USPS Study: Direct Mail Plays Critical Role in Reaching Millennial Voters

5/2/16 WASHINGTON D.C. — Contrary to common assumptions about digitally connected millennials, a new joint survey demonstrates that young voters pay close attention to political mail and in fact favor it over other forms of political advertising. The survey, conducted by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), aims […]

American Postal Workers Union Condemns DNC Attack on the Bernie Sanders Campaign

For Immediate Release 12/18/2015 – The APWU joins with all fair-minded individuals and organizations in condemning the Democratic National Committee (DNC) attack on the Bernie Sanders campaign for U.S. president.  At a crucial time in the primary process, the Sanders campaign is arbitrarily being denied access to the DNC voter data base from all 50 […]

Postal Carrier Required To Remove Rebel Flag From SUV After Resident Complains

Postal Carrier Required To Remove Rebel Flag From SUV After Foscoe Resident Complains August 20, 2015  After a resident in Foscoe submitted a complaint, a postal carrier out of the Banner Elk office is no longer flying a small Confederate battle flag while delivering mail, according to U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Freda Sauter. Charlie Handley, […]

Video: Last Man Standing – Politics paralyzes USPS Board of Governors

The U.S. Postal Service loses hundreds of millions of dollars per year, in part because of competition from email and social media. People simply don’t send letters anymore. Several ideas have surfaced to improve the postal service’s bottom line, but the board which oversees its operations is essentially paralyzed. The problem is political. It turns […]

Hillary Clinton Faces Unrest Among Organized Labor

July 16, 2015 – Hillary Clinton had good reason to celebrate Saturday. The American Federation of Teachers, a 1.6-million strong union of teachers, nurses and higher education faculty endorsed her, adding a key working-class voice to a campaign that has so far lacked much overt support from organized labor. But almost immediately, there was a […]

CBO Estimated Costs of USPS compliance with Amendment to restore service standards

“The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to restore postal service standards on June 17, 2015 in a bipartisan vote, 26-23. Six Republicans joined all of the committee’s Democrats to endorse the measure, which was introduced by Rep. Chakah Fattah (D-PA).  The legislation would rescind the lower service standards the USPS implemented on Jan. 5 and restore […]

Former CBS reporter sues USPS and others over claims of hacking computer

Former CBS reporter Attkisson sues U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Postal Service and several unnamed federal employees Washington, D.C., (January 5, 2015)—Investigative Journalist Sharyl Attkisson has filed administrative claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act against the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Postal Service, and certain unnamed employees and/or agents of the federal […]

APWU: Congress Fails to Act – Again

12/17/2014 – Before Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, senators and representatives approved a government spending bill that also weakens restrictions on the big banks that crashed the economy in 2008, allows mega-donors to make substantially bigger contributions to political candidates, and reduces pensions for some current retirees. But Congress fled the capital without addressing urgent […]

Senator Sanders Says ‘No’ to Omnibus Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement on a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill that the Senate plans to take up later today: As the Senate prepared to take up a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill, Sen. Bernie Sanders explained why he plans to vote against the measure. “At a […]

Omnibus spending bill retains 6-day delivery, but no provision to halt USPS plant closures

Congress was able to come to an agreement on the $1.01 trillion 2015 omnibus spending bill. U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today: “The Appropriations Committees on both sides of the dome, the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee working as a conference committee, have completed […]