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.

3 Things You Didn’t Know About USPS

Today we have some fun facts about the USPS. After working in this industry for many years i can share some insider details and secrets many don’t know about. But the facts are definitely out there if you do the research. A simple Google search can give great results.

3 Things You May Not Have Known About The USPS:

1.) Mail Sledding

Back in Alaska, the mail used could be delivered by sled dogs. However, in 60’s the last dogsled mail route was turned into an airplane route. Which is still used to this day.  Sled dogs are still being used as a transportation source to this day. Many locals can get from store to store and get shopping done. And of course the Iditarod race is still going strong every year out in Alaska!

2.) A Boxed Baby

Though it has always been against postal laws and regulations, there have been several instances on record where parents/family’s mailed their own children in back in the beginning days of postal routes. As fact, in the early 1900’s a baby was shipped to his mother who lived miles away! Weighing under the 15-pound limit, the baby’s caretakers only paid 25 cents for a postage fee. Oh my! Oh my!

3.) Mail Postal Hero’s

From the 80’s, the USPS Carrier Alert Program helped protect the wellbeing of elderly and in addition disabled postal service customers. USPS service carriers will alert emergency personnel staff members if they notice a buildup of mail at a home or other circumstances that might bring up an accident or illness that has occurred unknownly. This is just a few of the many good things that the USPS does for our citizens and communities.

To visit one of recent postal service clients visit here

Stay posted for another post coming at you soon!



The Chicago Postal Worker

Welcome to my site. I am the Chicago postal worker. On this blog i wanted to document what it is like being a postal worker in a big city. I want share what it’s like having my job. I hope to keep this entertaining for all the readers.

I hope to update this on my days off, i’ll also be posting to my Facebook page so if you like using Facebook add me as a friend 🙂

Any other postal workers will enjoy what i’m writing about and can probably relate to my blog in one way or another.