Postal Articles

July 22, 2018
Car Plows Into San Rafael Post Office
Cambridge postal workers delivering Amazon packages on Sundays
Mail carrier recounts terrifying moments of dog attack in Richfield

July 21, 2018
Dogs bite postal worker in Youngstown, Ohio, sending him to hospital
Federal investigators launch probe into Woodland Hills mail carrier’s death on 117-degree day
USPS investigating mail found in storm drain
South Carolina town still without post office nearly 18 months after arson damaged building
Beaumont postal worker recognized with certificate
Salt Lake Main Post Office to Close for One Day for Electrical Work
Lung association tried to stop scratch and sniff stamps

July 20, 2018
Connecticut Postal Worker Stole Mail For Weeks, Police Say
Montauk Postal Service at Low Ebb
New Jersey Mail Handler Admits Stealing Parcels Containing Drugs
Here’s How Hot It Is Inside a Mail Truck
Man accused of robbing postal driver at post office in Southeast D.C.; $50K reward offered
Albuquerque Woman Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Three Postal Workers with Deadly Weapons
Man accused of robbing postal driver at post office in Southeast D.C.

July 19, 2018
Manhattan Mailman Delivers Final Heartfelt Message Ahead Of Retirement
Mail carrier drops packages; homeowner fed up
Colorado courier service among test subjects as Amazon launches new program to support small-business
delivery
Democrats criticize Trump’s post office privatization plan
UPS Tests Amazon Key-Like Apartment Building Delivery System
USPS defends blocking bike lanes in Manhattan
Syracuse mailman saves trapped chipmunk (viral video)
Feds could drop charges against Bellmore postal worker
Fresno mailman has perfect attendance for 30 years
Sen. McCaskill at Government Reorganization Hearing: "I will not go there, on postal" (privatization)  
McCaskill Says Rural America Would Be Hurt By Privatization
Delivery Drivers are in Danger of Overheating
USPS carriers receive million mile safety awards

July 18, 2018
Former Wisconsin Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing From the Mail
USPS mail carriers hold national convention in Detroit
Monday Convention Chronicle (PDF)
Tuesday Convention Chronicle (PDF)
Kansas postal worker charged with mail theft
Petition- United States Postal Service: Provide air conditioning for your mail carriers
Photos: YOU'VE GOT MAIL: Postal Service scenes from Fall River past
The secret life of postcards
Hendrum man frustrated after finding post office closed due to staffing issues
Is Amazon's Latest Move Going to Crush UPS and FedEx?
Archives: Still no moisture-wicking uniforms for postal carrier
Bank groups send letter urging House leaders to prohibit Postal Service banking

July 17, 2018
USPS halts plans to close Richmond Main Post Office
Prime Day: Amazon website crashes shortly after deals go live
Amazon's Contract Delivery Drivers Are Also Getting Hit With Outages
Royal Mail delivers fewer letters as new law reduces junk mail
‘Last resort’: Why Canada’s postal workers believe they may be forced to strike
Bayside's 111th Precinct fights against mailbox fishing epidemic
NALC: House Resolution Introduced on USPS Privatization
Bezos Becomes the Richest Man in Modern History, Topping $150 Billion

July 16, 2018
Mail being stolen from broken collection boxes, residents unknowingly still using them
Retired postmaster finds 'magic' on Appalachian Trail trip
Your TSP account: Surviving the coming correction
UPS goes back to court on USPS costing methodology
Owning an Amazon Delivery Business: The Risks and Rewards

July 15, 2018
Investors deliver a rebuke to Royal Mail over first-class pay
Desperate for help, SF USPS has plan to van pool workers from Petaluma
Marshfield police investigating gas thefts from post office trucks

July 14. 2018
Gunfire hits man in hand, shatters windows of U.S. mail truck in downtown St. Louis
USPS "no-backing" policy impacting residents of Kentucky town
Mail thieves caught on camera in Claremore OK
Marijuana ad complicates delivery of small Alaska newspaper
Meet the sculptor behind the Vegas Liberty forever stamp $3.6 million settlement
Facing off with the U.S. Postal Service

July 13, 2018
OSHA opens investigation into death of California mail carrier’s death on 117-degree day
Wayfair Ruling, Proposed Postage Increase Undermine E-Commerce
Workers climbing over packages, Lehi post office struggles to keep up
Injured postal worker convinces judge to give shooter a lighter sentence
S.A. man who carjacked and shot postal worker gets 20 years for crime spree
They thought a squirrel was eating their tomatoes. But it was the mailman
Community mailbox blown up in Lincoln
Association tried to stop scratch and sniff stamp

July 12, 2018
More witnesses sought in police killing of black postal worker in Oregon
Thieves ran off with mailbox that was bolted to the sidewalk
Postal worker saves mail moments before fire destroys truck in Mobile
Former postal worker sentenced in pot theft scheme
Mail delivery presented many challenges in 19th century
Postal supervisor sentenced for role in pot scheme
USPS OIG: USPS has more work to do to improve retail facility conditions
Keeping FMLA Usage Confidential Pays Off
Woman alleges age was a factor in termination from USPS position

July 11, 2018
CALM DOWN: Post Office Tells New Homeowners To Wait For Mail
As giants Trump and Jeff Bezos battle, Middle America loses
2 windows blown out by gunfire at post office in Pontiac MI
Punch thrown at letter carrier during her route in Dayton
U.S. Postal Service steps up efforts to secure northeast Queens mailboxes amid mail theft rash
Postal Service shares historical data on mail volumes, revenues, and fees, 1970 - 2017
USPS Honors John Lennon With Commemorative Forever Stamp
Yet another postal truck goes up in flames

July 10, 2018
Security camera catches Louisiana carrier throwing package from car
Bay Area photographer 'gobsmacked' 7 of his pictures were selected for new U.S. stamps
President Trump's Nominee for the United States Supreme Court Is Brett M. Kavanaugh
Federal Court Dismisses Spokane PSE’s Discrimination Case
OIG: Retail Facility Conditions Revisited

July 9, 2018
US postal worker found dead in Woodland Hills amid record-breaking heat
An Expert Explains the Postal Monopoly
NAPS Says USPS Pay Decision Covering EAS Employees Is Not Fair (PDF)
A Stunning Detail In That USPS Lawsuit Will Leave You Wondering: Why Isn't USPS a Total Gold Mine?
Minivan crashes into Puyallup post office
A Stunning Detail in The Statue of Liberty Stamp Lawsuit
More than a post office: Amado postmistress builds community
The Massive Fight Over Sunday Mail
As trade wars begin, the humble mail is a reminder of the value of multilateralism

July 8, 2018
Another chapter in the life of a good postal carrier
Faster delivery of everything is next big thing
Trend: Knitted Monster Feet on USPS Mail Collection Boxes

July 7, 2018
Naked man who drove Canada Post van wrong way in rush-hour traffic to be charged
Fresh Proof That Strong Unions Help Reduce Income Inequality
Representatives Reintroduce Stop Postal Closures Act
OPM sets dates for restricting federal union activities
Dogs go viral for eating Virginia mailman's lunch

July 6, 2018
Petersburg mail carrier sentenced for dumping thousands of pieces of mail
After public outcry, downtown Boca post office won’t close or relocate
Video: Mail Truck Pulled from Pond in NJ Park
19th Century Northwoods Mail Delivery Had Its Woes
OIG: City Carriers Returning After 6 P.M. – South Florida District
PRC approves new USPS internal service performance measurement system
Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz, defender of the Post Office, dead at 64
APWU President Dimondstein's Opening Remarks For Contract Negotiations 2018
USPS Agrees to Provide NPMHU With All F-1 Scheduler Information in Accordance with NLRB Settlement
Amazon starts move away from U.S. Postal Service
Postal services in Poland and Netherlands go electric
PHOTO: Hot delivery

July 5, 2018
Trump pushes to privatize Postal Service; others push back
National Association of Postal Supervisors Rejects USPS Pay Proposal, Will File for Fact Finding
NARFE applauds the introduction of paid parental leave legislation by Representative Barbara Comstock (R-
VA)
IRS Working on a New Form 1040 for 2019 Tax Season
Will USPS have enough money for necessary updates?
Segmentation in the FEHB Program
Retired North Carolina postal worker charged with statutory rape
Colorado: Postal workers escorted into evacuated areas to retrieve mail
Every mailbox in Brooklyn Heights locked down for the 4th of July
Beloved Mail Carrier (Age 80) Retires After 40 Years
Janene Gordon: First Female Postal Inspector
Communities and Postal Workers United Summer 2018 Newsletter (PDF)

July 4, 2018
Independence Day
HAPPY  INDEPENDENCE DAY - GOD BLESS AMERICA
Is Amazon trespassing on UPS and FedEx’s patch?
U.S. government seeks more payback in Lance Armstrong case
CNY mail carriers handling the heat while delivering your mail
O Beautiful stamps show America’s majesty
Legislation to end postal facility closures reintroduced in House

July 3, 2018
No prison time for defendant in Guam mail theft
Schumer Says Veterans Should Be Allowed To Fundraise Outside Post Offices
Postal Employees at Risk from Packages Containing Opioids, Says IG
USPS owes $3.5 million in royalties for using the wrong Statue of Liberty
Mail theft a big concern after residents victimized  
Justice Doesn't Prevail, Unions Left Scrambling
USPS Faces Difficult Choices on How to Spend Its Limited Resources
Protesters demand action after Portland State University police shoot, kill postal employee Navy veteran
Postal workers stay cool in extreme heat
Israel Post Privatization Underway
Under pressure, afraid to take bathroom breaks? Inside Amazon's fast-paced warehouse

July 2, 2018
OIG: First-Class Service Improvements
OIG: Bank Deposits – Brandywine, MD, Post Office
APWU: Fired Up and Ready to Go! Contract Negotiations Begin Between the APWU and USPS
Chuck Groth is named rural carrier Member of the Year
Joe Blundo: Retiring mail carrier delivered in more ways than one
USPS pulls parking placards after workers’ illegal use exposed

July 1, 2018
Nassau man robbed multiple post offices
Cops kill black postal worker who was trying to break up fight
Threat of a UPS strike put spotlight on the importance of shipping choices
Video: National Postal Worker Day Celebrates 490,000 Workers In The US
Letter Carrier Fundraising For Son's Special Olympics Dream

June 30, 2018
Amazon Logistics should worry postal services and carriers
Postal Service flag notice, rare letter and more
Long time postal clerk set to retire after 33 years
Tallman retiring after 37 years
House Republicans Want to Ensure Postal Banking Plan Stays Dead

June 29, 2018
Neither snow, nor rain, nor summer heat will stay these carriers
Short-handed post office is out to lunch
Seasoned postal worker accused of 220 pound marijuana scheme in Hampton VA
USPS suspends delivery service in Cincinnati neighborhood after mailman is assaulted
Amazon's new grassroots delivery network could sidestep UPS, Postal Service
Tarentum postal carrier makes her last delivery after 30-year career
New Postmaster for Purchase

June 28, 2018
Two Men Charged In White Plains NY Federal Court With Mail Theft Spree
Cleveland postal worker indicted for stealing more than 250 gift cards
Residents and businesses in Ohio town are frustrated with mail delivery issues
Clues sought in 2009 Alabama postal worker’s murder
What the Lance Armstrong Settlement Agreement Tells Us about the Government’s Case
Amazon starting deliveries with Amazon-branded vans
Jacksonville man arrested after allegedly attacking postal worker
Wisconsin Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing Mail
GAO Report: USPS Projected Capital Spending and Processes for Addressing Uncertainties and Risks
Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME is a win for the free-speech rights of government employees
Former La Crosse Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing Mail
CCA Indicted After Undelivered Mail Found In Weymouth, MA SUV
Postal Service Issues High-denomination Statue of Freedom Stamps
Ex-Springfield postal worker accused of delay or destruction of mail
Charlotte postal employees say they've been stalked for years by co-workers
Seasoned postal worker accused of 220 pound marijuana scheme in Hampton
Trump, Bezos And The Solution For The USPS
Burlington postmaster installed
Amazon wants you to start a business to deliver its packages
Livermore Falls man's car hits post office
NALC: Supreme Court attacks workers' rights in Janus decision
GAO: USPS faces serious financial situation with insufficient revenues to cover expenses

June 27, 2018
Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions
Boston Postal Worker Charged with Theft of Mail
NPMHU, APWU and USPS Reach Agreement to Update RI-399 Dispute Resolution Procedures
Trump's Postal Privatization Plan Met With Bipartisan Rebuke in Congress
Postmaster promises to clean up overgrown St. Louis post office
USPS issuing classic Santa Forever stamps
Former APWU president defamed by widely circulated letter, suit alleges
Palm Springs mail carrier pepper sprayed, Postal Service offers $50k reward
Would Privatizing the Post Office Help Online Sellers?
OIG Audit: How Successful is USPS in Reducing the Need for Highway Contract Routes?
OIG Audit: Is USPS Properly Maintaining Tires for its Postal Vehicle Services Fleet?
OIG: Election and Political Mail Readiness

