Pirate’s Alley

Pirate Alley (or Pirate’s Alley, as many call it) is the subject of much legend and lore, some true, and much false. It is one of the “must see” locations of the French Quarter. Some claim that it was a haven for pirates in days past, while others claimed that slaves were sold at the […]


The Postal Service has extended the deadline to elect the Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) option for eligible carriers until June 19, 2009. Carriers who are 50 with at least 20 years of service, or any age with at least 25 years of service, may choose to take the option and may select one of three […]

APWU: ‘Summer Sale’ Will Discount Our Future

April 16, 2009 Burrus Update #05-09, April 15, 2009 In response to declining mail volume and deteriorating financial circumstances, the Postal Service has announced plans for new price incentives for major mailers. One proposal, which is designed to increase volume during the time of year when mail volume is typically lowest, is being called a […]

SF Attorney Threatens Lawsuit Against USPS

April 16, 2009 San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today sent a formal letter of demand to the U.S. Attorney’s office outlining his intent to file suit against the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) “for unconstitutionally depriving tenants of single room occupancy hotels, equal and adequate mail delivery in San Francisco.” Read more

Organizational Changes and VERA Timeline Updated

    April 7, 2009 USPS has released an updated timetable for employees affected by the recently announced staffing reductions and district closings and for those who are considering the Postal Service’s voluntary early retirement (VER) offer. The Postal Service has begun mailing notification to all VER-eligible employees. You should note that the VER application […]