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August 2017
8/31/17
USPS: Important Mail Service Update for Houston Area Customers Affected by Hurricane Harvey - Comments (Count)
Harvey storms through Texas postal system - Comments (Count)
NC mail carrier facing life threatening injuries after being shot on duty - Comments (Count)
Bristol carrier honored for three decades accident-free - Comments (Count)
Mail suspended for Houston District - Comments (Count)
Postal worker saves woman's life - Comments (Count)
8/30/17
NALC Responds to Hurricane Harvey PostalRelief.com - Comments (Count)
'Cocaine deliveries' lead to jail for 16 Georgia USPS workers - Comments (Count)
Two cars crash into Belleville Post Office - Comments (Count)
Memphis: $50,000 reward offered after mail carrier is pistol whipped - Comments (Count)
USPS Rio Grande District resumes most operations in Texas - Comments (Count)
8/29/17
Postal worker accused of armed threat gets chance to clear record - Comments (Count)
UPS, FedEx halt delivery to major areas of Texas and Louisiana amid storm - Comments (Count)
Hurricane Harvey: USPS responds to devastating storm - Comments (Count)
Federal fight over postal carrier crash - Comments (Count)
USPS on high alert as couple attempts to buy fraudulent money orders - Comments (Count)
Mail carrier rescues injured woman, honored as a lifesaver - Comments (Count)
Davenport neighborhood stops receiving mail due to neighbor's dogs - Comments (Count)
8/28/17
Federal agents set up three-day kayaking trip to catch malingering postal worker - Comments (Count)
Postal Hub Podcast #76: Parcels Over Letters - Comments (Count)
APWU: Peak Season Exception Period MOU Reached - Comments (Count)
USPS Service Disruption Alerts | Post office suspends some service in Houston due to flooding - Comments (Count)
8/27/17
USPS indefinitely stops package deliveries in Milwaukee south side neighborhood - Comments (Count)
USPS Service Alerts for Hurricane Harvey + photos (This may be one of the worst flood disasters in U.S. History) - Comments (Count)
2017 NALC Heroes of the Year - Comments (Count)
VIDEO: 2017 NALC Heroes of the Year - Comments (Count)
Postal Service Eyes January Rate Hikes - Comments (Count)
8/26/17
Taylor Swift's Ad on UPS Trucks - Comments (Count)
Our Top Five Favorite Fictional Postal Workers in Movies - Comments (Count)
Services temporarily suspended at several post offices due to hurricane - Comments (Count)
Aurora postal boss accused cancer sufferer of faking, then lied about having cancer herself - Comments (Count)
Beyond Rain and Snow, Postal Workers Must Also Worry About Their Shoes - Comments (Count)
8/25/17
Postal carrier airlifted after dog bursts through screen to attack - Comments (Count)
USPS suspends mail delivery in west Charlotte after shooting - Comments (Count)
Seattle neighbors file lawsuit against against mail carrier - Comments (Count)
Letter carrier in LLV knocked 200 feet in hit-and-run crash - Comments (Count)
Atlanta: Armed men search postal truck for drugs; 2 arrested - Comments (Count)
Amazon Prime members will get special discounts, locker access at Whole Foods - Comments (Count)
8/24/17
Cheyenne's south side loses only post office - Comments (Count)
Red Bank postmaster under fire for hateful Facebook posts - Comments (Count)
New 'fishing' crime hitting Massachusetts postal service boxes - Comments (Count)
Residents upset Postal Service hasn't replaced damaged mailboxes - Comments (Count)
8/23/17
Royal Mail's New Completely Electric Vans - Comments (Count)
Postal worker rams coworker with pallet full of parcels - Comments (Count)
Grandfather angry after post office delivers $600 of baby gifts to wrong house - Comments (Count)
USPS employee pretended to have cancer, sentenced to serve at cancer treatment center - Comments (Count)
8/22/17
Man charged with felony harassment for alleged threats against postal workers - Comments (Count)
Republicans dig deeper after Postal Service cited for workers' Clinton campaign aid - Comments (Count)
End of an era: Kilbourne Post Office closed after 180 years - Comments (Count)
8/21/17
Red Bank: Postmaster's Facebook Posts Draw Fire - Comments (Count)
USPS Notice Regarding Post Office Suspensions (PDF) - Comments (Count)
Winthrop Post Office Will be Rebuilt After Fire - Comments (Count)
