After public outcry, downtown Boca Raton, FL post office won’t close or relocate

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Palm Beach Post: A five-decade-old post office in downtown Boca Raton will not close and relocate, as was once the plan, after downtown residents and city officials pushed back against the effort. The U.S. Postal Service had a lease dispute with the owners of the building at Northeast Second Street and Northeast Mizner Boulevard that has housed downtown’s only post office since … Read More

Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz, defender of the Post Office, dead at 64

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Raw Story has reported that former MSNBC host and progressive radio personality Ed Schultz has died of natural causes.  The host was known for championing workers’ rights and the middle class. During Gov. Scott Walker’s (R-WI) assault on labor unions, Schultz was on the ground with protesters as they campaigned to re-call the election. Shultz was also a big supporter of … Read More

As Trump pushes to privatize the troubled Postal Service, others push back

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Kansas City Star: U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver recalls the days when, every morning at 10, his grandmother would walk to the post office in Waxahachie, Texas, to catch up with friends, family and other community members. “The postal service is, for rural America, more than a mail delivery system,” Cleaver, a Kansas City Democrat, said in a phone interview. “It’s a … Read More

Legislation to end postal facility closures reintroduced in House

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Daily Journal Lifestyle: Representatives Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), David McKinley (R- WV), Jose Serrano (D-NY), Evan Jenkins (R-WV), and Gwen Moore (D-WI) have reintroduced the Stop Postal Closures Act (H.R. 6282), bipartisan legislation to end the closure and consolidations of mail processing facilities across the country.  (The bill was introduced during the previous session of Congress as H.R. 4656.) In … Read More

Mulkeytown, IL Post Office closes its doors

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WSIL: What was known as the ‘final gathering place’ of Mulkeytown, Ill., has closed. The Mulkeytown Post Office has officially closed its doors. The building was leased to the St. Louis United States Postal Service Distribution Center, but the landlords wanted to do something else with the building, so they did not renew the lease. The Communication Coordinator for the Distribution Center, … Read More

Summer 2018 newsletter of Communities and Postal Workers United

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The Summer 2018 newsletter of Communities and Postal Workers United is out today.  It has a great article about the Trump Administration’s frontal attack on the Postal Service, as well as a piece about the APWU’s opening demands in bargaining over the new contract and a summary of steps to take to build a coalition to save the Postal Service. … Read More