Determined Newell, South Dakota resident calls foul on Postal Service and wins the argument

By Tom Griffith – February 23, 2015 NEWELL | A well-researched complaint by a curious Newell resident could save her and some of her neighbors from paying a fee for getting mail. As a result of Anna Hermanson’s diligence, the U.S. Postal Service has backtracked on a policy that required some Newell residents without mailboxes…

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Web Cams Installed In Florida P&DCs

Last week, management in the Suncoast District (Florida) placed mandates on Plant Managers to have Processing Plants install web cams in specific locations within each facility. Fort Myers, Manasota (Sarasota/Bradenton), Tampa and Orlando are four locations where management has placed web cams. These web cams can be viewed from any postal employee (management or Craft…

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Postal service says Akron mail-sorting operation to close in April

By Katie Byard – February 21, 2015 Wolf Ledges processing facility to close in April as postal service slashes costs, merges operations; affected workers to be transferred The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service is moving ahead with plans to close its Akron mail-sorting operation, part of which was moved to Cleveland more than a year…

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Post Office Deliveries Now Include Mobile Video to Employees

By Troy Dreier – February 20, 2015 Before the U.S.P.S. could deliver training videos to its workers, it had to understand how they access remote content. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stops the U.S. mail, and it certainly doesn’t stop the post office from delivering video to its employees. At…

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USPS: Tunnel vision – Bloomberg Business visits underground postal facility

February 20, 2015 Postal Service employees who work at the Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) facility in Kansas City, MO, have a unique perspective on the world.¬† They work below it. The facility is located inside the SubTropolis, an underground industrial park that Bloomberg Business visited recently. The park, carved out of an excavated mine, is…

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February 20, 1792 – A big day in the history of the United States Postal Service

On February 20, 1792, President George Washington officially created the modern United States Postal Service by signing a sweeping act that promoted a free press and put privacy safeguards in place. Mail delivery and an earlier version of the Service had been in place since 1775, when Benjamin Franklin was named as the first postmaster…

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Postal Workers President in North Carolina Charged

On January 13, Salvatore Mauro, former president of American Postal Workers Union Local 1236, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina with one count of creating a false financial report. He pleaded guilty the following day. The indictment and plea follow a probe by the Labor Department’s Office of…

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