Alabama community finally gets mail service

An industrial area near Mobile, AL, now has something it’s never had before — mail service. Pinto Island, home to shipbuilder Austal USA and other manufacturers, is located across the Mobile River from the city of Mobile. Until now, it’s been the most industrialized area in the lower 48 states without mail service. That ended […]

NALC opposes end of Saturday and door-to-door mail delivery In Postal Reform Bill

NALC responds to the Senate postal proposal, 21st Century Postal Service Act; supports comprehensive reform but opposes the end of Saturday mail delivery and the phase-out of door delivery Statement by Fredric V. Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, on the proposed 21st Century Postal Service Act: Although the National Association of […]

Carry the Rally Cry and protest PMG’s proposed changes to service standards

The following alert was released by Omar M. Gonzalez, APWU Western Region Coordinator: FIGHT THE PMG’S QUEST TO UNDERMINE SERVICE TODAY! The Postmaster General’s dastardly plan to close mail processing plants and postal facilities REQUIRES him to change service standards. Management is “selling” these proposed changes as a good thing. But the documentation required and […]

Twin Falls, ID Mail Operations move will change service standards from overnight to 2-day

As a result of the consolidation, service between ZIP Code areas 832, 833 and 834 will change from overnight to 2-day TWIN FALLS, ID – As a result of a study begun April 13, the Postal Service has made the decision to move mail processing operations from the Twin Falls, ID, Customer Service Mail Processing […]

PRC Chair: No Five-Day Postal Delivery Anytime Soon

“Five-day mail delivery, if it ever happens, is a few years down the road, according to the chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission. PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway commented on five-day delivery as a guest on an April 11 podcast with Gene Del Polito, the president of the Association for Postal Commerce. “It’s not likely Congress […]

Republican Congressman Re-Introduces Resolution to Continue 6-Day Delivery

Congressman Samuel Graves (R-MO) re-introduced a resolution yesterday calling for the continuation of 6-day delivery. Rep Graves introduced the same resolution , H. Res 173, in February 2009  to continue 6-day delivery. Although adoption of the measure would not create new law, it would send a strong signal that lawmakers oppose the elimination of Saturday […]

USPS Resumes Mail Service To Egypt

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service has resumed international mail service to Egypt effective Feb. 22. All international mail services are now being provided to Egypt , including Global Express Guaranteed, Express Mail International, Priority Mail International and First-Class Mail International. On Feb. 3, the Postal Service temporarily suspended acceptance of Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) […]

Video: USPS contractors say they don’t have enough trucks to run all the mail

Postal Service Contractors are scrambling to deliver all the mail before Christmas: Every year at Christmas, the Post Office schedules extra runs for their local highway contractors. Last year, they had to cancel many of those runs, but this year, contractors say they’ve added so many they can’t keep up with all the mail. Highway […]

Sen. Akaka: Impact of Eliminating Saturday Delivery In Hawaii

Senator Daniel K. Akaka Prepared Remarks To Postal Regulatory Commission The Impact of Eliminating Saturday Delivery Service on the People of Hawai‘i October 4, 2010 Chairman Goldway, thank you for inviting me to submit written remarks providing my views on behalf of my constituents on the impact of the Postal Service’s proposal to eliminate Saturday […]