Ongoing Delays in
Mail Delivery to Wisconsinites
Key swing states vulnerable to USPS slowdowns as millions vote by mail, data shows
Postal Carrier Veteran Adjusts to COVID-19 Mail Delivery
What Are Mail Carriers Saying About the Mail?
CT postal supervisor admits to stealing packages from Middletown post office
USPS to recognize veterans’ service for Veterans Day
Wisconsin Postal Worker Charged with Misappropriating Funds & Faking Records
We mailed 64 letters, packages in battleground states to check on mail delays. Here’s what we found
Are USPS transportation policies still causing mail delays?
Mail delays continue to plague Detroit, Peters report finds
Caught on cam: Postal carrier tosses packages, then woman with stroller steals it
OIG: Operational Changes to Mail Delivery
The Law that Indebted the USPS Is Even Worse Than You Think
Drug Free USA stamp to be dedicated Oct. 27
Dem lawmakers accuse Postal Service of illegally blocking visits
Postal workers accused of interfering with US election mail-in ballots

October 21, 2020
Delivery Driver Shot in Philly's Queen Village Neighborhood
Fact check: Photo of discarded mail is not ballots cast for Trump
Stop Act deadline looms for U.S. Postal Service
USPS Still Not Sorting Election Mail Fast Enough, States Say
Here's Where the Postal Service's Mail Delays Could Have the Biggest Impact on the Election
The Postal Inspection Service warns about new scam
USPS OIG – Operational Changes to Mail Delivery by PMG DeJoy
U.S. Postal Service still not sorting election mail fast enough, Michigan and other states say
USPS did not analyze how changes would affect mail delivery, watchdog says
Nearly 150 Las Vegas postal workers have had COVID-19
USPS did not analyze how changes would affect mail delivery, watchdog says | USPS IG: Postal service
changes compounded significant negative service | Report (PDF)
Stop Act deadlines looms for USPS
New Jersey Postal Service Employee Admits Stealing Mail
2020 U.S. Postal Service Election Mail Fact Sheet
USPS Postal Pulse Results Reported
Postal workers are filing 500 OSHA safety complaints each day

October 20, 2020
The Post Office in a Decent Society
Cellphone videos show overflowing mailboxes in parts of DC and Montgomery County MD
Former Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Role in Marijuana Conspiracy
Postal Worker Charged in Federal Court After Alleged Theft of Vote-by-Mail Ballot, Gift and Debit Cards, and
Other Mail
2 New Jersey congressmen prevented from touring Kearny NJ Post Office sorting facility
Lawmakers encourage people to vote; thank town clerks, postal workers
Long before post offices became political flash points, this artist was photographing them
Postal workers really do not feel safe
Some North Texans Who Requested Mail-In Ballots Are Choosing to Vote in Person
Combined Federal Campaign 2020
Miami Beach Letter Carrier Admits To ‘Stealing Mail Sporadically’ For The Past 2 Years
Denver Ballots Being Dumped According to Multiple Reports
PMG addresses employees in new video
Today in History: Anthrax was discovered in a House postal facility on Capitol Hill
OIG: Making Sure Every American Vote Overseas is Delivered
Legislation to Repurpose Decommissioned USPS Mailboxes as Ballot Drop Boxes Advances
Man to face federal charges for arson at Bishopville Post Office in 2020 and 2017

October 19, 2020
OPM Announces 2021 Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums
Decision day going postal: Will mail-in ballots be delivered on time?
Holiday Crunch Starts Early With More Packages Than Means to Deliver Them
Watchdog says DeJoy's delayed XPO divestiture will not absolve him of possible previous conflicts
USPS News Link: Don't show prerecorded movies at facilities
Green Country resident battles misdelivered mail
AI Initiatives at the US Post Office: Final Rethink Before We Dissolve It  
The Postal Service is Under Attack. Our Research Shows Who This Hurts Most
Postal Service, Chewy, UPS, others hiring thousands of seasonal employees
Decision day going postal: Will mail-in ballots be delivered on time?
Reports of False Postal Delivery Scans Worry Sellers

October 18, 2020
Post office mural depicting slavery is covered
A New Agenda for Postal Reform
Court Says Michigan Cannot Count Ballots Received After Election Day
A Kentucky postal worker who trashed over 100 mail-in absentee ballots was fired and could face federal
Police investigating Bishopville, SC Post Office fire as arson
This Holiday Crunch Starts Early With More Packages Than Means to Deliver Them
Amazon Prime delivery truck hits car, jumps curb, crashes into house
A New Agenda for Postal Reform

October 17, 2020
Snow, rain nor COVID-19 stops essential USPS carriers
Across the Fence: Mail
Suspect allegedly steals mail truck in DC, leads police on chase
Postal Service Receives High Praise From Gen Z'ers
U.S. Postal Service Benches Its Police Officers Before Election
Ohio postal worker investigated for alleged Facebook comment
No playing politics - Postal employees reminded of Hatch Act prohibitions
More Billings voters report vandalized ballots - mailbox theft
Mailboxes left wide open at NW Bend, OR apartments leave voters concerned
Michigan court overturns absentee ballot extension
USPS integrates Click-N-Ship, Label Broker
Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Week begins
DeJoy’s Postal Service Changes Have Now Been Struck Down 8 Times In Court
Feds Arrest NJ Post Office Custodian In $15,000 Theft Of Checks, Cash
U.S. Postal Officials Looking At Enfield Absentee Ballot Problem
AED: The Big Postal Issue That Needs More Attention

October 16, 2020
U.S. Postal Service Benches Its Police Officers Before Election
Louis DeJoy Forced To Divest From Former Company That Contracts With Postal Service
St Louis mail handlers union official charged with embezzlement of labor union assets
Will There Be an End-of-Year Retirement Exodus?
USPS Delivering More Mail on Time After Walking Back DeJoy’s Reforms
PA postal workers face federal charges for dumping mail in trash
417 million pieces of 2020 election mail have already been sent
Forsyth residents head to polls despite requesting ballots, citing their mistrust in USPS
DC residents still having mail delivery issues while USPS insists its ready for Nov. 3
People are planning to dress as postal workers for Halloween
Six employees at Tallahassee USPS location test positive for COVID-19
NPMHU Prevails in National Arbitration Regarding MHA Discipline
USPS investigates theft of absentee ballots in Norwalk
Ten Defendants Charged For Unemployment Insurance Fraud - One Was A Nevada Postal Employee
Postal employee who discarded 112 Louisville ballots no longer works for USPS, could face federal charges
Worries about postal service and mail-in ballots push early voters to in-person polling places
NY officials optimistic about fixes to mail-in voting system
The U.S. Postal Service Continues to Maintain Service Performance Amid Surge in Mail Volume
DeJoy’s Donations to GOP Convention May Align With Wife’s Ambassador Nomination
USPS Needs Monitor to Ensure Election Compliance, States Say
CREW sues USPS on Louis DeJoy conflicts
Most Nonprofit Mail Rates To Jump in 2021

October 15, 2020
Amazon staffers demand paid time off to vote in 2020 election
The Speedy Mail-In Ballot Plan that Can Thwart Trump’s Election Power Grab
California Man Convicted of United States Postal Service Mail Bombing
Former Oregon Postal Worker Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Over 400 Mobile Phones Out of Packages in
the Mail
Lehigh Valley residents ask, why did the mail come so late or not at all on Tuesday?
Postal workers are falsifying data to boost on-time delivery statistics, records show
USPS, already drowning in packages, now juggling Prime Day, holiday sales on top of ballots
USPS investigates mail box break-in at Denver apartment complex
Postal Service gives up legal fight, agrees to reverse service changes
Postal vehicle hit by pickup truck while delivering mail
USPS worker who threw out mail is Qanon follower: report | USPS special agents find massive amount of mail
OIG: Using Data to STOP Opioids
The Fate of the USPS Rests in the Ballot Box
Vermont Delegation Demands Postmaster General Deliver and Install Critical Mail Processing Machine to
White River Junction Facility
New USPS vice president – Pastre now leading government relations
New Christmas Stamp Features ‘Our Lady of Guápulo’
Feds Will Pay 4.9% More Toward Health Care Premiums Next Year
USPS Delays Decision On LLV Replacement Until the End of the Year

October 14, 2020
Northern Michigan post office 'engulfed' in flames
USPS resolves issue after photo shows mail-in ballots leaking from USPS box in Austin
USPS Inspector General Probes Change of Address Failure
Amazon Delivery Drivers Can't Pursue OT Suit As A Group
PMG DeJoy Champions USPS Employee Commitment to a Safe and Secure Election
Former North Carolina Postal Employee Pled Guilty to Stealing Mail
Caught On Camera: Pennsylvania postal worker seen dumping mail into trash
The circular journey of one uncounted 2020 Pennsylvania mail ballot
With the shift to voting by mail, it may take much of November to determine if Trump or Biden won
Social Security Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021
USPS has three pandemic-related websites
Honoring a sacred trust – Latest PMG video focuses on elections

October 13, 2020
Great Postal Strike 50th anniversary dinner update
Video: How The U.S. Postal Service Fell Into A Financial Black Hole
eBay Advises Sellers to Look at USPS Alternatives
The flood of Amazon Prime Day packages won't delay your mail-in ballot
Federal Agents Raid Home Of Pittsburgh-Area Mail Carrier, Collect Bags Of Suspected Undelivered Mail
OIG Estimates That USPS Overpaid Injured Employees $3.9 Million Annually
The all-too-real possibility of an election fiasco
Wichita Falls, TX postal truck fire
Peters Releases Investigative Update Showing Postal Service On-Time Delivery Remains a Concern Despite
U.S. Postal Service contract could mean $800M for Lordstown Motors
Postal Service, now under fire, vastly overspent on its employee relocation program
Woman Finds Discarded Ballots Near South Los Angeles ATM
CBS 58 Investigates: USPS mail truck fires

October 12, 2020
Columbus Day
Pitney Bowes, turning 100, shifts to ecommerce as its trusted postage meter recedes into the past
Mel Stahmer, a proud union member, was the kind of mailman who knew everyone on his route
Hamilton post office sees substantial increase in incoming student mail
USPS Hiring on Staten Island
Mural depicting slavery covered up at Catonsville Post Office
17 employees at USPS processing center in Las Vegas test positive for the coronavirus
Congressman Riggleman Co-sponsors Bipartisan Bill To Address Concerns About 2020 Election Fraud and to
Improve the Security of the Mail-in Ballots
Feds cleared to investigate when it suspects election fraud involving USPS, defense employees

October 11, 2020
Postal workers pay tribute to employee killed in hit-and-run with a procession in Portsmouth
California is ready to pilot a postal banking solution
‘Everyday Hero’: Postal Carrier Helps Norwalk Man Who Cut Himself With Chainsaw
Postal worker dies after being hit by car in Portsmouth
Postal workers pay tribute to employee killed in hit-and-run with a procession in Portsmouth
Despite late deliveries this summer, local postal officials confident they will handle rush of mailed election
Des Moines man concerned after he says mail-in ballot was returned to his home
SANTA MONICA - Several dozen mail-in ballots were found in two different trash cans on Friday

October 10, 2020
U.S. Postal Service contract could mean $800M for Lordstown Motors
CBS 58 Investigates: USPS mail truck fires
USPS on-time performance dips again as millions prepare to mail 2020 ballots
Connecticut Absentee Ballot Investigation handed off to Office of Inspector General of U.S. Postal Service
Without secrecy sleeves, your mail-in ballot might not count
About 50,000 Ohio voters receive wrong absentee ballots
Postal Mail Delivery Still Facing Delays As Election Nears, Senate Report Finds
EAP can help during trying times
New Stamps Showcase Winter Scenes
America’s postal service is a rural lifeline—and it’s in jeopardy
USPS additional-ounce, postcard rates to go up in 2021
DeJoy donated nearly $700,000 to Trump's convention, new filings show

October 9, 2020
Texas gunman sentenced for shooting postal worker
Maine postal workers reassemble dismantled high-speed letter sorting machine
San Antonio man arrested after unprovoked attack on postal worker had grievance against USPS, police say
USPS investigating after mail found in dumpster in Virginia Beach
The High Price of 'Making the Numbers' at the USPS
What's the Real Reason Behind the Post Office Removing Mercedes Badges From Its New Vans?
Video: Is the United States Postal Service Essential?
Bergen County Postal Employee Arrested for Bank Fraud and Mail Theft
Postal Bulletin: Federal Income Tax Withholding
USPS Issues New Service Performance Report for the Week of September 26th
Former Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Disability Fraud after Failing to Disclose Side Job
Pennsylvania man faces charges over alleged scheme to defraud USPS
‘Seinfeld’: Wayne Knight’s Newman Blasts Trump For Disparaging Postal Service
Workhorse short seller says USPS prototype vehicle rolled down a hill after emergency brake failure, injuring
Philly mailman surprises 2-year-old with USPS uniform for Halloween
Man finds ballots, other mail tossed into trash cans in Santa Monica
If A U.S. Attorney's Office Suspects Election Fraud Involving Postal or Military Employees The DOJ Is Allowed
to Take Investigative Steps Before Polls Close
Los Angeles woman finds discarded mail-in ballots on ground near drive-thru ATM: 'Is this meant to suppress
the vote?'
PA Politicians Call for Changes at Postal Service to Better Handle Mail-in Ballots
Democratic Voters Beware: “Vote by Mail” in US Battleground States Is a Trap
N.J. Lawmakers Call For Postal Service Probe Into ‘Habitually Abandoned Mail’ Ahead Of Election
'Mail voting doesn't work for Navajo Nation': Native Americans face steep election hurdles
U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2021
World Post Day – Annual commemoration is Oct. 9

October 8, 2020
DOJ charges mail carrier for dumping mail and ballots in New Jersey dumpster
Postal Service Blocks Lawmakers From Visiting USPS Facilities Before Election
Sen. Bob Casey: Postal workers say efforts to sabotage mail are ongoing in Lehigh Valley
Philly Postal Workers Say Changes From Postmaster General Slowed Down Mail Delivery
Postal Service cuts are cutting into its law enforcement mission
What's The Real Reason Behind The Post Office Removing Mercedes Badges From Its New Vans?
New Jersey Postal Worker Arrested For Allegedly Dumping Mail, Including Election Ballots
New Jersey Postal Employee Arrested for Bank Fraud and Mail Theft
Postal facility with COVID cases investigated by OSHA in Las Vegas
Blaine mail carrier retires after 29 years on the job
PHOTOS: USPS Election Mail Delivery in Action
Albuquerque artist says 20% of her mail has been delayed for weeks
USPS releases deadlines for holiday shipping
Postal Inspection Service launches operation to protect U.S. veterans from mail scams
Police arrested a Texas man accused of punching a mail carrier in the back of the head for no apparent reason
Postal Service asks judge to clarify ruling it says could undermine election

