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Post Office Plan To Deliver Groceries Gets Green Light

as reported by RTV6abc The United States Postal Service knows a thing or two about delivering the mail, but they haven’t been quite so good at turning a profit. Fortunately, the agency’s got a plan to help turn things around — daily grocery deliveries. The Postal Regulatory Commission approved a two-year market test of a […]

9,000 Postal Service Jobs to become Union Jobs

By Josh Hicks, Washington Post  At least 9,000 U.S. Postal Service jobs will become union positions over the next three months due to an arbitration ruling this month that said post offices must use bargaining-unit employees at sites with reduced operating hours. Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg said in his decision that the postal service […]

The Postal Service is losing millions

The Postal Service is losing millions a year to help you buy cheap stuff from China from the Washington Post You can get anything you want at Harry “Skip” McGrath’s 21st century digital storefront. Steak rub. Crochet needles. Paella pans. Concealed-carry pistol holsters. Moisturizer. McGrath was an executive for a Fortune 500 company before his […]

FedEx & UPS Rate Hike should Benefit USPS

With FedEx And UPS Rate Increases Looming, Shippers Explore Their Options reported by Forbes The coming rate increases in ground service by FedEx and UPS have businesses scrutinizing every aspect of their parcel-shipping programs. Both companies are preparing to introduce dimensional weight pricing for all parcels in U.S. ground service — UPS on Dec. 29, […]

$100K reward in 2013 murder of Md. letter carrier

as reported by WUSA 9 CHEVERLY, Md. (WUSA9) — Solving the 2013 murder of the Md. letter carrier, Tyson Jerome Barnette is still a top priority, according to a spokesperson for the Postal Inspection Service. The letter carrier was shot and killed on November 23, 2013, officials said. Barnette was delivering mail at night in […]

On union’s push to save postal service

Danny Glover says, “I’m in” by: Teresa Albano, People’s World CHICAGO – At the recent national convention here of the American Postal Workers Union, actor Danny Glover delivered a speech, July 31, bringing tears to the eyes and postal workers to their feet. The son of two postal workers, Glover said his mother and father […]

Postal worker makes special delivery to children

reported by DelawareOnline Some kids follow him on bikes. Others run out of their homes with hands extended. They may not know his name, but they know how to get the postman’s attention: “Mr. Mailman. Mr. Mailman. Do you have anything for me?” Vandrick R. Hamlin Sr. had pockets full of candy on Wednesday that […]

The postman bleedeth

as reported by CNBC The Postal Service continued to bleed money during its second quarter, despite an increase in package revenues and an emergency price hike that took effect in January. The agency said Monday it lost $2 billion from April to June, compared with a net loss of $740 million in the period last […]

Postal Worker Collapses

Metro postal worker collapses on the job from intense heat exhaustion reported by News Channel 4, KFOR OKLAHOMA – It’s now day five of scorching temperatures. We’ve been under a heat alert since Tuesday. So far, 29 people have been victims of the dangerous heat, five of them today alone. Friday morning emergency crews were […]

Retired Mail Carrier Celebrates 102nd Birthday

by Donetta Godsey, Winfield Daily Courier It takes a lot of huffing and puffing to blow out 102 candles on a birthday cake, but Loren Wade appeared to make easy work of it Friday morning during his birthday celebration at Walmart. Just prior to the start of the party, a film crew from Walmart’s corporate […]

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