PRC Releases FY 2019 Annual Report to the President and Congress

Washington, DC – January 21, 2020 – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today released its Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report to the President and Congress. The report provides a summary of the main activities undertaken by the Commission throughout the year. Each year, the Commission is required to address in its report information concerning the…

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APWU Comments on PRC Report to the President and Congress

Pursuant to Section 701 of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act Document Type: Comments, Orders/Responses to Orders Filed On: 06/14/2016 Filing Party: American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO Order #: 3238 Source: PRC.gov Related: Postal stakeholders file comments for the PRC’s 701 report to the President and Congress

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Former postal workers blame Congress for collapse of service

By Dan Casey – April 6, 2015 There’s no sign that problems with the region’s U.S. Mail service are letting up. And all of it might be related to an obscure law Congress passed in 2006 that caused a financial crisis in the U.S. Postal Service. Bill Bunch’s March car payment also arrived way late….

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APWU files brief with U.S. Court of Appeals over reduced service standards

Web News Article #: 180-2015 09/15/2015 – The APWU filed a brief in D.C. Circuit Court on Sept. 14 against the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), arguing that USPS service standards must be “legally enforceable.” In 2013, the union filed a complaint with the commission asserting that the Postal Service was systematically violating service standards as a…

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Letter to Editor: Let USPS make loans

May 2, 2015 Mike Rapp’s April 8 reminder of delayed service at mail-processing centers is a hint of things to come in the U.S. Postal Service, which has enjoyed widespread trust for its reliable service. The crux of this problem is the draconian Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, passed by Congress in 2006, that requires…

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If You’re Looking for an Example of Why People Aren’t Voting Today, Look at the Postal Service

Business at the Postal Service should be booming. It is dying instead. Why? Intentionally short-sighted planning, bills quietly passed in the House without any record, and a shady, long-term forfeit to private industry. Parties aside, Congress is quietly helping to kill a working institution, solely for ideological reasons. And remember: The USPS doesn’t cost taxpayers…

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Postal Service can prosper again

Earlier this month, the Star reprinted an editorial from the Washington Post that proposed a solution to the financial problems of the U.S. Postal Service. While it apparently supports legislation with some usable and seemingly reasonable suggestions, it is fatally flawed. Why? Because it tries to solve a problem without recognizing its cause. The USPS…

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