Post Office Program Met with Backlash

NEW YORK (CNN) — The program that operates small post offices inside dozens of Staples stores is being met with a big backlash. The worry: that regular USPS locations will be forced to close. Unions for the U.S. Postal Service aren’t too happy about this. That’s because these so-called “mini post offices” aren’t staffed with … 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 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 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 »

Protesters Fight for Postal Service

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — For those of you living in Springfield, mail service could get slower. The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing down the Gateway Springfield Processing Center in two years, which would mean delayed mail delivery and the loss of nearly 70 jobs. Protesters gathered near the center on Saturday to speak out against … Continue reading »

Rally for Post Office Processing Center

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — City, county and national leaders will rally Saturday to keep the Gateway Mail Processing center running. It’s on a list of sites being considered for closure by the U.S. Postal Service. The rally at noon will include appearances by Congressman Peter DeFazio, County Commissioner Pete Sorenson and Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy.

Local Post Offices Hiring for Holidays

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lately the post office has been in the news regarding talk of closures, but we have some good news to report on the hiring front. The U.S. Postal Service is hiring for its holiday mailing season. It’s adding 15 people just in the Springfield-Eugene area. You must be 18 years old at … Continue reading »

Postal Service Hiring for the Holidays

EUGENE, Ore. — The U.S. Postal Service is hiring extra employees to help during the holiday season. It’s taking applications for temporary positions in Portland, Eugene, Salem, Medford and Bend. Job seekers can click here to apply. Click on “Search our latest job openings,” type in keyword “Casual 07″ and select Oregon to find available … Continue reading »

Retired Mailman Protests Closures

EUGENE, Ore. — A retired mailman has launched a road trip across the state to help communities that are losing their local post office, like Springfield’s Gateway processing center that’s currently on the chopping block. Former mailman Jamie Partridge and a few other activists stood in front of the downtown Eugene offices Monday with signs … Continue reading »

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