Category Archives: American Postal

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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Trump NLRB Likely to Scuttle Postal Union’s Staples Victory

A National Labor Relations Board judge has ruled that the U.S. Postal Service cannot sell stamps or other products through Staples office supplies superstores, in an apparent victory for postal labor unions. But don’t expect that this ruling will stand … Continue reading

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U.S. Postal Service Well Worth Fighting For

At last somebody recognizes the value and tradition of the public post office and how it kept the country together—and really still does. In a new book, author Winifred Gallagher outlines how the U.S. Post Office began by keeping the … Continue reading

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USPS Posts Huge Profit, Keeps Downsizing

The U.S. Postal Service reported a massive profit for the quarter ended Dec. 31 but it’s doing so on the backs of their workers and are still closing post offices in defiance of pressure from some members of Congress and … Continue reading

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Does ‘Secret’ USPS Memo Say Anything New?

Evidence keeps mounting that the U.S. Postal Service is planning to go private and wants to do so as secretly as possible. Last July the National Labor Relations Board ruled that The USPS’s contract to sell postal products through Staples … Continue reading

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Sanders Balks at Payday-Lender BOG Nominee

Congress obviously does not want to do anything about the financially foundering U.S. Postal Service right now, preferring to let it twist in the wind and not approve new members of its Board of Governors. Some are blaming Senator Bernard … Continue reading

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