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Airlines Could Lose Big if U.S. Postal Service Fails

Airlines Could Lose Big if U.S. Postal Service Fails

It’s no secret that the U.S. Postal Service relies on the airlines to carry air mail. In addition to their contracts with FedEx, UPS and Kalitta Air, the mail is regularly carried aboard commercial carriers as well ...

U.S. Postal Service Premieres Two New Stamp Issuances

The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate stamps in two new sets, one celebrating the American spirit of innovation and the second offering expressions of thanks.

How Are Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Changes Affecting Workers?

NPR's Noel King talk to Kimberly Karol, president of the Iowa Postal Workers Union, about changes Postmaster General DeJoy is implementing. Karol, a postal clerk, says mail is piling up in her office.

Postal Service to Start Negotiations for Giant Mail Truck Contract

After years of delays, the U.S. Postal Service is launching the final stage of entering an estimated $6 billion contract to replace the agency’s aging fleet of delivery vehicles.

Landmark postal law signed 50 years ago

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the most comprehensive postal legislation since the founding of the republic — the law that transformed the Post Office Department into the Postal Service.

Mail truck catches on fire following head-on collision

LAUREL, Del. – One person had to be airlifted to a hospital Monday evening after a mail truck collided head-on with another vehicle, then caught on fire.

What’s wrong with the mail

The United States Postal Service is dealing with crippling backlogs of letters and packages. A postmaster in upstate New York recently told their union that the regular mail was two days behind and, for the first time in their career, Express Priority Mail was not going out on time.

Despite Calls for His Resignation, New USPS Leader Pledges More Sweeping Changes

While some employees and lawmakers are sounding alarms over Postal Service reforms, stakeholders are taking a wait-and-see approach.

Peters, Lawrence Visit USPS Metroplex in Pontiac, Highlight Impact of Postal Service Delays on Michiganders

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) today visited the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Metroplex facility in Pontiac.

NAPS Executive Board Votes to File Appeal of Lower Court Decision in Lawsuit Against U.S. Postal Service

On August 9, 2020, the NAPS Executive Board determined to appeal the recent decision of the federal district court in Washington, D.C., dismissing NAPS' lawsuit against the Postal Service for violations of pay and representational statutes.

Postal workers’ union says up to 80,000 letters were held back Monday in southern Maine

Rather than wait an extra 10 minutes for the mail to be ready, the trucks left the postal service’s Southern Maine Processing and Distribution Center in Scarborough exactly on time Monday morning, leaving behind roughly 80,400 letters that will be delivered late as a result

Mail delay blamed for uptick in turkey chick deaths

A slow down of operations at the US Postal Service is causing mail delays across the country but it’s not just paper mail and packages being held up — Bay Area farmers say the slowdown is costing them their livestock as well.

Reps. DeFazio, Adams Call for Postmaster General to Step Down

In the wake of newly-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s “Friday Night Massacre” at the United States Postal Service (USPS), Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04) and Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12)  are calling on him to resign or be removed immediately.

League Of Women Voters, NAACP File Suits Over Pa. Voting

The NAACP and the League of Women Voters filed separate state and federal suits in Pennsylvania on Friday challenging the Keystone State to improve how it will conduct the November election in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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