The Postal Wire


Postal News Roundup

Postal workers focus on safety after recent explosions - “As everyone across the area continues to process news of these explosions, another group stepping up their efforts to be vigilant and aware are postal workers. Alese Underwood spoke exclusively with a postal union leader about what they’re doing to ease these worries.”           

40 Postal Boxes In Bergen Tampered With, Federal Authorities Say

Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily Voice - “U.S. Postal Service inspectors were investigating a wave thefts from mailboxes in Bergen County, authorities said. Anyone who believes their mailings have been compromised should contact either local police or the U.S. Postal Inspection Service: (877) 876-2455.”         

ELLEN SCHLIE: A happy face behind the post office counter

Columbia Missourian - “A cheerful woman stood behind the counter at the U.S. post office in Columbia helping a mother and her two kids send a package. One of the kids ran around, much to the annoyance of his mother. “Would you like some stickers?” Ellen Schlie asked the boy.” Ellen Schlie is a member of the Central Missouri Area Local.                    

Today's labor history

Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO - Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast, featuring Joe McCartin, Tula Connell and Chris Bangert-Drowns on the trial of anti-war Wobblies and the postal worker's wildcat strike.”           

Idealliance Issues Call for Participants In Its Third Annual Mail Industry Survey

What They Think - “Focusing Idealliance's member-driven working groups and Idealliance's work with the Mailers' Technical Advisory Committee on key initiatives with the USPS. Supporting Idealliance's discussions with the USPS, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, and Postal Regulatory Commission...”

Turn To Tara: USPS mail delivery problems widespread

News 12 Westchester - ‘“This is the United States Postal Service, and there should be no better service in the world than the USPS.” Rep. Nita Lowey also shared a letter she sent to the postmaster general, describing a “wide range of structural issues that continue to plague local mail delivery.” “It's outrageous…”             

Trump's NLRB is racing to end a key labor case before trial resumes this week, lawyers say

Los Angeles Times - ‘"It's just a massive, last-minute scramble — board agents tripping over themselves to get settlements," said Micah Wissinger, an attorney for the Fast Food Workers Organizing Committee, a union-backed group. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Saturday that a rush to settle the case is "an insult…”     

Labor Department won't enforce investor protection rule after court decision

CNBC - “Federal regulators for now are backing off enforcement of an Obama-era rule intended to protect retirement savers. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on March 15 that the Labor Department overstepped its authority by creating the so-called fiduciary rule, parts of which went into effect last year.”

Bill Would Increase Unions Access To Public Employees At Work - “A bill advancing in the New Jersey legislature would ensure that union representatives have greater access to the public employees they represent.”