Top postalnews.com stories of the week June 16-22

  1. In message to postal workers, PMG defends USPS plan to cut employee benefits 
  2. Florida man pleads guilty to fraudulent abuse of USPS Informed Delivery 
  3. Postal workers get fired or suspended for violating the Hatch Act- but Trump says it’s OK for Kellyanne Conway to break the law 
  4. Owner Of Vehicle Repair Shops Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Defrauding USPS, Bribing VMF Managers 
  5. Mississippi Woman Sentenced for Theft of Mail by a Postal Employee 
  6. USPS offering $10,000 reward after mail truck shot in Ohio
  7. Chicago Congressman vows city-wide change following recent Graceland Annex Inspector General audit report 
  8. The Postal Service Wants To Make Deep Cuts To Worker Benefits, Internal Plan Shows 
  9. Amazon’s new contracts could displace other e-commerce delivery 
  10. In Colorado mountain towns, the U.S. Post Office no longer delivers like it used to 

 

 

In message to postal workers, PMG defends USPS plan to cut employee benefits

In a message to employees, Postmaster General Megan Brennan says the USPS must pursue “Medicare integration” (i.e. forcing postal retirees to pay for Medicare Part B, in addition to their existing health insurance premiums, thereby shifting some health costs to retirees and taxpayers), and to “implement best-in-class practices used by successful business organizations”. In other words, eliminating or drastically reducing postal workers pensions and other benefits. Continue reading

Owner Of Vehicle Repair Shops Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Defrauding USPS, Bribing VMF Managers

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that IBRAHIM ISSA, a/k/a “Tony Issa,” was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 60 months in prison. ISSA was previously found guilty in December 2018 of bribery of postal officials and tax fraud after a federal jury trial before Chief United States District Judge Colleen McMahon, who imposed today’s sentence. Continue reading

Mississippi Woman Sentenced for Theft of Mail by a Postal Employee

Jackson, Miss. – Jasmine Marshall, 29, of Lexington, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to 12 months’ probation for theft of mail while she was a U.S. Postal Service employee, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Inspector in Charge Adrian Gonzalez with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. Marshall was also ordered to pay $197 in restitution. Continue reading

Top postalnews.com stories of the week June 9-15

  1. Postal workers get fired or suspended for violating the Hatch Act- but Trump says it’s OK for Kellyanne Conway to break the law 
  2. Louisiana Postal Worker Sentenced For Misappropriation of Postal Funds 
  3. NC Lottery ticket delivers $1 million prize to Greensboro postal worker 
  4. Postal Workers Caught Throwing Packages Over Fence at Florida Home 
  5. Woman accused of stealing postal worker uniforms from laundry room surrenders 
  6. Veterans, Federal Employees, Heroes 
  7. Florida Trucking Company Vice President Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating USPS Contract Fraud 
  8. USPS offering $10,000 reward after mail truck shot in Ohio
  9. APWU: Contract mediation fails, arbitration is next 
  10. NAPS Chat Podcast with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)