June 26, 2018
Man Stole 93 Blank Money Orders In South Orange NJ
Brentwood: USPS Mail Truck Crashes Trying to Avoid Rabbit
Video Shows Postal Employee Tossing Package Out Truck Window Onto Lawn
Mysterious mailbox stickers spur concern
Feds Say Illinois Bulk-Mailer Swindled USPS out of $16 Million
Cincinnati postal workers protest
Man told by U.S. postal officials that passports are being stolen
OIG Audit Finds Significant Safety, Security and Maintenance Issues at Many USPS Retail Facilities
St. Louis: Postmaster promises to clean up overgrown post office
Mail Carrier Robbed in Palm Springs: $50,000 Reward For Information
Burlington: USPS holding job fair to address staffing shortage and delivery issues
USPS Parcel Price Increase Would Have A Ripple Effect, Study Finds

June 25, 2018
FERS: Saved by the bell ... again
I Delivered Packages for Amazon and It Was a Nightmare
Postal employee maintains veterans’ headstones
Retired Postal Worker Creates Tree Sanctuary Over 3 Decades
Q&A: From postman to policeman
Former Louisiana Postal Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement of Mail Matter
Here to Help: Heroic USPS Employees Make a Difference
UPS And International Brotherhood Of Teamsters Reach Handshake Agreement For New National Master
Agreement
Postal employees forced to take Medicare Part B
Thrift Savings Plan Fact Sheet
UPS Workers Denounce Sellout Deal  |  Tentative agreement lays groundwork for Sunday deliveries
NALC: Senate Appropriations Preserves Six Day Delivery
Downtown Reading post office has a potential buyer
Cincinnati postal workers to protest job cutbacks
Let Amazon in your house? Get mail at your desk? Here's how to beat 'porch pirates'

June 24, 2018
How to Privatize the Post Office: Piece by piece, step by step
Mail order marijuana is legal in Canada
Postal Union Asks Members "Are You Fired Up"
Mail Handlers Union Rebuffs Trump Administrations Proposal To Privatize USPS
Supreme Court Ruling Will Put More Taxes on Internet Sales
Thieves break into mail truck in Beaverdale

June 23, 2018
Union Looks to Address USPS Workforce Mix in Labor Talks
‘Sorry, mom:’ Local postal worker leaves adorable note after dogs steal lunch
NAPS President: “Privatization is not the answer”
19 million letters a day! How Chicago's old main post office used to work
USPS reports 880-percent increase in parcels containing drugs
Dogs break into postal worker's van, steal her lunch

June 22, 2018
UPS and Teamsters union agree to terms on new 5-year labor contract
Trump’s Fix for Postal Service: Privatize It
NALC’s statement on OMB’s proposal to privatize the Postal Service
APWU Statement on White House Plan to Privatize the Postal Service
Postal bills in the current session of Congress: Is anything going anywhere?
White House Plan To Restructure the Postal Service and Future Possible Privatization  
UPMA Issues Statement Regarding Possible Postal Privatization
PMG Issues Statement Regarding The OMB Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations
Privatization is Not the Answer to What Ails the Postal Service Says Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service
Chinese receiving far cheaper postal rates than Amazon
Boulder company fighting back against knockoffs from China shipped at $1.42
Hagerstown postal worker delivers mail with a smile and a dog treat

June 21, 2018
Trump proposes privatizing USPS
Before the Internet arrived on the scene, the post office delivered porn
Postal officials: Thieves smash their way into mail truck
America's Next Postal Truck By Karsan Spied Testing Again
OIG: Opioid Safety Preparedness
Postal worker retires after 30 years

June 20, 2018
Illinois Postal Worker Indicted for Theft from U.S. Mail
Minneapolis Mail Carrier Attacked by Dog
In need of a job? Post Office looking to fill more than 500 positions in Grand Rapids area
Amazon delivery Hubs lend a hand with FedEx, UPS and private mail too
House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Social Security to pay for billionaires’ tax cuts  
Coachella man convicted of stealing postal truck two years ago
Letter carrier uses military training to rescue girl
Postal Service Will Complete Last-Mile Rx Delivery Nationwide For CVS
Vote on STOP act: Give U.S. Postal Service tools to track fentanyl
Congressmen express concern over Estes Park Post Office
Postal Workers in Portland Rally to Save Customer Service
Meet Macon’s New Postmaster this week
Woman said she blacked out when she crashed into post office. Later, her story changed

June 19, 2018
Hawaii postal worker saves woman from being a victim of the ‘grandparent scam’
Trumpsters target Postal Service
A Brief History: 100 Years of U.S. Military Mail Services
Truck hauling mail involved in crash on I-22 in Mississippi
CVS Adds Home Delivery With Help From Post Office
Texas mail truck erupts in flames after mail carrier smells gas while driving
Why the Postal Service Is Not Subsidizing Package Delivery
First Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps Debut June 20
OIG: Test Driving Left-Hand Drive Vehicles
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth a record $141 billion

June 18, 2018
Social Security, HUD act on Trump’s orders in move to emasculate unions
New Postal Bills Percolating in Congress
UPS’s $20 Billion Problem: Operations Stuck in the 20th Century
Spy Shots: New Look at the Karsan Mail Truck Prototype
Answer Man: Why does local mail sometimes take days to be delivered?
Changes in parcel landscape loom large as UPS, Teamsters knock heads again
Legal challenges mount against Trump's workforce executive orders, as 13 unions file joint lawsuit
New Postal Bills Percolating in Congress
What does USPS do, anyway? WH Postal task force aims to redefine its mission
Flooding closes post office, locks out hundreds of box customers

June 17, 2018
Two Men Indicted for Identity Theft and Possession of Stolen Mail in California
Man Pleads Guilty to US Virgin Islands Post Office Burglary
Third suspect arrested, charged in murder of New Mexico mail carrier
St. Thomas Man Pleads Guilty to Alvaro de Lugo Post Office Burglary
NPMHU: Congress Collaborates in Support of Federal Workers

June 16, 2018
Aberdeen SD post office floods, but mail is safe
Panelists Discuss Donald Trump's Postal Service Task Force
Letter carrier and mail truck rescued from flooded overpass in Ames Iowa
Video: Retired postal employee chases dream, gets associate degree at age 57
USPS looking to hire 50 mail carriers in Rochester
Canada weighs going postal with basic banking services

June 15, 2018
90-year-old Canton woman invents pulley system to get mail
Michigan Home Depot employees build mailbox for autistic boy: 'It was perfect'
‘It’s a workout:’ Watch as a new crop of ‘mailboat jumpers’ try to land a unique summer job on Geneva Lake
Juvenile facing charges in attempted armed robbery of postal worker
Surveillance cameras capture man stealing neighbors’ mail, police say
Senators Urge OPM Director Not to Balance Budget On Backs of Federal Workforce
U.S. Magazines Are in a Steep Decline, Except . . .
Zoinks! Everyone’s Favorite Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, is New Addition to the 2018 Forever Stamp Program
Notice to prospective candidates in the 2018 NALC election
Ely Postmaster Sworn In
Baileys Harbor: Meet the New Postmaster
Security camera catches postal worker throwing package in Florida
Senators urge OPM not to cut retirement benefits for federal workforce

June 14, 2018
Jury Convicts Texas Postal Worker in Workers Comp Fraud Scheme
There Aren’t Enough Drivers to Keep Up With Your Delivery Lifestyle
South Dakota Postmaster ordered to pay $353K for stealing $9K from USPS
VIDEO: The Eagle Always Faces Forward
PMG Brennan's Latest 'Business Focus' Video
Azle Man Fighting Back After Postal Service Stops Delivering to His House
Hundreds of pieces of stolen mail from Dublin recovered
Trump's Wrong on Amazon-USPS Deal, Two House Democrats Say
Massachusetts crash victim was popular NH letter carrier
Jury Convicts Former Postal Worker - She Submitted More Than $46k In False Travel Claims Related To Her
Workers Comp Claim
Customers Embrace Postal Service Form 3849
Homeowners frustrated by long waits for cluster mailbox repairs

June 13, 2018
Vehicle-to-vehicle shooting in Frayser TN injures post office supervisor
Mail truck in Fargo spotted with torn-off gas hose hanging from its tank
Update: Trump’s executive orders attacking federal employees don’t apply to USPS
Mail Carrier Finds 5-Year-Old Girl Wandering Alone on New Jersey Sidewalk
Congressman Crowley, Members of the New York City Congressional Delegation Meet with Deputy Postmaster
General
Lake County man charged by feds in anthrax hoax, faces 15 years in prison
OIG Audit: How Clean, Safe, and Secure are Postal Service Processing Plants?
OIG Audit: Is USPS management maintaining appropriate security over IT at Baltimore P&DC?
Annual Leave Refresher
President Trump's Executive Orders Regarding The Federal Workforce DOES NOT Apply To Postal Employees
or Postal Unions
Memphis letter carrier shot during attempted carjacking
House, Senate Release New Agreement to Combat Shipment of Opioids Through the mail
Another Federal Union sues to stop Trump orders rolling back rights of workers

June 12, 2018
Politics Complicate the U.S. Postal Service’s Mail Delivery Truck Contract
Workforce Executive Orders Miss the Mark, Observers Say
USPS releases 2017 Household Diary Study, finds "use of post offices continues to dominate the mail service
industry"
Malone University student accidentally changes school's mailing address
Five Lessons from the History of Public Sector Unions
USPS issues second tribute to air mail
Audit Questions Postal Employee Background Checks
Postal carrier who died on route had just retired from the Navy and started carrier job
Stamp Out Hunger raises nearly 90,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank of South Jersey
Eleven Edison Mail Carriers Up for Safe Driving Awards
Despite Reduced Hours, USPS Says It's Not Closing Unalaska's Post Office
USPS OIG: Postal Service Disability Retirement Application Process

June 11, 2018
New Scanner Feature Asks About Package Delivery Location
Nationwide strike would deliver the pain to UPS
Coroner: Postal Service worker dies in Scott County while delivering mail
Riding the Mailboat
Murdered female postal worker in Chicago had been shot multiple times
Downtown Minneapolis Post Office Will be Closed for Several Months After Fire
Officer Killed in Crash With USPS Truck

June 10, 2018
Prevent Heat Illness — Know the Signs and Act
Will Executive Orders Change Collective Bargaining?
OIG Audit: Refunds and Voids – Bluebonnet Station,  Austin, TX

June 9, 2018
Postal inspectors say man stole more than 400 pieces of mail from postal vehicle in Memphis
Color-shifting stamps arrive June 27
Mail carriers seen throwing packages up flight of stairs at Florida resident’s home
Postal Stakeholders Are Impressed With Trump's Task Force So Far
NALC priority resolutions reach majority support
APWU Meets With Federal Task Force Considering Changes to USPS
Video: Tennessee man caught on camera stealing hundreds of pieces of mail from USPS truck
OIG: Processing Readiness for Election and Political Mail for the 2018 Midterm Elections
OIG: Domestic Preference in Vehicle Contracts
Pointless PRC OIG Semiannual Report to Congress Released (PDF)

June 8, 2018
Making the Postal Service Great Again: Workforce Submission to the White House Task Force on the USPS
Ex-postal worker arrested in Yonkers mail theft
Bernie Sanders Outlines Plan He Says Will Strengthen The Postal Service
USPS reveals Art of Magic Forever stamps
The postman rings no more
US Postal Service Offers Passport to Travel Through Space History in Stamps
Progress in Mail Service Quality, But Some Problems Persist
Inside the High-End Mailrooms Wealthy Residents Visit When They've Got Mail
Long Beach postal carriers honored for years of service
VIDEO: Lazy Postal Worker Throws Package on Driveway
What was it like the last time UPS went on strike?

June 7, 2018
Trump appoints Michael Kubayanda to PRC
Bernie Sanders to Deliver a Commonsense Plan to Save the Postal Service
UPS Went On Strike 21 Years Ago. What's Different Today?
Zip Code Day Celebrated On Chicago’s North Side
Robbery Crew Responsible for Killing SC Store Owner, Robbing NC PO, Plead Guilty in Federal Court
USPS offers reward for information on Arkansas PO fire
Texas woman discusses mail mess in rural Jefferson County areas
APWU: Join the Town Hall Call on June 14
Who You Gonna Call? Postal Police Is Italy's Fake News Fix
The world’s highest post office
White House nominates Michael Kubayanda to be a commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission
USPS worker arrested, charged over rap songs threatening coworkers
LaBelle woman discusses mail mess in rural Jefferson County areas
Putting her stamp on the job
Woods Is New Algona Postmaster

June 6, 2018
NARFE VP discusses Trump’s proposed federal benefits cuts
Amazon: not a normal monopoly
America may soon face its biggest labor strike in decades as UPS and Teamsters face August contract deadline
NALC submits postal workforce recommendations to White House
NY postal worker charged with stealing mail
White House proposes changes to Federal Employee Benefit Package
USPS Hatch Act education campaign continues
California Letter Carrier Throws Rock At Cat - Twice
OIG: Parcel Return Service - Los Angeles District
Elderly woman crashes car into lobby of post office, gets out and screams "if it fits, it ships..."

