Many Republicans from rural districts used to reject privatization. We should be wary of their shift toward it now.
Yesterday the Postal Service released its financial report for April 2020. The report gives us a first look at how the pandemic has been affecting mail volumes. As many observers expected, volumes and revenues for First Class mail and Periodicals were down compared to last April, and Marketing mail was way, way down. Shipping and Package Services, on the other … Read More
From WBUR: Washington Post: “Trump says he will block coronavirus aid for U.S. Postal Service if it doesn’t hike prices immediately” — “President Trump on Friday threatened to block an emergency loan to shore up the U.S. Postal Service unless it dramatically raised shipping prices on online retailers, an unprecedented move to seize control of the agency that analysts said … Read More
wortfm.org: As the U.S. Postal Service faces a new financial crisis in the midst of the pandemic, we take this opportunity to learn about the history of the USPS and its vital role in shaping American society and democracy with historian Richard R. John. Richard R. John is a professor of history and communications at Columbia University. He is the … Read More
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