Postal Articles

October 21, 2018
Sparkling Holidays Santa on next kiosk postage label
Postal worker arrested for taking money from woman's purse
Congresswoman announces official OIG investigation into claims of fraud, mismanagement and facility issues
at Albuquerque USPS


October 20, 2018
U.S. Postal Service probes postal worker over mail dumped in Somers NY
Editorial notebook: Tampa Bay Times editorial writers reminisce about Sears
Postal Delivery Robots Trialled in Norway
Chicago Police Suspect Foul Play in Disappearance of Postal Worker
USPS Challenges Postal Notice Patent at Patent and Trademark Office
Representative from United States Postal Service gives update on Florida service recovery
Why Manufacturers Applaud President Trump’s Commitment To Eliminating China’s Unfair Postal Subsidy

October 19, 2018
Trump's withdrawal from an obscure postal treaty may lead to higher prices for consumers
Coopersburg mailman strips naked, except for mail bag, in customer’s home, police say
The Trump administration’s brinkmanship with *checks notes* the Universal Postal Union
USPS Realized Just 5 Percent of Projected Savings From Slowing Mail Delivery
Will Trump’s Move To Pull USPS Out of UPU Lead To New Post War Period?
Say goodbye to $1 Yoga paints
UPDATE: Significant Payroll Issue Identified
Union Plus Offers Help to Those Impacted by Hurricane Michael
U.S. withdrawal from global postal pact draws mixed reactions from businesses
Postal Service apologizes for saying Mainers may need passports for domestic flights this year
OIG Audit: With the Increase in Parcel Volume, What is the Impact on Rural Area Customers and Carriers?
OIG: Informed Visibility Vulnerability Assessment

October 18, 2018
$40K reward in Cromwell CT postal robbery
Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Sending Threatening Letters, Some Containing Suspicious White Powder
Universal Postal Union Statement on the decision of the US to withdraw from the UPU treaties
Faulty wiring sparks fire in Wyoming mail truck
Untangled' contract data helped USPS OIG catch millions in fraud
Cat head to be tested for rabies lost in the mail
'Postman Jim' to retire
50 years later, Des Moines post office opens time capsule
Trump Is Right About China’s Postal Subsidy
Trump pulling out of pact that discounted foreign postal deliveries
Rep. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station, and postal employees show their support for keeping the U.S. Postal
Service in government hands
EBay Sues Amazon, Alleging Sellers Were Illegally Poached

October 17, 2018
Trump to withdraw from postal treaty that has let China ship cheaply to U.S.
Canada Post workers could begin rotating strikes Monday
The culprit’s name remains unknown. But he licked a stamp, and now his DNA stands indicted
USPS and Israel issue Hanukkah stamp
Canada: Postal services ready for looming wave of legal cannabis deliveries
APWU: Significant Payroll Issue Identified
US Postal Service — the preferred shipper for drug dealers
Fed up with vulnerable mail, Richmond local demands action from postal service
NALC: Missing: Chicago Letter Carrier Kierra Coles 27 y/o Female
NAPS: USPS Delays EAS Field Pay Decision
NY officials, post office workers petition to reinstate postal banking

October 16, 2018
Georgia USPS carrier airlifted after vehicle hit by truck
Residents of Nebraska town happy to have mail service back
Michigan: Mail truck stolen, leading to high speed pursuit
Retired USPS Officer Slain in the Philippines
Car crashes into Buzzards Bay post office for second time this year  |  Convertible
NALC President Statement: U.S. Mail: Not For Sale Nationwide Rallies
OIG: Use of Postal Service Network to Facilitate Illicit Drug Distribution
OIG: Customer Experience Is Key to Success

October 15, 2018
Mississippi Statehood stamp wins music design award
Bangor police investigate suspicious letter sent to home of Sen. Collins
Iowa: Harvard trio studies regional post office needs
Mail carriers join search for missing Chicago postal worker
Thieves steal mail from Woodland Hills home in broad daylight
Postal service essential to the economy
UK postmen asked to help the lonely on their rounds
What Amazon Did This Week
2.8 Percent CSRS COLA Announced
AusPost Threatens ANZ Over Banking Deal

October 14, 2018
Bomb squad called after suspicious packages left in Sarasota post office
The online seller's guide to USPS shipping rates for 2019
NALC and APWU Penalty Overtime Exclusion 2018
Postal Service Uniform Guidelines
Richmond postal workers push for earlier work day
COLA, Largest Since 2012 for CSRS Retirees and Social Security Recipients, Shortchanges FERS Retirees

October 13, 2018
Are Amazon, UPS, Others Prepared for USPS' Proposed Price Hike?
Laredo Texas mail carrier accused of stealing debit card
Indiana mail carrier celebrates 50 years with the U.S. Postal Service
Need a holiday job? UPS, FedEx, Amazon Hiring 6,600 in KC Area, USPS Also Hiring
NY: Postal Inspectors and Police Arrest Three for Mail Theft
USPS is hiring in Chicago for holiday work
Mailing Deadlines for the Holiday Season
From music to the moon, postal museum puts distinctive stamps on history
Woman Accused of Stealing Mail Out of State Faces Federal Judge in McAllen, TX

October 12, 2018
Residents of Louisiana town accuse USPS of lying about delivery “attempts”
NALC announces national election results
Postal Service unveils price hikes, denies they're meant to hurt Amazon
Amazon could suffer 5% income drop if proposed USPS rate hikes go into effect
Postal Contractors Charged With Stealing Mail
Postal worker sentenced for role in mail theft scheme

October 11, 2018
Sparkling Holidays stamps on sale now
Largest internal postal theft ever? OIG says Louisiana USPS manager stole $630K worth of stamps, sold them
on eBay
New Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee Members Appointed
USPS announces new prices for 2019
Former Postal Service supervisor in Springfield charged with taking bribes from tow company operators
Paper: Break up Amazon before it does any more damage to America
New innovations highlight their potential at POST-EXPO 2018
USPS OIG Says USPS Falling Short of Characteristics For a Good Retail Customer Experience
USPS proposes biggest stamp price hike since 1991
Tremont woman frustrated with missing packages, long lines at post office
USPS Service Alert - Hurricane Michael
Postal Service announces 2018 holiday shipping deadlines

October 10, 2018
Woman warning others and demanding a change from the postal service after mail hijacked
Mother-daughter postal workers conspired to steal items from the mail in Hazelwood, MO feds say
Wisconsin: USPS won't honor reimbursement claims for missing Neenah-Menasha mail
Lawsuit seeking Postal Service eviction from downtown Milwaukee facility moved to federal court
USPS Suspends Mail Operations in some Florida areas due to Hurricane Michael
USPS appoints new Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee members

October 9, 2018
South Pasadena Traffic Stop Yields Drugs And Stolen Mail: Police
Workers rally against Trump privatization plan
USPS OIG: Post Office Emergency Suspension Process
PHOTOS: Postal Workers Rally in Portland
Fort Ripley loses its post office
26-year-old pregnant Chicago postal worker missing for nearly a week
Post Office to Hire 100 in Cincinnati
Police respond to accident involving postal vehicle
USPS Workers Hold Rally in Bangor  |  Idaho  |  El Paso  |  Georgia  |  Las Cruces  |  Jacksonville  |  Wisconsin  |  
Memphis  |  Indiana  |  Chicago
Mail Call for Diplomatic and Military Members Worldwide - U.S. Postal Service Recommended Mailing Dates

October 8, 2018
Columbus Day
Workers Rally In Philly Amid White House Push For Postal Changes
Philadelphia postal employees rally in opposition to White House privatization proposal
No mail on Monday, but postal workers won't be idle
Looking up detailed postal rules
USPS Carriers Monday Called to National Day of Action
Postal workers hold rally against privatization

