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USPS: Approximately 16 billion pieces of mail, 750 million packages to be delivered this holiday season Postal Service Ready to Deliver Holiday Cheer


Former Michigan NPMHU stewards sentenced for stealing grievance settlement funds


Berkeley Calif. Mail Deliveries at 2 A.M. prompts tidal wave of complaints.

One woman, hearing the mail carrier arrive late at night, reportedly thought she was about to be burglarized. And another woman “was shocked” to get a delivery at 2 a.m.: “I heard someone walking on my porch with a flashlight and looked outside to see a Mail Person delivering packages.” Comments (Count)


Kansas City postal worker retires with perfect attendance after 30 years

The Postal Worker  was diagnosed with autism as a kid and was not expected to work a day in his life.    Comments (Count)



USPS Announces 2017 Shipping Prices

Pricing Unchanged for Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International and Priority Mail Express International Service 


New Senator McCaskill bill would prevent “emergency suspensions” of post offices

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, along with Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas, has proposed a new bill addressing post office closures.    Comments (Count)


On 15th Anniversary of Anthrax Attacks, Postal Workers Recall Those Who Died -Fifteen years after their deaths from exposure to anthrax-laden mail, Joseph P. Curseen Jr. and Thomas L. Morris Jr. were remembered


USPS to hire annuitants from various crafts for holidays

USPS reports $552 million net loss without prefunding for FY 2016 Third Quarter

The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $16.6 billion for the third quarter APWU: USPS  || NALC statement || Senator Carper Statement ||  USPS counts on 'broad bipartisan support' for reform amid losses  Comments (Count)


USPS to spend nearly $120 million to build or modify mail, vehicle facilities

USPS to build new Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) and a new Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) in Portland Oregon. USPS is also modifying several mail facilities on the East Coast.  Comments (Count)


USPS Flats Sequencing System (FSS) locations and number of machines

List of the most current FSS locations and Map of 47 FSS Sites and Number of Machines Comments (Count)


McConnell EEO Class Action case challenging USPS NRP still in limbo - Don’t expect for McConnell…et al  vs USPS to be settled anytime soon  Comments (Count)


Updated: Monday | December 5,  2016


Hours after being released on bond on a charge of breaking into a Boynton Beach post office, a former postal employee was back behind bars Sunday


News 4’s Derrick Ward reports on the steps local postal workers are taking to protect themselves from thieves


For a beloved Chittenden County letter carrier, one inattentive driver might have prematurely ended the man’s career with the U.S. Postal Service.  (12/3/2016)  

HCR contract drivers sue USPS to ignore arbitration award to keep mail routes

An association of private mail carriers has sued the U.S. Postal Service, claiming its cancellation of 102 contracts to give the work to Post Office employees will not save any money, but will cost the trade group’s members hundreds of jobs. (12/2/2016)   Comments (Count)

OSHA fines USPS $342,000 for exposing workers to bloodborne pathogen hazards at Brooklyn, Maryland, annex OSHA fines USPS $342K after inspectors find workers exposed to bloodborne pathogen hazards at Brooklyn, Maryland, annex (12/1/2016)   Comments (Count)

Trump’s lease of Washington Old Post Office about to create another conflict of interest

When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, he apparently will violate the lease for his new hotel in Washington, adding to the growing list of conflicts of interest between his business enterprises and his duties as president. (11/29/2016)

PRC approves USPS’ price changes for first class, shipping products

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the Postal Service’s proposed price changes for some shipping products. (11/28/2016)

CPUW calls for massive protests on inauguration weekend –Trump dangerous to all working people

All Out for Massive Labor-Community Protests – Inauguration Weekend Jan. 20-22, 2017 Call to Action – Let’s build a nationwide United Front against Trump What Unions Got Wrong About Trump (11/27/2016)   Comments (Count)

Video: USPS big rig overturns, spills mail on Hwy 101 off-ramp in Millbrae CA

This big rig was traveling from San Francisco to Burlingame when it overturned for an unknown reason  (11/26/2016)   Comments (Count)

USPS responds to American Spectator’s lack of understanding about postal operations

Just about the only thing Jesse Hathaway gets right in his recent column in American Spectator is the urgent need for Congress to enact postal reform legislation.    (11/26/2016)   Comments (Count)

Video: Riverbank Calif mail thief shamed on social media, but other crooks await Cyber Monday

Riverbank residents caught on a security video a woman stealing a package that had just been delivered to their front porch. (11/27/2016)   Comments (Count)

USPS Ready for Record Cyber Monday and Holiday Season

Package Volume Expected to Increase 12 percent   (11/26/2016)  

Missouri postal worker recognized for rescuing motorist and child from burning vehicle

Missouri  State Highway Patrol To Honor Postal Worker on November 28, 2016  (11/26/2016)  

2016 Christmas Holiday Facts for APWU members

The following Christmas Holiday facts are for APWU members (11/14/2016)  






