NY Congresswoman Meets with Brooklyn Postmaster Concerning District’s Ongoing Postal Issues

2/12/18 To my constituents: I hear you. The outpouring of calls & letters I’ve received regarding your postal issues prompted my meeting with the USPS Brooklyn Postmaster today. We discussed the inefficient mail delivery problem in the District, and I will not let this go ignored. Clarke Meets with Brooklyn Postmaster Concerning District’s Ongoing Postal […]

USPS Remote Encoding Center (REC) in Salt Lake City UT is last one in US

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s the place where “bottom of the barrel” mail gets sent to be deciphered—The United States Postal Service remote encoding center (REC). And the only center of its kind left in the U.S. is located in Salt Lake City. Located on the outskirts of Salt Lake City at 1275 S. 4000 […]

Mail Handlers and other Unions Rally to Reject Privatization of Veterans’ Health Care

February 13, 2018- The National Postal Mail Handlers along with LIUNA and several other affiliated unions of the AFL-CIO joined the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) marching shoulder-to-shoulder to voice concerns over the privatization of the Veterans Administration (VA). The AFGE is the largest federal employee union representing over 70000 federal and D.C. government […]

USPS wants postal employees to use Interactive Voice Response system to report unscheduled absences

The Postal Service is reminding employees how to report their absences when they take unscheduled leave. You must call the Interactive Voice Response system at 877-477-3273 to report any unscheduled leave as soon as possible. To request unscheduled leave, select option 4 when prompted. Here are some additional tips to remember: • Have your employee […]

USPS subcontractor sentenced to 39 days for stealing Postal Money Orders

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Brandon Knox, 38, of Fairfield, Maine was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by U.S. Magistrate Judge John C. Nivison to 39 days in prison and one year of supervised release for stealing Postal Money Orders.  He was also ordered to pay $485 in restitution.  […]

Postal Worker Suspected of Stealing $500 in Gift Cards from Suburban Grandma

Investigators say a postal worker suspected of stealing gift cards has been caught in the act opening mail — hours after an exclusive NBC 5 Responds report. That same employee is also suspected of stealing $500 in gift cards that a Lincolnshire grandmother mailed to her granddaughters last August. Postal authorities made the discovery after […]

APWU and USPS Extend Moratorium on Private Retail Outlets

02/13/2018 – In an effort to protect against further contracting out of retail operations and defend the integrity of customer service and our jobs, the APWU secured a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement that imposed a moratorium whereby the Postal Service could not expand any Village Post Offices, Contract Postal […]

Columbus OH Post Office problems more widespread than initially thought

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A recent ABC6 Investigation looking into mail delivery problems in Columbus revealed the problem goes way beyond city borders.  Complaints about poor delivery service, or in some cases no delivery service, poured in from neighborhoods stretching from Bexley to Grove City to North Columbus. Lisa Wright, from Bexley, said her mail problems stretch […]