Postal Workers to Stage Sit-In

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The U.S. Postal Service is planning to shut down mail sorting centers around the state, and one of them is in Springfield. On Monday, protesters will rally to try to save it. Postal workers both employed and retired, activists and elected leaders from all over Western Oregon will stage a rally and … Continue reading »

Mail Slate Falls Off Truck

EUGENE, Ore . — A mail slate full of postage was found in the middle of the street Monday morning, where the Beltline meets Coburg Rd. An ODOT worker found the slate and called 911 dispatchers. The mail apparently fell off a postal worker’s truck in the morning commute. The slate looks like it was … Continue reading »

USPS Will Not Cut Saturday Mail Delivery

EUGENE, Ore. — The United States Postal Service announced Wednesday it will not cut Saturday mail delivery. Local letter carriers say they’re happy with the decision. They say cutting to five-day delivery would be detrimental to the postal service because it would give private companies an advantage. “Not only are they not going to save … Continue reading »

Oregon’s Senators Challenge Mail Changes

Oregon’s senators are challenging the post office’s plan to end Saturday mail service. In a letter to the postmaster general, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley discuss that the change can’t be made without congressional approval. The senators also point out a shift to five-day service could lead to further declines in mail volume and … Continue reading »

USPS Cuts Down Delivery Letter Service

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Starting in August the U.S. Postal Service will deliver mail five days a week. Under the new plan announced Wednesday by the postmaster, letters will be delivered to homes and businesses between Monday and Friday. Packages would still be delivered on Saturdays. The postmaster general says the agency’s financial condition is urgent … Continue reading »

U.S. Stamp Prices Increase Sunday

(CNN) — Hope you stocked up on Forever stamps because if you didn’t, you’re about to pay more the next time you mail. The U.S. Postal Service is upping the cost of a stamp by a penny to 46-cents for a letter and 33-cents for a postcard. The change takes effect Sunday, Jan. 27. If … Continue reading »