Time for Action: Protest to be held at Issa’s office

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PRESS RELEASE: The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council (CLC) has unanimously voted to picket Congressman Darrel Issa’s main district office in Vista, California (just north of San Diego) on Thursday, Sept 1. NALC President Fredric Rolando has decided to make this a much larger action, and he has sent out a statewide E-Activist.  The NALC will be joining … Read More

The Postal Service Means Business

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“History Repeats Itself: The Robber Barons of the Middle Ages and the Robber Barons of Today” “The Postal Service has been faced with critical financial problems 
in recent years.”  In the last fiscal year, “Postal Service expenses exceeded revenues” by billions of dollars.  “Although postage rates have increased significantly, labor and fuel costs have risen even faster. . .   Rising payroll … Read More

Kendleton, Texas

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Kendleton, Texas, is rich with history, going back to the 1860s, when William E. Kendell divided his property into small farms and sold the lots to former slaves.  It got a post office in 1884, and now the Postal Service wants to take it away.  More on this story, on the way. In the meantime, here are a couple more … Read More

The post office in Horatio, SC

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The LeNoir Store in Horatio is the oldest continuously operating business in S.C. The Horatio post office, located inside, is being considered by the U.S. Postal Service for possible closure.  Here's a brief article about the post office.

First-Class Mail Gets Slower: The Declining USPS Service Standards

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by DON CHENEY When Airmail was abolished in 1977, the Postal Service promised America, "All First-Class mail is going to fly." When Third-Class mail was changed to Single-Piece Standard in 1996 and then abolished as a separate category, USPS said it would "all go First Class." Now First-Class Mail is going to have yet another day added to its service … Read More