Downtown Madison, WI post office headed for relocation

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The Postal Service is planning to relocate the current Madison Capital Station Post Office, located at 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in Madison, Wisconsin, to a yet-to be-determined location within the same ZIP Code and service area.  The post office is currently located in the City-County Building in the heart of the city.  There will be a meeting about … Read More

Postal Service plans to close Washington St PO in Buffalo

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The U.S. Post Office is planning to close the Ellicott Station post office on Washington Street in Buffalo, sell the building, and move retail services to a smaller, leased location.  Representatives of the Postal Service will present a proposal at the Common Council Chambers at Niagara Square on January 26.  The Washington Street facility was built in 1978, but the Postal … Read More

District Court refuses to reconsider opinion in USPS v. SCE

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Today is the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, the Nation’s first Postmaster General, but U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg has given the Postal Service little reason to celebrate. On Thursday, Judge Boasberg denied the Postal Service’s Motion for Reconsideration, which asked him to revise the Opinion he issued back in September in the case of USPS v. Southern California Edison … Read More

Your Walmart closing? There’s always your local post office

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Whenever the Postal Service wants to close a post office, it tells affected customers about all the “alternative access” points in the area where they will continue to be able to do some postal business — like buying stamp booklets at Walmart.  The Postal Service usually includes a list and map of all these alternatives in the discontinuance notice (as … Read More

Community and Postal Workers United (CPWU) Winter 2016 Newsletter

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The Winter 2016 newsletter from Community and Postal Workers United (CPWU) has articles about the coming expiration of the moratorium on plant closures, Congress’s failure to do anything to restore service standards, and an update on the Staples boycott.  Read more.

Why the Post Office Makes America Great

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I WAS transported recently to a place that is as enchanting to me as any winter wonderland: my local post office.  In line, I thought fondly of the year I came to this country from Turkey as an adult and discovered the magic of reliable mail service. Dependable infrastructure is magical not simply because it works, but also because it … Read More