Congressman Grijalva Introduces Bill to Prevent Post Office Closures In High-Growth ZIP Codes

Grijalva Introduces Bill to Prevent Post Office Closures In High-Growth ZIP Codes, Correcting Oversight in USPS Closure Planning Washington, D.C. – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today introduced a bill that prevents the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from closing any post office or postal facility that serves a high-growth ZIP code, correcting an oversight that has […]

Latest USPS Announcement on Consolidation Raises More Questions than It Answers

The Postal Service’s announcement on March 7 [PDF] that it would suspend consolidation of mail processing and distribution centers during the “election mailing season” seems to have raised more questions than it answered. Lost in much of the reporting on the announcement is this pertinent quote from the USPS press release: “Therefore, most closures or […]

USPS Suspends Consolidation Efforts During Election Season

The U.S. Postal Service announced today that its plan to consolidate its mail processing network includes a suspension of the consolidation efforts during the election mailing season in order to avoid any adverse impact on the November election. The Postal Service will also utilize an Election Mail Task Force to work with all 50 states […]

Murphy, DeLauro Call for Vote on Bill to Cut Wasteful Spending, Not Jobs from Postal Service

Urge Action on Postal Reforms Before Wallingford, Stamford Centers Close WASHINGTON—In response to a final notice that the United States Postal Service (USPS) will close mail processing facilities in Wallingford and Stamford, Congressman Chris Murphy and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro today called on Speaker of the House John Boehner to immediately schedule a vote on legislation […]

Carter Pushes Coordinated House Response to South Temple Post Office Closing

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Congressman John Carter (R-TX31) is reaching out to Congressional offices around the country in an effort to build a coalition to reverse the shutdown of the South Temple Post Office and similar facilities nationwide. “At a time when the U.S. Postal Service desperately needs to cut its losses, the shutdown of these […]


Last year, on September 15, 2011, the Postal Service issued a list of 252 mail processing facilities that it planned to study for possible closing and consolidation. The USPS has now released to the NPMHU copies of the completed AMP Studies to date. A link to that list is attached below. The Service has redacted […]

NALC: Bloomberg poll is anything but In The Loop

NALC Activist Alert Betty Liu is an anchor of the Bloomberg cable channel show “In The Loop,” which airs weekday mornings from 8 to 10 Eastern. On her show-related Facebook page, she sometimes posts questions for viewers and followers to answer. Here was a recent question: “Would you forgo Sat[urday] delivery of your mail to […]

MSPB Issues Precedent-Setting Decision in NRP Cases

MSPB Issues Precedent-Setting Decision in NRP Cases

Postal workers who were injured on the job won an important victory on Feb. 24, when the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) issued a precedent-setting decision [PDF] in the case of James C. Latham et al v USPS. The ruling has important implications for postal workers who were affected by the Postal Service’s National Reassessment […]

2012 Criminal Enforcement Actions Against Postal Union Officials

2012 Criminal Enforcement Actions Against Postal Union Officials On February 6, 2012, in the Kandiyohi County, Minnesota District Court, Cherity Perez, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 631 (located in Willmar, Minn.), pled guilty to theft, in violation of Minnesota State Statute 609.52.2(1). The plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Minneapolis […]