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New CA Post Office Belies Movement to Cut Services, Facilities

Despite the plethora of post office closings and since 2011 sometimes there appears to be some good news pointing in the opposite direction. Case in point: in Woodland Hills, CA, near Los Angeles, the U.S. Postal Service has signed an … Continue reading

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Trump‘s Budget Disses USPS, Other Agencies

Well, President Trump or, more probably, the likes of Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and other reprehensible people in his inner circle have discovered the U.S. Postal Service and are proposing some tired old prescriptions that have been soundly rejected before. … Continue reading

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Will Postal Reform Die Along With Chaffetz?

The postal reform bill currently working its way through Congress is seen to have a greater chance of passing than many previous efforts over the past several years largely because it has been championed by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman … Continue reading

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New USPS Service Takes E-Photos of Mail

For many high school students of a certain generation there was nothing like watching the mailbox like a hawk waiting for college acceptance letters and/or new drivers licenses. The rule of thumb in the 1970s was that a thick envelope … Continue reading

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Some Postal Workers Are Passionate About Their Jobs

You might be surprised but at least two postal workers in Washington State find fulfillment and feel passionately their abilities to serve people and relate to their communities. Adeoye Ladipo, a Nigerian immigrant who was formerly a nurse decided a … Continue reading

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USPS-Staples Pact Nixed; But Trouble Looms for Union

The U.S. Postal Service cancelled its deal to sell postal products through Staples office products superstores, in a victory for the American Postal Workers Union. But that may be hollow in face of what the incoming all-Republican government wants to … Continue reading

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Could Postal Reform Pass in a Lame Duck Congress?

New postal reform legislation could pass during the current lame duck session of Congress in which members of the outgoing body tries pass legislation they didn’t get to before the election. Congress could conceivably sneak through a bill that could … Continue reading

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