USPS settles NLRB complaint over data breach

USPS settles NLRB complaint over data breach Last month APWU reported: In a first-of-its-kind complaint, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) cited the Postal Service for failing to bargain with the APWU over last year’s massive data security breach. The incident which was revealed to the union and employees in mid-November, compromised the personal information […]

USPS charge customers new rates before May 31st effective date

When United States post offices opened for business Wednesday morning, May 20, all point-of-sale equipment had been reprogrammed to automatically calculate prices on customer purchases at the new postage rates. The problem is, those new rates don’t go into effect until May 31. Many sales rung up at the post office window on Wednesday, however, were […]

NALC statement on OIG’s report regarding USPS financial services

The U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report today on “The Road Ahead for Postal Financial Services.” Below is a statement from Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers: The OIG’s report contains interesting observations and recommendations on ways the Postal Service can begin to serve the needs […]

Video: One dead, 1 critical, 1500 USPS packages lost in fiery Portland OR crash

May 22, 2015 – PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The fiery crash Wednesday that killed one man and critically injured a mail truck driver destroyed the vast majority of packages inside the truck. Jared Daniel Mack was driving a red 1999 Ford van around 9:15 p.m. when he allegedly crashed head-on into a semi-truck on NE […]

USPS puts nearly all plants scheduled for consolidation or closure on hold

May 22, 2015- USPS announced major changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation schedule in its Friday update..  USPS has suspended all remaining closures and consolidations from a scheduled move date in 2015 to “To Be Determined.” USPS plants Asheville, Houston P&DC and Queens P&DC are the only exceptions.  reported this “rumor” […]

Medal of Honor Recipients to Dedicate Vietnam War Stamps on Memorial Day

Stamp Sheet Depicts 48 Living Recipients WASHINGTON — Nearly a dozen Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients will help the Postal Service dedicate the Limited Edition Medal of Honor: Vietnam War Forever Stamps. The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m., Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in […]

New Jersey Postal Worker Charged With Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

Postal Support Employee (PSE) filed 13 fraudulent Form 1040s NEWARK, N.J. – A former postal worker who allegedly used stolen identities to assist in the filing of fraudulent tax returns to generate false U.S. Treasury checks was charged today for his involvement in the scam, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Luis Martin, 24, of […]

Two Virginia postal clerks face charges of stealing money orders

Two Postal Support Employees (PSEs) facing mail theft of money orders According to court documents, Brandon Dandridge faces mail theft charges after several money orders from customers never made it to their destination. In some of the cases, the customer filed a complaint with the post office, only to find out the money orders had […]

USPS, APWU extend contract talks, Negotiations with NRLCA reach impasse

The Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) have agreed to extend contraction negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement, USPS announced May 21. Although the contract with APWU expired at midnight May 20, the Postal Service and APWU mutually decided to extend the negotiations deadline by one week to May 27. APWU […]

Man high on drugs hijacks postal vehicle after claiming mail carrier poisoned his whiskey

Man Robs Postal Worker Redding, CA – On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at approximately 11:30 a.m. Redding Police officers responded to the 700 block of Locust Street for a reported suspicious subject call. SHASCOM dispatch advised responding officers that an unknown white male had taken control of a United States Postal Delivery Vehicle and the […]