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February 28, 2009
- Mail carrier charged with stealing mail from customers -
- APWU: Health Care Equity Act’ Introduced in the Senate -
- USPS PILOT PROGRAM WITH UPS IS UNDER WAY -

February 27, 2009
- Honor The Contract Memo - PMG Potter
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- Chicago Man Arrested for Allegedly Targeting Obama With HIV-Infected Blood - Used U.S. Mail
- Robber takes mail from carrier
- OIG Audit Report – Data Quality Issues with the City Carrier Street Time Study (PDF) - USPS OIG Office -

February 26, 2009
- UPS CEO Scott Davis On The Economy and USPS
- APWU: Pass H.R. 22 and the Employee Free Choice Act

February 25, 2009
- NALC: H.R.22 necessary to ease financial burden on USPS | Pres. Young Responds to Postmaster General’s Testimony to the U.S. Senate on the Financial Crisis | Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Addresses National Association of Letter Carriers (video) -

- President Young states "Let Let me make the following clear to one and all, including Postal Service management at headquarters and in the field, and all letter carriers, at every level in the union and in every post office: No one, at any level, has any authority to amend or violate the national contract, period." NALC Bulletin -

February 24, 2009
- USPS slights Tenderloin SRO dwellers
- Saving Snail Mail Still Makes Sense
- Dogs That Attacked Mail Carrier Euthanized
- Contract Custodian Steals USPS Employee Incentive Gift Cards -
- Postmaster's Pay to be Subject of Hearing

February 23, 2009
- EXCLUSIVE: Postmaster's pay to be probed -
- Carrier dies after falling on metal marker in Kalamazoo -
- The Editor at PostCom says "And Congress has the nerve to call for a hearing to look into the Postmaster General's compensation? Has Congress nothing better to do? The "problem" today is not with people who are making too much but with too many people who are making nothing!" - What are your thoughts? -
- The AZ  Star says "Plan to cut 1 day of mail doesn't go far enough" -
- Retired Letter Carrier Says "Postal Service woes are due to mismanagement" -
- All in a Day's Work
- Show Me The Buyout!
- Credit card direct mail offer volume decline sees exception only with airlines, Wal-Mart

February 22, 2009
- USPS Had Net Loss of $751M in January 2009 -
- The mail woes of a Mount Greenwood carrier
- Changes to BMC network coming soon?
- Postal group: Bosses made 'inflammatory remarks'
- 2 Dogs Attack Mail Carrier

February 21, 2009
- Is The OIG Issuing "Tickets"? -
- Inquiry urged over APWU union funds -
- Postal officials pushing centralized mail delivery at new subdivisions in CT
- Picketing set to target post office transfer plan
- Carrier On Mail Route Saves Man's Life
- The Conde Nast Protection Acts?

February 20, 2009
- Postal Employee Salary History -
- "The management style embraced by many, many areas and districts throughout this country is sick." -
- Feb. 20, 1792: U.S. Goes Postal, but It's All Good
- Postal workers picket at Industry plant -
- Brookline postal worker reportedly threatened at gunpoint
- Carrier on mail route saves man's life
- Neighbors battle postal service in Florida
- $50K reward offer in mail carrier robbery
- Postal Service Cutbacks Affect Post Deadlines

February 19, 2009
- Postal officials accused of threatening some managers, saying they should be 'executed' Also see: Postal group: Bosses made 'inflammatory remarks' -
- Panel Chair Has Window Into Postal Service -
- FMLA Coordinators Soliciting Release of Medical Information to USPS Law Dept - Denver Mailhandlers Local 321 -
- USPS Employee Who Likens Self To TV's 'House' Fired -
- He claims an entire bag of mail was lost
- INITIAL COMMENTS OF THE USPS ON THE PRC REPORT
- Reform postal service by dumping junk mail
- A Case Where Congress Did Something Right ... Well Almost
- Beaumont, TX man charged with theft of mail by a postal employee
- Postal employee charged with destroying sample ballots
- Will those higher-cost stamps finally mean better service?
- Greenwich postal worker caught with pot

