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Rural Carrier Hero: Mary Blair, New Bethlehem, PA

Rural Carrier Mary Blair was recently delivering mail in New Bethlehem, PA, when she spotted a single-car accident. Blair stopped to assist the lone victim, a 21-year-old woman who was crawling out of the overturned vehicle and bleeding. The Postal…


Family, friends grieve USPS worker killed on mail route Saturday

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – Family and friends are mourning a postal worker who died when her car went off the road Saturday night. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department identified her as 31-year-old Teelah Kappeler of Hanover, Indiana. Her car was found overturned in…


Mail Count Credit for International Scans

The attachments address the Postal Services position on scanning International Scans. The NRLCA received several calls related to instructions by management to not scan certain International pieces of mail depending on the letter the scan started with. Postal Headquarters has…




Rural Carrier Hero: Deborah Amsbaugh, Polk City, IA

Rural Carrier Deborah Amsbaugh recently responded to a life-threatening emergency while delivering mail in Polk City, IA. She was at a home’s curbside mailbox when a teenager burst out of the garage, screaming for help. Amsbaugh soon learned that the…






Rural Carrier Hero: Becky Illgen, Cottage Grove, WI

Rural Carrier Becky Illgen was recently delivering mail in Cottage Grove, WI, when she spotted a little girl who was clearly confused and scared. Illgen stopped and offered to help the child — a third-grader who had gotten off at…


NRLCA: Administration Releases FY 2019 Budget Proposal

On Monday, February 12, the Administration released details to their FY2019 Budget Proposal, titled “Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An America Budget”. The proposed budget is a $4.4 trillion budget that sets forth the Administration’s priorities as Congress begins to prepare spending…


Rural Carrier Hero: Tab Eigenbrodt, East Chatham, NY

Rural Carrier Tab Eigenbrodt was making deliveries recently in East Chatham, NY, when he noticed mail was piling up in the box of a longtime customer who always emptied it daily. Eigenbrodt alerted a neighbor, who checked on the woman…


Rural Carrier Hero: Kathy Lucero, Humboldt, IA

The first time Humboldt, IA, Rural Carrier Associate Kathy Lucero saw a Postal Service customer walking a new puppy one day recently, everything was fine. But when they later crossed paths again on Lucero’s route, a crisis erupted. Two stray…



Notes from the Q and A session at SAC

JJ: Joey Johnson JD: Jeanette Dwyer SB: Shirley Baffa RS: Ronnie Stutts Q: IF VOLUME DISAPPEARS DURING MAIL COUNT DOES THE UNION HAVE A PLAN? JD: ONLY IF WE CAN PROVE THEY DID IT DELIBERATELY   Q: When we receive…