Postal Service Ends Second Quarter with $1.9 Billion Loss

USPS Postal Service Ends Second Quarter with $1.9 Billion Loss Year-End Cash Shortfall Possible Despite Aggressive Cost Reductions; Mail Incentive Programs Introduced to Offset Unprecedented Volume Declines WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service ended its second quarter (Jan 1 – March 31) with a net loss of $1.9 billion, as the economic recession and longer-term […]

NALC President Young Announces Pending Retirement

NALC President William H. Young surprised many in attendance by announcing that he plans to retire soon – probably before the end of the year – at which time under the Constitution he will turn the reins of the union over to Executive Vice President Fred Rolando. “I have served as a full-time officer for […]

Federal Administrative Judge has Harsh Words for San Francisco USPS Management

The following was submitted to PEN from NALC Branch 214 Please add comments below. San Francisco – A USPS letter carrier was awarded injunctive relief, compensatory damages and attorney’s fees as a result of a lawsuit finding discrimination against a disability. In the wake of the decision, San Francisco NALC Union #214 has requested termination […]

Postal Service Struggles Under Recession

May 03, 2009 [please post comments below] The Economist magazine shares the following with us… You’ve got (no) mail Engraved magnificently above the columns of the main post office in Manhattan is a promise of the postal service’s resilience. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night”, runs the motto, “stays these couriers […]

Pit bulls put down day after Norwich attack on mail carrier

Norwich, Conn. — Two pit bulls from Norwich were euthanized Friday, a day after a mail carrier was hospitalized after being attacked by the dogs. The mail carrier, Jeff Glenn of Norwich, was listed in fair condition with multiple bite wounds and possible broken bones at The William W. Backus Hospital.           The 8-month-old dogs, […]

Phase 1 RIF avoidance postings now on eCareer

Phase 1 RIF avoidance vacancy postings for District Customer Service Offices and mail processing organizational changes opened Tuesday, April 28 and will close May 13. To avoid missing out on a potential job opportunity, log on to eCareer today, create your profile and begin your search for jobs.   Here’s how to access eCareer. If […]

Mail Handler Beats Zero Tolerance Battle With USPS

April 27, 2009 A USPS mail handler has won his case heard before the  United States Court of Appeals – Cunningham v. United States Postal Service. The Judge reversed the decision of the M.S.P.B. – Merit Systems Protection Board. ANTHONY D. CUNNINGHAM, the mail handler, worked at the USPS P&DC in Cleveland, OH. It seems he […]