Longtime Nashua Postal Carriers Earn Million Mile Award - Comments (Count)
8/20/17
Last call at a historic Philly post office - Comments (Count)
Brooklyn: Mailman allegedly threatened with a hammer, robbed by duo - Comments (Count)
Sicko Postal Worker Busted for Feeding Dogs Deadly Meatballs - Comments (Count)
Florida: Postal worker robbed of package at gunpoint - Comments (Count)
Solar Eclipse Pictorial Postmarks - Comments (Count)
8/19/17
Court case involving photos taken at post office (PDF) - Comments (Count)
Two rural postal carriers honored as heroes for helping save customers - Comments (Count)
Roaches cause temporary mail suspension - Comments (Count)
US post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks - Comments (Count)
Bats' time in Oldsmar post office almost over - Comments (Count)
8/18/17
Five juveniles accused of shooting postal worker with BB gun - Comments (Count)
Postal worker seriously injured in crash with garbage truck - Comments (Count)
30-year postal employee delivers more than the mail - Comments (Count)
No renewal for Howard Beach post office lease - Comments (Count)
Link: Priority Mail Art - Comments (Count)
Downing Retiring After 28 Years of Service as Rural Mail Carrier - Comments (Count)
8/17/17
Meet the CNY letter carrier who has delivered mail since 1967 and is still going
Chicago: Thefts reported from at least 5 USPS trucks on SW side
Excessive post office heat frustrates workers and customers
Postal employee led money order scheme to defraud USPS out of $100K
All clear given after chemical spill at Mamou Post Office
8/16/17
The science behind the color-changing solar eclipse stamps
Central Florida customers cry foul over Amazon delivery mistakes
Postal Pulse Survey Begins August 15th
Linn's: North Korean stamps honor recent missile tests
Dozens of carriers in postal vehicles conduct processional around sick mailman's house
8/15/17
Investigation Into Missing Stamp Stock at Kirksville Post Office
Forbes: After Losing Billions Again, Postal Service Needs a New Structure, Not Price Increases
FBI, U.S. Postal Police launch investigation at Seattle home
USPS to shut down remote.usps.gov access
West Fargo auxiliary postal facility celebrates one year  |  Senator honors postal workers
8/14/17
Letter Carriers president questions postal management
Postal worker who vacationed while too injured to work pleads guilty
Is the post office throwing away your first-class mail?
Continuing decline in first-class mail volume highlights 'strong headwinds' facing USPS
COLA for retirees bouncing around
After 42 years, a familiar face at Burlington City Post Office calls it a career
8/13/17
New Zealand: Postal Workers union calls for audio to stop being recorded in new vehicles
Houston: Suspect in custody after postal worker carjacked, mail truck stolen
Amazon scammers' new trick: shipping things to random widows in your town
8/12/17
Postal worker carjacked while delivering mail in SW Houston
Postal Views Podcast #70 (USPS Social Security)
Wild birds halt mail delivery in north Tulsa neighborhood
Austin mailbox break-ins spike, causing headaches for residents
Oklahoma: Neighborhood complains about their mail delivery
Mail woes continue in Larchmont
CAGW: USPS is in Financial Distress
USPS says staffing issue and hot weather responsible for delivery problems in Richmond
8/11/17
On the Detroit River, America's Only Floating Post Office Blends Tradition and Technology
Burlington City postal worker retires after nearly half a century
SF: Mailman Robbed in Brazen Noontime Heist
Post Office Shooter Pleads Guilty
USPS considers new safety protocol for drivers
Postal Service pledges better service in Richmond area
8/10/17
Detroit postal carrier stole more than $2K in checks from mail, feds say
Postal Service looks to autumn for stamp price flexibility, more leadership
USPS: A Giant Distortion Machine
Austreim joins Flandreau Post Office staff as postmaster - Comments
Missouri: Rural mail carrier vehicle burns, destroys mail - Comments
8/09/17
Yet Another Postal Truck Catches Fire
Postal Service bets on higher stamp prices to fix woes
Medicare cannot afford a reckless USPS bailout
Postal Retirement Q&A August 2017 by Roseanne Jefferson
8/08/17
Postal Officials Put a Stop to Beautification Project
What was the most important letter in history?
