NPMHU Meets with Presidential Task Force During 120 Day Study of USPS

The Trump Administration issued an Executive Order creating a task force charged with evaluating the operations and finances of the U.S. Postal Service, covering topics like pricing, USPS policies, and workforce costs. Specifically, the Task Force is being chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury or his designee, and other members include the Director of…

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Bernie Sanders has a plan to save the postal service (video)

By Evan McMorris-Santoro – April 19, 2018 President Trump has made the mail big news. After a Twitter rant about the Washington Post, Trump launched a presidential commission to look at the finances of the U.S. Postal Service and the deals it cuts with companies like Amazon, which, like the Post, is owned by Jeff…

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Senator Sanders Statement on Trump Review of Postal Service

BURLINGTON, Vt. April 13 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Friday after President Donald Trump signed an executive order demanding an evaluation of the Postal Service’s finances: “President Trump is right that it would be useful to take a serious look at the United States Postal Service. He is dead wrong,…

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USPS Statement on Executive Order Establishing Task Force

Press Release – April 12, 2018 The Postal Service serves a vital role for American commerce and the American people, as we have for over 240 years. Congress structured the Postal Service to pay for our universal retail, processing and delivery network entirely through the sale of high-quality mail and package products and services, without…

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Executive Order on the Task Force on the United States Postal System

“The Task Force, acting through the Chair and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, shall submit a report to the President, in coordination with the Directors of the Domestic Policy and National Economic Councils, not later than 120 days after the date of this order. In its report, the Task Force shall…

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NALC response to White House tweet on the Postal Service

January 09, 2018 Over the holidays, the president mentioned the Postal Service in the following tweet: While it is clear that the intended target was Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos (who is also owner of The Washington Post), what is less clear is the reason for the sudden interest in the pricing of packages. It’s probably…

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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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At the post office, no pictures of Presidents allowed

By Kimberley Haas – December 26, 2017 PORTSMOUTH — A spokesman for the United States Postal Service said Tuesday that photos of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were to be immediately removed from the lobby of the Portsmouth Post Office. In July, Republican activist Matt Mayberry complained that photos of Trump and…

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