Indiana postal worker charged with stealing toys, other mail

A Valparaiso postal worker has been charged with stealing packages between August, when she started, and October, when a special agent from the Postal Service Inspector General’s Office began to investigate, according to charging information. Janyce Sewell, 55, of the East 500 block of County Road 900 North in rural Westville faces, up to two […]

USPS: Rural Carrier 2016–2017 Guarantee Period

Notice to All Post Offices With Rural Delivery Service: Rural Carrier Guarantee Period Postal Service™ managers must effectively manage rural carriers who work under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), section 7(b)(2). Those carriers are paid overtime for all hours actually worked in excess of 2,080, up to 2,240, within the 52 […]

Vigil held for Georgia postal worker killed over weekend following accident

5/18/16 NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — A vigil was held Wednesday night for a postal worker killed over the weekend in Newton County. Hillary Hicks was thrown from her truck when it was hit from behind as she pulled back onto the road after a delivery.   At Wednesday night’s vigil, Hicks’ husband said his wife […]

NRLCA membership approves new 3-year contract with USPS

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service. The contract covers approximately 119,000 employees represented by the union. Highlights of the agreement include annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer share of health premiums, and the preservation of workforce structure modifications achieved […]

Video: USPS apologizes after rural carrier leaves letter asking residents to boost mail volume during route count

Rural carrier distributes fliers to residents asking them to inflate their mail volume during count week HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – The USPS is apologizing to a group of its customers in Highlands Ranch after a postal carrier left fliers in homeowner’s mailboxes, asking for them to artificially increase their mail volume so she could earn […]

Canada Post’s Underclass of Women Workers

3/8/2016 OTTAWA – On International Women’s Day, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is drawing attention to the situation of its rural mail carriers, 70% of which are women. Compared to their mostly male letter carrier counterparts in urban areas, rural and suburban mail carriers earn 20% less for doing the same work “We’re working […]

NLRB investigating claim of USPS discriminating against Penn Rural Carriers for union activity

Yesterday, PostalReporter reported that NALC Branch #256 located in Swartz Creek, MI had filed an unfair labor charge against USPS in 2015. NALC claimed that a Supervisor Customer Service “threatened its employees with more vigorous enforcement of rules if they choose to be represented by a union steward or seek support and/or assistance from a […]

USPS, NRLCA reach tentative 3-year agreement

The Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year labor contract. The contract covers approximately 119,000 employees represented by the union. “This is a fair and responsible agreement that is in the best interest of our employees, our customers and the future of the […]

Rural mail carrier injured after SUV flips in Bernard IA

BERNARD, Iowa — A rural mail carrier was injured after her SUV entered a ditch and flipped Tuesday, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Tonya Waller, 43, of Bernard, was taken by ambulance to UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital in Dubuque with minor injuries, according to Deputy Russ Long.  The deputy said Waller was delivering mail […]

USPS hiring more carriers as “last mile” package delivery continues to grow

The U.S. Postal Service is looking to hire more city and rural carriers as “last mile” package delivery from Amazon.com, FedEx and UPS continues to grow. “We’ve really been growing the package business,” said Jim Herrmann, USPS district manager, during an interview Monday in Cedar Rapids. “Cedar Rapids-Iowa City is part of the Amazon.com Sunday […]