Sunday, December 29, 2013

Do you really think UPS and FedEx would deliver your mail across country for 49 cents? You best be paying attention to the current destruction of YOUR Postal Service.


Root for the Postal Service to survive

Save the USPS
"... if the Postal Service had to throw in the towel -- do you really think that UPS or FedEx or some other courier service would take your envelope across the country for 49 cents? ..."   
Reference: www.cnn.com

Friday, December 27, 2013

Postal workers fighting to maintain fast delivery standards while postal service and congress want to slow mail delivery

Postal workers file complaint over late deliveries

"... “The Postal Service has closed about half of this country’s mail-processing plants, which means that mail has to be processed farther away,” said Sally Davidow, communications director for the Washington, D.C.-based organization. The union blames cutbacks for the delivery problems, she said. ..."   

Reference: www.star-telegram.com

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Postal Service not the only failure with mail processing plant closures as FedEx and others kill Christmas for many

Christmas deliveries delayed at UPS, FedEx

"... Some Christmas gifts didn't make it in time this year due to shipping problems at UPS (UPS) and FedEx (FDX). ..."   

Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Friday, December 20, 2013

Postal Service temporarily restores service to Paradise Valley residents

USPS restores service to Paradise Valley residents

"... “The postmaster has temporarily allowed a delivery change,” said Peter Hass, a USPS spokesman, in a Dec. 19 phone interview. “It is a temporary change while we work out a long-term delivery service plan with the town.” ..."   
Reference: arizona.newszap.com

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

OSHA concludes Postal Service had not implemented an adequate mail carrier heat stress management program

Feds cite USPS in death of mail carrier

"... the Occupational Safety and Health Administration concluded the postal service had not implemented an adequate heat stress management program to help mail carriers identify, prevent and report symptoms of heat-related illnesses. ..."   

Reference: www.lowellsun.com

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thief robs carrier of Arrow key; reward offered

Postal Service Offering Robbery Reward

"... Postal investigators said a man ran up behind a letter carrier and snatched the master key. ..."   

Reference: cbslocal.com

What is an arrow key? The Postal Service defines an arrow key as:

A distinctively shaped key used by carriers to open mail-receiving receptacles such as street collection boxes and panels of apartment house mailboxes equipped with an arrow lock. The bow (top of the key) is stamped with an image of an arrow below “U.S.P.S.” Arrow keys are accountable property and are subject to strict controls.
Reference: http://about.usps.com/publications/pub32/pub32_terms.htm

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dec. 16 will be the busiest mailing day of the year says the Postal Service

Postal Service: Busiest day of the year is fast approaching

"... The postal service expects it will handled more than 600 million pieces of mail that day. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the postal service will..."   

Reference: www.bnd.com

Friday, December 6, 2013

Atlanta Mail Facility Disposed of 20 Mail Loading Machines, labeling them as lost, stolen, destroyed or not found

IG: Postal Service jettisoned valuable equipment

"... Investigators say that an Atlanta sorting facility ditched 20 of its mail loaders, labeling them as lost, stolen, destroyed or not found. ..."   

Reference: www.washingtontimes.com

Monday, December 2, 2013

Postal mail carrier attacked!

USPS cries 'uncle' in conflict with wild turkeys

"... sympathize with Peterson and her carrier. We have these gangsters in our neighborhood, too, although I have never seen them go on the attack. But they are insolent and bold. ..."   

Reference: www.twincities.com