More reports of mail delays in Missouri

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More employees of the Richard G. Wilson Processing and Distribution Facility in Cape Girardeau have come forward and said they have noticed a delay in local mail operations and delivery. They also are concerned about their future employment with the mail-processing facility.  By early next year, mail destined for Southeast Missouri will be sorted at the St. Louis mail-processing facility … Read More

In the Bronx: A Day of Action to Save the Post Office

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On Saturday, September 21, 2013, there will be a "Day of Action to Save the Post Office" in the Bronx, New York.  Here are the details: At 11:00 AM at the Lincoln Hospital Auditorium, 234 East 149th Street ,Bronx, NY, an "Emergency Meeting to Save the Post Office" is scheduled: Learn what you can do to Save Bronx GPO, stop the cutbacks, and restore the … Read More

Groundhog Day at the Post Office: Time for an exigent rate increase, again?

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BY MARK JAMISON It may be September, but it feels like “Groundhog Day,” the movie in which newsman Bill Murray wakes up to the same day over and over again.  A few weeks ago, rumors started swirling again that the Postal Service was going to request an exigent rate increase.  News reports said that at its meeting on September 5, … Read More

Postal Service drops plan to sell Half Moon Bay PO

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Postal Service officials confirmed on Tuesday they were dropping plans to sell the Half Moon Bay post office and relocate to a smaller branch. The decision reverses cost-saving plans made two years ago to put the large post office building on the market and downsize local mail service to a smaller building. Post office representatives say the idea failed because … Read More

Thousands of post offices in UK face closure after privatization

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Privatising Royal Mail will be the ‘nail in the coffin’ for the Post Office network and lead to thousands of branch closures, local communities fear.  The Government is backing a £3 billion stock market flotation of Royal Mail that could go ahead within the next few weeks.  Although any sell-off should include a ten-year deal to continue to sell stamps and … Read More

Contract post office as Southern Illinois U to close

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The Postal Service will be closing the contract postal unit that was operating on campus at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. According to postal officials, the SIUE post office just wasn’t bringing in enough revenue. Starting in the spring semester, students will have to go to the post offices in Edwardsville or Glen Carbon to do postal business, like receiving … Read More

New report describes conflicts of interest in sales of USPS property by CBRE

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PRESS RELEASE Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s husband sells post offices to his friends, cheap, by Peter Byrne.  Kindle Edition available on Amazon.com (accessible on any Mac or tablet).  An excerpt is here.   The husband of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has been selling post offices at bargain basement prices — often to his own business partners.  That’s … Read More

West Lynn MA post office to move after 60-plus years in same location

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The Postal Service has been renting the post office building in West Lynn, Massachusetts for over sixty years.  Now the Postal Service wants to cut costs and it says the building is too big.  According to USPS real estate special Joseph Mulvey, the current space has 5,500 square feet, and about one-fifth of that would be enough for a small … Read More