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 […]

USPS: 2015 Christmas pay procedures for Rural Carriers

The 2015 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 5, 2015 (Week 2, Pay Period (PP) 26-2015), and ends Friday, December 25, 2015, end of Pay Period 27-2015. During this period, certain timekeeping and pay rules apply. Timekeepers, including Postmasters, supervisors, and other employees responsible for rural carrier time and attendance recording, should become […]

USPS: Rural Carrier 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-consecutive-week […]