Rash of Mail Thefts West of Tucson
USPS OIG: Registered Mail - Proof of Delivery
Car crashes into SW OKC post office
8/07/17
Man walking dog pulls gun on mailman for running stop sign
USPS mailman keeps delivering despite knee-deep flood water
Australia to hold postal vote to decide on same-sex marriage law
Cincinnati Post Office closed due to building issues
1 injured as SUV crashes into Uniondale post office
Whistle-blower on political campaigning by postal workers says senator never responded
8/06/17
Missouri mail carrier stole 150 gift cards and 150 checks
USPS OIG: Are the costs associated with mailing ePackets accurately captured?
8/05/17
USPS' Pay for Performance System Isn't Rewarding Top Performing Employees
VIDEO: Drive by "Toss n Go" Courtesy of USPS
Postal Service offers lessons in letter carrying
Stamps.com riding high on negotiated service agreement with the USPS
Police: U.S. Post Office in Gary Robbed at Gunpoint
8/04/17
Postal Worker Marks 100th Gallon of Donated Blood
Christmas Cards in July? Lakeview Residents Fed Up With Lousy Mail Service
FDA to step up fentanyl targeting at postal facilities
Claremont post office gets much anticipated facelift
Tired of only one clerk and long lines, American Canyon officials want a larger post office
8/03/17
USPS OIG: Fiscal Year 2015 Pay For Performance Program
Thieves break into two mail trucks in Willow Glen
Community receives new mailbox to avoid thieves
Postal Service loses vital documents in Mobile County capital murder case
8/02/17
One of the Longest-Serving Postal Workers Retires After 60 Years
Postal Life: Instagram Post Shows Yet Another Burned LLV Truck
USPS hosts maintenance mechanics job fair in Tallahassee
Earl Gutbrod Has Retired
8/01/17
Former postal worker sentenced to 21 months in prison for workers' comp fraud
USPS 'postage reselling' program scrutinized
Mail carriers face cultural, physical changes
Topaz Post Office Permanently Vacated
Beloved letter carrier retires after 29 years of service
Postal worker's comments recorded by security camera lead to I-Team investigation
Audiobook Reviews August 2017 by Jonathan Lowe
TOP NEWS STORIES
NALC: Wage Increase Update
8.22.2017 - PostalMag.com reports: "The Postal Service has indicated that it will take some time to calculate the back pay for the more than 210,000 letter carriers, but that all back pay will be processed and paid as soon as practicable. On Aug. 19, career letter carriers began earning the first two cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) payable under the new contract that were effective Sept. 3, 2016, and March 4, 2017, as well as the 1.2 percent general wage increase that was effective Nov. 26, 2016." - USPS employees receive latest pay raise - Comments (Count)
Postal Service: More red ink, missed payments as mail slumps
8.10.2017 - AP reports: "The U.S. Postal Service warned Thursday that it will likely default on up to $6.9 billion in payments for future retiree health and pension benefits for the fifth straight year, citing a coming cash crunch that could disrupt day-to-day mail delivery. The service said it expected cash balances to run low by October and to avoid bankruptcy would likely not make all of its payments as required under federal law." - USPS Reports 3rd Quarter Results - WSJ: US Postal System Continues to March Backwards - USPS Reports $16.7bn Q3 Revenue - USPS Financial Woes Swell With $2.1 Billion Net Loss Last Quarter - Comments (Count)
New NALC-USPS Contract is Ratified
8.07.2017 - NALC reports: "The active membership of the National Association of Letter Carriers has overwhelmingly ratified the proposed 2016-2019 National Agreement with the United States Postal Service. By a margin exceeding 16 to 1, eligible members voted to accept the tentative agreement that was announced on May 12. The vote to ratify was 78,935 to accept the agreement versus 4,732 to reject it, as reported by NALC's Ballot Committee chaired by Joseph DeRossi." - New Labor Contract Will Give 200K Postal Workers a Raise, But Trim Their Benefits - Comments (Count)

 

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