National Police Week – May 11-17, 2014 / Postal Inspection Service Fallen Officers

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service wishes to commemorate the U.S. Postal Inspectors and Postal Police Officers, shown below, who have died in the line of duty. Their names have been etched on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall and to a Postal Inspection Service plaque at the agency’s national headquarters, both located in Washington, DC….

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Postal finances: the numbers tell the truth, but not the whole story

Where you stand on the U.S. Postal Service’s financial situation depends on where you walk. “U.S. Postal Service Records Second Quarter Loss of $1.9 Billion” was the headline of a USPS press release issued Friday. But if you are a letter carrier walking city streets and believe your union leaders, Postal Service finances don’t look…

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Postal patrons should rise up against foolishness

On page A3 of your April 28 issue, you carried an Associated Press article entitled “Smaller towns adjusting to post office changes.” It is absolutely unbelievable papers such as yours would carry something like this without at least an accompanying article to rebut some of the info put forth in this article. It is very…

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Check out the robot South Plantation, FL H.S. students made to deliver Priority Mail

According to USPS Chief Sustainability Officer Thomas Day, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Eco Symposium at South Plantation High School in Plantation FL, “We were “wowed” by the robot that students created to deliver Express Mail… sustainability at its best.” Source: @USPS Twitter Account US Postal Service Facebook Account  

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Canada Post can ‘reinvent itself,’ says its CEO

Despite the increased costs of postage, a steady decline in the use of letter mail and continuing cuts to its workforce, Canada Post has a future, says the man who heads the Crown corporation. “This institution has incredible capacity to reinvent itself,” said Canada Post president and CEO Deepak Chopra in a feature interview on…

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The NALC Food Drive is in The Bag – A Letter Carrier’s Personal Thoughts on the 2014 Version

Early returns for the 2014 version of the NALC (National Association of Letter Carriers) food drive appear to be a mixed bag. I would excuse myself by saying pardon the pun, but in this case the bags seemed to make the difference, and from one letter carrier’s purely anecdotal perspective the drop off in sponsorship…

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Budget woes mean end of 30-year air mail service in Nebraska

Friday marked an important date in history for Nebraska. It was the day that air mail service in the state officially came to an end. “It’s the end of an era,” said Geoffrey Gallup, owner of Omaha-based Suburban Air Freight. “It’s going to slip quietly into history.” Suburban Air Freight has had a contract with…

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