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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.

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Postal Service to Add Thousands of Union Jobs in 2014 - The U.S. Postal Service will soon add thousands of union jobs to its rolls, a major postal labor group announced Monday.

Unions Protest Postal Service Processing Plant Relocation from Industry to Santa Ana - More than 50 people picketed a U.S. Postal Service facility in Industry where union members say plans to relocate first-class mail processing to Orange County will result in big delays to San Gabriel Valley customers.

Union, along with Community Protest USPS Relocating Florence Processing Facility - People of different walks of life, bonded by one issue gathered in front of post office in Florence Saturday morning to protest the departure of the postal service's processing facility.

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Standing up to Post Office Privatizers“Boss,” spelled backwards, is double-S-O-B, and that’s how most of the employees of the US Postal Service feel about their top boss.

With a Win on the Line in Colorado, Democrats Hope to Mail It In - Here in the Senate battleground of Colorado, the latest front in the voting wars is  the mailbox.

Cherrybell Post Office Processing Center to Close in April - As new digital technology takes over, the U.S. Postal Service continues shrinking its operations. It's been happening here in Tucson for some time now with the partial shut-down of the Cherrybell mail processing center in 2011. Now the post office will cease all letter sorting, handing the job off to Phoenix.

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Why Do You Have to Buy an iPhone 6 to Get a Working Digital Wallet? Think Different - Apple’s new payments system seems promising, but why is it limited only to the elite? The postal service can serve everyone.

Representatives, County Council Support Keeping USPS Mail Facility Open - Eighty-two USPS mail sorting facilities across the US are scheduled to close in in 2015, including Erie's on E. 38th Street. But now, Erie, PA's representatives and local politicians are working with the postal workers union, to delay this process by one year.