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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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Banking Could Strengthen Core USPS Services

Now Hillary Clinton seems to be embracing the idea that U.S. Postal Service could begin offering financial services can we believe her? With the Democratic Presidential nomination wrapped up she may be able to ignore many campaign platform ideas put … Continue reading

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Staples’ Selling of USPS Products Unclear After Blocked Merger

A federal judge’s ruling this week scuttling the proposed merger between office products giants Staples and Office Depot probably won’t end Staples’ efforts to sell postal products in its store but it’s likely to put a crimp in it. In … Continue reading

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Postal Union Takes Staples Matter to National Labor Board

The U.S. Postal Service has received a setback to its not-so-secret privatization efforts this week when the National Labor Relations Board rule d that its contract to sell postal products through Staples office product stores is illegal http://www.apwu.org/sites/apwu/files/resource-files/NLRB%20Complaint%20re%20Staples%20062615.pdf. The agency, … Continue reading

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Unions Finally Join in Postal Banking Fight

It’s better late than never but why did it take major postal labor unions nearly a year to sign on with the idea of having the U.S. Postal Service begin offering banking services to the poor and underserved? But the … Continue reading

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Inspector General Questions USPS Closures

The U.S. Postal Service seems intent on whipsawing through its distribution facilities and laying off employees. Is this the best way to go in the long run? Earlier this month, the USPS Office of the Inspector General questioned whether the … Continue reading

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By Larry Riggs The U.S. Postal Service now thinks it can unilaterally stop delivering letter mail on Saturday http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2013/pr13_019.htm without first getting the OK from Congress. According to Bloomberg News, the USPS is reinterpreting the law and believes it can … Continue reading

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