Community and Postal Workers United Spring 2018 Newsletter

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The Spring 2018 newsletter from Community and Postal Workers United (CPWU) has articles about Postal Service workers in Key West, FL, protesting staffing shortages resulting in mail delays and an overextended workforce; the school strike in West Virginia, a reminder of the 1970 postal strike; a USPS #MeToo Moment in St. Louis; and more.  Read the newsletter here.

Search for new post office behind schedule in Foster City, Calif.

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Daily Journal: After the post office in Foster City, Calif., was forced to close in January, city officials are urging the U.S. Postal Service to speed up the process of opening a new one, and in the meantime find a temporary location. “I have concerns about how a prolonged closure of the post office in Foster City will inconvenience our … Read More

Boca Raton, FL, residents worried over post office move

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WPTV: The downtown post office in Boca Raton, Florida, is moving. The United States Postal Service posted the news outside the building and notice of a public meeting. The news has some local residents worried that the easy access to a post office might go away. “I live in this vicinity and it is very convenient,” said Steven Sarashon. “I … Read More

The War on the Post Office

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Truthdig: The U.S. banking establishment has been at war with the post office since at least 1910, when the Postal Savings Bank Act established a public savings alternative to a private banking system that had crashed the economy in the Bank Panic of 1907. The American Bankers Association was quick to respond, forming a Special Committee on Postal Savings Legislation … Read More

Downtown Alexandria, LA, post office to close

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Downtown Alexandria, Louisiana, will soon be left without a post office. The Alexandria Downtown Post Office will cease operations on May 31. The branch is located at 515 Murray Street, inside the federal courthouse. According to a spokesperson from the U.S. Postal Service’s communications team, there will not be a new branch opening to take over services offered at the … Read More

Green Street post office in Gainesville, FL, will relocate

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The relocation of the Green Street post office in Gainesville, FL, is “a done deal,” according to City Councilman Sam Couvillon. Couvillon said Wednesday night that city officials had received a letter from postal officials confirming that the post office would be moving. As to where or when, that remains unknown. “They won’t relocate it until they find a new … Read More

USPS says Cincinnati, IA, will get new post office

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The Postal Service is relocating its retail operation in Cincinnati, Iowa, to a yet-to-be-determined location due to structural and safety concerns.  The United States Postal Service closed down its post office on 107 S. Liberty in Cincinnati last year under an emergency order. The Postal Service says its goal is to select a new customer service location as close to … Read More

New post office opens for business in Watford City, ND

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night keeps the post office from doing its job, but now residents in Watford City, North Dakota, have a brand new spot to pick up their packages and letters. On Sept. 25, the Watford City Post Office opened for business at its new location, 1204 4th Ave. NE. The new facility … Read More

After several months, temporary post office opens in Cadiz, Ohio

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WTOV9Fox: The former post office site in Cadiz, Ohio, has been closed since October due to concerns of the building’s foundation. There’s no word yet on plans for a permanent replacement. A temporary post office site along Peppard Avenue opened its doors Monday. The short-term post office will hold regular weekday hours from 8:30 to 5 every day, with Saturday … Read More