Save the Post Office - The Goin’ Postal pack-and-ship company has signed a deal to put small postal stores inside of 2,000 Walmarts. While the Postmaster General will probably say it's all about customer convenience, the deal represents yet another step in the privatization of the Postal Service.
News Channel 3 - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is requesting the U.S. Postal Service to provide hard facts showing how the closing of the city’s mail processing center would save money.
The board will vote Tuesday to send the letter asking for a financial breakdown of any cost-savings related to consolidating the Eureka Mail Processing Facility with Medford.
Politico - Mark Dimondstein, president of the 200,000 member American Postal Workers Union, calls for the resignation of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe “and the promotion of a Postmaster who is gonna do right by the people of this country.”
Report: Communities Have No Idea How Upcoming Postal Closures Will Affect Them - The U.S. Postal Service plans to consolidate more than 80 mail-processing centers next year, but communities are almost entirely in the dark about how the changes will impact service in their areas, federal auditors said Wednesday.
Newspaper Subscribers May Be the Unseen Victims in USPS Plant Closings - The U.S. Postal Service should evaluate the impact of slower service to newspaper subscribers before proceeding with 2015 closings of mail processing plants, National Newspaper Association President John Edgecombe Jr., said this week.
ctvnews - When Canada Post stops delivering mail to your home’s front door later this month across Canada, Dan Trudeau hopes you will call him.
Postal Clerks Protest Extending Services to Staples Stores - Post office clerks rallied outside a Staples office supply store in Center City [Philadelphia] on Tuesday. They were complaining that the U.S. Postal Service's plans to install in-store postal counters where lower-wage Staples employees would sell stamps and accept packages would hurt postal jobs and jeopardize the safety of the mail.
Post Office Cuts Deemed ‘Mindless,’ ‘Nonsensical’ - Area businesses will pay more to receive a lower level of service if a Post Office cost-cutting plan is implemented, several speakers said at a Monday rally to save the regional U.S. Postal Service distribution center in Duluth. Gov. Mark Dayton chastised the Postal Service for considering a plan that he deemed “nonsensical.” “I don’t really understand this theory that if you’re having a competitive challenge, you improve your situation by making your services worse,” he said.
Philly.com - "In a stunning move that could reshape the face of city schools, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Monday to unilaterally cancel its teachers’ contract."
Daily Kos - Why is this of interest to anyone outside of Berkeley? Because the new zoning ordinance is part of a long and bitter national struggle against the selling off of our public commons and the privatization of the Post Office.
Walmart Wants to Offer Banking for America's Poor, Which is a Really Crappy Idea - Who would best serve America’s “unbanked?” The U.S. Postal Service or Walmart?
Editorial: Postal Service Needs Real Reform - Postal reform that maintains service is desperately needed, a Montana newspaper editorial says.
The Washington Post - “This is historic,” said APWU official Bob Johnson, who assisted the union in its case.