Complaint Alleges U.S. Postal Service Mistreats Breastfeeding Mothers

WASHINGTONJuly 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Several United States Postal Service workers are bringing claims against USPS for failing to provide sufficient break times and private, secure, and sanitary spaces where they could pump breast milk.

Congress passed the PUMP Act to require employers to provide reasonable break times and a private, secure (non-bathroom) location for employees to pump breast milk. Continue reading

U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet August 8

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet Aug. 8, 2023, in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The public is welcome to observe the meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET in the Benjamin Franklin Room on the 11th floor. The Board is expected to discuss the following items:U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet August 8

  1. Remarks of the Chairman of the Board of Governors
  2. Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO
  3. Approval of the Minutes
  4. Committee Reports
  5. Quarterly Financial Report
  6. Quarterly Service Performance Report
  7. Approval of Tentative Agenda for Nov. 14 Meeting

A public comment period will begin immediately following the adjournment of the open session on Aug. 8. During the public comment period, which shall not exceed 45 minutes, members of the public may comment on any item or subject listed on the agenda for the open session above. Registration for participation in the public comment period is required. Additionally, the public will be given the option to join the public comment session and participate via teleconference. Should you wish to participate via teleconference, you will be required to give your first and last name, a valid email address to send an invite and a phone number to reach you should a technical issue arise. Speakers may register online at more than three minutes shall be allotted to each speaker. The time allotted to each speaker will be determined after registration closes. Registration for the public comment period, either in person or via teleconference, will end on Aug. 6 at noon ET. Participation in the public comment period is governed by 39 C.F.R. 232.1(n).

Open session meetings of the Board of Governors are available on live audio webcasts at Three hours after the conclusion of the open session meeting, a recorded audio file will be available for listening. In compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the audio webcast will be open-captioned.

Major Mail Processing Equipment Relocations Nationwide

Machine Relocation / Removal Teams

On May 9, 2023, the APWU was notified that the Postal Service intends to develop teams of volunteer maintenance craft employees to perform the removals and/or relocations of mail processing equipment, in conjunction with their 10 Year Plan. Maintenance Division resident officers immediately met with the Postal Service to discuss this project and relay our concerns. While we are pleased that this work will remain in-house, and not be subcontracted, other areas of concern remain. Continue reading

Fraudulent activity in LiteBlue targeting multifactor authentication

USPS officials have informed NALC of additional fraudulent activity against the LiteBlue application. The Postal Service is reporting that this new activity appears to be more sophisticated than the previous infiltration of USPS systems. This breach is compromising the Multifactor Authentication (MFA) one-time passcode feature that was added earlier this year, after the previous compromise, to provide an extra layer of security to LiteBlue. Continue reading

Five Milwaukee Men Federally Indicted for Involvement in Armed Robberies of U.S. Postal Carriers

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on June 27, 2023, five Milwaukee men were indicted for their involvement in several armed robberies of U.S. postal carriers that occurred between October 2022 and March 2023. Huria H. Abu, age 20, was charged with four counts of Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and one count of conspiracy. Continue reading