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USPS Was Supposed
to Break Even by 2023,
Instead Lost $6.5B
in case you missed it
Nov 18, 2023 6:00 AM CST
USPS Was Supposed to Break Even by 2023, Instead Lost $6.5B
Postmaster general says it won't break even next year, either
- The US Postal Service launched a 10-year plan in 2021 that was supposed to see it breaking even by 2023 and turning a profit by 2024. Well, the 2023 fiscal year is over, and USPS just reported it lost $6.5 billion in the 12 months that ended September 30,...
USPS Crackdown on Crime
Leads to 600 Arrests
Oct 26, 2023 12:34 PM CDT
USPS Crackdown on Crime Leads to 600 Arrests
And those mail theft, carrier robbery busts are just since May
- Mail carriers don't have to just worry about ornery dogs and slippery sidewalks: They've also got criminals to contend with, and more than you may think. The US Postal Service announced that over the past six months alone, more than 600 arrests have been made tied to mail...
UPS, Teamsters Reach
Deal to Avert Major Strike
Jul 25, 2023 11:22 AM CDT
UPS, Teamsters Reach Deal to Avert Major Strike
Impasse threatened to throw a wrench into the economy
- It looks like there won't be a potentially devastating UPS strike after all. The company and the Teamsters union agreed to a five-year labor contract on Tuesday, reports the
Wall Street Journal
. The deal includes pay raises for all UPS workers, including part-timers, and the installation of air-conditioning in...
Thanks to a Hawk
Jul 13, 2023 11:28 AM CDT
Residents Here Aren't Getting Their Mail, Thanks to a Hawk
USPS says delivery can't resume in Travis Heights area of Austin until aggressive bird stops attacking
- Residents in one Texas neighborhood won't be finding mail in their mailboxes for a few weeks, all because of an aggressive hawk who's been harassing the locals. Axios Austin first reported on Friday that the US Postal Service has suspended mail delivery to the Travis Heights section of...
Stamps Just Went Up Again
Jul 9, 2023 6:46 AM CDT
Stamps Just Went Up Again
A single one costs 66 cents as of Sunday, up from 63 cents
- Stamps prices are on the rise, again—one of several changes the US Postal Service is rolling out this month. Starting Sunday, the cost of the first-class "forever" stamps will jump from 63 to 66 cents. The latest price comes just months after forever stamps climbed from 60 to...
Good Dogs Can
Have Bad Days:
Jun 4, 2023 4:10 PM CDT
Good Dogs Can Have Bad Days: Postal Service
Agency reports thousands of attacks on employees last year, with California tops
- The Postal Service has released its count of workers bitten by dogs last year, an effort to increase awareness and inspire owners to mind their pets. California, Texas, and New York again were responsible for the most bites, CNN reports—675, 404, and 321, in order. All were increases from...
Postal Service Provides
Preview of Ginsburg Stamp
Oct 24, 2022 5:55 PM CDT
Postal Service Provides Preview of Ginsburg Stamp
Postal Service plans 2023 release showing 'proponent of equal justice'
- The US Postal Service is honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as "an icon of American culture" with a stamp in the new year. The design, unveiled on Monday, is a painted portrait based on a photo of Ginsburg in a black robe with an intricate...
Postal Worker Killed by
Dogs After Truck Breaks Down
Aug 23, 2022 4:49 PM CDT
Postal Worker Killed by Dogs After Truck Breaks Down
61-year-old woman was attacked by 5 dogs in Florida neighborhood
- The US Postal Service says it is "deeply saddened" by the death of a postal worker who was attacked by five dogs after her truck broke down in a neighborhood in northern Florida. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says the 61-year-old woman was attacked by the animals in...
Voters Should Have Confidence
in Postal Service, DeJoy Says
Aug 10, 2022 4:56 PM CDT
Voters Should Have Confidence in Postal Service, DeJoy Says
Rates will go up in January, postmaster general says
- Inflation is going to add over $1 billion to the US Postal Service budget, necessitating a request for another rate increase in January, but Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says the service is ready for the November election. The Postal Service has already delivered about 40 million ballots to and from...
Lawsuit Faults USPS Over
Seizure of BLM Masks
Jun 2, 2022 12:11 PM CDT
Lawsuit Faults USPS Over Seizure of BLM Masks
'That's a scary reality that we live in,' says Movement Ink owner René Quiñonez
- The US Postal Service under the Trump administration is accused of improperly seizing packages of face masks with slogans in support of Black Lives Matter in a lawsuit brought by a California screen printer. "The fact that our government can just seize private property—either because of just general...
