Postal News Roundup

The Union Edge: APWU Rallies for Postal Customers [Audio]
APWU Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher joins us to talk about why Postal Workers are rallying, and about new reports that reveal long delays in mail delivery, reduction in service standards and the pain felt by consumers, seniors, and businesses.

The Business Journal: Postal Union Chief, Ryan Press Case for Mail Center
Since announcing the postponement of the closure, the Youngstown processing facility has proven just how vital a cog it is in the wheel of the national mail processing network,” Varner says.

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The Vindicator: Ryan Rallies to Save the Youngstown Postal Center
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, voiced his support for the workers at an American Postal Workers Union Local 443 media event this afternoon outside of the processing center.

Plainsman: Postal Workers Union Local 7141 Hold Rally
Members of American Postal Workers Union Local 7141 rallied outside the Huron Post Office on Thursday concerning news that the Dakota Central mail processing plant in Huron is planning to be closed June 1.

The Rick Smith Show: APWU Holds Day of Action Protesting Privatization of the USPS [Audio]
Omar Gonzalez, Western Region Coordinator for the American Postal Workers Union joins Rick to talk about the APWU National Day of Action to Save the Post Office.

Public News Service: Clock is Ticking: Contract Expires This Week for Postal Workers 
Florida postal workers have more on their minds this morning than the heavy load of Monday mail. The American Postal Workers Union contract is set to expire this Wednesday.

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MSNBC: For Danny Glover, Standing with Postal Workers is Personal
Chris Hayes talks with actor Danny Glover about preserving the American institution that is the post office. U.S. Postal Service Delivery Times Lag More than Expected
Here and across the country, union officials are calling to reverse the closing of mail-sorting centers under the recent system overhaul.

CNN: Dozens Sickened at New Jersey Postal Annex Amid Report of Sweet Odor
A dozen people felt dizzy, lightheaded and nauseated at a postal annex in western New Jersey on Friday, sicknesses that authorities haven't been able to explain yet.

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National Day of Action News Clips

Washington Post: Danny Glover Leads Postal Worker Rally in Downtown DC 
The “Lethal Weapon” star, looking rally-chic in a pair of cargo pants, a union-logo T-shirt, and a sport coat, joined members of the American Postal Workers Union on their national "day of action" to protect jobs and protest reduced mail services.

Campaign for America's Future: National Day of Action to Save the Postal Service
According to Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, “If the prepayments required under PAEA were never enacted into law, the USPS would not have a net deficiency of nearly $20 billion (2011), but instead be in the black by at least $1.5 billion.”


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The Edmond Sun: Postal Workers, Customers to Hold Nationwide Protests May 14
“U.S. Postal Service executives and the agency’s Board of Governors are using a manufactured financial crisis to justify their strategy of reducing service, delaying mail delivery, and dismantling a great national treasure,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.

ECommerce Bytes: US Postal Service Workers Protest USPS Service Cuts
Postal workers will urge customers to sign postcards to the Postmaster General declaring, "I Stand with Postal Workers" and in support of improved postal services.

Idaho State Journal: Officials Say Mail Has Slowed After Center Closed
People in the Gate City are beginning to notice a slowdown in mail delivery since the U.S. Postal Service’s mail processing center on Flandro Drive began its phase out on April 18.

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The Hill: Postal Workers Rallying for Longer Service Hours
“U.S. Postal Service executives and the agency’s board of governors are using a manufactured financial crisis to justify their strategy of reducing service, delaying mail delivery, and dismantling a great national treasure,” said Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union. Postal Workers, Supporters in Omaha to Protest Thursday
Members of the American Postal Workers Union will rally at the Congressman Brad Ashford's office at 7126 Pacific Street in Omaha on May 14 at 4:00 p.m.. The event is part of a National Day of Action by APWU members and supporters across the country to demand improved postal services and to protect good, living-wage jobs. Stand with Postal Workers in National Day of Action: Guest Viewpoint
A cabal of corporate predators, congressional anti-government ideologues and pusillanimous postal officials are dismantling this invaluable public service, piece by piece—an agency that literally has delivered for America from the very start of our country.

Direct Marketing News: Postal Workers to March for Expanded Hours, Services
Members of the American Postal Workers Union will hold rallies in more than 85 cities this Thursday in a “National Day of Action” to call for expanded hours and the offering of new services such as banking to preserve jobs.

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South Florida Business Journal: Broward Could Buy Site from USPS for $18M
The Broward County Commission will consider purchasing a 27-acre site in Pembroke Pines from the U.S. Postal Service. Stop Postal Executives From Destroying Our Postal Service
Fed up with the deliberate degradation of their vital public service, postal workers themselves are putting forth a vision and innovative plan not merely for USPS to survive, but thrive. With more than 70 other national groups, they’ve forged “A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.”

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The Hill: Postal Revenues Bump Up in 2015
The U.S. Postal Service’s package business spiked by more than 10 percent in the first three months of the year. 

Center for Effective Government: During Public Service Recognition Week, Remember the Unsung Heroes of Hurricane Sandy: Postal Workers!
About a hundred postal workers had made their way through the storm, some walking from outer boroughs to get there. No one demanded that they come. The mayor told everyone to stay off the streets.  No one expected them to appear, but they did. 

Gallup: Americans’ Views of Government Handling of Healthcare Up Sharply
Of 20 different areas included in this year's survey, satisfaction with mail delivery came out on top with 90% of Americans satisfied – which reinforces the U.S. Postal Services' No. 1 ranking among major government agencies in November 2014. 

Washington Post: Senators Press New Postmaster General on Troubled Rural Mail Service
Slow mail delivery and poor service are hitting rural America hard, and the U.S. Postal Service needs to pay attention, a bipartisan group of senators from rural states told Postmaster General Megan Brennan this week.

Save the Post Office: Historic Houston Post Office Headed for Demolition
It’s a historic building, eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, but it looks as though it is headed for demolition.