Video: Senator Tester Says Postal Execs Should Not Receive Outlandish Salaries and Benefits for their work

During  hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on the 21 Century Postal Service Act , Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) pushed to hold the Postmaster General more accountable for the Postal Service’s actions. “Tester said that public service is “an honor” and that public officials shouldn’t be receiving outlandish salaries and benefits for […]

Senators Lieberman, Collins, Carper, and Brown React to USPS Losses

WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn), Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-Maine), Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) reacted Tuesday to an announcement from the Postal Service that it lost $5.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2011. The loss would have been $10 […]

Senate Panel Approves Postal Legislation That Will Severely Weaken USPS

A Senate committee approved postal legislation that would severely weaken the USPS, by a vote of 12 to 5 on Nov. 9. The 21st Century Postal Service Act (S. 1789) would give the USPS short-term financial relief, but it also would force the agency to dismantle its retail and mail-processing network, APWU President Cliff Guffey […]

Summary of Discussion On Markup of 21st Century Postal Service Act

Post summary (non-verbatim) of comments offered at the markup of S1789, The 21st Century Postal Service Act Senator Carl Levin: Amendment: On the transparency of contracts between the USPS and contractors. I was told I can’t look at the contracts the USPS has with UPS and Fedex. The only person who can see the […]

Senate Committee To Vote On 21st Century Postal Service Act

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will begin its mark up on Nov. 9 of 21st Century Postal Reform Act (S. 1789). The bill, introduced by Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Thomas Carper (D-DE) and Scott Brown (R-MA) on Nov. 2, provides short-term financial relief to the USPS, but […]

NAPUS President asks Senate to include a moratorium on post office closings in Postal Reform Bill

and Consolidations as Part of S. 1789 Rapoza Also Expresses Concerns that the Proposed Bill Could Reduce the Level of Health Care Coverage for Retirees and Asks that Management Associations be Included in Developing a Postal-Only Health Plan Today, NAPUS President Bob Rapoza sent a letter to key members of the Senate Homeland Security & […]

Postal Legislation: Short-Term Relief, Long-Term Damage

The 21st Century Postal Service Act, introduced by four senators on Nov. 2, provides short-term financial relief, but also would inflict long-term damage to the nation’s mail system, President Cliff Guffey said. “The bill will force the USPS to dismantle its network and impose severe cuts in service to the American people. This will drive […]

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 […]

Senators Introduce 21st Century Postal Service Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, which oversees the U.S. Postal Service, joined Sens. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Scott Brown (R-Maine) to introduce the bipartisan 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2011. His statement, as prepared […]