For Sale: The Post Office

WASHINGTON (June 29, 2020) – Lawmakers and government officials continue to debate the United States Postal Service (USPS) and its funding and viability as a public agency. The R Street Institute’s latest policy short explains the multi-billion-dollar portfolio of property held by the USPS and how divesting such properties could benefit the agency, which is…

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USPS retreats from dire financial forecast

Washington Postal Scene by Bill McAllister June 25, 2020 The United States Postal Service has officially retreated from its dire financial forecast saying that it would be out of cash by June. The new forecast, given to mailer associations June 22, is actually two forecasts, according to Stephen Kearney, executive director of the Alliance of…

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USPS PMG DeJoy discusses USPS, praises employees (video)

In a new video message, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy discusses the Postal Service’s essential role in American life and thanks employees for their dedication to the organization and its customers. “Over the past several months, the importance of the United States Postal Service has been more apparent than ever,” DeJoy says. “This institution helps to…

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APWU Executive Board Endorsement of Joe Biden

Can we edit the APWU Executive Board’s Endorsement of Joe Biden for President to read: “If you vote for Donald Trump and he is re-elected, enjoy the last days of your job as you know it. Be prepared for an uncertain future in regards to pension and benefits. In short DONALD TRUMP IS NO FRIEND…

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Postal Service Revenue Topped Projections During Pandemic, Lawmakers Say

By Zachary Stieber – June 9, 2020 U.S. Postal Service revenue rose by hundreds of millions of dollars during the COVID-19 pandemic, undercutting warnings the agency would collapse if not given federal funding, a group of lawmakers said. The post office should revise its projections, given that revenue during the first 11 weeks of the…

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APWU Executive Board Endorses Joe Biden for President

June 9, 2020 The American Postal Workers Union’s National Executive Board has voted to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States. In their decision, the Board recognized his record of advancing the cause of unions, his support for the public Postal Service, postal workers, and his opposition to postal privatization. As our country…

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PRC Chairman Taub: Ensuring Universal Postal Service Is Delivered to America

The ongoing pandemic is exacerbating the Postal Service’s longstanding financial problems, but under current law, its universal service mission is largely undefined. As confirmed by a new GAO report, Congress must consider how best to reassess and determine the level of universal postal service the nation requires. Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Robert G. Taub explains…

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Deputy PMG Stroman to depart USPS in June

Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman will resign from the Postal Service, effective June 1. Stroman, the 20th Deputy Postmaster General and the highest-ranking African American in USPS history, leads communications and relationship-building with Congress and federal, state and local government agencies, as well as efforts to educate stakeholders on the organization’s work to develop…

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