USPS Price Increase Coming In January

JANUARY 22, 2012 MAILING SERVICES PRICE CHANGE BACKGROUND: Prices for most Postal Service mailing services will change on January 22, 2012. Mailing services includes First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services. Prices for shipping services will also change on January 22. We will provide customers the new shipping services prices later this […]


This week, USPS will observe a series of events recalling the events of the “anthrax crisis” a decade ago and the progress that has been made to better protect employees and the public from future attacks. PMG Pat Donahoe, who during that time was Chief Operating Officer, recalled the crisis as “one of the saddest, […]

Summary Of The Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act As Amended

Prevents Taxpayer Bailouts: plan delivers an efficient, effective Postal Service without the thinly-veiled taxpayer bailout proposed by other bills and thoroughly denounced by the Government Accountability Office. Modernizes Delivery Standards: the Postal Reform Act saves an estimated $3 billion a year by giving the Postal Service the option of eliminating Saturday delivery six months after […]

Senator Tester blasts Postmaster General for lack of transparency

Tester blasts Postmaster General for ‘lack of transparency’ Senator also introduces bipartisan bill to prevent rural closures Wednesday, October 12, 2011 (U.S. SENATE) – Blasting a “lack of transparency” within the U.S. Postal Service, Senator Jon Tester is demanding straight answers from the organization as he introduces new bipartisan legislation to prevent the closures of […]

Unions and Veterans Tell House Panel To Vote No

The APWU has united with a prominent veterans’ organization and other postal unions to urge members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to vote no on H.R. 2309 when the committee deliberates on Oct. 13. [Click here for live Webcast – committee deliberations begin at 10:30 a.m.] The bill would force the […]

Committee Vote on Issa Ross Postal Bill

Thursday Committee Vote on Issa-Ross Postal Bill NAPUS House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has scheduled a Thursday morning (October 13) “markup” of HR 2309, the Issa-Ross postal bill. HR 2309 was placed on the committee calendar Friday afternoon. As referenced in previous posts and in past issues of the eNAPUS Legislative […]

Postal workers have the right, protected by the First Amendment, to publicly oppose the closure or consolidation of postal facilities

The following information comes to us from 21st Century Postal Worker Exchange via Assistant Maintenance Director Gary Kloepfer “Brothers and Sisters: The subject of the applicability of ELM 667.12 has come up due to what may have been a District Manager’s misinterpretation of the language meant for NAPS [pdf]. Because these matters are of public […]

Senators Introduce Protecting Rural Post Offices Bill

October 6, 2011 Washington, DC –A bipartisan coalition of Senators today introduced the Protecting Rural Post Offices Act, which would require that a post office closure cannot result in more than a ten mile distance between post offices, measured on roads with year-round access. The bill is sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jerry Moran […]

Senator Baucus Introduces Bill to Aid Cash-Strapped Postal Service and Keep Remote Rural Offices Open

Senator again Says Punishing Rural Communities Not the Solution to Financial Troubles (Washington, D.C.) – Montana’s senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus introduced a bill today to address the most serious financial burden threatening to push the Postal Service into default. At the same time, the bill also prevents the Postal Service from closing the most […]