Bronx GPO sold, no details yet

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The Bronx General Post Office has been sold.  There’s no word yet on who the buyer is or what the plans for the building are, but the post office was definitely sold two weeks ago.  On the USPS-CBRE website, the listing says simply, "Sold." The Postal Service has not made an official announcement about the sale, and it is apparently … Read More

Top postal executive’s visit draws protest

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Press Release from Portland Communities and Postal Workers United: (Vancouver, WA) Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman drew the ire of dozens of postal workers and community allies when he visited Vancouver this morning.  Carrying signs, picketing and chanting, the protesters massed at the entrance to the 2014 Mailers Conference at the Convention Center Hilton.  “No closures, no cuts, no contracting-out” blared from a bullhorn heard … Read More

Nebo WV post office closing

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The post office in Nebo, West Virginia, closed earlier this month on three-days notice.  A brief news report suggests that the landlord and Postal Service were unable to come to an agreement about renewing the lease, which ends on October 3.  The owner of the building said he was relieved it was over but, didn’t like the way the Postal … Read More

Postal Service begins search for new Jekyll Island post office

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Last September, the Postal Service offered residents of Jekyll Island, Georgia, a choice between home delivery and a post office.  As examined in a couple of articles by Mark Jamison for STPO, that choice didn't comply with the laws for closing post offices or postal regulations for ending home delivery.  The community ended up keeping its post office and home … Read More

Teachers and Postal Workers Protest STAPLES In BOSTON on 8-20-14

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The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign, organized by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), will come to the Boston area – home of the troubled retailer – with two events on Wednesday, August 20, the same day the company will release its second quarter results.  Read more.

Postal Service releases schedule of plant consolidations set for 2015

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The Postal Service has released a schedule showing when the phase-two mail processing plants will be consolidated next year. The spreadsheet shows the date on which each type of mail will be relocated from a closing facility to a gaining facility.  As the schedule shows, the process would begin in January 2015 and continue until October, with much of the … Read More