New York: 22 arrested in money order fraud scheme

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe, together with United States Postal Inspector in Charge Philip R. Bartlett and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Special Agent in Charge James T. Hayes, Jr., today announced the arrests of 22 defendants for participating in a conspiracy to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars by forging U.S. Postal […]

APWU: Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period, New Leave Year

10/29/2014 – In accordance with Article 8 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a four-week period each year during December. This year, the period begins with Week 2 of Pay Period 26-14 (Dec. 6, 2014) and ends at the conclusion of Week 1 of Pay Period 02-15 (Jan. 2, […]

Video: How the Postal Service is helping law enforcement monitor snail mail

(October 29, 2014) Gwen Ifill sits down with Ron Nixon of The New York Times, who has been investigating this story for more than a year. As worries grow about technology, surveillance and privacy, it turns out the government is watching your snail mail too. A new report from The New York Times finds the […]

APWU: Plans Taking Shape for National Day of Action

Tell PMG, Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail! 10/29/2014 – Plans are taking shape for a National Day of Action on Nov. 14, when members of the four postal unions and supporters will send a powerful message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governor’s: Stop Delaying America’s Mail. The four […]

Evansville, IN Postal Manager charged with stealing veterans prescription drugs

(October 28, 2014) A grand jury in Indiana has indicted a Manager of District Operations (MDO) at the Evansville, Indiana Mail Processing and Distribution Facility (P&DF) on charges of stealing prescription pain medication addressed to veterans in Indiana and Kentucky. According to a news release issued by  (Acting) U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of […]

USPS: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual campaign to promote awareness and sensitivity about disability matters in the workplace, is underway. This year’s theme is “Expect. Employ. Empower.” NDEAM dates to 1945, when Congress designated a week in October to encourage employers to hire people with disabilities. The week was expanded to a full […]

Video: Tireless Columbus, OH Postal Worker Retiring After 58 Years on the Job

COLUMBUS (Dawn Faugl) — After more than half a century, a tireless postal worker is finally ready to take a break and retire. Moses Jamison has worked with the US Postal Service in Columbus for 58 years. Jamison says in that time, he’s seen just about anything you can imagine being shipped. His coworkers at […]

Overnight Delivery To Come To An End with Postal Service Changes

(October 28, 2014) The local chapter of the American Postal Workers Union is preparing for the end of overnight delivery as the US Postal Services consolidates and changes its standards. Paducah (Kentucky) Local 2500 Vice President Gerl McKinney says the postal service standards will change Jan. 5, 2015, and the Paducah processing facility is set to […]

USPS: Steps Postal Employees should take responding to customer complaints

(October 28, 2014) There are several steps employees should take to address customer complaints about USPS products and services. “How we respond to our customers matters,” said Consumer and Industry Affairs VP Jim Nemec. “They deserve to have their concerns handled in an appropriate, professional and timely manner. This demonstrates we value their business.” Employees […]

Frenemies: UPS, FedEx & the Post Office

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years or so, you’re aware that there are major problems going on at the post office. Saturday delivery seems to be continually on the chopping block. If you are anything like me, you may have thought to yourself, “If the Post Office goes under, […]