Rally to restore public comments at meetings of USPS Board of Governors

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Press release from Community and Postal Workers United (pdf here): Thurs. Feb. 8, USPS HQ in Washington, DC: Rally outside at 2pm, Action inside at 4pm Postal workers and customers are appalled at the recent decision by the Postal Board of Governors (PBOG) to limit public comment at their quarterly meetings to once per year. Since the implementation of Postmaster … Read More

CPWU Winter 2024 Newsletter

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The Winter 2024 newsletter from Community & Postal Workers United features articles on stifling public comment at meetings of the USPS Board of Governors; efforts to encourage President Biden to nominate former Representative Brenda Lawrence and policy expert Sarah Anderson to the USPS Board of Governors; opposition to the consolidation of the Cheyenne P&DC; a rally in Milwaukee protesting working … Read More

East Tennessee’s congressional delegation isn’t pleased with answers to post office questions

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Knox News: The U.S. Postal Service intends to move some of its Knoxville operations northwest to Louisville, Kentucky. And East Tennessee’s congressional delegation is not happy about it. The proposed change is part of the post office’s Delivering for America plan, which aims to slash delivery costs and make the postal system more efficient. Operations from local processing centers – like the … Read More

USPS to Open New Sorting and Delivery Centers as That Approach Comes Under Fire

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ecommercebytes: The USPS is opening new sorting and delivery centers (S&DC) in January and February 2024, calling them an integral part of its Delivering for America plan “to create a best-in-class processing and delivery network.” In its announcement, the USPS wrote the following: “The S&DCs will revitalize our network of nearly 19,000 delivery units — the last stop for mail … Read More

It’s going to delay the mail’: the fight over Louis DeJoy’s USPS plan

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The Guardian: More than 500,000 workers at the United States Postal Service (USPS) will be handling billions of deliveries through the holidays. For hundreds of them, this may be their last Christmas at their current mail sorting facility and workers are warning the impact on consumers will be severe. The appointee as postmaster general under Donald Trump, Louis DeJoy, is currently implementing a … Read More

Postal Service Likely To Move Cheyenne’s Mail Processing To Denver, Casper’s To Billings

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Cowboy State Daily: At a public forum in Cheyenne on Tuesday, the postal service said it is likely to move mail processing from Cheyenne to Denver and is considering moving some mail processing in Casper to Billings. Changes to the Casper service were among new pieces of information that came to light during a public forum Tuesday afternoon at Laramie … Read More

No questions answered at meeting on Knoxville facility, the latest impacted by nationwide restructuring

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wsws.org: No questions were answered at a public United States Postal Service mail processing facility review (MPFR) meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, which was held to share the preliminary findings of a facility review that began in October and take public comment on them. The audience of about 50 USPS workers was already well aware of the findings which … Read More

Postal town hall in Richmond, VA, canceled after USPS declined to participate

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NBC12: The town hall scheduled in Richmond, VA, to address the rise in postal concerns has now been canceled. This all comes after USPS declined to participate in the discussion to resolve residents’ concerns. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office released this statement: “As a public service, the Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office offered to sponsor a “Postal Town Hall” so that representatives … Read More

Changes could be coming to USPS processing center in in Fort Wayne, workers upset

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WPTA. 21alivenews: FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Some workers with the United States Postal Service (USPS) in Fort Wayne, like Bradley Burridge, are frustrated. Officials with the postal service are considering making some changes to the city’s Processing and Distribution Center, including turning the facility into just a Processing Center and moving some operations from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis. “There’s a … Read More

Plan to improve Lehigh Valley mail delivery by sending it to Harrisburg derided by locals, workers

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Lehigh Valley News: ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A public input session addressing potential changes to the Lehigh Valley’s mail delivery drew dozens of postal workers – and a few civilians – to Allentown’s Movie Tavern Thursday evening, along with more than enough ire for the proposal. During the presentation, officials offered a few details on the United States Postal Service’s Mail … Read More

‘I don’t believe there’s honesty’ | USPS employees share concerns after meeting about Knoxville consolidation

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WBIR: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — USPS leaders met Thursday with postal service employees to discuss the future of Knoxville’s USPS Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). This, as the Postal Service conducts a Mail Processing Facility Review (MPFR) to modernize their services nationwide. According to USPS, the review aims to evaluate the conditions and operation of various facilities. The Knoxville P&DC is one … Read More

‘This affects everyone’: East TN postal workers react to possible facility changes

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville’s U.S. Postal Service Distribution Center on Weisgarber Road has thrived in its role for years. That soon could change. The USPS held a mail processing facility review meeting at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley Campus on Thursday. The proposal would send distribution center operations to Louisville, Kentucky. “This affects customers. This affects businesses. This … Read More

Sen. Collins cautions Postal Service about consolidating Maine’s two mail processing facilities

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pressherald: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins sent a letter Thursday to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy warning him that consolidating Maine’s two mail processing facilities would be disastrous. But a Postal Service spokesman said there has not been any talk of closing facilities, only scrutiny of “how they can best be utilized.” A news release from Collins’ office said the Republican senator … Read More

West Virginia Governor & Senators concerned over possible USPS consolidation

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – For 12 years, Justin Turner has been one of about 800 employees at the United States Postal Service (USPS) Processing and Distribution Center in South Charleston. Turner was shocked to hear about the USPS review of the facility and possible plans for consolidation. “When did you first hear about the news of possible consolidation?” said WSAZ’s … Read More