October 7, 2020
Florida healthcare union sues Postal Service over mail ballots
We mailed about 400 letters to test USPS in CT. Most arrived in a few days, but some never did.
Sen. Casey wants answers after learning some Lehigh Valley mail is stuck in Scranton
Here’s how USPS plans to restore on-time mail delivery
USPS, NRLCA agree to allow regular rural carriers to deliver packages on Columbus Day holiday
New Jersey Postal Worker Among 4 Men Arrested in Scheme to Steal Mail, Commit Credit Card Fraud
Mail delivery robot makes test run on Tokyo road amid pandemic
Las Vegas: Post office leases warehouse space to handle holiday season mail
Postal Service Ready to Deliver Holiday Cheer to Service Members Worldwide
For Postal Workers, the Challenges Go Way Beyond Ballots
Postal Service Warns 'Massive Operational Disruptions' Possible Amid Nationwide Injunctions
Why the Postal Service is in deep financial trouble
Citing Potential Violations of the Hatch Act USPS Blocks Lawmakers From Visiting Postal Facilities Before
Postal employees urged to do paycheck checkup
USPS, CBP Not Implementing Law to Stop Flow of Opioids Into the Country
Military shipping deadlines announced
Emporia, Kansas USPS Contract Carrier Dennis Tapscott charged with mail tampering
Postal Contractor Allegedly Trashed Voter Guides for Atlantic City, South Pass
In Detroit, chronic USPS delays undermine voters’ confidence in voting by mail

October 6, 2020
Biden Promises Cash Infusion, End of Prefunding Mandate for USPS
A USPS Balancing Act—Business vs. Service
Pandemic guidance – Face coverings, social distancing reminder
USPS OIG – Automated Delivery Unit Sorter Cost Savings
USPS OIG – Air Cargo Contract Compliance
Disability Employment Month, ADA mark milestones
USPS Market Research and Insights: COVID Mail Attitudes – Understanding & Impact
Video: PMG DeJoy brings employees up-to-date
New Stamp Celebrates Kwanzaa
Hanukkah stamp to be released Oct. 6
Mailbox break-ins reported at multiple Central Virginia post offices
PAC Led by Postal Official Pours $20 Million Into Rescuing Tillis
FDR took a personal interest in 5 Dutchess County NY post offices
Woman, 20, killed in collision with postal truck in Brooklyn
Alaska elections office sends 81,681 ballots to post office for delivery
On time delivery of first-class mail, which contains ballots, plummets
USPS investigates bundles of mail found near dumpster at N.J. shopping center
Internal review underway after 1,200 missing ballots were found in St. Louis
Ruskin family furious after woman’s ashes lost in the mail
DUI suspect slams into USPS truck, mail carrier hospitalized
Piles of Mail, Including Ballots, Found in Dumpster in New Jersey
OIG: Management Alert – Property Condition Issues at Spring Garden Station

October 5, 2020
Postal worker injured in traffic collision
Postal workers put to the test
USPS confirms ballots were dumped, said they have been delivered
Postal Service employee relocation expense reimbursement requests submitted after Nov. 20 will be
processed for payment on Jan. 2, 2021
USPS: Reward up to $20K to find suspects who robbed letter carrier in Milwaukee
Have you see them? They're accused of stealing people's checks, credit cards from the mail
Post offices could be the new edge of 5G networks
OIG: Digital Generation Digs Mail
Canada Post worker says employer not doing enough to keep them safe from COVID-19
Charges Filed Against Pennsylvania Doctor and Medical Office Manager as Part of $6 Billion Nationwide Health
Care Fraud Takedown
New York Physical Therapy Providers Settle Allegations of Health Care Fraud

October 4, 2020
Senator Markey calling for $25 billion to help support the USPS
What is the size of the Last Mile Delivery market?
Legislation Would Allow All Federal Employees to Carry Over Unused Leave

October 3, 2020
USPS OIG – Relocation Benefits Program
Extended Mail Forwarding test expands
Implementing Advanced Electronic Data: Challenges and Opportunities
Poll: Voters Saying They’ll Vote By Mail Plunges Amid Trump Attacks, USPS Issues
Las Vegas postal workers see surge of COVID cases at central facility
Postal union leader testifies that visiting U.S. congressman was duped during San Antonio post office visit
USPS, South Milwaukee Defend Choice Not to Test Employees After Positive COVID-19 Test
Postal Service to Hire Hundreds in Illinois, Wisconsin
Disappearing blue mailboxes, in Oregon and across the country, are nothing new, U.S. Postal Service records
show - USPS has been removing collection boxes for at least 10 or more years
Close to 18,000 Mail-in Ballots Rejected in Massachusetts Primary Election
Probes of Postal Service are motivated by politics
Democrats Bail on Their Mail-Voting Experiment
Online Sellers to Pass Surge Postal Pricing on to Holiday Buyers

October 2, 2020
Election mail task force update for letter carriers
Update: Missouri Post Office locates 1200 missing absentee ballots
DC Residents Concerned After Mail-In Ballots Left Unsecured by Carrier
TSP Funds Hit the Skids in September
Sorting machine removed from Waterloo, Iowa Post Office is returned
The Postal Service Needs Fixing. Here’s How It Could Happen.
How the USPS Chooses Its Literary Stamps
Postal service ethics problems must be addressed
Do It Now: A Timeline of the Postal Service’s Work Hour Reduction Plan
Poll worker who received stranger's ballot says postal employee threatened him
UK: Postmasters celebrate huge victory against convictions
Poll: Americans abandoning plans to vote by mail
Amazon said nearly 20,000 workers got coronavirus
Friend remembers postal worker who died after Portsmouth hit-and-run
Twelve times postal workers went above and beyond for their community
In NC, consequences of Postal Service slowdown extend beyond the mailbox
5G at the Post Office?
PMG DeJoy Confirms Additional Resources to Ensure Successful Delivery of Election Mail
PMG praises employees for service, commitment
2020 USPS Election Mail Preparedness Efforts Fact Sheet
USPS Issues New Service Performance Report for the Week of September 19th
Postal worker injured in hit-and-run crash has died, police say
Concerns rise about Postal Service as Election Day nears
OIG: Payments to Injured Employees
Why Amazon Is Actually Good for the USPS
USPS OIG – Military, Diplomatic, and Other International Election Mail

October 1, 2020
Facebook bans ads 'delegitimizing' postal voting
Missouri Post Office unable to locate 1200 missing absentee ballots
W.Va. official refutes Trump's debate lie about mailman "selling ballots"
The harmful effects of large package price increases on businesses, consumers and the US Postal Service
Portsmouth police still searching for hit-and-run driver after USPS worker hit; neighbors say road a concern
NLRB Judge Dings Post Office Over Extreme Union Animas
Postal worker pepper sprays stray cats
Mission commitment - PMG answers questions during event
Postal-Ballot Issues Will Hit State, Local Elections
U.S. Postal Inspection Service Increases Interdictions
Protecting the network that binds the nation
72 percent say postal service doing good job despite recent changes
Comer Raises Concerns About Potential Political Bias by Postal Workers in USPS’ Mail-in Ballot Operations
Postal Service Delivers Service Talk re: Missent Election Mail
Why Amazon is Actually Good for the USPS
A few USPS plants are reinstalling mail sorting machines. But in Philly, more changes that could cause mail

September 30, 2020
USPS circulates memo on election mail
USPS OIG – Global Positioning System for Highway Contract Routes
Informed Delivery tests new package feature
With Record Number of Mail-In Ballots Expected, NBC10 Philadelphia Tests the U.S. Postal Service
In NC, consequences of Postal Service slowdown extend beyond the mailbox
Testing the USPS Again: NBC 5 Uncovers Postmarking Issues and Delays in DFW
US Postal Service letter carrier seriously injured in Portsmouth VA hit-and-run
How residents rallied to get their post office back
Five companies interested in purchasing Brazil's postal system, including Amazon and FedEx
Community celebrates postal worker's retirement
Federal Judge Reaffirms USPS Must Approve Overtime in Run Up to Election
Mail-in Balloting - Dumped Mail - No Problem Here...Yeah right
NBC tests U.S. Postal Service speeds before election but finds little sign of improvement
NY Postal Votes Sent Out With Wrong Names, Addresses and Confusingly Marked 'Military Ballots'
Woman told to forfeit Second Chance Lottery prize after USPS loses certified mail with ticket inside
Comer Raises Concerns About Potential Political Bias by Postal Workers in USPS’ Mail-in Ballot Operation

September 29, 2020
Poll: USPS should be run like a public service, not a business, Americans say 2-to-1
List of lawsuits against DeJoy, USPS & Trump over mail delays and election mail
UPMA – Extending the Special Exempt pay provision for all Postmasters until December 31, 2020.
As States Prepared Mail-in Ballots, Postal Service Failed to Update at Least 1.8 Million Addresses
Possible suspect vehicle released in shooting of postal worker in Chicago; $50k reward offered
Louisiana man arrested after threats made to a postal worker
DeJoy Says Postal Workers Could Abuse Election Overtime Order
Fourth U.S. judge issues order blocking Postal Service cuts
Late justice known for putting pen to paper
USPS OIG: From High-Rise Apartments to Rural Farms: Delivering Packages Across the Nation
Postal Service: Help is on the way for short-staffed Petersburg post office
Former Madison County, IL Postal Employee Charged with Stealing Mail
Republicans are going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court over Pennsylvania’s mail ballot deadlines
Brooklyn voters report mislabeled absentee ballots: ‘It’s a major problem’
Trump is hurting US Postal Service, a lifeline for Americans in poverty
USPS workers quietly resist DeJoy’s changes with eye on election
Village says goodbye to post office veteran
eBay Withdraws Protections for Late Deliveries
Texas Sheriff Charged With Allegedly Destroying Evidence In Death Of Former Postal Worker
NPMHU: Postal Service Delivers Service Talk re: Missent Election Mail
Testing the Speed of the US Postal Service, Round II
Don’t take a chance by ‘mailing it in’ this November

September 28, 2020
Third judge orders USPS to halt delivery cuts before November's election
Exclusive: As States Prepared Mail-in Ballots, Postal Service Failed to Update at Least 1.8 Million Addresses
Packages incoming! Amazon Prime Day is Oct. 13-14
CNN: Another judge delivers blow to USPS, says changes put election mail 'at risk'
Amazon Introduces a $30 Mailbox Sensor
Retiring with a record of service: Cheryl Brown is the longest-serving Heights postmaster
NPMHU: Postal Service Delivers Mandatory Stand-Up Talk re: Ready to Deliver Election Mail for the Nation

September 27, 2020
Is mail theft surging in the U.S.? Postal inspectors don't know
Test of Colorado mail finds delivery is timely - most of the time
Save the Post Office: Lawsuits against DeJoy, USPS & Trump over mail delays and election mail
1,500 mail ballots arrived too late to count in Kansas
Rhinebeck petitions USPS to preserve Depression-era murals at post office
Good Deed: Letter Carrier Epitomizes Dedicated Service
Shelby County, TN Fire respond to mail truck engulfed in flames

September 26, 2020
Your Letters and Parcels Are Piling Up Thanks to the New Privatizer General
USPS issues new performance report for week of September 12
Trump administration retreats from Postal Service overhaul
$50K reward offered in shooting of female USPS carrier on Chicago's South Side
USPS Refuses to Comply With Judge's Order to Allow ALL Overtime Before Election
Read the Post Office's Mandatory Pep Talk About Election Mail
President Trump, briefed by AG Barr, was the first to reveal that the discarded ballots were votes for him,
before Pennsylvania authorities announced a probe into the matter
Judge rules against Navajo Nation voter lawsuit to force Arizona to count late-arriving mail-in ballots
Possible suspect vehicle released in shooting of postal worker on South Side; $50k reward offered
Postal Service defends on claims that cuts threaten election
Mail truck fire – Virginia
PMG Issues Vote By Mail Policies and Clarifying Operational Instructions
We knew we could do SOMETHING.
Man charged with having ammo outside California post office after punching postal worker
Video: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. hosted a virtual event with PMG

September 25, 2020
Two Former Louisiana Postal Workers Indicted on Federal Charges
Former Texas postal worker indicted for delay and destruction of Mail
Read the Post Office’s Mandatory Pep Talk About Election Mail
A Post Office: If You Can Keep It
DeJoy Says Mail Sorting Machines Were Stripped For Parts And Can't Be Reinstalled
The USPS claimed it can't restore some mail sorting machines because it 'dismantled' them
USPS instructs employees to restore extra mail trips and some processing machines
Brazil Seeks $2.7 Billion With Postal Service Privatization
VICE: The Legacy of 'Going Postal
DeJoy: Trump 'incorrect' that USPS isn't equipped to handle mail-in voting
NY Woman Employed As Mail Carrier Charged With Acting As A Money Mule For Internet Scammers, Sending
Thousands Of Dollars To Africa
Pandemic protection - USPS employees to receive new face coverings
USPS investigating trays of mail, absentee ballots found in Wisconsin ditch
Former Texas postal employee indicted for delay and destruction of mail
NPMHU: PMG Issues Vote By Mail Policies and Clarifying Operational Instructions
Ahead of election, USPS mail delays still far exceed goals, records show
DeJoy says he’s happy as PMG, wants to remain
USPS Regrets Its Transparency, Asks FOIA Requester To Remove 1,200 Pages It Forgot To Withhold
USPS Communications of Postmaster General Brennan Containing Key Terms
DMM Revision: Customs Forms Acceptance Policies, including Military Mail
US Postal Service defends accusations that cuts threaten election
Drug Free USA stamp arrives soon
USPS Updates Guidance on Criteria for Return to Work for Employees after an absence related to COVID-19

