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4/22/18
Weird stuff people buy on Amazon - Comments (Count)
4/21/18
Tony the Mailman walks his final route - Comments (Count)
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: USPS carrier throws package from car - Comments (Count)
4/20/18
Irked postal patron helps crack global plant smuggling scheme - Comments (Count)
Armed robbers steal every package from Postal truck in New Orleans - Comments (Count)
Yes, a USPS semi-truck really broke down on busy Atlanta freeway - Comments (Count)
Postal Worker Pulls Double Duty as Rescuer - Comments (Count)
Deliverance: Why America's post office should be privatized - Comments (Count)
NYC: 'Overwhelmed' postal worker arrested after 17,000 pieces of mail found - Comments (Count)
Lance Armstrong to Pay U.S. Government $5 Million to Settle Fraud Claims - Comments (Count)
4/19/18
Naked assailant of mailman found guilty of assault - Comments (Count)
You've got mail, but good luck finding the relocated post office - Comments (Count)
Amazon now has more than 100M paid Prime members - Comments (Count)
Chicago: Postal worker sexually assaulted in Ashburn neighborhood - Comments (Count)
Mail found dumped on Detroit's east side - Comments (Count)
4/18/18
Scanner: When possible; take approved rest breaks to beat the heat - Comments (Count)
Brick woman named among best of US Postal carriers; here's why - Comments (Count)
USPS Board Nominees Willing to Confront Trump Over Amazon Rates - Comments (Count)
Bezos' Washington Post: Trump's Postal Service audit is actually a welcome chance for reform - Comments (Count)
The Court Rules on the Barcode Case (again) - Comments (Count)
VIDEO: How to change the language on your USPS scanner - Comments (Count)
4/17/18
Don't expect the post office to stay open late for your tax return - Comments (Count)
The New USPS Reform Bill Could Shake Up Supply Chains - Comments (Count)
The 11 Most Controversial Stamps in U.S. History - Comments (Count)
Mail fishing is so bad in New Jersey, it's now the focus of a federal investigation - Comments (Count)
Springfield postal worker robbed while delivering mail - Comments (Count)
USPS mail carrier caught throwing package in Derby - Comments (Count)
4/16/18
ATF investigating fire started in Alabama post office's mail chute - Comments (Count)
Here's what happened to the Post Office on North Colley that closed - Comments (Count)
Trump Moves to Gut the Post Office - Comments (Count)
UK: Amazon warehouse workers pee into bottles because they are scared of punishment for taking comfort breaks - Comments (Count)
How George Bush Broke the Post Office - Comments (Count)
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Trump, Having Denounced Amazon's Shipping Deal, Orders Review of Postal Service
4.13.2018 - NY Times reports: "President Trump abruptly issued an executive order on Thursday demanding an evaluation of the Postal Service's finances, asserting the power of his office weeks after accusing Amazon, the online retail giant, of not paying its fair share in postage. In the executive order, Mr. Trump created a task force to examine the service's "unsustainable financial path" and directed the new panel to "conduct a thorough evaluation of the operations and finances of the USPS." - USPS Workers Bear the Burden - Business Community Responds - Sanders - APWU - NALC - GovExec - Text of the Executive Order - The Hill - CNBC - Comments (Count)
USPS Could Owe Payouts to As Many As $130K Employees After Class Action Ruling
4.09.2018 - GovExec reports: "The U.S. Postal Service will soon have to make a payout to as many as 130,000 current and former employees as part of a class-action lawsuit, with an anti-discrimination oversight body finding the mailing agency created a program to rid its rolls of employees injured on the job under the guise of trying to accommodate them." - Comments (Count)
Trump Escalates Attack on Amazon and Postal Deal
3.31.2018 - Politico reports: "President Donald Trump continued to needle Amazon on Saturday, claiming the internet commerce giant maintains an advantageous relationship with the U.S Postal Service amounting to a "scam" worth "billions of dollars." "While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon," the president wrote on Twitter." - Amazon and UPS Have Been Quietly Fighting Over Post Office's Cost Structure - Deal set to expire in October - Ex-PMG Donahue Disputes Trump - Trump Attacks Could Prompt Amazon to Move Away From Using USPS - As Trump Attacks Amazon/USPS, He Fails to Fill Postal Governing Board - Why Trump can't tell the USPS what to do - Bernie Sanders Agrees With Trump - Trump's Right - Talk About Fake News: The Flawed Citigroup Analysis - Comments (Count)
Senators introduce bill to stabilize, improve Postal Service
3.23.2018 - Dover Post reports: "Sens. Tom Carper, D-Delaware; Jerry Moran, R-Kansas; Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota; and Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, introduced on March 22 The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018: Improving Postal Operations, Service, and Transparency to stabilize, preserve and improve the U.S. Postal Service." - Retiree Health Premiums and Postal Reform - Postal Reform Bill Would Impact Health Insurance - Concerns About Medicare Plan - GovTrack S. 2629 - GovExec - APWU Statement - Carper Press Release - Bill Would Create New Health Benefits Program for Postal Employees - NALC Lauds Bipartisan Effort - Printing Industries Applauds - Business Community Supports - Comments (Count)
Carriers Not Happy About New Scanning and Loading Directive
3.16.2018 - PostalMag.com reports: "City and Rural Carriers on workroom floors and in online forums are expressing much displeasure about a new time-wasting parcel scanning and loading program that has carriers scanning all parcels while loading in order to determine where to place the parcels in the vehicle." - NALC Addresses - Comments (Count)
Postal Holidays 2018
January 1 - New Year's Day (Mon)
January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. birthday (Mon)
February 19 - Washington's Birthday (Mon)
May 28 - Memorial Day (Mon)
July 4 - Independence Day (Wed)
September 3 - Labor Day (Mon)
October 8 - Columbus Day (Mon)
November 12 - Veterans Day (Mon)
November 22 - Thanksgiving Day (Thu)
December 25 - Christmas Day (Tue)

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