07/24/2014 – The Convention theme of ‘Stand Up, Fight Back’ was on display Tuesday and Wednesday when two of the most exciting labor struggles in the country honored the assembly with their presence.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) –
Neighbors along a Northwest Fresno street are scrambling to protect their personal information, that’s now in the hands of thieves. Their community mailbox was ripped open. It happened near the intersection of Hayes and Ashlan avenues.
Neighbors say it’s disconcerting to know their private information is likely in the hands of criminals. But investigators say tracking down the mail is difficult, unless people report fraudulent activity.
Vikram Jeet did a double take when she went to her mailbox Monday. The doors to the locked unit were wide open, and nothing was inside. “During the Christmas time it gets broken into. But this is the first time during the summertime it’s been broken into,” said Jeet.
U.S. Postal Inspector Jeff Fitch says mail theft is such a prominent problem in the Central Valley, they’ve recruited postal inspectors from different parts of the country to help with Operation Broken Mailbox. The taskforce works from Sacramento all the way through Bakersfield.
Read more: Thieves rip open community mailbox in NW Fresno | abc30.com.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) greets NALC
Standing Up, Fighting Back! – Canadian Union of Postal Workers
The leaders of the other postal unions address the APWU Convention
American Postal Workers Union’s 22nd Biennial National Convention in Chicago, IL.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News editor Charles Snee discusses a few significant events in the stamp world last week and what to look for in the coming week.
This week’s stories for July 21, 2014, include:
• New Star-Spangled Banner coil error discovered
• Germany’s World Cup Champions stamp
• Scott catalogue update
• Michael Rogers to join forces with Kelleher auction firm
As a hobby, it is esoteric and rather British: setting puzzles for postmen. For the past few years James Addison, 25, a graphic designer who lives in Poole, Dorset, has been sending letters to friends, family, and often himself. But instead of simply writing the address on the envelope, he has constructed a conundrum for his local Royal Mail sorting office to solve.
One address was written in morse code; one was a pencil sketch of the front of Addison’s office building, with the post code hidden in a street sign; one was constructed entirely as a sonnet.
Addison’s hobby has come to light after a video, shot by a friend, was published online. But while his pastime is eccentric, what is even stranger is that the employees of Royal Mail, grappling with cost cutting, appear not to resent his activities. Indeed, they seem to relish the challenge.
Read more: Why there’s a cryptic puzzle in the post – Telegraph.