Postal carrier thrown down stairs while trying to trace stolen package

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By Christine Vendel – August 3, 2015 HARRISBURG- Harrisburg police are investigating after a United States Postal Service carrier was attacked Friday while trying to determine who had stolen the contents of a package. The carrier was delivering mail in the 1500 block of Herr Street about 1:40 p.m. Friday when he realized he had…

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USPS: Mr. Wojo’s world – Publication profiles Manhattan plant manager

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Steve Wojtaszek has a big job — and a big team to help him get it done.  Wojtaszek is senior plant manager for the Morgan P&DC, which handles most letter mail delivered to New York City’s Manhattan and Bronx boroughs. His daily decisions affect thousands of employees, who know him as Mr. Wojo. “We have…

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USPS: New Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) exceeding expectations

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Parcels are moving faster than ever through five USPS plants that are testing new small-package sorting equipment — and exceeding expectations. Since installing the machines earlier this year, the Postal Service has found they can sort more than 6,000 small parcels per hour, or roughly 1,000 more per hour than expected. The top-performing site is…

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APWU 480-481 Area Local’s March Gets Horns Honking

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Web News Article #: 154-2015 08/03/2015 – The horns were honking in front of the Hazel Park [MI] Post Office on July 31, as motorists showed their support for Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract! Members of the 480-481 Area Local held an informational picket and march, starting at Felker Field and ending at…

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USPS OIG: What’s an Internet of Postal Things?

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Imagine ordering groceries and having them delivered to a mailbox that signs for them, monitors and controls temperature to prevent spoilage, and alerts you that your food has been safely delivered. Meet the connected mailbox. Sounds like something George Jetson and his family might have, doesn’t it? Actually, it could be something you have in…

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NALC’s Rolando: Washington politics have caused “crisis” in postal service

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By Fredric Rolando – August 1, 2015 The growing problem of slower mail service in rural areas and small towns, the topic of a recent editorial in your paper by the National Newspaper Association, is a real one. As mail processing centers are closed or consolidated, mail has to travel further to be sorted, and…

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