Time to privatize your job?

What if you could sign up for Social Security at Sears? Wouldn’t it be handy to file your taxes at the nearest Walmart? Instead of driving many miles to a VA hospital, wouldn’t it be easier and less stressful (and according to some congressional Republicans, safer) to pop into your local 24/7 Doc-In-A-Box for treatment…

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Amazon Should Make the Postal Service Its Own Personal Courier

Amazon is expanding its effort to remake the U.S. Postal Service as its very own courier. On Thursday, the online retailer said it will now offer Sunday deliveries through the post office in more than a dozen new cities, up from just two when this unique partnership started last year. If you’re an Amazon customer,…

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USPS: More Cities – USPS, Amazon expand Sunday delivery

The Postal Service has expanded Sunday package delivery to Amazon customers in 15 cities in Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Pennsylvania. Cities include Indianapolis, IN; Louisville and Lexington, KY; New Orleans and Shreveport, LA; Cincinnati and Columbus, OH; Oklahoma City, OK; Philadelphia, PA; and Austin, College Station, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Waco,…

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NLRB Issues Complaint Over USPS Failure to Provide Info to APWU

Web News Article #:  086-2014 May 8, 2014 – In response to two charges filed by the APWU, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against the Postal Service on April 30, asserting that the USPS “has been failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith,” by refusing to provide information…

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Complaints Growing Over Undelivered Chicago Mail

(CBS) — Regular mail delivery is taken for granted by most people, but now there’s been a growing chorus of complaints from residential neighborhoods across the city to businesses in the Loop. The CBS 2 investigators learned some of the mail mess has been caused by a huge turnover in staff, from managers to mail…

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We don’t care, we don’t have to, we’re the Postal Service

By MARK JAMISON It looks like the folks in L’Enfant Plaza will be the last to acknowledge what everyone else in the country already knows — customer service at the Postal Service is going way down hill, and fast. The plant consolidations have resulted in delayed mail, late delivery, and countless other service problems. Under…

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Amazon’s Everyday Delivery is Growing: Sunday Delivery Available in 15 Additional Cities through USPS

SEATTLE, May 08, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon.com, Inc announced today that customers in 15 additional cities are eligible for Sunday delivery. In addition to the Los Angeles and New York metro areas where Sunday delivery launched in November 2013, Amazon customers in the following locations are now receiving deliveries on Sunday: Austin, Texas Cincinnati,…

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Postal service opens new Village Post Offices in Kansas City Libraries

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Some in Kansas City will now head to the library to get their mail. On Tuesday, the postal service opened two new Village Post Offices. One is in the Northeast Branch Public Library near Wilson and White Avenue. The other is at the Lucile H. Bluford branch at 30th and Prospect…

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