NALC: House committee spending blueprint targets USPS for “massive cuts”

From the National Association of Letter Carriers:

On July 19, the House Budget Committee released and adopted its Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution, and it also published a non-binding policy statement. Drawing inspiration from the White House budget, proposed in May, and from a 2010 presidential commission on deficit reduction, the two documents train their sights on postal and federal employee benefits and target the U.S. Postal Service for massive cuts. Continue reading

Mail truck catches fire along route in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A mail truck caught fire after a crash along its route on Youngstown’s west side Wednesday evening.

It happened just before 6 p.m. on Canfield Road by the intersection with Arden Boulevard, near Mill Creek Park.

Police and witnesses said the mail truck rear-ended a pickup truck.

Investigators believe the pickup’s trailer hitch may have sparked a fire in the mail truck’s engine.

Source: Mail truck catches fire along route in Youngstown | WKBN.com

New Orleans: Lakeview residents fed up with USPS

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) –
Some Lakeview residents say they’re fed up with the U.S. Postal Service. They’re turning to surveillance cameras to prove their packages aren’t being delivered on time.

Kerry Stockwell recently installed surveillance cameras to help deter crime in her Lakeview neighborhood. Now, they’re serving another purpose; helping her to prove the postal service isn’t attempting to deliver packages when they say they are. Continue reading