Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Campaign to Dismantle the Post Office


The leaders of the Postal Service have made no secret of their plans for reforming the postal system.  They have issued white papers, given speeches, presented “optimization” programs, and appeared before Congressional committees.  The plans are clear: eliminate the layoff protections in union contracts; cut the career workforce by nearly half while tripling the number of non-career workers; reduce service … Read More

Post Offices Closed & Closing 2011

PLEASE NOTE: This list is not official, and it contains errors. It is complied from various sources: a list of post offices closed in 2011 and a list of Final Determinations, both submitted by the Postal Service to the PRC on Feb. 3, 2011;  USPS postmaster finder; the USPS Postal Bulletin; the PRC docket list for appeals;  Postal Reporter's closing list; Iowa Backroads, a list acquired … Read More

Post Offices Removed from the RAOI list

This list was obtained by Evan Kalish under a FOIA request in late December 2011.  For more details, see Going Postal: Office Name Address City State ZIP ALEKNAGIK 123 MAIN ST ALEKNAGIK AK 99555 ANVIK 9998 MAIN ST ANVIK AK 99558 BEAVER 400 C ST BEAVER AK 99724 BETTLES FIELD 1 MAIN ST BETTLES FIELD AK 99726 CHITINA 400 D … Read More

“This Post Office will not be closed in vain”


The post office in Ukiah, California, will close permanently on Friday, after a long fight.  It’s a beautiful New Deal post office located in the heart of downtown.    There’s a very good story about the closing by Carole Brodksy in the Ukiah Daily Journal. “It’s despicable,” said attorney Barry Vogel, who worked with a group of citizens to prevent closure of … Read More

Two can play that game: The PRC changes the rules for appeals


Changing the rules in the middle of the game?  Looks like two can play that game. In July, the Postal Service changed the rules for closing post offices.  Some of the changes were responses to criticisms made by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) about how the Postal Service was making it difficult for patrons to protest a post office closing.  … Read More

Place Index

Alabama Alabama Sheffield AL Arkansas California California Modesto CA Ukiah CA Venice CA Winchester CA Connecticut Connecticut Danbury CT Greenwich CT Norwich CT Tariffville CT Westport CT Florida Florida Palm Beach FL Pass-a-Grille FL Georgia Georgia Canton GA Illinois Illinois Coatsburg IL Geneva IL Joliet IL Iowa Iowa Hartford IA Plover IA Thayer IA Kansas Kansas Home KS Liebenthal KS … Read More

Save Our Post Office Sites

The following sites are not affiliated in any way with Save the Post Office.  They are sites listed on Facebook or discovered in a Google search. Avalon, TX Cheyney, PA Chimacum, WA Cottondale, AL East Village, Des Moines, IA Goodyear Heights, Akron, OH Hawleyville, CT Healdsburg, CA Holman, NM Lititz, PA Northfield, MN Oreland, PA Pensacola, FL Raleigh, NC Rhinecliff, … Read More