Former USPS exec say postal financial and liquidity crisis is over for now

Since Kearney filled most every executive job on the Postal Service’s financial side, few people outside the agency are better qualified to write about postal finances. His Oct. 7 analysis may have turned a few heads there because he declared that “the financial and liquidity crisis that USPS management declared a couple of years ago […]

Don’t Forget: Tuesday is Election Day!

Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day, and seniors in every state will be affected by the results. If right-wing extremists take over both houses of Congress, then Social Security and Medicare will be direct targets of the majority in both the House and Senate. And if anti-worker, anti-retiree governors […]

APWU, USPS Extend Memo on Filling Clerk Craft Residual Vacancies

10/31/2014 – The APWU and USPS have agreed to extend a March 20 Memorandum of Understanding Re: Filling Residual Vacancies for employees in the Clerk Craft. The memo outlines a procedure for filling residual vacancies in the Clerk, Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Crafts. The MOU was due to expire on Oct. 31 for employees Clerk […]

The ‘us’ in USPS: New video showcases Postal Service employees

A new Postal Service video showcases employees and their dedication to the organization. The three-minute production, which was filmed recently in Santa Clarita, CA, will be shown at new employee orientations. It’s also been posted on Blue so other employees can see it. “You have a lot of people who care about what they do,” […]

Video: Thieves target South Austin community’s mailboxes

AUSTIN, TX (KXAN) — Neighbors in a South Austin community want some answers, after thieves targeted their mailboxes. Two separate incidents happened in October, and now the Postal Inspector is investigating. Tampering with them is a serious crime. “If they prosecute you, you’re going to a federal prison, that’s a little different than a state […]

Senators Grassley and Harkin Call on USPS to Ensure All Absentee Ballots are Counted

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) today called on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to make all possible effort to ensure that Iowa absentee ballots are counted. Specifically, the senators issued a letter to the district managers of the Hawkeye District USPS and the Central Plains District USPS urging […]

Video: Thief steals mail from cluster mailboxes in Southern California

TOLUCA LAKE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) –Authorities are searching Thursday for a thief who stole mail from condominiums in Toluca Lake. Several mailboxes in the 10600 block of Woodbridge Street were hit Thursday morning. The thief also struck the mailboxes across the street. They remained open hours later awaiting investigation from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. […]

Florida Postal Worker arrested for allegedly selling pills out of mail truck

ROCKLEDGE — A Brevard County (Florida) postal worker is under arrest — accused of dealing drugs out of her mail truck. Rockledge police say 47-year-old Tonya Wheeler was caught during a drug transaction by a postal inspector at the Rockledge Post Office on Murrell Road Wednesday. Detectives say Wheeler was selling prescription pills to 41-year-old […]

Video: Postal problems at New Orleans high rise resolved after TV station intervenes

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -When the U.S. Postal Service stopped delivering packages to a New Orleans high-rise, some residents had a tough time getting their medicine. Concerned about the elderly and disabled tenants, one woman turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for action. Two months ago, Elaine Brown shared her frustrations with the Defenders after the […]