June 5, 2018
Mail carrier decides police department doesn't exist
Four Plead Guilty to Tax Charges in Providence Vehicle Maintenance Fraud Probe
APWU: Tell the PMG!
Piedmont mail carrier honored for helping catch burglars
Yonkers Officials Call on USPS Following Mail Thefts
U.S. Postal stamp helped fund key breast study
Four Plead Guilty to Tax Charges in Postal Service Vehicle Maintenance Investigation
After woman follows suspects, police find stolen mail from across Anchorage
NALC: Hellman to retire; Rolando to appoint Stewart
OIG: To Everything – Reduce Churn, Churn, Churn

June 4, 2018
Licking cancer: US postal stamp helped fund key breast study
USPS ACS Billing Debacle
Oakland letter carrier receives recognition by Piedmont CA Police
Toddler airlifted to hospital after being hit by mail truck in Florida
New postal service package tracking system saves time
President Trump’s meetings with postmaster general stir further debate
Executive Order on Firing Policies Leaves Federal Employees Contemplating Job Security
White House Shifts Focus to Federal Employees with 3 Executive Orders
USPS Los Angeles District Using Job Fairs to Find New Employees
Over 60 Firefighters Take Out Fire at Kensington Post Office
USPS Offering 'Passport to Space' Folio With Space Stamps

June 3, 2018
Postal Pricing - Trump blames Amazon for USPS woes. That’s not accurate.
For Postmaster Paul Leonard It Has Always Been Priority Service
After Over 60 Dutiful Years, He’s Retiring at 89
Woman leery of $9.99 fee to hold mail delivery while on vacation

June 2, 2018
Here's why postage stamps are not going out of fashion
Police investigate bomb threats phoned in against Post Offices in Springfield, Eugene OR
Vehicle crashes into Ogunquit, Maine post office
You've got mail: Cuba, U.S. make permanent restored postal services
Second federal union sues Trump regime over workforce executive orders
Postal workers collect more than 11 tons of food
New postmaster in Niwot
Meet some of the postal workers of the remote Faroe Islands
You've got mail! Cuba, U.S. make permanent restored postal services
USPS OIG: Is USPS efficiently managing Postal Service Vehicle operations in the Houston District?
USPS OIG: Spring 2018 Semiannual Report to Congress

June 1, 2018
Rouses Point NY postal worker awarded for life-saving efforts
Paul Carlin Tried to Shape Up Management at U.S. Postal Service, Then Got Fired
Most TSP Funds Grew in May
Absentee Ballots Left Stranded at Brooklyn Post Office After Election
California Post Office Changes Access Due to P.O Box Break-Ins
Magnolia AR postal employee removed from duty as mail theft investigation continues
Political mailers pour in
Man faces federal indictment after post office workers killed in Dublin and Columbus, Ohio
Postal Service to Dedicate WWI: Turning the Tide Commemorative Forever Stamp on July 27
5 reform principles for the Task Force on the US Postal System
Why the next big bank shouldn’t be the USPS
USPS Loses Passport Applications

May 31, 2018
NALC investigating whether Trump’s executive orders apply to postal workers
Largest federal union sues Trump over executive order
ANA extends its reach (again) with plan to acquire DMA
Mail Stolen From Lobby Of Post Office In Westchester
Yonkers mail thefts: $660K stolen from 85 victims; postal service ‘failed,’ mayor says
Post Office sends bundles of previously stolen mail to Magnolia, Arkansas residents
Thieves target mail trucks in Chicago
South Carolina: Lowcountry development impacts postal service
NAPS Comments on USPS Presidential Task Force
OIG: Employee Background Screening: San Francisco, Bay-Valley, and Sierra Coastal Districts
The postal automation system market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% by 2023
Postal carrier's husband wouldn't apologize to her father, so she shot him dead

May 30, 2018
The Struggle for Better eCommerce Deliveries
Police: Mail Stolen From 10 Postal Mailboxes In Yonkers
America Last: Trump’s Attack on the Amazon Job Machine
Plans underway to find new Dover DE Post Office location
Historic Allentown Post Office closing, to be sold
Unions Jump-Start Recruiting Drives Anticipating A Supreme Court Loss In Janus v. AFSCME Council 31
Mail Handler Assistants receive an hourly wage increase of $0.20 per hour effective on Saturday, May 26, 2018
OIG: Delayed Mail Reporting Improvements
OIG: Highway Contract Route Fuel Price Index Program Effectiveness
USPS stops mail delivery to Phoenix apartments due to rundown mailboxes

May 29, 2018
Pueblo Resident Sentenced for Stealing Mail From Back of Mail Truck
USPS Lists 6 Sally Ride facts you never knew
Canada: Closing of rural post office would result in trips of 50-km for postal services
USPS offers new training course to Postmasters and Managers
Court turns back UPS bid to drive up USPS parcel prices
Postal pilots had no parachutes or radios, but they delivered
Esopus considers asking U.S. Postal Service to make deliveries in hamlet of Port Ewen
India: Postal employees burn PM’s effigy
Postal Parking a Problem as Post Office Sees 100% Increase in Business

May 28, 2018
Memorial Day
As computers get harder to crack, thieves are pillaging mailboxes
Senator Portman Urges Senate to Pass the STOP Act to Help Combat the Opioid Epidemic
Restricting Federal Unions and Firing Poor Performers
Paterson Postmaster Leads Memorial Day Ceremony. Tradition Dates Back at Least 70 Years

May 27, 2018
NALC Members Allege Union Kickbacks in Pennsylvania
Florida letter carrier shoots, kills husband during argument, deputies say
Bronx General Post Office, A Love Story
Donald Trump’s latest executive orders are threat to democracy, union says

May 26, 2018
Trump signs executive orders making it easier to fire feds
Senator To USPS: Let Veterans Distribute Memorial Day Poppies At Post Offices
OIG: Review of Expansion of Package Sorters Investment
Texas military veteran arrested for allegedly mailing bombs

May 25, 2018
Postal Service’s Pricing Methodology Upheld by Appeals Court
Postal Service Suspends Two Workers Over 2016 Campaign Activities
Police investigating mail theft incident in Lebanon County
Alarm system helps warn postal workers of potential dog attacks
Support postal "reform"? Not so fast!
Super glued mailbox, not just a prank, but a federal law violation
When the Mailmen Rebelled
Going Postal
Postal worker ‘dying of heat’ at the Ashland Postal Station
Labor leader William Burrus, longtime Clevelander, dead at 81
USPS Embraces Fancy Printing Techniques for Stamps

May 24, 2018
North Carolina carrier honored for providing caring service to community
GoFundMe started for Connecticut postal worker who lost home in storm
Henrietta NY post office flag stolen in protest of poppy policy
UPS Really Doesn’t Want to Ship Your Refrigerator With Your Socks
Congressional Delegation Calls On Postmaster General To Implement Broad, Aggressive Program Combatting
Mail Theft
County executive asks postal Service to reconsider stance on vets handing out poppies
Maine man wants refund after chicken dies in the mail
Deadly Delivery: Opioids By Mail
OIG: First-Class Mail Service Performance Measurement in the Northeast Area
OIG: Business Customer Retention Strategies
Australia's postal service opens a store that only ships to China
New postal service stamp honors first responders
Special delivery for Centerville food pantry

May 23, 2018
What happens if a pet attacks a postal worker?
New staffing, training to ease problems at Estes Park CO post office
Sally Ride Stamp launches today
Video shows Westchester postal worker not following protocol
USPS threatens police on veteran giving away Memorial Day poppies
Is Donald Trump the best recruiter that unions ever had?
Postal worker taken to hospital after being chased by dog
Break-in at Crystal River post office prompts identity-theft concerns
Officials Call For Action To End Mail Thefts In Westchester
OIG: Review of Extended Capacity Left-Hand Drive Delivery Vehicle Acquisition
Garland postmaster retiring after 42-year career
Santee community members upset over delayed post office renovation
Business owners in Estes Park to petition state leaders over postal problems

May 22, 2018
Home video catches Bay Area mail carrier going ‘postal’ on garbage can
Mail Fail: USPS loses 30 days worth of Ohio man’s mail, can’t track it down
Alert postal carrier and neighbor rescue elderly woman on floor
APWU Remembers President Emeritus William Burrus 1936-2018
Postal Service Honors First Woman In Space Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride with Forever stamp
OIG: Sunday Is the New Monday
OIG: Consolidation of Mail for the Atlanta Network Distribution Center
Postal Service Hiring On Maui

May 21, 2018
What’s Amazon worth to the Post Office? It could be a cool billion
Trump’s chief economic adviser didn’t want to talk about Amazon’s relationship with the Post Office
Postal Service’s First Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps Evoke a Sweet Summer Scent
Trump vs. Amazon: Going postal on Bezos
Trump may see 'unfairness' with Amazon: WH adviser
Record amount of food collected by letter carriers in Central Arkansas

May 20, 2018
Wisconsin Postal Worker sexually assaulted while delivering mail
Trump’s Amazon fixation proves anti-media rhetoric is real
Trump’s Amazon Feud Has Nothing to Do With Saving the Postal Service
USPS Carrier Ejected After Mail Truck Hits Pole
NY DA Calls on Members of Congress to Pressure USPS to Stem Mail Theft in Westchester County
Drone deliveries ready to soar in Japan but lingering issues likely to keep post office in business

May 19, 2018
USPS investigating nationwide extortion scam
Oops: First-class mail discovered in Postal Service trailer
Stone takes oath as Frankfort's new postmaster
Norris named Alex City's new postmaster
USPS OIG: Delayed Mail Reporting in the Great Lakes Area
Bear breaks into, closes Pitkin Post Office

May 18, 2018
In secret meetings, Trump tells PMG to (illegally) double postage rates on Amazon
The Four Horsemen of the Postal Apocalypse
Green Cove Springs, Florida post office clerk indicted in federal court
Hero award presented to Kansas mail carrier
Queens mailman busted for delivering 10-pound parcel of marijuana
Weather, volcano wreak havoc on mail delivery
Burning home day care evacuates safely, thanks to mail carrier
Police arrest daughter-in-law, roommate for murder of beloved postal worker
Postal Service to Issue O Beautiful Forever Stamps
Hawaii postal worker charged with stealing gift card from mail
Thousands assigned new ZIP Codes in McKinney, TX

May 17. 2018
Data Laws Deliver New Blow to Ailing Royal Mail Letters Business
Plant City FL votes to purchase former post office
Yonkers post office celebrates 222 years of service
The U.S. Postal Service will mail you baby chickens. Yes, live chickens.
Drivers Delivering Amazon Packages Accused Of Deadly Accidents
South Florida Mail Theft Caught on Camera
Postal Mail Handlers President and Treasurer Meet With Presidential Task Force
NALC: OPM proposes retirement changes
VIDEO: Postal workers honored for safe driving
VIDEO: A Day in the Life of an Amazon Delivery Driver
USPS offers veterans token of appreciation
EEOC: USPS must provide ‘reasonable accommodation’ to postal employees with diabetes
New Bill would provide Feds affected by OPM data breaches lifetime identity protection

May 16, 2018
Guilty plea in Kansas thefts from U.S. mail
Central Illinois postal food drive stumbles, worrying pantries
'KKK' graffiti spray-painted on Tremont post office wall
Investigation Underway After Ferret Was Mailed In A Cardboard Box
Video: Houston letter carrier allegedly maced dog because she 'feared for her life'
Paul Carlin, the Postmaster General who fought his dismissal after exposing corrupt board of governor
Three pit bulls burst out of home, attack postal worker
Trucking company to pay $750,000 for double billing USPS

May 15, 2018
Weekend Mail Theft In Trabuco Canyon CA
Missing checks reported following Gainesville post office burglary
Long lines at Prattville AL PO lead to short tempers
‘Snail mail’ mishap: Three-year backlog of mail delivered to adviser at business center
U.S. Postal Service allegedly fired African-American employee for reporting racial discrimination at the
workplace
USPS Mail Truck Crashes Down Embankment Trying to Avoid Squirrel
Feds Say Philly Mail Carrier Was Used in Marijuana-by-Priority Mail Scheme
City of Berkeley wins lawsuit with the Postal Service over zoning law involving historic post office
OIG: Improving Visibility
What makes a letter? Not necessarily paper
Strange Bedfellows: Sears and Amazon; FedEx and Walgreens; Snapfish and CVS

May 14, 2018
AM General Tops Reader Poll for Next USPS Mail Truck
Stephen Colbert on GOP Proposal to Require Trump Portraits At Post Offices
Former Postmaster General Paul Carlin dies at 86
Asking the wrong questions: Reflections on Amazon, the Post Office, and the Greater Good
Turn the Post Office into a bank? First check Japan
NALC statement on USPS Q2 financial report for FY 2018
Mailbox Improvement Week is May 13-19
USPS offers info for three May holidays
With Trump Feud Still Simmering, Postal Service Announces Huge Growth in Package Delivery — And
Widening Losses
Postal Service Lost $1.3 Billion This Quarter — But Don't Blame Amazon

May 13, 2018
Thieves Get Access To Mail From Damaged Drop Boxes In San Jose
U.S. Postal Service hosts 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Postal carriers help 'stamp out hunger'
Postal food drive collects donations for area pantries for 26th year
Indiana: Postal workers Stamp Out Hunger
Green Bay Postal Service Hosts Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

