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Video: 125 Years of Delivering for America

Screen Shot 2014-07-23 at 6.31.22 PMA documentary that celebrates the history of the National Association of Letter Carriers, founded in 1889. via 125 Years of Delivering for America – YouTube.

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 7:32 pm

VSE’s Wheeler Bros. Awarded $2.9 Million Postal Service LLV Shelving Contract

llv2ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jul 23, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — VSE Corporation VSEC -0.30% subsidiary, Wheeler Bros., Inc. (WBI) was awarded a delivery order to supply 10,000 engineered shelving kits to the United States Postal Service for use in the Long Life Delivery Vehicles (LLV). This delivery order has a value of $2.9 million, with an option ...

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:42 pm

Audio: Charlie Crum from USPS OIG talk about 3d Printing

audio_wave3D printing can help the Postal Service save a lot money, gas, and time, according to its Inspector General. 3D printers can make things like screws and containers using plastics and powders. Charlie Crum is a director at the Postal Service OIG. His office has a plan to help the agency jump into the 3D ...

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 3:39 pm

When duty called — they answered

medalNew stamps honor Korean War medal recipients USPS is paying tribute to 145 American veterans who received the nation’s highest military honor for going above and beyond the call of duty during the Korean War. The limited-edition Korean War Medal of Honor Forever Stamps will be dedicated by PMG Pat Donahoe Saturday, July 26, at ...

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 3:36 pm

Presidential love letters – Famous courtships shaped through pen and paper

letters_StudioJRULetters have connected lovers and family through the decades. From war to the White House, the ritual of writing love letters has influenced countless relationships. Some of America’s most expressive love letters were penned by the most powerful men in the country — American presidents. These commanders in chief show their most tender moments and ...

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 3:34 pm

Union Boss: Don’t Privatize The Post Office

dimonapwuThe president of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) accused Congress and Wall Street Tuesday of manufacturing a financial crisis in order to privatize the post office. “A congressionally manufactured financial crisis is being used to justify new assaults on postal jobs and on the 239-year old public Post Office” APWU President Mark Dimondstein said ...

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 3:26 pm

Youngstown mailman believes a bullet struck his truck

4288477_GYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - If you think that the worst hazards faced by today’s letter carriers are hail, sleet and biting dogs, think again. A mailman tells Youngstown police that he believes someone shot out the window of his mail truck while he was making his rounds on the south side. The letter carrier was out of the truck ...

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 3:18 pm

USPS schedules POST Plan meeting and doesn’t show up

stood-upWausau postal customers recently received a survey form from the U.S. Postal Service recently asking for their input into a process that is currently reviewing the Wausau post office. The results of that survey were to be discussed at a meeting scheduled by the USPS for Thursday, July 17, at Wausau Town Hall. About 25 ...

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 7:52 am

Brookings Research Finds USPS 3D Print Revenue Lacking

Printing_with_a_3D_printer_at_Makers_Party_Bangalore_2013_11What the experts say According to Brookings researchers Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell West, 3D printing does have the potential to generate an increase in revenue for the USPS for two main reasons. There could be greater demand for the delivery of 3D printed products and 3D printing supplies, and there is also partnership potential between ...

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 7:49 am

An open letter to the U.S. Postal Service

usps-signAs I was picking my kids up at school the other day I passed again, as I have so many times before, the house of an elderly man. This time he was obviously waiting for something as he stood upon his driveway with his hands in his pockets. This time I was stuck in traffic ...

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 7:48 am

Video: Standing Up, Fighting Back! – Four Union Presidents speak on the Postal Union Alliance

alliance-coalitionAll four Postal Union Presidents speak at the APWU convention pledging unity as one alliance in the fight against destroying the United States Postal Service. NRLCA PRESIDENT:  JEANETTE DWYER APWU PRESIDENT: MARK DIMONDSTEIN NALC PRESIDENT: FREDRIC ROLANDO NPMHU PRESIDENT: JOHN HEGARTY Standing Up, Fighting Back! – Postal Union Alliance – YouTube.

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 6:45 pm

Shock probation granted for former postmaster

probation0811A postmaster convicted of stealing gift cards and cash from local mail has been released on shock probation, Monday. In June, Gina “Jill” Hamilton was sentenced to nine years in prison for theft of more than $300 in gift cards and cash patrons of the Germantown Post Office had intended to send to others. A ...

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 6:06 pm

IG: USPS should offer expanded services for e-commerce

oigThe Postal Service needs a better plan to take advantage of the e-commerce boom by offering expanded services to businesses and consumers shipping packages, a July 21 USPS inspector general report says. American businesses and consumers spent more than $68 billion to ship packages domestically in 2013, the report says. With global e-commerce expected to ...

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 6:06 pm

Re-riding the Pony Express trail

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 3.04.17 PMThe National Pony Express Association kicked off the 154th annual “Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail” June 11, 2014. The Re-Ride is a 10-day, non-stop event, crossing the 1,966 mile route of the Pony Express National Historic Trail from California through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas, ending in St. Joseph, MO. It commemorates ...

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 4:06 pm