AFL-CIO Convention Resolution: Support Postal Financial Services and Postal Banking

October 24, 2017 AFL-CIO Convention Resolution 46 WHEREAS, the U.S. Post Office operated the Postal Savings System from 1911 through 1967 and, at its peak, had $3.4 billion in deposits; and WHEREAS, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Postal Service issued a report recommending that the Postal Service provide basic financial services…

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Thinking about the future of the post office: An interview with Amanda Weaver

By Melody Kramer – April 26, 2016 Imagine receiving a text message every time a new letter was placed in your mailbox, or your city receiving a notification when there was a new pothole in your neighborhood — courtesy of a sensor that had been placed on your neighborhood mail truck. These are the types…

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Two words for Hillary: “Postal banking”

Gail Cornwall – February 28, 2016 As she watches a man with whom she publicly agrees on almost everything be anointed prince of progress, Hillary Clinton feels the burning desire to have her liberalism recognized. It’s an uphill battle, because she doesn’t appear to understand what it’s like to be a working-class American. Two words…

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APWU: Honoring the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Web News Article #: 006-2016 01/12/2016 – On Jan. 18, the APWU will join the nation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated his life to the fight for racial and economic justice. The civil rights movement and the labor movement continue to draw inspiration from the battles he led. Click here to…

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The Problems And Promise Of Postal Banking

January 12, 2016 It is easy to overlook the problem of the unbanked and underbanked in the United States — if for no other reason than it is far from the endemic problem here that it is in other parts of the world. However, depending upon the exact data set one is using, a full…

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APWU: Sanders’ Antidote to Wall Street Corruption Includes Postal Banking

Web News Article #: 002-2016 01/06/2016 – In a speech given just blocks from Wall Street, Sen. Bernie Sanders promised to implement postal banking as one of the ways to fix the country’s broken and corrupt financial system. “If elected president, I will rein in Wall Street so they can’t crash our economy again,” Sanders…

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Ordinary Americans can show Congress how to save the USPS

By Steven Kull – November 22, 2015 There is a financial crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service. In fiscal 2015, it lost $5.1 billion, even though its revenues were up. Yet, as dire as its financial picture may be, Congress has done little to fix the Postal Service. So what would ordinary Americans say should…

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Thom Hartmann discusses Bernie Sanders’ Postal Banking plan to save the PO

Published on Nov 4, 2015 Tonight’s Rumble discusses the ruling in Mexico saying that smoking marijuana is constitutional, how Republicans are trying to deregulate Wall Street via the Highway Bill, and Bernie’s plan to transform the Post Office while helping poor Americans (starts at 19:24). In tonight’s Daily Take Thom discusses the latest wedge issue…

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