Postal Frustration

Postal frustration lingers for residents of Kansas town currently without office by Linda Wagar, Fox 4 News EDWARDSVILLE, Kan. — The best way to describe postal service in Edwardsville, Kansas, is a “total mess,” says Ceila Mohler. She lives at the Edwardsville Village Mobile Home Park. The city’s post office has been out of commission since […]

Sketch Released

Sketch Released in Pembroke Park Postal Worker Assault by NBC 6, South Florida Authorities released a sketch Wednesday of one of the suspects who assaulted and robbed a United States Postal Service worker in Pembroke Park. The postal worker, who has been a letter carrier for 20 years, was attacked from behind and had his […]

Postal workers’ unions protest

By Associated Press via The Washington Post CONCORD, N.H. — Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service’s pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees. Rallies were planned at 50 locations in 27 states. In Concord, more than 100 […]

A New Postal Union Leader Really Doesn’t Want Mail Sent From Staples

by Mark Dimondstein of Bloomberg BusinessWeek It’s unusual for a challenger to unseat an incumbent president in the postal workers’ union election, but Mark Dimondstein did exactly that. The onetime postal clerk from Greensboro, N.C., ousted former American Postal Workers Union President Cliff Guffey by a comfortable margin in October’s vote, and now he wants […]

Gunman steals key allowing access to thousands of mailboxes

By Doug Phillips and Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel Thousands of mailboxes could be compromised after an armed robber stole a postal key from a mail carrier in Lauderhill, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The holdup happened about 5 p.m. Monday as the carrier was delivering mail to the Continental Apartments, 1761 NW […]

‘If not you, who will?’

[from National Association of Letter Carriers website] One October day in 2012, Palm Springs, CA Branch 4149 letter carrier Frank Frary was delivering mail on his walking route when he noticed smoke filling up the home of an elderly resident who lives alone. Frary knocked loudly on the doors and windows, and he called out […]

postal worker sold marijuana from mail truck

By GARY DYMSKI         [email protected] A U.S. Postal Service worker was arrested after he sold marijuana from his mail truck in the Merrick office’s parking lot, Nassau County police said Thursday. Jimmy Henry, 29, of Freeport, a post office employee, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal sale of marijuana after police said they […]

The Real Reason Postal Workers Don’t Trust Paul Ryan

By Devin Leonard, Bloomberg BusinessWeek Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, has weathered plenty of criticism since he released his proposed 2015 budget on April 1. Some of the most spirited attacks have come from, of all people, U.S. postal workers. American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein zeroed in on a […]

No one hires vets like the Postal Service

DAVE ZWEIFEL | The Capital Times editor emeritus The U.S. Postal Service has been a favorite whipping boy in recent years of many Republicans in Congress. Congressman Darrell Issa, the scorched-earth California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is quite open about his determination to end the USPS as Americans have […]

U.S. Postal Service delivering profitable service

[from] By Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Washington D.C. With the U.S. Postal Service often in the news today, I’d like to provide some information folks might find useful – about the value of the Postal Service and about its actual financial situation. The Postal Service, which is older […]

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