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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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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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Bill Would Halt Post Office Suspensions

A new bill that would prevent the U.S. Postal Service from shuttering post offices under the guise of “emergency suspensions” has been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) https://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/media-center/news-releases/hundreds-of-post-office-closures-would-be-addressed-with-mccaskill-bill-to-prevent-emergency-postal-suspensions. The bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) … Continue reading

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USPS Cluster Boxes Drawing More Fire

Dissatisfaction with U.S. Postal Service’s cluster boxes is growing with at least one member of Congress introducing a bill to roll back their installation in new housing developments. Cluster boxes are centralized mail drop-off points now used mainly in newly … Continue reading

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Postal Service Still Needs the Human Touch

The corporate powers that be never miss a trick in calling for the automation of functions now carried out by human beings all in the name of improving efficiency. In the latest case, 247wallst.com reports that Swiss Post has already … Continue reading

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USPS Suit Claims Supremacy over Berkeley Post Office

The U.S. Postal Service is once again proving its disdain for the wishes of ordinary people and how much of a sore loser it is. The USPS has just filed suit against the City of Berkeley, CA, contending that the … Continue reading

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