How many people would be ‘out of work’ if USPS eliminates Saturday delivery?

“The loss of jobs resulting from eliminating Saturday mail delivery would not be limited to the private sector, as approximately 80,000 full-time and part-time middle-class postal workers, including rural letter carriers, would find themselves out of work.” — Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), letter to other lawmakers, June 3, 2014 “It’s a job-killer. Ending Saturday delivery…

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Marijuana Seized By Georgetown Police Mailed As ‘Pet Supplies’ (video)

Georgetown’s Troy Davis was arrested after twelve pounds of marijuana were shipped through this post office to his home on Towson Way. Between Thursday and Friday police picked up nearly twelve pounds of marijuana from five different packages, sent from Los Angeles and Pasadena. “In this instance a federal agent handed the packages to him…

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The US Postal Service Sucks at Tracking Suspicious Mail

Ever wonder how so many of the goods bought and sold over the hidden Internet’s illegal markets seemingly slip through the cracks of the US Postal Service, Postal Inspection, and, by proxy, law enforcement and federal investigations? Besides shadowy LSD chemists who are really good at coring out books? This might have something to do…

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! launches 2nd annual Strange Mail Contest

Ripley’s invites the public to send them the strangest items they can think of – without using any packaging! ORLANDO, Fla. (June 13, 2014) – The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! second annual Strange Mail Contest is so simple that people can just mail it in when it comes to entering. In fact, that’s the whole point. For the Strange Mail…

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Postal Service seeking sale of historic Mankato, MN building

1896 building is a downtown landmark MANKATO — The Postal Service is planning on selling its historic downtown Mankato building and moving its retail operations elsewhere in the city. In a letter to Mayor Eric Anderson, the Postal Service explained the move, saying that it’s “facing the most critical period in its history.” “In the…

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Postal union to protest Staples mail counters in Pittsburgh

A union representing postal workers will protest Tuesday afternoon at a local Staples over a pilot program in which employees at the office-supply retailer take packages and sell stamps. The American Postal Workers Union announced Friday it would be demonstrating at the Staples at 4801 McKnight Road, one of the 82 locations in four regions…

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APWU President Dimondstein: Editorial was wrong and disrespectful

Thursday, June 12, 2014 Your June 3 editorial, “Welcome to the real world,” calls postal workers “childish” because we oppose a no-bid deal that shifts postal duties from highly-trained U.S. Postal Service employees to low-wage Staples workers — who have little to no instruction in how to handle the U.S. mail. Next time, you might…

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21st Century Postal Worker U.S. Flag displayed for Flag Day

In full support of Postal Workers, Veterans and all others serving/having served in the United States Military, I am displaying a special American Flag here again today. These stars and stripes were flown by APWU Member Vern “Bean” Davidson, while serving in Afghanistan on September 3, 2004.  I’m very honored to have been presented with…

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