CPWU’s Spring 2022 Newsletter

Steve HutkinsBlog

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

Communities and Postal Workers United Winter 2022 Newsletter

Steve HutkinsBlog

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

Steve HutkinsBlog, Featured

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


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.

“The Great Postal Heist” to be released on Jan. 25, 2022

Steve HutkinsBlog

[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

Rachel Maddow on the potential demise of DeJoy

Steve HutkinsBlog

Rachel focuses on President Biden’s changes to the USPS Board of Governors “that apparently are finally going to clear the way to getting rid of that guy,” PMG Louis DeJoy.

The 2020 USPS Household Diary Study is out


The new Household Diary Study is out. From the Executive Summary: “The Household Diary Study survey, fielded continuously since 1987, aims to collect information on household use of the mail and how that use changes over time. The survey collects household information on demographics, lifestyle, attitudes toward mail and advertising, bill payment behavior, and use of the Internet and other … Read More