Postal Service bid to end Saturday delivery fades away

From Federal Times: In 2010 the Postal Service laid out a series of reforms it said were needed to cut billions of dollars from its operating costs and help the agency survive and thrive in a more digital future. The biggest pitch: Ending Saturday delivery for letters, which the Postal Service had estimated would save […]

Senator Sanders at NALC Convention: Postal Service Revenue Rising

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday addressed the annual convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers. He drew standing ovations from the big convention crowd in Philadelphia for opposing cuts in services and jobs at the U.S. Postal Service at a time of rising revenue. Sanders is the chief sponsor of legislation to modernize the […]

Infographic: The Truth About Saturday Delivery

Delivering for America – Monday, July 14, 2014 Some in Congress believe that cutting Saturday mail delivery will help strengthen our nation’s Postal Service. But that’s just not true. Instead of cuts, we should focus on building the Postal Service’s unmatched network. Saturday services are an essential part of that network. It’s time the American people […]

Issa Tries to Derail Six-Day Delivery – Again!

July 9, 2014 – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, can’t seem to give up his quest to eliminate Saturday mail delivery. On July 8, upset that the House Appropriations Committee restored protection for six-day delivery to a funding bill, the California Republican tried to employ a parliamentary […]

NALC: 6-day language makes it into House appropriations bill

June 25, 2014—Language mandating six-day mail delivery—intentionally left out of the draft version of the House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government’s Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill—was successfully reinserted into the measure that was approved on Wednesday by a voice vote of the full House Appropriations committee. “This is a clear victory for letter […]

NAPS: House Panel Adds Saturday Delivery Mandate

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday added a rider to a government funding measure mandating that the U.S. Postal Service continue to provide Saturday delivery service. NAPS supports the preservation of Saturday mail delivery. The Serrano-Latham amendment added the six-day mail delivery mandate to the House version of the FY 2015 Financial Services and General […]

Serrano Amendment Passes Restoring Six Day Delivery Requirement

Washington, DC – June 25, 2014 – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano succeeded in restoring language to an annual appropriations bill requiring the United States Postal Service to maintain six day delivery.  The bipartisan amendment, which Congressman Serrano sponsored with Congressman Tom Latham (R-IA), passed and was added to the fiscal year 2015 Financial Services […]

NALC: Senate Subcommittee retains 6 day delivery mandate but still work to do in House

The Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government has approved a Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations bill that includes, as it has for decades, the language mandating that the Postal Service deliver the mail six days a week. “We applaud this news, and we strongly encourage the senators on the full appropriations committee to vote […]

Congressional Budget Office: Postal Reform Would Save USPS $23.6 Billion

$19 billion of those savings would result from moves to five-day delivery and cluster boxes, says the Congressional Budget Office. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a financial analysis of the House Postal Reform Act (H.R. 2748) that estimates that, if passed, it would return $23.6 billion in savings to the troubled U.S. Postal […]

Saturday Delivery Faces New Challenge in House, NAPS urges members to take action

House Republican leaders last week backed away from a plan replenishing the Highway Trust Fund with the so-called “savings” from terminating Saturday mail delivery, after groups from both sides of the political spectrum, including NAPS, announced their opposition to the scheme and its foremost backer, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost his reelection bid. […]