Part 3 of Will the Post Office Survive?

Rates While focus has been applied to the effect of technology on hard copy mail and the residual effect on the volume to be delivered by the Postal Service in future years, few have concentrated on the impact of the internet and other means of communications on postal rates. Mail services that are unaffordable will […]

APWU and Mailing Groups Urge Legislators to Support H.R. 1351

APWU, Mailing Groups Urge Legislators to Support H.R. 1351 The APWU, along with dozens of key mailing industry groups and labor unions, urged U.S. representatives to support crucial legislation that would restore financial viability to the Postal Service. “We urge you to act now to free the Postal Service of the unnecessary and unsustainable statutory […]

Guffey Asks, Who’s the ‘We?’

Postal Infrastructure: How Much Can We Afford? Guffey Asks, Who’s the ‘We?’ Testifying before a House panel on June 15, APWU President Cliff Guffey began by taking issue with the title of the hearing, “Postal Infrastructure: How Much Can We Afford?” “A key point to bear in mind is that the ‘we’ in this question […]

NALC joins rally in opposition to the Ryan budget proposal

NALC Executive Vice President Tim O’Malley plus other letter carriers and NALC staff members joined a coalition of labor unions at the Newseum in downtown Washington to demonstrate our united opposition to the federal budget proposal written by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). Rep. Ryan was filming a town hall segment with CBS […]

Guffey to Testify on USPS Network Before House Subcommittee

APWU Web News Article 069-2011, June 13, 2011 APWU President Cliff Guffey will testify before a House Subcommittee on June 15 about the retail and mail processing network of the Postal Service. The hearing will be broadcast on the committee’s Web site beginning at 1:30 p.m. The hearing will focus on the “extent that these […]

CUSTOMER USES EDDM TO AID IN SEARCH FOR MISSING PET

A DOG-GONE GOOD IDEA CUSTOMER USES EDDM TO AID IN SEARCH FOR MISSING PET When Randi Slocum’s dog Kaylee ran away from her Stillwater, NY, home, Slocum and her friends did what any group of concerned pet owners would do — they formed a search party and knocked on neighbors’ doors looking for the chocolate […]

Truck Driver Pleads Guilty to Stealing Hundreds of Thousands Through Unauthorized Use of USPS Fuel Charge Cards

CAMDEN, N.J. – A supervisor of truck drivers formerly employed by two related trucking companies in Ocean, N.J., admitted today to stealing over $300,000 from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) through unauthorized use of fuel cards given to the companies in connection with a contract to haul U.S. mail, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. […]

Postal Service Offers Age Verified Delivery Service

Postal Service Offers Age-Verified Delivery Service Adult Signature Expands Array of Delivery Options WASHINGTON — A new age-verification service from the U.S. Postal Service is expanding the suite of delivery options available to merchants and customers looking for greater control over delivery of their shipments. Adult Signature is now available as a delivery option for […]

FESTUS POSTMASTER CONVICTED OF RECEIPT OF ILLEGAL GRATUITIES CHARGES

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI June 6, 2011 FESTUS POSTMASTER CONVICTED OF RECEIPT OF ILLEGAL GRATUITIES CHARGES, MISSOURI DIRECT MAILER & POSTAL EMPLOYEE PREVIOUSLY PLED GUILTY St. Louis, MO: The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Teresa Tremusini, Festus Postmaster, was convicted of two felony counts of Receipt of Illegal Gratuities. The […]