September 24, 2020
USPS elects not to implement payroll tax deferral
Election mail task force update
Amazon Logistics' planned 2020 growth exceeds previous 3 years combined
Internal USPS documents link changes behind mail slowdowns to top executives
Postal workers say they are ready for the mail-in voting surge (Unless Postmaster General Louis DeJoy gets in
the way.)
USPS Troubles Worry Non-Profit Groups
Postmaster General Highlights Vision to Establish USPS as Preferred Delivery Service for American Public
Postal Service to Host Drive-Thru Indy Job Fair
Mother's ashes missing after being mailed to Jacksonville
Lexington: U.S. Postal Service's Detour Decade
Two Former Shreveport, LA USPS Employees Indicted on Federal Charges
Family to mark birthday of missing pregnant Chicago postal worker Kierra Coles
NPMHU: USPS Updates Guidance on Criteria for Return to Work for Employees after an absence related to
The Postal Service’s Nightmare Election Scenario
Injunction Against Postal Reforms Is Biased Judicial Overreach
Postal Police Warn Limits on Probes Threaten Election Integrity
eBay Strikes Deal with UPS, Offering Sellers Discounted Shipping
Staffing Issues, COVID-19 Cases At Postal Service Prompt Concern About Mail-In Ballots In Chicago And

September 23, 2020
Darby man gets 10-30 years in jail for beating death of retired Postal Employee
American Oversight Sues USPS for Postmaster General DeJoy’s Emails and Directives
USPS OIG – Generation Z and the Mail
New documents show Amazon is a $3.9 billion customer USPS can't lose
Staffing Issues, COVID-19 Cases At Postal Service Prompt Concern About Mail-In Ballots In Chicago And
The USPS Needs to Stop Acting Like the CIA
Mail found in ditch in Greenville - mail included absentee ballots
Listen: Postmaster general disagrees with Trump on mail-in voting in call with Griswold, other election officials
For rural Texans, the Postal Service is a lifeline, but some say it's been in decay for years
Charges dropped for Everett man accused of mailing explosives
Amazon's first store in St. Louis opens today
Wilmington USPS carrier saves mail after truck catches fire

September 22, 2020
Louisiana couple charged in postal insurance fraud scheme
Court Losses Mount for USPS as Agency Management, DeJoy Weigh Options
U.S. judge orders Post Office to expedite November election mail
Feds: NJ Crew Used Postal Workers, High School Students To Steal, Forge COVID Stimulus Checks
Car Crashes Into Post Office in North Hampton
"In the anarchist jurisdiction of Seattle's Central District, a neighborhood celebrates its new post office"
Amazon to raise holiday rates to offset USPS surcharges
NY Judge Orders Postal Service to Prioritize Processing Election Mail
USPS elects not to implement deferrals of payroll taxes for workers
NPMHU: New MOU on Temporary Extensions at Step 3 and Arbitration Appeals Signed
OIG: Helping Bridge the Digital Divide
Wilmington, NC FD: Mail delivery truck damaged in blaze
APWU Statement: Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Postal Policies that Could Slow Election
U.S. Postal Service files patent for combined mail and blockchain voting system
New Forever Stamp Provides Bold Color for the Holiday Season
Postal flags should be flown at half-staff to honor Ginsburg

September 21, 2020
Revealed: evidence shows huge mail slowdowns after Trump ally took over
How The Post Office Became A Political Football
Emmys: Jimmy Kimmel, Anthony Carrigan Spoof USPS Controversy With Mailman Bit
Empty trucks, falsified records: How Louis DeJoy's changes at the Postal Service brought chaos
Jimmy Kimmel's Odd New Mailman Bit at the Emmys
Chicago postal workers attend rally to demand something be done about violent crime plaguing the city

September 20, 2020
EBay activates plan to shift more business to UPS and away from Postal Service because of mail delays
Texas postal worker pleads guilty to delaying mail
Postal Service backs off threats to stop mail delivery in Wakulla County ahead of election (PDF)
A place in history at the Wilkes-Barre Post Office
If the U.S. Post Office has an ally, it's Duel2 and play-by-mail games
Asbury Park Postal Carrier Hero
Brewster woman offers delivery drivers, postal workers snacks during difficult times
USPS letter carrier retires after 36 years of service
A package addressed to Trump containing the deadly poison ricin was intercepted
Authorities intercept envelope addressed to White House with ricin
USPS Files A Patent For Voting System Combining Mail And A Blockchain
US election: with 50 million ballots to deliver, America’s creaking postal service fears failure, not fraud
U.S. senators reintroduce postal banking
Clerk says USPS postcard offers good election advice
FACT CHECK: U.S. Postal Service has the most cash on hand, though debt still looms
USPS settles lawsuit over misleading Colorado mailers with false voting info
USPS investigating why 237 absentee ballots showed up weeks late for Aug. 11 primary
OIG: Package Delivery in Rural and Dense Urban Areas

September 19, 2020
Postal Service feared Trump’s rhetoric could cost it billions in Amazon business, documents reveal
The Election’s Biggest Threat Is No Longer the Postal Service
Amazon launches retail store at The Woodlands Mall
It's Time to Make Postal Workers Heroes Again
FedEx, USPS to hire over a thousand team members in L.A. area
Gillibrand, Sanders reintroduce Postal Banking Act to fund U.S. Postal Service
USPS agrees to scrap confusing election mailers in Colorado
Feds: New Jersey Crew Used Postal Workers, High School Students to Steal, Forge COVID-19 Checks
Chicago Postal Workers May Stop Delivering Mail in Some Communities If They Don't Feel Safe
Treasury Tried To Take Over Postal Service Control, Docs Show
USPS OIG : Package Delivery in Rural and Dense Urban Areas
Congress must save the Postal Service from collapse — our economy depends on it
White House Axed USPS Plan To Send 5 Masks To Every American Household
Post Office Records Reveal Emails About Treasury Takeover, Thwarted Mask Delivery Plan
Internal documents say U.S. Postal Service made $1.6B profit on Amazon deliveries in FY2019
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy recently visited the Gulf Coast
In ‘Tense’ Call, DeJoy Tells Election Officials That USPS Can Handle Mail Ballots
Oversight Committee Passes Nonpartisan Postmaster General Act
USPS Service Performance Continues to Show Uptick Through Labor Day Weekend
Man arrested after attempted robbery at post office

September 18, 2020
COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until End of Year
DOL revises the definition of intermittent FMLA leave under the FFCRA
Postal Banking Bill Introduced in Senate
Federal Court Blocks Postal Service’s Controversial Operational Changes Nationwide
USPS OIG: Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates
Retirement, insurance webinar is Sept. 24
Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Mail in Liverpool
In video, PMG updates employees
Peters Releases New Investigative Report Detailing Harmful Impacts of Nationwide Mail Delays
Postmaster General and USPS Affirm Readiness for Election In Call with National Association of Secretaries of
Internal documents say U.S. Postal Service made $1.6B profit on Amazon deliveries in FY2019
White House nixed plan to distribute 650 million face masks through USPS
Vigil held for postal worker shot injured on South Side, another shot at with paintballs following day
Newly revealed USPS documents show an agency struggling to manage Trump, Amazon and the pandemic
Poorly Protected Postal Workers Are Catching COVID-19 by the Thousands. It’s One More Threat to Voting by
Postal workers say they'll face rain, sleet and COVID-19, but they're 'not doing bullets'
Activist judge takes over United States Postal Service
PMG and USPS Affirm Readiness for Election In Call with National Association of Secretaries of State
PMG Louis DeJoy Remarks to National Association of Secretaries of State
Man indicted for burglarizing post office, other postal crimes
Democrats deserve some blame for postal service’s problems

September 17, 2020
Louis DeJoy's USPS changes brought operational chaos, delays
Why Are So Many Mail Trucks Bursting Into Flames?
Postal Employees Skeptical as Top Officials Testify They Were 'Appalled' Over Mail Delays
Plan to remove Rhinebeck NY Post Office murals raises concern
USPS service performance data for 2020 shows improvement but not back to baseline
USPS currently has the most cash on hand in its history, approximately $15 billion
USPS changes led to 85 million late deliveries in a single week, Senate Democrat's investigation finds
Q&A: Spokane postmaster and union president respond to concerns about USPS
Houston Democrats to USPS Leaders: Why are dozens of post offices rejecting voter materials?
'You're inviting crime' | Union leaders say new USPS policy puts letter carriers in danger
USPS defends voting by mail mailing that cost $28 million
Postal Service and State Officials Feud Over Mail Voting as Election Looms
Fact-checking controversy over USPS mail-in voting postcard
Election Officials Say Postal Service Isn't Helping States Prepare for a Surge in Mail Ballots
Democrats' claims of postal sabotage have no credibility
OIG: Efficiency and Safety of Lift Gates
Former Michigan NALC President Charged With One Count of Embezzlement and Theft of Union Funds in the
Amount of $10,323
Former Georgia NALC Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced to 30 Days In Prison For Embezzlement - Ordered to Pay
$45,934 in Restitution and a $100 Assessment
USPS Points Finger At States Over Pre-Election Changes
Could the pandemic hobble the US Postal Service?
House panel advances bill to ban Postal Service leaders from holding political positions
Bush Administration Ethics Lawyer Slams Hiring Of DeJoy As Postmaster
USPS Points Finger At States Over Pre-Election Changes
Colorado Secretary Of State Requests The US Postal Service Pay For An Accurate Election Mailer
East Hartford postman accused of having cocaine mailed to route

September 16, 2020
‘Why Is He Trying So Hard to Keep It a Secret?’ Postal Service Sued Over Refusal to Release DeJoy Calendar
Instead of selling off the Postal Service, why not expand the services it provides to every community in
USPS defends mass-mailing of inaccurate election mail postcards
DeJoy hired four people who worked for his private businesses to work at USPS
Louis DeJoy’s Former Company New Breed Logistics May Have Overcharged Postal Service By $53 Million,
Audit Found
USPS supplier change results in clearer sprayed-on postmark
QAnon is coopting a USPS phishing scam
LA Times: More than half of letters delayed amid USPS crisis, survey finds
Video: Government Operations Subcommittee Hearing – Postal Update – 09/14/2020
Fremont man sentenced for burglarizing post office
USPS temporarily suspends operations at several Alabama post offices due to Hurricane Sally
Watch: Postal Police Officers no longer allowed to investigate crimes outside USPS propert
Congress should give postal service a reprieve from financially hobbling requirements
Amazon plans to put warehouses in 1,000 U.S. neighborhoods
Is USPS Dying?

September 15, 2020
C-SPAN: House Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on the USPS
DeJoy Gave $600,000 to GOP After Postmaster Job Opened Up
Post office internet issues send Queens customers on quest for stamps
Postal police union sues USPS, DeJoy over limits to mail theft enforcement authority
USPS employee shot in Virginia, second postal service worker attacked in less than a week
Trump administration has not paid USPS for COVID-19 postcards
Amazon workforce to hit one million after pandemic hiring spree
Postal Service Closes Offices on West Coast Amid Fires
Postal police union sues USPS, DeJoy over limits to mail theft enforcement authority
Trump Admin. Claims USPS Delays Are Thanks To Pandemic
Postal contracts awarded to DeJoy-run company were questioned in 2001 USPS audit
Informed Delivery reaches 30 million subscribers
Bush administration ethics lawyer slams hiring of DeJoy as postmaster
Mail piles up in local post offices due to USPS funding cuts
We mailed 100 letters to test the Postal Service. The verdict: Spotty at best, dismal at worst
OIG: In Times of Crisis, the USPS Delivers for the American Public
OIG: Next Generation Connectivity: USPS Roles in 5G and Broadband Deployment

September 14, 2020
USPS driver killed in single-vehicle crash near Chickasha
Is the Mail Getting Slower? We’re Tracking It
The Seven-Percent Solution: The Not-So-Secret Plan to Downsize the Postal Service
Mail-Sorting Machines Are Crucial for the U.S. Postal Service
USPS: 'We believe the court acted prematurely' on halting voting mailing
USPS aligns network to boost efficiency
Analysis: What could still go wrong with mail-in ballots and Election Day
USPS asks judge to reconsider order barring it from sending vote info in Colorado
Postal Service urges voters to prepare for mail-in balloting
OIG: Independent Report to OPM - Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, Supplemental Semiannual
Headcount Reporting
OIG: Recovery for Private Party Damage to Postal Service Vehicles

September 13, 2020
One Cat - One Bite - Off To The Emergency Room - from Rick Owens
Statement from Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Lawsuit Filed Against the USPS
A million mail-in ballots could go uncounted this fall. The USPS may not be to blame
Warning ‘Patently False’ Information ‘Will Sow Confusion,’ Federal Judge Blocks Postal Service From Sending
Mailers to Colorado Voters
Friends, strangers rally to help postal worker who had stroke | GoFundMe Page
Campbell man claims area postal workers fudging records to hide deteriorating service
Colorado secretary of state sues USPS over election mailers she says misleads state's voters | USPS accused
of sending voters' postcards with misinformation | Federal judge blocks USPS from mailing | Washington
election officials scrambling | Nevada official warns USPS postcard has inaccurate voting information

September 12, 2020
'Like somebody turned off a switch': Small businesses say USPS delays are hitting them hard
Postal Service Used Apps That Had ‘Catastrophic’ Vulnerabilities for Years
Rural carriers union apparently OK with four more years of Trump
Postal carrier argues policy forbidding Trump face mask
Chicago letter carriers 'terrified' by violence, union says
Fire evacuees will have mail redirected
In court, USPS blames mail delays on 'poor judgment' by local supervisors
NAPS – Can They All Be Wrong?
Audio: The Postal Service
They call it “Hostage mail”
Protesters rally outside of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s home in Greensboro
Postal worker is charged with stealing narcotics from veterans
Syracuse Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting a U.S. Postal Employee
USPS sends postcards encouraging voters to ‘make a plan’ for mail-in ballots
Election education – USPS launches voter information campaign
USPS Service Performance Continues Upward Trend
USPS aligns network to boost efficiency
Campbell CA Man Claims Area Postal Workers Fudging Records to Hide Deteriorating Service
States Warn DeJoy-Led USPS Is Sending Misinformation About Voting to Millions of Americans

September 11, 2020
Patriot Day
US Postal Service worker shot in Chicago: reports
VIDEO: PMG DeJoy, 4 Postal Union Presidents Join Up for Election Mail Task Force
Malden post office destroyed by wildfire | Entire town mostly destroyed
Senate fails to pass bill that would have provided $10B to Postal Service
MDI is adding 200 workers after landing $15 million postal service contract
AirMail100 honors U.S. Postal Service transcontinental flight
The U.S. Postal Service and Emergency Response: A History of Delivering for the American Public
Sacramento Area Offices Closed due to Wildfires
UPS hikes SurePost rates to match USPS peak surcharges
Carbondale postal employee indicted for embezzling mail
Walmart+ is taking on Amazon Prime
Fire closes Angelus Oaks post office
Lawmakers tour Virginia Postal Service center
Congressman addresses USPS concerns during visit to Buffalo mail processing facility

