How Canada’s rural mail carriers are navigating surging gas prices 

A mail carrier says her out-of-pocket costs for delivering packages along her rural route have doubled because of the steep hike in gas prices and cost of living being experienced by many Canadians.“The stress is exhausting,” said Jennifer Henson, a Calgary mother of two boys and one of 11,000 rural and suburban mail carriers delivering letters for Canada Post across the country.

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USPS sets improved delivery times for commercial ground shipping services

From Parcel and Postal Technology International:

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that it will implement upgraded service standards for its USPS Retail Ground (RG) and Parcel Select Ground (PSG) products, effective August 1, 2022.Within the contiguous USA, service standards for these products will be accelerated from two-to-eight days to two-to-five days for the same price. Items containing hazardous materials or live animals are not eligible for the upgraded service standards.

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Four Charged in Crime Spree that Stole Vehicles, U.S. Mail and Robbed Postal Service Carriers

First Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced that a federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment charging Jaylen Harris, 19, of Beachwood, Ohio, Lavelle Jones, 18, of Warrenville Heights, Ohio, Devin Rice, 20, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Hakim Benjamin, 20, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with organizing and engaging in a conspiracy to steal, sell and purchase high-end vehicles, rob Postal Service carriers and steal from the U.S. mail. Continue reading

Two Of Three Defendants Who Kidnapped A Postal Carrier Are Going To Prison

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Mark Rogers, 39, and Joseph Way a/k/a Gus, 36, both of Rochester, NY, who were convicted of kidnapping a federal employee, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. Rogers was sentenced serve 210 months in prison and Way was sentenced to serve 168 months in prison. A third defendant, Tashara Levans, who was also convicted of kidnapping a federal employee, is scheduled to be sentenced July 8. Continue reading

Prison time for Maryland maintenance contractor who defrauded USPS for close to a million dollars

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Joseph Liberto, age 47, of New Windsor, Maryland, to 18 months in federal prison, followed by 12 months of home detention, and three years of supervised release, for a wire fraud conspiracy in connection with his company’s contract to perform repairs at U.S. Postal Service (USPS) facilities. Continue reading

Mail Handlers Union 2022 Contract Update #1 

2022 No. 1 – June 10, 2022

You are reading the first Contract Update produced and distributed by the NPMHU during the course of 2022 negotiations.  These updates, along with the Union’s magazine and monthly bulletins, will keep mail handlers throughout the country informed and involved in the issues raised during this round of bargaining. Continue reading