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Stop Postal Service cuts, Vermont senators say - VT Digger
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) organized an effort joined by 49 other U.S. senators who called today for a one-year moratorium on plans by the U.S. Postal Service to close mail processing plants and slow first-class mail delivery.

Postal Service pension requirement threatens to break the bank - News & Observer
The real threat to USPS comes from within, thanks to a 2006 law passed by Congress that includes a curiosity: It requires the Postal Service to pay about $5 billion into a retiree health care fund, which is a financial back-breaker.

Jim Hightower: Standing up to post office privatizers
"Boss," spelled backwards, is double-S-O-B, and that's how most of the employees of the US Postal Service feel about their top boss.