Tag Archives: U.S. Postal Service

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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Can Canada Post Restore Mail Service Levels?

It looks like Canada Post might just abandon its plans to deliver people’s mail to cluster boxes and will keep putting it in front of peoples’ front doors with the election of liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who pledged to … Continue reading

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Brookings Keeps Banging USPS Privatization Drum

Here comes another proposal to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. Only this one comes from the supposedly liberal Brookings Institution which essentially argues that the USPS should be broken in half. USPS should be divided into two parts: a public … 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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USPS Should Stay Out of Garment Trade

By Larry Riggs The U.S. Postal Service is doing itself no favors when it comes up with ridiculous marketing ideas as it faces existential threats. The USPS lost $1.3 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31 http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2013/pr13_021.htm and is in … Continue reading

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GAO Doesn’t Grasp USPS Financial Crisis

Just what the hell does the Government Accountability Office mean when it says the U.S. Postal Service should prefund its retiree benefits “as far as its finances permit” http://gao.gov/products/GAO-13-112? With the USPS losing a reported $25 million a day right … Continue reading

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