May 12, 2018
Ohio letter carrier locked up for three months for stealing packages containing marijuana
Packages Weigh on U.S. Postal Service as Losses Grow
USPS loses a lot of money because of the US government
USPS posts FY 2018 second quarter results
Cops stop three men from stealing an entire USPS collection box
Post office blames US government – not Amazon – for billion-dollar loss
Former North Dakota NALC Branch 1494 President Charged With Theft Of Property
Nevada Man Guilty of Killing Wife Delivering US Mail
AAA files complaint about Aspen Post Office after bundles of magazines found in recycle bin

May 11, 2018
Thumb on the scale: The OIG reports on the Postal Service's share of CSRS Pension Responsibility
Stacks of NAPS: OPM Legislation Would Slash Retirement Benefits
NAPS Legislative Regulatory Update Comment
Video Shows Mail Thieves In Yonkers
Postmaster gone after calling out mail carriers
Trumps aides defend pay freeze and retirement cuts, but raise questions
USPS reveals updates to 2018 Stamp Program
Sanders Introduces The Workplace Democracy Act
Stacks of undelivered mail found in Weymouth, MA impound lot
USPS Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results
Former USPS board chairman provides suggestions to save the Postal Service
APWU: Washington’s Latest Attempt to Slash our Pay & Benefits

May 10, 2018
Are changes coming to your retirement package?
West Virginia RCA admits to taking mail, ordered to pay back victim
Postal Service lays claim to U.S. airline foundations at stamp first day
Frustration over long wait at post office
Lexington NC homeowners upset over mailbox placement demands
Grand Forks Herald says 'Study postal reform act; then pass it'
Asbestos warning posted, as floor tiles are replaced in Aberdeen post office
Office of Personnel Management Proposes Retirement Cuts and Senate Panel Approves Two USPS Board Of
Governor Nominees
US Postal Service Honors Shutterfly Inc. with 2018 Partnership for Growth Award
Fundraiser helps postal worker battling cancer
Scanner says: Consider sports drinks when sweating a lot
UPS and Teamsters discussing two-tier wage system to allow weekend deliveries
Senator Sanders, Rep Pocan introduce bill to Restore Workers’ Rights

May 9, 2018
PMG meets with postal team at NPF
NARFE Issues Statement in Response to OPM Proposed Cuts to Earned Benefits
NARFE Honors Civil Servants during Public Service Recognition Week
A new trial date has been scheduled for the postal worker accused of racing motorcycles while receiving
$94,000 in disability
Bill Gross to Sell Stamp Collection Valued at $40 Million
Food drive kicks off at local post office
USPS Showcases Innovative Physical and Digital Platforms at 2018 National Postal Forum
A century ago, mail delivery took to the skies

May 8, 2018
$50k reward in South Carolina postal worker assault case
OPM Proposes Legislation to Cut Retirement Benefits for Current and Former Feds
Largest federal union assails Trump administration’s latest attack on working people
USPS showcases innovative physical, digital platforms at national forum
Postmaster General Brennan touts digital offerings at NPF
Payday Loans: No need to go Postal
Former postmaster and 7-year-old girl killed in Piscataqua River boating accident
Police: Suspicious item prompts evacuation of Hampton Post Office
Kentucky postal worker sentenced to 10 years after soliciting minor for sex
OIG: The Importance of Planned Maintenance
Update on the Postal Service's Share of CSRS Pension Responsibility
USPS OIG Audit Report: Surface Visibility Scanning - Capital Metro Area and Capping Report
National Postal Forum is this week in San Antonio
Dealer used dark web, bitcoin and USPS to run national drug business from Denver

May 7, 2018
Riverside is using mailbox stickers to stick it to mail thieves
Dog stolen by Amazon delivery driver found after owner emailed Jeff Bezos
A soaring federal deficit spells danger for letter carriers
Patrick Donahoe, Former U.S. Postmaster General, to join SG360° Board of Directors
Listen: Postal Service wants centralized mailbox locations for new addresses
26th Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive is This Saturday
Tammie Sullard looks back on 30 years at the USPS

May 6, 2018
Video: Hawaii Postal Service Disruption Alert
Is your postal carrier an unwitting pusher?
Postal Service banking system possible if past pitfalls avoided
Safety stand up talk on dog bite prevention with stuffed dog

May 5, 2018
USPS temporarily closes Hilo, Hawaii post office due to fears of earthquake damage
Illinois letter carrier missing under suspicious circumstances in Montana
North Carolina postal worker who withheld mail to Davie County customers pleads guilty to felony charges
Video: Tree falls on Michigan postal worker delivering mail
Body Of Missing Postal Worker From Lyndhurst Found In Passaic River
Investigators seeking to identify suspect who tried to sexually assault South Carolina postal worker
For New Addresses, USPS Will No Longer Deliver Mail to Your Door
POM Revision: Modes of Delivery and Delivery Equipment
Second man sentenced in scheme that used counterfeit keys to steal mail from neighborhood boxes
USPS Unveils New Line Of Commemorative Prince-Inspired Postal Workers

May 4, 2018
How the Mail Became a Tool for Fraud and Violence
High winds snap tree, injuring postal worker in Michigan
Former U.S. postal worker from Pontiac has been ordered to serve 25-60 years in prison for killing his wife
with a hammer
APWU: Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Convenes

May 3, 2018
Man admits to taking money in USPS mail in Southern Illinois
West Wareham MA postal worker accused of stealing $200 gift card from mail
In Rural America, the Postal Service Is Already Collapsing
West Virginia letter carrier retires from U.S. Postal Service after 44 years
UPS weighs strategy to deliver bulky goods to boost growth
Postal Banking Could Become a Reality Even Without Congress. Here’s How.
TSP Funds Level Off After Months of Volatility
Four-year-old girl sends birthday cake to mother in heaven
2018 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Newark mail carrier celebrates 50 years with Postal Service
Make no mistake, Postal Service Issues are Systemic
Montclair mailboxes apparently vandalized — in front of the Post Office
USPS temporarily removing some collection boxes in Dallas due to presidential visit
USPS OIG: Is the Click-N-Ship Service Available When You Need It?
USPS OIG Audit Report: Sunday Operations
Galt Postmaster retires after 42 years
Mail delivery problems stack up in Collier County
Temple residents speak out on mail delivery problems

May 2, 2018
Mail delivery problems stack up in Collier County, Florida
Temple, Texas: Mail in one neighborhood isn’t always ending up where it should
E-commerce turns up the heat on fulfillment companies
NALC: “It’s the pre-funding, stupid!”
Postal Service Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Flag Act of 1818
Postal Service to Issue Frozen Treats Forever Stamps
Seattle postal customer visits every blue box in city
Postmaster General and CFO Host Media Call on U.S. Postal Service FY 2018 Quarter 2 Financial Results
Saving the Postal Service
More Realistic Bulk-Mail Pricing Would Help USPS

May 1, 2018
Floyd Landis: The Man Who Brought Down Lance Armstrong
CCA back pay update
US Postal Service censured for forcing out disabled staff
Trump’s Postal Task Force Offers A Way Out For Troubled Agency
Letter card written and mailed during ‘Titanic’ voyage auctioned in England
Milwaukee postal workers among victims of 65 paintball shootings in five days
A bank run like the Post Office: Postal banking as the worst of both worlds
OIG: Riding the Returns Wave: Reverse Logistics and the U.S. Postal Service
Scanner says: Walk in the shade when possible
Amazon is building a new tech hub inside an old post office
Sacramento man gets nearly four years for Postal Service scam involving reverse-engineered master keys


POSTAL FACTS: June 26, 2018

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


Media coverage of OMB's proposal to
privatize the Postal Service and merge the
Labor and Education Departments
Media coverage of the June 21 Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) proposal to
privatize the United States Postal Service
and the administration’s plan to merge the
Labor and Education Departments focused
on the employee organizations' responses
to both. NALC president Fredric Rolando
was widely quoted along with the
postmaster general and heads of other
federal labor organizations. Below are links
to some of the reports:

Government Executive

Federal News Radio

Press Associates Union News Service


Paige letter: Vote by mail
(Idaho Statesman)








Idaho State Association of Letter Carriers
President John Paige’s letter to the editor of
the Idaho Statesman ran on June 15.

Click here to read the letter in the Idaho
Statesman.


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Thursday Convention Chronicle

7.19.2018 -
NALC reports: Whether bringing their message to voters and to Congress, feeding hungry families through the
Letter Carrier Food Drive or working for social and economic justice, letter carriers meeting in Detroit renewed their
commitment to creating a better world.

Wednesday Convention Chronicle

7.18.2018 -
NALC reports: Delegates demonstrated that when union members use the democratic process to forge a common
goal, they fulfill the promise of solidarity.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit

7.18.2018 -
NALC reports: On July 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. upheld the dismissal of a 23-year-old lawsuit
against certain former national officers and the NALC.

Tuesday Convention Chronicle

7.17.2018 -
NALC reports: Standing shoulder to shoulder in unity, delegates to NALC's 71st biennial convention in Detroit on
Tuesday celebrated the power of solidarity and heard from union leaders who pledged their support in the struggles ahead.

Convention Chronicle: 'The challenges of our time'

7.16.2018 -
NALC reports: The 71st biennial convention began with a rigorous assessment of the challenges facing letter
carriers—especially political, legislative and regulatory—and a call to action by NALC President Fredric Rolando to the
delegates gathered in Detroit.

House resolution introduced on USPS privatization

7.16.2018 -
NALC reports: Bipartisan representatives introduced a House Resolution (H. Res. 993) calling on Congress to take
all appropriate measures to ensure that the Postal Service remain an independent agency of the federal government and not
be subject to privatization.

Postal Carrier Found Dead in Truck During Sweltering Heatwave

7.09.2018 - Fox 10 reports: "The USPS is talking about the hot weather and its policies for postal workers after a long-time
postal carrier was found dead in her truck during the extreme heat in Woodland Hills Friday. Temperatures went up to about
117 degrees in the Woodland Hills area on Friday, but at this point it isn't known if heat was a factor in Peggy Frank's death." -
Found Unresponsive While Seated in Postal Vehicle

Say “Thank You” to our veterans

7.09.2018 -
NALC reports: Come and write a thank you message on a postcard at the NALC Veterans Group booth at the NALC
Convention in Detroit.

Rejecting Agency's Offer, Postal Supervisors Fight for a Bigger Pay Raise

7.09.2018 -
GovExec.com reports: "A major U.S. Postal Service group is challenging the pay raises offered by the agency,
appealing to a third party to offer more significant salary increases to tens of thousands of postal workers. The raises will
affect most of the 45,000 supervisors, managers, postmasters and technical specialists covered under the Executive and
Administrative Schedule represented by the National Association of Postal Supervisors."

USPS Faces Difficult Choices on How to Spend Its Limited Resources

7.02.2018 -
GovExec.com reports: "The U.S. Postal Service has deferred spending on capital investments on things like
vehicles and mail processing equipment over the last 10 years, according to a new report, and will likely face difficult choices
on how to invest its limited funds over the next decade." -
GAO Report (PDF)

NALC Convention: Remember to register for the Blood Drive

6.29.2018 -
NALC reports: Reminder for anyone attending the Convention, please remember to register for the Blood Drive.
The National Association of Letter Carriers and the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at the national
convention in Detroit. Delegates to the convention are encouraged to schedule an appointment.
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in every community. Nationwide,
someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and almost everyone will need blood in their lifetime.
Drive Details:
Site: Cobo Center
Address: 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI, 48226
Room Name: 140 DEF
Date: Tuesday, July 17
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coordinator Phone Number: 313-549-7051
Click here to make an appointment (click red arrow to see times and sign up)

Amazon Launching Nationwide Delivery Service Program

6.29.2018 - Long anticipated, Amazon is launching a nationwide delivery service program to end its reliance on last mile
shippers such as UPS, FedEx, and the USPS. The program will develop hundreds if not thousands of small business owners
who will deliver the packages as part of their own business. Under the program, Amazon gets its packages delivered and the
small business owners manage all the details including hiring, background checks, payroll, pay and benefits, training, vehicle
maintenance, insurance, legal and regulatory issues etc. etc. -
Amazon's new grassroots delivery network could sidestep UPS,
USPS - Bezos says you can make up to $300K a year - Only Amazon Packages - Amazon Business Opportunity Website -
Business Opportunity Brochure (PDF) - Archives: FedEx Sued By Drivers Clarified as Independent Contractors

Supreme Court attacks workers’ rights in Janus decision

6.27.2018 -
NALC reports: In a narrow 5-4 decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court once again sided with corporate special
interests and against America’s working families.

NALC Convention: Shuttle schedule

6.27.2018 -
NALC reports: Complimentary shuttle service is provided between many of the NALC hotels and the Cobo Center.

Senate Appropriations preserves 6 day

6.22.2018 -
NALC reports: The committee preserved NALC’s long-standing language preserving six-day mail delivery, following
similar preservation of language from the House committee last week.

