Senator Schumer urges incoming PMG to honor promise to keep Buffalo, NY plant open

01.29.15 – SCHUMER URGES INCOMING POSTMASTER GENERAL BRENNAN TO HONOR LONG-STANDING COMMITMENT TO KEEP U.S.P.S. BUFFALO PROCESSING & DISTRIBUTION CENTER OPEN THROUGH 2015 – SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING TO KEEP WILLIAM ST. CENTER ALIVE Schumer Has Successfully Lobbied Postmaster General to Keep Buffalo Processing Facility Open, Which Could Have Closed As Early As May […]

CSI: Postal Inspection Service’s Forensic division celebrates 75 years

1/29/15 – The Postal Inspection Service arm that uses “CSI”-style science to crack cases celebrated its 75th anniversary this week. The Forensic Laboratory Services Division is comprised of a national laboratory in Dulles, VA, and 18 digital evidence labs around the nation. These facilities use state-of-the-art equipment, including an automated fingerprint identification system and a […]

Digging out: USPS operations have resumed in most Northeast locations

Communities across the Northeast are digging out after this week’s nor’easter brought heavy snow, high winds and coastal flooding to the region. The USPS Service Alerts site reports all Northeast Area processing operations and Business Mail Entry Units were operational Jan. 28. Delivery and collection have resumed where it is safe for carriers. Information on […]

USPS: Elizabeth Johnson named acting vice president, Corporate Communications

USPS: Elizabeth Johnson named acting vice president, Corporate Communications 1/29/15 – Elizabeth Johnson has been named acting vice president, Corporate Communications. She will lead efforts to help the Postal Service communicate about important activities internally and externally. Johnson succeeds Mitzi Betman, who retired as vice president, Corporate Communications, and chief of staff Jan. 16. “Corporate […]

Shrinking First-Class Mail a Big Joke to Postal Service

01/29/2015 – Apparently, the reduction in first-class mail volume is hilarious to USPS management. Last week, The Onion, a satirical news site, published an article about a new line of commemorative stamps honoring “Americans who still use the US Postal Service,” mocking those who “still” send birthday cards or pay bills by mail. The Postal […]

Staples Masquerades as Quill — Boycott Quill.com, Too!

Staples Masquerades as Quill — Boycott Quill.com, Too! 01/29/2015 – Several APWU locals were unpleasantly surprised recently when packages they ordered from an online office-supply website were delivered by people wearing Staples’ uniforms.   The Quill Corporation is a subsidiary of Staples, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at their website, which has no […]

Video: Your outgoing mail may not be making it to the post office

Your outgoing mail may not be making it to the post office KTHV Little Rock – The last thing you probably think about when you leave your outgoing mail in your mailbox is that a thief might grab it. But, mail containing checks is a valuable find for someone looking to make a quick and […]

Texas owner of private postal center pleads guilty to defrauding customers

1.28.15 – SHERMAN, Texas – A 35-year-old Little Elm, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Joey Earl Cooper pleaded guilty to wire fraud today before U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant. According to information presented in court, from April 2011 […]

Nyack, NY residents flood Facebook with complaints about their mail service

Nyack, NY residents flood Facebook with complaints about their mail service Nyack residents say post office has been mailing it in January 28, 2015 – NYACK, New York  – Long lines. Missed deliveries. Bad customer service. Standing outside the stately limestone-and-tan-brick building at 48 S. Broadway on Wednesday, Jesse Scott said he’d waited in line […]

Congressman introduces bipartisan resolution to return USPS to prior service standards

January 28, 2015 – Congressman David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., introduced a bipartisan resolution calling for an end to the postal slowdown and a return to prior service standards. On July 1, 2012 the United States Postal Service (USPS) initiated an aggressive plan to cut costs by closing rural post offices, mail processing facilities and reducing […]