USPS intends to deliver parcels for UPS on SUNDAYS!

The Postal Service intends to deliver packages for United Parcel Service (UPS) on Sundays.

The arrangement is part of the Postal Service’s broader efforts to expand its shipping and packages business, a key component of the organization’s revenue growth strategy.

The parcels that the Postal Service would deliver are for UPS SurePost and Mail Innovations.

“The Postal Service continues to be a market leader in Sunday package delivery, and we look forward to the prospect of expanding our relationship with United Parcel Service by providing this service to UPS,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan.

“This initiative will showcase the Postal Service’s unique ability to scale and meet market demands through our unrivaled network to benefit shippers, retailers and consumers alike. With today’s increasingly competitive package delivery landscape, the Postal Service remains focused on providing our customers like UPS with prompt, reliable and efficient service at competitive prices to meet their expanding delivery needs.”

The Postal Service will provide employees with additional information when available.


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So USPS is adding one more day to the job they already do (delivering UPS packages)? Is USPS going to get the bigger packages from UPS also?

Huh? We’ve already been delivering Priority and (mostly) Amazon on Sundays. This will just add to our volume and make our Sundays even longer.

Great, so they can force even more people to work on Sundays and NEVER give the RCAs a day off!

My husband is a letter carrier. He will gladly volunteer to come in on a Sunday! He never has to be forced in! The money he makes is well worth him giving up a Sunday!

Is it forced if when hired they would have to work Sunday’s. They were hired with the purpose of working Sunday’s and where ever needed. Choice was made

Sucka. Gotta make regular and tell them to kick rocks

This initiative will showcase the Postal Service’s unique ability to destroy employee’s lives who are already working sometimes 6 days a week, who get ZERO incentive for being FORCED to work Sunday, and have to do so under incredibly understaffed circumstances.

I have always hated that employees were forced to work 6 days a week, your life pretty much belongs to the Postal Service once you sign that dotted line. ( Recent retiree)

be glad you have a great paying job, w/ Sunday premium & OT past 8 hours

Am I able to bar delivery of unwelcome mail – “resident”, “local customer,” “our friend,” etc.

No. The sender of the mail paid for delivery and is the customer. This mail has to be delivered to the address on the mail piece.

No, you are not the paying customer. You can contact the paying customer and tell them to stop sending you stuff.

USPS already does amazon packages on sunday at a loss… now they want to add ups to that? More poor business planning

The business is not to make money. The business is to look busy so the service can go to congress with 500,000 employees and claims of delivering x million pieces with the too big to fail, or let go threat.

so amazon already getting rich off usps, Now they are just saving ups from paying their employees sunday overtime. That 50 cents isn’t going to cover the overtime your paying the rcas.

Screw that usps is the only idiots delivering on sundays they used to have a day Called Amazon Sundays now that there gone they will be doing the dirty work for these other Parcel delivery guy, and all these new carriers will be on the front line good luck peeps

Shows UPS cares more about their employees than USPS.

Will this change now that UPS is starting up Sunday delivery??

The USPS letter carrier is the UPS Sunday driver

When is the USPS going to learn a lesson? Any moron can see that these businesses are using us to save money. There is no way in hell the USPS is making any money after employee wages,gas,wear and tear on vehicles. They can’t keep employees as it is and this mandatory 6 day work weeks for some is bad news

So glad I just quit…anyone need a 2000 RHD Jeep Cherokee

Patsy where are you at? Doesn’t hurt to have a backup. How can I contact you?

So RCAs have to work harder than usual on Sundays STILL without benefits and holiday pay… Time to nix that contract coming up in a few days….

Sundays weren’t profitable when they were doing the bulk of Amazon. So, in good liberal thinking, let’s keep trying again and again. Maybe someday the government will finally do something right. (Amazing half the country wants MORE government.)

This is not a way to keep RCA’s as we are ready to move on to something else yesterday

I am the senior Carrier in my office. I was told I couldn’t work on Sundays. This work is for CCA’S, I was told. If this isn’t a 2 tier system, I don’t know what else it can be. Thanks Rolando!!!

Rolando, will we be making what UPS drivers make?

Now UPS will screw us just like Amazon did!

Also even though You are the senior Carrier in a Post office you can’t get the OT because, as Rolando says, “we will not have a 2 tier system at the USPS” What a joke!!!

Somebody wake up Rolando! He’s asleep at the wheel again!

In fact, even without this incident, we are still forced to work overtime every day

As a former postal employee, I have seem how nepotism and extreme microaggression by various management has changed the climate of the actual workers. This has made many quit, lose motivation, or work until they are destroying their bodies. The union hasn’t been much help but will tell you that your dues support more than representation. Alot of postal employees are suffering, not just the carriers. Carriers are suffering the most because of the pressure of deliveries amid the weather conditions. I pray it gets better for the few good employees across the country.

Why then doesn’t the rural USPS provide its carriers with USPS trucks/vans?? The town carriers have them but, the rural carriers are expected to fit the boxes in their personal vehicles & somedays, they must make several trips back to town to pick up the ones they couldn’t fit in on their first run… Also, there should be a weight limit on the packages the USPS should be expected to deliver. UPS drives right by our shop twice a day (at the least) so why can’t they deliver the heavier packages?

BTW, aren’t USPS workers unionized?