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August 2014 News

August 12, 2014
APWU: Don’t Buy School Supplies at Staples

Tennessee Man Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Sentences for the Robbery and Murder of Postal Workers - PEN

IG: USPS should rescind its facilities contract delegation - Fierce Government

Retiree Health Fund Pushes Postal Service Into Red - Kaiser Health News

Man Arrested In OKC For Attacking Postal Worker - News On 6

Postal Service Competes For Package Delivery Business On The Backs Of American Letter Writers - Lexington Institute

US Postal Service Grows Revenues, But Costs Rise Faster - 24/7 Wall St.

Former prison guard faces sentencing in killings of 2 rural West Tenn. postal workers - The Republic

USPIS: $100K reward in 2013 murder of Md. letter carrier

US Postal Service charges more, carries more mail — still loses $2 billion - Christian Science Monitor

So, Does the Postal Service Deliver on Customer Satisfaction? - Postal Vision 20/20

August 11, 2014
NALC’s reaction to latest USPS financial report
Also see APWU's reaction: USPS Is Making Money From Operations - PEN

USPS Reports 2.0 Percent Revenue Increase, $2.0 Billion Loss in Quarter 3 - PEN

Related: Chairman Carper Statement on USPS FY2014 3rd Quarter Financial Statement - PEN

NAPUS: Six-Day Delivery Remains the Center of Attention - PEN

USPS fiscal turnaround continues in Q3 2014 - PEN

Exigency Pays Off for USPS in Q3 - Direct Marketing News

Video: Linns Monday Morning Brief - August 11, 2014 - PEN

The Postal Service, E-Government, and You - Office of Inspector General

Government as a Postal Customer and Partner: International Round Table Recap - Office of Inspector General

Video: Postal truck driver in critical condition after driving off Interstate - PEN

NALC: National Election Committee to meet Aug. 15 in Washington - PEN

Postal worker makes special delivery to children - Delaware Online

Send a free mini Oreo cookie package with personalized note via mail - The Morning Call


Letter: If there are no stamps, there is no business

August 10, 2014
Postal Service criticized for favoring pop culture on stamps
- Los Angeles Times

GrandArmy rebrands United States Postal Service with "Americana" graphics - dezeen.com

Online Postage Services Part 1: Endicia Innovates - eCommerce Bytes

Believe it: Ripley's contest gets weirdest stuff by mail - Orlando Sentinel

August 09, 2014
Video Update: USPS suspends worker who dumped mail

South Florida Mailman Hid Nearly 700 Letters At His Home - Orlando Sentinel

East St. Louis postal employee faces probation for stealing mail

How We Saved Our Rural Post Office

August 08, 2014
- via PEN

South Carolina carrier marks 50 years with USPS - PEN

'Snail mail never go away!' Drew Barrymore gives fashionable boost to cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service in Instagram snap

Video: 5 Postal Employees Say USPS Is Intentionally Delaying Mail In Cape Girardeau, MO - PEN

NALC: Support Door Delivery - PEN

Deadline Extended: The Senate Can Help Stop Service Cuts and Plant Closures - PEN

Postal Service to release third-quarter numbers Friday. Here’s how the agency has been trending. - The Washington Post

Mailman runs inside burning Commerce Twp. home trying to save pit bulls - Detroit Free Press

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August 07, 2014
Video: Ohio postal worker caught on tape throwing mail into a dumpster

Waterbury Postal Supervisor Admits to Intercepting, Selling Drugs: U.S. Attorney - NBC Connecticut

Postal Service to stop service at noon on Big Island - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

NM senators plead, ‘Wait Mr. Postman’ - The Business Journal

USPS ‘prostituting’ its stamp program with commercial images, prominent former postmaster general says - Washington Post

Postal workers continue fight keep Roanoke mail processing center - Audio: News/Talk 960-AM

Postal Service needs leaders who are qualified - Opinion - The Buffalo News

The Fire Sale of the Post Offices - Consortium News

Postal inspectors offer $10K reward for info in recent mailbox burglaries - Albuquerque Journal

Long-Lost Love Letters of WWII Finally in the Right Hands

Village post office opens inside liquor store

F.Y.I.: Bill would provide veterans with extra sick leave - The Hill

August 06, 2014
IG: USPS facility nearly 4 months late paying contractors
- Fierce Government

Two postal workers observed following suspicious package scare

Postal Service facility in CA sells for $6.8 million - La Jolla Light

NAD Asks Postal Service to Disclose Restrictions on Ads - Ad Law Access

Update: NYPD says harmless package found at post office in Rosebank (with photos) - SILive.com

Postmaster General and CFO Host Web Call on FY 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results - PEN

NALC Transfer opportunities - PEN

Mail Matters to American Rural Communities - PEN

The Senate Can Help Stop Service Cuts and Plant Closures - PEN

Fairfax Man Pleads Guilty to Producing $76,000 in Counterfeit Postage Stamps - NBC4 Washington

USPS Fall Mailing Season Webinar - Intelisent Postal Affairs Blog

F.Y.I.: $619 billion missed from federal transparency site - USA Today - PEN Ed - that's Billions...not millions.

Retirement Backlog Grows in July - FedSmith

How Post Office Banking Could Help the Unbanked Without Congress – Next City

August 05, 2014
Amazon to Open 15 Sortation Centers in 2014
- Multichannel Merchant

Talk After-Dark Mail Delivery, The Postal Service Tomorrow - DCist

Report: UPS moving more packages through U.S. Postal Service - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Senators Seek to Protect 15,000 Postal Jobs - GovExec.com

Delivery and Safety: A Two-Way Street - Office of Inspector General

Former Postmaster Sentenced for Conspiracy – Hometown Daily News

The Bold Rebranding of the USPS That Could Have Been - Wired News

For FedEx and UPS, a Cheaper Route: the Post Office - WSJ

Nader's post office speech fails to deliver - The Daily Californian

August 04, 2014
USPS to Resume Closures of Mail-Processing Facilities
- eCommerce Bytes

Former PMG quits CSAC (Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee) - Linns Stamp News

Video: Monday Morning Brief - August 4, 2014 - Linns Stamp News

Letter to the editor: Don't let Staples' tricks fool you - Des Moines Register

August 03, 2014
CLOSING TIME: Post office retiring along with staff of 1
-Arkansas Online

A former law enforcement officer is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for conspiring to fraudulently issue and embezzle at least $16,000 in postal money orders at a contract postal station - Charlotte Observer

The Biggest Problem With Amazon Prime - The Motley Fool

Loose dogs cause Witchita neighborhood to lose mail - Kansas First News

New 2014 NALC/USPS JCAM (PDF) - Also see NALC Legislative Update

Jamaican Postal agents demand respect - Jamaica Gleaner

August 02, 2014
Video: Rocky road leaves Wakefield residents without mail

Union Criminal Enforcement Actions August 2014 - PEN

Former postmaster: Consolidation a drag - Times-Standard Online

August 01, 2014
Inside the Radical Redesign of the Country's Largest Retailer: USPS
- Gizmodo

Ben Franklin would be rolling in his grave - NW Labor Press

Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle allegations it overcharged the U.S. Postal Service for products over more than eight years. - ABC News

2015 USPS Price Changes (Part 2) - Quad Graphics


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