Video: Congress considering 2 bills that could change the way you get your mail

US Postal Service has been pushing for a more centralized delivery system to save money FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — In the age of emails and text messages, there is something personal about getting a letter in the mail. Even more so, when it’s hand delivered. Chris Stevenson said it’s part of the charm on his […]

Video: Residents of Housing Development Fuming Over Postal Plans to Remove Mailboxes

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP — Residents in the Villages of Winding Creek new home development are  upset about a plan to remove their mailboxes and replace them with community “cluster” mailboxes.  Residents received a letter Thursday, November 19, 2015, from the developer, CESO, informing them of the change.  Kwana Jones Becker said she found out some changes […]

Video: Thieves targeting cluster mailboxes in Davis CA using crow bar

Davis police alert residents of mailbox break-ins Thieves have been targeting cluster boxes in Davis, using a crow bar to pry them open. Once they’re in, they have access to not just one box, but to all of the mail of people living in the neighborhood. The Davis Police Department and the United States Postal […]

USPS stops curbside mail delivery and wants cluster mailboxes installed

Lehigh Valley residents moving into new housing developments soon could find themselves trekking much farther than the curb to retrieve mail. After receiving mail for a week upon moving into the Maple Shade Estates development in July, his mail delivery suddenly stopped. The U.S. Postal Service, under a cost savings plan, told residents it would […]

Postal Service cancels switch to cluster mailboxes in Lead-Deadwood, SD

A note today from the U.S. Postal Service to Lead and Deadwood mail customers – Never mind. Earlier this week, the Postal Service announced centralized mail delivery would replace direct delivery to one-fourth of Lead-Deadwood homes and businesses starting in October. The change responded to safety issues for carriers after seven injuries in three years. […]

Did USPS forget to tell business customers about switch to cluster mailboxes?

No next day delivery, or in this case no mail delivery for months, to some business owners in Old Town Bluffton. Concerned neighbors reached out to NEWS 3 to get some answers on why they haven’t received main since June. Months without mail and now business owners in Bluffton have had enough. “Midnight Baker,” Robert […]

Video: USPS to NC city council – developers will no longer determine type of home delivery

Walking outside your house to get the mail at the curb may soon become a thing of the past. In a memo sent to the Greenville City Council, the US Postmaster reports that developers will no longer be able to choose between curb line and cluster box delivery. In April 2012, the Postal Service changed […]

Customer and employee rights when USPS solicits customers to change the mode of mail delivery

July 15, 2014—NALC is aware of an effort by the Postal Service in different parts of the country to convince customers to agree to change their mode of mail delivery to cluster box or centralized delivery. This page contains the latest information detailing the rights of both postal customers and letter carriers, and we have […]

Postal service tries to ditch door delivery, letter carriers fight back

By Jamie Partridge Despite telling local KATU news that it’s “just an idea.. we’re not really pushing for it…it’s just a discussion… they’re just talking about in Congress” , the Portland District of the US Postal Service is indeed soliciting property owners and managers to “convert” from at-the-door to at-the-corner “cluster box” mail delivery.  And […]

NAPS: Issa “Clusterbox” bill clears House Oversight committee

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today approved cost-savings legislation that would require the Postal Service to convert door delivery at 15 million homes and businesses to lesser expensive delivery options over the next ten years. The approval of the “Secure Delivery for America Act” (HR 4670) came on an 18-13 vote, split along […]