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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.

06/04/2019

Anti-Privatization Resolution Gains Majority Support in Senate

APWU

Members of the United States Senate have joined members of the House of Representatives in saying, “Don’t Sell Our Public Postal Service”.

05/20/2019

UK Post office network close to collapse after privaitization, MPs warned

The Independent

The Post Office network is close to collapse with thousands of branches at risk of closure over the next 12 months, MPs have been warned.

More than a fifth of sub-postmasters plan on resigning or downsizing because of increasing financial pressures, according to a recent survey.

05/04/2019

Katie Hill Calls Out Cato Expert Calling for USPS Budget to Be Cut

This rep called out a FedEx-funded expert for suggesting that Congress privatize the postal service.

04/20/2019

Julie Crego: U.S. Postal Service provides a public good

The Cap Times

Why do we have to lose something before we realize what a good thing we had? Why do we let ourselves be fooled, over and over again, by those who are only interested in their own gain?

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