Trump Administration Proposes Privatizing Postal Service

6.21.2018 -
FOX Business reports: "The president has been critical of the Postal Service, particularly regarding its relationship
with e-commerce giant Amazon. The government is expected to make recommendations on privatization reforms in August. It
promises to maintain strong regulatory oversight of the agency to ensure fair competition and prices for customers." -
Plan
(PDF, Page 68) - NALC Statement - APWU Statement - White House's Plan for the Postal Service: Fix It, Then Privatize It - Stamps.
com shares drop 10% on announcement

NALC's statement on OMB's proposal to privatize the Postal Service

6.21.2018 -
NALC reports: “This report takes direct aim at numerous agencies including USPS under the guise of reforming and
restructuring for the 21st century,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said.

Economics Blog: Federal Reserve increases target interest rates

6.15.2018
- NALC reports: On June 13, 2018, the Federal Reserve raised the target federal funds rate range by another 0.25%,
bringing the target range to 1.75%-2.00% (up from


Notice to prospective candidates in the 2018 NALC election (updated)

6.15.2018 -
NALC reports: In accordance with federal law, NALC has arranged for Blue Bulldog Digital to handle requests by
candidates for national office in the 2018 NALC election to distribute campaign literature by e-mail.

Update on Trump executive orders attacking federal employees

6.12.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC's analysis has concluded that the three executive orders do not apply to the Postal Service or
its unions, a conclusion that was confirmed in writing by officials of the Office of Personnel Management.

Postal Stakeholders Are Impressed With Trump's Task Force So Far

6.08.2018 -
GovExec.com reports: "President Trump's task force to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service is up and running, and
despite concerns that its members would simply follow the direction preset by the tweeter-in-chief, stakeholders in the postal
community are impressed with seriousness and attention to detail with which the group has approached its undertaking."
NALC submits postal workforce recommendations to White House

6.06.2018
- NALC reports: In a meeting with the White House today, NALC President Fred Rolando delivered policy
recommendations to the White House Task Force on the Postal Service.

Hellman to retire; Rolando to appoint Stewart

6.05.2018
- NALC reports: Brian Hellman, director of the NALC Health Benefit Plan, announced that he will retire after the 71st
Biennial Convention in Detroit in July.

USPS Delivery Satisfaction Numbers Trending Downward

6.03.2018 -
PostalMag.com reports: USPS delivery satisfaction numbers are trending downward according to the USPS OIG
Spring 2018 Semiannual Report to Congress released at the end of May. The report shows declining numbers for customer
satisfaction in all areas except one.

Executive orders on federal employees

5.31.2018
- NALC reports: NALC is currently investigating if the executive orders issued by President Trump on Friday May 25
have any impact on the Postal Service. We will report our findings as information becomes available.

Trump Pressured USPS to Jack Up Shipping Rates for Amazon

5.18.2018 -
NY Post reports: "President Trump personally pressured Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the
charges Amazon and other firms pay to ship packages, a new report said Friday. Brennan resisted Trump's demand, explaining
"in multiple conversations" that the rates are set in contracts and that any changes would have to be approved by regulators,
the Washington Post reported." -
Amazon briefly hit session low after report

OPM proposes retirement changes

5.16.2018
- NALC reports: OPM sent a letter to Paul Ryan making four legislative recommendations that, if enacted, would
require current and future federal employees to make larger pension contributions, and also would scale back retirement
benefits for current retirees.

USPS gets whacked with a $1.3 billion loss as it struggles to keep up with Amazon

5.11.2018 -
Business Insider reports: " Perhaps even more troublesome is that the USPS posted such a large loss during a
period in which package volumes increased by 5%. While that uptick most likely explains the $364 million increase in
compensation expenses due to what it describes as "additional hours incurred to support the labor-intensive package
business as well as contractual wage adjustments," it also raises the question of why the volume surge wasn't able to bridge
the controllable-income gap." -
Packages Weigh on USPS as Losses Grow - USPS Press Release

NALC statement on USPS Q2 financial report for FY 2018

5.11.2018
- NALC reports: NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the May 11 release of the U.S. Postal Service’s
financial statement for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, covering the months of January, February and March of 2018.

Notice of nominations for NALC national officers

5.07.2018
- NALC reports: Nominations for national officers of the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO, will be held
on Wednesday, July 18, at the national convention in Detroit.

For New Addresses, USPS Will No Longer Deliver to Your Door

5.04.2018 -
GovExec.com reports: "The U.S. Postal Service will no longer deliver mail to the door for new addresses, pushing
mail recipients to instead cluster their mailboxes in a centralized area. The new policy marks a sharp shift as the agency
continues to find ways to cut costs and follows through on a proposal for which it has long advocated." -
USPS Notice

NALC president appoints trustee and national business agent

5.04.2018 -
NALC reports: Rolando appoints Mack Julion and Javier Bernal to fill vacancies

2016-2019 NALC-USPS National Agreement

5.04.2018 -
NALC reports: The 2016-2019 NALC-USPS National Agreement is now available online. The PDF includes bookmarks
and hyperlinks to make navigating the document easier.

In Rural America, the Postal Service is Already Collapsing

5.03.2018 -
The Nation reports: "It's in towns like Jessica's that the Postal Service is most indispensable as a public institution,
but rural areas are also where the agency's recent cutbacks have been the most debilitating. As the USPS has phased in
workforce cuts over the past decade, it has created what amounts to a labor shortage at the country's smaller stations. Across
rural America, routes are vacant, offices are understaffed, and turnover rates are high."

A soaring federal deficit spells danger for letter carriers

5.03.2018 -
NALC reports: On April 17, the Congressional Budget Office issued its latest budget outlook. It found that the
federal budget deficit is exploding, thanks mostly to the 2017 tax cut, but also due to the 2018 spending bill adopted earlier
this year.

“It’s the pre-funding, stupid!”

5.01.2018 -
NALC reports: Much of the recent press coverage on USPS has focused on Amazon packages, falling letter mail
volume and postal retirement costs, but the real driver of postal finances is the Congressional mandate to pre-fund retiree
health premiums decades in advance.

CCA back pay update

4.30.2018 -
NALC reports: The Postal Service has confirmed that the approximately 6,000 former CCAs who did not receive their
back pay for time worked as a CCA during the back pay period on February 23 will receive this payment in their May 4
paychecks.

Former TE step advancement

4.25.2018
- NALC reports: In accordance with the 2016 National Agreement, any CCA who was employed as a TE after Sept. 29,
2007 and has been, or will be, converted to a career position may be eligible for a one-time advancement to a higher

Make a contribution toward your MBA retirement plan before April 16

4.16.2018
- NALC reports: April 16 is the last day to make a contribution to a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA for the 2017 Tax Year

Food Driver poster orders deadline extended until April 20

Trump, Having Denounced Amazon's Shipping Deal, Orders Review of Postal Service

4.13.2018 -
NY Times reports: "President Trump abruptly issued an executive order on Thursday demanding an evaluation of
the Postal Service's finances, asserting the power of his office weeks after accusing Amazon, the online retail giant, of not
paying its fair share in postage. In the executive order, Mr. Trump created a task force to examine the service's
"unsustainable financial path" and directed the new panel to "conduct a thorough evaluation of the operations and finances
of the USPS." -
Text of the Executive Order - The Hill - CNBC

President issues executive order to evaluate USPS finances

4.12.2018 -
NALC reports: President Trump issued an executive order to form a task force charged with evaluating the finances
of the U.S. Postal Service including pricing, policies and workforce costs.

2018 NALC Guide to Route Inspections

4.10.2018 -
NALC reports: The 2018 NALC Guide to Route Inspections has been printed and is being shipped to each NALC
Branch and the 15 National Business Agents’ offices.

USPS Could Owe Payouts to As Many As $130K Employees After Class Action Ruling

4.09.2018 -
GovExec reports: "The U.S. Postal Service will soon have to make a payout to as many as 130,000 current and
former employees as part of a class-action lawsuit, with an anti-discrimination oversight body finding the mailing agency
created a program to rid its rolls of employees injured on the job under the guise of trying to accommodate them."

Promotion pay grievance update

4.7.2018 -
NALC reports: A national class-action grievance was originally scheduled to be heard January 30. Unfortunately, this
hearing was unexpectedly canceled by the arbitrator. NALC has received proposed dates for rescheduling and we expect to
have a firm date shortly.

MDD Load Truck feature

4.6.2018 -
 NALC reports: If a letter carrier is instructed to load or deliver their parcels in a manner inconsistent with the
procedures outlined in Handbook M-41, he or she should follow those instructions but inform a local union representative for
further investigation.

Safety Ambassador Program

4.5.2018 -
 NALC reports: NALC advises all NALC activists to not volunteer to serve as a Safety Ambassador or participate in the
newly developed Safety Ambassador Program.

CCA back pay update

4.4.2018 -
 NALC reports: NALC has filed a national level grievance regarding former CCAs who have not received their back
pay to date.

Recent presidential tweet storm

4.3.2018 -
NALC reports: Letter carriers deserve to know the facts about the Postal Service with respect to the president’s
latest tweets.

EEOC finds USPS practiced disability discrimination

4.3.2018 -
NALC reports: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found the Postal Service National
Reassessment Process (NRP) subjected approximately 130,000 injured-on-duty employees to a pattern and practice of
disability discrimination.

Notice to prospective candidates in the 2018 NALC election

4.3.2018 -  NALC reports: In accordance with federal law, NALC has arranged for Kelly Press to handle requests by candidates
for national office in the 2018 NALC election to distribute campaign literature by e-mail.

Trump Escalates Attack on Amazon and Postal Deal

3.31.2018 -
Politico reports: "President Donald Trump continued to needle Amazon on Saturday, claiming the internet
commerce giant maintains an advantageous relationship with the U.S Postal Service amounting to a "scam" worth "billions of
dollars." "While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it
delivers for Amazon," the president wrote on Twitter."-
Amazon and UPS Have Been Quietly Fighting Over Post Office's Cost
Structure - Deal set to expire in October - Ex-PMG Donahue Disputes Trump - Trump Attacks Could Prompt Amazon to Move
Away From Using USPS - As Trump Attacks Amazon/USPS, He Fails to Fill Postal Governing Board - Why Trump can't tell the
USPS what to do - Bernie Sanders Agrees With Trump - Trump's Right - Trump keeps up Twitter assault on Amazon - Talk About
Fake News: The Flawed Citigroup Analysis - Herman Cain: Postal Woes Aren't Amazon's Fault

Senators introduce bill to stabilize, improve Postal Service

3.23.2018 - Dover Post reports: "Sens. Tom Carper, D-Delaware; Jerry Moran, R-Kansas; Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota; and
Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, introduced on March 22 The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018: Improving Postal Operations,
Service, and Transparency to stabilize, preserve and improve the U.S. Postal Service."  -
Retiree Health Premiums and Postal
Reform - Postal Reform Bill Would Impact Health Insurance - Concerns About Medicare Plan - GovTrack S. 2629 - GovExec -
APWU Statement - Carper Press Release - Bill Would Create New Health Benefits Program for Postal Employees - NALC Lauds
Bipartisan Effort - Printing Industries Applauds - Business Community Supports

NALC lauds bipartisan effort to advance postal reform legislation

3.23.2018 -  NALC reports: NALC thanks and commends the bipartisan authors of this proposed legislation for working to
strengthen the Postal Service. America’s letter carriers appreciate the significant improvements contained in the bill over
prior reform efforts.

Convention hotel update

3.22.2018 -
NALC reports: The original block of hotels for the 2018 National Convention in Detroit is currently full. NALC is aware
of the issue and is working to add additional hotels for convention delegates.

Carriers Not Happy About New Scanning and Loading Directive

3.16.2018 -
PostalMag.com reports: "City and Rural Carriers on workroom floors and in online forums are expressing much
displeasure about a new time-wasting parcel scanning and loading program that has carriers scanning all parcels while
loading in order to determine where to place the parcels in the vehicle."

Parcel Bombs Strike Austin

3.12.2018 -
Associated Press reports: "Two package bomb blasts a few miles apart killed a teenager and wounded two women
in Austin on Monday, less than two weeks after a similar attack left a man dead in another part of the Texas capital.
Investigators said the bombings are probably connected, and they are looking into whether race was a factor because all of
the victims were minorities." -
Not Delivered By a Mail Service

Hatch Act social media and email guidance for federal employees

3.2.2018 - NALC reports: The U.S. Office of Special Counsel has updated it’s Hatch Act Social Media and Email Guidance for
federal employees. Letter carriers should review this guidance to avoid inadvertent Hatch Act violations.

March President's Message: Countdown to Detroit

3.1.2018
- NALC reports: NALC branches are meeting to elect delegates to the NALC’s 71st Biennial Convention in Detroit. NALC
is battling on multiple fronts on all the major issues affecting letter carriers and their families—issues that are sure to be
debated in Detroit. (PDF)

APWU Reaches $49 Million Dollar Settlement With USPS on POStPlan Violations

2.24.2018 -
The APWU reports: "The dispute was initiated after the Postal Service admittedly failed to honor their agreement
that after December 22, 2014, the 'POStPlan' Remotely-Managed Post Offices (RMPOs) open 4 or 6 hours a day would be staffed
with bargaining unit clerks, and Level 18 offices would be staffed with career employees. Long after the agreement,
Postmaster Reliefs (PMRs) were still working in 4 or 6 hour RMPOs across the country and Level 18 offices reported still using
PSEs instead of career employees."

