USPS Can’t Be Sued Over Delayed Wedding Invitations, Judge Says

A couple who say their wedding was disrupted because the U.S. Postal Service didn’t tell them their wedding invitations needed extra postage lacked legal grounds to sue the agency, a U.S. judge has ruled. Western District Judge Richard Arcara on Friday dismissed the claim filed by pro se plaintiffs Jacquelyn and Christopher Lombardi of Buffalo. […]

Postal Supervisors are “Co-Workers” court claims in dismissing TE’s sexual harassment lawsuit

Here is a sexual harassment case that I would like to get your readers’ feedback In this case the EAS-17 Postal Supervisor was fired. In a weird twist, the court viewed him as merely a “co-worker” rather than her boss, which reduced the Postal Service’s potential liability. This could become a trend in future postal […]

APWU Takes PRC to Court Over Refusal to Enforce USPS Service Standards

06/29/2015 – The APWU has taken the Postal Regulatory Commission to court, challenging the commission’s decision to dismiss its complaint that the Postal Service is failing to meet service standards. The union filed the Petition for Review on May 29 in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals and submitted a Statement of Issues to […]

USPS, DOL settle cases over heat hazards and retaliation of postal worker who called 911

June 28, 2015 – USPS was seeking to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier and USPS settled case involving postal worker who called 911 and labeled a terrorist. On September 10, 2014, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) Administrative Law Judge Peggy Ball upheld the willful citation issued […]

Addiction to pain meds led to 30-year Postal Manager’s mail theft charges

EVANSVILLE – The moment it began for Kevin Ray Hicks is still etched clearly in his mind. In his hands was a torn package of mail containing a bottle of prescription pain pills. Hydrocodone. “I don’t know what happened but my mind took me to a place I’d never been before and I started taking […]

Fired Postal Supervisor failed to convince Appeals Court his disability caused fight, settlement of MSPB case

Federal Court rejects  Postal Supervisor’s attempt to reinstate appeal. Postal Supervisor did not present any evidence  to establish that bipolar disorder impaired his decision-making capability. The facts collected from several cases are as follows: June 04, 2015 – On July 7, 2010, Eric Vaughan was removed from his position as Postal Supervisor, Distribution Operations, EAS-17 […]

FedEx agrees to pay $227 million to California workers misclassified as independent contractors

A $227 million settlement has been reached with more than 2,000 past and present FedEx workers in California who claimed the company misclassified them as independent contractors and then short-changed them on their wages and benefits. The agreed upon payment, which must still be approved by the Ninth U.S. Circuit of Appeals in San Francisco, […]

Legal: Postal Inspectors 11-year battle for overtime pay ends after Supreme Court rejects petition

The case in nutshell: (August 28, 2014) Postal Inspectors Robert Nigg (now retired) and Keith Lewis claimed that they were entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. The Postal Inspectors alleged that the Postal Service failed to pay their proper wages for (i) hours they worked in excess of forty […]