Congressmen re-introduce bill to expand MSPB Appeal Rights to Postal Managers

2/15/17 Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and David McKinley introduced H.R. 942 the Postal Employees Appeal Rights Amendments Act to expand U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board appeals rights to mid-level U.S. Postal Service Management. “This is about ensuring a fair review process. All Postal Service employees should have the basic right to appeal an adverse […]

Texas Congressman introduces bill to make absentee voting free for voters

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, introduced H.R. 6494, the Postage Free Ballot Act, that will make mail-in absentee ballots free of charge for voters nationwide. Three years after the Supreme Court tasked Congress to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Rep. Veasey remains committed to making […]

Activist for Change Seeks APWU Presidency

note: Jerry Stidman is a candidate running for President of the American Postal Workers Union. The press release below is not an endorsement by for Mr. Stidman or any other candidate running in the upcoming APWU National Elections. July 23, 2016 Jerry Stidman a member of the American Postal Workers Union from Terre Haute, […]

State Farm Receives the U.S. Postal Service Partnership for Growth Award

Working Together to Drive Technology and Innovation to Increase ROI 3/21/16 NASHVILLE, Tenn — State Farm, America’s biggest home and auto insurance group, was recognized today by the U.S. Postal Service today for excellence in driving technology, innovation and growth for the mailing industry. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan and Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. […]

Canada Post’s Underclass of Women Workers

3/8/2016 OTTAWA – On International Women’s Day, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is drawing attention to the situation of its rural mail carriers, 70% of which are women. Compared to their mostly male letter carrier counterparts in urban areas, rural and suburban mail carriers earn 20% less for doing the same work “We’re working […]

Rep. Huffman Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To End Wrongful Postal Facilities Closures

March 1, 2016 In a press release issued by Congressmen Jared Huffman’s (D-CA)- office, a bipartisan bill was introduced Tuesday with the goal of stopping the unnecessary shutdowns of mail processing centers all across the country. The following press release was published by the North Coast Journal on March 01, 2016 Rep. Huffman Introduces Bipartisan […]

Senator Heitkamp Launches New “Fix My Mail” Survey

Senator Continues Efforts to Make Sure the Voices of North Dakotans are Heard & Improve Rural Mail Delivery 2/23/16 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a member of the Senate committee overseeing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), today launched a new Fix My Mail survey to gather feedback from North Dakotans about challenges with […]

California man gets prison for stealing thousands of pounds of copper wire from Midway Post Office

San Diego Man Who Stole Thousands of Pounds of Copper Wire from Midway Post Office Sentenced NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – February 23, 2016 SAN DIEGO – James Stephen Dudley, who caused over $100,000 in damage to the Midway Post Office by breaking in and stealing copper wire, has been sentenced to 30 months in custody. […]

Postal Workers among 28 charged in $9.5 million health care fraud scheme to steal money from OWCP

Twenty-one claimants, four doctors or medical providers, a senior claims examiner at DOL, a claims representative, and a medical provider’s employee were charged in the scheme. All but two defendants have pleaded guilty to their respective roles in the scheme. In total, the defendants were able to collectively fraudulently bill the federal government through the […]

Senator Heitkamp Urges Study of Rural Postal Service and High-Speed Internet Access

Cuts to the U.S. Postal Service Have Disproportionately Hurt North Dakota’s Rural Communities, Where Reliable Mail and Internet Are Critical August 20, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that she is pressing for a study of the interaction between the lack of adequate high-speed wireless Internet access in rural areas and […]