The Postal Wire


Postal News Roundup

Carper, senators introduce bipartisan bill to stabilize, improve Postal Service

Dover Post - “Sens. Tom Carper, D-Delaware; Jerry Moran, R-Kansas; Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota; and Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, introduced on March 22 The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018: Improving Postal Operations, Service, and Transparency to stabilize, preserve and improve the U.S. Postal Service. The financial condition of the Postal Service, which operates at the center of a $1.4 trillion industry and employs more than 7 million people, has been deteriorating for years. Despite the Postal Service setting a record Dec. 18, 2017, when more than 37 million packages were delivered, the most packages delivered in a single day in their more than 200-year history, the Postal Service saw a net loss for the first quarter totaling $540 million.”

USPS comment on Austin bombings

Postal News - “On March 21, 2018, Austin Police and federal law enforcement agencies announced that a primary suspect who is now deceased has been identified and stopped from placing any further improvised explosive devices. Although it does not appear that any of the improvised explosive devices were sent through the U.S. mail, we remain vigilant. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service continues to assist Austin Police and federal law enforcement partners in the ongoing investigation. We are continuing to remind our employees and customers to be safe, watchful, and observant regarding the proper identification and disposition of suspicious packages.”         

United States Post Office Mailboxes Burglarized in Passaic Valley Towns - “Local police departments responded to burglaries and thefts involving United States Post Office blue collection mailboxes Little Falls at 229 Main St. and Woodland Park at 1017 McBride Ave. on March 16. Little Falls Police said that unknown actor(s) pried open the mailboxes and took the contents of each.”

Postal Banking Debate to Heat up in Parliament

GlobeNewswire - Canada - “Postal union and social justice leaders, along with a mayor on a mission, joined Member of Parliament Irene Mathyssen (NDP, London-Fanshawe) on Parliament Hill this morning for a press conference to put pressure on Members of Parliament to support postal banking in Canada.”