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Postal Service, Lawmakers Clash Over Improving Finances - Federal Times
Lawmakers are divided on postal legislation, but there is a growing consensus that the Postal Service cannot cut its way to growth by closing post offices or ending services, Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said.

Union Demonstrations Against USPS/Staples Deal Makes Headlines - FEDweek
The American Postal Workers Union has been resisting a USPS deal with office supply retailer Staples to open postal counters in its stores (over 50 so far), but its national “day of action” received extensive media coverage and has thrust the issue into the national spotlight.

Radio Interview – with Omar Gonzalez at ~28 Minutes - The Jeff & Mike Show
San Diego’s Jeff & Mike Show talked with Omar M Gonzalez, Western Region Coordinator of the APWU, about the efforts by some politicians in Washington to sabotage the Post Office and privatize it.