Joined by 63 other members of the House, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Protect Overnight Delivery Act (H.R. 2459) on June 20, which would protect overnight mail delivery by preventing the USPS from weakening delivery standards. Read more.
Following an unsuccessful attempt to replace its retiring Postmaster Kenneth Tagarook, the North Slope village of Wainwright is in danger of losing its post office in just 10 short days. "They've been trying to find someone to work here," Tagarook said. Read more.
Q: Does Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum, own a company that has an exclusive contract to sell United States Postal Service property? A: Blum has an interest in the CBRE Group, which won a competitive contract to sell postal properties. He is chairman of CBRE’s board and owns an investment firm that holds less than 5 percent of its … Read More
A recent study from a Washington think tank argues the U.S. Postal Service should provide only last-mile delivery of mail and open all other aspects of the mail system to competition. The report from the non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation came to a similar conclusion as an earlier proposal from a group of four mailing industry leaders who released … Read More
Another conservative think tank has jumped on the “privatize everything but the last mile” bandwagon, reports APWU Executive Vice President Greg Bell. A June 2013 report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation offers a plan that would “privatize all postal operations except delivery,” he writes.. Read more.
Starting on the day of the closure, mail bound for ZIP codes with 905-, 907- (Signal Hill) and 908- (Long Beach) would be re-routed to a plant in Los Angeles, where it will be processed and then transported to post offices where a letter carrier is . . . Read more.