October 7, 2018
Mail truck catches fire in Minnesota
The Zip code may seem benign now, but some Americans smelled a rat
Teamsters Union Approves UPS Labor Contract—Despite 54% 'No' Vote
Trump abruptly replaces OPM boss after just 7 months
Mail carrier tips police off to double murder scene
$10K reward offered in Fairfield, AL Post Office burglary
Congress OKs opioid legislation requiring USPS to track international packages and test them for drugs

October 6, 2018
USPS uses dog report as excuse to install cluster box delivery in Missouri neighborhood- even though the
dog no longer lives there
SUV crashes into Anchor Point, Alaska Post Office
How Target Plans to Beat Amazon and Walmart This Holiday Shipping Season
Two postal contractors charged with stealing mail at Rochester International Airport
Mail delivery suddenly stops for Independence neighborhood
Mail clerk delivers for soldiers in Kuwait
Tensions rise between cities and Postal Service over address confusion

October 5, 2018
OSHA Cites USPS For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility
Bernie Sanders reacts to Amazon slashing stock, incentive bonuses for hourly workers
USPS contract worker throws package out of car window and it's all caught on camera
House Resolution 993 - Say No To Postal Privatization
Navy vet arrested for allegedly trying to poison Mattis and the Navy’s top officer
Rochester postal contractors accused of stealing mail
OIG: Customer Retail Experience
OIG: Export Controls for Outbound Mail at International Service Centers

October 4, 2018
Police: Postal worker aids Santa Rosa officer in arrest
USPS truck driver killed in crash after vehicle erupts in flames
Amazon hourly workers lose monthly bonuses, stock awards
APWU: On October 8, tell Congress that U.S. Mail is Not For Sale
Former USPS employee alleges he was terminated while on FMLA leave
Postal IG Cites Value of Blogging
USPS dedicates Madonna and Child stamp
OSHA Proposes $224,585 in penalties for USPS Repeat Safety Violations at Austin TX Facility

October 3, 2018
Congress must step up to save the U.S. Postal Service as we know it
Postal Service apologizes after medicine delivered to wrong address
Post Office Supervisor Transferred, Not Fired, After Harassment Claims, Worker Says
Postal Service blames former worker for dumped mail in Pennsauken NJ
Ricin detected in mail sent to the Pentagon
Amazon Raising Minimum Wage to $15
GAO: Postal Retiree Health Benefits: Unsustainable Finances Need to Be Addressed (PDF)
Breast Cancer Research Fundraising Stamps Available at Post Offices
OIG: Capital Metro Physical and Environmental Controls Site Security Review

October 2, 2018
Shares in Royal Mail plummet 24% in 2 days
TSP Stagnates in September
GAO: Financial outlook for USPS retiree health fund is poor
Brooklyn postal worker charged with stealing checks from poor people on her route
Investors take fright at Royal Mail profit warning
Car plows through USPS window
USPS Mail Truck Decision Delayed as Prototype Tests Rolls On
Caught on camera: North Carolina postal worker fired after dumping mail into dumpster
Hero Postal Carrier Stops Creep from Allegedly Trying To Rape 90-Year-Old Woman
OIG: Still Blogging After All These Years

October 1, 2018
Semi-Truck Fire at Goleta Post Office Plant
Letter mailed in Charleston for 7 cents may go for $20,000
Massive new mail processing plant set to open soon in Portland
In Toulon, snail mail can be fail mail
NARFE Says Modest FEHB Premium Increases Welcome News for Feds
NJ Postal Worker Arrested In Deadly Hit-And-Run

September 30, 2018
Former postal employee indicted on suspicion of Englewood mail thefts
Amazon delivery drivers say they speed, urinate in bottles
Man Arrested After Allegedly Firing Gun in Conway, Arkansas Post Office, No Injuries

September 29, 2018
Former Postmaster General Paul N. Carlin honored
Hope for a town without a post office
Package Explodes at Oklahoma Post Office
Video shows mailman urinating on front porch of Memphis home while delivering mail
APWU: National Day of Action on October 8
Senate Panel Advances Measure to Give Trump Reorganization Authority, With Caveats
Hero Mount Kisco Postal Carrier recognized nationally

September 28, 2018
Mail truck fire reported in Georgia
APWU Reaches Agreement With USPS, Mailhandlers on an Updated RI-399 Process
Woman Arrested In Theft Of Clarksville TN USPS Master Key
The postman is calling: USPS is hiring for the holidays
Salt Lake police searching for suspect after robbery at post office
No landing field needed for 1939 airmail service
Moorestown, NJ police: Thieves have been 'mailbox fishing' and reeling in checks

September 27, 2018
Thieving North Scottsdale Postman Takes Bait Money, Getting Probation
Residents of California Town Fight To Keep Individual Mailboxes During Post Wildfire Rebuild
Postal task force’s recommendations to Trump remain a mystery
Waterloo Postmaster Retiring
Santa Rosa neighborhood battling USPS over proposed cluster boxes during wildfire rebuilding
USPS OIG: Use of IMb for First Class Letters' Processing Costs
How to cut the online fentanyl trade? Postal reform is key
Postal workers start packing pistols in 1961
Federal health insurance to see lowest rate increase in 23 years

September 26, 2018
OPM Announces 2019 FEHB Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums
Feds: Two postal workers conspired to rob Gary's Tolleston post office
Environmentalists Want PepsiCo to Replace Its Potato Chip Bags. Their Protest Is Causing Mayhem for UK
Postal Workers
Congressional opposition to Trump’s postal cuts, privatization plan grows
Postmaster Sherry Johnson Retires
He helped save a disabled man trapped in a burning house. Now he is a letter carrier hero
Reward offered for information about stolen mail truck
Residents of tiny Aripeka will keep their post office after new agreement
Moorestown police warn postal customers about thefts from mailboxes
Postal service announces fix in mail system for Missourians along Iowa, Arkansas borders
OPM Announces 2019 Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums

September 25, 2018
Six Paterson, New Jersey, Men Charged with Stealing $300,000 in Checks from Dozens of Mail Collection
Boxes
Mail Carrier Charged With Accepting Bribes To Deliver Parcels Containing Drugs
Colorado Postal Service Contract Carrier Sentenced For Theft Of Government Money
Woodland Hills mail carrier died of overheating on 117-degree day, coroner’s official says
Canada Post strike averted for now as union says it will remain at bargaining table
1,100 pieces of undelivered mail found in KC postal worker’s car trunk after wreck
Post Office employee wins award
Yet ANOTHER LLV burns, This One in Iowa City
USPS OIG Conducting Audit on HVAC Maintenance
Postal Service Hires New Sequim Postmaster
U.S. Should Go Postal on China
U.N.'s new Knotted Gun stamp designs
OIG: Safety First

September 24, 2018
Maryland: LLV goes up in flames
SC van deal fuels buzz about Amazon's delivery ambitions
Some Amazon delivery drivers have been forced to use trucks with bald tires and broken doors
5 Metro Detroit Carriers Honored for Heroism
Unauthorized Releases of Postal Employee Information Examined
Some students aren't voting absentee because they don't know where to buy stamps
NAPS & USPS Factfinding Hearing on Pay Matters Scheduled Dec 10-11
Bolton Confirms China was Behind OPM Data Breaches

September 23, 2018
USPS employee on 'non-duty' status after reports of stolen mail in Texas town
She didn't have to go 'postal' on robber, but mail carrier did get mail back
Contract Expires for 200K Postal Workers, Negotiations Extended a Month

September 22, 2018
Letter Carriers Recognized as Heroes of the Year
Pay Equity: A Major Victory for Canada Post’s Rural Mail Carriers
Birds in Winter forever stamps take flight today
Amazon reportedly plants fake packages as a trap for drivers
Postal carrier helps saves elderly woman in Whittier house fire
Ocean Beach neighbors thank USPS mail carrier of 38 years
OIG Audit: s USPS Maintaining HVAC Equipment to Ensure Comfortable Working Conditions in Facilities?
OIG: Voyager Card Over Capacity – Centerville Branch, Snellville, GA