September 10, 2020
OPM clarifies effect of pandemic leave on retirement deductions
This is still happening: Louis DeJoy, postmaster general.
USPS: Senate report finds 'significant' drug delays under PMG Louis DeJoy
USPS removed 711 sorting machines this year, new court documents show
Survivor benefits - Understanding what they are, how they work
USPS orders murals in 16 post offices to be covered
OIG: Delivery of a New Delivery Vehicle
Audio: A Post Office Insider on What We’re Getting Wrong
NAPS Executive Board Votes to Appeal Dismissal of NAPS v. USPS
Carper, Democratic Colleagues File Brief in Support of Legal Challenges to USPS Changes Ahead of 2020
Amid Firestorm, USPS Launches TV and Direct Mail Campaign to Assuage Concerns About Mail-In Voting
PRC approves temporary price increases for commercial domestic parcel products that USPS
Amazon is hiring 33,000 new employees with an average compensation package worth $150,000
DeJoy to Tap Republican Lobbyist to Quell Mounting Scrutiny
Delayed mail angers residents at retirement community; carrier denied entry after declining COVID screening
Don’t worry about the U.S. Postal Service and the election
What’s really behind Postal Service delays? A flood of packages, a stricter truck schedule and COVID-19
‘Be careful what you ship:’ Court upholds Pa. man’s 30-year federal prison term in cocaine-by-mail case
Trump-appointed USPS board stands by embattled postmaster general
Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing Nearly $40K in Money Orders

September 9, 2020
Remembering Rick Longoria: Member of the USPS in Corpus Christi Dies From Coronavirus
Democrats Fear Partisan Slant at Postal Service as Trump Allies Dominate Most of Board
Democrats Fear Partisan Slant at Postal Service as Trump Allies Dominate Board
Connecticut Postal Worker Admits Stealing Cash and Gift Cards from Mail
Why Is The Postal Service Hiding Louis DeJoy’s Calendar?

September 8, 2020
Former postal worker sentenced for stealing cash from mail at Sweet Grass, Montana post office
Trump says he’s open to investigating Louis DeJoy over GOP contributions
Postmaster General Urged to ‘Immediately Step Aside’ as North Carolina AG Backs Probe Into Campaign
Finance Fraud Allegations
Postal workers rally in support of the USPS on Labor Day
USPS looking to fill positions in Tennessee
As USPS delivery issues continue, morale among postal workers is down
Podcast: Can USPS handle the election? Former DPMG John Nolan on what we’re getting wrong about the
As USPS delivery issues continue, morale among postal workers is down
Amazon's Plan to Bypass the USPS, by the Numbers
Trump: U.S. Postal chief should lose job if alleged campaign finance scheme is true
Postal Reorganization Act has been a failure for the U.S. Postal Service
How the US Post Office Has Delivered the Mail Through the Decades
More Than 550,000 Primary Absentee Ballots Rejected In 2020, Far Outpacing 2016 | More than 550,000 mail
ballots rejected so far: Here’s how to make sure your vote gets counted
Video shows USPS mail being dumped in a California parking lot, but postal union says USPS employees
weren't involved
House Oversight Committee will investigate Louis DeJoy following claims he pressured employees to make
campaign donations
Maryland Mail Carrier, Accomplice Indicted For Allegedly Stealing Credit Cards, Identities Of Victims,
Did Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Break The Law? In Surprise Move, Trump Backs Investigation

September 7, 2020
Labor Day
Louis DeJoy’s rise as GOP fundraiser was powered by contributions from company workers who were later
illegally reimbursed, former employees say
Testimony of Mark Jamison in Jones v. United States Postal Service
"Now," says AOC: House Democrats Subpoena USPS' Louis DeJoy
The great Postal Service caper
Statement from Congressman Darin LaHood on the Delivering for America Act
Expect Chaos for the November Election - due to mail-in ballots
Probe launched after bags of mail dumped in 2 spots in L.A. area
In battleground states, absentee ballot rejections could triple
Kenosha Post Office to Reopen Tuesday
Brazilian postal workers wage bitter strike against wage cuts, privatization

September 6, 2020
Chris Smith: A big last day for a 'first class' Santa Rosa mail carrier
Labor Day 2020: Shoe leather and the dignity of work
Mail delays cause increasing concern as packages pile up at Buffalo facility
California man arrested in alleged marijuana-by-mail ring that led to shooting death of beloved South Carolina
postal worker
The New York Attorney General’s Postal Service Lawsuit Is Mostly Junk Mail
NPMHU: Labor Day is Our Day

September 5, 2020
USPS overtime up 35% since 2014
Surveillance video shows bags of mail being dumped in Glendale spa parking lot
Testimony of Mark Jamison in Jones v. United States Postal Service
Former postal worker Amanda Holland sentenced for stealing cash
U.S. Postal Service investigates Tennessee mailbox explosions, offers $1,500 reward
USPS Successfully Blocks Lawsuit Over Collision Involving Mail Contractor
Alzheimer’s Semipostal Fundraising Stamp Returning
Statement on Inaugural Meeting of the Postal Service’s Expanded Election Mail Task Force
Iowa post offices shipping more packages
Postal Service hiring part-time, entry-level carriers in Memphis
Senator Warner tours Henrico post office amidst delays, complaints
The 2020 USPS Holiday Stamps are Here!
Late mail leaves rural America disconnected
Postal Service set to hire 1,000 employees in Central Florida
House introduces legislation to restrict PMG’s political activities; fears of postal banking grow
USPS inspector general voices ballot concerns
ACLU sues Delaware Department of Elections over vote by mail deadline
OIG: District’s Stamp Stock Shipments’ Claims for Losses
Surveillance video shows bags of USPS mail being dumped in Glendale CA

September 4, 2020
Senate Republicans and Democrats look toward next step with House postal service bil
Ga. Postal Service fails to send ballots to voters
Ignore the conspiracy theories: Veterans can trust VA prescription drug delivery through the mail
We have a special police force dedicated to protecting the mail. It’s time to deploy them to secure the election
NPMHU and USPS Sign MOU Expanding Annual Leave Benefits For 2021 Leave Year
Mail-in ballots were subject to fraud in Baltimore during the Civil War
OPM: Coronavirus Won’t Delay Open Season
The Trump administration has said that all agencies will soon suspend Social Security payroll withholdings for
federal employees through the end of the year
Postal unions and associations sign agreements with USPS to increase annual leave carryover amounts
U.S. Postal Service Celebrates the Arrival of the Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor Forever Stamp on Sept. 17
America’s Biggest Wildcat Strike Gave Postal Workers the Power
Delivering for the nation – Commercial highlights employees, service
eBay Expands UPS Integration
56% Want USPS Postmaster DeJoy To Resign
Disability denied for injured worker who abandoned workforce
One Family Has Delivered the Mail by Boat for 115 Years. Is This the Last?
Congresswoman denied entry to USPS processing facility amid mail delivery concerns
USPS selling old sorting equipment online
Post Office confessional: ‘Our packages are up over 51% and we have half the workforce, do the math!’
USPS officials worry "supply chain" issues could impact mail ballots: Report
Statement on Inaugural Meeting of the Postal Service’s Expanded Election Mail Task Force
Arkansas postal worker gets prison for pot-theft scheme
Separating Myth from Fact About the Troubles of the Postal Service - a MUST read
About That Postal Office Hysteria
Postal Chiefs Warn: Workers’ ‘Heroic’ Efforts Won’t Save the Vote
Amazing Oklahoman: Mike Dinsmore Is Lifesaving Postal Worker

September 3, 2020
Baltimore postal facility sat on 68,000 pieces of election mail for 5 days ahead of primary, audit shows
Over 1 million ballots delivered to voters late during primaries, Postal Service watchdog finds
Barr likens mail-in voting to 'playing with fire' in testy interview with CNN's Blitzer
Postal Service Lawsuit: A Delivery of Pure Politics
Two Defendants Charged with Murder in Federal Court for Alleged Roles in Death of Postal Employee, Face
Federal Drug Conspiracy Charges with Third Defendant
Postal Service report warns of bottlenecks in processing mail-in ballots
The Postal Service Can Handle Mail-In Voting. What Happens After the Election?
Postal IG Charts Increase in Overtime at USPS
Dead Birds, Missing Drugs, and Lost Human Remains: USPS Workers Blame a 'Manufactured Crisis'
Gilroy Calif. postal worker claims she was fired after family member died of coronavirus
Spring Tx Postal Truck fire
The Post Office Has Been Used For Partisan Politics Before—Until Uniforms Came Along
Survey reveals USPS service issues with two key parcel products
Federal grand jury indicts 3 for murder, drug trafficking in S.C. postal worker’s death
DeJoy Has a Plan for the USPS, and the Election Got In the Way
USPS OIG: Arrow Key Management Controls
Letter Carrier Indicted for Stealing from the U.S. Mail
USPS fires back: Local election boards stuck in outdated, confusing mail-in voting
APWU – Update on National Arbitration “End of Day” Case
Olde Town East residents wonder why post office remains closed
Rise of Amazon orders keep postal workers busy
Houston lawmakers criticize changes at North Houston postal facility ahead of election
For Leave Year 2021, Maximum Annual Leave Carryover Amount Increased from 440 Hours to 520 Hours
Postal Service Has Paid Louis DeJoy’s Former Company $286 Million Since 2013
Trump-Nominated Postal Service Board Member Pushed Black Lives Matter Conspiracy Theories
Postal Service cuts in Arizona raise election fears
Pandemic takes toll on U.S. Postal Service; workers continue to bear the brunt
Why veterans want money for the Postal Service

September 2, 2020
USPS Officials Order Historic Murals Covered in 12 States; Considering Removal
NALC: National-Level Grievance Over Expedited Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS) Settled
Red Bank Rallies for Postal Service
Postal carrier pickets Oakland office claiming he's not paid for package deliveries
Rural carrier honored for saving fall victim
Postmaster General to Meet with Election Committee of Secretaries of State
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission to review USPS heat safety cases
USPS OIG – Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Impact on Retirement and Thrift Savings Plan
USPS - SER initiative update
Trump's postal chief ousted brother to win control of family firm, court files allege
Leaked USPS memos tells employees not to speak to media
The GOP Needs To Support The Postal Service…Or Pay The Price.
Accounting Rules Driven by Congress Cost U.S. Postal Service Billions (on Paper)
USPS responds to concerns about Sioux City post office not answering phones
Mail From My Mom in a Pandemic, an Ode to the USPS
Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Pandemic: Understanding The USPS
USPS to give weekly on-time mail delivery data to oversight committees
OIG: Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections
Election mail had slowed before new US postal leader arrived
1 Million Primary Ballots Were Mailed Late, Postal Service Watchdog Says
More than 1,000 Volusia County ballots uncounted after Postal Service ‘glitch’
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied meddling in U.S. Postal Service operations to aid President
Donald Trump
Pandemic leave update - OPM clarifies effect on retirement deductions
U.S. Postal Service Financial Crisis Started Well Before Covid-19 Hit

September 1, 2020
Arkansas mail handler disciplined after taking a knee at stand-up talk loses in court
Postal Banking: Brought to You by JPMorgan Chase?
Inspector General's Report Details New Mail Truck Program Problems
All the Latest on Trump's War on Our Public Postal Service
USPS reports service performance has improved across all major mail performance categories
Amazon wins FAA approval for Prime Air drone delivery fleet
Postal worker retires after 36 years of delivering to Ashburn
Jillian Hensley: A USPS Savior
USPS OIG: Lost and Found at the Postal Service
USPS Is Fighting to Block the Release of Data on Mail Delays
Postal chief DeJoy has long leveraged connections, dollars
U.S. Postal Service Partnership for Growth Award Presented to Poshmark
Head Of USPS Board Of Governors Is Also Director Of Mitch McConnell Super PAC
Maple Grove MN postal truck fire
Postal Service worker: Dismantled mail processing machines is only our latest burden
Here's How Pa. Will Get All the Mail-in Ballots Counted in November
Amazon Expands while Congress Makes Postal Service Fund Retiree Health Benefits 75 Years in Advance
Nancy Pelosi’s Recent $194-a-Ballot Postal Intervention
Black, Latino Voters Not All on Board With Mail-In Voting
Texas sues over plans to send mail ballot applications
The Left Goes Postal
Man wearing FedEx shirt caught breaking into Miami Beach mailboxes
You've Got Mail? Investigative Reporters Mail Dozens of Letters to Track Delivery Time
USPS: Third-quarter finances reviewed in video


February 12, 2020

What reporters and commentators are
writing and saying about the Postal Service,
and how NALC members and leaders are
making their voices heard.

What the Post Office’s Earnings Mean for
FedEx and UPS

President Rolando was quoted on Feb. 7 by
Barron’s, the nation’s leading financial
magazine, on the latest USPS quarterly

Click here to read article

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USPS Delivering More Mail On Time After Walking Back DeJoy's Reforms

10.15.2020 -
GovExec reports: "On-time delivery of First-Class mail--which included regular letters and other non-"junk"
pieces--still remains far below its 2020 high point of around 93% before the novel coronavirus pandemic took hold and the 92%
on-time delivery rate USPS saw over the summer before DeJoy's changes went into effect. Still, some observers see the
recent rollbacks of the postmaster general's initiatives as responsible for the Postal Service's recent improved performance."

Lump Sum Terminal Leave Payment for 2021

10.15.2020 -
NALC reports: On September 3, 2020 the NALC and the Postal Service agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding
(M-01928 in the NALC Materials Reference System)

Great Postal Strike 50th anniversary dinner update

10.13.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC has postponed the Great Postal Strike 50th anniversary dinner until it is safe to hold the event.

Election mail task force update for letter carriers

10.1.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC and the other postal unions and management associations continue to meet with the Postal
Service to prepare for the anticipated increase in election mail this fall.

