Tuesday, April 29, 2014

FedEx Shooting: ...a woman wearing a FedEx jacket told employee talking about shooting incident to stop talking and led her away

Employee opens fire at FedEx sorting center

"... "He had bullets strapped across his chest like Rambo" and held a knife, Aiken said while gathered in a nearby parking lot with other employees. Before she could continue, a woman wearing a FedEx jacket told Aiken to stop talking and led her away...."   

Reference: www.kansascity.com

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Issa, anxious to pass destructive postal legislation before his term as committee chairman ends

Postal Service overhaul remains tenuous as Rep. Darrell Issa considers plans for new bill

"... So Issa, anxious to pass major legislation before his term as committee chairman ends late this year, took a new tack last week. He invited the Office of Management and Budget ..."   
Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Postal Service seeks to increase revenues from advertising by mining, storing and analyzing customer data

The USPS wants to mine and sell data gathered from your mail

"... seek to increase revenues from advertising by mining, storing and analyzing customer data. By mapping those datasets and determining consumer behavior, advertisers and retailers could target more effectively through traditional mail ..."   

Reference: dailycaller.com

Monday, April 14, 2014

Congressman Michaud, seeks postal reform that protects our postal service

Michaud calls for action to stabilize postal service

"... But whatever steps Congress takes, the future of the Postal Service must not be balanced on the backs of rural communities or hard-working postal workers. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrel Issa has made no secret of his desire to dismantle the USPS. Chairman Issa’s proposed legislation, H.R. 2748, would end Saturday mail delivery, eliminate thousands of postal jobs, and phase out door-to-door mail delivery. It would end the USPS as Americans know it. We need to enact legislative reform that will protect postal jobs, maintain six-day delivery and remove the massive burden of retiree health benefit prefunding...."   

Reference: www.sjvalley-times.com

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Darrell Issa continues war to pry YOUR Postal Service from your hands

Darrell Issa continues war against the US Postal Service

"... Issa has publicly stated his desire to dismantle or otherwise diminish the USPS. Last July, Issa introduced the H.R. 2748 - The Postal Reform Act of 2013. That bill had not been voted on by the full House and likely will not anytime soon because of stiff opposition in the Senate by Democrats and many Republicans. ..."   

Reference: www.allvoices.com

Monday, April 7, 2014

Bureau of Labor Statistics report says approximately 1,200 jobs cut from the U.S. Postal Service

BLS: 10K Federal Jobs Cut in March, 1,200 From USPS

"... A Bureau of Labor Statistics report cited by GovExec says approximately 1,200 jobs from the U.S. Postal Service and 9,000 from other agencies were cut during March, Eric Katz writes. - See more at: http://www.executivegov.com/2014/04/bls-10k-federal-jobs-cut-in-march-1200-from-usps/#sthash.sXTw9OuN.dpuf ..."   
Reference: www.executivegov.com

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

USPS delivering profitable service

U.S. Postal Service delivering profitable service

"... Why the good performance? As the economy gradually improves, letter revenue has stabilized. Meanwhile, with people ordering more goods online, package revenue is skyrocketing. That makes the Internet a net positive. ..."   

Reference: watchdog.org