Troopers: Drunk driver caused crash that killed postal worker on I-85 in North Carolina

3/25/17 MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. – State troopers said a drunk driver caused a wreck that killed a mailman overnight on Interstate 85 in west Charlotte. Police said that around 5 a.m. the drunk driver stopped in the middle of the interstate, near Sam Wilson Road. A tractor-trailer skidded to a stop to avoid hitting that […]

NALC statement on Trump, GOP failure to repeal Obamacare

President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a scheduled vote in the House of Representatives on Friday. The GOP leadership’s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare—was expected to lose handily in the House. Polls showed that only […]

Judge finds UPS liable to New York over illegally shipping cartons of untaxed cigarettes

A federal judge on Friday held United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) liable for having illegally shipped hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, depriving the state and New York City of millions of dollars of taxes. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said the state and city are entitled to […]

APWU Weighs In, Calling for an End to CPI Price Cap

Postal Regulatory Rate System Review Underway 03/25/2017 – The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) submitted comments before the March 20 deadline to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for their ongoing “10 Year Rate System Review,” required by Congress in the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA). The Commission is reviewing the effects of the […]

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 8 Individuals Charged In $158 Million OWCP Health Care Fraud Scheme

March 24, 2017 DALLAS – An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas this week, and unsealed today, charges eight individuals with offenses related to their participation in a health care fraud scheme, announced John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. The defendants charged are:      Jamshid Noryian, aka “James […]

USPS: We are not “in good financial shape” as Op-ed To The Hill On PRC 10-Year Review claims

3/23/17 While the U.S. Postal Service welcomes constructive dialog surrounding the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) 10-year review of the pricing system for market-dominant products, we cannot let false and irresponsible claims made by several mailing industry leaders in a recent The Hill op-ed go unchallenged. Although we remain optimistic about our future with continued aggressive […]

Video: A Post Office Named After Marvin Gaye? California Congresswoman Says Let’s Get It On

A new bill introduced on Capitol Hill is calling for a U.S. Postal Service office located at 4040 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles to officially be designated the “Marvin Gaye Post Office”. Introduced by California Congresswoman Karen Bass, HR 1496 would require the South LA facility to be referred to by that specific designation […]

Video: Bakersfield CA man faces federal charges for postal mail theft

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — After a months-long investigation, a federal grand jury has indicted a Bakersfield man for mail theft. Jason Geiser, 36, faces eight counts. Court documents show repeated theft incidents while officers investigated Geiser. source: Bakersfield man faces federal charges for mail theft U.S. Attorney’s Office press release: Bakersfield Man Charged with Multiple Counts […]

NALC recommends PRC eliminating postage price cap on first class mail

3/23/17 NALC submits comments in PRC’s rate-setting review The Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) required 10-year review of the way the U.S. Postal Service sets its prices for postage and postal products is underway, with NALC making an official submission to the agency before the public comment window closed on March 20. Chief among NALC’s recommendations […]