FORT MYERS, FL – A driver was trying to make a turn onto Fowler Street late Monday morning from Moreno Avenue and told us he didn’t see the mail truck. He clipped the back of the truck causing it to hit the curb and then roll over.

“I was going to take a left here, then I turned my wheel to take the left and bango. I didn’t even see it coming,” said the car driver John Perry. “She said she was alright. I’m surprised though you know. I thought there was going to be some serious injuries. She traveled from here to there on her side,” said Perry.

The unidentified female mail truck driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Read more: Mail truck flips after crash – WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida.

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Who’s responsible for mysterious blue postcards attacking a local family? Fox 4 gets an update from the US Postal service and the victim in this case.

Eighty-three-year-old Beatrice Schwartz has stopped getting constant calls about mysterious mailers…

“Thank God, I’m glad for that,” said Schwartz, who is getting unwanted calls from companies selling security systems. Continue reading ‘Video: Latest on USPS investigation into mysterious mailers’ »

September 29, 2014 SAN DIEGO – A Bay Park woman spoke with 10News on Monday, concerned over stolen packages at her front door. Surveillance video shows a woman taking a delivered package from the doorstep of another woman, who only wanted to be identified by her first name, Nina. Nina says she had a package stolen from her doorstep about a year ago and never wanted to go through that again. She installed surveillance cameras to combat the problem, only to find it happen again.
Continue reading ‘Video: California woman concerned over stolen packages at front door’ »

CARROLLTON, GA September 29, 2014 (CBS46) – Residents living on privately owned property that borders the University of West Georgia, called the Village at West Georgia on Cunningham Drive in Carrollton, haven’t gotten their mail in nearly a month according to Al Hamiliton. Hamilton is a non-student who lives in the complex.

Roughly three weeks ago, the Carrollton post office and the property management group began a dispute over who is responsible for putting the mail in the resident’s mail boxes. Continue reading ‘Video: No mail, residents upset post office is treating their townhouse as a dorm’ »

PMG2013929ENCINITAS — In a late August visit to San Diego, The Postmaster General of the United States Patrick Donahoe described the situation the Postal Service is in as “very fixable,” but only through legislation.

The financial situation that has seen the Postal Service lose billions due to flattening first class mail volume with the advent of online bill paying over the past 10 years.

“We have lost about 60 percent of our single piece volume — mail in the blue mailboxes — in the past 10 years,” said Donahoe. “That equates to 30 billion pieces, and if you put it in terms of a 49-cent stamp, it’s $14.5 billion in yearly revenue that’s disappeared.”

And then there was the 2006 government mandate that required the mail service to prefund $5.5 billion a year into a retirement health benefits fund for future retirees.

The Postal Service has defaulted on making those payments in the past, and will default again this month, said Donahoe. Right now the Postal Service is on the hook for about $21 billion — with a default on this month’s payment that will make the amount they’ve defaulted on $26 billion. Continue reading ‘Postmaster General says USPS issues ‘very fixable’’ »

Eight Limited Edition Forever Stamps Celebrate Batman’s Evolution in Comics

The Bronze Age Batman stamp.

WASHINGTON and BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 — The U.S. Postal Service, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, is proud to announce that Batman, one of DC Comics’ most beloved characters, will be immortalized in a Limited Edition Forever postage stamp collection.

The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Limited Edition Forever Batman Stamp Collection Set will take place in “Gotham City,” at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 9 at the Javits Center to kick off New York Comic Con 2014.

In honor of Batman’s 75th anniversary as the protector of Gotham City, he will join the elite ranks of American pop-culture icons that have been given this honor. The stamp collection will feature multiple images of the Caped Crusader from artistically distinct periods across his comic book history, exhibiting the evolution of the Dark Knight over the past seven-and-a-half decades.

“The U.S. Postal Service has a long history of celebrating America’s icons, from political figures to pop-culture’s most colorful characters. We are thrilled to bring Batman off the pages of DC Comics and onto the limited edition Forever Batman stamp collection, marking his place in American history,” said U.S. Postal Service Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Nagisa Manabe.

“Over the past 75 years Batman has captured the imagination of fans around the world — from comic books to television, film, video games and beyond,” said Jim Lee, renowned comic book artist and co-publisher of DC Entertainment. “Today Batman is more relevant than ever and his popularity continues to expand, reaching the generations to come in the next 75 years and beyond.” Continue reading ‘Batman Honored by USPS to Celebrate 75 Years of the Timeless Super Hero’ »

It’s 2024 – Do You Know What You Need?
White Paper RARC-WP-14-014 – 9/29/2014

futureTea leaves, crystal balls, palm readings: There are lots of ways to try to predict the future . . . and most of them are useless. Still, careful examination of measurable indicators — and a little imagination — can yield some clues as to what may lie ahead. That’s good news for the U.S. Postal Service, because if there’s anything that faces an uncertain future right now, it’s the nearly 240-year-old institution that delivers your mail every day.

To get a sense of what America’s postal needs might be a decade from now and how the Postal Service could fulfill them, we recently undertook a study that included (a) researching projections for more than 80 social, technological, and industrial trends, (b) reviewing hundreds of articles, and (c) interviewing experts.

Some indicators are fairly certain. The ongoing demographic rise of the Millennial generation – now larger than Baby Boomers – means that the wants and needs of those born largely after 1980 will profoundly affect the economy as previous generations retire. Others are less certain, such as how much of a role 3D printing will play and to what extent it could affect the package-shipping industry. Continue reading ‘USPS OIG White Paper: The Postal Customers of the Future’ »

Press Release from the office of Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY)

Nydia_Velázquez(September 24, 2014) Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) wrote the Inspector General of the United States Postal Service calling for an audit of mail delivery at the Red Hook Post Office.  The text of the letter is below.

September 24, 2014

The Honorable David Williams
Inspector General
United States Postal Service
1735 North Lynn Street
Arlington, VA 22209-2020

Dear Inspector General Williams:

I am writing you regarding the Red Hook Post Office located at 615 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, New York, which provides postal service to residents of Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Waterfront District.  Given recent problems at this location, I am asking that your office conduct an audit of the accuracy and timeliness of the mail delivery process at the Red Hook Post Office.  Continue reading ‘Congresswoman Calls for USPS IG Review of mail delivery at Brooklyn Post Office’ »

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS LOGOThere has been a lot of interest in the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NALC and USPS regarding “Holiday Carrier Assistants.”  The agreement allows USPS to reemploy retirees as “Holiday Carrier Assistants” during the four week December period as operationally necessary.

First of all, the agreement is not totally new. USPS and NALC signed a MOU several years ago on ‘Holiday Carrier Assistants’ (minus language on reemployment of retirees) effective December 2014. However, NALC allowed USPS to utilize the agreement in December 2013. Continue reading ‘More info on ‘Holiday Carrier Assistants’ and reemployment of retirees’ »

POSTIES are barking mad after a dog bone called Postman’s Leg was launched in stores across Scotland.

They say the natural beef bone, more than a foot long, is making fun of dog attacks on postal workers.

But the manufacturers of the £1.49 treat insist the name is purely tongue-in-cheek and pet owners see the joke with several thousand of the bones sold every week.

A spokesman for the Communication Workers Union said: “Whilst we appreciate the intended humour in the name, over 26,000 postal workers have been attacked and injured by dogs in the last six years. Continue reading ‘UK Postal Workers union barking mad at new dog treat called ‘Postman’s Leg’’ »