February 18, 2009
- Postal service hits back at criticism of postmaster's pay -
- Dispute Over USPS Two-Tour Initiative Appealed to Arbitration  -
- Graves bill urges continuance of six-day mail delivery -
- More DO NOT MAIL Legislation -
- Postmaster to Country: Lick My Stamps!
- FL Congressman urges postal service to keep Tallevast facility
- OK Mail carrier recovering from Pit bull attack
- Portsmouth postal workers fear for jobs
- APWU Leads Protests of Florida Consolidation Plans
- Demand Surges for POPickup Mailbox Notification Service

February 17, 2009
- EXCLUSIVE: Postmaster got $800,000 in pay, perks
  Washington Times - Also see USPS Executive Compensation -
- House may consider resolution on USPS -
- NALC: A vote of confidence -
- Snail mail losing race to e-mail
- More efficient mail routes could affect arrival time -
- Postal workers deliver for coworker
- Federal Way letter carrier credited with saving woman's life
- Catholic editors wary of Postal Service changes

February 16, 2009
- Deliver postal reform -
- Americans Advocate Reduced Services to Help Postal Service -

February 15, 2009
- NARFE Scores Legislative Win For Federal Retirees in Stimulus Package -
- Winsted, CT postal worker suing for another chance. -
- APWU: PARS Software Grievance Resolved -
- Postal Service is setting the right example -
- Mailman rescues Queens woman after week trapped on own kitchen floor

February 14, 2009
- Stimulus Bill Makes Tracks for White House – USPS Left at Station - NAPUS Newsletter (PDF) - Read Stimulus Bill Summary -
- Minneapolis mail handler may have your Best Buy reward
- Mail industry ponders its future after rate hike -

February 13, 2009
- FERS Sick-Leave Bill Introduced -
- APWU Denounces USPS Rate Proposal -
- NALC: Young Points to H.R. 22 As Vital to USPS Future
- A Word from PRC Chairman Dan Blair
- Friend of APWU Urges Colleagues On Capitol Hill to Support ‘Employee Free Choice’
- Rumors on Steroids - Federal News Radio
- US Postal Service Volume Down 22 Percent in Tyler, TX
- A tale of three charts (USPS charts)

February 12, 2009
- Is It Time for a Postal Service 2.0? -
- Postal service offers fired contract letter carrier another job -
- Introducing the FERS Sick Leave Equity Act -
- Mail carrier faulted for not cutting across lawn -
- National Association of Postal Supervisors - Legislative/Regulatory Update
- NAPS President calls for removal of two senior postal officials -
- OIG Blog: Mail Volume: What Goes Up…?
- Forever Stamps May Last Forever, but What About the Post Office?
- Postal Service considers shifting some operations from Springfield to Hartford
- Postal Service Honors Civil Rights Pioneers At NAACP Meeting -

More Postal News
February 11, 2009
- APWU Blasts USPS Response to Postal Financial Crisis
Read Burrus Letter to PMG -
- Long recession could stymie USPS struggle for solvency
- Bastrop, LA postal worker arrested for buying drugs at work
- N. Idaho postal hero loses job after crash -
- Give the ailing Postal Service more flexibility
- APWU Will Skip Publication of March/April Magazine
- Dozens of guns seized from home of retired postal employee
- UPS, USPS testing new returns program
- Postal Service Mailing Services Prices to Change on May 11
- Stamps for U.S. letters to rise to 44 cents in May
- Catalog Postal Rates To Rise 2.3%
- Detroit Mail Carrier Attacked By Dogs
- Check out Going Postal and Beyond

February 10, 2009
- Postal Employee Tells Media... -
- Asbestos Mesothelioma and the US Postal Service -
- Plugging in the Postal Service
- Earth Class Mail to sell business units
- Postman Arrested In Santee, CA Thefts
- Editorial: Local postal workers need our support
- Zumbox creates an all-digital alternative to the USPS
- Failing to deliver? Postal service cutbacks have marketers, publishers worried

February 9, 2009
- USPS: EFFICIENCY, PRODUCTIVITY KEY TO USPS SUCCESS -
- No Day Is a Good Day for No Mail
- FERS Flu! Insurance or Entitlement? -
  Also see: Lawmaker to reintroduce FERS sick leave bill
- Nation still needs mail
- Opinion: To fund Postal Service, trim Pentagon budget
- Mailman delivers message on life
- Postal workers shrug off bomb threat
- Woman's mail delivery an issue

