Top stories of the week April 9-15

  1. Video: Postal Worker In Hot Water For Failing To Deliver Package
    CBS New York
  2. Why the Flats Sequencing System Should Be Scrapped
    Dead Tree Edition
  3. Frustrated customers denied access to mail after Richmond post office closes abruptly
    WRIC TV Richmond
  4. Is this video of a USPS employee kicking packages the real deal?
    WMAZ TV Macon GA
  5. One day in prison for South Carolina APWU official who stole from union
  6. Colorado Letter Carrier Sentenced to Probation for Delay and Destruction of Mail
  7. Postal Rate Fight Continues as Publishers Battle USPS “Stupidity Tax”
    Publishing Executive
  8. Livermore CA residents buy new mailboxes after theft, vandalism; say USPS should have helped
    KGO TV San Francisco
  9. Video: Maryland Woman Learns Insurance Purchased for Packages Stopped at the U.S. Border
    NBC Washington
  10. Video: Too easy for thieves: USPS trying to replace flimsy cluster boxes
    KRQE Albuquerque

Top stories of the week April 2-8

  1. Two former USPS employees sentenced to prison for workers comp fraud
  2. Florida Mail Handler Sentenced To More Than 9 Years In Prison For Stealing Over $3 Million In Social Security Checks
  3. Video: Benton Harbor teen, 16, charged in letter carrier’s sexual assault
    WZZM TV Grand Rapids
  4. Final Payment for Retirees Regarding 1.6.b Global Settlement Remedy Agreement to be Distributed on April 21st
    APWU News
  5. Family wants answers after postal workers allegedly kick and spray their dog
    WYMT TV Hazard KY
  6. LLV fire in Texas
    Rockwall County Scanner
  7. USPS releases annual dog attack rankings
    USPS News
  8. UPS Boosts Saturday Operations To Increase E-Commerce Delivery Speed
    UPS News
  9. Western NY mail carrier admits stealing money, dumping undelivered mail
  10. PRC Report Shows USPS Financial Concerns Persist Despite Improvements in Liquidity
    Postal Regulatory Commission

Top stories of the week March 26-April 1

  1. Troopers: Drunk driver caused crash that killed postal worker in North Carolina
    WSOC TV Charlotte
  2. Actor’s postal performance strikes chord
    USPS News Link
  3. NALC statement on Trump’s Obamacare repeal fiasco
    NALC News
  4. Ohio letter carrier indicted for worker’s comp fraud
  5. APWU Weighs In on PRC Review, Calling for an End to CPI Price Cap
    APWU News
  6. Video: Colorado postal worker accused of faking cancer so she could use sick leave
    KMGH TV Denver
  7. PRC Report Shows USPS Financial Concerns Persist Despite Improvements in Liquidity
    Postal Regulatory Commission
  8. LLV fire in Easton MD
    Eastern Shore Fire/EMS/Police Breaking News
  9. Maine letter carrier rescues man pinned under car
  10. Video: A million miles, accident free
    WPVI TV Philadelphia

Senate Opposes USPS Service Cuts

The Senate approved a motion on S. Con. Res. 11 introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) that instructs budget conferees to insist on a deficit-neutral fund to halt mail processing center closures, restore overnight mail delivery, and protect rural services. A deficit-neutral amendment may not increase the nation’s deficit.

The non-binding instructions were approved 85-11 in a resounding bipartisan vote on April 15. Continue reading

Missing mail? Postal carriers admit to trashing thousands of letters in Chesterfield and Henrico, Virginia

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Two U.S. postal carriers have admitted to trashing thousands of pieces of mail that should have been delivered to homes across Central Virginia, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court. Both postal carriers were issued citations for their actions and offered different excuses for why they threw out, instead of delivered, the mail.

In April, more than 1,000 pieces of mail were discovered in a dumpster outside a church on Harrowgate Road in Chester. When asked why the mail he was entrusted to deliver was found in the trash, postal carrier Eric Marshall told investigators he just could not keep up with the delivery deadline established by the postal service. Continue reading