APWU Response to President Trump’s remarks on blocking coronavirus aid for USPS

APWU Web News Article – April 24, 2020 President Trump’s shameful comments today that the Postal Service “is a joke” and that USPS “should raise package prices four to five times” current levels is no laughing matter to the American people. His comments are an insult to the forty-four postal workers who have died carrying…

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Postal Service Sees Dip in Packages for First Time in Nearly a Decade

By Claire Hansen – Aug. 9, 2019 THE NUMBER OF PACKAGES delivered by the U.S. Postal Service dipped in the last three months, the first such decline in nearly a decade. The Postal Service said it delivered 3.2% fewer packages during the third quarter of the fiscal year than it did during the same time…

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Amazon Declares War on FedEx, UPS, USPS

By Mark Perlman – February 6, 2019 Amazon is such a one-size-fits-all company that it might be hard to find a single company or industry that Amazon is not competing with. Recently, in a regulatory filing, they listed “Transportation and Logistics” companies in the list of what it views as competition, right next to “physical,…

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Time for Postal Service to send Congress “Dear John letter”

  By Dennis Wyatt – January 2, 2018 The Twitter in Chief has a point. Big businesses seem to benefit from indirect subsidies from the United States Postal Service in the form of rates that do not cover basic costs given USPS lost $5.6 billion in 2016. President Trump last week tweeted the Postal Service…

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USPS effectively subsidizes Amazon, undercharging them $1.46 a package on postage

A new report explains how the U.S. Postal Service has been practically subsidizing postage for large retailers like Amazon The Postal Service is barred by law from charging less than it costs to deliver a package But the report finds that they may be miscalculating the package side of their business  In April, a Citigroup analysis…

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It’s Amazon’s World. The USPS Just Delivers in It

The U.S. Postal Service has become an extension of Amazon and is courting other e-commerce giants By Devin Leonard – July 30, 2015 In cities such as San Francisco and New York, letter carriers have been showing up on people’s doorsteps as early as 3 a.m. bearing unusual cargo: milk, eggs, and other perishable items….

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More on how Planet Postal Revolves Around Amazon – Still Beating this not Quite Dead Horse

By Mel Carriere – July 22, 2015 Excerpt: “If Jeff Bezos had a not quite dead horse to beat like me, you bet he would flog that animal mercilessly for not making production quotas. He has already started to sneak his heavy handed, 19th century style management into the postal service, which became clear to…

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Amazon Gets what Amazon Wants – Will the Real Postmaster General Please Stand Up?

By Mel Carriere – July 16, 2015 Do any of you out there getting kind of long in the tooth, like me, remember that 70s game show called To Tell the Truth? I used to watch that show every afternoon. For you youngsters in attendance, the program consisted of three contestants pretending to be the…

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