Ventura County Star - APW Local 2500 Vice President Gerl McKinney said the union learned in May of this year that the Postal Service would proceed with the consolidation, but the union hasn't been provided with concrete figures for how many clerks will be relocated to positions outside of Paducah.
Save the Post Office - The Postal Service has sold over 500 properties over the past five years, but it hasn’t released much information about the disposals.
npmhu.org - The National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) announceds National Day of Action on Nov. 14.
Santa Monica Mirror - The U.S. Postal Service is proposing the relocation of Marina Del Rey Branch Post Office.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has asked Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to reconsider the consolidation of more than 80 mail-processing centers in January 2015. The move, which will delay First-Class and other mail delivery, is being made without public input, she noted in the letter dated Oct. 15.
Siskiyou Daily - A proposed consolidation by the United States Postal Service prompted one Siskiyou County resident to call on the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors last week to support a resistance effort.
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.