September 21, 2018
Congresswoman Denied Entry to Conduct Unannounced Inspection of New Mexico USPS Facility
Mail handler performed with Aretha Franklin
USPS Proposal May Cause Direct Mail Advertisers To ‘Go Postal’
APWU and Postal Management Agree to Extend Negotiations Deadline until October 20
New Zealand conducts trial to stop cancellation process
New Hampshire Rural Carrier Pleads Guilty to Workers Comp Charges
Postal worker, partner accused of cashing over $60K in stolen money orders
Postal workers gather in Spokane to protest privatization of mail services
Recent announcements from CVS, Amazon, could alter medication home delivery
Congresswoman denied entry to conduct unannounced inspection of USPS facility in Albuquerque
USPS truck loses load of mail on Jefferson Highway
Mail Handlers President Issues Official Call for Bargaining Proposals
OIG Audit: As a USPS Employee, Has Your Personal Information Ever Been Released Without Your
Authorization?
Birds in Winter Forever Stamps Dedicated in Vermont

September 20, 2018
Toledo postal worker arrested, accused of stealing marijuana from mail packages
Connecticut: Two Individuals Charged with Cashing Over $60,000 in Stolen Postal Money Orders
The Prime Effect: How Amazon’s Two-Day Shipping Is Disrupting Retail
McCaskill Rallies Senate Colleagues in Bipartisan Effort to Oppose Privatization of the Postal Service
Postal Truck Strikes Home in Henderson County KY
Convicted Felon Sentenced to Federal Prison for Attempting to Bribe a Postal Worker
APWU: National Day of Action on October 8th
Portsmouth residents rally behind post office
Two Wailuku Postal Workers Honored With National Safety Awards
Former South Carolina APWU President, Local 403, Charged With Embezzlement of $10,089
USPS resumes service following  Hurricane Florence
Decades-old loophole lets Postal Service escape the law
National Postal Museum To Host Sundman Lecture About Nation’s First Transcontinental Mail Service
4 postal workers – 3 at same facility – stole gift cards, cash in Milwaukee area
Trump criticizes Universal Postal Union in memorandum

September 19, 2018
Petersburg AK post office could be closed for a week or longer due to mercury spill
Alabama authorities probe rash of thefts from postal drop boxes; residents report checks altered
Woman charged with post office theft, impersonating a postal worker
Mahindra Plans Autonomous USPS Mail Truck Tests in Michigan
Help release the FBI's files on its wartime 'Postal Censorship' program
Hot Wheels immortalized by USPS stamp set
NY deputies, feds, seek mailbox marauder, call for postal customer “vigilance”
Major Win for the MVS Craft - POM 1995 Language Restored
Senate Passes Bill to Reduce Opioid Transport Through International Mail
Postal Service and Israel Post to Jointly Dedicate Hanukkah Stamps

September 18, 2018
Three Louisiana Postal Workers Indicted for Theft
Eleven Former FedEx Employees and Two Former USPS Contractors Indicted on Mail Theft Charges
Why don’t college students vote absentee? They don’t know where to buy a postage stamp
Senate Joins House in Passing Bill to Limit Postal Service Role in Opioid Crisis
Competition heats up among Amazon, carriers as e-commerce reshapes transportation
Rochester: USPS Hiring 500 Seasonal Workers for the Holidays
Postal service finance and postal reform
OIG: Strengthening the Change of Address System

September 17, 2018
Tiny Florida town could lose its post office
Suspect Sought in Robbery of USPS Driver in Connecticut
Richwood WV postal worker pleads guilty to embezzlement  
I worked in an Amazon warehouse: Bernie Sanders is right to target them
Aripeka Residents Fight to Keep Post Office
Seaside Post Office Bounces Back
PAY DECISION IMPLEMENTATION FOR POSTMASTERS DELAYED
Amazon Said It Wanted to Recruit 'Hundreds' of People to Start Delivery Services. Now Things Have Changed
Big Time
Mailman allegedly steals from parcel, sends lewd photos to victim
‘Paper soaked in loved ones’ tears’: How mail helps Pa. prisoners stay grounded

September 16, 2018
Missing mail mystery in two communities
USPS to Hire Postal Retirees for Holidays
The Postal Inspector Who Took Down America’s First Organized Crime Ring

September 15, 2018
First Responders Come to the Rescue on New Forever Stamp
Nebraska postal worker sentenced for scam to steal mail
Going postal: how Donald Trump is threatening the international mail system
Family's mail not delivered for weeks because road deemed unsafe by postmaster
Emergency suspension to a small town post office: It's frustrating
Postal service advises employees on what to do in an ‘active shooter’ situation
APWU: Clerk Craft Settles 4 National Disputes with USPS
OIG: Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System – Houston District

September 14, 2018
Tampa Mail Handler Indicted For Workers’ Comp Fraud
USPS worker accused of stealing more than 6,000 greeting cards filled with cash, checks
Emergency suspension to a small town post office: “It’s frustrating.”
Massachusetts postal worker arrested after a hit-and-run crash
Florida letter carrier robbed while delivering mail
Mayor slams USPS for removing post office from Washington after 214 years

September 13, 2018
Roof leak forces closure of Denver post office
Robert M. Duncan elected chairman of the USPS board of governors
Mistake sends car into Forest Park post office
Outdated global postal system hurts US manufacturers
Clarksville police continue search for missing USPS master key
FedEx to add 55,000 seasonal workers for holiday shipping peak  |  Goes to six days a week all year
NM post office and solar observatory closed due to mysterious security issue  |  FBI and Black Hawks
How the USPS Uses Data Analytics to Sniff Out Fraud
Congressional Resolution Opposing Postal Privatization Gains Steam
USPS Issues Hurricane Preparedness Information as Hurricane Florence Nears
Canadian Postal Workers Vote In Favour Of Strike Action That Could Start Sept. 26
NALC responds to Hurricane Florence
NALC ballots being mailed
OIG: Local Purchases and Payments – Old National Branch, Atlanta, GA
OIG: Review of Availability of Tier 1 Business Critical Services

September 12, 2018
Canada Post workers overwhelmingly vote in favour of strike mandate
Canada: Postal union tells members to stock up on prescriptions as strike looms
Businesses urge Trump admin. against Postal Service rate hikes
Michigan tailor accused of groping postal workers during uniform fittings
NYC Mailman Throws Packages Into The Street
USPS posts service disruption notices for the Carolinas, Pacific Islands
Post office cleans up, dries out after roof collapses
Kokomo man arrested for attacking postal worker
Postal Service Prepares for Hurricane Florence
At least a dozen postal workers sexually assaulted by a tailor
USPS Service Alerts: Powerful hurricane menaces East Coast
USPS Suspends Mail Deliveries in some Carolinas areas as Hurricane Florence Arrives

September 11, 2018
Patriot Day
September 11, 2001: A Letter Carrier’s Story
The UPU's Extraordinary Congress: Much Ado about Terminal Dues
Jacksonville mailroom worker accused of embezzling $5.4 million in postage stamps
Postal inspectors use GPS tracker in pretend package to take down...
Bats appear to be creating problems at Albuquerque's main post office
Carver mail carrier caught on camera mishandling packages
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks on the 17th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks
OIG: Powering Innovation in Parcel Delivery
OIG: Review of Mixed Delivery and Collection Vehicles Acquisition

September 10, 2018
New internal USPS system to measure urban, rural service performance
Lawmakers call for investigation into Albuquerque post offices
Canada Post strike or lockout possible later this month
'Wrecking crew' stole money orders for months from locked postal boxes
Amazon Thumbs Its Nose at Sustainability, Orders 20,000 Conventional Vans
7 On Your Side Delivers a Refund for Postal Customer
Lawmakers call for investigation of Albuquerque post offices
The Postal Service Wants to Become an Ad Agency
Help Wanted at the Post Office: Be at least 18, or 16 with a high school diploma
PMG Megan J. Brennan - Statement on New Governors, Additional Nominees
Fixing postal pensions doesn't need to cost taxpayers
Don’t force Medicare Part B on postal retirees

