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U.S. Postal Service removes 39 collection boxes throughout Rockford

Screen Shot 2014-07-26 at 7.23.18 PMMary Osborne doesn’t put her mail in the mailbox outside her residence. The 61-year-old Logan Street resident is concerned that busybodies will take notes on who she’s corresponding with or someone will come by and steal her letters. So she has relied on a couple of the blue drop boxes near her home, walking to ...

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 8:24 pm

Oklahoma postal worker collapses on the job from intense heat exhaustion

signs of heat exhaustion“Pretty much any mailman that comes through has just been sweating up a storm,” says Vaughn. He works outside as well but he now knows firsthand exactly what that Oklahoma sun can do to you if you aren’t careful. From Friday morning’s 911 call: EMSA: “The ambulance is on the way tell me exactly what ...

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 8:06 pm

If the Post Office Wants Business, Try Postal Banking

Bank-sign-3Postal unions are arming for battle as Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe resumes his attack on mail processing plants. He’s put another 82 plants on the chopping block for 2015, claiming this will save $750 million a year. But you know what could bring in 12 times that much money? Postal banking. Offering basic financial services ...

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 3:48 pm

Will Labor Solidarity Save the Post Office? 

solidarityThe United States Postal Service (USPS) management just ran into a possible game-changing obstacle to its shameful pursuit of a fully privatized post office: labor solidarity. Here’s the background. For a decade the USPS has been aggressively shrinking, consolidating, and outsourcing the nation’s postal system.  In July 2011 management upped the ante by announcing the rapid ...

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 3:34 pm

Post office throws party for Danny Nickerson on his 6th birthday

bdayPlace two typical birthday cards end to end and you’ll span about one foot. Do the same with over 100,000 birthday cards and you’ve just made a rainbow path that could stretch about 10 miles from the Foxboro Post Office to downtown Attleboro. Friday was another in a series of days this week that saw ...

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 7:56 am

Marshfield postal worker receives USPS Hero Award

Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 10.56.25 PMFor Lissa Kitchens, being a postal worker is about more than just handling mail — it’s about connecting with and helping customers. It’s Kitchens’ dedication to going above and beyond in assisting her customers that recently earned her the United States Postal Service (USPS) Hero Award. “People don’t realize mail people do a lot more ...

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 11:57 pm

Danny Nickerson collects 50,000 birthday cards at post office -

Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 8.29.57 PMFriday in Foxborough Danny Nickerson got to celebrate his 6th birthday with more than 50,000 people from across the globe. Danny was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last October and when his mom told a local newspaper the young boy likes to open birthday cards the story went viral. “With all the sadness that ...

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:31 pm

Small business, big solutions – USPS offers innovative marketing products

usps-postal_020The Postal Service is reaching out to small businesses across the nation to show them how the mail can make their company stand out. The strategy grows revenue for USPS by showcasing the business solutions offered through a combination of postal products. “We believe that mail itself is an important part of an overall integrated ...

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 6:31 pm

Feds say Bellmawr postal worker sold pirated DVDs

hand_dvdA U.S. Postal Service worker from Bellmawr allegedly stole mail and ran an unincorporated business that sold bootlegged DVDs, authorities say. David Lodi, 55, also failed to report earning income from his business while he collected workers compensation for an alleged injury, according to federal court documents. Lodi pleaded guilty to making false statements, theft ...

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 6:20 pm

Video: Network News Covers the 1970 Postal Strike

Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 5.11.07 PMHow the network news covered The Great Postal Strike of 1970. via Network News Covers the 1970 Postal Strike – YouTube.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 6:11 pm

Medial of Honor Recipient Honored by US Postal Service

medalRodolfo “Rudy” Hernandez, a Medal of Honor recipient and long-time Fayetteville resident, will be among several veterans honored by the U.S. Postal Service when it unveils its Korean War Medal of Honor Forever Stamps on Saturday. The stamp will feature a close-up image of the medal with the inscription “Medal of Honor Army/Forever/USA” over a ...

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 6:09 pm

The Essential Role of the United States Postal Service in American Daily Life

usps150The Essential Role of the United States Postal Service in American Daily The role of the USPS is vital for the U.S. economy, consumers, and the mail services industry to serve 153 million residents, offices, and businesses at every corner of the country. Over the years, the USPS has created major breakthrough innovations that have ...

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 2:56 pm

A USPS Worker Called 911, and Then His Bosses Called Him a Terrorist

911-dial-phone-callPostal workers sometimes characterize the U.S. Postal Service as a vast bureaucracy indifferent to their gripes. But that’s not always the case. Consider what happened to Thomas Purviance, a longtime USPS employee in St. Louis, who complained about potential safety hazard in one of the agency’s facilities: According to a recently filed lawsuit, his managers ...

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 2:48 pm

2 men steal master key from North Miami postal worker

usps2344The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two men who robbed a postal worker Thursday in North Miami. Police said one of the two black men, who appeared to be in their early 20s, grabbed the woman from behind while the other stole her master ...

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 2:43 pm