CPWU is encouraging people to speak out during the public comment period at the Postal Board of Governors’ meeting on November 10. Here’s the CPWU announcement.
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
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
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
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.
[Press Release from Cinema Libre Studios] It is broadly known that current Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has significant conflicts of interest due to his and his family’s investments in a number of companies closely tied to the U.S. Postal Service. Established by the U.S. Constitution, the once-venerated agency has been systematically dismantled and privatized by lobbyists and politicians who seek to make … Read More