Top postalnews.com stories of the week April 14-20

  1. Detroit mail carrier speaks months after being attacked by pit bull, saved by neighbor 
  2. USPS releases dog attack national rankings 
  3. Postal employee killed in rollover crash on I-295 in Virginia 
  4. USPS testing new air horn in Phoenix to prevent dog attacks 
  5. 2018 NALC election results upheld by Department of Labor 
  6. PRC Issues 2018 USPS Annual Compliance Determination: Directs Postal Service to Address a Number of Outstanding Issues 
  7. Police Chief: Motorcycle battery exploded at Loves Park IL post office, no one seriously hurt 
  8. Pigeons move in to “temporarily” closed post office in Michigan 
  9. Thousands of mail pieces stolen in series of Henderson NV Post Office ‘dock thefts’ 
  10. Canada Post segment posts $270 million loss for 2018 

Thousands of mail pieces stolen in series of Henderson NV Post Office ‘dock thefts’

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Postal Inspectors are investigating a series of ‘dock thefts’ at two Henderson post office locations which could affect thousands of customers.

A postal inspector says two locations, one at 404 S. Boulder Highway, and another at 1575 Horizon Ridge Parkway have reported someone is stealing plastic trays of mail, potentially holding between two and three thousand letter-sized pieces of mail from restricted areas.

“It’s quite unusual,” said Liz Davis, postal inspector with the Phoenix Division.

“It’s pretty bold to go into a restricted space, a back dock is typically in a gated area that is restricted to employees only,” added Davis.

Source: Thousands of mail pieces stolen in series of Henderson Post Office ‘dock thefts’

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