USPS instructs employees to restore extra mail trips and some processing machines

9.25.2020 -
GovExec reports: "The U.S. Postal Service has informed employees they should restart late and extra trips between
facilities and reconnect some processing equipment as the agency attempts to come in compliance with a national injunction
aimed at rolling back widespread mail delays ahead of the election." -
The USPS claimed it can't restore some mail sorting
machines because it 'dismantled' them

USPS elects not to implement payroll tax deferral

9.23.2020 -
NALC reports: The Postal Service has notified NALC that it will not implement the temporary employee payroll tax
deferral established by a recent Presidential Executive Order.

Election mail task force update

9.23.2020 -
NALC reports: Over the past several months, there has been a concerted effort by some to cast doubt on the
security of vote by mail and on the ability of the Postal Service to meet the expected surge in vote by mail this year.

LA Times: Rigid Dispatch Schedules Brought Postal Chaos

9.21.2020 -
LA Times reports: "Workers who spoke to The Times described troubling details about how the rigid schedules
have played out: Some trucks have traveled empty, and mail left behind has accumulated at massive processing centers,
creating backlogs in a system that is not designed to store mail."

COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until End of Year

9.18.2020 -
NALC reports: By joint agreement (M-01929), several COVID related memorandums of understanding have been
further extended through December 31, 2020.

DOL revises the definition of intermittent FMLA leave under the FFCRA

9.17.2020 -
NALC reports: On April 1, 2020, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued the implementing regulations pertaining to
the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Washington Post: Newly revealed USPS documents show an agency struggling to manage Trump, Amazon and the pandemic

9.17.2020 -
Washington Post reports: "The documents, which mostly span March and April, depict an agency in distress, as its
deteriorating finances collided with a public-health emergency and a looming election that would be heavily reliant on
absentee ballots. During that period, the USPS occasionally relied on the legal counsel of well-connected Republicans,
including Stefan C. Passantino, who once served as a top White House lawyer under President Trump." -
American Oversight
published Megan Brennan emails in August (used by Washington Post story) - White House axed plan to send five masks to
every household

Postal Employees Skeptical as Top Officials Testify They Were 'Appalled' Over Mail Delays

9.16.2020 -
GovExec reports: "Top U.S. Postal Service officials testified in court on Wednesday they were "appalled" and
"concerned" about decisions made at the local level that led to widespread mail delays, though employees on the front lines
said the late deliveries were a result only of workers following direction from headquarters."

Tell the Senate to provide USPS Covid Relief: Call Your Senator Now

9.10.2022 -
NALC reports: The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would provide $25 billion in financial relief
to the Postal Service. Now it’s up to the Senate to take action.

More Headlines for PMG DeJoy

9.07.2020 - Multiple news agencies are reporting on a Washington Post article that accuses PMG DeJoy of reimbursing former
employees for GOP donations.
DeJoy spokesman Monty Hagler told the Post that DeJoy consulted a former Federal Election Commission general counsel to
ensure that he "complied with any and all laws" and that DeJoy was "never notified" about employees feeling pressured, and
several employees told the Post on the record they didn't feel pressured and bonuses were "rigid and well-established."
CNN Headline: Washington Post: DeJoy Reimbursed Former Employees for GOP Donations | The Hill: Schumer Calls for
Investigation | NYT: Arrangement described by 3 former employees; 2 executives say they never heard of such an
arrangement | Bloomberg: Democratic AGs demand probe | House Dems Demand DeJoy's Immediate Suspension and Launch
Probe | Trump Supports Probe | Trump says DeJoy should lose his job if fundraising allegations are proven

For Leave Year 2021, Maximum Annual Leave Carryover Amount Increased from 440 Hours to 520 Hours

9.3.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that increases
the maximum allowable annual leave carryover amounts outlined in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM).

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Impact on Retirement and Thrift Savings Plan

9.1.2020 -
NALC reports: The NALC has received notification from the Postal Service that leave taken under the Families First
Coronavirus Response Act is not eligible for retirement and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) deductions.

USPS - SER initiative update

9.1.2020 -
NALC reports: On July 31, 2020, USPS notified NALC of a new delivery initiative titled the Post Office Sortation
Equipment Rationalization (SER)

National-Level Grievance over Expedited Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS) Settled

9.1.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC and the Postal Service have settled national-level case Q16N-4Q-C 20345187 concerning the
Postal Service’s implementation of a test of the delivery initiative entitled Expedited Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS).

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando

8.31.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has issued his latest statement to letter carriers covering several evolving issues

NALC responds to Hurricane Laura and California Fires

8.28.2020 -
NALC reports: To our brothers and sisters in the areas that have been impacted by Hurricane Laura or the California
fires, we need your help to make sure that we are notified of the needs of our membership in these areas.

Texas letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

8.25.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 56-year-old letter carrier Paulino Huerta III, a member of
Branch 2562, passed away Monday, August 24, from complications related to coronavirus.

Postmaster General blames inaction from Congress for USPS financial problems

8.24.2020 -
Federal News Network reports: "Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told House lawmakers on Monday that the Postal
Service hasn't adjusted as quickly as expected to ongoing efforts to cut late and extra trips between mail processing facilities
and local post offices, resulting in mail delays." -
C-SPAN Video - Oral Statement of USPS Board of Governors Chairman -
Updates: DeJoy Spars With Democrats

House Passes Delivering for America Act in Unprecedented Vote

8.22.2020 -
NALC reports: Today, the House of Representatives made their way back to Washington on a Saturday during
August recess, during a pandemic, to pass the Delivering for America Act (H.R. 8015).

DeJoy Testifies Before Congress, Commits to Delivering Election Mail on Time

8.21.2020 -
NBC News reports: "Postmaster General Louis DeJoy committed to delivering ballots and election mail on time in
testimony before the U.S. Senate on Friday, his first public statement since the U.S. Postal Service has come under intense
scrutiny for extensive mail delays." -
C-SPAN Video - USPS Chief: Election mail will be handled securely and on time - WSJ - The
Guardian - NPR - Sen. Rosen Grills DeJoy - Sen. Carper Yells Expletives - Sen. Lankford: Post office's woes not caused by

Branch 373 member passes away from coronavirus

8.21.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 68-year-old retired letter carrier Melvin Stahmer, a member of
Branch 373 in Iowa City, IA, recently passed away from complications related to COVID-19.

Boston letter carrier passes away while delivering his route

8.21.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 54-year old letter carrier and Branch 34 member James Wu
passed away August 18, 2020, while delivering his route.

READ: House Democrats Release Revised USPS Bill, Tout More Than 200 Sponsors

8.20.2020 -
CNN reports: "House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney of New York officially released Wednesday the House
Democrats' US Postal Service proposal, which the chamber will vote on in an unusual Saturday session, touting the more than
200 members of Congress who have co-sponsored the legislation." -
NALC: House Voting on Postal Relief This Weekend

House voting on USPS relief this weekend: Call your rep and urge “Yes” vote

8.19.2020 -
NALC reports: The House of Representatives is returning from August recess to vote on a bill that would provide
$25 billion in financial relief to the Postal Service.

Statement of NALC President Fredric v. Rolando on Joint Covid-19 Election Integrity Task Force

8.18.2020 -
NALC reports: Today, I am pleased to announce that the NALC will begin working with the Postal Service in a joint
labor management task force to meet the challenges posed by the Covid-19 virus with regard to handling of election mail.

NALC files national-level grievance regarding Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation

8.17.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC initiated a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service's unilateral implementation of
the delivery initiative called Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation (SER).

Postal Service Backs Down as 20 States Sue

8.14.2020 -
CNN reports: "Embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy reversed course Tuesday, saying that all changes being
made to the Postal Service would be suspended until after the November 3 election, just as 20 Democratic states announced
plans to file federal lawsuits. DeJoy said that some of the deferred decisions mean that retail hours at post offices will not
change, mail processing equipment and blue collection boxes will remain in place and no mail processing facilities will be
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Statement - NYT - WSJ - CNBC

USPS Chief Acknowledges 'Unintended Consequences' of Policy Changes

8.14.2020 -
CNN reports: "Postmaster General Louis DeJoy acknowledged to United States Postal Service employees this week
that recent procedural changes have had "unintended consequences," but described them as necessary. "Unfortunately, this
transformative initiative has had unintended consequences that impacted our overall service levels," DeJoy wrote in a memo
sent this week and obtained by CNN." -
Letter: Path Forward

Moraga, CA Letter Carrier Thaddeus Tito Brantley passes away while delivering his route

8.13.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that letter carrier Thaddeus Tito Brantley passed away

NALC endorses Biden-Harris

8.13.2020 -
NALC reports: Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), released the
following statement regarding the NALC Executive Council’s endorsement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and
vice president of the United States.

Branch 36 letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

8.13.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 48-year-old letter carrier Michael Hunt Sr., a member of Branch
36 in New York City, passed away Tuesday, August 11, from complications related to coronavirus.

The 2020 General Election: America Can Count on the U.S. Postal Service

8.12.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC has created a new fact sheet on The 2020 General Election: America Can Count on the U.S.
Postal Service.


8.12.2020 -
NALC reports: Over the next several weeks, the Postal Service will transition to a new organizational structure
consisting of three separate operating sectors: Retail & Delivery, Logistics and Processing, and Commerce.

House Oversight chair introduces bill to reverse organizational changes at USPS

8.12.2020 -
CNN reports: "The Delivering for America Act, introduced by House Oversight and Reform chairwoman Carolyn
Maloney of New York, is the latest action over the agency's cutbacks and slow mail service ahead of the 2020 election in
November that is already upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a Republican donor and ally
to the President, on Friday announced a hiring freeze on leadership positions in the agency and a reorganization of top
leaders." -

USPS Announces Major Restructuring

8.7.2020 -
USPS News Link reports: "In an effort to operate in a more efficient and effective manner and better serve
customers, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy today announced a modified organizational structure for the U.S. Postal Service.
The new organizational structure is focused on three operating units and their core missions: Retail and Delivery Operations,
Logistics and Processing Operations and Commerce and Business Solutions." -  
USPS Reports $2.2 Billion Loss for Third
Quarter - PMG DeJoy Opening Remarks to Board of Governors - 'Friday Night Massacre' - Democrats React to
USPS Shake-Up: 'Sabotage' and 'Partisan Games' - USPS Reassigning or Displacing 23 Postal Executives - NYT - NPR

USPS Requesting VERA for Non-Bargaining Employees

8.7.2020 -
USPS News Link reports: "These organizational changes do not initiate a reduction in force, and there are no
immediate impacts to USPS employees. However, to prepare for future changes, the Postal Service has implemented a
management hiring freeze and will be requesting future Voluntary Early Retirement Authority from the Office of Personnel
Management for non-bargaining employees." -
USPS seeks early retirements, management hiring freeze

NALC files national-level grievance regarding USPS delivery initiative

8.7.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC initiated a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service's unilateral implementation of
the delivery initiative test

Democrats Demand USPS Reverse Rules Slowing Delivery

8.6.2020 -
The Stamford Advocate reports: "Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill told negotiators for President Donald Trump on
Wednesday that preserving funding for the U.S. Postal Service and removing new rules that have slowed delivery times are
essential ingredients of a new coronavirus relief bill in a year when millions of Americans plan to vote by mail." -
Letter to PMG
DeJoy From Pelosi and Schumer - Pelosi Statement - Postal Service's Election Role Becomes Flashpoint in Stimulus Talks

USPS looks to reduce letter carriers’ casing equipment

8.6.2020 -
NALC reports: This morning, the Postal Service sent NALC a copy of a stand-up talk for city letter carriers intended to
explain the goals of its latest unilateral delivery initiative. It is called Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation (SER).

Branch 450 gold card member passes away from coronavirus

8.6.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to have recently been informed that 89-year-old retired letter carrier and
NALC gold card member Robert Moe, a member of Branch 450 in Bellingham, WA, died on Friday, March 20, from complications
related to COVID-19.

House panel calls new postal chief to explain delays

8.4.2020 -
Associated Press reports: "The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a
September hearing to examine operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across
the country." -
Trump vows executive order on mail voting

Phoenix letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

8.3.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 59-year-old letter carrier Olivia Meraz, a member of Branch 576
in Phoenix, passed away Thursday, July 30, from complications related to coronavirus.

Statement from NALC on Service Issues

7.31.2020 -
NALC reports: The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) thanks the American people for their long-term
support and appreciation of the service our members provide to homes and businesses throughout the country.

Senate Leadership Unveils New Covid Relief Package, Ignores the Postal Service

7.30.2020 -
NALC reports: Two and a half months after the House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic
Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or “HEROES” Act (H.R. 6800)

Branch 157 member and long-time union activist passes away from coronavirus

7.29.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 70-year-old retired letter carrier Raymond “Doc” Dougherty, a
member of Branch 157 in Philadelphia, died on Saturday, July 4, from complications related to COVID-19.

USPS, Treasury reach agreement on $10B coronavirus relief loan

7.29.2020 -
Federal News Network reports: "Four months after Congress approved a $10 billion loan for the Postal Service
under the CARES Act, the Treasury Department and USPS leadership have struck a deal on the terms of that loan. According to
the terms of the loan, released by top Democrats in the House and Senate, USPS has agreed to give Treasury access to its
biggest negotiated service agreements with industry partners." -
USPS will provide Treasury with proprietary info on NSAs -
Terms (PDF)

USPS to initiate office activities study

7.29.2020 -
NALC reports: The Postal Service will begin conducting a study of city carriers’ office activities

DeJoy Issues Statement on Operational Excellence

7.29.2020 -
USPS News Link reports: "Postmaster General Louis DeJoy issued a statement July 27 on the Postal Service's
efforts to achieve operational excellence and financial stability: "The Postal Service is in a financially unsustainable position,
stemming from substantial declines in mail volume and a broken business model," DeJoy writes. "We are currently unable to
balance our costs with available funding sources to fulfill both our universal service mission and other legal obligations.
Because of this, the Postal Service has experienced over a decade of financial losses, with no end in sight, and we face an
impending liquidity crisis." -
Linn's: PMG DeJoy Says Postal Service Must Make Changes

Reno Letter Carrier Eugene Arao dies after being struck by lightning

7.27.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that Letter Carrier Eugene Arao, a member of Reno, NV Branch 709,
died after being struck by lightning on Saturday, July 25th.  Last week, Eugene celebrated his 22nd year with USPS.  He worked
at the Reno Post Office, and was a veteran of the United States Army.  He leaves behind his wife of 27 years and three sons.

"On behalf of the NALC, we mourn the loss of Brother Arao," NALC President Fredric Rolando said.  “We send our thoughts
and prayers to Eugene’s wife and his sons, the rest of his family, friends, coworkers, and loved ones.”

