Post office mural missing for decades rediscovered

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A mural of pre-World War II Richmond, Calif., considered missing for nearly four decades, will once again be put on display.  The painting, an oil on canvas that shows union workers and their supervisors against a backdrop of the Standard Oil Refinery, was commissioned by federal Works Progress Administration in 1940 as a way to employ artists during the Great … Read More

Another post office in Houston earmarked for relocation and disposal

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The Postal Service hasn’t discontinued many post offices over the past couple of years, but it has closed some for emergency suspensions, and it has also relocated several others.  In some cases, the Postal Service relocated from one leased property to another, moving to a smaller space where the rent was cheaper.  In other cases, the Postal Service moved out … Read More

OIG recommends terminating the USPS-CBRE contract and refers cases for criminal investigation

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The Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General has issued its fourth report criticizing the Postal Service’s oversight of the contract with its real estate broker, CBRE.  It’s entitled “Postal Service Management of CBRE Real Estate Transactions.” The OIG finds fault with both the leasing deals and the sales of postal property, and it recommends terminating the contract with CBRE.  The … Read More

Historic post office in Richmond VA for sale

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The 1937 post office at 1625-1635 Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia, is listed on the USPS-CBRE Properties for Sale website.  The listing says the Postal Service wants to have the property under contract this month, with a closing in February of 2015, at which time the Postal Service will relocate to a new facility.  According to the USPS Leased Properties list, … Read More

CPWU Fall 2017 Newsletter

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The Fall 2017 newsletter from Communities and Postal Workers United (CPWU) features articles on: The Postal service union warns of job cuts, service reductions at Charlotte rally; Richmond post office workers walk off job after working without AC; Seattle & Portland Also Rally Against Cuts; USPS cancels most planned service cuts in Bronx; DC March against Unsafe Delivery in the … Read More

A Bill of Rights for the Post Office

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Some people just love to complain about the Postal Service, but the vast majority of Americans are pretty happy with the service they receive at their post office.  In fact, several new surveys show once again that people think the post office is just fine. According to a new Gallup poll, Americans rank the customer service they receive at post … Read More