Senator Schumer urges incoming PMG to honor promise to keep Buffalo, NY plant open

01.29.15 – SCHUMER URGES INCOMING POSTMASTER GENERAL BRENNAN TO HONOR LONG-STANDING COMMITMENT TO KEEP U.S.P.S. BUFFALO PROCESSING & DISTRIBUTION CENTER OPEN THROUGH 2015 – SCHUMER VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING TO KEEP WILLIAM ST. CENTER ALIVE Schumer Has Successfully Lobbied Postmaster General to Keep Buffalo Processing Facility Open, Which Could Have Closed As Early As May […]

Senator Tester to incoming PMG Brennan: delivery standards have become a disaster for USPS

Tester meets incoming Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan to discuss strengthening USPS Also concerned about USPS failing to comply with GAO request for data on mail volume 1/29/15 (U.S. SENATE)-Senator Jon Tester today met incoming Postmaster General Megan Brennan for the first time to discuss strengthening the Postal Service and the need to improve delivery […]

Senator Stabenow Introduces Measure to Stop U.S. Postal Service Facilities Closures

January 26, 2015 – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today introduced an amendment that would stop the U.S. Postal Service from continuing the closure of facilities for two years, preventing delays in services that will impact Michigan families and small businesses. Sen. Stabenow joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and 11 other senators in authoring this amendment […]

Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes legislation for a two year moratorium on Postal Service cuts

BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 17, 2015 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) yesterday proposed legislation to impose a two-year moratorium on U.S. Postal Service plans to eliminate up to 15,000 decent-paying jobs, close more mail-sorting plants and end overnight delivery of first-class mail and periodicals. “At a time when Postal Service revenue is increasing, it makes […]

APWU: USPS Service Cuts Disrupt Postal Workers’ Lives

01/13/2015 – USPS Service Cuts Disrupt Postal Workers’ Lives  When postal officials lowered “service standards” on Jan. 5, they didn’t just slow down America’s mail: They set in motion a process that is causing serious disruption in the lives of thousands of hard-working postal employees. As management reconfigures mail processing, they are also causing massive […]

APWU: Dimondstein Statement on USPS Lowering Mail Delivery Service Standards This Week

01/05/2015 – Where is it? Why hasn’t it arrived?  Beginning this week, these questions will be asked by millions of Americans who will wonder why their prescription drugs, their church bulletin, their paycheck, and other important correspondence haven’t been delivered. The lowering of service standards by the United States Postal Service, effective today, will cause […]

Video: USPS to Begin Cuts in Service Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The U.S. Postal Service plans to slow down delivery of first class mail on Monday as part of cost-cutting efforts in 2015. First class mail consists of the bills and cards sent through the mail. As customers send more email and pay more bills online, the volume of first class mail has […]

USPS explanation of the Network Rationalization Service Standard Impacts

1.2.15 PostalReporter.com  reported several days ago that as it stands now most of the plants are scheduled for closure/consolidation starting in April and not January 2015. In fact there are no plants scheduled for closure in January 2015. The first graphic show plants on the list that were already in the process of closure. Also, […]

The Impact of USPS Plant Closures: Beyond the Postal Sphere | APWU

How can we stop the usps from lowering service standards and closing or consolidating mail processing plants? How can we reach our communities? How can we motivate our legislators and neighborhood organizations? How can we reach the businesses in our cities and town? We must let residents know the effect the reduction in service standards and […]

USPS Phase 2 Network Rationalization FAQs includes some answers to service standards, VER, RIFs

As previously reported USPS is moving ahead with Phase 2 Network Rationalization starting in January 2015. USPS quietly made this announcement last week. USPS estimates that approximately 20% of First Class Mail volumes will be delivered overnight and  80% in 2 or 3 days. In August, Megan J. Brennan, USPS Chief  Operating Officer (COO) and […]