States Sue Postal Service
Over Its Truck Plan
Apr 28, 2022 2:16 PM CDT
States Sue Postal Service Over Its Truck Plan
Agency is buying vehicles that get just 8.6mpg
- The Postal Service disappointed a lot of people when it announced in February that only 10% of the roughly 150,000 delivery trucks it will buy in the next decade will be electric . Now, some of them are suing to block the purchases of gasoline vehicles, including 16 states, DC,...
Injury' at USPS Facility,
Possible Big Fines
Mar 14, 2022 9:50 AM CDT
After 'Life-Changing Injury' at USPS Facility, Possible Big Fines
Worker has arm amputated after accident at NC mail facility; OSHA finds 'serious safety violations'
- A US Postal Service worker lost an arm after an accident involving a machine at a North Carolina mail processing center, and now the agency could face fines of more than $170,000, reports WGHP . Per a release from the US Department of Labor, the mechanic at the USPS' Greensboro...
USPS Says It Can't Afford
to Make New Fleet Electric
Feb 9, 2022 4:45 PM CST
USPS Says It Can't Afford to Make New Fleet Electric
EPA calls plan to make 90% of new vehicles gas-powered a 'crucial lost opportunity'
- The United States Postal Service is replacing its delivery fleet for the first time in 30 years—and critics including the Environmental Protection Agency aren't happy about plans to make most of the new vehicles gas-guzzlers. Under current plans, only 10% of the fleet's 165,000 new delivery...
'Most Significant Overhaul'
of USPS Closer to Reality
Feb 9, 2022 2:13 PM CST
'Most Significant Overhaul' of USPS Closer to Reality
House OKs bill that will help USPS 'succeed into the 21st century'
- Under bipartisan legislation the House approved Tuesday, Congress would lift onerous budget requirements that have helped push the Postal Service deeply into debt and would require it to continue delivering mail six days per week. The election-year bill, coming at a time of widespread complaints about slower mail service, would...
Feds: Mail Carrier Stole
Greeting Cards for the Cash
Jan 7, 2022 2:46 PM CST
Feds: Mail Carrier Stole Greeting Cards for the Cash
Florida's Miranda Delee Farleigh, 25, allegedly stole 4K pieces of mail, was turned in by parents
- Authorities say that a Florida mail carrier accused of stealing 4,000 or so pieces of mail around the holidays was busted by her own parents, and that she sifted through greeting cards to find cash due to her drug addiction. The alleged monthlong scheme carried out by 25-year-old Miranda...
1945 Letter Finally Delivered:
'It's Like He Came Back to Me'
Jan 7, 2022 10:04 AM CST
1945 Letter Finally Delivered: 'It's Like He Came Back to Me'
John Gonsalves' widow received letter intended for late husband's mother
- A letter sent from a US soldier stationed in Germany to his mother in Massachusetts has been delivered 76 years after it was sent, per the AP . Army Sgt. John Gonsalves, 22 at the time, wrote to his mother in Woburn in December 1945 after the official end of WWII,...
FBI: Gunman Among
3 Dead in USPS Shooting
Oct 13, 2021 12:00 AM CDT
FBI: Gunman Among 3 Dead in USPS Shooting
All were USPS employees
- A gunman fatally shot two people and himself Tuesday afternoon at a United States Postal Service facility in Memphis, authorities say. Postal carriers typically depart the East Lamar Carrier Annex in the morning, while other staff members remain to sort mail and perform other tasks. No retail customers are typically...
Cops: Man Blocked Mail Truck,
Shot Worker Multiple Times
Oct 8, 2021 11:40 AM CDT
Cops: Man Blocked Mail Truck, Shot Worker Multiple Times
Suspect Erik Kortz claimed that Louis Vignone had poisoned him
- A 58-year-old Pittsburgh-area mail carrier who was looking forward to retirement has become the latest postal worker to be killed in the line of duty. Police and postal inspectors say Erik Kortz blocked Louis Vignone's mail truck with his van in a Collier Township neighborhood before shooting him multiple...
19 States Push Back on
USPS' Unpleasant Changes
Oct 8, 2021 2:00 AM CDT
19 States Push Back on USPS' Unpleasant Changes
They, plus DC, are filing a challenge to the agency's budget-cutting plan
- The United States Postal Service launched its 10-year plan to cut costs on Oct. 1, including such unpleasant-sounding practices as slowing mail delivery , reducing post office hours, and increasing postage costs. Now, attorneys general in 19 states plus the District of Columbia are fighting back. They've filed an administrative...
to Slow Delivery
Oct 1, 2021 12:02 AM CDT
Postal Service to Slow Delivery Starting Friday
Experts, officials worry about effects on people who rely on the mail
- Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's long-argued overhaul of mail delivery is here. Starting Friday, the Postal Service will be in less of a hurry to bring the mail, part of DeJoy's 10-year plan to cut costs and hold prices down, CBS reports. The Postal Service, which is looking at...
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