Communities and Postal Workers United Fall 2022 newsletter

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The Fall 2022 newsletter from Communities and Postal Workers United has information about an upcoming town meeting about the Postal Service’s plan to centralize delivery operations and a letter from watchdog groups about his new appointments to the Board of Governors. Read the newsletter here.

Modeling the New USPS Delivery Network: List & Map

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This month the Postal Service will begin implementing a massive initiative to change how the mail is delivered. Instead of working out of the back of post offices, letter carriers will be relocated to large, centralized facilities called Sorting & Delivery Centers. The Postal Service has provided very few details about the plan. Management is apparently trying to manage the … Read More

Introducing the New USPS Sorting & Delivery Centers

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Congress and the Biden administration have been very good to the Postal Service: $10 billion in emergency pandemic relief, nearly $50 billion to fix the problems caused by the retiree healthcare benefit mandate, and $3 billion for electric vehicles. You’d think everything would be good for a while and we could stop hearing about the existential crisis facing the Postal … Read More

Community and Postal Workers United Summer 2022 Newsletter

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The Summer 2022 newsletter from Community and Postal Workers United (CPUW) has articles about the “Dump DeJoy” campaign, the crisis of understaffing, and providing non-postal government services at local post offices,. Read the newsletter here.

CPWU’s Spring 2022 Newsletter

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The spring 2022 newsletter from Community and Postal Workers United (CPWU) has articles about opposition to the Postal Service’s deal to purchase up to 148,000 mail delivery trucks from Oshkosh Defense, 90% of them powered by gasoline fueled combustion engines; the postal workers’ protest in Denver when PMG DeJoy visited; and President Biden’s recent nominations to the USPS Board of … Read More

Lost in Limbo: Post Offices Under Suspension

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When the Postal Service considers closing a post office, it must go through a lengthy discontinuance process, with 30 steps of administrative review and opportunities for public input. But when there’s an emergency, like unsafe building conditions after a weather event, the Postal Service can close a post office on a moment’s notice.

Communities and Postal Workers United Winter 2022 Newsletter

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The Winter 2022 newsletter from Communities and Postal Workers United has articles about the effort to “Dump DeJoy,” letter carriers resisting delivery after dark, and a new type of post office being piloted in Canada. Read the newsletter here.

How slower mail has become a fact of life: USPS Service Performance and Postal Reform

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Last week the Postal Service published its service performance reports for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 (Oct-Dec 2021). This is our first opportunity to see any details about how on-time delivery has been going since Oct. 1, 2021, when the USPS introduced lower service standards for First Class mail and began a historic shift from using planes to trucks for transporting mail long distances.

USPS Covid Test Fulfillment Centers

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Here’s a map of the USPS locations that are serving as Fulfillment Centers for packing, labeling, and sorting the free Covid tests being sent out by the federal government. The list of sites comes from a Memorandum of Understanding between the USPS and National Postal Mail Handlers Union.