September 9, 2018
Winchester Post Office Roof Collapses
Amazon's Massive Distribution Network in One Giant Visualization
New Atascadero Postmaster
First Responders Honored at US Postal Service Stamp Ceremony
USPS seeks 'more aggressive approach' to mitigate chemical plume affecting Great Barrington post office

September 8, 2018
A developer files suit to evict the Postal Service in Milwaukee
Massachusetts postal worker charged with sexually assaulting customer
Massachusetts Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Sending Threatening Letters Containing Suspicious White
Powder
USPS Master Key Stolen In Clarksville TN
Why USPS is the perfect fit for the last mile
New Atascadero Postmaster
Man with buck teeth, yellowed eyes wanted in armed robbery of Detroit USPS driver
Detroit: Suspect tries to hijack USPS truck, robs driver at gunpoint
New USPS Rule Would Limit Marketing Mail to Paper Products Only (No More Merchandise)
Postal Service Dedicating Madonna and Child Forever Stamp
OIG: Attestation Report – Independent Report on Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, and
Supplemental Semiannual Headcount Reporting Submitted to OPM
OIG: Coordination and Optimization Technologies and Postal Applications (PDF)

September 7, 2018
Authorities seeking suspects who robbed postal service worker in Detroit
Second Defendant Sentenced to Federal Prison in Case Involving the Shooting of a U.S. Mail Carrier
$25,000 Reward Offered in Assault of Postal Worker in Downtown Columbia SC
Winters welcomes new postmaster
The Pearson Decision and the Mailbox Rule in the Age of Stamps.com
Sketch released of woman who assaulted postal worker
Residents upset after mail suspended in Montgomery neighborhood
Amazon is 20,000 vans closer to replacing the post office
Sticky tape used to steal mail from inside a postal service collection box
John Lennon Stamp On Sale Now - Postal Service Dedicates Newest Music Icon Stamp
New FEHB Rule on Family Members
Mail carrier accused of stealing mail in Englewood, CO
USPS announces new ‘customer experience’ vice president

September 6, 2018
Union says postal worker understaffing causing mail delays, filthy conditions in Albuquerque PO
Rail mystery: Why did a mail-hauling truck driver not stop for a train on Eau Claire’s north side? That inaction
cost him his life
Postal worker arrested for allegedly stealing mail in Jackson County GA
Mail found discarded in Liberty County wooded area
Another! Mail truck burns in Logan Post Office garage
Woman injured when mail truck topples on US-75
USPS Sorting Mail Following Train vs. Mail Truck
Two Confirmed to USPS Board of Governors
Oppose inclusion of postal reform in year-end legislation
OIG: Using Mail to Build Brands
Mail stolen from Oro Valley, AZ Post Office
The Untold Story of How the National Postal Museum Acquired John Lennon’s Childhood Stamp Album
Proud area postal heritage ends for family after 62 years

September 5, 2018
Amazon Orders 20,000 Mercedes-Benz Vans for New Delivery Service
Train, mail-hauling truck collide on Eau Claire's north side
Nonprofit Mailers Challenge USPS's Regulation Authority
Trump’s silence about post-office report suggests his pricing claims proved false
Postal Service: Suspected mold sickens 2 central Minn. post office employees
Minnesota post office closed to due to health concerns
Direct Mail Is Back, Only This Time It's Better
Atlanta is getting its 35th Postmaster: Here's what she's tasked with
Amazon hits $1 trillion valuation amid Trump attacks
Truck dumps mail into intersection outside Nashville
Fundraising Premiums Targeted by USPS
Congresswoman demands answers about mail thefts and late deliveries
Change of Address Identity Verification Internal Controls
Ninety-one year old Postal Employee marks 66 years with USPS

September 4, 2018
Local Postal Service Problems Continue in Greenburgh NY
Postal union: Albuquerque offices are in shambles with bats, rats
Barriers to sound postal pension risk management
Royal Mail Acquires Canadian Parcel Delivery Company, Dicom Canada
NARFE President: Trump’s wage freeze “shows clear contempt” for workers
Video shows mailman throwing package on porch, angering woman
One final delivery for 48-year postmaster: a post office with his name on it
USPS Issues “Sparkling Holidays” Stamps and Souvenir Sheet
Bentley University Partners with U.S. Postal Service to Train the Next Generation of Direct Mail Marketers

September 3. 2018
Labor Day
Bowlus Post Office Closed Indefinitely Due to Health Concerns
The stamp man cometh: Hoboken installs new postmaster
Mail truck falls into sinkhole in north Jackson
Glenn Retires From USPS
Postal service complaints continue- impacting schools/parents
Federal Workers Brace for New Push on Trump Bid to Curb Unions
NARFE Issues Response to President’s Denial of Federal Employee Pay Raise
NALC: USPS Board of Governors activity in Senate and White House

September 2, 2018
NALC: Federal judge overturning Trump’s anti-union orders is huge win for postal workers
USPS, Greeting Card Association Teams up with new “Mail a Smile” postmark
USPS admits ‘unfortunate error’ in release of Virginia congressional candidate’s CIA security form
APWU: Applications for USPS Holiday Temp Jobs Due Sept. 24
USPS VP retiring September 30

September 1, 2018
Should we kill FERS?
More than 200 National Security Veterans Demand Answers in Response to USPS Release of Former CIA
Officer’s Confidential Information
Sixteen years in prison for Massachusetts postal worker who used a USPS computer for child pornography,
and sexually exploited a child
Senate cancels postal service hearing; Trump's Amazon crusade delayed
Post Office workers honored with Million Mile Club inductions
Beatrice postmaster retiring after 35 years
Mail stolen from USPS boxes in Connecticut town
NY: "Totally disabled" ex-postal worker caught running flea markets up to 60 hours a week
You Won't Believe How Much China Cheats the USPS on Shipping Costs
Trump moves toward public report on Postal Service overhaul by year's end
OIG: Review of Perimeter Firewalls

August 31, 2018
No good deed goes unpunished: PA letter carrier faces discipline for rescuing elderly customer
Charlotte postal workers say they face racism, harassment
Meet the man behind the junk mail statue at the post office
Postal Service Improperly Divulged Former CIA Operative’s Sensitive National Security File, and Asks for It
Back
Trump Just Canceled Pay Raises for 1.9 Million Federal Workers
Another Mercury Leak! Mercury leaks inside postal vehicle in James City Co. neighborhood
Lightfoot neighborhood locked down
USPS: Engaged Employees Provide the Best Customer Experience
OIG: Local Purchases and Payments – Marietta, OH, Post Office

August 30. 2018
Trump orders postal privatization plans kept secret until after midterm elections
Georgia: Former postal employee arrested for burglarizing post office
Alabama Letter Carrier Indicted in a Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme
Working during a heat wave: How the pros in NJ keep cool
Parcel volumes are soaring in 13 countries, but shippers pay most in the US
Feds: Atco letter carrier gassed up his car with Postal Service credit card
In An Unprecedented Move, The US Postal Service Released A Former CIA Officer’s Security Application To A
Republican Group
VIDEO: FedEx Ground? More like FedEx Air
Craig Simmons is officer in charge at Idyllwild Post Office
Robert Laurio celebrates 50 years with the USPS
Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan Statement on Confirmation of Nominees to the Postal Service Board of
Governors

August 29, 2018
‘Sparkling Holidays’ stamps coming October 11
USPS's Flats Sequencing System Comes Under Scrutiny
Chicago developer plans to evict Postal Service from downtown Milwaukee building
New USPS regulation on handling of overweight items
159 Post Offices to Close in Ireland
Eastern Kentucky man to serve on Postal Service board
"Can I have a Big Mac with my parcel please?"
USPS Customer Service Center Needs to Improve Customer Service, Says IG
USPS Proposal Could Impact Nonprofit Premiums
Sick child’s mail request goes viral
5 facts about Labor Day  
Senate confirms two USPS Governors, Trump nominates two more
Planning to Retire – Social Security Reductions for CSRS Retirees

