On 15th Anniversary of Anthrax Attacks, Postal Workers Recall Those Who Died

A Monument to Victims is Unveiled 10/21/2016 – Fifteen years after their deaths from exposure to anthrax-laden mail, Joseph P. Curseen Jr. and Thomas L. Morris Jr. were remembered by their co-workers at a reflective and joyful ceremony on Oct. 21. A monument to the two APWU members was unveiled at the memorial outside the […]

USPS responds to “Delayed Postal Delivery Means Wasted Absentee Votes” article

From Forbes: US Postal Service (USPS) consumers are seeing declining service standards. They know their packages don’t arrive on time. What they may not realize, however, is that this may also cost them their vote. 38 states require absentee ballots to be received by election day. However, USPS rules have changed and that first class […]

Postal Service Health Benefits and the FEHBP

From PostalReporter.com reader: Have you listened to this?  Postal Service Health Benefits and the FEHBP All postal retirees and future postal retirees should.  If the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 5714) passes, a retired postal couple would be hit with an extra $4,000 per year in health insurance premiums for Medicare Part B and Part […]

Why United Parcel Service and FedEx Corporation Are Hiking Prices

Despite competition from Amazon.com, the package delivery giants are increasing prices. Here’s a look at why — and what it means for investors. Prices are going up. Around the time of the company’s first-quarter 2017 results in late September, FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) followed rival United Parcel Service, Inc (NYSE:UPS) in hiking selected shipping rates by […]

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement and the Postal Worker: Planning for Tomorrow’s Today

By Attorney Robert R. McGill The golden days of yesteryear are gone. Time was, employment with the U.S. Postal Service was not merely another job, but a career that ensured job satisfaction, income security, and a sense of investment for the future. Then, technology and the promise of innovation arrived; “efficiency” was the word for […]

Americans spend $103 billion a year on predatory lenders. Postal banking could change that

Americans spend $103 billion a year on predatory lenders. Postal banking could change that by Laura Clawson January 22, 2015  – Nearly 17 million American adults live in households where no one has a checking account; more than 50 million more have a checking account, but also have to rely on things like payday lenders […]

Family members of USPS workers comp employees may be affected by data breach

12.18.14 The Mail Handlers Union reported: In a new development on the earlier data breach at the Postal Service, USPS has now sent individual letters to another group of employees who may have had personal information compromised. USPS informed us that a large number of Workers Compensation records were “possibly” compromised, in some cases including […]

Video: Postal Worker’s Christmas party for kids still going strong after 43 years

Postal Worker’s Christmas party for kids still going strong after 43 years Traditional postal worker Christmas party continues for “one more year” (December 5, 2014)This year, 2014, marked the 43rd anniversary of the ‘Johnetta Borum Christmas Party’ for deserving kids. Johnetta Borum was a Milwaukee, Wisconsin postal worker who wanted to help kids that may […]