NALC: USPS Announces New ESAS Delivery Initiative Test

7.21.2020 -
NALC reports: "Under the test, there is to be no casing of mail in the morning. Letter carriers will withdraw hot case
preferential flats and are expected to route them in order of delivery on the street. Upon returning to the office, carriers will
complete the normal return-to-office afternoon duties. After completion of these duties, carriers will then case and pull down
all mail distributed to the route in preparation for the next day's delivery."  
USPS reduces morning office time for letter carriers
for more consistent delivery - GovExec: USPS Tests More Mail Delivery Changes as Lawmakers Push Back

Looking to Cut Costs, New USPS Leader Takes Aim at Overtime and Late Trips

7.15.2020 -
GovExec reports: "This operational pivot is long overdue and today, we are talking about the first step in a journey
we must take together, for the health and stability of the Postal Service," management wrote in a prepared "stand-up talk"
delivered to employees around the country in recent days. "The shifts are simple, but they will be challenging, as we seek to
change our culture and move away from past practices previously used." -
USPS warns staff of temporary mail delays as it cuts
soaring delivery costs - Federal Times

COVID-19 Related MOUs Extended Until Late September

7.14.2020 -
NALC reports: By joint agreement (M-01924), several COVID related memorandums of understanding have been
further extended through September 25, 2020.

Branch 385 member passes away from coronavirus

7.09.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 72-year-old retired letter carrier Raymond Earl Moore, a
member of Branch 385 in Youngstown, OH, died on Sunday, April 5, from complications related to COVID-19.

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Provide $25 Billion to USPS

7.06.2020 -
GovExec reports: "The Postal Service Emergency Assistance Act (S. 4174), introduced by Sen. Susan Collins, R-
Maine, and cosponsored by Sens. Diane Fienstein, D-Calif., Steve Daines, R-Mt., Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Jon Tester, D-Mt.,
would provide $25 billion to the mailing agency on the condition the funds be used to cover COVID-19 related losses or

Bipartisan Postal Relief Bill Introduced in Senate

7.02.2020 -
NALC reports: Today, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the “Postal Service
Emergency Assistance Act” (S. 4174) to provide funding to the Postal Service to help offset Covid-related financial losses.

Branch 1081 member passes away from coronavirus

6.25.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 60-year-old letter carrier Kerry Morrissey, a member of Branch
1081 in Ames, IA, passed away Saturday, June 13, from complications related to COVID-19.

USPS Retreats From Dire Financial Forecast

6.25.2020 -
Linn's Stamp News reports: "Package volume had soared as much as 80 percent ahead of levels a year ago, much
to the amazement of postal officials, but more recently has been around 60 percent, according to Stephen Kearney, executive
director of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers. Financial officials at USPS headquarters at L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C., now
expect mail volumes to remain 20 percent to 25 percent below pre-coronavirus levels, Kearney said." -
USPS finds surprising
financial upside in pandemic

M-01923 Consolidated Casing Update

6.18.2020 -
NALC reports: In accordance with M-01923 in NALC’s Materials Reference System (MRS), USPS has selected thirty-
one Consolidated Casing test sites to be returned to their original route structure no later than July 31, 2020.

USPS gets new leader as it deals with big financial concerns

6.15.2020 -
MarketPlace reports: "North Carolina businessman Louis DeJoy is scheduled to take over as the new head of the U.
S. Postal Service Monday. It's a job that has come under a lot of political scrutiny, especially now that more people may be
voting by mail due to COVID-19. There are also big financial concerns: The Postal Service had an $11 billion shortfall last year,
and says it could be worse this year because of COVID-19." -
Trump ally takes over crisis-ridden Postal Service - Linn's: New
PMG Takes Office June 15 - Louis Dejoy self-made billionaire - Logistics Expert - Philanthropist

2020 Stamp Out Hunger Donor Drive

6.15.2020 -
NALC reports: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NALC has postponed the food drive until it is safe to hold it. In the
meantime, the donor drive is a chance to contribute to food banks in your community.

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic

6.08.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has issued his latest statement to letter carriers covering several evolving
issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consolidated Casing Grievance Settled

6.04.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC and the Postal Service have settled a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s
unilateral testing of Consolidated Casing.

Statement of NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on justice for George Floyd and civil unrest

6.01.2020 -
NALC reports: The senseless killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis last week was not just a tragedy for
his family, it was an assault on America’s people of color, who include tens of thousands of NALC members, and an affront to
human decency.

Update regarding Branch Elections

6.01.2020 -
NALC reports: The pandemic may prevent some Branches from conducting normal elections of officers and

Pressure for USPS Funding Ramps Up as Budget Outlook Worsens

5.27.2020 -
GovExec reports: "Mnuchin suggested the agency may not need the $10 billion loan authorized by Congress,
though the numbers paint a different picture. While package volume jumped 35% in April compared to the previous year, it is a
more labor-intensive, and therefore less profitable, product. Operating revenue for the Postal Service fell by about 4% in the
month, while costs grew by 10%."

Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman Resigns

5.15.2020 -
NALC reports: Stroman, the longest serving DPMG in history, will resign on June 1st after 42 years of public service
in the Postal Service and the legislative branch of our government.

Chicago letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

5.14.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that letter carrier Unique Clay passed away from complications
related to coronavirus

Interest Arbitration dates scheduled

5.14.2020 -
NALC reports:The interest arbitration hearing dates for a new collective bargaining agreement scheduled for May,
June, and July were previously postponed due to the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic

5.13.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has issued his latest statement to letter carriers covering several evolving
issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

House introduces fourth major response package to pandemic

5.12.2020 -
NALC reports: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey
introduced the “HEROES” Act

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

Pandemic forces cancellation of the Honolulu Convention

5.12.2020 -
NALC reports: At the direction of the NALC Executive Council, we have notified the convention center, convention
hotels and various convention vendors of our decision to cancel the convention, which was to be held Aug. 17-21, 2020 in
Honolulu, Hawaii.

NALC's statement on USPS Q2 financial report

5.08.2020 -
NALC reports: A statement from NALC President Fredric Rolando

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

Pennsylvania letter carrier passes away while delivering his route

5.07.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that letter carrier Gary Drais Jr. passed away while delivering his

NYC letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

5.07.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that letter carrier Theresa Torres passed away from complications
related to coronavirus.

South Hackensack, NJ letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

5.07.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is saddened to learn that Danilo Javier passed away from complications related to coronavirus.

Statement of NALC President Fredric Rolando on the Appointment of Louis DeJoy as Postmaster General

5.07.2020 -
NALC reports: On behalf of 210,000 active city letter carriers who serve in every city and town across the United
States, I congratulate Louis DeJoy on his appointment as the 75th postmaster general.

Top Republican Fundraiser and Trump Ally Named Postmaster General

5.07.2020 -
Washington Post reports: "The Postal Service's Board of Governors confirmed late Wednesday that Louis DeJoy, a
North Carolina businessman who is currently in charge of fundraising for the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, will
serve as the new postmaster general." -
USPS Board Names Logistics Executive as New Postmaster General - He's a
billionaire! - Greensboro Businessman - Louis DeJoy - His house is one of top results at Google (for DeJoy search) - Wife
Aldona Wos Nominated by Trump to Be Ambassador to Canada

NALC letter to USPS Board of Governors’ regarding legislative relief

5.05.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC and other postal unions sent a letter to the USPS Board of Governors

Bipartisan poll demonstrates overwhelming support of direct funding to USPS

5.01.2020 -
NALC reports: Today, North Star Opinion Research and Hart Research Associates, two leading Republican and
Democratic public opinion firms, released the findings of a national poll.

California Letter Carrier Alex De Mateo involved in fatal vehicle accident while delivering his route

4.29.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC has learned that letter carrier Alex De Mateo was involved in a fatal vehicle accident while
delivering his route

Letter carrier deaths due to coronavirus now up to 10

4.29.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that six more letter carriers have recently passed away due to
complications related to coronavirus

Indianapolis Letter Carrier Angela Summers killed on her route

4.28.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that letter carrier Angela Summers, an Indianapolis Branch 39
member and shop steward at the Linwood Station, was shot while delivering her route on Monday, April 27 and passed away
that evening.

NALC commemorates Workers Memorial Day

4.28.2020 -
NALC reports: April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, the day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job.
NALC proudly stands with the other unions of the AFL-CIO to renew the ongoing fight for strong safety and health protections
on the job.

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic and the Administration’s Attack on the Postal

4.25.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has released a new statement to NALC members that includes updates on COVID-
19 and NALC’s response to recent comments from President Trump about the Postal Service.

Trump threatens to block coronavirus funding for USPS if they don't raise prices

4.24.2020 -
FOX News reports: "President Trump on Friday threatened to block financial help to the USPS unless it raises
package shipping prices on retail giants like Amazon. "The postal service is a joke," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office,
adding that he thinks they "should raise the price of a package by approximately four times." -
APWU: Shame on them -
Mnuchin says he looks forward to seeing the postal board recruit a new postmaster general and executing on postal reform -
Trump later tweets that he would never let the Postal Service fail

White paper: The Postal Service and the COVID-19 Crisis

4.20.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC has created a white paper on the legislative needs of the Postal Service for the COVID-19 crisis.


4.16.2020 -
NALC reports: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching consequences for letter carriers and the
Postal Service. With new information coming quickly and changing rapidly, NALC has created this depository of information for
letter carriers.

4.16.2020 -
NALC reports: ACTION NEEDED: Congress must strengthen and protect the Postal Service during the COVID-19 crisis

Click here to find your senators and representative

Branch bi-weekly dues rosters

4.12.2020 -
NALC reports: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NALC membership department has been unable to mail out the bi-
weekly dues rosters since PP 6 of 2020. The bi-weekly dues roster information is now available to certain branch officers
through the Member’s Only portal.

Coronavirus is Threatening One of Government's Steadiest Services: The Mail

4.09.2020 -
NY Times reports: "Megan J. Brennan, the postmaster general, told lawmakers on the House Oversight and Reform
Committee that the agency would need $25 billion in federal grants to cover lost revenue from the pandemic, plus an
additional $25 billion to update aging infrastructure. Another $14 billion is needed to pay off long-term debt related to a
retirement benefits program, along with $25 billion in unrestricted borrowing authority, she said, according to officials familiar
with the information she shared privately." -
GovExec: USPS Requests $75 Billion in Emergency Funds to Keep Agency Alive

Pasadena, TX letter carrier passes away

4.09.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 69-year-old letter carrier Johnny Tamayo, a member of Branch
3867 in Pasadena, TX, passed away Saturday, April 4, from complications related to coronavirus.

President Trump is Being Misinformed About the Postal Service

4.08.2020 -
NALC reports: At a time when the heroic workers of the USPS are braving infection to serve the country during an
unprecedented national crisis, it is imperative that representatives of the federal government have a fundamental
understanding of the value of the USPS

Scarsdale, NY letter carrier passes way

4.08.2020 -
NALC reports: Carrier Martin Harris passed away April 5

Lawmakers Renew Their Plea for a Postal Service Bailout

4.08.2020 -
FedSmith reports: "One Postal Service estimate shows that the additional borrowing authority would enable it to
operate only through the end of this summer. As the coronavirus continues to worsen, the Postal Service projects a possible
50% decline in mail volume between now and the end of the current fiscal year," stated the letter."

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic

4.03.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has issued his latest statement to letter carriers covering several evolving
issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Manhattan letter carrier passes way

4.03.2020 -
NALC reports: 63-year-old letter carrier Frank Leong, a member of Branch 36 in New York City, passed away recently
from complications related to COVID-19.

USPS reports postal employees' deaths from coronavirus, 'not immune' to financial downturn

4.01.2020 -
Federal News Network reports: "With the Postal Service now tracking the deaths of its employees from the
coronavirus pandemic, in addition to a growing list of those who have tested positive for the virus, the agency is doing
everything it can to continue normal operations -- even in the most extraordinary circumstances. The USPS Board of
Governors held a moment of silence Wednesday for postal employees who have died of complications from COVID-19, the
illness caused by the current strain of the virus."

Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive Postponed

3.27.2020 -
NALC reports: The 28th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, scheduled for May 9, 2020, has been

What's in the $2 Trillion Senate Deal (for the Postal Service)?

3.26.2020 -
WSJ reports: "The financially strained U.S. Postal Service is getting a $10 billion Treasury loan to help the mail
carrier during the pandemic. The Postal Service is only allowed by law to raise its net debt by $3 billion a year, so the bill
loosens that restriction. But it does come with some strings attached. Mainly, the Postal Service can only use the financing for
operating expenses and not to pay down outstanding debt. The bill also requires the Postal Service to prioritize medical
shipments and allows temporary delivery points to protect workers and recipients of mail." -
Bill lets the US Post Office take a
page from Amazon's delivery playbook

Statement by NALC President Fredric Rolando: The Postal Service is vital in this crisis

3.26.2020 -
NALC reports: In a major public health crisis like the one we face today, the Postal Service is essential and
deserves fair relief

Bronx letter carrier passes away from coronavirus

3.26.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 50-year-old letter carrier Rakkhon Kim passed away

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic

3.25.2020 -
NALC reports: President Rolando has a statement to letter carriers covering many of the evolving issues related to
the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to contacting your shop steward, branch officer or NBA, NALC has a new resource for
members to ask pandemic questions.

AFL-CIO Executive Council's Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic

3.25.2020 -
NALC reports: “Working People's Demands in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

OLMS advisory on LM filings

3.25.2020 -
NALC reports: The Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) has issued an advisory
regarding the reporting requirements concerning LM filings.

With Dozens of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases, USPS Launches New Measures to Protect Employees

3.23.2020 -
GovExec reports: "As more than three-dozen U.S. Postal Service employees have tested positive for the novel
coronavirus, the agency is taking new steps to protect employees who remain concerned they do not have the proper
resources to stay safe. USPS has struck memoranda of understanding with its employees' labor unions, which give non-career
workers access to 80 hours of paid leave, enable individuals to take leave if they are vulnerable to COVID-19 or to care for
loved ones, and allow some groups of employees to work remotely."

NPMHU: 13 Postal Employees Have COVID-19

3.20.2020 -
NPMHU reports: "There are currently 13 postal workers who are confirmed to be COVID-19 positive. NPMHU
representatives have been meeting on a regular basis with their counterparts to discuss the Postal Service's response to the
outbreak of the virus. Postal management has stated that they will follow the guidance of the "health experts" such as CDC
and HHS."

