Jim Hightower: Standing up to post office privatizers (audio)

“Boss,” spelled backwards, is double-S-O-B, and that’s how most of the employees of the US Postal Service feel about their top boss. America’s postal employees –from mail clerks to letter carriers – take great pride in moving millions of pieces of mail to us every day, whether we live in inner cities or way down…

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Alleged post office delays draw attention; local facility to receive cuts after Jan.

(August 15, 2014) Allegations of intentional delays at the Cape Girardeau mail processing facility prompted a letter from U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt on Thursday to postmaster general Patrick Donahoe. “Missourians are rightly concerned about possibly delayed or misdirected mail, and I write to express my concern about the reports and request future updates on the…

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USPS OIG: 5 Year Strategic Plan FY2014 – FY2018

Message from the Inspector General For almost 240 years, the United States Postal Service has provided the nation with a secure, universally accessible platform for commerce and communications. The Postal Service has built a brand that customers, suppliers, and employees trust to protect the privacy and security of their information, whether it is their mail…

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I-Team Update: Federal Lawmakers call for action on Cape Girardeau delayed mail (video)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) – I’ve heard from dozens of you after last week’s I-Team report on claims that your mail is being intentionally delayed. From late bills and birthday cards, to missing shipments medication, many of you have noticed a change in delivery times. Now, the search for answers stretches all the way to…

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APWU: The Wanted Poster – It’s Okay to Post

Web News Article #: 152-14 08/14/2014 – Postal management may not prohibit or otherwise interfere with the display of the APWU’s Wanted poster on union bulletin boards, APWU attorneys report. The poster features a picture of Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe and accuses him of “crimes against the public Postal Service.” Displaying the poster is…

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Latest Plan to Privatize Post Office Hits Unexpected Obstacle

Labor solidarity is stopping the U.S. Postal Service’s pursuit of a fully privatized post office. Could this be a game-changing obstacle? The United States Postal Service (USPS) management just ran into a possible game-changing obstacle to its shameful pursuit of a fully privatized post office: labor solidarity. Here’s the background. For a decade the USPS…

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Postal official can’t deliver answers in Horsham, PA move

Horsham Council and about three dozen residents, many of them postal employees, were displeased with the responses from a postal official concerning the potential move of the Horsham Post Office. Richard Hancock, a real estate specialist with the U.S. Postal Service, spent nearly two hours Wednesday night answering questions and explaining a plan to sell…

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Postal arrestees’ charges dropped, Activists vow to escalate pressure on the postal service

August 13, 2014 – For Immediate Release “I suspect the authorities dropped the charges because their persecution just emboldened us to further spotlight waste, fraud, and abuse at the people’s postal service,” said Rev. John Schwiebert. Schwiebert was one of the “postal protector” arrestees who were charged with “impeding a mail delivery vehicle” and “blocking a…

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