Video: Senators Call for a Moratorium on Plant Closures

Web News Article #: 223-2014 Three champions of a strong, public Postal Service gave impassioned speeches against the consolidation of mail processing plants on the floor of the Senate on Dec. 4. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) called for a moratorium on plant closures. via Senators Call…

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Major civil rights coalition opposes postal consolidation; hits official’s appointment

By Joe Davidson – December 4, 2014 For generations, the U.S. Postal Service had a reputation for employing African Americans when many others would not. Even slaves delivered mail. In 1794, Postmaster General Timothy Pickering, appointed by President George Washington, said, “. . .if the inhabitants. . . should deem their letters safe with a faithful black, I should…

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Senator Tester to Postal Service: Stop digging a deeper hole

The Hill - Opinion

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) said the U.S. Postal Service should stop closing facilities to cut costs. “They think they can cut their way to fiscal solvency and quite frankly they’re wrong,” Tester said on the Senate floor Thursday. “What the Postal Services does need is responsible postal reform legislation.” Tester said the closing of mail…

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