Video: Letter Carrier Speeds Along His Mail Route

He’s fast. He’s quick.He might be faster than any other letter carrier in town.

“He’s always efficient, very efficient,” says Shari Masse.

“Dewey is the greatest,” says Karen Volk.

Dewey Reinert has a reputation for being quick on the job.”He makes sure that you get your mail on time all the time. He will even go the extra mile if you’re not home, he comes back again,” says Masse.

12 miles to be exact, that’s how far the 45 year old letter carrier walks everyday when dropping mail at 380 houses along his route.

He goes through six pairs of shoes a year, knows everyone on his route by name, and hasn’t missed a day of work in 17 years. – Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

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Maine letter carrier helps customer after collapse

Portland, ME, Letter Carrier Alyson Thompson knows the customers on her route well.

When she recently discovered a customer collapsed near his home, she called 911 and stayed with the man until paramedics arrived.

The customer, who is elderly, has a soft spot for Thompson. “He calls me his girlfriend and told me that he still loves me,” she said.

Acts of kindness are part of the job, according to Thompson.

Portland, ME, Letter Carrier Alyson Thompson

“When you deliver mail to the same houses day after day, you become an unofficial guardian,” she said.

Postmaster Leigh St. Pierre said Thompson helps make USPS unique.

“We’re proud to have employees like Alyson representing the Postal Service and looking after our customers’ best interests,” she said.

Source: Heroes’ corner | USPS News Link

Video: Arkansas mailman delivers packages Santa-style

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – It’s never ideal when you have to work on Christmas, but one man wanted to make the best out of his situation by dressing up as Santa while he did his job.

“I just enjoy doing it and bringing smiles to everybody’s face,” said Stephen Dillon.

Dillon is a North Little Rock mailman 364 days out of the year, but once a year he’s Santa.

“The only thing I do different, I don’t come down the chimney,” said Dillon. Continue reading

Letter carrier gets help — and visitors — for ailing customer

Binghamton, NY, Letter Carrier Earl Walker

Binghamton, NY, Letter Carrier Earl Walker knew something was wrong last fall when he noticed a couple days’ worth of mail piled inside a customer’s mailbox.

Walker had previously given the man his cell phone number and told him to call if ever he needed help. The man’s vehicle was parked in the driveway and no one answered when Walker knocked on the front door, so he called police.

Emergency responders found the man lying on a floor upstairs, unable to move after several items had fallen on him.

While the man was recovering in a nursing home, Walker alerted the neighbors and encouraged them to visit him. “I feel good about connecting people that otherwise would not be connected,” Walker said.

Although the American Red Cross recently honored Walker for his good deed, he doesn’t consider himself a hero. He said he was just doing his job as a letter carrier.

“Nobody else has this type of relationship with people,” Walker said. “We’re up on porches every day. I was genuinely worried about the guy. I just did what I was compelled to do.”

Source: Heroes’ corner | USPS News Link

Napa, CA, letter carrier helps man who fell

Napa, CA, Letter Carrier Eloy “EJ” Aguarin

Napa, CA, Letter Carrier Eloy “EJ” Aguarin suspected something was wrong earlier this year when he noticed mail piling up inside a customer’s box.

Aguarin knocked on the man’s door and called his name but didn’t receive a response. He contacted a co-worker, Bulk Mail Clerk Beverly Lopez, who lives nearby and sent her son to check on the neighbor.

When Lopez’s son was unable to reach the man, he called 911. Emergency responders discovered the man had fallen inside his home several days earlier and was unable to get up. The man was taken to a hospital, where he recovered.

Aguarin didn’t mention his actions to anyone. Lopez told Postmaster Juliana Davison, who later honored Aguarin during a brief ceremony at the Post Office.

“It is clear that his intimate knowledge of his route, the neighborhood and the customers he serves made him aware that there was a customer in dire need,” Davison said.

Aguarin appreciated the recognition, but he said helping others comes with the territory.

“I am just doing my job. We do more than deliver the mail out here,” he said.

Source: USPS News Link Story – Heroes’ corner

Concord NH letter carrier helps police catch alleged bank robber

A Concord NH letter carrier helped police catch alleged bank robber Scott Lojko yesterday.  The robbery happened happened Monday afternoon:

According to the police, a man matching Lojko’s description approached a bank teller around 12:30 p.m. and handed her a note demanding cash. After receiving a small sum, he fled westward on foot.

The police said a postal worker making deliveries in the area saw Lojko and made “key observations” about his car, which investigators later used to identify Lojko.

“On behalf of the citizens of Concord, we offer our sincere thanks to this individual,” the police said.

Information provided by the letter carrier helped police track Lojko to his house, where he was arrested yesterday.

Source: Concord police nab suspected bank robber | Concord Monitor

Court dismisses twenty year old lawsuit against NALC

From the National Association of Letter Carriers:

NALC-LOGOOn March 27, 2015, the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, issued a 52-page decision in the 20-year-old lawsuit filed by letter carrier David Noble against the NALC and 12 former national officers, including President Emeritus William H. Young and the late President Emeritus Vincent R. Sombrotto. The District Court dismissed the plaintiff’s claim that the former officers had improperly accepted a $500 monthly allowance for in-town expenses.

The in-town expenses issue was the only remaining issue involving the individual officers after a 2008 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which rejected Noble’s claim that the NALC Executive Council had improperly authorized the union’s payment of the employee share of FICA (Social Security) taxes for national officers and regional administrative assistants.

The Court of Appeals also rejected Noble’s challenge to the payment of per diem allowances to national officers who attend the NALC’s biennial conventions; however, the Court of Appeals did not issue a final ruling on the in-town expenses dispute. Instead, it returned that matter to the District Court for further findings.

This new District Court ruling responds to the Court of Appeals’ directive.

The District Court deferred for a later decision a single remaining issue involving Noble’s request to review NALC records.

6-day resolution re-introduced as Congress convenes

NALC-LOGOThe 114th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, and in the House of Representatives, Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) wasted no time in renewing their commitment to preserving six-day mail delivery by quickly introducing H.Res. 12.

One of the first pieces of legislation introduced in this session of Congress, H.Res. 12 is identical to previous sessions’ resolutions that called on Congress and the Postal Service to take all appropriate steps to continue six-day mail delivery.

The current resolution already has 45 co-sponsors (see below). The last version, introduced early in the 113th Congress (2013-2014), wound up with 228 co-sponsors from both political parties.

“We are encouraged to see our friends in Congress once again take up the fight to maintain Saturday mail delivery service,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “We hope that the rest of the members of the House and Senate see any attempts to eliminate this or any other postal service for what they truly are: short-sighted excuses for failing to address an onerous pre-funding mandate that perpetuates a cut-cut-cut mentality.

“Maintaining six-day mail delivery service meets the demands of American households and businesses,” Rolando said. “We applaud Congressmen Graves and Connolly for leading the effort to preserve this service.”

via 6-day resolution re-introduced as Congress convenes | National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO.

Video: Longtime Postal Worker Says Farewell After 37 Years

ERIE— He’s delivered mail longer than any other postal worker in Erie, PA. Now, 37 years working for the U.S. Postal Service, he finally made his last round on Erie’s East side.

David Minor began his career with the USPS in 1977. Saturday, he retired after nearly four decades in the business.

Minor spent his last round delivering mail with his six grandchildren on the 3300 block of Wayne Street.

In all of his years, he says he was only bitten by a dog once, but his greatest memory was catching a group of burglars.

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