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June 2006 Postal News

Friday - June 30, 2006
Burrus Outlines Union’s Contract Goals For Rank and File Bargaining Committee
- The Postal Service Has a Problem: Full Disclosure
- Inflation Triggers 1-Cent Postal Rate Increase in Canada
- National Association of Postmasters Newsletter
- Flooding halts mail delivery to much of Bradford County PA

Thursday - June 29, 2006
Postal worker charged with stealing $64K - Supervisor Demanded Hush Money
- Reducing UAA Mail Means Changes for Mailers
- USPS Volume Forecasts are Too Optimistic
- Inspectors to examine packaging of finger
- Bomb squads on scene of suspicious package in Wilmington DE
- Private taxpayer data lost in the mail
- `Mail fraud’ charge is odd yet posts result

Wednesday - June 28, 2006
UPS, USPS make a deal
- 2 year sentence for shooting mail carrier CA
- The Dilbert Dilemma: Dialogue campaign not without its glitches
- Whoops! Private taxpayer data lost in mail
- Maryland woman unravels international USPS money order scam
- Post office regroups after arson attempt
- Local Postal Workers Accused Of Pilfering Mail FL
- Winsted carrier brought safety along with letters

Tuesday - June 27, 2006
Burrus Update: Victory Elusive in Postal ‘Reform’
Disney Stationery Animates a Postal Spat
- Senior Florida U.S. Rep. Challenges Consolidation APWU
- Man Mails Ex-Girlfriend His Finger
- PERF Eligibility Criteria Modified
- Residents at Local Housing Project Have Problems Getting Mail
- Police probe post office arson attempt
- Flying High: Mail carrier gets off the ground with Blackbird Collection

Monday - June 26, 2006
Postal Service backs out of funding scheme
- Postal Service Honoring Fallen Mail Carrier
- Pen pall: Future looks bleak for letter writing
- $82 million postal facility opens July 8 ME
- Mailbox issue halts letter deliveries to several Nevada Street Businesses
- NALC: At USPS, a struggle over which promises to keep  
Stamps.com Introduces the 'PhotoStamps of the Year' Contest
- Texas Postal Employee Honored for Improving 9-1-1 Access for Deaf
- Let's help the new postal sheriff

FYI News
Senate Committee Acts To Restore Protection For Whistle-Blowers

Saturday - June 24, 2006
- Iowa’s U.S. Delegation Pushes USPS to ‘Get Its Act Together’
- APWU: Postal Service rejects Levasseur claim over mailings
- ELM Revision: Essential Features of Leave Without Pay
- Speeding pickup forces postal vehicle off road
- Mail carrier confronted by escapee
- United will cease flying US mail
- Delayed Social Security checks spark investigation
- Residents in Barrow Alaska Fear Mail Change
- Do we really need mailboxes?

Friday - June 23, 2006
- Postal Service will delay processing center decision Sioux City
- An obstacle a postal worker can't overcome CA
- Congressman, report question post office plan St. Petersburg, FL
- ''Freaky'' Letters Under Investigation by US Postal Service Moline, IL
- Post office strips walls of Bates cartoons
- 3 men pull Butler USPS contract driver from burning vehicle

Thursday - June 22, 2006
- Contracts Awarded to Former USPS Employees Needs
  Improvement - Says USPS Office of Inspector General
- USPS gains efficiencies through contracting
Postal Service Funding Nuke Labs
- USPS OIG Report Regarding Delayed Mail Las Cruces, New Mexico
- Hey USPS, pick on someone your own size
- Veteran postman pleads guilty
- United Airlines loses postal contract
- Manager has high hopes for Duke City mail center
- Locals vocal at USPS meeting

Wednesday - June 21, 2006
4 Ex-Postal Workers Indicted on Charges of Mail Theft AZ
- Mail carrier robbed with gun in SE Portland OR
- Cox Target Media Will Use trackmymail.com to Monitor Valpak Delivery
- USPS Expands Licensing Program
- Postal Job Scam Licked
- Mail snafu delivers problem
- Dog bites on rise
- Is Direct Mail Really Dead?

FYI News:
Saddam's lawyer assassinated

Tuesday - June 20, 2006
Ask President Burrus: CSRS Rumors
- An Unusual Request for a Promotion
- APWU: Ask a Working Woman’ Survey
- NIOSH Investigation of USPS
  A PEN Exclusive submitted by Loyd Reeder - a Denver DBCS Clerk
  Read the Reports and More on this Investigation
- She Who Hesitates...
- Compare Shipping Rates at RedRoller.com
- CSRS or FERS: Who's On Top? Federal News Radio
- Privatization fears spark Canada Post arrests
  Also: Police arrest 17 trying to retrieve 'secret plans' to privatize Canada Post
- Public meeting sought on mail switch
- Postal Progress New Orleans

Monday - June 19, 2006
NY Attorney General Spitzer: US Postal Service aiding crime
 Also see:
Post Office Said to Abet Cigarette Sales to Kids
- The checks in the mail, but who’s delivering?
- ABC Ignores Role Huge Taxes Play in Driving Black Market on Smokes
- Mail over the counter ending June 30 New Orleans
- 2 In Custody After Shooting Outside Dallas Post Office
- NAPUS Newsletter PDF
- 'Porky' postal workers banned South Africa
- Postmark idea is yet another slight to that other city on the bay

Friday - June 16, 2006
Federal Criminal Indictments for Two Oklahoma Postmasters
- Filling USPS Finance Jobs is Top Recruitment Challenge
- APWU: Goleta Victims' Funds To Be Distributed
- Ocala, FL mail carrier is charged
- Boy fires paintball at mail carrier
- Rate Shock! 
- US Defense officials seek private help for overseas military mail delivery
- Rate Case Prompts ADVO Changes
- 'Lake House': The Red Flag Is Up On This Metaphysical Mailbox

