Video: Postal workers mourn loss of pregnant co-worker gunned down on Detroit’s west side

Video: Postal workers mourn loss of pregnant co-worker gunned down on Detroit’s west side

DETROIT – Workers at the post office in Detroit are mourning the loss of their pregnant co-worker Thursday morning who was shot and killed on Detroit’s west side. Bionka Lyons, 21, of Detroit, was killed Wednesday at about 11 p.m. outside her parent’s home on Crocuslawn Street. Her unborn child did not survive. “It’s all everyone […]

Video: Federal, Local Officials Hold Town Hall Meeting on Mail Theft in South Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — It’s a crime that can happen anywhere and to any neighborhood. Mailbox vandalism was the topic Thursday evening at a town hall meeting in South Sacramento. Community members were joined by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Federal Trade Commission, local lawmakers and police. “Mail theft is a federal crime, and we want […]

Former Alabama USPS Employee Charged With Theft of Mail

Former Alabama USPS Employee Charged With Theft of Mail

United States Postal Service Employee Charged With Theft of Mail BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a U.S. Postal Service employee for stealing gift cards from the mail, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Special Agent in Charge Maximo Eamiguel, Southern Area Field Office, United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. […]

Video: Opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership grows as postal workers’ union rallies against deal

Video: Opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership grows as postal workers’ union rallies against deal

Some 2,000 members of the American Postal Workers Union have gathered in Miami where they are officially opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Along with Florida Representative Alan Grayson, they hope to send a message to presidential candidates. The 200,000-member strong American Postal Workers Union (APWU) hopes to use its sway to deter Congress from considering the […]

Video: P.O. box thefts in Hawaii trigger federal investigation

Video: P.O. box thefts in Hawaii trigger federal investigation

Investigators say mail was stolen from Oahu post offices twice in the past week. P.O. boxes were broken into at the Waianae and Nanakuli post offices, and Honolulu police and federal authorities are looking into the cases. People pay to have a P.O. box, and many of them get one to help keep their mail secure, so what measures […]

Video: Letter carriers not always visited by a friendly face

Video: Letter carriers not always visited by a friendly face

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The United States Postal Service brings mail every day, but something may keep letter carriers away. Not much will stop a letter carrier from delivering mail, but a vicious dog could postpone it. Herbert Chun walks the same neighborhoods every morning delivering mail to Greenville residents. But he’s not always greeted by […]

Video: Texas neighborhood can’t get packages for 2 years

Video: Texas neighborhood can’t get packages for 2 years

“Frustrating!” That’s how a viewer describes her dealings with the United States Postal Service. You see, Nancy McMillan’s Katy-area neighborhood of Williamsburg Parish has a cluster mailbox instead of a traditional one at the end of each driveway. One of the parcel lockers at the bottom of the cluster is missing a key and Nancy […]

Video: Switzerland enlists robots to help deliver mail

Sidewalks in Switzerland are about to get a little bit more crowded. Swiss Post, the national postal service in Switzerland, will test robots next month in three cities to deliver food and medicine. The robots, which are small, six-wheeled pods, travel slowly on sidewalks. They’re designed to avoid obstacles, including pedestrians, animals and cars. The […]

APWU President Dimondstein: We Can Forge Ahead, Build Power & Win!

APWU President Dimondstein: We Can Forge Ahead, Build Power & Win!

8/23/2016 – In a rousing speech to convention delegates, President Mark Dimondstein outlined the challenges and possibilities facing APWU members.  “We are working, living and struggling in a time where there is an all-out war on workers, our families, our communities, our standards of living, our rights, our organizations,” he said. “Make no mistake about it: It […]

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