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APWU Denounces Five-Day Mail Delivery, Urges Congress to Correct Pre-Funding Requirement

03/18/2010 - APWU President William Burrus denounced Postal Service plans to eliminate Saturday mail delivery March 18, and urged Congress instead to correct two major causes of USPS financial difficulties: A provision of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) that requires the agency to pre-fund retiree healthcare costs, and a flawed method for computing USPS obligations to the Civil Service Retirement Fund.

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Fact & Fiction: The US Postal Service

09/22/2009 - News reports have been filled with articles about the financial crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service, many of them based on false premises. The articles often imply that the problems are irreversible, and that hard-copy mail is destined to be replaced by electronic messages. They also frequently present fl awed analyses of the cause of the crisis. Following is an evaluation of the assertions relied upon to arrive at faulty conclusions.