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December  2 2016

Mailman saves mail before scrambling from burning truck

Video: Three charged with theft, accused of breaking into mailboxes in Austin TX

Video: Residents catch postal worker throwing mail on ground


December  1 2016

Video: Ocoee TN Post Office destroyed by tornado


November 30 2016

Canada Post blames workers for $60 million loss before tax in third quarter

Fresno man tries to mail puppies to North Carolina

More complaints about mail carriers in Apopka

Picture perfect: Employee's efforts make global news


November 29 2016

Arizona postal workers watch for package thieves

The Decline of the Postal Service and the Rise of Fake News

Popular forever stamps a headache for postal auditors 

USPS Collaborates with Industry Leaders to Share & Promote Marketing Knowledge

Video: Oklahoma woman alleges letter, check stolen from post office

USPS investigating after mail found in swamp

Mural panel at Durham Post Office depicting Native American questioned

Campbell police using bait packages to deter thieves

$50,000 reward offered by USPS after attempted armed robbery of carrier 

Bothell mail carrier robbed


November 28 2016

Minnesota mail carrier saves packages from burning truck

November 27 2016

Mail thefts leave Corona Heights residents frustrated

Postal Service worker assaulted in Northeast D.C.

Priceless New Deal mural from former Ukiah Post Office is returned to the city — in the mail

Those daring young men who delivered mail in their flying machines

Never Stamps: A $3.5 Billion Postal Subsidy?


November 26 2016

Amazon Black Friday Sales Set a Staggering Record

As holidays approach, firms fight back against porch piracy

Mural from former Ukiah Post Office returns to city 


November 25 2016

USPS Big Rig Overturns in California 

USPS mail carrier crashes in San Antonio 

Theft of $25 gift card costs postal employee his job; judge places him on probation

Ohio woman accused of trying to run down letter carrier
Canadians open to ending door-to-door delivery, government-commissioned poll finds


November 24 2016

Video: USPS halts delivery to Bronx building because letter carrier is too short to reach mailboxes

Residents of a Bronx building say they haven’t been getting their mail lately, and they say were told it is all because the postal carrier is too short to reach the mailboxes. 


Northeast Ohio residents hit by thieves stealing packages from porches


November 23 2016

Video: OIG Report criticizes USPS handling of marijuana

Through a Freedom of Information Act request the I-Team has uncovered a previously redacted audit taking a critical look at how the U.S. Postal Service is dealing with a surge of marijuana being illegally shipped throughout the United States.   Comments (Count)


Postmaster General offers holiday message for employees

The following message is from PMG Megan J. Brennan:


Man with ‘Love Trumps Hate’ window sign hospitalized after mail bomb explode

A Philadelphia man was hospitalized this morning after a piece of mail exploded in his face,  Comments (Count)


USPS Holiday 2016 Hippo TV Commercial

Bakersfield: Residents frustrated with mail theft, USPS fighting back with new mailboxes 

Video: Mail carrier robbed at gunpoint in Memphis, TN |  $50K Reward Offered


November 22 2016

Will Postal Workers still be forced into Medicare if GOP succeeds in gutting program?

Last week, GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his intention of pushing for changes to the Medicare program. The postal reform drafts in both House and Senate calls for forcing postal retirees into program once they reach the age of 65 and switching current postal retirees into the program . But the draft was written based on current regulations  and not the possible disaster of "privatizing" Medicare.(11/22/2016)   Comments (Count)


Over 80 Lawmakers Call for Improved Mail Service Protections in Comprehensive Postal Reform Legislation - A bicameral group of more than 80 legislators from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in calling for adding lasting solutions to improve and protect mail delivery and service in comprehensive U.S. Postal Service reform legislation

Senators Tester, Daines Call for More Reliable Mail Service in Rural Montana -In a letter to Senate leadership, Tester and Daines also raised concerns over the House's proposed postal reform bill which they say lacks key service improvements. Senator McCaskill Urges Protections for Rural Delivery as Congress Considers Postal Reform - Senator supports bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve and protect mail delivery, service Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine Urge U.S. Postal Service Reforms (11/22/2016)   Comments (Count)


USPS has delivered over 2.6 billion pieces of election, political mail since October 2015

USPS tallies election, political mail totals  Comments (Count)


USPS Contract Driver accused of stealing packages containing meds from VA

APWU: Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 Benefit

Video: Oklahoma Man sentenced in death Of Postal Worker

Video: Arrest made after Postal Worker discovers body in post office parking lot

USPS: Civil Rights Icon, Prolific Writer and Pioneer in Deaf Studies Featured on 2017 Forever stamps

APWU to Locals: Any Modifications to HCR Subcontracting Awards Must be Discussed at National Level

Boom on postal truck hits traffic signal
Future Uncertain for Bowling Green Postal Facility
Mystery Solved: A Michigan Woman Says She Mailed Civil War Letters to the Post Office

State Police Warned Of ‘Porch Pirates'



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