February 8, 2009
- NALC: Saving universal service from an economic storm -
- Postal delivery must match new reality
- NPMHU: HEGARTY RESPONDS TO CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY FROM PMG -
- Can we live with five mail-delivery days? -
- Falling numbers are adding up to Postal Service cuts -
- ASK THE LEAGUE - Postmasters, that is
- Postal workers rally to keep Industry facility open

February 7, 2009
- Another bad idea from government! (USPS) -
Also see: Congress should drop mandate for six-day mail delivery
- RedPlum Not In Cleveland Newspapers, but Valassis will mail the coupons directly to your home if you sign up on their online form. -
- OWCP Claims Examiner Says Only 2% of Claims Are Legitimate
Read PEN's Injury Forum -
- Missing East Bay Postal Worker Found -
- Prison for mail carrier who stole checks on route -
- Potter on National Public Radio - Listen -
- Whom do Americans trust? The letter carrier
- Louisville woman guilty of stealing from Postal Service
- Three Pulaski County Men Arrested in 2008 Postal Truck Robbery
- Postal service announces plan for new AK bypass mail hubs
- Former mail carrier to be sentenced March 5

February 6, 2009
- APWU: Thousands Rally for ‘Employee Free Choice’ on Capitol Hill
- Mail Matters - The Nation.com
- Cutting day of mail delivery is long overdue
Also see Maybe we can live with five-day mail -
- St. Louis Postal worker accused of stealing mass transit passes worth $111,000
- Austin woman named head of Postal Service board | See Bio
- TSP Is Now Nations Largest Retirement Plan

- USPS Has Expanded Their Postal History Section
- Saturday not needed for Postal Service

February 5, 2009
- Abandoning six-day mail delivery is unacceptable -
- Allow the Postal Service to pull itself up by its own bootstraps
- PMG OUTLINES ACTIONS TO ENSURE LONG-TERM VIABILITY OF USPS -
- Florida postal workers to protest job cuts -
- PVS Pilot Program to Amend Work Rules at Selected Sites -
- AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE: A CAUTIONARY LESSON FOR THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE FROM GREAT BRITAIN’S ROYAL MAIL - Source: Postcom -
- Customers Rate U.S. Postal Service on Satisfaction

February 4, 2009
- USPS Has 1st Quarter Loss of $384 Million -
Also see USPS BOG Financial Update courtesy of Postcom.
- NALC Urges Carriers to Remain Steadfast in Face of Speculation -
- UPS TO USE USPS PARCEL RETURN SERVICE
- USPS Hiring Freeze -
- His 2 Cents from Al DeSarro, USPS Western Area Communications Office -
- Five days of mail service a week beats alternatives
- Postal Service Pushes the Envelope, Then Folds
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Letter carrier charged with detaining mail
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UPS Freezes Pay After Volume Drops Most Since 1999
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Ex-Postal Worker Gets Probation, Fine In Mail Theft
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US Postal Service In Worst Financial Crisis Since 1775
- Mail Carrier Finds Children Wandering Alone
- Pit bulls attack Phoenix postal carrier
- Lakeland, FL Postal Center May Be Moved
- Rewards offered for information in postal-service robberies

February 3, 2009
- PRC Chairman Blair Addresses Five-Day Delivery Prospect -
- NAPUS: Postal Apocalypse Now
- From The Union-Bulletin Editorial Board
- Postman accused of opening almost 3,000 pieces of mail
- "Newman" Weighs In On Rumored Postal Service Changes -
- HEGARTY RESPONDS TO CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY FROM PMG -
- Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown Raises One Concern About Possibility of No Mail Delivery on Tuesday -

February 2, 2009
- AN OPEN LETTER TO USPS EMPLOYEES FROM PMG JACK POTTER -
- Letter Carrier Arraigned For Collecting Over $25,000 In Federal Workers' Compensation Benefits
- USPS asks for 5-day delivery, office closings -
- Amazon Discloses Postal Service Probe
- Post office here has already cut back

February 1, 2009
- No safe port for Postal Service in economic storm
Also see Reject request to reduce delivery -
- Delivery issues: Post office shouldn't go to 5-day week -
- Winter Weather Heroes - Postal Employees ‘Deliver'
- Amazon target of mysterious postal investigation
- APWU Assists Veterans At ‘Winterhaven Stand Down’
- Web Surfing: You've Got Mail
- Special Delivery: Mail By Mule

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