Monday, July 30, 2012

Mail Handler is Mom of USA Olympic Boxing Team member

NPMHU Olympic Connection

"... As the 2012 summer olympic games begin in London, all Mail Handlers should be aware of their connection to this global event. The United States of America has selected twelve athletes to represent our country on the USA Olympic Boxing Team. One of those gifted athletes is Errol Spence, who will make his olympic debut on Sunday, July 29th. Errol is the 22-year old son of Errol Spence Sr. and Debra Spence. Debra is a Mail Handler working at the Dallas NDC, and a proud member of NPMHU Local 311. Errol is pictured here with his mom and dad. ..."   


Thursday, July 26, 2012

FedEx worker shares story of Tuscaloosa shooting suspect

Fed Ex worker who turned in Wilkins shares story

Nathan Van Wilkins
"... Barfield, the owner of the Fed Ex office in Jasper was behind his desk when Wilkins came in. He tried to keep cool while talking to the suspect. "Not to aggravate him or elevate the situation, I said 'Oh I think they'll be all right and I went to shake his hand, which is kind of nerve-racking with a person who said they just shot 17 people. " ..."   

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mail processing facility closures bring fear of delayed mail, voting issues

Baucus Calls for Congressional Action on Postal Reform

"... Baucus also wondered about the impact on November’s elections in states like Montana that rely heavily on mail ballots, though a Postal Service spokesperson said mail-processing centers won’t be consolidated until the beginning of 2013. ..."   


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Colorado Shooting: UPS, FedEx Field Questions About

FedEx, UPS field questions about Colorado shooter and ammunition shipments

"... While the U.S. Postal Service does not carry live ammunition, FedEx and UPS routinely do so under special conditions imposed on hazardous cargo. ..."   


Monday, July 23, 2012

Postal Service hiring temp mail handlers just after offering incentives to reduce mail handlers workers nationwide

USPS looks to fill 45 temp positions

"... after nearly closing the William Street processing center in Buffalo in a move geared towards consolidation, the USPS is now putting out the "help wanted" sign. The postal service is looking to fill 45 temporary mail handling positions. ..."   


Retired Postal Worker leaves significant art collection

Postal worker leaves significant art collection

"... Vogel was a retired postal worker, who, along with his wife, acquired a very significant collection of modern art. ..."   


Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises shooting rampage strikes postal family

Shooting Tragedy Strikes APWU Family

"... The Colorado shooting tragedy has touched the APWU family. Alex Sullivan, the son of an Aurora (CO) Local steward, was shot and killed July 20, during the rampage at a midnight showing of the Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. Eleven others died and more than 50 others were injured, police reported. ..."   


Friday, July 20, 2012

Postal Clerk spat on by transient:: assault on a federal employee

Man who spat in face of postal clerk pleads guilty to assault on federal worker

"... A local transient with ties to Aroostook County accused of spitting in the face of a postal clerk last year has pleaded guilty to assault on a federal employee. ..."   


Thursday, July 19, 2012

APWU President Blasts House Leaders

Guffey Blasts House Leaders

"... APWU President Cliff Guffey is blasting House Republican leaders for their “utter failure to solve the nation’s problems.” Guffey made the remarks in response to recent signals that the chamber won’t act on postal reform legislation until after Congress’s August recess – and perhaps not until after the November elections. ..."   


Henning postal shooter set to appear in court

Court Hearing In Henning Post Office Shootings

"... charged with fatally shooting two Henning postal workers during a robbery is scheduled to appear in federal court. Chastain Montgomery ..."   


Friday, July 6, 2012

Citizen’s arrest attempt on Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe

Postal bigwig nearly arrested at hunger-strike rally

"... It took two dozen cops lined up in front of United States Postal Service headquarters to stop postal worker retiree John Dennie’s gallant attempt to make a citizen’s arrest of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. Dennie’s hands were pulled behind his back and cuffed. Cops led him away as 140 union and community supporters chanted, “Arrest Donahoe.” ..."   


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

USPS begins first round of mail processing plant closures

US Postal Service Makes Major Cuts This Week

"... Starting this week, the service will implement some major cutbacks. USPS is moving forward with plans to consolidate 48 mail processing plants in the next two months. ..."   


Monday, July 2, 2012

Hand was discovered at a postal facility (Canada)

Police probe if possible human head found in park is linked to Canada body parts case

"... he case became known when a package containing a severed foot was found at Canada's ruling Conservative Party headquarters on May 29. That same day, a hand was discovered at a postal facility, addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada.