Senators reintroduce bill to strengthen postal managers appeal rights

(U.S. SENATE)-Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) today reintroduced legislation to strengthen labor rights for American postal workers. The Postal Employee Appeal Rights Amendment Act provides approximately 7,500 mid-level managers at the U.S. Postal Service the right to appeal adverse actions such as removals, suspensions, reductions in pay, and furloughs to the Merit […]

Postal Worker says she hoarded, stole mail because it was too much to deliver

Marion Co. postal worker admits to stealing mail, money, investigators say MARION COUNTY, Fla. —A Marion County postal worker is facing federal charges after investigators said she admitted to opening mail and stealing money from envelopes. Channel 9’s Kenneth Craig learned that authorities were alerted after someone saw mail piling up at Christine Rovelto’s home. […]

APWU files Labor charge protesting USPS new ‘Postal Pulse’ employee survey

Don’t Let Them Take Your ‘Postal Pulse’ 03/02/2015 – The APWU and USPS are facing off over management’s latest scheme: The Postal Pulse, a new employee opinion survey. [pr added link] “The APWU vehemently opposes Postal Pulse – and any other employee opinion survey – despite management notices that say otherwise,” said President Mark Dimondstein. […]

North Carolina letter carrier delivers hope to homeless veterans

Delivering hope North Carolina carrier assists homeless veterans When Kernersville, NC, Letter Carrier Linwood Thompson isn’t delivering mail, he’s delivering hope to homeless veterans. Last year, the Army vet and his brother founded VA Sidelines, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless veterans. “As a carrier, I’m out every day and see people in need. I […]

Here’s What USPS Is Looking For In Its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle

The USPS operates over 200,000 vehicles in all areas of the United States and its territories. More than 160,000 of these are right-hand drive vehicles that need to be replaced with the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV). The potential also exists to replace the other 20,000 plus left hand drive vehicles with the NGDV along […]

USPS revising ‘Privacy’ rule to share postal workers employment , wage data with BLS for research

Less than six months after a cyber data breach may have stolen thousands of postal employees personal information, USPS has posted a notice of its intent to modify the existing system of records (SOR), “Personnel Compensation and Payroll Records.” USPS is proposing to modify a General Privacy Act System of Records (SOR) to support the […]

Video: Taylor Ridge, IL post office armed robbery suspect in custody

Taylor Ridge, IL post office armed robbery suspect in custody Police say an arrest warrant was issued for a Viola, Illinois man in connection with an armed robbery at the Taylor Ridge Post Office that took place in January. According to a statement from Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos, an arrest warrant for 39-year-old […]

Video: How FCC’s net neutrality decision could affect you

How FCC’s net neutrality decision could affect you February 27, 2015, 7:13 AM|The FCC voted Wednesday to approve net neutrality and regulate the Internet as a public utility, similar to landline telephone service. The rules are designed to make sure that Internet companies treat all content providers equally. Maggie Reardon, a senior writer with CBS […]