APWU: Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 Benefit

11/22/2016 – Consistent with the requirements of the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, the Postal Service allows veteran employees who meet the eligibility requirements to take Wounded Warrior Leave. This is a specific type of leave, which provides veteran employees with no loss in pay, for undergoing medical treatment for a service-related disability […]

Former mail contractor, wife accused of stealing veterans’ med

3/30/2015 – Memphis, Tenn  – Two Verbena residents have been arrested and charged in a federal indictment that accuses them of conspiring to steal packages of prescription pharmaceuticals intended for military veterans. Kevin Cochrane, 34, and Carmen Cochrane, 36, both of Verbena, were named in a four-count indictment charging the couple with conspiracy to possess […]

Fairbanks AK judge won’t sign off on postal worker’s plea deal for stolen prescriptions

March 14, 2015 FAIRBANKS, AK — Over a period of six years, hundreds of prescriptions mailed by Alaska pharmacies to veterans and villagers disappeared while in the custody of the U.S. Postal Service in Fairbanks. Patients waiting for morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and other drugs often found themselves in agony because their pain medications failed to show up in the mail, […]

USPS Phase 2 Network Rationalization FAQs includes some answers to service standards, VER, RIFs

As previously reported USPS is moving ahead with Phase 2 Network Rationalization starting in January 2015. USPS quietly made this announcement last week. USPS estimates that approximately 20% of First Class Mail volumes will be delivered overnight and  80% in 2 or 3 days. In August, Megan J. Brennan, USPS Chief  Operating Officer (COO) and […]

Family members of USPS workers comp employees may be affected by data breach

12.18.14 The Mail Handlers Union reported: In a new development on the earlier data breach at the Postal Service, USPS has now sent individual letters to another group of employees who may have had personal information compromised. USPS informed us that a large number of Workers Compensation records were “possibly” compromised, in some cases including […]

Postal Protesters Criminal Charges Dismissed

Portland Communities & Postal Workers United More actions planned to stop the delay of mail (October 31, 2014) The “postal defenders” won a reprieve today. County Judge Karin Immergut dismissed criminal charges in a civil disobedience protest case which was over two years old, saying the defendants’ constitutional right to a speedy trial had been […]