The Post Office At A Crossroads

By Monique Morrissey, Economic Policy Institute. -

USPS has a public service mandate to provide a similar level of service to communities across the country regardless of local economic conditions. In addition to daily mail delivery to far-flung [...]

Postal Banking Test In The Bronx Yields No Customers

By David Dayen, The American Prospect. -

New York City - When the United States Postal Service launched a test program in September allowing people with business or payroll checks to get them loaded onto gift cards at four neighborhood [...]

Postal Banking Is Finally A Reality In (Some Of) The United States

By Donald Cohen, In These Times. -

The crisis[Covid-19 pandemic] has wreaked economic havoc on working Americans. But U.S. billionaires have gotten 62 percent richer during the pandemic, while over 86 million Americans lost jobs, [...]

‘Ten Year Plan’ Will Destroy The Postal Service; Why We Must Save It

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The current US Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, and the head of the Board of Governors, Ron Bloom, launched a ten year plan that will slow mail service and raise prices. This is the final blow to [...]

USPS Begins Postal Banking Pilot Program

By David Dayen, The American Prospect. -

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has taken the most dramatic step in a half-century to re-establish a postal banking system in America. In four pilot cities, customers can now cash payroll [...]

Canadian Union Pushes For A Greener, Better Postal Service

By Derek Seidman, Labor Notes. -

With its contracts expiring in 2022, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is stepping up the fight for its own vision of the post office of the future. It’s a model for exactly the kind of [...]

California Is Ready To Pilot A Postal Banking Solution

By Thomas M. Hanna and Jeff Olson, The Hill. -

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is under attack and at grave risk. But with that many Americans are awakening to both the value of the USPS and the manifest dangers of privatization. The crisis [...]

Vandalizing The Post Office

By Larry Cohen, Democracy Journal. -

Undermining democracy to win elections and protect investors and property interests in the United States is well documented and has been a consistent part of our history. However, Donald Trump’s [...]

The US Postal Service Is A National Asset

By Max B. Sawicky, CEPR. -

The financial problems of the United States Postal Service (USPS) are the result of misguided policy decisions — some of them long-standing — not declines in first-class mail, its primary source [...]

Wall Street Moving To Make A Mint Off The Mail, JPMorgan Postal Bank

By Raúl Carrillo, Take On Wall Street. -

Imagine if activists and elected officials were clamoring for emergency provision of food and McDonald’s offered to place a drive-thru window in every post office. Calling it #postalfood. That [...]

Save The Post Office Before It’s Too Late

By Andy Piascik, www.popularresistance.org -

By Andy Piascik. United States - Throughout the country, postal workers and community allies have prevented the closing of many facilities. Among the actions taken were a post office occupation [...]

Banking At The Post Office Is Better Than Payday Loans

By Raul Carrillo, www.yesmagazine.org -

In the U.S, 38 percent of the population—88 million people—either have no bank accounts (the “unbanked”) or are at least partially dependent upon high-cost services like payday lending (the [...]

U.S. Council of Mayors Endorse Postal Banking

By Matt Stannard, www.bankact.org -

At its June 20-23, 2014 annual meeting, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) adopted a pair of resolutions endorsing postal banking, co-signed by eight mayors from six states. Their goal is to [...]