August 28, 2018
Round Global Poinsettia Forever stamp now available at post offices and online
Swedish post office insists on getting dog's signature for package
Kansas: Post Office Supervisor Sentenced for Theft of Mail
Kidnapping suspect crashes at Tupelo post office
Mail continues to vanish from Englewood post office
Residents concerned after bin of abandoned mail left outside apartment complex
VIDEO: What the mailman really wants to say to people
USPS employees invited to audition for ads
Kansas Post Office Supervisor Sentenced for Theft of Mail
Flags at Half Mask: Presidential Proclamation on the Death of Senator John Sidney McCain III
UPMA Pays Tribute to Sen. John S. McCain
Trump calls for Chinese seller postal subsidies to cease
Mercury spilled at USPS building in Norfolk; Mail delivery not suspended
President Trump expresses outrage over illegal drug shipments
OIG: Getting to the Core With Data Analytics

August 27, 2018
USPS reverses itself on honoring Senator McCain, won't lower flags in his honor
Hawaii post offices reopen after hurricane
Residents, businesspeople unload mail complaints at Town Hall
President Trump Tackles Cheap Postage for Foreign Sellers
History of Postcards - Part 2
U. S. Postal Service Appreciates President Trump's Efforts To Ensure Fair Compensation To USPS For Delivery
Of International Mail
Most Hawaii Post Offices Will Deliver Mail After Exit Of Hurricane Lane
'Shockingly Easy' To Order Deadly Fentanyl In Mail: Lawmakers

August 26, 2018
Armed with smartphones and biometric scanners, the postman leads India Post's banking push
Post office facing stiff competition from mobile banking
Hackensack Carriers Earn Million Mile Safe Driving Awards
Robeson County postal worker shot while walking up to home
Judge deals blow to Trump effort to overhaul bureaucracy
USPS delivers mail Sunday after Tropical Storm Lane
John McCain dead at 81

August 25, 2018
AFGE: Democracy Wins as Court Strikes Down Trump’s Anti-Worker Executive Order
Montana postal worker found guilty of mail tampering
Rockaways Residents Demand To Know Where Their Mail Is
U.S. calls foreign mail system unfair in surprise win for Amazon
How a Postal Inspector Brought the Mafia to Justice
Historic Strike of Memphis Sanitation Workers Inspires APWU
USPS First Responders stamp honors those who serve
New Secure, Smart Mailbox is USPS Certified
PRC Chairman Responds to Trump Memorandum on UPU

August 24, 2018
Richmond police announced Friday the arrest of a juvenile male in the armed robbery of a U.S. Postal Service
carrier.
Trump Seeks Changes in the International Postal Rate System
Rhode Island postal worker accused of exposing himself inside woman’s home, report says
Charges: Postal employee fired shots at Minneapolis Fed building
Postal Service Prepares to Splash Out Big Bucks for Mail Trucks
Former postal worker in Worcester stole as much as $82,000 in stamps
Rockaways Residents Wonder Aloud: Where's My Mail?!?
Richmond: $5,000 Reward Offered After Gunman Robs Mail Carrier
Brown recluse spiders close USPS office
Hot Wheels zoom into Post Offices Sept. 29
Don’t force retirees to rescue Postal Service
House Anti-Privatization Resolution Picks Up Support; Status of Presidential Postal Task Force Report
Unknown
OIG: Local Purchases and Payments - Otisville, MI, Main Post Office (PDF)

August 23, 2018
Fed up: Neighbors say they’ve been receiving wrong mail for years
Hurricane Lane Impacts USPS Operations in Hawaii
Amazon could be worth $2.5 trillion by 2024, analyst says
Booz Allen wins $1B contract to protect NASA, USPS and Treasury networks
North Canton Post Office riling residents with closure
Over 50 fall ill during rural carriers' convention in Grand Rapids
At least 100 ill after convention in GR
Former Montana postal employee found guilty of mail tampering
Martinez, CA residents take complaints about postal service to city council
USPS Awards Matheson Postal Services New Large Transportation Contract
Warren Committeewoman Carolann Garafola and Congressman Leonard Lance Tackle Warren Postal Issues
Judge orders $1.2M payback in Lance Armstrong fraud case

August 22, 2018
Alabama postal carrier pleads guilty to not delivering mail
Boom in delivery drivers brings convenience, challenges
Thousands Gather To Oppose Trump’s Plan To Privatize The Postal Service
Postal Workers launch campaign against anticipated Trump privatization scheme
Mailman helped save Kentucky business (and 3 dogs) from being consumed by fire
Denver postmaster out on the streets looking for help
A 30-year reign in 55108
Moving historic post office building in Seaside, Florida fails (VIDEO)
Trump accuses China of sending opioids through Postal Service
Want to be a postal worker? USPS is hiring 1,000 of them
Update on the Presidential Postal Task Force
USPS Financial results discussed in video

August 21, 2018
Mail mysteriously stopped showing up for nearly 3 weeks in this Syracuse neighborhood
U.S. Postal Service opens huge sorting facility in Springdale
Trump calls for ending fentanyl shipments through postal system

August 20, 2018
Mailing cookies is sweet, but the postal price tag's a little too sour
More Brazos County residents experiencing mail issues
Wanted survivalist goes on the lam with rural mail carrier vehicle
The post office once packed a political punch
14 Postal Employees Were Shot and Killed Today In 1986
USPS Honors John Lennon with New Commemorative Forever Stamp
OIG: Improving the Customer Experience with USPS Customer Care Centers
Magic sheet errors and freaks

August 19, 2018
Big as 30 football fields and providing 2,000 jobs. That's N.J.'s new Amazon center
Independent Community Bankers Urges Treasury Department to Oppose Postal Banking Expansion
USPS parcel growth slows as Amazon self-delivers more

August 18, 2018
Colorado mail carrier investigated for mail theft
An Appreciation For An Old Friend: Direct Mail
Cypress Hills residents say mail has gone undelivered for weeks
Kansas: Mail carrier finds boa constrictor on Overland Park porch
California fires, Hawaii volcano disrupting postal operations
USPS looking for short-term staff ahead of holidays
Postal Service to Ask Justice Dept. to Intervene in Fight to Ban Employees From Taking Time Off to Campaign
Motorcyclist in critical condition following crash with USPS delivery truck near Muskegon

August 17, 2018
Can Lockers Help the Postal Service Get Hip?
Video shows Long Island postal worker roughly handling packages
Tupelo police sued after police pursuit ends with crash with mail truck
Are We Asking the Wrong Questions About Magazines? Linda Thomas Brooks Thinks So
Watchdog says Royal Mail’s redirection service unfairly penalises unmarried couples and spouses who keep
their own names
Louisiana residents complain of delayed or no mail delivery
Trial set for suspect in Woodland postal-truck carjacking
USPS Must Rescind Its Ban on Employees Taking Leave to Campaign for Union-Backed Candidates
Amazon rolls out branded delivery vans in Austin
South Brazos County residents experiencing mail problems
USPS OIG: Mail Delivery Issues - Cimarron Hills Station, Colorado Springs

August 16, 2018
Mississippi couple’s mail hijacked; frustrated with post office
South Carolina postal worker charged with mail theft
USPS announces Hot Wheels Forever stamps
Post Offices Are Swamped; Customers Wait
Tons of Mail Reach the West Bank, 8 Years Late
Chatham Post Office Hosts Open House Seeking Employees
Chappy residents disgruntled with mail delivery
Downtown Napa's 'emergency' post office to become permanent
The fate of the Postal Service lays in millennials' hands
OIG: Does MODS Work Hour and Mail Volume Data Accurately Reflect Work Performed?

