NALC recommends PRC eliminating postage price cap on first class mail

3/23/17 NALC submits comments in PRC’s rate-setting review The Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) required 10-year review of the way the U.S. Postal Service sets its prices for postage and postal products is underway, with NALC making an official submission to the agency before the public comment window closed on March 20. Chief among NALC’s recommendations […]

APWU: Motor Vehicle Service PSE Salary Exception Agreement Reached

03/23/2017 – On March 10, the Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Postal Service that remedies the situation where Motor Vehicle Service Postal Support Employees (PSE) who had been granted a salary exception were converted to career status within the same craft but to a lower level and received a starting salary […]

Ex Postal Worker, wife admits scamming USPS, VA out of $1.2 million in benefits

Holland Couple Pleads Guilty In Connection With Fraudulent Receipt Of Over $1,000,000 In Veterans Benefits And Postal Workers Compensation 3/22/17 BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Richard Klaffka, 59, and his wife, Cathleen Klaffka, 62, both of Holland, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara […]

Tampa man sentenced for his role in scheme to sell stolen social security checks obtained from postal employee

3/21/17  TAMPA –  A man who admitted to his role in a scheme to sell almost $3 million in social security checks was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in federal prison. Richard Lee Anderson, 38, claimed he wasn’t aware of just how serious his crime was. “I’m sorry for everybody that I hurt,” Anderson said. […]

Actor’s postal performance strikes chord

A Los Angeles actor struck an emotional chord with TV viewers after delivering a moving performance as a mail carrier on a recent episode of NBC’s “This Is Us.” In a scene that aired on the popular family drama this month, Bill Chott plays a carrier who is delivering a package to a customer’s home […]

USPS proposes alternative pricing system to postage price cap

USPS is offering comments on the 10-year pricing system review being conducted by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Under a 2006 postal law, the PRC must review the system used for regulating rates and classes for market-dominant products, including First-Class Mail, USPS Marketing Mail and other mail categories. The goal is to determine if the […]

APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward

03/20/2017 – On March 16, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “marked-up” and approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). A mark-up is a formal process where a congressional committee can consider and amend a bill before advancing it to the full House of Representatives or Senate. Recognizing the need to set […]

Video: Suspect Found Dead Inside North Carolina Post Office After Four Hour Standoff

ENFIELD, N.C. (WITN) – After a four hour standoff at the Enfield Post Office, officers say the suspect was found dead inside. Enfield Police Chief Tyree Davis says officers responded to the post office on South Dennis Street around 6:45 p.m. Saturday in reference to an armed robbery. Davis says an elderly woman reported that […]

Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty to Stolen Mail, Fraud

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., woman responsible for mail thefts from at least 40 victims in three counties, pleaded guilty in federal court today. Lisa Beatrice Gee, 29, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to […]