Former Dallas Mail Handler Sentenced to 5 Years In Prison

FORMER POSTAL EMPLOYEE SENTENCED TO STATUTORY MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ROLE IN MAIL THEFT CONSPIRACY Defendant Worked as a Mail Handler at Dallas Main Post Office DALLAS — A former employee of the U.S. Postal Service, James Olabode Laniyan, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to […]

Local APWU Officers Investigated by DOL For Possible Embezzlement

Local APWU Officers Investigated by DOL For Possible Embezzlement On April 1, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, David M. Matthis, former Secretary Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 205 (located in Alexandria, La.), was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, 200 hours of community […]

OSHA proposes $77,500 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Portland, OR

US Labor Department’s OSHA proposes $77,500 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Portland, OR, mail processing facility SEATTLE – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the U.S. Postal Service for alleged willful and serious violations of safety standards at the Portland, Ore., Processing and Distribution […]

SIX INDICTED IN POSTAGE METER FRAUD SCAM RESULTING IN MORE THAN $14 MILLION IN POSTAGE REVENUE LOSS TO U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

(HOUSTON) – The owners of three third-party mailing and presort companies and several of their employees have been charged by indictment with conspiracy to commit mail fraud by possessing and using counterfeit postage meter machines to affix counterfeit postage in large mailings resulting in lost revenue of more than $14 million to the U.S. Postal […]

Rural carriers gain automated bidding

Rural carriers in three districts now have easy and convenient access to automated job bidding. As of June 18, rural carriers in the Northland (Minnesota and Wisconsin), Central Illinois and Tennessee districts must use automated bidding. The online process will be extended to all rural carriers by the end of fiscal year 2010. Rural carriers […]

Postal Service Employee Abuse Spur Call for Citizen Action Group

 BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE Postal Service Employee Abuse Spur Call for Citizen Action Group Do you know the names of any of the 29 coal miners who died in Montcoal, West Virginia on April 5, 2010, or what has happened to their families since that needless tragedy? Can you tell me the […]

House and Senate Joint Hearing to Discuss USPS Future Financial Viability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – from PostCom House and Senate Joint Hearing to Discuss USPS’ Future Financial Viability Hearing will examine proposed USPS operational strategies and reforms from the perspective of customers and employee/management groups WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in room G50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, the […]

Senators Ask for Hearing On 5 Day Delivery

Senators ask for field hearings in Hawaii and Alaska on proposal to reduce mail delivery to five days a week U.S. Senators Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska) today urged the Postal Regulatory Commission to hold field hearings in Hawaii and Alaska on a Postal Service proposal to […]

Postal employee charged with delay of newspapers by a postal employee

June 10, 2010 Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that an information was filed charging Tim Prioleau, age 47, of Cleveland, Ohio, with delay of newspapers by a postal employee. The information charges that on January 13, 2010, Prioleau, a city letter carrier assigned to the Newburg […]