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Board Nominees Favor Privatization, Oppose Postal Banking

No wonder the U.S. Postal Service came out so strongly against the proposal earlier this year for it to develop banking services aimed at poorer people generally shunned by commercial banks. Mickey Barnett, a recent nominee to its Board of … Continue reading

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USPS Said to Take Revenge on Some Slow Delivery Critics

Negative public reactions to U.S. Postal Service plant closures are growing so much that even the postal service is beginning to notice. In at least one recent case a local Congressman and some of his constituents suspect the agency is … Continue reading

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Conservative Think Tank Blasts USPS Delivery Cuts

It’s no secret that the U.S. Postal Service seems much more interested in building its package courier services right now than in boosting its regular plain mail delivery. Just look at the USPS’s latest quarterly financial report for the period … Continue reading

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House Measure Would Restore Old USPS Delivery Standards

The House Appropriations Committee has proposed an amendment to an appropriations bill that would force the U.S. Postal Service to return to its 2012 delivery standards, effectively nullifying all closures of its processing plants including the 82 it began earlier … Continue reading

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Court Ruling on Postal Rate Hike Won’t Matter

The U.S. Postal Service is gonna have to give back some money it received from its “exigent” rate increase last year. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit just ruled that the 4.3% increase that took … Continue reading

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Can Grand Alliance Save the USPS from Destruction?

The American Postal Workers Union and more than 60 other organizations have formed the Grand Alliance (www.agrandalliance.org), an umbrella group to advocate for preserving the U.S. Postal Service This may be an opening salvo in a strategy to fight back … Continue reading

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People Already Noticing Slower Mail Delivery

People and maybe more importantl some politicians have begun to notice that mail deliveries are getting slower thanks to the U.S. Postal Service’s shuttering of 82 mail processing facilities in January. In Racine County Wisconsin local residents have begun reporting … Continue reading

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