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U.S. Postal Service’s Monopolies (video podcast)

No matter where you live in America, the U.S. Postal Service will deliver your first-class mail for the price of a stamp. To help ensure it can fulfill its mission of providing universal service, Congress granted USPS two monopolies that help protect USPS revenues. 134 more words


Mural at Durham, NH Post Office May Add Interpretive Text

Interpretive text may soon be added to a controversial mural at the Durham Post Office to give it historical context, but a group representing Native Americans still say that is not enough. 209 more words


Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery


But when a mail truck pulls up filled to the top with Amazon boxes for my neighbors and me, I do feel some guilt. Like many close observers of the shipping business, I know a secret about the federal government’s relationship with Amazon: The U.S. 137 more words

Two USPS unions unite to fight job cuts

Two US Postal Service unions wrote a joint letter to the Postmaster General Megan Brennan criticizing her administration for “wholesale and massive job cuts” that have disrupted the lives of thousands of postal workers and degraded postal services across the country. 426 more words

ZIP Code

I’m old enough to remember when ZIP Codes were never used on envelopes and parcel packages. As a boy, I learned that my address included the name of the city, the postal zone, and the name of the state. 614 more words

Cultural Highlights

Postal workers union launches national effort to protect jobs and postal services

The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) said that a new method that the US  Postal Service is using to determine duty assignments in local post offices “is an all out assault on our jobs” that will reduce service to customers and disrupt the lives of thousands of post workers. 632 more words

Off to a snappy start in CHESTNUT HILL

We are always happy when someone writes us back, be it friend, or relative or – just this week – Alec Baldwin!  Philly writer and Publetters recidivist GD Hoffman showed us an awesome, personal note he got back from AB, in response to a letter he sent off to Mr. 93 more words

Handwritten Letters