Rep. Richmond and Mayor Landrieu fight planned shutdown of New Orleans mail processing facility

By Bruce Alpert – May 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, is lashing out at the U.S. Postal Service for what he calls “illogical” and unsubstantiated justification for the planned shuttering of a mail processing facility on Loyola Avenue in New Orleans and giving the work to an existing facility in Baton…

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Postal Service calling on retired employees to help during holiday season

(October 12, 2014) NEW ORLEANS — Thanksgiving and Christmas are just weeks away, and postal offices in New Orleans are looking for some additional manpower from former employees. Officials with the United States Postal Service announced this week that retired city carriers can temporarily return to their jobs during the peak-mailing season. According to the…

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Rep. Richmond proposes bill to allow post offices to offer banking services

(July 24, 2014) WASHINGTON — Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, proposed legislation Thursday that would allow the U.S. Postal Service to offer banking services such as check cashing, savings and checking accounts and small loans. He said the proposal, endorsed in January by the Postal Service’s inspector general, would improve the agency’s finances while offering…

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