The Postal Service Is A Public Treasure That Should Not Be Privatized

By Sarah Holder, -

The United States Postal Service has been fighting for its life since it was born. President Richard Nixon created this vast mail-managing entity in 1970 by turning its old Cabinet-level [...]

I’m A Postal Worker. If You Get Mail In A Small Town Or Suburb, Listen Up!

By Kathy Toler, -

I’ve been a postal clerk for 23 years, serving my customers in a public post office in Gresham, Oregon. As you might imagine, with the holidays fast approaching, it’s a busy time of year for us. [...]

‘The U.S. Mail Is Not For Sale’: Postal Workers Speak Out

By Steve Wishnia, -

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Jonathan Smith, head of the New York Metro Area Postal Union, entered the Hunts Point Station post office in the Bronx on the afternoon of Oct. 16, accompanied by a dozen-odd [...]

Victory: U.S. Postal Service Halting Retail Sales At Staples Stores

By Joe Davidson, -

By Joe Davidson for The Washington Post - But now, that program has been sentenced to death and it is postal labor leaders who are rejoicing. They cheer the demise of a program that had been the [...]

The US Postal Service’s Secret Cover Program

By John Kiriakou, -

By John Kiriakou for Reader Supported News - The U.S. Postal Service is spying on us. And they’re not doing a very good job at it. I’m not talking about peeking into letters or looking at how [...]

Warning: Another Attack On Our Postal Service

By Dave Johnson, -

By Dave Johnson for Nation of Change - Should we run our country for the benefit of We the People, or so that a few people can profit off of We the People? This is a question that is rising to [...]

Save The Post Office Before It’s Too Late

By Andy Piascik, -

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 [...]

“Gyrocopter” Pilot Honored With Commemorative Stamp

By House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, -

Today the House Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, US Postal Service & The Census, in partnership with the United States Postal Service, announced the release of a new commemorative stamp [...]

How New Postal Union Leadership Could Save The Post Office

By David Morris, -

Let’s begin with the bad news. The U.S. Post Office, the oldest, most respected and ubiquitous of all public institutions is fast disappearing. In recent years management has shuttered half the [...]

A “Grand Alliance” To Save Our Public Postal Service

By Dave Johnson, -

Republicans created the problems with the Postal Service. In 2006 Republicans in Congress required it to come up with $5.5 billion per year to pre-fund 75 years of retiree costs. This means the [...]

Postal Service Reports 50,000 Requests For Monitoring On Mail

By Ron Nixon, -

WASHINGTON — In a rare public accounting of its mass surveillance program, the United States Postal Service reported that it approved nearly 50,000 requests last year from law enforcement [...]

Push Back Against Privatization Of Postal System

By David Morris, -

The United States Postal Service (USPS) management just ran into a possible game-changing obstacle to its shameful pursuit of a fully privatized post office: labor solidarity Here’s the [...]

U.S. Council of Mayors Endorse Postal Banking

By Matt Stannard, -

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 [...]

Occupy Activists Join Fight To Save Postal Service

By Jamie Partridge, -

N AN escalation of the Stop Staples campaign, a group calling itself Occupy San Francisco/First They Came For the Homeless camped 24/7 outside the entrance of the Staples office supply store at [...]