NALC: BOG’s call to reopen and renegotiate labor contracts is sign USPS needs new executive leadership

NALC President Fredric Rolando statement on USPS Board of Governors announcement April 10, 2013 —NALC President Fredric Rolando issued the following statement today, in response to the USPS Board of Governors’ announcement that the Postal Service will obey the law and comply with the continuing resolution adopted in March that mandates continuation of six-day mail […]

Sen. Carper Reacts to USPS Delay of 5-day delivery plan

WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following reaction to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors’ decision to delay the transition to five-day mail delivery: “Unfortunately, the U.S. Postal Service continues to suffer unsustainable losses that threaten its long-term viability. These fiscal challenges that have […]

Congressman Issa “Disappointed” USPS Backs Away From 5-day delivery plan

Issa Statement on USPS Reversal of Decision to Modify Six-Day Delivery WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement in response to the United States Postal Service announcement that it has reversed its decision to pursue modified Saturday delivery:

NALC: PMG has created a straw man with less than 5 day delivery talk

Mixed messages and straw men April 10, 2013 — On April 3, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe recorded a “State of the Postal Service” video, to “address a couple of mixed messages that need to be cleared up,” he said. “Just amazes me,” he said: “People say, well, it’s first ‘five day’ [mail delivery], then it’s […]

Senator Sanders Welcomes Decision To Save Saturday Mail

Sen. Bernie Sanders today welcomed a U.S. Postal Service decision to shelve a plan to end Saturday mail delivery. “This is good news for rural communities, businesses, seniors, veterans and others who depend on consistent and timely delivery of the mail,” Sanders said. “We all recognize that the Postal Service is experiencing financial problems, which […]

USPS Board tells PMG to delay implementation of 5 day delivery until Congress gives authority

Statement From the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors “The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service met April 9th and discussed the Continuing Resolution recently passed by Congress to fund government operations. By including restrictive language in the Continuing Resolution, Congress has prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule for mail […]

Senator Manchin co-sponsors Postal Service Protection Act

Apr 05 2013 Manchin Protects and Strengthens Postal Service Senator Manchin co-sponsors Postal Service Protection Act to protect West Virginia mail processing plants from closing Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) co-sponsored today the Postal Service Protection Act, which will address the United States Postal Service’s financial problems, prevent rural post office closures, […]

PRC solicits report on Impact of Discontinuance of Saturday Mail Delivery

The Postal Regulatory Commission is independent entity in the executive branch of the federal government with responsibility for analyzing the rates and fees charged by the U.S. Postal Service for its products and services, ensuring its service standards are met, and its universal service obligations fulfilled. The Commission was created by the Postal Accountability and […]

Sen. Bernie Sanders calls on PMG to formerly withdraw his plan to stop Saturday mail delivery

Sanders to Postmaster General: Postal Service Must Keep Saturday Mail BURLINGTON, Vt., March 26 –Citing a legal opinion by the Government Accountability Office, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday called on Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to withdraw his plan to stop Saturday mail delivery. Sanders said the opinion by the non-partisan GAO unambiguously declared that the […]

Congressman at keep 6-day delivery rally: This Postmaster General Has Been A Disaster

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Sunday is currently the only day U.S. Postal Services have off and what else did about 500 workers on their free day do, but rally to keep Saturday mail delivery. Postal workers and community members protested the Postmaster General’s plan to eliminate regular Saturday delivery. They have one reason to celebrate […]