Thursday - June 15, 2006
Drinking at the VFW in Postal Uniform is Okay Says Court
Inspector General Agrees to Audit Sioux City Postal Center
Consolidation Study
ADVO Discusses Postal Rate Case - Marriage Mail Ending
- Search for missing Sleepy Hollow Letter Carrier called off
- Canadian Postal Workers Plan Protest
- Letter carrier heads to jail
- Woman wants to be delivered from junk mail
- City getting postal mark back: Waterbury hopes to keep processing
- Retain our postmark, St. Petersburg, FL urges
- Locals want to keep mail in town
- Postcard from the past finally makes it to Decatur, 63 years later
- USPS architects defend recommendation

Wednesday - June 14, 2006
Council Abandons Mailbox Ordinance - NDCBU's Out
- EEOC Is Hobbled, Groups Contend
- St. Pete postmark may disappear - Learn about post office study
- USPS Generates Net Income of $103 Million in April
- Union sees work stoppage in Canada Post's future Canada

FYI News
- Aid for Katrina victims paid for vacation, drinks at Hooters ... | Audit Shows FEMA Funds Spent On Divorce, Sex Change

Tuesday - June 13, 2006
EEOC Does Not Determine Authority of MSPB in Cases
- ELM Revision: Return to Duty After Occupational Illness or Injury
- Also see USPS April Financial Results Released

- Vicious dog concerns top council talks
- Postal Service Honored With White House Award
- Moving our mail service to Memphis a bad idea
- Jail for postman forced by gun gang to steal 100 credit cards  UK

Monday - June 12, 2006
Postal Workers Facing Charges of Stealing From Mail FL
- USPS issues definitive Purple Heart stamp
- New US Postal Mailing Options Available For Ebay Entrepreneurs
- US Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 13: Mail with Windows
- Postal officials seek input at meeting TN

Sunday - June 11, 2006
Junk mail piles up postal inefficiencies
- Camden man gets 36 months for postal robbery NJ
- Newspaper tests delivery services - USPS Wins
- Stolen mail raises concern in Fremont, CA

Saturday - June 10, 2006
Fired Postal Worker Wins Reinstatement
- Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to
Obtain Federal Employee Compensation
- Laid Off Injured Worker Says, "It Can Happen to Anyone"
Posted at 21st Century Postal Worker - by Dan Sullivan
- Man sues USPS in death of son hit by truck
- Udall prods post office on mailing mishaps

\Friday - June 09, 2006
Going postal quite understandable Santa Monica, CA -  
- Postal delays draw queries Santa Monica, CA - 
- Postal carrier attacked by Pit Bull TX 
- The Postal Industry is Under Attack: Learn the facts
- Current NAPUS Newsletter PDF
- USPS Board Approves Bookspan NSA

Thursday - June 08, 2006
  See related story here > Woman attacks, stabs postal worker
Post Office Employees Targeted
Post office coming back
- Winchester, OR Gets Their First Letter Carrier
- Postal worker in fair condition after crash in Allentown
- US Postal Service Reissues President Ronald Reagan Stamp

Wednesday - June 07, 2006
Woman attacks, stabs postal worker PA
Postal Employee Murders Roommate then Commits Suicide
- World Marketing Launches InsideTrack For Mailers
- UPDATE: Post Office Mold

Tuesday - June 06, 2006
Public Calls USPS Plans a Stupid Idea
Also see: ‘Ten days later, I got this envelope’
- Postal Service rate hike needed Azeezaly S. Jaffer: VP USPS
- APWU: Dock Worker Dies Following Accident at Work
- Letter Carriers Collect 70.5 Million Pounds in Nation's
  Largest Anti-Hunger Food Drive: Also see NALC
- Work Service Credits: Nat. Leg. of Postmasters
- Postal Service reviews options for Rowley post office
- Where There Is Now One Zip Code, There Soon Will Be Two
- Postal minivan, SUV crash
- Car smashes in to Cascade post office ID
- Lively lady questions snail mail’s late return

Monday - June 05, 2006
Postal meeting in Rockford to discuss move to Palatine
- Trenton Excessing Update
- Postal worker sues home owners for cracked steps
- Investigation Underway in to Clayton Post Office Fire
- Proposed postal rate increase could hit small newspapers hard

Saturday - June 03, 2006
Louisiana Legislature Declares June 2 'United States Postal Service Day'
- Postal Worker Apparently Killed By Truck IL
- White House Pushes for High-Deductible Blue Cross Plan

FYI News
- Senate Bill Would Add 20 Million Legal Immigrants, Report Says

Friday - June 02, 2006
"E-Mail Addresses to Steer Snail Mail?"
- Three Postal Workers Indicted For Stealing Mail KY
- Postal Service presolicits HSPD-12 vendors
- Postal Service Meeting IL
- One sticking point removed in postal reform measure
- Readers go postal to help demystify string theory
- Postal workers drill for anthrax scare

Thursday - June 01, 2006
Suspect botches post office robbery
- Brookline Letter Carrier Sentenced to Prison for Mail Fraud NY
- APWU Burrus: 'Provided To and Supported By the People'
- NALC: 'White paper' aims to halt abusive overtime violations PDF
- Black Historian Calls US Stamp Choices 'Damaging' During
  National Stamp Convention
- No stamp of approval for proposed increases
- Key Senate leader signs on as supporter of postal reform NALC: PDF
- Former postal employee gets four years in husband's killing
- Stamp-savvy HP now personalizing postage
- Burlington will remain outgoing mail postmark
- Post Office Robbery In Rock Hill, NC
- Mail redirection public hearing approaches IL
- Investigating mayhem by mail truck
- New $7.2M post office opens in Greenbelt MD

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