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 […]
Wisconsin: Mark Miller, D-Madison, member of the state Senate and Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, member of the state Assembly on efforts to “Save the Post Office”. The recent announcement that the first-class mail processing center at the Milwaukee Street Post Office is closing has left many questions about the direct impacts of this decision for our […]
Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses Republicans latest attack on the U.S. Postal Service with Ed Schultz on MSNBC.
I just saw the commercial regarding the funding of the pension program. While it is clear that it is unfair to the Post Office that this burden has been placed on the department, it is not a compelling argument for the Public to latch on to. I have a theory as to why the Republican […]
Oversight Committee to Scrutinize Postal Workforce Costs WASHINGTON- Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-R), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today announced a full committee hearing on United States Postal Service (USPS) pay and benefits on April 5th. The Committee expects to hear from the Postal Service on their tentative agreement offered to their […]
If Republicans take over Congress, House Republican leader John Boehner says he will move to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70. That might not seem a big deal to someone who has spent his life in cushy offices with fancy perks, luxury cars, good health care and not much heavy lifting. But for […]