The Postal Wire


Postal News Roundup

In These Times: With Corporate Profits Soaring, AFL-CIO Unions Say, ‘It’s Our Turn’
Union leaders are approaching negotiations in a way designed to win maximum support from both other unions and the general public. American Postal Workers Union president Mark Dimondstein is pushing for improving postal service quality and expanding its mission to help average Americans, especially low-income people with few available banking services, by creating a postal bank or financial service center. Union Launches Late Hour Push to Save Akron Mail Center
A postal workers union is making a late-hour push to prevent the planned April shutdown of four mail-sorting operations in Ohio. This week, the American Postal Workers Union launched the My Mail, My Ohio website (, a Twitter feed and a Facebook page all aimed at encouraging people and organizations to speak out against the closings.

ECommerce Online Selling and the Future of Package Delivery
PostalVision 2020 conference organizer John Callan, says that  "what USPS does best suits both mail and parcels both and that's deliver to households," while at the same time praises the effectiveness of centralized "cluster-boxes."