CAUGHT ON TAPE: Charlotte NC postal worker tosses package to front door

9/12/2017 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Action 9 obtained a video of a postal worker in the university area throwing a customer’s package to the front door. The customer said he’s gotten mail damaged, late, or not at all, and the latest incident was an example. He didn’t want to go on camera, but neighbors did. After […]

“Why Did They Shoot Him” – Asked Mother of Injured Charlotte NC Letter Carrier

Postal worker critically shot; USPS offers $50,000 for answers CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A mail carrier was seriously injured after being shot Thursday afternoon in west Charlotte, police said. Ed McDaniels was working his route on Archer Avenue near Clanton Road when the shooting happened, his mother told Channel 9. “I want to know what happened,” […]

Postal Worker shooting highlights dangers for mail carriers

9/1/2017 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Local mail carriers are calling union leaders concerned after one of their own was shot on the job in west Charlotte Thursday. National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 545 President Sylvin Stevens has been comforting letters carriers non-stop since the shooting. “I’m wearing this ribbon in solidarity and support to Mr. […]

OPM: Emergency Leave Transfer for Federal Employees Adversely Affected by Hurricane Harvey

9/1/2017 In the event of a major disaster or emergency as declared by the President that results in severe adverse effects for a substantial number of Federal employees, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), in consultation with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), may establish an emergency leave transfer program (ELTP). After coordinating […]

APWU: According to new report Unions Improve the Lives of All Working People

Truth Exposed in New Report by the Economic Policy Institute 08/31/2017 – Postal workers know first-hand that union jobs are good jobs. Unions help workers join together and bargain with their employer for better wages, benefits and working conditions. However, unions also stand up for the rights of workers who are not currently in a […]

USPS Will Address Hatch Act Issues

Regarding your editorial “How the Post Office Delivered for Hillary” (Aug. 26) highlighting Hatch Act violations by the U.S. Postal Service: This issue has been addressed by Congress and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), and the Postal Service has fully committed to addressing the issue and to correcting the problem. Furthermore, although the OSC […]

North Carolina Mail Carrier Facing Life Threatening Injuries After Being Shot On Duty

8/31/2017 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 53-year-old mail carrier is facing life threatening injuries after being shot on duty Thursday in southwest Charlotte. Officers responded around 1:30 p.m. in reference to a shooting. After arriving on scene, officers said they found a United States Postal Service employee with gunshot wounds. He was on duty when he […]

APWU: Pilot test to begin on new DBCS the “ALPS” in two installations

…….. update on the Advanced Letter Processing System (ALPS). There are now two vendors Solystic and Siemens. These vendors have developed machines to be installed in Richmond, VA and Oklahoma City, OK.  The Solystic prototype is currently being installed in Richmond, VA and tentatively scheduled to be running in November, 2017. The Siemens prototype is […]