Postal Workers Cheer Postmaster General’s Resignation, Call for Moratorium on Closings

From: Portland Communities and Postal Workers United Immediate Release 11/14/14 Cheers went up from hundreds of postal workers today when the resignation of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe was announced. The postal workers and their supporters rallied at Postal Service headquarters, site of a meeting of the Postal Board of Governors, and at 150 locations in […]

Senator Sanders: New PMG pursued damaging proposals to cut services and eliminate jobs

Postal Service Revenue Rises as Service Cuts Loom BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 14 – Calling on the Postal Service to avert damaging service cuts and job losses, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pointed to a new report today [added by pr] that revenue for the mail delivery service rose by $569 million during the fiscal year […]

PMG Donahoe to retire in February 2015; USPS COO Megan Brennan named successor

USPS Board of Governors selects COO Brennan as next PMG The Postal Service Board of Governors announced today that Postmaster General and CEO Pat Donahoe has decided to retire Feb. 1, 2015, after 39 years with USPS. The board also announced the appointment of Megan Brennan, currently chief operating officer, as the next PMG. At […]

Issa Statement on Retirement of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today made the following statement on the retirement of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe:  “During his 39 year long tenure at the Postal Service, Donahoe saw firsthand the changing landscape of the industry and was able to uniquely understand how USPS would need to evolve to […]

Senator Tester statement on appointment of new Postmaster General

(U.S. Senate) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors announced Megan Brennan will replace Patrick Donahoe as Postmaster General in February 2015: “I look forward to meeting Ms. Brennan and hearing her views on how to keep the Postal Service solvent while ensuring strong delivery […]

Statement by APWU President Mark Dimondstein on Announcement That Patrick Donahoe Is Stepping Down as Postmaster General

11/14/2014 – Today’s announcement that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down is welcome news. Over the summer, delegates to the American Postal Workers Union national convention voted unanimously for his resignation. We hope that the next Postmaster General will reverse Donahoe’s policies of lowering standards, reducing hours, outsourcing work and diminishing a great American […]

Postmaster General Donahoe to Retire February 2015

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service Board of Governors announced today that Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Patrick R. Donahoe has decided to retire February 1, 2015, after 39 years with the Postal Service. At a public meeting of the Board of Governors this morning, Mickey D. Barnett, Chairman of the Board, called […]

US Postal Service Poised to Make Devastating Cuts in Service – Postal Workers to Deliver Message – ‘Stop Delaying America’s Mail’ – At 150 Protests in 50 States

APWU Press Release: 11/13/2014 Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors, the board that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, are poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they would forever damage the U.S. Postal Service. On Jan. 5, the USPS is slated to lower […]

NPMHU: Postal Unions Prepare for National Day of Action – November 14, 2014

On November 14, postal workers across the country will send an urgent message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail! The four postal unions, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU), American Postal Workers Union (APWU), National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), and National Rural Letter Carriers […]

Video: APWU President Dimondstein says Don’t Let Postmaster General Put USPS in a Museum

“Postmaster General Donahoe is implementing one of the greatest threats to the public Postal Service to date,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein says in a new video. Standing in front of the National Postal Museum, Dimondstein adds, “This is where Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe would permanently put the public Postal Service.” Dimondstein urges viewers to participate […]