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North Coast News: Closure of Mail Processing Center Creates Concern
The possible closure of a Eureka mail processing center has officials worried about how it will impact local jobs and the community.

Linn's Stamp News: No Speedy Delivery for Letter to Brennan
Poor Express Mail service delayed delivery of a critical letter from three former members of the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee to Postmaster General Megan Brennan.

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WMBF News: Politics Delaying Consolidation of Florence Mail Processing Plant
The Florence mail processing and distribution facility is scheduled to be relocated to Columbia in three months – but that could change, thanks to protests by APWU members and pressure from elected officials. 

Fierce Government: IG: USPS Could Lose Nearly $300 Million This Year Due to Poor Customer Service
The Postal Service risks losing nearly $300 million this fiscal year due to unsatisfactory treatment of retail customers, says a Jan. 29 USPS inspector general report.

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DelMarVa Now: Privatization Won’t Improve Your Mail Service or Costs
In an Op-Ed column in his local newspaper, APWU Retiree Roland Scheck writes that outgoing Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe was "caught with his hand in the privatization jar.” Had his scheme been finalized, in a couple of years you have might read how he was hired by these same corporations as a multimillion dollar consultant. 

Journal Times: Mail Seem Slow? Postal Service Change is Likely the Cause
If you’ve recently suspected that letters and bills have been bit slower in arriving in your mailbox, you’re not imagining it. Last month, the United States Postal Service implemented changes to the way it processes all First-Class Mail that isn’t big enough to be considered a parcel. 

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Workers Independent News: Postal Banking 
Thirty-eight percent of zip codes have no bank, but they have a post office, Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher tells a radio audience. Postal banking would generate revenue for the Postal Service and serve the millions of families for whom traditional banking is out of reach.

Union Edge: Postal Banking Would Help Low-Wage Workers While Preserving Postal Services and Jobs
The American Postal Workers Union is on a crusade to both preserve postal services and to save good middle class jobs in the process.

TWC News Buffalo: Schumer Urges New Postmaster General to Keep William Street Processing Center Open  
Senator Charles Schumer is urging the new postmaster general to keep the William Street processing and distribution center in Buffalo open until at least the end of 2015.

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The Register-Herald: McKinley Introduces Resolution to Return USPS to Prior Service Standards
District 1 Congressman David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., introduced a bipartisan resolution calling for an end to the postal slowdown and a return to prior service standards.

Green Valley News and Sun: Postal Service Goes Wrong Way 
The U.S. Postal Service is obviously on the wrong track in pursuing profitability with slower service, according to a recent editorial. 

FedWeek: USPS Should Get Into Banking Business, Union Says
The Postal Service could put its infrastructure to better use and better serve the public by getting into the banking business, especially in areas lacking full financial services close by, according to the American Postal Workers Union.

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Upper Michigans Source: Sen. Stabenow Introduces Measures to Stop Postal Service Closures
Senator Debbie Stabenow introduced an amendment that would stop the Postal Service from continuing the closure of facilities for two years and re-establish overnight delivery standards for first-class mail.

Missoulian: Post Office Alters Delivery Standards, Could Delay First-Class Mail
"What it boils down to is management at the highest level decided the sorting standard is less important,” said Suzanna La Grange, president of the local APWU.

KOAM TV: McCaskill: Postal Service ‘Essential to Rural America’
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill used a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee meeting to discuss the urgent need for reforms to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to help protect delivery service for Missourians in rural communities.  Watch the video here

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