The Spring 2016 newsletter from Communities and Postal Workers United (CPWU) contains articles about the “deferral” of plant closures, field hearings of the Grand Alliance Save Our Public Postal Service, concerns about vote-by-mail,California letter carriers working to organize from the ground up, and a report that the plant closures have actually lost money. Read more.
Napa Valley Register: It’s back to square one for Napa’s historic downtown post office.An offer to buy the earthquake-damaged building has fallen through and bids are once again being accepted. Even faced with the costly task of redeveloping a historic building, the city and those familiar with the project remain optimistic a new buyer can be found.According to Gus Ruiz, … Read More
Back in March, we took a look at the results of the Gallup Postal Pulse employee engagement survey. The numbers, which the Postal Service had shared with the Postal Regulatory Commission, were incomplete and out-of-context, and it was hard to know what to make of them, but it appeared that the results put the Postal Service near the bottom of the … Read More
Chicago Tribune review: Devin Leonard, in his delectably readable book, “Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service,” answers every question you can think of — and quite a few that never occurred to you — in his survey of how the USPS came into being. He has a zesty prose style, a great sense of … Read More
18F: Imagine receiving a text message every time a new letter was placed in your mailbox, or your city receiving a notification when there was a new pothole in your neighborhood — courtesy of a sensor that had been placed on your neighborhood mail truck. These are the types of things that Amanda Weaver and her colleagues think up at … Read More
Lake County Examiner: Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Congressman Greg Walden called on the U.S. Postal Service to maintain the property of its postal facility in Lakeview so that it doesn’t detract from the downtown revival efforts of the community. In a letter to the Portland District Manager of the USPS, the leaders asked for the Lakeview … Read More