Congressman Carter Calls for Post Office Closings Review

(Washington, DC) – Congressman John Carter is asking the U.S. Post Office for a review of the considerations used in determining which post offices to close in the agency’s cost-cutting decisions this month. “We fully recognize that bringing federal spending under control requires difficult decisions and sacrifice,” says Carter.  “But we also need to know […]

USPS honors late Pioneering Publisher John H. Johnson with Forever stamp

Rising from poverty to the pinnacle of society, the late trailblazing entrepreneur and publisher John H. Johnson today is honored on this year’s Black Heritage Forever stamp by the Postal Service. Johnson — the founder of Johnson Publishing Company, which publishes “Ebony” and “Jet” magazines — is the 35th honoree in the Black Heritage stamp […]

Senator Sanders said he hopes postal reform legislation will protect 100,000 jobs in jeopardy

Addressing the National League of Postmasters on Monday at a conference in Crystal City, Va., Sen. Bernie Sanders  was greeted with a standing ovation from local officials who welcomed his effort to block widespread closings of post offices and processing plants. Sanders said he hopes legislation slated to come before the Senate next week will […]

NAPS: Senate May Consider Postal Reform Bill Feb. 6

From the National Association of Postal Supervisors CONTACT YOUR SENATORS TODAY Urge Amendments to Senate Postal Legislation Take Action! Postal reform legislation is likely to be considered on the Senate floor very soon, possibly as early as February 6.  NAPS is concerned that the bill approved by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (S. […]

USPS Issues Weather Vanes Stamps

Eye-Catching Architectural Treasures Add Charm to Mailing Letters Shelburne, VT — On Friday, the U.S. Postal Service issued the 45-cent Weather Vanes First-Class Mail stamps in five designs available in pressure-sensitive adhesive coils of 3,000 and 10,000. The stamps are available at Post Offices nationwide, online at and by phone at 800-782-6724. Each of […]

NAPUS: Senate Postpones Consideration of Postal Bill

On Thursday, January 26, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that the Senate would take up the “Stock Act,” rather than postal reform legislation during the week of January 30.  The Stock Act bans insider trading by Members of Congress. In his State of the Union Address, President Obama indicated that he would promptly sign […]

Editorial: USPS, NALC and Mail Handlers’ Negotiations

I have been asked to speculate on the breakdown of contract negotiations between the Postal Service, the Letter Carriers and the Mail Handlers. Having received no information directly from the negotiators or from anyone directly associated with the negotiators, I cannot speak with authority on the subjects discussed or the exact points in dispute leading […]