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 […]

Senate takes 5 years to approve 5 USPS Board of Governors nominees – FOUR more still needed

June 16, 2015 Today, David Shapira’s nomination to the USPS Board of Governors was approved by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. David. Shapira is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Giant Eagle, Inc, a $10 billion company with nearly 40,000 employees. Shapira and 4 other nominees must now await confirmation by the […]

Senate considers nomination of David Shapira for USPS Board of Governors

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held the hearing, “Nomination of Peter V. Neffenger to be Assistant Secretary (Transportation Security Administration), U.S. Department of Homeland Security and David S. Shapira to be a Governor, United States Postal Service Board of Governors” Below is the opening statement of Ranking […]

Senate Committee confirms four nominees to USPS Board of Governors

Senate Committee Confirms Four Nominees to USPS Board of Governors – Full Senate Hearing To Follow May 6, 2015 The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs held a business meeting  on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Four nominees for the United States Postal Service Board of Governors were approved at the business meeting. […]

USPS delays implementation of price changes scheduled for April 26

Postal Service Delays April 2015 Price Change The USPS Board of Governors decided today to delay the implementation of new market-dominant and competitive rates and classification changes until all of our proposed market-dominant changes are approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (“PRC”). This decision was primarily motivated by a desire to eliminate potential adverse impacts […]

President Obama re-nominates five of six for USPS Board of Governors

Victoria Kennedy  is not on the list of re-nominations for USPS Board of Governors. President Obama has nominated Stephen Crawford and James Miller III to the Postal Service Board of Governors. Crawford is a research professor at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Miller, a senior advisor at law firm Husch Blackwell, previously served as […]

U. S. Senate in no hurry to fill 6 vacancies on USPS Board of Governors

In December 2014 ,Senator Tom Carper urged his colleagues to confirm the nominations of Mickey D. Barnett, David Michael Bennett, Stephen Crawford, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, James C. Miller III to the USPS Board of Governors. But the Senate remained gridlocked and only certain nominees were confirmed by the end of 113th Congress.  On December 17, […]