3.19.2002 -
NALC reports: President Rolando sends letters to branch and state presidents granting dispensation
Dispensation Letters

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic

3.18.2002 -
NALC reports: President Fredric V. Rolando has issued a statement to letter carriers covering many issues related
to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NALC and USPS agree to two new MOUs on leave during the COVID-19 pandemic

3.18.2002 -
NALC reports: Today, NALC and USPS agreed to two new MOUs expanding leave for letter carriers during the COVID-
19 pandemic.

NALC Bulletin: Coronavirus precautions

3.14.2002 -
NALC reports: Make sure you do your part to limit the spread of COVID-19 by understanding precautions you can
take. This information is based on guidelines issued by the CDC.

NY: Two White Plains USPS Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

3.14.2020 -
News 12 Westchester reports: "Many employees within the facility (Westchester P&DC) say they are concerned for
their health and safety and are not looking forward to returning. "People have families to go home to," says USPS maintenance
mechanic Harold Brown. "We have kids. We have elderly people that we're around, young people and it's not right." -
Mandatory Stand-Up Talk

APWU Has a New Contract

3.12.2020 -
APWU reports: Three annual general wage increases totaling 3.4% over the life of the Agreement:

- 1.3% effective November 24, 2018 (Retroactive)
- 1.1% effective November 23, 2019 (Retroactive)
- 1% effective November 21, 2020

Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA)

- $624 or $.30/hour COLA will be applied retroactive to August 31, 2019
- $166 or $.08/hour COLA will be applied retroactive to February 29, 2020
- Future COLAs will be applied in September 2020, March 2021 and September 2021
- COLAs to date add $790 annually or $0.38 per hour to base pay.

Full Award (PDF) - Dimondstein Video

New date set for dinner to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Great Postal Strike

3.11.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC has rescheduled the dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Great Postal Strike

USPS preps for coronavirus with updated pandemic flu plan

3.09.2020 -
Federal News Network reports: "If coronavirus hits a local community, USPS urges facility medical personnel,
working with installation heads or attendance control officers, to monitor sick leave for "observable trends that may indicate a
COVID-19 outbreak among postal employees. Personnel who arrive at work obviously ill, or who become ill at work with COVID-
19 type symptoms should be released from work," the memo states." -
NALC postpones dinner celebrating 50th anniversary of
the Great Postal Strike - APWU meets with USPS - Coronavirus Pandemic Policy - Postal Service Pandemic Influenza Plan (PDF)

Dinner to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Great Postal Strike postponed

3.09.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC has postponed the dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Great Postal Strike
scheduled for March 21

Turnover high among non-career USPS, dissatisfaction with supervisors cited

2.26.2020 -
FedWeek reports: "Those employees who left in 2019 had worked just 81 days for USPS on average, it added. The
main reasons they cited in exit surveys were inflexible schedules, dislike of supervisors, and the physical demands of the
work. Working too many or too few hours also was cited."

NALC and USPS have mutually agreed to postpone a national-level grievance

2.21.2020 -
NALC reports: A national-level grievance regarding the delay in implementing Arbitrator Goldberg’s Award in Case
No. Q15C-4Q-C 17697250 will be postponed

The NALC Veterans Guide is now available

2.20.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC created the NALC Veterans Group to provide access to information and tools specific to
veterans’ rights and benefits within the Postal Service.

Trump 2021 Budget Proposes $97B USPS Savings Package, Including Pay and Service Cuts

2.11.2020 -
GovExec reports: "The White House included in its fiscal 2021 budget proposal all of the recommendations made by
a task force President Trump created in 2018 to put USPS on a better course, saying the reforms would save the mailing
agency from an existential threat. Absent changes, the administration estimated the agency would lose $7 billion this year and
$8 billion per year through 2030."

Statement by President Rolando on the Postal Service's 2020 Quarter 1 financial report

2.07.2020 -
NALC reports: The Postal Service’s financial report for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 underlines the need for
congressional action on common-sense legislative reform.

USPS Reports 1st Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

2.07.2020 -
USPS reports: "The net loss for the quarter totaled $748 million, a decrease in net loss of $789 million, compared to
a net loss of $1.5 billion for the same quarter last year. Controllable loss for the quarter was $387 million, compared to a
controllable loss of $103 million for the same quarter last year."

USPS Fairness Act passes House

2.5.2020 -
NALC reports: Today, the House of Representatives passed the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) in a 309 to 106 vote. As
letter carriers know, this bipartisan bill seeks to end the mandate for the Postal Service to prefund retiree health care
decades in advance.

The Postal Record magazine is now available as a digital flipbook and an audiobook

2.5.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC's monthly magazine, The Postal Record, is now available in a viewable and downloadable
flipbook on the NALC website.

Nolan selected as neutral arbitrator

2.5.2020 -
NALC reports: A neutral arbitrator has been selected

Resources on CCA to PTF Conversion

1.31.2020 -
NALC reports: CAU has compiled a number of helpful links

Mail Handlers, USPS Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

1.23.2020 -
NPMHU reports: "The 2019 National Agreement will cover a period of three years, and will expire at midnight on
September 20, 2022. All career Mail Handlers will receive four general wage increases during the term: the first, retroactively
effective to November 23, 2019, will be 1.1%; the second, effective on November 21, 2020, will be 1.0%; the third, effective on
November 20, 2021, will be 1.0%; and the fourth, called a special pay adjustment, also effective on November 20, 2021, will be

CCAs With 30 Months Will Be Converted to Career Status

1.23.2020 -
NALC reports: "NALC and USPS have settled a national-level grievance regarding non-compliance with the
contractual caps on the employment of City Carrier Assistants (CCAs). This settlement provides that all city carrier assistants in
any size office with 30 months of relative standing on February 15, 2020, will be converted to career status within 60 days from
the signing of the agreement on January 22, 2020."

USPS Overstated Savings of Workforce Shift While Turnover Increased

1.22.2020 -
FedWeek reports: "The Postal Service over-stated savings from shifting to lower-paid and less tenured employees
and reducing services, and did not account for some side effects such as increased turnover, the GAO has said. Meanwhile,
that report said, clerk and mail handler overtime nearly doubled, and the number of grievances rose by 6 percent per year on
average over that period."

USPS Releases Five-Year Business Plan

1.16.2020 -
Federal News Network reports: "In an effort to course-correct from more than a decade of net financial losses, the
Postal Service on Wednesday released its long-awaited five year-business plan. The sweeping document comes nearly eight
months after Postmaster General Megan Brennan told members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee that she and
the USPS Board of Governors would release a 10-year business plan to address a $125 billion shortfall the agency expects to
face over that period."
GovExec: Changes alone will not save the USPS - Lexington Institute Analysis - Broad in scope and
vision, brimming with business management keywords, but short on actual substance or specifics:
Five-Year Strategic Plan

REPORT: Puerto Rico Postal Employees Working Under Dire Conditions After Earthquake

1.12.2020 - reports: " has received a report from a USPS employee in Puerto Rico about damage
and unsafe working conditions following the magnitude 6.4 earthquake on January 7th, 2020."

White House Tasks Agencies With Getting Injured Feds Back on the Job Faster

1.11.2020 -
GovExec reports: "All agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service, will face a requirement to improve or maintain
performance in a series of areas, including total injury and case rates, time lost due to injury and sickness, and filing claims in
a timely manner. Agencies will have to increase the rate of employees who return to work within 45 days after traumatic
injuries and ensure employees get back on the job more quickly in cases of moderate-to-severe injury or illness."

Houston letter carrier shot on his route

1.9.2020 -
NALC reports: NALC is saddened to learn that letter carrier Adrian Jackson, a member of Branch 283 in Houston,
Texas, was shot multiple times on his route December 28.

PMG Brennan to Delay Planned Jan. 31 Retirement From USPS

1.6.2020 -
Linn's reports: "Postmaster General Megan Brennan has agreed to delay her planned Jan. 31 retirement to give the
United States Postal Service additional time to seek her replacement. Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer said in a
Jan. 6 press release: "The Postmaster General's new retirement date has not been determined. An announcement will be
made at a later date." -
Could indicate USPS is looking for someone outside the organization

USPS Could Privatize As Early As Next Year

12.27.2019 -
Fortune reports: "The new leadership will be handpicked and approved by the Board of Governors: a group of
five men, three of whom were appointed by Trump. Once the new leadership is in place, the board will also be tasked by the
Trump administration with creating a package of large, structural changes intended to help the ailing Postal Service. Those
changes will likely include privatizing and selling pieces of the public service off, according to the APWU."
PRC publishes revised notice of proposed rulemaking

12.5.2019 -
NALC reports: In early December, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued a revised proposed rulemaking
for the system that regulates the rates and classes of the Postal Service’s Market Dominant products.
Senate Introduces Companion Repeal Bill, House Bill Reaches Critical Mass

12.3.2019 -
NALC reports: Sens. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the USPS Fairness Act (S. 2965), a bill
to repeal the mandate to prefund postal retiree health benefits. The bill is identical to House legislation.

Consolidated Casing Leads to Portland Protest
(Includes Customer and Carrier Statements)

12.01.2019 - reports: Close to fifty residents of North Portland's 97217 zip code area rallied outside the Kenton
Post Office today to protest their erratic, unreliable and haphazard mail delivery. Since late September, North Portland's mail
delivery has been a mess. Mail is arriving days late, in the dark, to the wrong address, and with constantly changing letter
carriers. A "PILOT" project, called "Consolidated Casing," has been forced on residents and businesses in the zip code." -
Community members rally against USPS test program

Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

11.27.2019 -
NALC reports: Information for 2019

Update on Contract Negotiations

11.22.2019 -
NALC reports: Update on the 2019 contract negotiations

Postal Service records $8.8 billion loss for fiscal 2019
Farewell Bonus for PMG

11.14.2019 - reports: "The United States Postal Service's board of governors convened Nov. 14 with a quorum of
presidentially appointed members for the first time since 2014. "It's a milestone for us," said board chairman Robert M.
Duncan, who noted that a "temporary emergency" board had been overseeing the USPS. But the board's first public meeting
produced little to cheer about because the USPS disclosed it recorded a staggering $8.8 billion loss in the 2019 fiscal year
ended Sept. 30."
...but sales are growing - Losses double from last year - USPS statement - NALC

Statement of NALC President Fred Rolando On USPS Financial Results for FY 2019

11.14.2019 -
NALC reports: The large loss posted by the U.S. Postal Service in Fiscal Year 2019 ($8.8 billion) is largely the result
of external factors, not the normal operations of

Decision in Pay Consolidation Case

11.6.2019 -
NALC reports: The arbitrator rejected NALC’s position that this change meant that employees from other crafts in
grades equivalent to the former City Carrier Grade 1 could no longer be excessed into the letter carrier craft under Article 12
of the National Agreement.

Case Consolidation Lawsuit Dismissed

11.6.2019 -
NALC reports: U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg concluded that the court lacked jurisdiction to issue the
preliminary injunction that NALC requested, which would have halted the Initiative pending the outcome of the national-level

Six carriers honored as NALC's Heroes of the Year

11.1.2019 -
NALC reports: Letter carriers who saved people from car accidents or home fires, helped rescue a teenager who
had been abused for months by her captors, or turned a personal tragedy into a campaign to help others, were among those
honored on Oct. 30.

Branch Officers Training set for Jan. 27-30 in Washington, DC

10.23.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine has announced that Branch Officers Training will be held
January 27-30, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Post Office Fiddles While Its Mail Trucks Burn

10.21.2019 - reports: "Mail trucks are burning at an alarming rate, and the only people who seem to think it's a
problem are the letter carriers who must drive the aging vehicles. Twenty-six of the U.S. Postal Service's aging Grumman LLV
delivery trucks have caught fire so far this year. That makes 145 since 2014. If the mail truck were a vehicle model that
consumers purchased from a dealer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would have long ago launched an
investigation and issued a recall."

NALC mourns passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings

10.17.2019 -
NALC reports: The National Association of Letter Carriers sends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends,
and colleagues of Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, following his death today.

Former Region 7 National Business Agent Eugene “Gene” McNulty died

10.17.2019 -
NALC reports: McNulty served as NBA from 1979 to 1994.

USPS Announces Retirement of PMG Brennan

10.16.2019 -
USPS reports: "As Postmaster General, Brennan advanced technology and customer-centric strategies to invest in
the future of the Postal Service and to shape growth opportunities for the organization and the industries it serves. These
strategies encompassed better use of data and technology, improved speed-to-market of product and service innovations,
continuously improved processes throughout the organization, and fully engaged and leveraged the talents of the
organization's 635,000-employee workforce." -
Postmaster general who was target of Trump's ire announces retirement - Linns.

PMG Brennan announces retirement

10.16.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC congratulates Postmaster General Brennan on her retirement.

The printed version of the 2019 Letter Carrier Resource Guide is now available to order

10.9.2019 -
NALC reports: The 2019 Letter Carrier Resource Guide, a comprehensive guide for every letter carrier, combines,
updates, and replaces the 2016 City Carrier Assistant Resource Guide and the 2014 Letter Carrier’s Guide.

How a Broken Pay System Forced Postal Supervisors to Take USPS to Court

9.30.2019 -
GovExec reports: "NAPS went to court because the Postal Service has violated the law's requirement that it pay
managers and supervisors a salary comparable to the pay of their private sector counterparts and that it pay them more than
the workers they supervise. These managers and supervisors help to assure the prompt and efficient delivery of mail and the
reliability of postal operations."

Update on NALC’s Case Consolidation Lawsuit

9.25.2019 -
NALC reports: U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg heard arguments today

UPU endorses compromise to let US set prices for incoming foreign mail

9.25.2019 -
Linn's Stamp News reports: "The day after the Universal Postal Union rejected a Trump administration plan for
dealing with a flood of mostly Chinese packages, it overwhelmingly endorsed a compromise plan that will allow the United
States -- not the UPU -- to set the prices for incoming foreign mail. "This is a big deal," declared Peter Navarro, who led
President Trump's assault on the current international mail system." -
NYT: US will remain in treaty after emergency talks

U.S. to remain in the Universal Postal Union

9.25.2019 -
NALC reports: Delegates to a Special Congress of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) reached an agreement on

UPU endorses compromise to let US set prices for incoming foreign mail

9.25.2019 -
Linn's Stamp News reports: "The day after the Universal Postal Union rejected a Trump administration plan for
dealing with a flood of mostly Chinese packages, it overwhelmingly endorsed a compromise plan that will allow the United
States -- not the UPU -- to set the prices for incoming foreign mail. "This is a big deal," declared Peter Navarro, who led
President Trump's assault on the current international mail system." -
NYT: US will remain in treaty after emergency talks

Yet Another Impasse at the Postal Service as Two More Labor Contracts Expire

9.23.2019 -
GovExec reports: "USPS and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union have agreed to extend talks, though the union
said the number of tentative agreements the two sides have so far reached is "relatively limited." The National Association of
Letter Carriers, meanwhile, declared an impasse in its talks."

