Top postalnews.com stories of the week June 10-16

  1. Update: Trump’s executive orders attacking federal employees don’t apply to USPS 
  2. Court Orders Former South Dakota Postmaster to Pay $353K for stealing $9K from USPS 
  3. Democrats Correct the Record on Donald Trump’s Attacks on Amazon, USPS 
  4. Jury Convicts Texas Postal Worker in Workers Comp Fraud Scheme 
  5. Texas Man Fighting Back After Postal Service Stops Delivering to His House 
  6. Senators Urge OPM Director Not to Balance Budget On Backs of Federal Workforce 
  7. Zoinks! Everyone’s Favorite Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, is New Addition to the 2018 Forever Stamp Program 
  8. Mail carriers seen throwing packages up flight of stairs at Florida resident’s home 
  9. Postal inspectors say man stole more than 400 pieces of mail from postal vehicle in Memphis 
  10. NALC submits postal workforce recommendations to White House 

Letter carrier and mail truck rescued from flooded overpass in Ames Iowa

A United States Postal Service worker was rescued by fire crews in Ames after the carrier truck was overcome by flood waters Thursday afternoon, according to a tweet by the Ames Tribune.

Emergency responders paddled a raft to rescue the employee and a range of packages at the Grand Avenue overpass, as seen in a video captured by the Ames Tribune.

Zoinks! Everyone’s Favorite Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, is New Addition to the 2018 Forever Stamp Program

WASHINGTON — Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” For nearly 50 years, this call has summoned the beloved animated Great Dane wherever help is needed. The U.S. Postal Service, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, is excited to announce a new Forever stamp will be issued July 14 highlighting the popular canine and his new social responsibility initiative, Scooby-Doo DOO GOOD. The stamp ceremony will be held at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. Continue reading

Democrats Correct the Record on Donald Trump’s Attacks on Amazon, USPS

Washington, D.C. (June 13, 2018)—Today, Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Gerald E. Connolly, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to Donald Trump in response to troubling reports that he is using his authority as president to launch political attacks against Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos, and to pressure the Postal Service to raise its rates for Amazon. Continue reading

Texas Man Fighting Back After Postal Service Stops Delivering to His House

For nearly a week now, an Azle man hasn’t had any mail delivered to his home and he wanted to know why.

Turns out the post office thinks his house is too dangerous to deliver to.

Now he’s ready to fight. It’s been a frustrating walk to the mailbox for the past week. “No mail,” said Glenda Matlock. “No mail again,” added her husband Johnny Wayne Matlock.

No mail since a new postal delivery driver popped a tire when she pulled onto the grass and hit the Matlocks’ “sprinkler protection system.”

Source: Azle Man Fighting Back After Postal Service Stops Delivering to His House – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth