USPS Continues to Modify Plant Consolidation Schedule

USPS Continues to Modify Plant Consolidation Schedule April 17 – On April 17, 2015, the USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list. This is the third consecutive week that the Postal Service has made modifications to the Network Rationalization Consolidation list – affecting […]

Michigan State Senator urges Congress to stop closure of Lansing mail processing center

(November 13, 2014) LANSING—A resolution sponsored by Sen. Rick Jones formally requests Congress to prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from closing or consolidating the mail processing and distribution center on Collins Road in Lansing. “It is long overdue that Congress and President Obama come together and finally fix the postal service,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. […]

Michigan State Reps. Call for Halt to USPS Lansing mail processing center

Closure of Collins Road processing facility to hurt Lansing economy (November 13, 2014) – LANSING – State Representatives Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) today called for immediate action to stop the closing of the Lansing United States Postal Service mail processing and distribution center. “This change being pushed by the Postmaster General needs […]

PRC to Review USPS Second Proposal to Cut Post Office Costs and Operations

Washington, DC – On May 31, the Postal Regulatory Commission issued  Order No. 1361 establishing Docket N2012-2 to provide a public hearing and issue an advisory opinion on the U.S. Postal Service’s Post Office Structure Plan (POStPlan). The primary focus of the proposal is to reduce costs by changing operating hours at approximately 17,700 of […]

Congressman Ross: Saving Our Rural Post Offices

Ross Lead Effort to Keep Post Offices Open Washington – As you know, last year the United States Postal Service dramatically increased its attempts to close post offices around the country in order to help save the agency money, primarily those in rural areas. In fact, almost 200 postal facilities here in Arkansas were being […]

Senator Brown Applauds News That Toledo Mail Processing Center Will Stay Open Until At Least 2014

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today applauded the news that the Toledo Processing & Distribution Center (PD&C) will stay open until at least 2014. Brown spoke by phone with Postmaster General Patrick Donohoe today. “The Toledo processing center is a vital contributor to Northwest Ohio’s economy, providing critical services to thousands of […]

Senator Schumer: The Buffalo Processing Facility Will Be Open For At least 3 Years

In Personal Conversation with the Postmaster General, Schumer Secures Commitment that Williams St. Processing Center For At Least Three Years, Preserving 700 Facility Jobs & Overnight Mail in Western NY Throughout Postal Reform Debate, Schumer Lobbied Postmaster General to Keep Buffalo Processing Facility Open, Which Could Have Closed As Early As May 15th Schumer: The […]

USPS Moving Forward on Plant Consolidations–Announcement Coming May 17th

Wait until next Thursday for word on that, Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said at a news conference this morning. That’s two days after the Postal Service’s voluntary freeze on any plant closings expires. Although many lawmakers want that moratorium to be extended, the Postal Service will go forward, Donahoe said in a brief interview after […]

Senator Jay Rockefeller Statement On New Postal Plan To Limit Hours At Post Offices

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Jay Rockefeller today issued the following statement on the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to reduce hours at 13,000 post offices nationwide, and almost 500 in West Virginia. “On its face, this move looks like an improvement over the previous proposal to flat out close 150 post offices in West Virginia,” said […]

Senator Sanders: Good News, Bad News in New Postal Plan

All Rural Post Office Saved, but Hours of Operation Cut WASHINGTON, May 9 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s decision to abandon plans to close 3,600 rural post offices, including 15 in Vermont, but voiced reservations about a new plan to cut hours of operation. Sanders called on the House […]