DeFazio Pushes Postal Service Bill

SALEM, Ore. — Legislators and postal service workers rallied at the state capitol to support Congressman Peter DeFazio’s bill, the Postal Service Protection Act, which will prevent post offices from shutting down and save American jobs. He blasted the Postmaster General’s plan to make significant cuts, like closing processing plants and getting rid of Saturday … Continue reading »

Postal Workers Rally Against Cuts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Postal workers in Lane County are trying to save the Gateway Post Office Processing Plant and held a rally Saturday. Postal workers and politicians fear for what might happen to the local economy if the Gateway processing center is shut down. Dozens of people spoke out Saturday in support of preserving post … 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 »

USPS Loses $1.3 Billion in 3 Months

(CNN) — The U.S. Postal Service delivered a $1.3 billion loss in the last three months of 2012. The volume of first-class mail was down 4.5 percent, but shipping and package volume increased 4 percent. In 2006, Congress mandated that the Postal Service pre-fund health care benefits for retirees. Since then, the USPS has been … Continue reading »

USPS to End Saturday Mail Service

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) — Saturday mail service will soon be a thing of the past. U.S. Postal Service officials announced Wednesday it will stop delivering first-class mail on Saturdays, but packages will still be delivered. The change, which goes into effect the week of Aug. 5, is expected to save a few billion dollars. The … Continue reading »