The Washington Post asks, Why not the Amazon Postal Service?

The Washington Post asks, Why not the Amazon Postal Service?

The Washington Post has apparently gone off the deep end.  It has actually penned an editorial suggesting that Amazon and the Postal Service merge.  “Sure, there are a lot of details to work out; the Postal Service isn’t Amazon’s typical rinky-dink acquisition, and the financials could be challenging even for ... Read More
Looking forward: Ten reasons to think twice about Metro Post

Looking forward: Ten reasons to think twice about Metro Post

In Edward Bellamy’s utopian novel Looking Backward, written in 1887, a young man falls asleep and wakes up in the year 2000. It’s a romance as well as a sci-fi story, so the time-traveling hero soon meets a young lady who helps introduce him to the brave new world of ... Read More
Posta Service drops plan to close Old Chelsea post office

Posta Service drops plan to close Old Chelsea post office

Chelsea Now: Its days as the go-to place for stamp-dispensing vending machines are long gone — but Old Chelsea Station is here to stay. After nearly a year of community forums, petitions, electronic missives and snail mail outreach, the United Stated Postal Service (USPS) recently told elected officials that a ... Read More
Bethesda Post Office mural to reemerge at Regional Center

Bethesda Post Office mural to reemerge at Regional Center

Bethesda Now: It’s an important symbol of the New Deal era based on a piece of Bethesda history. But for the last 17 months, the old Bethesda Post Office mural has been sitting in Postal Service storage. On Wednesday, the 1939 mural of the Bethesda Farm Women’s Market that was ... Read More
Post office becomes hub after tornado

Post office becomes hub after tornado

The Washington Post Office has become a beehive of activity since the tornado hit on Nov. 17. Tucked in a residential neighborhood only a block from Washington Square, the quaint brick office has had thousands of residents come in to pick up their mail daily because the tornado had either ... Read More
Parking Troubles Patrons at New Santa Monica Post Office ("It sucks")

Parking Troubles Patrons at New Santa Monica Post Office (“It sucks”)

Santa Monica Lookout: "Five months after the US Postal Service shuttered Downtown Santa Monica’s 75-year-old post office, patrons are still adjusting. For many, that means doing their postal-related business at the new location, which the USPS opened on July 1, at Seventh Street and Olympic Boulevard… While the reviews of ... Read More
Questions about plans for New Canaan, Conn., PO relocation

Questions about plans for New Canaan, Conn., PO relocation

The Postal Service reaffirmed its commitment to servicing the town and people of New Canaan Monday after some confusion during the Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday morning in which their desire to remain in town was questioned. "For some reason the assumption was made the Post Office was no longer ... Read More
Wall Street Journal: New Route to Stop Sale of Berkeley, Calif., Post Office

Wall Street Journal: New Route to Stop Sale of Berkeley, Calif., Post Office

Community groups and elected officials around the country are protesting as the cash-starved U.S. Postal Service shuts down and sells post offices in a bid to raise money and cut expenses. The Wall Street Journal focuses on the efforts to stop the sale of the historic post office in Berkeley ... Read More
Historic Fort Worth post office headed for sale

Historic Fort Worth post office headed for sale

The Postal Service will brief the Fort Worth City Council today on the possibility of closing and selling the historic downtown post office on Lancaster Avenue. The plan is to relocate retail services to a smaller leased space. The city of Fort Worth has contemplated buying the building as a ... Read More
Why I did it and what’s at stake: Shining the light on NSAs

Why I did it and what’s at stake: Shining the light on NSAs

BY MARK JAMISON A couple of weeks ago I filed a motion with the Postal Regulatory Commission requesting access to the documents related to the Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) on the program to deliver Amazon parcels on Sundays.  As I write this, the PRC has not yet ruled on my ... Read More
Postal Workers plan to picket Staples stores

Postal Workers plan to picket Staples stores

Mark Dimondstein, the recently elected president of the American Postal Workers Union, has announced that his union is preparing to picket Staples stores in protest against the Postal Service's latest plan to put contract post offices inside of Staples stores. “This is a direct assault on our jobs and on ... Read More
Postal Service fights appeal on Stamford CT post office

Postal Service fights appeal on Stamford CT post office

A few weeks ago, the PRC's Public Representative argued that the closing of the historic post office in Stamford, Conn., should be viewed as a de facto discontinuance, not an emergency suspension, and she said the Postal Service's explanation for the closure — unsafe building conditions — was "disingenuous" because ... Read More
Historic Courthouse post office in Danville suspended over paint problem

Historic Courthouse post office in Danville suspended over paint problem

The historic Courthouse post office on Main Street in Danville, Virginia, had its hours cut to four a day back in August. The Danville P.O. wasn't part of POStPlan, but apparently reducing hours at post offices isn't limited to the 13,000 facilities on the POStPlan list. Now the Danville post ... Read More
Postal Groups Call for End to After-Dark Mail Deliveries

Postal Groups Call for End to After-Dark Mail Deliveries

Community and Postal Workers United, the APWU, the NALC, the USPS OIG, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton have all turned their attention to the death of a letter carrier out deliverying mail after dark. Read more ... Read More
Two Brooklyn Post Offices headed for relocation

Two Brooklyn Post Offices headed for relocation

The Postal Service is planning to relocate two more post offices, the Pratt Station in Clinton Hill (524 Myrtle Ave.) and the Times Plaza Station in Boerum Hill (542 Atlantic Ave.). Both are in leased spaces, with leases terminating over the coming months. Brooklyn residents apparently have mixed feelings about ... Read More
Postal workers call for end to delivery after dark

Postal workers call for end to delivery after dark

Communities and Postal Workers United Press Release: “Postal workers and our communities are angered and outraged at this senseless, unnecessary death,” declared Jamie Partridge, spokesperson for Communities and Postal Workers United (CPWU), a national network of activists fighting to save the postal service. The next delivery day after the attack ... Read More
It's Sunday and the Postman Cometh: Mysteries of the Amazon deal, continued

It’s Sunday and the Postman Cometh: Mysteries of the Amazon deal, continued

The arrangement between the Postal Service and Amazon to deliver packages to members of Amazon Prime on Sundays continues to make news, but details about the deal remain scant.  In a post a few days ago, we speculated about how much the Postal Service might be making, and we took ... Read More
Select Premier Post Offices Extend Saturday Hours for Holidays

Select Premier Post Offices Extend Saturday Hours for Holidays

Last May the Postal Service designated 3,100 of its highest-revenue retail facilities as Premier Post Offices.  They’re getting special treatment, like improved maintenance and extra training for retail associates.  Last week the Postal Service released the Harry Potter stamps, but they were only available at Premier Post Offices.  Now many ... Read More
Nader writes the PMG: More of these ll-conceived plans will bring the USPS to ruin

Nader writes the PMG: More of these ll-conceived plans will bring the USPS to ruin

Last week, shortly after the Postal Service's financial report was released, Ralph Nader wrote the Postmaster General a letter. After noting the promising financial results in the report, Nader goes on to say, "the USPS under your leadership has not shown much interest in exploring innovative means to raise new ... Read More
Call for a National Day of Mourning 
for letter carrier killed while delivering in the dark

Call for a National Day of Mourning 
for letter carrier killed while delivering in the dark

Press Release: Communities and Postal Workers United calls on all postal workers and allies to observe a national day of mourning within the US Postal Service. We call on postal workers to wear black armbands, observe a moment of silence, and lower flags to half staff on the day after ... Read More