OSHA Orders USPS Trucking Contractor To Reinstate Whistleblower

US Department of Labor’s OSHA orders Tennessee trucking company to reinstate whistleblower and pay back wages, damages KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Knoxville-based Heartland Transportation Inc. to reinstate a former employee and pay the individual $62,090 in compensatory and punitive damages plus more than two […]

Postmaster General urges Congress to to reevaluate current postal reform bills

Postmaster General urges Congress to to reevaluate current postal reform bills Predicts decade of losses absent greater business model flexibility and speed WASHINGTON — In a speech delivered today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe encouraged Congress to step back and take a second look at postal reform legislation […]

USPS Negotiations Continue Past Deadline With NALC and NPMHU

Postal Service, two unions continue negotiations past deadline to midnight, Wednesday, Dec. 7 Outcome critical to Postal Service, employees, future WASHINGTON — Although the contracts with the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO (NALC) and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, AFL-CIO (NPMHU) expired at midnight Sunday, Nov. 20, the Postal Service and the two […]

Sen. Sanders’ Bill Addresses USPS Crisis

APWU News Sen. Sanders’ Bill Addresses USPS Crisis Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently introduced the Postal Service Protection Act (S. 1853 [PDF]), a bill that would go a long way toward resolving the USPS financial crisis, Legislative and Political Director Myke Reid reports. “Sen. Sanders’ bill gets at the underlying causes of the Postal Service’s […]

USPS Delivery Failure Notification eMail Scam

USPS Delivery Failure Notification eMail Scam

ON GUARD CUSTOMERS WARNED ABOUT EMAIL SCAMMERS USING USPS NAME Postal Service customers take note — usps.com recently posted a warning about email scammers using the Postal Service’s name to access valuable personal information. Customers being targeted receive bogus emails with subject lines containing the text: “USPS Delivery Failure Notification.” The emails claim to be […]


11/18/11 Washington, DC — Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) issued the following statement condemning the U.S. Postal Service for singling out post offices for closure, and considering slashing hundreds of thousands of jobs, while failing to identify root causes for their massive debt. “I am fed up with the continued bumbling from the Postal Service who […]

NALC Says Contract Negotiations Near Deadline

The 2006-2011 National Agreement between the NALC and the USPS expires at midnight Sunday, Nov. 20. The entire 28-member NALC Executive Council is in Washington, DC, conducting round-the-clock contract negotiations as the parties consider a whole range of issues that take into account the economy, wages, cost-of-living adjustments and health benefits. Visit NALC

GAO Says Action Is Needed to Maximize Cost-Saving Potential of Alternatives to Post Offices

Summary In Process USPS has expanded access to its services through alternatives to post offices in support of its goals to improve service and financial performance. Retail alternatives offer service in more locations and for longer hours, enhancing convenience for many customers, but certain characteristics of these alternatives could be problematic for others. For example, […]

Thurgood Marshall, Jr. Elected Chairman of USPS Board of Governors

At yesterday’s meeting of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, Thurgood Marshall, Jr., was elected chairman and Mickey D. Barnett was elected vice chairman. Marshall, the Board’s current vice chairman, will succeed Chairman Louis J. Giuliano, who has served as chairman since January 2010 and will continue to serve as a governor. Marshall and […]

Penalty Overtime Exclusion

Penalty Overtime Exclusion As referenced in Article 8, Sections 4 and 5, of the USPS–NALC and USPS–APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of 4 consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 26-11, Week 1 (December 3, 2011), and ends Pay Period 01-12, […]