Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Senate bill 1486 would harm postal customers and postal employees alike

Four Postal Unions Express ‘Strong Opposition’ to Senate Bill

"... expressing “strong opposition” to an amended version of Senate bill 1486, and urging senators to oppose the bill when it is considered by the committee on Jan. 29. The substitute bill was issued on Jan. 23 by Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), the authors of the original bill. The substitute bill retains many of the negative features of the original bill and adds new provisions “that are totally unfair and unnecessary,” ..."   

Reference: www.apwu.org

Monday, January 27, 2014

Second suspect arrested in postal worker shooting

Cops cuff second suspect in Dot postal worker shooting

"... Police have arrested a second suspect in the Dec. 20 robbery and shooting of a U.S. Postal Service worker who was delivering Christmas packages ..."   

Reference: bostonherald.com

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Postal Service postpones mail processing facility closures but still continues threats to do so

Postal Service Delays New Wave of Mail Processing Closures

"... A USPS spokeswoman declined to comment on the reason for the postponement, but said the agency plans to reschedule phase two at some point in the future. “The Postal Service will continue working with its mailers and customers on the issue to ensure a smooth transition and give customers ample time to make changes,” said Sue Brennan, the spokeswoman. ..."   

Reference: www.govexec.com

Friday, January 24, 2014

Postal Privatization

The Privatization Ruse

"... Accusations that the PMG’s ultimate goal is to privatize the Postal Service are apparently starting to make some of the folks at L’Enfant Plaza a little touchy. ..."   

Reference: www.savethepostoffice.com

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Late evening postal worker shooting suspect arrested, second suspect still out there

Dorchester Man Arrested In Shooting Of Postal Worker; Second Suspect At Large

"... Maurice Williams Miner-Gittens, 23, and Keyon Taylor, 21, are charged with conspiracy to rob, attempted robbery and kidnapping of a federal employee. The government is offering up to a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Keyon Taylor. ..."   

Reference: cbslocal.com

Friday, January 17, 2014

1,000's of letters destroyed in fire; Carrier safe

Postal delivery truck and 2,000 letters destroyed in Felton

"... A postal delivery truck and more than 2,000 pieces of mail inside were destroyed by fire after the truck ..."   
Reference: www.pressbanner.com

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Chicago mail still delayed after storm almost two weeks ago

Some Chicago USPS package deliveries delayed

"... when he tried to go to the branch to track down the rest, it was a lost cause. "I go there to pick them up, and they say that we have too many packages. We can't possibly sift through all of this. ..."   

Reference: abclocal.go.com

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New but rare upright Inverted Jenny stamp pane sells for $25,000: Is yours the next one?

Upright Inverted Jenny pane sells for $25,000

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"... One of the first four inverted Inverted Jenny Stamp Panes reported to the Postal Service has traded hands for the price of $25,000. Now that California collector is going on vacation. ..."   
Reference: www.linns.com

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mail delivery standard changes

USPS Aims to Institute Load Leveling in March

"... Now [Postal Service managers] have decided that labor costs are too high on Monday and want to add a day on to their service standards,” says Joe Schick, director of Postal Affairs for Quad/Graphics. DSCF Standard Mail is comprised mostly of direct mail letters, catalogs, flyers, and other advertising mail. ..."   

Reference: www.dmnews.com

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Postal Service far exceeded holiday package delivery volume, but oddly silent on the fact

USPS Exceeded Holiday Package Delivery Volume

"... The U.S. Postal Service has been relatively quiet about its holiday 2013 performance. But last week, the USPS broke its silence, and said it exceeded holiday volume expectations with a higher than projected package volume increase. ..."   

Reference: multichannelmerchant.com

Thursday, January 2, 2014

As usual, the U.S. Postal Service excels over private delivery companies

...Star of the Holiday-Shipping Season: The U.S. Postal Service

"... What went largely unmentioned, however, was that the stellar performance of the U.S. Postal Service. The government-run competitor was swamped with parcels just like UPS and FedEx were, with holiday package volume 19 percent higher than the same period late year. ..."   

Reference: www.businessweek.com