Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mail carriers in oil patch offered incentives (20% pay increases; $1,000 Bonuses)

Mail carriers in oil patch offered incentives

"... Sen. John Hoeven announced the agreement between the Postal Service and its union on Wednesday. The agreement calls for pay increases of up to 20 percent for rural carriers; newly hired carriers also will receive hiring bonuses that total $1,000 after one year. Current carriers also get the same sum within a year. ..."   


Monday, February 17, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill fighting to save post offices and delivery standards

McCaskill Scores Victory for Rural Missouri in Fight to Save Post Offices

"... As the U.S. Senate considers legislation reforming the Postal Service, Senator Claire McCaskill today won a victory for rural Missouri post offices after the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved her proposals to increase protections for rural post offices and postal delivery standards. ..."   

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Postal worker allegedly repeatedly bitten on leg by attacker

You Might Dislike the Postal Service. He Dislikes It a Lot More.

"... attacked a 56-year-old U.S. Postal Service worker Saturday afternoon, squirting him with pepper spray and repeatedly biting his leg, according to the Akron Beacon Journal Online. ..."   

Monday, February 3, 2014

Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Helps When You Have Mail Problems

Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman: Helping Customers Through The Mega-Bureaucracy Of The Mail Since 1998

"... In the meantime, chairman Goldway encouraged the public to make their rate and service complaints, to contact the public advocates working on current cases, and to attend public meetings to make their voices heard. We may all complain about the mail, but it only stands a chance of getting better if you complain to the people who can fix it. ..."   


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Attacks on the Postal Service continue while representatives of the people remain silent on its demise

“Cynical and diabolical”: Issa attracts allies in quest to demolish Postal service

"... “There hasn’t been a fight to defend the public good, and there hasn’t been a real fight around good jobs.” While slamming Democrats, Dimondstein reserved special condemnation for Issa, the Republicans’ leading voice on postal reform. ..."