2004 News Summery

Here is a summery of 2004 news in the postal industry.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Three charged in separate postal robberies: MONTGOMERY, Ala. U-S Postal Inspectors say a Bullock County man is jailed in connection with the armed robbery of a post office in the Fort Davis community, that’s located in southern Macon County. (www.wkrn.com)

Monday, September 20, 2004

Letter carrier lawsuit headed for federal court in December: Letter carriers on opposite sides of a federal court lawsuit agree on at least one thing: The Prairiewood Station Post Office became a miserable place to work.(www.grandforks.com)

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Protecting mail carriers from your animals: Every year about 5,000 letter carriers are bitten by dogs. As dog owners, we responsible for keeping our animals under control. (www.capitalnews9.com)

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

USPS Tops $100M in Revenue From Mover’s Guide Program: The U.S. Postal Service has received more than $102 million in revenue from an alliance it formed with marketing services company Imagitas Inc. and its MoverSource program. The news was announced at yesterday’s USPS board of governors meeting in Boston. (www.dmnews.com)

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Workers Sickened at Los Gatos Post Office: Fifteen workers and one customer at the Los Gatos Post Office were apparently contaminated with an unknown chemical Tuesday. (cbs5.com)

Postmaster general renews pledge of no rate hike until 2006: WASHINGTON – Postmaster General John E. Potter renewed his promise Tuesday that the price of mailing a letter won’t go up until 2006. (www.katu.com)

Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Postal Worker Sentenced in Theft of Direct Mail: A U.S. Postal Service employee who stole thousands of pieces of direct mail to garner ideas for a direct mail business he planned to start was sentenced to three years probation in federal court Friday. (www.dmnews.com)

Thursday, September 2, 2004

Postal Carrier Accused Of Stealing Mail: SEATTLE — A veteran U.S. postal carrier has been charged with mail theft after he was caught with hundreds of pieces of stolen mail in his Tacoma home, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reported. (www.kirotv.com)

Thanks to yakimaroofingco.com for helping to compile this list for me. I’ll share more about me in the next post.