Amazon's Rise Has Pushed Mail Clerks and Carriers to the Breaking Point

2.21.2018 -
The Nation reports: "Amazon was able to make a deal to ship its packages through USPS at cut-rate prices, because
the company preemptively sorts and labels packages by postal route. But transporting and distributing these packages still
takes clerks much longer than sorting letters, which can be fed through a machine. If the clerks are delayed, the station's
carriers will be delayed in starting routes, which are already longer than ever thanks to the packages filling up their satchels
and trucks. Many won't deliver their final box until well after the sun has set."

CCA backpay update

2.20.2018 -
NALC reports: As letter carriers eligible for retroactive pay began reviewing their earnings statements over the
weekend, errors were discovered. NALC has been and will continue to work with USPS to identify those affected and correct
the errors as soon as possible.

Join us to fight for our freedom

2.20.2018 -
NALC reports: Thousands of workers and allies will march in Washington, DC, and in cities nationwide on Feb. 24 as
part of the Working People’s Day of Action.

NALC President Rolando walking for MDA

2.20.2018 -
NALC reports: On May 19, NALC President Fredric Rolando will take a few steps to help “Deliver the Cure” for
muscular dystrophy by participating in a Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Muscle Walk fundraiser in Alexandria, VA. Find
out how you can help.

Trump Suggests USPS Cut Retirement, Health Benefits in $80B Savings Package

2.15.2018 -
GovExec reports: "Trump's proposals largely mirrored those submitted in his last budget, as well as legislation that
has been introduced in Congress. While lawmakers have sought to maintain delivery standards, however, Trump would allow
USPS to "reduce mail delivery frequency from six days to five days where there is a business case for doing so." That proposal
would likely face pushback in Congress, especially from lawmakers representing rural areas, and even postal management
has dropped its proposal to eliminate mail delivery on Saturdays." -
NALC: Budget Targets Letter Carriers and Their Families

Fourth COLA set at $520

2.14.2018 - NALC reports: The fourth contract COLA is finalized today at $520 annually with the release of the January 2018
CPI-W.

Trump administration’s 2019 budget targets letter carriers and their families

2.13.2018 -
NALC reports: While breaking campaign promises by calling for massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, the
administration’s new budget also calls for gutting the Affordable Care Act and aims direct attacks on federal and postal
employees and their agencies.

USPS Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

2.09.2018 -
USPS reports: "Net loss for the first quarter totaled $540 million, compared to net income of $1.4 billion, for the
same period last year. In the first quarter 2018, package volumes grew by 111 million pieces, or approximately 7%, while mail
volumes declined by approximately 2.0 billion pieces, or approximately 5%, continuing a multi-year trend of increasing package
volume and declining letter volumes."

NALC statement on USPS Q1 financial report for FY 2018

2.9.2018
- NALC reports: NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the Feb. 9 release of the U.S. Postal Service’s
financial statement for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, covering the months of October, November and December of 2017:

Economics blog: Unemployment holds at 4.1 percent but problems remain in the labor market

2.7.2018
- NALC reports: The data released on Friday points to continuing lags in the labor market and its implications for
unemployed workers even in the so-called economic expansion.

Convention registration materials mailed

2.5.2018
- NALC reports: The Delegate Eligibility Lists and registration forms were mailed out to all branch secretaries as of
Feb. 2.

Make a contribution toward your MBA retirement plan before April 16

1.31.2018 -
NALC reports: April 16 is the last day to make a contribution to a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA for the 2017 Tax Year

Food Drive promotional artwork available

1.31.2018 -
NALC reports: The Family Circus cartoon for the 2018 Food Drive is available on the Food Drive tool kit.

Food Drive task No. 1: Register

1.23.2018 -
PostalMag.com reports: The deadline for branches to register for the 26th annual Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out
Hunger” Food Drive is March 1.

New USPS Postage Rates Take Effect January 21

1.21.2018 -
PostalMag.com reports: The new prices include a one cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp
from 49 cents to 50 cents. Postcard stamps and metered letters also have a one cent increase. The changes will raise Mailing
Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, and most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9 percent price
increase.

USPS remains open despite government shutdown

1.20.2018 -
NALC reports: The Postal Service has confirmed in a tweet that the shutdown will not affect USPS or its employees.

OSHA: Employers must post injury/illness summary beginning Feb. 1

1.18.2018 -
NALC reports: OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post job-related injuries and illnesses logged during
2017. Each year, between Feb. 1 and April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees
are usually posted.

CCA back pay update

1.16.2018 -
NALC reports: The Postal Service has notified NALC that the retroactive payments for city carrier assistants
resulting from implementation of the 2016-2019 National Agreement will be delayed by one pay period.

Update on legal action concerning 2017 ratification balloting

1.13.2018 -
NALC reports: Legal claims challenging the conduct of the 2017 contract ratification vote have been dismissed by
the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C.

NALC response to White House tweet on the Postal Service

1.9.2018 -
NALC reports:  If the president truly wants to make the Postal Service “smarter and richer,” he has the power to do
so.

USPS to Offer VER to Eligible Mail Handlers and Clerks

1.04.2018 -
PostalMag.com reports: The Postal Service will extend voluntary early retirement (VER) offers to eligible mail
handlers and clerks, beginning Jan. 8. The offers will contain three retirement-effective dates from which eligible employees
may choose: Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and March 31. -
APWU: Insufficient Notice - APWU: Letter Details VERA Eligibility Requirements
(PDF) - NPMHU

Trump Slams USPS for Amazon Discounts

12.29.2017 - CNBC reports: President Donald Trump took to Twitter to blast the Postal Service for giving Amazon discounts on
its packages: "Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and
others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging
MUCH MORE!" -
Trump renews ongoing feud with Bezos - Day of reckoning for Amazon could be coming soon

Naked postal worker accused of fatally shooting supervisor, killing postmaster

12.23.2017 -
NY Daily News reports: "An Ohio mail carrier at risk of losing his job walked naked into a Dublin post office where
he's accused of fatally shooting his boss before targeting the postmaster leading the investigation into his workplace
violations. DeShaune K. Stewart sent panicked postal workers fleeing from their workplace early Saturday morning when he
entered the building and allegedly gunned down his immediate supervisor, 52-year-old Lance Maurice Herrera Dempsey,
police said." -
Man shoots postal supervisor, then kills postmaster at different scene - Ohio postal worker facing dismissal kills
two bosses - Slayings stun friends, family members - DeShaune K. Stewart

Former USPS VP Sentenced After Inspectors Uncovered Lies

12.19.2017 - Linns.com reports: "The unnamed former USPS vice president sentenced to two months and fined $84,500 for
making false statements on disclosure forms is William (Bill) Whitman Jr. In 2014 then PMG Donahoe hired Whitman to become
vice president of communications. But four months later Whitman suddenly disappeared from USPS HQ, without any public
announcement." -
Indictment (PDF) - PostalMag.com discovered case in OIG report - A USPS Vice President was (quietly) sent
to prison for lying on his job application - Linkedin Profile

Former USPS VP Sentenced After Inspectors Uncovered Lies

12.19.2017 -
Linns.com reports: "The unnamed former USPS vice president sentenced to two months and fined $84,500 for
making false statements on disclosure forms is William (Bill) Whitman Jr. In 2014 then PMG Donahoe hired Whitman to become
vice president of communications. But four months later Whitman suddenly disappeared from USPS HQ, without any public
announcement". -
Indictment (PDF) - PostalMag.com discovered case in OIG report - A USPS Vice President was (quietly) sent
to prison for lying on his job application - Linkedin Profile

Atlanta: Mail Carriers Worry Late Deliveries Won't Get Better Before Christmas

12.13.2017 -
CBS46.com reports: "Ever since we started investigating the issue of late mail delivery throughout Metro Atlanta,
CBS46 has received a flood of e-mails and phone calls from people in every corner of the viewing area, who want to talk about
a personal experience that matches up with what we've been reporting. We're also getting calls from mail carriers who want to
give us inside information that post office management won't tell us." -
Atlanta postmaster replaced amid delivery complaints

Questions and answers about changes to TSP withdrawal options

12.13.2017 -
NALC reports: "The Thrift Savings Plan has released a fact sheet that answers frequently asked questions about
changes to TSP withdrawal options associated with the passage of the TSP Modernization Act."

Now accepting applications for the 2018 NALC Leadership Academy

12.1.2017 -
NALC reports: "The Leadership Academy, open to all active NALC members, is designed to both develop and
enhance the knowledge and skills that are essential for"

Back pay update

12.1.2017 -
NALC reports: "Here is an update on back pay for active and retired letter carriers."

Tell your senators to vote ‘no’ on tax bill

11.30.2017 -
NALC reports: "NALC urges you to call your senators now and tell them to oppose S. 1 when it comes to the Senate
floor."

Penalty Overtime Exclusion scheduled

11.28.2017 -
NALC reports: "The December period during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable consists of
four consecutive service weeks."

As Postal Service Fleet Ages, Reports of Fires Grow

11.24.2017 -
KSTP.com reports: "There have been hundreds of fires in Grumman LLVs, or Long Life Vehicles, around the
country over the years. LLVs were designed for the United States Postal Service, the primary user of the trucks. According to
internal documents, the postal service is well aware of the ongoing problems with their aging fleet of mail trucks."

Economics Blog: Consumer sentiment is at its highest levels since January 2004

11.22.2017 -
NALC reports: "The index of consumer sentiment was 98.5 for November 2017, down 2.2 percent from October
2017 but an increase in 5.6 percent from November 2016."

NALC statement on USPS’ FY2017 financial report (updated)

11.21.2017 -
NALC reports: "The Fiscal Year 2017 financial report shows the underlying business strength of the U.S. Postal
Service while also indicating the need to address external matters beyond USPS control. Updated to include news media
coverage."

House advances 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act'

11.16.2017 -
NALC reports: "The House has approved the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill that cuts taxes by $1.5 trillion—but has
serious implications for working families nationwide."

Tell the House to vote ‘no’ on tax bill

11.15.2017 -
NALC reports: "The House is expected to vote tomorrow on the so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a bill that seeks
to cut taxes for corporations and America’s wealthiest. Tell your rep to oppose H.R. 1—that it does anything but cut taxes and
create jobs."

USPS Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Results

11.14.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "The U.S. Postal Service reported revenue of $69.6 billion for fiscal year 2017 (October 1,
2016 - September 30, 2017), a decrease of $1.8 billion compared to the prior year. The lower revenues were driven largely by
accelerated declines in First-Class and Marketing Mail volumes. In 2017, mail volumes declined by approximately 5.0 billion
pieces, or 3.6 percent, while package volumes grew by 589 million pieces, or 11.4 percent." -
Forbes: A Failed Mission - Red
Ink For 11th Year in Row as Mail Slumps - USPS Reports $1.8 Billion Revenue Drop

NALC statement on USPS’ FY2017 financial report

11.14.2017 - NALC reports: "The Fiscal Year 2017 financial report shows the underlying business strength of the U.S. Postal
Service while also indicating the need to address."

Atlanta USPS Mail Carrier Explains Late Mail Deliveries

11.09.2017 -
CBS 46 reports: "She said post offices are understaffed citywide, which forces carriers to take on extra routes,
and it puts them in dangerous situations when they inevitably have to deliver mail at night. The anonymous USPS employee
said the tough working environment has some carriers quitting their routes at sundown, whether they're finished or not, and
some are looking for new jobs altogether, which does not help the understaffing issue. She also described management
treating employees worse in response to complaints about working extra hours."

Help California letter carriers hurt by recent wildfires

11.6.2017 -
NALC reports: "In the blink of an eye, some NALC members in California were fleeing for their lives when a firestorm
hit Santa Rosa early on Oct. 9. Find out how you can help active and retired letter carriers who suffered serious property
damage and loss as a result."

As U.S. Postage Rates Continue to Rise, The USPS Gives the Chinese a 'Free Ride'

11.05.2017 -
Forbes reports: "As the rates of the U.S. Postal Service continue on their precipitous ascent, how cheaply Chinese
merchants are able to ship their products thousands of miles across the world to the USA has become emblematic of the stark
trade imbalance between the countries as well as the disadvantages that American companies are up against as foreign
competitors outmaneuver them in their own backyard." - Comments (10 Comments)

NALC embraces AFL-CIO pledge to ‘Join. Fight. Win.’

11.3.2017 -
NALC reports: "The 28th Constitutional Convention of the AFL-CIO convened in St. Louis Oct. 22-25 and
representatives from NALC were there in force."

NALC challenges change to promotion pay provisions

11.2.2017 -
NALC reports: "NALC has filed a national class-action grievance on USPS’s proposed revisions to the Employee and
Labor Relations Manual and has appealed it to arbitration."

Carriers encouraged to give through CFC (updated)

11.2.2017 -
NALC reports: "Letter carriers can make charitable donations through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
through paycheck and annuity deductions. The campaign runs through Jan. 12."

