US Postal Service Poised to Make Devastating Cuts in Service – Postal Workers to Deliver Message – ‘Stop Delaying America’s Mail’ – At 150 Protests in 50 States

APWU Press Release: 11/13/2014 Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors, the board that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, are poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they would forever damage the U.S. Postal Service. On Jan. 5, the USPS is slated to lower […]

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 […]

Senators Call for House Action on Postal Reform

WASHINGTON – Anticipating the imminent default by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on its required pre-payment for future retiree health benefits, the Senate authors of comprehensive postal reform legislation Wednesday urged the House of Representatives to consider its own version of postal reform legislation quickly. Senators Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Tom Carper, D-Del., […]

PRC Denies APWU Request for Emergency Relief on USPS Consolidation Plans

Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today denied a Motion from the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) requesting an Emergency Order preventing the Postal Service from implementing changes in service standards until after the Commission has issued a final ruling on an APWU Complaint filed on June 12, 2012. The underlying APWU Complaint […]

Congressman Kucinich to Host “Hunger Strike to Save the Postal Service”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2012) – On Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:00 am et, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) will host 10 postal activists from across the country as they kick off a hunger strike to protest a 2006 Congressional mandate to prefund retirement benefits for postal workers 75 years in advance. The mandate is […]

Illinois Governor Signs Law to Strengthen Mail Carrier Safety

Governor Quinn Signs Law to Strengthen Mail Carrier Safety New Law Increases Penalties for Crimes Against Mail Carriers ROCKFORD ¬– June 15, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law that will protect postal workers and letter carriers by allowing judges to consider harsher penalties for violent crimes against employees of the United States […]

Senator Casey Calls on OIG to Resume Stalled Audit of USPS Decision to Close Mail Processing Centers in Pennsylvania

USPS Inspector General Agreed to Independent Audit of Closure Decisions – Audit Has Been Stalled in Wake of Changes to the USPS National Consolidation Plan Senator Calls for Immediate Resumption of Independent Review, Wants Facilities to Stay Open Until All Facts Are Known WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is calling on the United […]

Senator Murkowski to USPS: Step Up War on Drugs in Southeast Alaska

Senator Urges Increased Collaboration Between Postal Service and Local Law Enforcement WASHINGTON, D.C. – As communities throughout Southeast Alaska report significant volumes of illegal drugs transported via the United States Postal Service (USPS), Senator Murkowski is asking the Postmaster General to address the matter, possibly by devoting additional US Postal Inspection Service resources to the area […]

Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive Collects 70 Million Pounds of Food for the Hungry

With Hunger Rising, and School Food Programs Ending, Effort Will Help Feed Needy Families in All 50 States WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2012 —In a highly successful nationwide food drive, the National Association of Letter Carriers collected more than 70.5 million pounds of food on Saturday, May 12, at a time when hunger is a […]