USPS reports $195 Million Operating Profit for January 2015 – YTD $1.325 Billion

On Feb. 25, 2015, the U.S. Postal Service’s financial results for the month of January 2015 were posted on the Postal Regulatory Commission’s website. For the month of January 2015, the Postal Service reported a $195 million operating profit. For the fiscal year to date, USPS now has a $1.325 billion operating profit. The $195 […]

2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 – 2015 USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule – USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation Phase II-2015. List of postal facilities that have changed move date. USPS repeats changes for Fayetteville, NC P & DC and Fayetteville, NC Annex consolidation schedule date “To Be Determined” (TBD) and Beaumont, TX from April to TBD.  Also included is […]

APWU President Reports on Status of Contract Negotiations

APWU President Reports on Negotiations 02/26/2015 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein has presented his first update for union members on the status of contract negotiations. The bargaining report is available to APWU members only. To read the summary, click here. For those who are new to the APWU website — or to the Members Only […]

Senators Launch Whistleblower Protection Caucus to raise awareness

WASHINGTON – ‎To raise awareness of the need for adequate protections against retaliation for private sector and government employees who call attention to wrongdoing, Sen. Chuck Grassley today led a bipartisan group of senators in launching the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus. “As a long-time whistleblower advocate, I constantly hear from federal whistleblowers who are fearful […]

Judge orders Postal Service to pay damages to whistleblower

In 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sued the United States Postal Service (USPS) for retaliating against a Safety Specialist at the Seattle, Washington Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC). According to the DOL : OSHA’s investigation determined that the Postal Service followed a pattern of adverse actions against the safety specialist, who was assigned […]

Woman charged with battery after pushing postal worker for late mail

Woman arrested in connection with battery of postal worker Evanston, Il – A 66-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the battery of a U.S. postal service worker Tuesday morning in downtown Evanston, police said. The incident occurred Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the 800 block of Main Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan […]

Postal Worker convicted of union embezzlement now charged with mail theft

A Westmoreland County postal worker previously convicted of union embezzlement is now charged with mail theft. A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted Frank J. Rysz, 49, of Mt. Pleasant. He stole cash from three first-class letters and also took an advertising circular, prosecutors say. He faces up to five years in prison and a fine […]

Newly hired Ohio letter carrier accused of using, selling drugs on the job

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Was a local postal carrier delivering more than just the mail? He faces charges, accusing him of using drugs on the job. Bennie James Motley III, 20, of Maple Heights was charged Tuesday with drug trafficking, theft and possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police say he was a postal carrier, working […]