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Postal News Roundup

Teachers Union Urges Boycott of Framingham-Based StaplesFramingham (home of the headquarters of Staples) Newspaper
A Massachusetts union is joining groups protesting a pilot program in which some Staples stores are offering post office services and not using postal workers.

Tulsa’s U.S. Mail Sorting Center Targeted for Closure - Tulsa World
“What we’ve been told is very little,” said Charley Mose, president of Tulsa’s American Postal Workers Union. …Mail delivery in northeastern Oklahoma could be delayed one to three days, Mose said. “We’re proud of the fact that, at least here in Tulsa, we get over 1 million pieces of mail through here every day, and 98 percent of that mail is delivered overnight,” he said. “We process more mail than Oklahoma City, and we do it more efficiently.” If Tulsa’s plant closes, then 20 percent of mail would be delivered overnight, Mose said. 

PostlandiaThe Pennsylanvia Gazette
What do a former leper colony in Hawaii, the community of Supai on the floor of the Grand Canyon, and 580 Fifth Avenue—a building packed with jewelers in the heart of Manhattan’s Diamond District—have in common? Each possesses a United States Post Office.

NALC President’s Magazine Article: How Low Will He Go?
Pat Donahoe owes every postal employee and postal ratepayer an apology. Better yet, he could redeem himself by working with us to achieve real reform and end his alliance with politicians who want to dismantle the Postal Service. Otherwise, it might be best for him to join Congressman Cantor in “retirement” from public life.