Trump Nominates Three to USPS Board of Governors

10.26.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "President Trump has nominated the following individuals to be Members of the Board of
Governors of the United States Postal Service: Calvin R. Tucker of Pennsylvania, Robert M. Duncan of Kentucky and David
Williams of Illinois." -
Postal board finally receives three nominees to fill vacant posts

USPS Ready to Deliver 15 Billion Pieces of Mail This Holiday Season

10.25.2017 - PostalMag.com reports: "The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail this holiday
season. In the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the Postal Service also expects to deliver 850 million
packages, which is more than a 10 percent increase compared to the same period last year."

Watch: NALC Secretary-Treasure Rhine at the AFL-CIO convention

10.25.2017 -
NALC reports: "On Oct. 24, NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine delivered a speech from the floor of the AFL-
CIO’s convention in St. Louis, supporting a convention resolution on promoting voting by mail."


10.18.2017 -
NALC reports: "San Jose’s Mercury News: Surreal video of postal deliveries in Santa Rosa neighborhood
destroyed by fire"

Dramatic YouTube video posted by a professional drone pilot and photographer shows a Postal Service mail truck making
requested deliveries in Santa Rosa’s fire-ravaged Coffey Park neighborhood.

Help letter carriers in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands hurt by hurricanes (updated)

10.10.2017 -
NALC reports: "Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—the U.S.’s
island territories in the Caribbean—but despite many obstacles, letter carriers are finding ways to help."

Last Remaining Postal Governor POST DATED Rate Hikes

10.06.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "The last remaining Postal Governor James Bilbray signed several POST DATED orders in
November/December 2016 to raise postal rate prices in January 2018, because any price increases must be approved by the
postal governors. Currently there are no postal governors because the Senate has not confirmed any new governors in a
couple of years."

USPS Announces New Prices for 2018

10.06.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission
today of price changes to take effect on January 21, 2018. The new prices, if approved, include a one cent increase in the
price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 49 cents to 50 cents. Most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9
percent price increase." -
Sellers Face 6 Percent Priority Mail Rate Hike in 2018

Letter carriers recognized as 2017 Heroes of the Year

10.4.2017 - NALC reports: "Letter carriers who rescued a young man from a house fire, helped police defuse a tense standoff
with an armed man, and raised money for a disabled-accessible van for a young girl, will be honored Oct. 4."

Help letter carriers in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands hurt by hurricanes (updated)

10.4.2017 -
NALC reports: "Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—the U.S.’s
island territories in the Caribbean—but despite many obstacles, letter carriers are finding ways to help."

Carriers encouraged to give through CFC

10.2.2017 -
NALC reports: "Letter carriers can make charitable donations through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
through paycheck and annuity deductions. The campaign runs through Jan. 12."

Veterans Day holiday

9.28.2017 -
NALC reports: "There has been some confusion regarding on what day letter carriers who are eligible for the
Veterans Day holiday will observe this holiday."

Help letter carriers hurt by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

9.22.2017 -
NALC reports: "Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated the U.S.’s island territories in the Caribbean, but
despite many obstacles, letter carriers are finding ways to help."

Letter carriers recognized as 2017 Heroes of the Year

9.21.2017 -
NALC reports: "Letter carriers who rescued a young man from a house fire, helped police defuse a tense standoff
with an armed man, and raised money for a disabled-accessible van for a young girl, will be honored Oct. 4."

USPS OIG Report on City Carriers Working Past 6PM

9.19.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "The USPS OIG recently investigated 15 randomly selected delivery units in the Bay Valley
District. The OIG selected the Bay Valley District for review because it has the fourth highest percentage of instances of
carriers returning after 6 p.m. in the nation. The investigation found that only 72 percent of city carriers and CCAs in these
units returned by 6 p.m. with some on the street as late as 10 p.m."

Senator wants firings after postal workers accused of delaying mail delivery

9.19.2017 -
The Billings Gazette reports: "Tester wrote the U.S. Postmaster General on Monday after the Office of Inspector
General revealed that more than 2 billion mailed items were delayed nationwide over a year's time. Investigators also
discovered postal workers manipulating mail delivery time records and inaccurately reporting delayed mail. Several postal
employees, including some in Montana, reported mail being intentionally delayed so workers on another shift would have
something to do." -
USPS OIG Report: Delayed Mail Validation

Economics Blog: CPI increases slightly in August, driven mostly by gasoline and shelter costs

9.14.2017 - NALC reports: "The Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers has remained in the range of 1.6 to 2.3 percent
on an annual basis since June 2011."

Economics Blog: New OIG report sheds light on post office usage, especially among the young

9.13.2017 -
NALC reports: "A new study released this week indicates that there are more customers who visit post offices than
official statistics show."

Economics Blog: NAFTA renegotiations show differences between Canadian and U.S. wages and unions"

9.12.2017 -
NALC reports: "Will Canada help end right-to-work?

Nalcrest office to close on Sept. 9 in preparation for Hurricane Irma

9.8.2017 -
NALC reports: "All Nalcrest buildings, including the office, will be closed beginning Saturday, Sept. 9. Normal
operations will resume once it is safe to do so."

Analysis: Postal woes demand jump in stamp price to 60 cents

9.07.2017 -
Associated Press reports: "A 60 cent postage stamp? The U.S. Postal Service would have to boost prices for mailing
letters and packages by nearly 20 percent -- the biggest one-time increase in its history -- to avoid bankruptcy and improve
delivery service, an industry analysis says. That means the price of a first-class stamp could jump from 49 cents to nearly 60
cents -- if the post office gets the power to raise stamp rates beyond the rate of inflation."

NALC responds to Hurricane Harvey (updated)

9.5.2017 -
NALC reports: "A harm to one is a harm to all. We always take care of our own."

Help postal employees hurt by Hurricane Harvey (updated)

9.5.2017 -
NALC reports: "Learn how you can make an immediate donation to the Postal Employees' Relief Fund and donate
postal uniforms, footwear and/or rain gear."

Economics Blog: Unemployment creeps up in August

9.1.2017 -
NALC reports: "The Bureau of Labor Statistics today released its employment numbers for August 2017. The economy
added 156,000 jobs, falling short of the 176,000 average for 2017."

NALC responds to Hurricane Harvey

8.29.2017 -
NALC reports: "A harm to one is a harm to all. We always take care of our own."

Agreement reached on implementing new Article 8 provisions

8.29.2017 -
NALC reports: "NALC and USPS have agreed on a new memorandum of understanding."

Help postal employees hurt by Hurricane Harvey

8.29.2017 -
NALC reports: "Learn how you can make an immediate donation to the Postal Employees' Relief Fund."

NALC: Wage Increase Update

8.23.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: "The Postal Service has indicated that it will take some time to calculate the back pay for
the more than 210,000 letter carriers, but that all back pay will be processed and paid as soon as practicable. On Aug. 19,
career letter carriers began earning the first two cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) payable under the new contract that were
effective Sept. 3, 2016, and March 4, 2017, as well as the 1.2 percent general wage increase that was effective Nov. 26, 2016."

Wage increase update

8.23.2017
- NALC reports: "With a new National Agreement between NALC and USPS now in effect, learn more about the
calculation and scheduling of cost-of-living adjustments, general wage increases and back pay calculations."

USPS reports Fiscal Year 2017 3rd quarter results

8.10.2017
- NALC reports: "NALC President Fredric Rolando: “Today’s financial report shows the underlying business strength
of the U.S. Postal Service while also indicating the need to address external matters beyond USPS control.”

Demand that the Labor Department fully implement the overtime pay rule

8.9.2017 -
NALC reports: "Lobbyists in Washington, DC, are attempting to do take overtime pay away from millions of working
families who finally became eligible to earn it pay just last year."

New NALC-USPS Contract is Ratified

8.7.2017 -
NALC reports: "The active membership of the National Association of Letter Carriers has overwhelmingly ratified the
proposed 2016-2019 National Agreement with the United States Postal Service. By a margin exceeding 16 to 1, eligible
members voted to accept the tentative agreement that was announced on May 12. The vote to ratify was 78,935 to accept the
agreement versus 4,732 to reject it, as reported by NALC's Ballot Committee chaired by Joseph DeRossi."

19th biennial CLUW convention: Sept. 6-9 in Detroit

8.7.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The theme for the 19th biennial convention of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) is
“WOMEN: Taking It To The Streets.”

Ratification ballot update for observing the receipt and tabulation of the ballots

7.30.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Information for NALC members in good standing who wish to observe the receipt and tabulation of
the ballots on the proposed tentative 2016-2019 National Agreement between NALC and USPS."

Ratification ballot update

7.28.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, has denied the request of two NALC members for a
preliminary injunction that would have deferred the counting of ballots on the proposed tentative 2016-2019 National
Agreement between NALC and USPS."

Efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act will continue

7.28.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The debate will continue on efforts to dismantle Obamacare, so it remains imperative that letter
carriers continue call the Washington, DC, and home-district offices of their senators and tell them both senators to oppose
such efforts."

Tell the Senate to Vote “No” on Efforts to Dismantle the Affordable Care Act

7.26.2017 -
NALC reports: - "It is imperative that letter carriers continue to make calls to their Senators’ Washington, DC and
state offices, especially to Republican Senators from Maine, Alaska, Nevada, West Virginia and Ohio who hold the critical votes
in this matter."

Act now to stop Senate health care bill

7.25.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Tell your senators to start over on a bipartisan bill to strengthen health care, not destroy it."

House committee spending blueprint targets letter carriers

7.24.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The House Budget Committee released its adopted FY2018 budget resolution, training its sights
on postal and federal employee benefits and targeting the U.S. Postal Service for massive cuts."

Watchdog: Postal Service broke law by letting employees do Clinton campaign work

7.19.2017 -
Fox News reports: - "According to the report, roughly 97 NALC members requested the leave without pay to
participate. The NALC, which endorsed Clinton last June, compensated those USPS workers using the Letter Carrier Political
Fund, the union's PAC." -
USPS improperly enabled workers - Postal Service showed 'institutional bias' by letting workers help
Clinton - Wisconsin letter carrier to testify on political campaigning by postal workers - USPS financially imploding as new
political scandal emerges - NALC Statement - USPS OIG: Oral Statement on USPS Actions During the 2016 Campaign Season
(PDF) - VIDEO: Wisconsin Letter Carrier Timm Kopp Testifies - Postal Service taking a 'hands off' approach to future union
political activity

NALC statement regarding July 19 Senate hearing

7.19.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Here is NALC’s statement regarding the July 19 Senate hearing on action during the 2016 campaign
season and implications for the Hatch Act."

NPMHU Secures Delay of Proposed Involuntary Reassignments

7.18.2017 -
NPMHU reports: - "The NPMHU has been recently informed by Postal Headquarters that the September 2017 "move
date" will be pushed back and that no Mail Handler will be involuntarily reassigned out of his/her installation until, in all
likelihood, at least February 2018. Postal management has agreed to use this extended period to discuss with the unions ways
to minimize and even eliminate the involuntary reassignments of Full-Time career employees out of their current installations."

Federal Employee Call-In Day: Tuesday, July 18

7.15.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Learn how you can help fight back against White House FY 2018 budget proposals that take aim at
letter carriers and other federal employees."

Postal Worker Dies After Collapsing on Route

7.14.2017 -
The TriStateUpdate reports: - "Family members confirm to 13 News that a loved one who is a postal worker died
while delivering mail, after collapsing on a front porch. Charleston Fire says that a postal worker was transported to an area
hospital after receiving a call that someone passed out from heat exhaustion. Family members identify that man as Ronnie
Bowles."

Ratification balloting update

7.14.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Check out the latest information regarding the balloting on the ratification of the tentative 2016-
2019 National Agreement between NALC and the U.S. Postal Service."

75 million pounds: Impressive national Food Drive results

7.14.2017 -
NALC reports: - "NALC’s 25th annual food drive, held on Saturday, May 13, collected 75 million pounds, the third-
highest total in the event’s history."

Rural Carrier Associate Kills Himself at Rolla, Missouri Post Office

7.10.2017 -
The Rolla Daily News reports: "The man was identified as Benedict Benito, an employee of the post office. Benito
had taken hostages prior to the arrival of law enforcement. Rolla Chief of Police Sean Fagan said two other post office
employees were caught inside the building, and a third employee showed up after Benito arrived, but was able to run away." -
Man found dead inside post office after standoff

Another Postal Reform Effort Fades Away

6.28.2017 - Linn's Stamp News reports: - "It's hardly a surprise to many in Washington's postal community, but the lawmaker
who crafted the House's bipartisan postal legislation says his bill appears dead. That is what departed House Oversight
chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told The Hill newspaper shortly before his resignation from Congress became effective June
30."

Senate delays vote on flawed health care bill

6.27.2017
- NALC reports: - "Thanks to the overwhelming opposition voiced by letter carriers, working people and the general
public, the Senate has delayed action on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 until after Congress' Fourth of July recess."

Senate Republicans finally reveal their health care bill

6.23.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Rather than providing better coverage at lower premiums, the Better Care Reconciliation Act
would strip millions of Americans of health insurance coverage to pay for massive tax cuts for corporations and the nation’s
wealthiest. Learn how you can respond."

