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Occupy The Post Office?

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

As more than 500 Tucsonans listened to a presentation by USPS rep Brian McCoy this week and waited to voice their opinions at the open mike, protesters from Jobs with Justice, Occupy Tucson, and the local postal workers' union chanted, waived signs, and signed petitions outside...USPS proposes to cut the number of facilities from 487 to 252 and reduce the workforce through lay-offs and attrition

Fixing the United States Postal Service

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 02.17.2012 | Technology
Gabe Zichermann

The USPS has tremendous potential to innovate itself out of the hole it's in. Why oversee the demise of postal delivery when you can reinvent the organization for the future?

Metro Detroit Post Offices Slated For Closure

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | Detroit

Wyandotte's Post Office has become the latest casualty of cuts to the nation's postal service. The office which has operated since 1855, is scheduled ...

U.S. Postal Service Plans Dramatic Service Cuts

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The U.S. Postal Service's plan to close 252 mail processing facilities and cut 28,000 jobs by the end of next year may help th...

Will the Postal Service Save Email from the Grave?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.07.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Email needs a traffic cop, with the power to manage the electronic commons and keep things running smoothly and fairly. I say save email. And I think my friend Pete the Postman is just the man for the job.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- Be a Santa Helper

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Christmas is a magic time for most kids and many others in our community. Let's work together to insure it is a magic time for all kids young and old. Remember, you can make a difference (M.A.D.)!

Matt Sledge

Santa's Elf At The Postal Service Confronts His Biggest Challenge Yet, The Economy | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Recession. Santa's got a new reindeer to wrangle, and it's sending hundr...

The Biggest Corporate Layoffs of All Time

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St: Eleven American companies have laid off a total of nearly 600,000 people in the past two decades. Each also fired a large number of...

Postal Service Making Unprecedented Cuts To Mail Delivery

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with unprecedented cuts to first-class mail next spring that will slow ...

Worker Goes Postal In Mail Room

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS and JEFF MARTIN | Posted 02.01.2012 | Crime

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A 29-year-old postal employee was charged with two counts of attempted murder Friday after authorities said he used two guns ...

The Terrorist at the Post Office

Nina Burleigh | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

How much money might taxpayers have been saved with a referral to a mental health agency for Jose Pimentel? I can think of half a dozen other things the NYPD could be doing in Hamilton Heights on any given night than smoking dope with a self-circumciser.

Dave Jamieson

Postal Service On The Chopping Block | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The United States postmaster general and the leader of a major postal workers' union offered competing views on Monday of how to deal wi...

W.Va. Post Office Evacuation Blamed On Malfunctioning Light Bulb

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

RANSON, W.Va. -- A reported exploding package and spray of white powder that sent emergency units rushing to a small-town post office turned out to be...

Senators Save Postal Service From The Brink

AP | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators announced a bipartisan plan Wednesday to help keep the financially ailing Postal Service solvent and continue six-day mail deli...

Take Me to the Post Office

Juanita MORE! | Posted 12.24.2011 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

I admit it I'm an old-fashioned gal. I like to get a real card or letter from someone I care about in my real mailbox!

Dave Jamieson

Postal Service Finances As Bad As They Sound: Auditors | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal auditors released a report Thursday that found, contrary to other findings, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has not been overpayi...

Not Just Layoffs: Eight Ways Cities Reduce Employee Costs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

When city officials need to trim personnel costs, firing people isn't the first thing they look to do: it's the third. City budgets are stretched ...

Shock Doctrine at U.S. Postal Service: Is a Manufactured Crisis Behind Push Toward Privatization?

Democracy Now! | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

For months, Americans have heard dire warnings about the impending collapse of the United States Postal Service. But many postal workers say the much-touted crisis is not what it seems.

Dave Jamieson

Postal Workers, Allies Decry 'Manufactured' Crisis At Agency | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Postal workers and their supporters plan to rally in congressional districts across the country Tuesday afternoon, hoping to convince th...

Obama Says Postal Service Should Deliver One Less Day A Week

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday the U.S. Postal Service should be allowed to reduce mail delivery to five-days-a-week to help cu...

Dave Jamieson

Obama's Deficit-Reduction Plan Includes Blueprint For Troubled Postal Service | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his deficit-reduction plan detailed on Monday, President Obama put forth a comprehensive reform package aimed at restoring financial ...

10 Stamps We'd Like To See Before The USPS Closes

Posted 11.15.2011 | Comedy

The United States Postal Service is having some serious cash flow problems which are forcing them to consider major cutbacks. However, if tightening t...

Freddie and Fannie -- Has Everyone Gone Postal?

Adam Levin | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Adam Levin

Between Freddie and Fannie's latest woes and the United States Postal Service teetering on collapse, it's been a bad week or so for quasi-governmental agencies.

Dave Jamieson

Postmaster General Warns Of Default, Pleads For Congressional Help | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The postmaster general pleaded with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to pass legislation that would help the postal service right it...

Postal Service On Brink Of Default

The New York Times | Posted 11.04.2011 | Business

The United States Postal Service has long lived on the financial edge, but it has never been as close to the precipice as it is today: the agency is s...