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Postal Service Abets Opioid Epidemic Legally

With everything we hear about the epidemic of opioid use and abuse in this country the U.S. Postal Service shares some of the blame because much of the stuff gets shipped from abroad through USPS channels. Trouble is, this practice … 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 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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Pence Likely Hostile to Postal Workers

To cap off his extremist Paleolithic platform and views GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump has chosen as his running mate a man who wants to gut the federal workforce. One can only shudder at what Indiana Governor Mike Pence may … 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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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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