Last USPS ‘Special Delivery Messenger’ at Elmhurst IL post office retires after 53 years

James Balluff was the last of his kind. Balluff retired this month after an almost 53-year career delivering mail — which he spent entirely at the Elmhurst, IL, Post Office. He was the office’s last employee to have the title “special delivery messenger.” The title was given to individuals who were hired for Special Delivery mail, […]

Will Postal Workers still be forced into Medicare if GOP succeeds in gutting program?

NALC: The industry has coalesced around the idea of full Medicare integration for health plans that cover postal employees and postal annuitants in the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program (FEHBP)—that is implementing a requirement that postal annuitants enroll in Medicare Parts A and B when they reach age 65, and requiring FEHBP plans covering postal […]