Missouri postmaster charged with planning an alleged robbery

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the Eagle Rock, Mo., Postmaster was charged in federal court today in connection with conspiring to rob or burglarize a convenience store. Michael Joe Stubblefield, 48, of Cassville, Mo., was charged by complaint with conspiring to interfere […]

Georgia Woman Stole ID to Obtain U.S. Citizenship and Get USPS Job As Mail Carrier

Mail Carrier Obtained U.S. Citizenship Under Stolen Identity and Then Stole Identities of Over 85 Victims on Her Mail Route ATLANTA, GA – A jury in federal district court returned a guilty verdict late yesterday against OPEOLUWA ADIGUN, age unknown, and CHUKWUKA ONYEKABA a/k/a Gabriel Onyekaba, 34, both of Marietta, Georgia on charges of stealing […]

U.S. Postal Service Plans to Allow Mailer Logos and Marks on Permit Indicia

New Flexibility and Advertising Opportunity for Commercial Mailers WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Postal Service is planning to revise its mailing standards and has recently filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission to allow commercial mailers to include logos, trademarks, brand images or other kinds of marketing designs in the permit imprint indicia […]

APWU Calls for April Actions To Save the Postal Service

APWU Web News Article 026-2012, March 30, 2012 The APWU is asking state and local organizations to participate in two nationwide activities in April: Lobbying your senators at their home offices during the Easter recess, and informational leafleting on Tax Day, April 17. [Download two-sided flyer – PDF] “Time is running out for Congress to […]

Hochul, Griffith & Noem Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Capping USPS Executive Pay

March 28, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Kathy Hochul (D-NY) yesterday was joined by Representatives Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Kristi Noem (R-SD) in introducing the bipartisan Postal Executive Accountability Act, which limits compensation for executive officers of the United States Postal Service to the same level of pay as the President’s Cabinet. “I was proud […]

PMG Tells Congress: Take Postal Workers Out of Federal Healthcare Program

From the American Postal Workers Union: Healthcare Expert Rejects Claim of Cost Savings Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe urged lawmakers to take postal employees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) at a House hearing on March 27, claiming such a move would save the USPS $7 billion annually. The PMG said the […]

Senator Merkley to Introduce Amendment to Save Rural Post Offices

From the office of Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley: March 28, 2012 WASHINGTON, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today announced that he will be offering an amendment to major legislation overhauling the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to save rural post offices now targeted for closure.  Merkley’s amendment would require that a post office closure cannot […]

USPS YTD Loss of $5.7B–Retiree Health Benefit Pre-Funding Expense $5.1B

The USPS had a net loss of $1.108 billion for February 2012 according to preliminary (unaudited) data submitted to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). USPS is attributing $1.017 billion of that amount to the Postal Service’s Retiree Health Benefit pre-funding expense. USPS is also reporting a year-to-date fiscal year loss of $5.669 billion. The same […]

Postmaster general supports ‘practically everything’ in draconian Issa-Ross bill

From the National Association of Letter Carriers: March 27, 2012 — Should we call H.R. 2309 the Issa-Ross (So-Called) Postal Reform Bill—or could we realistically call it the Issa-Donahoe (So-Called) Postal Reform Bill? Today, during a hearing of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe was […]