The Postal Wire


Postal News Roundup

by APWU Communications

Here are some articles we're reading today:

Postal Finances: The Numbers Tell the Truth But Not the Whole Story – Washington Post

Where you stand on the U.S. Postal Service’s financial situation depends on where you walk. “U.S. Postal Service Records Second Quarter Loss of $1.9 Billion” was the headline of a USPS press release issued Friday. But if you are a letter carrier walking city streets and you believe your union leaders, Postal Service finances don’t look nearly as bad as they do to USPS officials at headquarters in Washington.

Time to Privatize Your Job? – Federal News Radio

What’s so bad about the Postal Service’s deal with Staples, asks FNR blogger Mike Causey. “According to postal unions, a lot could go wrong,” he writes.