Trial Unlikely in Fight Over Berkeley Post Office

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A federal judge seemed disinclined to order a trial in the U.S. Postal Service’s now four-year legal fight with the city of Berkeley over the planned sale of its historic downtown post office, wary of claims the city is intentionally trying to diminish the building’s value and discourage buyers. “We’re not just talking about the Postal Service’s ability to sell … Read More

Postal workers (and others) bid a fond farewell to Congressman Darrell Issa

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Congressman Darrell Issa announced today that he will not seek re-election to the House.  After spending much of his term as chair (2010 – 2015) of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holding hearings and promoting legislation that would have ended Saturday delivery, required millions of households to convert to cluster box delivery, created a commission to close … Read More

Zanoni, MO, post office to reopen in pricey new alternate quarters

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The U.S. Postal Service plans to spend approximately $270,000 to $280,000 to reopen a post office facility in the area of Zanoni, MO, USPS real estate specialist Vee Spikes said Monday at a meeting held at the Gainesville post office. The new facility will be open two hours a day during the week and four hours on Saturday, operated by … Read More

Feds Press Lawsuit Against Berkeley’s Historic Civic Center District

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Save the Berkeley Post Office Newsletter: The City of Berkeley and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), acting on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service, will be in Federal Court on Thursday January 11, 2018. This hearing is the result of a suit filed by the DOJ against Berkeley on August 22, 2016. The DOJ suit alleges that Berkeley’s Civic … Read More

CPWU Newsletter – Winter 2018

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The Winter 2018 newsletter of Communities and Postal Workers United (CPWU) is out, with articles about letter carriers protesting against delivering in the dark, protests in response to postal management eliminating 36 positions at the main Des Moines post office, and more.  Read here.

Historic downtown post office in Richmond, Calif., is listed for sale, upsetting residents

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Richmond, Calif., Mayor Tom Butt bemoaned the pending sale of the downtown Richmond Main Post office building while sharing the property’s real estate listing. The mayor was among the public officials and residents who fought to keep the post office from closing. “Despite valiant attempts to stop it and generous offers by the City of Richmond to acquire it, the … Read More