Redesigned Heat Safety Tool app released

6.19.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) have collaborated to update OSHA’s original Heat Safety Tool app for smartphones."

APWU Geared Up to Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

6.17.2017 -
The APWU reports : - "Throughout the country, the Postal Service has launched an all-out assault on our jobs and is
blatantly violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in their staffing of post offices. The USPS is reducing service to
the community and disrupting the lives of postal workers by reducing duty assignments (reversions and abolishments) and
issuing excessing notices potentially affecting hundreds of post offices and thousands of employees."

APWU Wins National Level Arbitration Award On POStPlan MOU

6.08.2017 -
The APWU reports: - "Arbitrator Goldberg issued an award in a national-level case over what remedy was due for
the Postal Service's failure to staff 'POStPlan' offices following an original award on September 5, 2014 and a MOU negotiated
afterward. Arbitrator Goldberg held that the Postal Service must make whole all postal employees in the Clerk Craft bargaining
unit who were denied craft work as a result of the USPS' failure to follow the POStPlan MOU."

Are Postal Service retiree obligations too big to move?

6.05.2017 -
Federal Times reports: - "The magnitude of the U.S. Postal Service's unfunded liabilities for its retiree pensions and
health benefits imperils the agency and its workforce. Now a Congressional proposal seeks to brighten the agency's future
finances - by shifting these liabilities onto federal taxpayers through the Medicare system."

Trump administration releases FY2018 budget plan

5.23.2017 - NALC reports: - "The Trump administration’s budget plan for Fiscal Year 2018 proposes cuts for the Postal Service
and for active and retired federal employees."

Trump Suggests USPS Cut Retirement, Health Benefits in $46 Billion Savings Package

5.24.2017 -
GovExec reports: "While lawmakers have sought to maintain delivery standards, however, Trump would allow USPS
to "reduce mail delivery frequency where there is a business case for doing so." That proposal would likely face pushback in
Congress, especially from lawmakers representing rural areas, and even postal management has dropped its proposal to
eliminate mail delivery on Saturdays."

Contract ratification update: Rap session announced

5.23.2017 -
NALC reports: - "So that the tentative National Agreement can be fully discussed with branch and state leaders
prior to the ratification voting, the 2017 National Conference—better known as a “rap session”—will be held June 14-15 at
Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City."

Trump's Budget Calls for Major Hits on Federal Employee Retirement Programs

5.19.2017 -
The Denver Post reports: "Trump's fiscal 2018 budget would: Increase Federal Employees Retirement System
contributions from workers by 1 percentage point each year until they equal the government's contribution. Base future
retirement benefits on the average of the high five years of salary instead of the current high three. Eliminate cost-of-living
adjustments (COLA) for current and future FERS employees. Eliminate supplement payments for FERS employees who retire
beginning in 2018." -
Purported Trump budget doc zeroes out federal employee benefits - Republicans gearing up for major
changes to federal pay and benefits

Tentative National Agreement is reached

5.12.2017 - USPS reports: "The National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service have reached tentative
agreement on a national labor contract, covering 213,000 active city letter carriers across America."

25th annual Letter Carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger®’ Food Drive is Saturday, May 13

5.12.2017 -
USPS reports: "The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country's largest single-day food drive, provides residents
with an easy way to donate food to those in need."

USPS Reports 2017 2nd Quarter Results

5.10.2017 -
USPS reports: "Although the U.S. Postal Service posted modest controllable income for the second quarter of fiscal
year 2017 of $12 million, it fell well short of the $576 million that it had for the same quarter last year. This reduction was driven
by the April 2016 expiration of the exigent surcharge, which would have generated approximately $500 million in additional
revenue during the quarter had it remained in place, and to a lesser extent, a $69 million increase in controllable operating
expenses."

NALC statement on USPS’ quarterly financial report

5.10.2017 -
NALC reports: - "On May 10, the USPS released a report on its financial performance for the second quarter of
Fiscal Year 2017 (January, February and March of 2017). NALC President Fredric Rolando has issued a statement about the
report."

An update on the Nabisco/Mondelēz boycott

5.5.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The BCTGM-led Nabisco/Mondelēz boycott campaign grows stronger thanks to the solidarity,
combined efforts and collective strength of NALC members and the more than 12.5 million working people in the 55 unions of
the AFL-CIO."

Letter Carriers: Where's The Contract?

4.26.2017 -
PostalMag.com reports: - "Letter Carriers across the U.S.A. are beginning to grumble about the lack of a new
contract. The last contract expired almost a year ago on May 20th, 2016. The length of time, without the contract going to
arbitration, is unusual. Carriers are concerned about missing out on wage increases and cost-of-living allowances."

Postal Rate Fight Continues as Publishers Battle USPS "Stupidity Tax"

4.12.2017 -
Publishing Executive reports: -"FSS prepared Periodicals flats in FY2016 cost an average of almost 17 cents per
piece more than CR [carrier route] presorted flats cost in non-FSS zones," Stralberg wrote, citing the USPS's own data. "The
average cost added by FSS flats to Periodicals costs in FSS zones is 10.5 cents per piece," an increase of about 40%."

4.7.2017 -
NALC reports: - "NALC members crucial to achieving majority bipartisan co-sponsorship of House door delivery
resolution."

Thanks in large part to the efforts of NALC members, House Resolution 28, urging the House of Representatives to take all
appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for business and residential customers, now has a
bipartisan majority of 218 co-sponsors.

Obamacare repeal fails

3.25.2017 -
NALC reports: - "President Trump and Speaker of the House Ryan withdrew the American Health Care Act before a
scheduled vote in the House on Friday. “This is good news for millions of working families,” says NALC President Rolando."

NALC submits comments in PRC’s rate-setting review

3.23.2017 -
NALC reports: - "The Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) required 10-year review of the way USPS sets its prices
for postage and postal products is underway, with NALC making an official submission to the agency before the public
comment window closed on March 20."

House Panel Approves Postal Service Finances Legislation

3.17.2017 -
The Hill reports: - "The bill would automatically enroll eligible USPS retirees in Medicare, make reforms to the Postal
Service's governance, bolster the use of centralized delivery, allow the USPS to increase postal rates by 1 cent for a first-class
stamp and to provide non-postal services to state and local governments." -
Postal Service Reform Act Takes Another Step
Forward in House

Filmmakers set out to tell letter carriers’ stories

3.2.2017 - NALC reports: - "A group of international artists based in Los Angeles is putting together a collection of letter
carriers' stories and hopes to create a library of videos and podcasts."

Trouble at the Kansas Stamp Cave

3.02.2017 -
Linn's Stamp News Reports: "The way United States postal inspectors are telling it, Khalid M. Hussain, the longtime
manager of the Stamp Fulfillment Services center in Kansas City, Mo., ran a rogue operation for years that sold U.S. mint
stamps overseas at deep discounts. At the same time at his offices in the underground stamp center known as "the caves,"
Hussain was giving away, or selling at discounted prices, philatelic products sent to his facility for disposal or destruction."

Former NALC Dir. of Life Insurance O’Connor has died

3.2.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Former NALC Director of Life Insurance Michael J. O’Connor, a member of Boston Branch 34, died
on Feb. 28. He was 77"

Dowdy retires; Preston named new Region 13 NBA

2.27.2017 -
NALC reports: - "NALC President Fredric Rolando has appointed Region 13 Regional Administrative Assistant Vada
Preston to serve as that region’s national business agent, effective March 6. Preston replaces the retiring Tim Dowdy."

NALC opposes Mulvaney as OMB director

2.15.2017 -
NALC reports: - "NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to
serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget, a unit of the White House charged with developing the
administration’s annual budget proposal."

Postal reform update: A changed political landscape requires a new strategy

2.12.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Postal reform has strong bipartisan support and our goals have not changed. Our strategy, of
course, will have to change to reflect the new political landscape in Washington, DC."

NALC statement on USPS’ Q1 financial report for FY 2017

2.9.2017 -
NALC reports: - "NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the Feb. 9 release of the U.S. Postal Service’s
financial report for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2017, covering the months of October, November and December of 2016."
Rolando testifies about postal legislation before House committee

2.8.2017 -
NALC reports: - "On Feb. 7, NALC President Fredric Rolando testified before a House Oversight and Government
Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756)."

House panel displays bipartisan unity over bill to save the Postal Service

2.07.2017 -
Washington Post reports: "Much of what the bill would do is in the weeds of postal finances, dealing with the nitty-
gritty of health benefits for employees and retirees, pensions, governance and contracting. Postmaster General Megan J.
Brennan said the provision requiring postal retirees to fully participate in Medicare is key because that "would essentially
eliminate our unfunded liability for retiree health benefits," which has been a major driver of postal doldrums." -
Video and
Testimony - NALC: All Four Postal Unions Urge Committee to Adopt Legislation - Postal Unions Agreeing to Have Postal
Employees Segregated Into Separate FEHBP Risk Pool (PDF, page 5) - APWU: A Positive Step Forward

Rolando to testify Tuesday on Capitol Hill

2.6.2017 - NALC reports: - "NALC President Fredric Rolando is among those called to testify at a House Oversight and
Government Reform Committee hearing Tuesday on the recently introduced postal bill, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017
(H.R. 756)."

Bipartisan postal reform bills reintroduced

2.2.2017 -
NALC reports: - "Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Stephen Lynch (D-MA) have reintroduced postal bills similar to
ones introduced in the 114th Congress. NALC President Fredric Rolando has been invited to a Feb. 7 House committee
hearing on both bills."

House Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Postal Reform Legislation
Centralized/Curbside Delivery, Postal FEHBP Plans, Medicare for Retirees, Private Sector Pay for PMG, DPMG

2.1.2017 -
House.gov reports: "Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders introduced H.R. 756, the
Postal Service Reform Act of 2017. The bill addresses unfunded liabilities of the USPS, makes reforms to keep mailing costs
affordable for consumers, and encourages innovation, all without additional borrowing capacity from the U.S. taxpayer." -
APWU Reviewing Legislation - Major Mailing Organization Backs - Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees' Benefits

OMB and OPM say USPS exempt from hiring freeze

2.1.2017 - NALC reports: - "On Tuesday, the acting directors of the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of
Personnel Management issued a memorandum to provide guidance regarding the hiring freeze instituted by President Donald
Trump on Jan. 23."

House Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Postal Reform Legislation
Centralized/Curbside Delivery, Postal FEHBP Plans, Medicare for Retirees, Private Sector Pay for PMG, DPMG

2.1.2017 -
House.gov reports: "Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders introduced H.R. 756, the
Postal Service Reform Act of 2017. The bill addresses unfunded liabilities of the USPS, makes reforms to keep mailing costs
affordable for consumers, and encourages innovation, all without additional borrowing capacity from the U.S. taxpayer.

Chaffetz: Postal reform bill needed to reform 'unsustainable' trajectory

1.26.2017 -
Federal News Radio reports: "Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the House Oversight and Government Reform
Committee chairman, told lawmakers Tuesday at a goal-setting organizational meeting that last year's efforts served as a "good
starting point" for getting a postal reform bill on President Donald Trump's desk within the next two years."

Postal Service Pushes Back Against Trump Hiring Freeze

1.25.2017 -
Linns.com reports: "In a brief statement Jan. 25, Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer told Linn's: "In view
of our independent status, past Executive Orders imposing hiring freezes on Executive Departments and Agencies have not
applied to the Postal Service. We have reached out to the Administration to discuss this matter." -
NALC tells members Trump
freeze shouldn't affect CCA conversions - NAPS Reaches Out to USPS HQ for Info

Forever Stamps Will Cost More Starting Sunday

1.22.2017 - USA Today reports: "The last increase came in January 2014 when it went from 47 cents to 49 cents. Then last April,
the Postal Regulatory Commission ordered the USPS to drop its prices for the first time in 97 years. Postmaster General Megan
Brennan protested, saying, "given our precarious financial condition and ongoing business needs, the price reduction
required by the PRC exacerbates our losses." So now the price is going back up again on January 22nd. Postcards, letters
mailed to other countries and heavier letters aren't affected."

Food Drive’s ‘Family Circus’ art revealed

1.19.2017 -
NALC reports: "Enthusiasm for the 25th anniversary Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is running high
as this year’s official “Family Circus” artwork is revealed."

Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) news

1.19.2017 -
NALC reports: "The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest figures, and NALC has
updated its COLA calculations for retired letter carriers and for FECA beneficiaries.

Branch officers get trained in Phoenix

1.14.2017 -
NALC reports: "A three-and-a-half day of educational seminar, tailored to assist branch presidents, vice presidents,
treasurers, recording secretaries, financial secretaries and trustees in the performance of their duties, took place recently in
Phoenix.

USPS to End Service at Staples

1.05.2017 -
Bloomberg reports: "Following union-backed boycotts and an adverse labor board ruling, the United States Postal
Service has agreed to curb a controversial arrangement allowing private employees to provide its services at Staples Inc.
stores. USPS spokeswoman Darlene Casey told Bloomberg that the Postal Service would end its relationship with Staples in
order to comply with a National Labor Relations Board judge's ruling." -
APWU Led the Charge