Senate Committee Approves Jeffrey Rosen nomination to USPS Board, Carper Urges Action by Full Senate

4/25/16 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement after a business meeting in which the committee unanimously approved the nominations of Julie Becker, Steven Berk, and Elizabeth Wingo to be Associate Judges on the Superior Court of the […]

Senate Committee held hearing today on nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to USPS Board of Governors

Senate Committee moves quickly on nomination of Jeffrey A. Rosen to USPS Board of Governors. Rosen was nominated March 17, 2016.  See USPS Board of Governors nominee is former Mitt Romney adviser, pushed for privatizing Amtrak Here is the press release from Senator Tom Carper: WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security […]

USPS Responds to article by Taxpayers Protection Alliance

 In a recent opinion column, David Williams of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance discussed the Postal Service’s need for the eight vacant seats on its Board of Governors to be filled. We completely agree with Mr. Williams on this point and strongly urge the Senate to confirm the current nominees, most of whom have already been […]

USPS Board of Governors nominee is former Mitt Romney adviser, pushed for privatizing Amtrak

Last week NALC reported that “Another Postal Board of Governors nomination announced.” The White House nominated Jeffrey A. Rosen to become a member of the Postal Service Board of Governors to serve a term expiring on Dec. 8, 2021. Surprisingly, not one  media outlet mentioned Mr. Rosen’s background (after this post is published watch for […]

Mailer groups urge Senate to vote on USPS Board Of Governors nominees

A group of mailers sent the following letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson and Ranking Member Sen. Tom Carper. The letter is urging  Johnson and Carper to press the full Senate to vote on nominees for  USPS Board of Governors. In September 2015, APWU, Federal Unions and […]

Senator Carper on USPS Board of Governors: “Congress Must Act Now to Restore Appropriate Oversight of U.S Postal Service.”

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 WASHINGTON – Today, due to Congressional inaction, the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Board of Governors has lost another two of its nine Senate-confirmed members, leaving only one appointed official to do the work of managing USPS activity alongside the Postmaster General and her management team. There are currently five nominees pending […]

Don’t Put Privatizer And Payday Lender Lobbyist On The USPS Board of Governors

With corporate-conservative calls for full or partial privatization of the United States Postal Service (USPS) escalating, groups are sounding the alarm about new nominees to the USPS Board of Governors. The Senate is scheduled soon to consider the nominations of Mickey D. Barnett, James C. Miller III and two other nominees. Miller is a notorious […]

APWU, Federal, Civil Rights Groups Oppose Nominees to USPS Board of Governors

September 30, 2015 APWU, Federal Unions and Civil Rights groups sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid expressing opposition to USPS Board of Governors nominees —particularly James Miller III and Mickey Barnett.  Stephen Crawford (D) was nominated by President Barack Obama  in June 2012 for a term […]

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 […]

Postal Regulatory Commission and the United States Postal Service Meet

Jun e 24, 2015 Washington, DC – Representatives of the Postal Regulatory Commission and the United States Postal Service met on June 24, 2015 to share information of interest concerning the operations of both organizations. PRC also met with Representatives of the Postal Service Board of Governors on June 23, 2015 to share information of […]