NALC “lauds bipartisan effort to advance postal reform legislation”

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

Senators Carper, Moran, Heitkamp, and McCaskill  Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Stabilize & Improve Postal Service

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.

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Two Brothers Charged With Conspiracy, Attempted Murder, And Firearm Offenses For Shooting Of Letter Carrier

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

USPS mail delivery problems widespread in Yonkers


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.”

Source: Turn To Tara: USPS mail delivery problems widespread