Send the Love Comments

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Send a message about how much you care for your post office or something about the people who work at there, or the person who puts the mail in your mailbox, or the Post Office itself.  See more comments and sign the moratorium on post office closings here.   (Click here to return to the "Save the Post" Office homepage. … Read More

Send the Love

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Saving the post office is going to take a lot of arguing and lobbying, but the strongest weapon is the simplest — love.   The “Send the Love” campaign is about sending messages of support and gratitude for our postal workers during this time of crisis.  If we want to preserve "the people’s post office," we're going to have to … Read More

My Romance

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I met my husband Russell twenty-two years ago in Michigan when he was an artist in residence at Lakeside Center for the Arts, a client of my public relations business back then. He was also a professor of art at Youngstown State University, about twelve miles from the PA-Ohio state line. He lived in a barn he had converted.   … Read More

Interrogatories from American Postal Workers Union

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  [The original document is here.] 1-2. The APWU asks for details about all of the facilities being studied for closure and those that are not on the RAOI list: the hours of operation; the facility finance number and corresponding main office finance number, e.g., the finance number assigned to a station and the corresponding finance number for the main … Read More

NAPUS Interrogatories and Responses

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The National Association of Postmasters has submitted two extensive lists of questions and requests for further information.    Group 1: Questions #1 – #22 [The original document is here.] 1. NAPUS asks for a list of the 2,000 post offices that had earned workload of 2 hours or less per day, and annual revenue less than $27,500. 2. Which of … Read More

Don’t touch my junk: The bulk mail industry says hands off our profits

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Nobody likes it when the Postal Service raises its postage rates, but maybe it’s time to consider a rate hike.  It won't be a popular idea, but it might be better than closing thousands of post offices and laying off over a hundred thousand workers and pushing thousands more out of their jobs. Not that a small increase in postage … Read More

The Shock Doctrine: Why the Postal Service is scaring the hell out of us

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Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe wants to close half the country’s post offices, cut a third of all postal jobs, and pull the Postal Service out of its federal health and retirement programs.  That’s 16,000 post offices, 220,000 jobs, and a lot of lost benefits.  He’s doing all this to save the Postal Service, but there’s good reason to fear that … Read More