August 15, 2018
Former Wichita mail carrier charged for not delivering mail
Trump-Amazon feud shadows critical Postal Service report
Downtown Napa's 'emergency' post office to become permanent
Three-hour wait on USPS customer service number
USPS OIG: Employee Issues at the Dickinson, North Dakota Post Office
Postal Inspectors Are Doing a Good Job
Not a drive-thru: Vehicle hits Hawthorne post office
Lake Wylie community fears missing mail has been stolen

August 14, 2018
U.S. Postal Service officials remain quiet on issues behind Muscle Shoals’ office closure
Texas Mail Processing Facility Remains Closed Six Days After Hazmat Spill
'It's ridiculous:' Gaston builder frustrated with mail delivery
OIG Says FSS Comes up Short

August 13, 2018
Pa.’s absentee-ballot problem: Votes come in late because of tight deadlines
Thieves breaking into blue mail collection boxes across Denver
USPS Stops Giving Publicity to Overseas Stamp Dealers
Arizona, Oklahoma pen pals finally meet after 48 years of correspondence
Red United States Air Mail Stamp Continues the Flight
Ohio Postal Inspectors Play Detective Alongside DEA In Finding Shipments Of Opioids
Missouri’s senior senator and her GOP opponent in November both oppose privatizing the United States
Postal Service
How a Federal Employee Can Destroy a Career
eBay Shipping Calculator Flaw Leads to Exorbitant Bills
Helena Post Office wins national award for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

August 12, 2018
Second Postal Carrier Sentenced Prison for Delivering Marijuana Packages to Drug Dealers
Woman injured as car rolls into post office

August 11, 2018
East Texas mail service at a standstill
Can Feds Counter-Protest the White Supremacists in D.C. Without Violating the Hatch Act?
NALC Branch 725 First Scholarship Awarded
Colorado Springs gets first female postmaster
East Texas mail service at a standstill due to Coppell closing
Four gallons of mercury spilled
Seventh and Final COLA under the 2015 APWU Contract Agreement Announced
Senate committee to shed light on White House Postal Task Force recommendations
NALC: Fifth COLA set at $645
NPMHU: National Parties Agree to Questions and Answers for the Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding
Updating the Rl-399 Dispute Resolution Procedures

August 10, 2018
The Mysterious Pink USPS Mailboxes in Palm Springs
Postal service contractor in Asheville NC admit months of mail theft
Postal Employee Nearly Stabbed Attempting To Stop Hit-And-Run Driver In Stamford, Police Say
USPS contractor pleads guilty after months of mail theft in and around Asheville
Mercury Spill at Coppell USPS Center Halts Mail Service
Dragons Stamps Arriving at a Post Office Near You
Postal Service updates the status of post offices under emergency suspension
USPS fears package growth slowdown ahead of Postal Task Force report

August 9, 2018
U.S. Postal Service reports third quarter 2018 results: revenue and packages up, letters down
USPS “task force” has recommendations ready for Trump- once he gets back from his latest golf vacation
APWU Arbitration Award Restores Rules for Employees Using Leave Without Pay to Campaign
D.C. Circuit Court rejects UPS request for a rehearing on USPS costing case
Several USPS Mail Collection Boxes Painted Pink
Stamps.com stock falls after USPS requests to renegotiate key arrangement
NPMHU: Unions Prevail in Hatch Act Arbitration Concerning Use of Union LWOP for Political Activities
U.S. Postal Inspector: Mail carrier not responsible for shooting on Cleveland’s East Side

August 8, 2018
Opinion: Don’t let the postal service kill e-commerce
Columbus OH: USPS worker allegedly calls gay men homophobic slur
Future of USPS, Vital to Ecommerce, to Be Determined
You Ask, We Investigate: USPS Carrier Knocks Down Mailbox, Customer Wants Answers
D.C. Circuit Court rejects UPS request for a rehearing on USPS costing case
Local Post Office workers celebrate 30 plus years
Robot vs man in the last mile
Mail carriers return to flea-infested Rosemont neighborhood
USPS adds more parcel lockers
The Art of Magic Appears on Postage
Stark County mail hauler stole almost $2 million from Postal Service, authorities say
Woman pleads to theft of postal money orders
Missouri voters defeat GOP-backed ‘right to work’ law, in victory for unions, Associated Press projects

August 7, 2018
Ohio postal worker indicted for causing manhunt of fake suspect
USPS: Carriers to wear flea repellent for deliveries in Sacramento County neighborhood
Vehicle crashes into Telferner TX post office
Tree crashes onto mail truck, postal worker still delivers packages
The Postal Task Force Cometh: What to Expect
Trump’s privatization plan would destroy the Postal Service

August 6, 2018
Why Amazon And Rival Retailers Are Uniting To Defend The USPS
General Dynamics Books $467M Postal Service IT Job
USPS releases info to residents after mail destroyed by fire
USPS Maintenance Problems Go All the Way Up to the Roof, IG Says
The USPS Just Profiled Millennials, Then Made This Goofy Picture of Them
Israel to Privatize National Postal Company
PSEs for the USPS Health Benefits Plan
Senate Fails to Hold Vote on Heitkamp-Moran Postal Amendment
Two Charged with Stealing Packages and Mail from Apartment Buildings in Pittsburgh
Chatham Township Resident Receives Surprise Sunday Mail Delivery; Mail Truck Hits Fairmount Avenue Home

August 5, 2018
Deutsche Bank "Breaks Through the Noise" on Amazon and the Post Office
Why Amazon, Rival Retailers Are Uniting Over U.S. Postal Service
Prevent Heat Illness — Know the Signs and Act
ASM Revision: Firearms Possession

August 4, 2018
Trump tax law provision benefits Amazon, not letter carriers
A New UPS Union Contract Shows How Online Shopping Is Dragging Down Delivery Jobs
USPS OIG Report: Timecard Adjustments in the Greater Boston District
Certain Boston USPS offices under audit for alleged timecard manipulations
PHOTO: Komodo Dragon Found in Mail
Georgia postal worker named in extortion, threat arrest
Postal Worker Reunited with Girl He Rescued from Human Trafficking

August 3, 2018
How did postal worker, friends pull off $100K money order scheme?
GAO: Postal Service Lacks Funds to Cover Its Future Expenses
USPS suspends mail from Lake Arbor apartments
Postal Worker Saves 16-Year-Old From Sex Traffickers In Sacramento
Three Sacramento Airport Workers Indicted for Mail Theft Conspiracy
Postal Employee Charged with Taking $100 from Greeting Cards
Postal Employee Charged with Mail Theft
Somebody order a hero? N.J. mail carrier honored for saving a man's life
Philadelphia Postal Employee Ordered to be Removed for Violating Hatch Act
That's one cool Wellesley postal worker
Amazon hit with fine in Italy for unauthorized postal services
NALC Grievance On Delayed CCA Backpay Resolved

August 2, 2018
A Magical Illusion on a Postage Stamp
NALC: Interpretive dispute on CCA Holidays settled, eligible CCAs to receive retroactive holiday pay
The miracle of the United States Postal Service
NALC: Step credit for former TEs to be recalculated
New Coalition Aims to Promote and Sustain Reliable, Affordable Postal Package Delivery Services
Tornquist calls it a career
New Parcel Coalition Desires To Promote and Sustain  Affordable Postal Delivery and Services
USPS Announces Franked Mail pre-election ban in effect
OIG: Marketing Mail Letters Workshare Discounts

August 1, 2018
WFPD: Woman assaults mail carrier with change, dog bowl
Suspect dressed as postal worker shoots man twice in the leg
Open mailbox mystery in Avalon Park
Postal worker suffers dog attack
PMG and CFO To Host Media Call on USPS FY 2018 Q3 Results Aug. 9
USPS announces results of the latest Postal Pulse survey
Amazon’s Stranglehold:  How the Company’s Tightening Grip Is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and
Threatening Communities (PDF)
OIG: U.S. Postal Service Roofing Preventive Maintenance Program

