Editorial: The problem with efficiency

The household budget looks bleak. There’s bills to pay and, based on what you currently bring in, not enough money to cover it all. The automatic response is to look for things to cut, like trips out to eat or that planned trip to a baseball game. But if there was a way to change…

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National Teachers’ Union Expected To Join Staples Boycott

In an expected show of solidarity with postal employee unions, the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers will vote Saturday on a proposal to boycott Staples. A leading postal employee union launched a boycott of the office supplies retailer earlier this year, after the U.S. Postal Service announced a new pilot program that would offer…

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An open letter to United States Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe

Dear Postmaster General Donahoe: I do hope this letter arrives at your office in reasonable time. Sarcasm aside, there was a time when I put a First Class stamp on a letter and mailed it, I had confidence, depending on its destination, it would get there overnight or within two or three days. There was…

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Lawmaker urges opening of Carter County, MO post office

CARTER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) – A Missouri lawmaker has sent a letter to United States Postal Service (USPS) officials asking for the Fremont, Missouri Post Office to be reopened. Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) sent the letter on Friday. The post office closed since flood waters damaged the town at the end June 2014. Smith said…

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Satellite post office at Berkeley Staples draws protests

(July 10, 2014) For the last nineteen nights, Mike Zint, 47, has been sleeping sitting up in a chair in front of the Staples store at 2352 Shattuck Ave. He has set up vigil in downtown Berkeley to protest the “privatization” of the U.S. Postal Service, as well as chronic homelessness in the United States….

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USPS sets the record straight: Postal Service isn’t going away

(July 10, 2014) Recent letters to the editor suggested the Postal Service is facing an inevitable demise, but nothing could be further from the truth. USPS, which receives no taxpayer funding, generated $67.3 billion in revenue during the most recent fiscal year. The organization continues to deliver mail to almost 153 million addresses across the…

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Investigators: Postmaster Taking Long Breaks In Middle Of Work Day

(July 9, 2014) CHICAGO (CBS) — The postal system is in financial trouble but the CBS 2 Investigators uncovered a boss at the federal agency who is anywhere but at work in the middle of his government day. “I’m doing fine”, said United States Postal Service Northbrook Postmaster Ronald Weddington when confronted outside his Park…

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