NALC reaches impasse with the Postal Service in negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement

9.20.2019 -
NALC reports: On Sept. 20, 2019, negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement between NALC and USPS
came to an impasse. The current collective-bargaining agreement remains in force pending final resolution of the parties’
collective-bargaining dispute.

NALC responds to Tropical Storm Imelda

9.20.2019 -
NALC reports: To our brothers and sisters in the impacted areas that have been affected by Tropical Storm Imelda,
we need your help to make sure that we are notified of the needs of our membership in this area.

NALC and the labor movement fight for human rights

9.18.2019 -
NALC reports: The Solidarity Without Borders initiative will bring labor leaders from around the country to the
border to shine a light on the plight of families seeking asylum or facing deportation and to bring attention to the conditions in
U.S. detention facilities.

Court Rules Postal Service's Largest-Ever Price Increase is Illegal

9.13.2019 -
GovExec reports: "The five-cent increase -- a 10% jump -- was the largest-ever hike for a stamp and the largest by
percentage since 1995. The court, in an opinion written by Circuit Judge Neomi Rao, a Trump appointee who formerly worked
in the White House as director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, called the hike "remarkable" and lacking in
justification." -
Will prices now drop? - DC Circuit grants postal watchdog's challenge to PRC's approval of rate hike

Letter carrier Mary Granados killed in Odessa, Texas

9.1.2019 -
NALC reports: "We are deeply saddened by the senseless murder of Odessa, TX Branch 3964 letter carrier Mary
Granados," NALC President Fredric Rolando said.

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

NALC responds to Hurricane Dorian

8.29.2019 -
NALC reports: We need your help to make sure that we are notified of the needs of our membership

Connecticut letter carrier killed on his route

8.23.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 59-year-old letter carrier Daniel Nacin was killed in a car
accident on his route

USPS Fairness Act reaches bipartisan majority

8.17.2019 -
NALC reports: H.R. 2382 passes 218 co-sponsors, but more work needed to reach 290

NALC Legislative Action Center unveiled

8.15.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC launched the Legislative Action Center today

Rap Session held in Denver

8.13.2019 -
NALC reports: President Rolando led the national Rap Session, Aug. 9-11 in Denver

Seventh COLA set at $624

8.13.2019 -
NALC reports: The seventh contract COLA was finalized at $624

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

Statement on Postal Service's 2019 Q3 Financial Report

8.09.2019 -
NALC reports: Statement by President Rolando on the Postal Service's 2019 Quarter 3 financial report

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." -

Postal Supervisors Sue for Better Pay

7.29.2019 -
GovExec reports: "The National Association of Postal Supervisors filed its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for D.C.
on behalf of the 45,000 supervisors, managers, postmasters and technical specialists that make up its members. NAPS is
seeking pay increases that would be mostly retroactive, covering the period from 2016 through 2019." -
NAPS Files Lawsuit

Action needed: Tell your Representative to repeal pre-funding mandate today!

7.23.2019 -
NALC reports: Thousands of letter carriers and postal employees are joining together for a ‘Day of Action’

Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive a resounding success

7.19.2019 -
NALC reports: The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which took place on Saturday, May 11, collected 75.7 million
pounds of food—third-highest total in the drive’s 27 years.

Postal Service Floats Big Cuts to Employee Pay, Leave and Benefits
New postal workers would no longer earn a pension

7.02.2019 -
GovExec reports: "USPS included a hike to the employee contribution level for pensions in a first draft of a 10-year
business plan presented to lawmakers and stakeholders, according to multiple people who were briefed on it, as well as
phasing out pensions altogether for new hires in favor of a defined-contribution system only. The Postal Service is looking to
cut the amount of paid time off employees receive by merging annual and sick leave and pitched a popular proposal with
demonstrated bipartisan backing to require all postal retirees to enroll in Medicare as their primary insurance provider."

NALC, USPS formally open 2019 bargaining talks

6.26.2019 -
NALC reports: The leaders of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service
formally opened negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement today.

Letter Carrier Resource Guide is available online

6.24.2019 -
NALC reports: The Letter Carrier Resource Guide combines the 2016 City Carrier Assistant Resource Guide and the
2014 Letter Carrier’s Guide into one new, improved, and updated publication. Valuable information for all letter carriers at
every stage of their career.

Louisiana letter carrier killed on his route

6.24.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC is deeply saddened to learn that letter carrier Antonio Williams, a Shreveport, LA Branch 197
member, was shot and killed while delivering his route on Saturday, June 22.

Mail Processing Overtime Audit Finds USPS Way Over Plan

6.22.2019 -
The USPS OIG reports: "Specifically, the Postal Service planned for about 18.5 million overtime workhours and
767,000 penalty overtime workhours for FY 2018. The actual overtime workhours used were 26.7 million (44 percent over plan)
and the actual penalty overtime workhours used were 1.7 million (126 percent over plan). This occurred, in part, due to
implementation of the F1 Scheduler at the beginning of FY 2018." -
5 billion less pieces, 5,000 less employees, overtime costs
up $257 million! - GovExec: After dramatic workforce reductions, Postal Service sees spike in overtime hours

Postal Service Wants to Slash Benefits for Postal Workers

6.18.2019 -
HuffPost reports: "The change to pension contributions would amount to a cut in take-home pay for hundreds of
thousands of workers, while saving the agency nearly $7 billion. The change in employee leave policy would combine vacation
with sick days, likely resulting in fewer overall days off for workers. That element is estimated to save the agency more than $5

House resolution supporting door delivery reaches majority of support

6.14.2019 -
NALC reports: A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives has now cosponsored House Resolution 23,
which expresses the sense that the U.S. Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of
door delivery.

2020 NALC Leadership Academy Application period is open

6.12.2019 -
NALC reports: The application period for participation in the Leadership Academy in 2020 is now open. The
application period ends on Aug. 31, 2019.

NRLCA Reaches Tentative Agreement With USPS for Three-Year Contract

5.30.2019 -
NRLCA reports: The Tentative Agreement must be ratified by a majority of the voting membership of the NRLCA to
become effective. The contract includes a 4.2% total compensation increase for the term of the agreement

New Model Mail Truck Catches on Fire in Houston

5.26.2019 -
ABC 13 in Houston, Texas has reported: on a USPS mail truck catching fire in a southwest Houston neighborhood.
Correct us if we're wrong, but that appears to be a new model Dodge Promaster delivery vehicle burning in the video. The
Promaster vehicles have been rushed into service (ahead of a planned Next Generation Delivery Vehicle program) due (in
part) to hundreds of older model LLVs burning in the same fashion.

USPS Reports $2.1 Billion Loss for Second Quarter 2019

5.10.2019 -
USPS reports: "The net loss for the quarter totaled nearly $2.1 billion, an increase of $747 million, compared to a net
loss of $1.3 billion for the same quarter last year, however, the controllable loss for the quarter was $806 million, compared to
a controllable loss of $656 million for the same quarter last year." -
On track to lose $7 billion this year - Postal Woes Continue

Statement on Postal Service’s 2019 Q2 Financial Report

5.10.2019 - NALC reports: Statement by President Rolando on the Postal Service’s 2019 Quarter 2 financial report

Latest News and Updates

Branch Officers Training set for Cleveland, New Orleans

5.07.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine has announced that two Branch Officers Training seminars
will be held later this year. One session of Branch Officers Training is set for Aug. 26-29 in Cleveland, the other for Sept. 16-19
in New Orleans.

Thank a veteran

5.06.2019 -
NALC reports: United Mine Workers of America of America President Cecil Roberts Jr. sent a video message
encouraging NALC members and all Americans to take time to honor the men and women who served their country in the
Vietnam War.

House Committee Hearing on the Financial Condition of the Postal Service

4.30.2019 -
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform reports: "To conserve cash, the Postal Service has defaulted on
more than $40 billion in payments owed to pre-fund retiree health care expenses. However, the Postal Service's liquidity
continues to dwindle and it faces challenges with having enough cash on hand to conduct its essential mission of providing
universal mail service. For all of these reasons, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has placed the Postal Service's
financial condition on its "high-risk list" since 2009."  -
USPS will be broke by 2024 without reform, PMG says,  - Post Office
Boss Ponders Cutting Mail Delivery to Five Days, Congress Balks - PMG Brennan Chastised by Congressman Meadows For Not
Delivering Business Plan (1:23 mark) - Meadows to Brennan: You've talked to the board of governors, the two of them...

Bipartisan legislation introduced to repeal USPS pre-funding mandate

4.30.2019 -
NALC reports: A bipartisan group of representatives introduced the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) which would
repeal the mandate that USPS “pre-fund” decades’ worth of health benefits for its future retirees.

NALC files two national level grievances

4.25.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC files two national level grievances on the consolidated casing initiative and USPS non-
compliance with CCA employment

New Mexico carrier killed on his route

4.24.2019 -
NALC reports: Letter carrier Jose Hernandez, an Albuquerque, NM Branch 504 member, was shot and killed on his
route Monday, April 22, after trying to defuse a dispute.

Misdiagnosis: A Review of the Report of the White House Task Force on the Postal Service

4.24.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC analyzes the faulty foundations of the Task Force’s findings, explains the unexamined
consequences of its recommendations and summarizes an alternative reform agenda that will position the Postal Service to
thrive in the 21st Century.

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."

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."

2018 NALC election results upheld by Department of Labor

4.19.2019 -
NALC reports: The Labor Department has advised that it has completed its investigation of the election complaints
and that the investigation did not provide a basis for any further action to set aside the results of the election. The election
results are now final.

CVS Health joins NALC Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive as Sponsor

4.12.2019 -
NALC reports: CVS Health is the newest 2019 National Sponsor for the Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive

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

Customer and employee rights when USPS solicits customers to change the mode of mail delivery

3.27.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC is aware of an effort by the Postal Service in different parts of the country to convince
customers to agree to change their mode of mail delivery to cluster box or centralized delivery.

Join Team NALC Rolando for MDA

3.22.2019 -
NALC reports: Join President Rolando on May 18th for the MDA Muscle Walk

NALC responds to Flooding in Midwest

3.21.2019 -
NALC reports: To our brothers and sisters in the areas impacted by the Midwest Flooding, we need your help to
make sure that we are notified of the needs of our membership in your area.

Trump Proposes Cutting Postal Employees' Pay, Benefits in $100B Savings Package

3.18.2019 - reports: "President Trump has once again proposed a slew of changes to the operations of the U.S.
Postal Service and its employees' benefits, with the White House estimating the plan would save $98 billion over the next
decade. In addition to a renewed push for offering postal employees lower pay and benefits, Trump pushed changes proposed
by the task force he created last year. Those include raising prices for mail and packages not deemed "essential," reducing
delivery frequency, outsourcing some mail processing and licensing access to individuals' mailboxes." -
Federal Employees
Would Get Less Leave Under Trump's Budget

Trump's Postal Reform Proposals Met With Criticism From Lawmakers, USPS Management

3.13.2019 - reports: "President Trump's mandated report on overhauling the U.S. Postal Service drew a tepid
response from lawmakers on Tuesday, as the agency's own leadership rejected many of the key proposals. One key area of
disagreement between the administration's recommendations and lawmakers' vision for the agency surrounded the future of
collective bargaining at the mailing agency." -
AUDIO: Hearing on President's Postal Task Force Recommendations

Postal Service Contracts Surge to Nearly $16B in Fiscal 2018

3.08.2019 - Bloomberg Government reports: "The U.S. Postal Service's commercial spending grew to $15.9 billion in fiscal 2018
from $15 billion in fiscal 2017, Bloomberg Government's USPS Contracts Dashboard shows. That's an increase of nearly $1
billion and the highest amount since fiscal 2016, when Bloomberg Government first began publishing the agency data
received through a Freedom of Information Act request."

RI-399 Monetary Settlement Distribution

3.06.2019 -
APWU reports: "The Postal Service agreed that they would pay $14.5 million to each union (APWU and NPMHU) in
consideration of the withdrawal of national level disputes. The settlement agreement calls for the unions to each make their
own determination on how this money would be distributed. After consultation, much discussion, and agreement with the
Clerk Craft Director, the APWU has decided that the money will be distributed in equal amounts to clerk craft employees who
fall into two categories." -
NPMHU Update

Rap session to be held on Aug. 11 in Denver

2.27.2019 -
NALC reports: NALC is making arrangements for the 2019 national conference, or “rap session,” set for Aug. 9-11 at
the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

Part-time flexible (PTF) letter carriers Q-and-A

1.29.2019 -
NALC reports: Differences between PTF and CCA classifications.

The price of 'Forever' stamps just went up

1.28.2019 -
CNN reports: "It just got more expensive to send mail. The price of a "Forever" stamp has gone up a nickel -- to 55
cents. While not exorbitant, the price increase is part of the biggest price jump on stamps in the United States Postal Service
history. And it's a result of the pressure the agency is facing to dig itself out of a deep financial hole."

USPS expands Wounded Warriors Leave

1.09.2019 -
NALC reports: USPS recently updated the Wound Warriors Leave policy effective January 5, 2019. Eligible military
veterans will be credited with 104 hours of Wounded Warriors Leave each leave year going forward.

The FSS Slows, and the Red Ink Flows

1.06.2019 -
Dead Tree Edition reports: "For the third year in a row, productivity of the U.S. Postal Service's Flats Sequencing
System declined in 2018 - with no end in sight to the money-losing machines' troubles. Hourly throughputs declined 5% during
Fiscal Year 2018 and are 14% below where they were five years ago, the USPS reported recently in its Annual Compliance
Report. Leakage - the proportion of mail that was supposed to be run on FSS machines but wasn't - rose from 20.1% to 21.9%."