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 »

Committee Holds Hearing on USPS

(CNN) — A Senate committee is considering how to overhaul the financially strapped U.S. Postal Service. The postmaster general is among those testifying in a hearing Thursday. On Wednesday, the post office proposed raising the price of stamps by three cents to 49 cents in an effort to raise billions of dollars. So far, the … 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 »

USPS Delivers on Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. — Many postal workers reported to work today, in an effort to keep those gifts and goodies moving and arriving just in the knick of time for the holidays. It’s something that postal workers say they’ve never done before. Usually drivers have their Sunday off, and finish deliveries in the days before the … Continue reading »

Comparing Holiday Shipping Options

EUGENE, Ore. — The holiday shopping rush is now a mailing rush. But time is running out if you want to get your holiday cards and packages to their destination on time. First-class mail, which includes cards the deadline is Dec. 20. For packages, it’s sooner than that, which would explain the long line and … Continue reading »