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10/17/2019

Postmaster general who was target of Trump’s ire announces retirement

Washington Post

Trump has also mused about privatizing the Postal Service, an idea long floated by various conservative think tanks, according to current and former senior administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share private conversations.

10/16/2019

United States Postal Service Announces Retirement of Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan

USPS

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service today announced that Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, is retiring effective Jan. 31, 2020.

10/16/2019

Statement by APWU President Mark Dimondstein on Retirement of Postmaster General Megan Brennan

APWU

09/21/2019

Letter: Postal service in jeopardy

The Lima News

The United States Postal Service is in jeopardy. Since 2006, the postal service has been held back by a Congressionally mandated requirement to pre-fund its retirees’ healthcare benefits 70 years into the future—an obligation placed on virtually no other private or public-sector organization in America.

09/16/2019

ACTION: Congress Members Support USPS Fairness Act

Email your member of Congress and ask them to cosponsor H.R. 2382, the USPS Fairness Act.

This legislation would repeal, in full, the onerous prefunding of retiree health care benefits mandate Congress put in place in 2006. The mandate requires the Postal Service to prefund its retiree health care benefits 75 years in advance, paying for retirement health care for individuals who haven’t been born yet, let alone enter the workforce. The mandate is accountable for 92 percent of the Postal Service’s net losses since 2007 and is a constant threat to the financial sustainability of the Postal Service.

09/10/2019

New Report on How USPS Engages with Microbusinesses

eCommerce Bytes

The USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) studied how the Postal Service engages with microbusinesses and issued a report with recommendations. It found microbusinesses to be generally satisfied with the Postal Service but advised it to do more to boost awareness of key products and services.

07/15/2019

How Congress Manufactured a Postal Crisis—And How to Fix it

Common Dreams

An unprecedented congressional mandate threatens the Postal Service’s ability to continue to provide good jobs and universal service. by Sarah Anderson, Scott Klinger, Brian Wakamo

07/11/2019

Actor Danny Glover: My parents proudly worked for the US Postal Service. Don’t destroy it.

USA Today

Danny Glover, Opinion contributor.
When I was growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, my family planned our vacations around big picnics for post office employees. I remember the thrill of taking the train from San Francisco to one of these gatherings in Santa Cruz.

06/25/2019

Amazon and Alibaba Said to Study Buying Brazilian Postal Service

The Rio Times

The interest stems from the massive logistical structure the state-owned company has in place, with regional routes and distribution agencies.

06/18/2019

The Postal Service Wants To Make Deep Cuts To Worker Benefits, Internal Plan Shows

HuffPost

The agency hopes to get Congress’ help in trimming pensions and paid leave, as well as slashing delivery service.

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