July 31, 2018
Florida: Mail Burns As Rural Mail Carrier’s Vehicle Destroyed By Fire
Failed Sequencing System: No Wonder USPS Still Hasn't Fixed the FSS
Caught-On-Camera: USPS Driver Sprays Dog With Pepper Spray Before Driving Off
NALC: Promotion Pay and Hold in Place dispute settled
NALC: CCAs with 30 months to be converted to career
APWU: New Benefits Secured for Postal Support Employees (PSEs)
Residents: Rat infestation is so bad, postal workers refuse to deliver
OIG: Millennials and Mail
The fleas are gone and now the mail is being delivered
Accidents at Amazon: workers left to suffer
Postal worker hit by vehicle

July 30, 2018
Walmart discovers why the 'last mile' is the hardest
The Rise of the Last-Mile Exchange
Former postal worker must repay $100,000 in stolen money orders
Postal Hub Podcast Episode 121: Privatisation of the US Postal Service
Postal union protests police killing of letter carrier
Boxes Instead of a Post Office for Winton
Japan looks to post offices to keep rural areas alive
Postal Service hosting job fair in Indy
Postal Service Won’t Be Privatized, But Needs Some ‘Art of the Deal’

July 29, 2018
Houston area residents upset over mail delivery delays
An Amazon puzzle: How many parcels does it ship, how much does it cost, and who delivers what share?
Out for delivery: Former Marion mail carrier runs rooftop bar tours
Las Cruces girl collects water for postal workers
Postal family’s dreams have come true at Field of Dreams Blueberries

July 28, 2018
Valley News - Police: Delivery Truck Crash Destroys Packages in S. Royalton VT
USPS Employee, Half-Brother Charged in California Postal Truck Robbery
Effort underway to rename post office after Jimi Hendrix
Veterans' families upset over hike in shipping costs
USPS swears in new Burbank postmaster
Mail delivery issues continue in parts of Orleans, Jefferson
World War I: Turning the Tide Forever Stamp
$5,000 reward offered in Marshfield, WI mail truck arson case
NALC Participates in Capitol Hill Briefing Opposing Postal Privatization
Closing the postal drug pipeline would aid opioid fight

July 27, 2018
They deliver in snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night. But on this Camden street, fleas have chased away the
mail carriers.
Amazon Continues Profit Streak
New Orleans Woman Sentenced for Assaulting Postal Worker
UPS Sees Growth Driven by Higher Pricing, E-commerce Demand
Another Postal truck burns in classic fashion, but authorities suspect arson!?
USPS promises better delivery services after Houston area complaints
Portland Rally to Save Postal and Public Services July 26th
USPS OIG Audit Report: Executive Bonuses 2017
Edgartown Post Office exasperates Islanders  
Amid a hiring freeze, subpar postal service continues
Capital Metro FSS Report Cast Doubt on Entire Program
AIRMAIL CREATES AN INDUSTRY: The Strike
Fayetteville NC mom out 300 ounces of breastmilk after USPS destroyed it  

July 26, 2016
Edgartown Post Office exasperates Islanders
Kingwood TX residents say mail thief is stealing birthday cash, checks
OIG investigating racist threat at Sedalia MO Post Office
USPS Employees reminded of Hatch Act rules
Dragons descend on Post Offices Aug. 9
Stamp to honor those who served in WWI
Ex-soccer star who aided postal worker shooter pleads guilty
OIG: How can the Postal Service put its excess space to good use?
OIG: No Sale Transactions – Brooklyn, NY, New Lots Station

July 25, 2018
USPS announces 2018 holiday stamps
What I Learned as a U.S. Postal Service Mail Carrier
Mail truck flipped in Georgia wreck
California mail carrier who died on 117-degree day remembered
Former South Jersey mailman sentenced to home confinement, ordered to pay back stolen postal money
German post office delivers electric car surprise
Santa Claus' Main Post Office
Baton Rouge residents report mail in storm drain
APWU: Major Victory for Expanded Postal Services
Southport Loses Their Beloved Postmaster, Now the Post Office is Closing
NY Congressman releases report of USPS facilities following numerous complaints from constituents
Postmaster General addresses hot weather safety, other matters

July 24, 2018
Postal Service to double capital spending over next decade- Auditors at the Government Accountability Office
wonder where will the money come from?
6-year-old injured when struck by U.S. Postal Service vehicle
Inside Flex—Amazon’s Army Of Everyday Delivery People
Residents cry foul after U.S. Postal Service stops delivering mail to NY neighborhood
Major Victory For Expanded Postal Services
Posten Norge to develop autonomous parcel delivery robot
U.N. pane of stamps raises awareness about human trafficking

July 23, 2018
Friday Convention Chronicle
Bala Cynwyd, PA Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Federal Prison for Bribing Postal Workers to Deliver
Marijuana
Seeking to divert attention from corruption and foreign policy blunders, Trump again attacks Amazon/USPS
Postmasters\EAS Pay Package through Fiscal Year 2019
Royal Mail pay scandal shows that the privatisation money trough is still open for greedy bosses
Open Augusta, Maine mailboxes cause concern
Postal worker returns to hospital after dog bites become infected
Trump is doubling down on his claims Amazon using USPS as a 'delivery boy'
Denver: Desperate USPS sending volunteers dressed in sandwich boards to advertise 200 vacant positions
Postal Service confirms identity of employee struck and killed outside office
USPS Executives to Speak on Returns Solutions

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
Postal service confirms identity of employee struck and killed outside Culpeper VA post office
Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star Comment
Riverside recycling executives sentenced to prison in scheme involving stolen U.S. Postal Service pallets

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


POSTAL FACTS: August 10th, 2018

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









USPS fears package growth slowdown
ahead of Postal Task Force report
(Federal News Radio)

Coverage of the USPS Q3 Report,
impending Postal Task Force report and
confirmations for the Board of Governors.

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Postal Service reports $1.5B quarterly loss
(WTOP Radio)

Coverage of the USPS Q3 Report and
associated trends.

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Postal Service Loses $1.5B in Third Quarter
Despite Growing Revenue
(Goverment Executive)

Coverage of the USPS Q3 Report, rising
revenue and need for policy fixes.

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USPS blames financial instability on
government
(Fox Business)

Coverage of the USPS Q3 Report and need
for policy fixes.

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Postal Service Only Loses $1.5 Billion in Q3
(Fedsmith)

Coverage of the USPS Q3 Report and Postal
Reform.

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TOP NEWS STORIES

USPS Realizes Just 1/20th of Projected Savings From Network Realignment

10.18.2018 -
GovExec reports: "Postal management told its regulatory body it would save $1.6 billion in fiscal years 2016 and
2017 by eliminating overnight delivery of regular, first-class mail and pushing back some of its two-day delivery to a three-day
window, but the mailing agency's inspector general found it did not even come close to reaching that estimate. USPS instead
saw about $90 million in savings, about one-twentieth of its estimate." -
USPS OIG Report

Trump administration moves to stop subsidizing Chinese mail

10.17.2018 -
CNN reports: "On Wednesday, US officials will initiate a withdrawal process from the UPU, which was established in
1874 and has 192 member countries. The process to withdraw will take at least a year, and the administration intends to
negotiate new rates with the group during that time. Under the current rules, the UPU sets lower rates for developing
countries. It makes it possible to mail a package from Beijing to New York for less than it costs to send it from San Francisco to
New York, for example." -
Bloomberg: Trump is Right - China Regrets - Trump is trying to screw up your cheap international
shipping - UPU Statement - USPS Praises Trump's Move

Former NALC Vice President Hutchins has died

10.17.2018 -
NALC reports: Former NALC Vice President Lawrence “Larry” G. Hutchins Sr. died on Oct. 9. He was 87.

Missing: Letter Carrier Kierra Coles 27 y/o Female

10.16.2018 -
NALC reports: Kierra Coles is a Letter Carrier for the USPS. She is 27 years old, 5'4" and 125 pounds, with a tattoo
of a heart on her right hand, and another that says 'lucky libra' on her back.

