When David Rodriguez first began at the U.S. Post Office Department in 1958, employees would show up and have to wait until work was available, resulting in 12- to 15-hour days with minimal pay. Not until 1963, with President Kennedy’s executive order, did federal employees have the right to even limited collective bargaining. Continue reading
Imagine lying helplessly on the floor in your home for days, waiting and hoping that someone will find you before it’s too late. It happened to 80-year-old Maggie Arcement of Calcasieu Parish, who will never forget the ones who came to her rescue. Continue reading
From the Circleville, Ohio Herald:
DARBY TOWNSHIP — Eight children attending a daycare/preschool and two adults managed to escape a house fire Monday morning after being alerted by a mail carrier. Continue reading
CHICAGO (CBS) — Not even fire could get in the way of a Northwest Indiana mail carrier’s route. Continue reading
From USPS News Link:
Manahawkin, NJ, Letter Carrier Dean Pantis had grown accustomed to seeing an 82-year-old customer on her porch whenever he delivered her mail. Continue reading
Hopefully all of us have people in our lives who make the world a little brighter every day. Continue reading
ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – This is a story of being in the wrong place at the right time, and going above and beyond. Continue reading
The United States Postal Service is honoring a St. Paul letter carrier after he saved a woman’s life.
Michael O’Neill has delivered mail to Jeannine Zimmerman’s home for 16 years.
But on a cold, snowy day in December, O’Neill found Zimmerman helpless on the frozen ground in front of her home.
Zimmerman said she had gone outside to grab her mail when she lost her balance and fell.
(Note: a couple of years ago we linked to a story about the last politically appointed PM. Click here to view that story, which includes a discussion of the difference between “political” and “presidential” appointments…)
Samuel J. Mitchell made history last week.
Mitchell — the last Postmaster appointed by a president — retired Jan. 31 after 52 years managing the Philo, OH, Post Office. Continue reading