Can you take this to Alaska?

Can you take this to Alaska?

If you’ve ever wondered what the argument could be for keeping the @USPS around… this woman NAILS it! #USPS pic.twitter.com/GT5FgqWY6p — Sheryl Hickerson 👊🏽👊🏾👊🏿 (@BionicSocialite) July 15, 2020 ... Read More
USPS OIG: Timeliness of Ballot Mail in the Milwaukee P&DC Service Area

USPS OIG: Timeliness of Ballot Mail in the Milwaukee P&DC Service Area

USPS OIG: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an expected increase in the number of Americans who will choose to vote by mail and avoid in-person voting. This was evident during the Wisconsin spring election and presidential preference primary, as the Wisconsin Election Commission received over 1.3 million requests for ... Read More
Community and Postal Workers United Summer 2020 Newsletter

Community and Postal Workers United Summer 2020 Newsletter

The Community and Postal Workers United Summer 2020 Newsletter features articles about new Postmaster General and what we can expect from him, postal workers in Minneapolis organizing a display of solidarity with the Black freedom movement, and what you can do to help save our postal service.  Read the newsletter ... Read More
America's Postal Service is made up of real heroes. This is no time to let it die

America’s Postal Service is made up of real heroes. This is no time to let it die

By Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House’s Government Operations Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over the USPS. CNN: The United States Postal Service is in crisis, and one person is standing in the way of its salvation: President Donald J. Trump. President Trump, who seems to be driven by his animus ... Read More
Stacey Abrams, Soledad O’Brien and More Join #MailedIt Tweetathon to Save the USPS and Mail-in Voting!

Stacey Abrams, Soledad O’Brien and More Join #MailedIt Tweetathon to Save the USPS and Mail-in Voting!

Today, on National Postal Worker Day, Samantha Bee, host of TBS’ Emmy Award-winning Full Frontal launched the #MailedIt campaign, which is a social movement to save the United States Postal Service (USPS), and it’s currently trending #1 on Twitter! Key voices in culture including Stacey Abrams, Soledad O’Brien, April Reign, Phoebe ... Read More
Join the #SAVETHEPOSTOFFICE Day of Action on June 23

Join the #SAVETHEPOSTOFFICE Day of Action on June 23

APWU: On June 23, postal workers across the country will join together to send our senators and members of Congress a clear message: Save Our Post Office.  APWU local and state unions are organizing events across the country to support a petition delivery on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Learn more ... Read More
Trump’s Attacks on Vote-by-Mail Worry Some Election Officials

Trump’s Attacks on Vote-by-Mail Worry Some Election Officials

PEW: There is growing concern among election officials and experts that the increasingly partisan debate around voting by mail could sow doubt in the results of the presidential election. For months, President Donald Trump has been one of the loudest opponents to vote by mail, which experts agree is a ... Read More
Postal Service releases Household Diary Study on Mail Use & Attitudes in FY 2019

Postal Service releases Household Diary Study on Mail Use & Attitudes in FY 2019

Household Diary Study: The Postal Service currently owns and operates 34,613 post office locations (including branches) throughout the U.S…. In spite of a declining frequency of visits over the past several years, the use of post offices for mailing services continues to dominate the mail service industry. Fifty two percent ... Read More
The Conservative Case For The U.S. Postal Service

The Conservative Case For The U.S. Postal Service

Many Republicans from rural districts used to reject privatization. We should be wary of their shift toward it now. By Christopher W. Shaw, author of Money, Power, and the People: The American Struggle to Make Banking Democratic, and Preserving the People’s Post Office The American Conservative: “The Postal Service problem is one ... Read More
How the pandemic is affecting mail volumes and revenues: USPS issues April financial report

How the pandemic is affecting mail volumes and revenues: USPS issues April financial report

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 ... Read More
Art Of The New Deal: How Artists Helped Redefine America During The Depression

Art Of The New Deal: How Artists Helped Redefine America During The Depression

NPR: The Great Depression challenged Americans not just with horrifically high unemployment, but ideological divides not utterly unlike the ones we face today. Today, poll after poll show the country deeply split on major issues. Racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are on the rise. Back then, the labor movement was burgeoning; ... Read More
A Reading List of Recent News

A Reading List of Recent News

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 ... Read More
Misguided Attacks on the U.S. Postal Service

Misguided Attacks on the U.S. Postal Service

A former official of the Postal Regulatory Commission criticizes the administration’s demand that the U.S.P.S. raise its rates. By Ruth Y. Goldway, former member and chair of the Postal Regulatory Commission To the Editor, New York Times: I served on the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission, the agency that regulates the ... Read More
Democracy Dies in Dysfunction

Democracy Dies in Dysfunction

There are clear steps we can take now to ensure fair and functional elections in November—but time is quickly running out. By John Nichols for The Nation Like many Americans, Joe Biden is skeptical about President Trump’s respect for democracy. “Mark my words: I think he is gonna try to ... Read More
Why We Need Postal Democracy

Why We Need Postal Democracy

By David Cole, New York Review of Books Nothing symbolizes democracy like long lines at the polls on election day. They represent a collective act of faith, as chances are virtually nil that any one of the votes we cast over our lifetime will determine the outcome of an election ... Read More
Fort Lee Post Office named one of New Jersey's 10 most endangered historic places

Fort Lee Post Office named one of New Jersey’s 10 most endangered historic places

nj1015.com: The Fort Lee Post Office was constructed as a part of the New Deal program in 1938. Like many federal projects of that era, it was designed in the colonial revival style, honoring the architecture of the nation’s founding. The building also boasts four large-scale murals by Henry Schnakenberg ... Read More
Restoring banking at post offices would affirm a national commitment to basic economic fairness

Restoring banking at post offices would affirm a national commitment to basic economic fairness

By Christopher W. Shaw, author of Preserving the People’s Post Office and Money, Power, and People: The American Struggle to Make Banking Democratic Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: As millions of Americans shelter at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus, and the economy enters a sharp recession, postal workers have continued to make ... Read More
How The U.S. Postal Service Shaped American Society And Democracy

How The U.S. Postal Service Shaped American Society And Democracy

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 ... Read More
USPS OIG: Reevaluating the Universal Service Obligation

USPS OIG: Reevaluating the Universal Service Obligation

USPS OIG: The purpose of the Postal Service’s universal service obligation (USO) is to ensure that all postal users receive a minimum level of service at a reasonable price. However, many aspects of the Postal Service’s current USO are not clearly defined. A further defined USO would protect postal customers ... Read More
John Oliver on the Post Office

John Oliver on the Post Office

As the U.S. Postal Service faces financial catastrophe, John Oliver discusses why the service is so important, what brought it to this point, and what we can do to help ... Read More