Congress members urge USPS to use air-conditioned mail trucks

By Brenda Gazzar – November 6, 2018 More than two dozen U.S. Congress members have urged the U.S. Postal Service to “strongly consider” implementing climate-control units in all their mail trucks after a postal carrier died in Woodland Hills over the summer from overheating. U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas, D- Panorama City, spearheaded the call “for…

 Continue reading

Richmond postal workers push for earlier work day

By Gretchen Ross – October 14, 2018 RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Saturday morning United States Postal Workers were protesting along Brook Road, demanding an early start to their workday. With signs in hand, employees were speaking out about their safety and the safety of their customers. Employees tell 8News, right now they begin their day…

 Continue reading

USPS to hire 100 City Carrier Assistants at job fair in Cincinnati

By Bill Cieslewicz – October 9, 2018 The U.S. Postal Service is planning to hire up to 100 employees in Cincinnati next week. The Postal Service is looking to fill up to 100 carrier assistant positions in its Cincinnati stations and branch offices. Starting salary for the positions that could lead to full time is…

 Continue reading

Letter Carrier died of overheating on 117-degree day, coroner’s official says

By Brenda Gazzar – September 24, 2018 A veteran U.S. Postal Service carrier, found unresponsive in her non-air-conditioned mail truck amid record-breaking heat in Woodland Hills this summer, died from overheating, according to coroner’s officials. Peggy Frank, 63, of North Hills died on July 6 of hyperthermia, or abnormally high body temperature caused by a…

 Continue reading

USPS OIG Report: Review of Mixed Delivery and Collection Vehicles Acquisition

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the Postal Service’s mixed delivery and collection vehicles acquisition achieved the performance metrics, expected costs, and savings. The mixed delivery and collection vehicle fleet primarily supports Postal Service operations such as mail collection, mixed package delivery routes, and relay drop-offs for city carriers. However, the existing fleet of…

 Continue reading

NALC Statement on USPS Q3 Financial Report for FY 2018

August 10, 2018 NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the release of the U.S. Postal Service’s financial statement for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, covering the months of April, May and June of 2018: The Postal Service’s quarterly financial report shows the Postal Service’s underlying business strength while also indicating the need to…

 Continue reading

USPS: Priority Mail Express label redesigned

The Postal Service has redesigned the Priority Mail Express label to ensure delivery accuracy. The new, single-ply label 11-B/11-F was introduced in July. It replaces the current, three-ply Priority Mail Express label 11-B/11-F. The redesigned label is expected to eliminate delivery challenges that result when the bottom copy is illegible because senders fail to press…

 Continue reading

NALC: Dispute settled, eligible CCAs to receive retroactive holiday pay

July 31, 2018 The issue in this dispute is the effective date of the provisions of Article 11.8, which provides holiday pay for city carrier assistants. In this settlement (M-01894) The parties agreed that eligible CCAs will receive holiday pay for holidays after the first wage increases under the terms of the 2016-2019 National Agreement….

 Continue reading