The spin doctors examine Post Office financials for Q1: “The patient is a goner”


This week the Postal Service released its financial report on the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 (Form 10-Q).  As you might have expected, it’s all bad news — that is, according to the Postal Service, the mainstream media, and Congressional postal experts.  The spin doctors tell us the patient is in critical condition and radical surgery is necessary.  Let them … Read More

And the winner is . . . Trump selected to redevelop DC’s Old Post Office


The General Services Administration has selected Donald Trump to redevelop the Old Post Office building in downtown D.C.  The grand old icon is going to be converted into a luxury hotel, complete with “world renowned restaurants, a spa and conference facilities.” The GSA says turning the building over to private hands will save the federal government millions of dollars in … Read More

Postal politics gets ugly: The Post attacks the PRC Chair


There’s a lot at stake in the battle over postal reform — billions of dollars of corporate profits, the power of unions, the very existence of post offices — so one can’t be surprised that the politics got a little rough this week.  The Washington Post has just run a piece attacking Ruth Goldway, Chairman of the Postal Regulator Commission, … Read More

What’s to hide? The Postal Service turns over some closing lists


Getting closing lists out of the Postal Service is like, well, pulling teeth.  Over the past several months, hundreds of post offices have closed, gone into emergency suspension, or received a Final Determination notice indicating they’ll close in 60 days.  But try to find a list of all of these post offices on the USPS website.  One gets the impression … Read More

Portland Letter Carrier Rally


On January 8th 2012 – hundreds of Postal employees and concerned citizens rallied and marched through the streets of downtown Portland Oregon to Save America's Postal Service and defeat HR2309 and Senate Bill 1789