CNBC Host: Let FedEx Absorb USPS – PMG: Let USPS Absorb Them

 “PMG Pat Donahoe appeared recently on “The Kudlow Report,” to represent the Postal Service’s position on the need for congressional action to address the USPS requirement to pre-fund retiree health benefits, frequency of delivery and allow the Postal Service to access overpayments to the Civil Service Retirement System and Federal Employees Retirement System. Donahoe explains […]

Senator McCain Files Amendment to Presidential Bill To Make it Easier to Close Post Offices

Senate Post Office Closing Amendment and House Financial Services Appropriations Bill This week, Sen. John McCain filed an amendment to S. 679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011, which would have made it easier for the Postal Service to close Post Offices. Senate Amendment 488 was filed and printed in the Congressional […]

USPS Reports $4.7 Billion Net Loss ending May – $1.8 Billion More Than Same Period Last Year

The US Postal Service filed its eighth month preliminary financial report of the 2011 fiscal year (unaudited) with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) . USPS reported a net operating loss of $1.3 billion for the month of May 2011. This same period last year saw a $642 million net loss. In October 2010 USPS saw […]

Rep. Dennis Ross Issues Postal Service “Overpayment” – Myth v. Fact

Congressman Dennis Ross attempts to clear up the whole issue about USPS overpayments. After reading  statements from politicians, unions and employees on the postal reform bill,  the real showdown may come down to America and Issa/Ross duo. Myth: The Postal Service has overpaid by $50-$75 billion into the Civil Service Retirement System and Congress owes […]

Sen. Carper Statement on Rep. Issa’s Postal Reform Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, released a statement in response to the introduction of the Postal Reform Act by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Sen. Carper introduced the […]

Man Indicted on Charge Of Biting US Postal Inspector

ROCHESTER, N.Y.– (June 24, 2011) U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has indicted Mark Joseph Rossel, 52, of Rush, New York, on a charge of assaulting a federal officer and inflicting bodily injury. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or […]

Rep. Issa’s Bill: A Reckless Attack On Postal Services, Postal Employees

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the powerful chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has introduced a bill, H.R. 2309, that is “a reckless assault on postal workers and the Postal Service,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey. “The board would be empowered to unilaterally cut wages, abolish benefits, and end protection against layoffs.” […]

NALC Branch: 80+ Carriers Under NRP Returned to Work Will Cost USPS Nearly $2 Million Note: The Letter Carriers cited below were sent home under the USPS “National Reassessment Process”  (which has now been renamed “ELM546″ program). Some of the Letters Carriers have been sent home AGAIN by USPS after only two weeks back at work. According to Robert Rutter, President, NALC Branch #1111 in its June 2011 Newsletter. […]

NALC: Issa Misguided, Draconian Postal Reform Bill Is a Missed Opportunity

Representative Issa introduces draconian postal reform bill Misguided bill is ‘a missed opportunity,’ Rolando says June 23, 2011 — Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL), chairman of the committee’s subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, Postal Service and District of Columbia, introduced a […]

Letter: Issa Postal Reform Bill Will Put Many Americans Out of Work Including Military Vets

Letter To Congressman Darrell Issa from postal employee Guy Nohrenberg Rep. Darrell Issa June 23, 2011 Money is being taken from the US Postal Service as a hidden additional Tax. The wealthiest Congressman in History continues his terrorist attack on the US Postal Service through trying to add an additional government bill, “The Postal Reform […]