Canada Post segment posts $270 million loss for 2018

OTTAWA – Canada Post is reporting a loss before tax of $270 million for 2018. Three main non-recurring items factor into the result: the $280 million cost of resolving pay equity and the estimated $135 million net impact of the labour disruption in the fall, partially offset by a $48 million gain after an actuarial update to workers compensation liabilities. Had it not been for these non-recurring factors, Canada Post would have recorded a profit in 2018. The segment’s $270 million loss is a decline of $346 million compared to 2017. Continue reading

Top stories of the week April 7-13

  1. APWU Enters Mediation 
  2. APWU Launches New Ad – “We Deliver Almost Anything” 
  3. Memphis postal worker arrested after police say he lied about being robbed 
  4. Postal Worker Finds Body 
  5. APWU: What’s to Come in Interest Arbitration 
  6. Dayton postal workers accused of opening packages, stealing illegal drugs 
  7. Minnesota Man Indicted For Distributing Fentanyl By Mail, Causing The Deaths Of Eleven People 
  8. U.S. Postal Service Reveals New Forever Stamp Design Honoring Former President George H.W. Bush 
  9. Surveillance video appears to show woman encouraging boy to steal package 
  10. South Fargo business employees say they’re fed up with mail delivery issues from Prairiewood Post Office 

USPS releases dog attack national rankings

BROOKLYN, NY — The number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,714 in 2018 — more than 500 fewer than in 2017 and more than 1,000 fewer since 2016. Today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) highlights technology that likely helps to reduce potential attacks while releasing its annual list of cities with the most recorded dog attacks. The organization also highlights safety initiatives to help protect its employees and offers tips to pet owners. Continue reading

PRC Issues 2018 USPS Annual Compliance Determination: Directs Postal Service to Address a Number of Outstanding Issues

Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued its Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) assessing the pricing and service performance standards of the U.S. Postal Service (Postal Service) in fiscal year 2018. This ACD marks the 11th Compliance Determination issued since the enactment of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. Continue reading

APWU Launches New Ad – “We Deliver Almost Anything”

04/12/2019 – The APWU continues our offensive against the White House proposals to sell the Postal Service to private corporations.

The lighthearted video below makes a crucial point – of all the many things the Postal Service will accept from the public, tax dollars are not one of them. The video advertisement release is in coordination with Tax Day actions all over the country on Monday, April 15. Continue reading