The U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was robbed at gunpoint on March 9 on Calle Royal Way near the corner of Franklin Boulevard in South Sacramento. Continue reading
Today, Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced S. 2629, “The Postal Reform Act of 2018,” a bill that incorporates elements of both the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756) and Sen. Carper’s “Improving Postal Operations, Service and Transparency Act (iPOST),” which was introduced during the last Congress. Following introduction, NALC President Fredric Rolando released the following statement: Continue reading
A former Dayton-area U.S. Postal Service worker is alleged to have participated in 35 motorcycle races during an 18-month period in which he was disabled or on light duty, according to federal court documents. Continue reading
Mar 22 2018
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018: Improving Postal Operations, Service, and Transparency to stabilize, preserve and improve the Postal Service – an essential part of our nation’s infrastructure and economy.
The financial condition of the Postal Service, which operates at the center of a $1.4 trillion industry and employs more than 7 million people, has been deteriorating for years. Despite the Postal Service setting a record on Dec. 18, 2017, when more than 37 million packages were delivered, the most packages delivered in a single day in their over 200-year history, the Postal Service saw a net loss for the first quarter totaling $540 million. In addition to reporting net losses for the 11th year in a row and defaulting on their legally mandated multi-billion-dollar retiree health prefunding payments yet again, the Postal Service also, for the first time, missed payments they owe to the federal retirement system in 2017 ? for a combined total of $6.9 billion. For years now, the onerous prefunding schedule for future retiree healthcare obligations has put the Postal Service in a place where it must cut costs ? often at the price of service ? and ultimately prevents them from investing in the infrastructure they so desperately need. While the situation is one that is dire, it is also one that can be fixed through needed legislative reforms.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A grand jury sitting in Charlotte returned a federal indictment charging two brothers for the shooting of a United States Postal Carrier, announced R. Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Rashawn Donnell Williams, 29, and Dion Lamar Williams, 27, both of Charlotte, were charged with conspiracy to murder a federal employee, attempted murder of a federal employee, and discharging a firearm during, in relation to and in furtherance of a crime of violence. Rashawn Williams was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service will honor the beginning of airmail service by dedicating two United States Air Mail Forever stamps this year. Continue reading
On March 21, 2018, Austin Police and federal law enforcement agencies announced that a primary suspect who is now deceased has been identified and stopped from placing any further improvised explosive devices. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service will be joined by the American Philatelic Society (APS) to unveil four colorful stamp designs of 16 Forever stamps depicting dragons — the high-flying, fire-breathing mythological creatures that have roamed our imaginations for millennia — at the APS national summer convention and stamp show Aug. 9-12 in Columbus, OH. Continue reading
YONKERS -Turn To Tara’s continued probe into mail delivery problems across Westchester County reveals that the problems are widespread.
A recent Freedom of Information request filed by News 12 shows 164 complaints made in the past year alone.
A majority of the complaints come from residents in Yonkers, where problems range from lost checks and missing bills to undelivered medication and important tax documents.
“It’s just unacceptable,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “This is the United States Postal Service, and there should be no better service in the world than the USPS.”
In the wake of the package explosions around Austin and San Antonio, officials with major shipping companies and government agencies say they have security plans in place to screen for dangerous materials, but many are reluctant to reveal exactly what’s included. Continue reading