This Old Post Office: OIG says post offices are in need of upkeep and repair

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USPS OIG: It makes no difference what part of the country you’re in, post offices nationwide are in need of upkeep and repair. A majority of post office lobbies we reviewed in the Eastern Area have many of the same problems found in other areas. We are nearly done with our series of audits on postal retail facility conditions in … Read More

Fawn Grove, PA, residents want their post office back

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York Daily Record: Some residents of Fawn Grove, Penn., population 456, are clamoring to get their post office back. The Fawn Grove Post Office, formerly located at 7 E. Main St. at the main crossroads of the small burg in southern York County, has been closed a year. It opened at that location, according to the U.S. Postal Service, in … Read More

USPS closes historic Pulaski, VA, post office citing safety reasons

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People in southwest Virginia who tried to go to their local post office Thursday are feeling frustrated after they received an unwanted surprise. The United States Postal Service issued an emergency suspension in Pulaski, closing down the building for safety reasons. The post office will be closed starting Friday. Many people didn’t find out until making their routine trip to … Read More

Lingering odor shuts down historic post office in Moline, IL

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qctimes.com: An unknown odor noticed Thursday morning in the Moline, IL, Post Office caused the building at 514 17th St. to close its doors to the public and temporarily suspend services, a spokeswoman for the agency confirmed. “Until we’re able to determine the source of that (odor), it’s hard to guess when services will be restored,” said Stacy St. John, … Read More

CPWU Summer 2017 newsletter

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Communities and Postal Workers United (CPWU) has published its Summer 2017 Newsletter.  It features articles about the APWU & Mail Handler’s fight against job & service cuts, worker protests against management abuse, homeowners fighting against cluster boxes, and what will happen after the moratorium on out-sourcing retail services expires.  Read the newsletter here.