POSTAL NEWS

2 Flint postal workers charged in federal drug trafficking investigation

2 Flint postal workers charged in federal drug trafficking investigation

FLINT, MI – Two Flint Post Office employees were members of a drug trafficking organization that would send packages containing cocaine to the Flint area, where the employees would hand them off, according to a federal affidavit ...
USPS trucking contractor Matheson files for bankruptcy

USPS trucking contractor Matheson files for bankruptcy

A California-based trucking and logistics company, which contracts with the U.S. Postal Service to haul mail, recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy ...
OSHA’s Heat Illness National Emphasis Program and Its Impact on Employers

OSHA’s Heat Illness National Emphasis Program and Its Impact on Employers

As summer weather is upon us, Federal OSHA is in the midst of an effort to promulgate a heat illness regulation while simultaneously starting a national emphasis program around heat illness ...
USPS, museum seek pandemic artifacts

USPS, museum seek pandemic artifacts

The USPS Historian’s Office and the National Postal Museum in Washington, DC, are looking for artifacts to help tell the story of how the Postal Service continued to deliver during the coronavirus pandemic ...
Why the U.S. Postal Service Shouldn’t Have to Deliver an Electric Vehicle Boondoggle

Why the U.S. Postal Service Shouldn’t Have to Deliver an Electric Vehicle Boondoggle

In terms of USPS purchasing power, it is noteworthy that electric vehicles, on average, cost $13,000 more than typical combustion vehicles, prompting important questions about how many years or decades it may take USPS to see a return on investment.  ...
A sorter made to order

A sorter made to order

The new sorter allows for expedited mail receipt, offers the latest in federal international mail compliance and improves productivity and processing of all inbound international mail at the Los Angeles airport, said Prescott Bellaire, technology acquisition program manager ...
Postal Service agrees to provide more transparency during election season

Postal Service agrees to provide more transparency during election season

Pennsylvania led five other states and the District of Columbia in the lawsuit. The settlement is similar to how USPS resolved another lawsuit led by the NAACP and Public Citizen ...
USPS Accused of Illegally Prioritizing Amazon Packages

USPS Accused of Illegally Prioritizing Amazon Packages

News coming out from the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) alleges that managers at specific USPS locations are instructing workers to prioritize Amazon packages over other mail, which would be illegal ...
Activists push Louis DeJoy to hand over secret documents

Activists push Louis DeJoy to hand over secret documents

A pair of green groups on Thursday appealed the U.S. Postal Service's rejection of a Freedom of Information Act request seeking to uncover details about the mail agency's contract to purchase more than 160,000 new delivery trucks, 90% of which are expected to be gas-powered ...
Election Mail, Political Mail reminder

Election Mail, Political Mail reminder

The Postal Service wants employees to remember the differences between Election Mail and Political Mail ...
94 Percent First-Class Mail, 95 Percent Marketing Mail Delivered On-Time in First Week of May

94 Percent First-Class Mail, 95 Percent Marketing Mail Delivered On-Time in First Week of May

WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics showing strong performance across all mail categories for the first five weeks of the fiscal third quarter ...
Women’s Rowing Commemorated on Stamps

Women’s Rowing Commemorated on Stamps

PHILADELPHIA — In celebration of women and their advancement in the sport of competitive rowing, the U.S. Postal Service issued a pane of 20 Women’s Rowing Forever stamps today ...
US Postal Service introduces parcel volume pricing

US Postal Service introduces parcel volume pricing

Customers sending small, dense and heavy packages will be charged less under the scheme while those who send parcels that take up more space in vehicles and warehousing will be charged more ...
APWU Says It's time for Medicare for All

APWU Says It’s time for Medicare for All

While postal workers already enjoy quality health insurance, the APWU believes that a single-payer system like Medicare for All would benefit not only the uninsured, but postal workers as well ...
Pascrell Calls on New Postal Board Members to Finally Fire DeJoy

Pascrell Calls on New Postal Board Members to Finally Fire DeJoy

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised the Senate confirmation of Dan Tangherlini and Derek Kan to the United States Postal Service (USPS) board of governors ...
Now you can order a third round of free test kits from COVIDTests.gov

Now you can order a third round of free test kits from COVIDTests.gov

The US Postal Service has updated its free at-home COVID-19 test webpage, indicating that citizens can now place an order for a third round of government-provided rapid tests. Compared to previous rounds, you’ll be sent double the number of tests — eight instead of four ...
Postal workers go into debt when managers claim they were overpaid

Postal workers go into debt when managers claim they were overpaid

Aniisha Sarkissian said she quit her job delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service because managers wouldn’t pay her for all the hours she worked. Years later the agency told her it was the reverse: that she was overpaid and owed the Postal Service more than $400 ...
USPS board’s governors now mostly Biden picks following latest Senate confirmations

USPS board’s governors now mostly Biden picks following latest Senate confirmations

The Postal Service is adding new members to its board at a time when the agency is looking to implement sweeping reforms and advance one of the largest acquisitions of vehicles in the federal government ...
Las Vegas postal carrier robbed

Las Vegas postal carrier robbed

The incident occurred on Thursday morning near Twain and Arville, according to a spokesman for the USPS ...
TSP to introduce improvements

TSP to introduce improvements

The Thrift Savings Plan will introduce several features this year to improve participants’ experiences ...
USPS Set To Get Even More Expensive For eCommerce Sellers in 2022 and Beyond

USPS Set To Get Even More Expensive For eCommerce Sellers in 2022 and Beyond

Back on May 5th, 2022 the United States Congress removed some of the financial shackles that had been placed on USPS. This comes right after USPS posted their Q2 financial results which highlighted that whilst revenue was up, mail volumes were down for the institution ...
Letter Carriers' Annual Food Drive Set for Saturday Throughout Nation

Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive Set for Saturday Throughout Nation

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its annual national food drive this Saturday, May 14. NALC's food drive, first held in 1993, helps feed millions of Americans ...
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