Where have all the blue boxes gone?

Finding a good old-fashioned mailbox where you can drop off a letter is becoming almost as difficult as finding a pay phone. The iconic blue boxes are getting to be few and far between. Fifteen years ago, there were almost 400,000 collection boxes in the country. Now there are fewer than 160,000 of them, and…

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Video: USPS Personnel Files Litter Street Near Whitehall Postal Processing Plant Fire

Whitehall, Ohio (Rob Wells) – A Whitehall woman says she was cleaning up debris that blew into her yard New Year’s Day from a burned out postal facility when she did a double take at what she found. Jackie Gray said debris and rubble from the Whitehall Postal processing plant has been blowing through her neighborhood…

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Sisters and Brothers: Please adapt this press release to your local circumstances and send it out to local media

For Immediate Release 15/1/15 – Contact: (xxxxx name, phone number, email) On January 5, 2015 Overnight Delivery of First Class Mail will end throughout the country: unless there is Congressional action, a ruling by the Postal Board of Governors, or PMG action to postpone the changes. xxxxxxxx Postal Mail Processing Center is slated for closure on…

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Postmaster General to Speak at National Press Club in Washington DC on January 6

As Retirement Approaches, Patrick Donahoe Reflects on Career and Current Postal Issues WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What:   The National Press Club Newsmakers Speech Who:     Postmaster General & CEO Patrick R. Donahoe When:  Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 / 10 a.m. ET Where: The National Press Club Murrow Room 529 14th St. NW, 13th…

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US postal workers fight cutbacks, union busting

BY MAGGIE TROWE In a national day of action organized by four postal unions Nov. 14, several thousand people demonstrated outside 150 U.S. Postal Service facilities in all 50 states to protest job cuts, outsourcing and other union-busting measures — as well as to defend the basic mail service that working people above all depend…

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Philadelphia Black Friday rally for Walmart Workers – Postal & Other Union Workers, Community Activists Show Support

Union members (including postal workers, stagehand and other workers) and community activists rallied outside the Delaware Avenue Walmart in South Philadelphia on Black Friday to support $15 wages for storeworkers. Several speakers linked the struggle to raise low wages to the fight against police brutality.   See more pictures here: Philadelphia Black Friday rally for Walmart…

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USPS OIG: Semiannual Report to Congress

Apr. 1 – Sep. 30, 2014 (Updated December 1, 2014) The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line….

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Video: Dear Santa, Didn’t You Get My Letter?

Published on Nov 26, 2014 Will Santa get Cindy’s letter in time for Christmas? Only with YOUR help! Contact your Congressperson, Senators, and the Postmaster General, and tell them to stop the closure of Mail Processing Facilities nationwide, including the Mid Hudson Plant in Newburgh, NY. It’s time to Stop Delaying America’s Mail! This message…

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