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Ocasio-Cortez Looking Forward to Examining Prospects for Postal Banking - Comments (Count)
Kauai County lauds USPS decision to keep historic post office open - Comments (Count)
Adapting Postal Facilities to Support Community Resilience - Comments (Count)
Mail carrier robbed in Virginia Beach - Comments (Count)
Paradise mail delivery resumed today - Comments (Count)
US postal workers protest in solidarity with Canada Post counterparts - Comments (Count)
Sprint Sizzling Saturday One-Day Sales Event for Postal Employees January 19th (PDF) - Comments (Count)
USPS cancels Bypass Mail pilot project at last moment - Comments (Count)
Warren: Boxes of mail found at postal employee's apartment - Comments (Count)
Postal Report Pitches Eliminating Nonprofit Price Caps - Comments (Count)
Atascocita neighbors go weeks without mailbox - Comments (Count)
Do 'fragile' labels protect your packages? - Comments (Count)
Six arrested in connection with mail thefts from Mountain View apartment complexes - Comments (Count)
PHOTO: Rural mail vehicle with busted headlight, no gas cap and no hub caps - Comments (Count)
Mail carrier loves her work - Comments (Count)
Postal Hub Podcast Episode 141: US Postal Task Force Report - Worth the Wait? - Comments (Count)
Taiwan: Man fined for sending cat via express postal mail - Comments (Count)
Postal worker hailed as a hero for saving elderly woman's life while on route - Comments (Count)
USPS Gains Market Share From Rivals - Comments (Count)
UK: Postal worker describes her 14 months of hell while employed by Royal Mail - Comments (Count)
Postal worker shot on the job suffers nerve damage - Comments (Count)
Driver injured after running red light, hitting USPS semi truck - Comments (Count)
Chicago-area man innocent in postal worker shooting - Comments (Count)
Hissing cat stops mail delivery - Comments (Count)
Why Was the USPS at CES? - Comments (Count)
APWU Officers Join the Protest to #StopTheShutdown - Comments (Count)
USPS Expands Wounded Warriors Leave (104 hours per year) - Comments (Count)
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The FSS Slows, and the Red Ink Flows
1.06.2019 - Dead Tree Edition reports: "For the third year in a row, productivity of the U.S. Postal Service's Flats Sequencing System declined in 2018 - with no end in sight to the money-losing machines' troubles. Hourly throughputs declined 5% during Fiscal Year 2018 and are 14% below where they were five years ago, the USPS reported recently in its Annual Compliance Report. Leakage - the proportion of mail that was supposed to be run on FSS machines but wasn't - rose from 20.1% to 21.9%." - Comments (Count)
APWU and USPS at Impasse on Contract
12.24.2018 - APWU reports: "The Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee had some serious concerns with the tentative agreement and sent it back to the APWU National leadership to reopen negotiations with management and attempt to address their concerns. We did just that in two meetings on Wednesday December 19, 2018 and follow up discussions on Thursday December 20th. However, we were unable to reach any changes or new agreements with the Postal Service. The APWU and USPS are now at "impasse." - Comments (Count)
Trump Administration Proposes Major Overhaul of USPS
12.04.2018 - Washington Examiner reports: "The Treasury Department issued a report Tuesday calling the U.S. Postal Service "unsustainable" financially and calling for extensive changes to its operations. The recommendations include eliminating certain delivery services, allowing the Postal Service to set prices without Congress' consent, and eliminating collective bargaining over wages for USPS employees. The report suggests privatizing the USPS as a possible solution." - Seeks to Remove USPS Compensation From Collective Bargaining - Could Inflame Tensions With Amazon - Postal Task Force Report - NALC Statement - APWU - Treasury Dept. Paid The MITRE Corporation $1.6 Million to Write Report? - Comments (Count)
Injured on the job, then fired: Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS
11.09.2018 - The Guardian reports: "The Guardian spoke to several former and current USPS workers, classified as non-career employees, who were fired or said they were mistreated after suffering on-the-job injuries. These temporary workers say they are uniquely vulnerable to mistreatment at a federal agency with one of the highest rates of workplace injury in the United States." - Comments (Count)
Mail Truck Fires Persist in Aging Fleet Tagged for Replacement
11.07.2018 - reports: "Several hundred mail trucks burst into flames, burning beyond repair, in the past five years, according to a review of U.S. Postal Service documents and public news reports. At least six fires occurred in September and October, and 15 have been reported so far this year." - Comments (Count)
Postal Holidays 2019
January 1 - New Year's Day (Tue)
January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. birthday (Mon)
February 18 - Washington's Birthday (Mon)
May 27 - Memorial Day (Mon)
July 4 - Independence Day (Thu)
September 2 - Labor Day (Mon)
October 14 - Columbus Day (Mon)
November 11 - Veterans Day (Mon)
November 28 - Thanksgiving Day (Thu)
December 25 - Christmas Day (Wed)

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