Statement: U.S. Mail: Not For Sale Nationwide Rallies

10.15.2018 -
NALC reports: Statement from President Fredric Rolando, NALC

Richmond postal workers push for earlier workday

10.14.2018 -
WRIC reports: "Employees tell 8News, right now they begin their day at 9 a.m., forcing them to deliver mail after the
sun sets. "And the carriers are going to be out there in the dark," said USPS employee Robin Richardson. "And we're looking,
we're basically out here demonstrating for the safety and the customers. The customers don't want to get their mail this late
and we don't want to be out there this late."

NALC national elections

10.11.2018 -
NALC reports: The National Election Committee, appointed at the Detroit National Convention to conduct the
election of national officers for NALC for four-year terms, has announced the results.

Branch Officers Training set for Jan. 7-10 in Orlando, FL

10.10.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine has announced that Branch Officers Training will be held
January 7-10, 2019, in Orlando, FL.

NALC responds to Hurricane Michael

Helping to account for each other's needs is the beginning point for assistance.

10.9.2018 -
NALC reports: USPS Set to Run Out of Postal Retiree Health Care Funding in 12 Years

10.03.2018 -
GovExec reports: "The USPS will run out of money to pay for its retirees' health care in 12 years if Congress does
not take action to address the funding shortfall, according to a new audit of the benefit program. Funding for former postal
employees has long been a sticking point in the fight to get the mailing agency's finances back on firmer footing, and for the
last 10 years USPS has faced a requirement to prefund the benefit for future retirees."

H. Res. 993 reaches 219 cosponsors

10.3.2018 -
NALC reports: A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives has cosponsored House Resolution 993.

U.S. Mail: Not for Sale rallies being organized

9.28.2018 -
NALC reports: The list of rally locations is being updated daily. Please see if a rally is planned near you and sign up
to attend.

Dozens of Senators Push Measure to Block Trump's USPS Privatization Plan

9.20.2018 -
GovExec reports: "A bipartisan group of senators representing more than one-quarter of the upper chamber this
week put forward a measure to block the Trump administration from moving forward with its plans to privatize the U.S. Postal
Service. The resolution (S.Res. 633) follows a companion in the House introduced this summer with 190 signatures from
members of both parties, including more than three dozen Republicans."

Senate resolution introduced on USPS privatization

9.20.2018 -
NALC reports: A bipartisan group of senators introduced a Senate Resolution (S. Res. 633) 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.

What to do if you do not receive an NALC ballot

9.12.2018 -
NALC reports: If you are eligible to vote and do not receive a ballot by Friday, Sept. 21, or if you have spoiled your
ballot or need another ballot for any reason, you must notify a branch officer to request a duplicate ballot.

NALC responds to Hurricane Florence

9.12.2018 -
NALC reports: Helping to account for each other's needs is the beginning point for assistance.

NALC ballots being mailed

9.12.2018 -
NALC reports: Ballots are currently being prepared, inserted and mailed. All ballots are expected to be mailed by
September 14.

Amazon is 20,000 vans closer to replacing the post office

9.06.2018 -
CNNMoney reports: "We've been really blown away by the number of people who approached us," Amazon's Dave
Clark told CNNMoney. "We expected a lot of interest but the sheer volume -- the tens of thousands of people who actually
went all the way through the process to make themselves eligible for the program -- has been really humbling." The influx of
applications pushed Amazon to accelerate and expand its plans by ordering 20,000 Sprinter vans from Mercedes-Benz." -
"Bad
news for the already struggling post office"

USPS Board of Governors activity in Senate and White House

8.30.2018 -
NALC reports: On August 28, 2018, the Senate confirmed the nominations of David Williams (D) and Robert Duncan
(R) to serve as members of the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors, each for one term.

Federal judge overturns Trump administration’s anti-federal union orders

8.28.2018 -
NALC reports: On Saturday, a federal judge invalidated key provisions in three executive orders the Trump
administration issued in May, which had made it easier for agencies to fire federal workers and placed strict limits on union
activities.

President Trump sets goals on international pricing/customs at UPU Congress

8.28.2018 -
NALC reports: The memorandum calls to improve the “terminal dues,” the fees postal operators charge for
delivering mail from other operators (e.g., the Royal Mail of the U.K. or China Post), and to negotiate changes in customs
procedures for postal shipments.

NALC Statement on USPS Q3 Financial Report for FY 2018

8.10.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the release of the U.S. Postal Service’s financial
statement for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, covering the months of April, May and June of 2018.

USPS Reports $1.5B Loss, Growth in Package Volume and Revenue

8.09.2018 -
USPS reports: "First-Class Mail revenue declined by $134 million, or 2.2 percent, and Marketing Mail revenue
increased by $63 million, or 1.6 percent. Total mail volume declined by a combined 397 million pieces, or 1.2 percent, compared
to the same quarter last year. Shipping and Packages revenue increased by $475 million, or 10.2 percent, on volume growth of
102 million pieces, or 7.5 percent." -
Post Office Losses Narrow to $1.5B, While Revenue Rises

National Arbitration Award Issued on August 6th

8.09.2018 -
NALC reports: In an award issued on August 6, 2018, national arbitrator Stephen Goldberg vacated the Postal
Service’s unilateral changes to certain provisions of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual.

Vote NO on Prop A

8.07.2018 -
NALC reports: Today in Missouri, a significant vote on Proposition A is taking place at the voting booth.

Branch Officers Training set for Sept. 17-20 in Minneapolis

8.03.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine has announced that Branch Officers Training will be held
September 17-20 in Minneapolis.

Step credit for former TEs to be recalculated

8.01.2018 -
NALC reports: USPS has agreed to recalculate eligible employees’ TE service by dividing their total TE days by 360.

Grievance on delayed CCA backpay resolved

8.01.2018 -
NALC reports: The parties have settled a national-level grievance on the delay in retroactive payment to certain city
carrier assistants following ratification

Interpretive dispute on CCA Holidays settled, eligible CCAs to receive retroactive holiday pay

7.31.2018 -
NALC reports: The parties agreed that eligible CCAs will receive holiday pay for holidays after the first wage
increases under the terms of the 2016-2019 National Agreement.

Promotion Pay and Hold in Place dispute settled

7.30.2018 -
NALC reports: This settlement (M-01893) lifts the hold in place instituted by USPS.

In all offices, CCAs who have at least 30 months of relative standing on 9/1 to be converted to career status

7.30.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC and USPS have settled a national level grievance regarding CCAs hired over the contractual
caps.

Capital Metro Area FSS Report Cast Doubt on Entire Program

7.27.2018 -
PostalMag.com reports: "It is unclear whether processing flats on FSS is actually more cost-efficient than using
AFSM. The Postal Service does not have any current studies or analyses to establish the financial benefit or workhour savings
achieved when flats mail is processed on the FSS instead of the AFSM. Processing flats mail on AFSM machines and having
the carriers manually sequence the flats may be less expensive than processing flats using FSS machines."

NALC Participates in Capitol Hill Briefing Opposing Postal Privatization

7.27.2018 -
NALC reports: NALC Executive Vice President, Brian Renfroe, participated in a briefing panel on Capitol Hill hosted
by A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service, opposing postal privatization.

Unanimous Resolution Against USPS Privatization

7.27.2018 -
NALC reports: A resolution was unanimously passed by the AFL-CIO executive council on July 26th, condemning
Postal Service Privatization

The NALC Guide to Identifying Intentional False Editing of Clock Rings available online

7.27.2018 -
NALC reports: The NALC Guide to Identifying Intentional False Editing of Clock Rings was created to assist union
representatives when investigating grievances concerning clock ring edits that impact letter carriers’ pay.

Election Committee Appointed

7.24.2018 -
NALC reports: President Fredric Rolando appointed a National Election Committee to oversee the conduct of the
2018 election of national officers.

Friday Convention Chronicle

7.23.2018 -
NALC reports: On the closing day of the 71st biennial convention, speakers from both sides of the political aisle
energized the delegates meeting in Detroit as they prepared for the return to their cities and branches.

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