Bronx GPO sold, no details yet


The Bronx General Post Office has been sold.  There’s no word yet on who the buyer is or what the plans for the building are, but the post office was definitely sold two weeks ago.  On the USPS-CBRE website, the listing says simply, "Sold." The Postal Service has not made an official announcement about the sale, and it is apparently … Read More

Top postal executive’s visit draws protest


Press Release from Portland Communities and Postal Workers United: (Vancouver, WA) Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman drew the ire of dozens of postal workers and community allies when he visited Vancouver this morning.  Carrying signs, picketing and chanting, the protesters massed at the entrance to the 2014 Mailers Conference at the Convention Center Hilton.  “No closures, no cuts, no contracting-out” blared from a bullhorn heard … Read More

Nebo WV post office closing


The post office in Nebo, West Virginia, closed earlier this month on three-days notice.  A brief news report suggests that the landlord and Postal Service were unable to come to an agreement about renewing the lease, which ends on October 3.  The owner of the building said he was relieved it was over but, didn’t like the way the Postal … Read More

Postal Service begins search for new Jekyll Island post office


Last September, the Postal Service offered residents of Jekyll Island, Georgia, a choice between home delivery and a post office.  As examined in a couple of articles by Mark Jamison for STPO, that choice didn't comply with the laws for closing post offices or postal regulations for ending home delivery.  The community ended up keeping its post office and home … Read More

Teachers and Postal Workers Protest STAPLES In BOSTON on 8-20-14


The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign, organized by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), will come to the Boston area – home of the troubled retailer – with two events on Wednesday, August 20, the same day the company will release its second quarter results.  Read more.

Postal Service releases schedule of plant consolidations set for 2015


The Postal Service has released a schedule showing when the phase-two mail processing plants will be consolidated next year. The spreadsheet shows the date on which each type of mail will be relocated from a closing facility to a gaining facility.  As the schedule shows, the process would begin in January 2015 and continue until October, with much of the … Read More

How We Saved Our Rural Post Office


Sandrad23 asked me in a private DK message how my wife and I managed to help save our local post office here in Broadwater (a town of 128 people) Nebraska from closure. I wrote back and told her what we did, and she suggested I turn it into a diary. So here for your reading pleasure is that story, below … Read More

The Fire Sale of the Post Offices


Gray Brechin has a great piece in  It starts like this: "Who owns America’s post offices and their continent-spanning gallery of public art? The “as is” sale of the Bronx’s decaying central post office — and of so many other post offices recently sold or for sale — begs the question of Americans for whom those buildings were intended … Read More