Eliminating Saturday delivery isn’t the way to strengthen the Postal Service. But as key negotiators work against a Friday deadline on end-of-year budget legislation, it seems that a few on Capitol Hill are taking it as an opportunity to unfairly target the Postal Service. Recent news reports indicate that some members of Congress are trying [...]
America’s Postal Service is a cornerstone of our society and a vital part of our economic infrastructure. The Postal Service is facing real challenges. Changes are required to meet the needs of an ever-evolving American market economy. But rather than cut services and destroy a national treasure, the American people deserve postal reform based both on a comprehensive rethinking of the institution and on a business plan they can believe in. We need a plan that preserves the Postal Service’s most important strategic asset — its network — and that allows it to grow, prosper and serve the American people for many years to come.
The Postal Service saw dramatic growth in a number of key areas over the last fiscal year, including operating revenue, shipping and packages and standard mail. The financial results that were released on November 15th highlight an important fact: a congressional mandate – not the Internet – is the real cause of the Postal Service’s [...]
The Postal Service released its year-end financial report this morning. What’s the bottom line? The Postal Service is strong and growing. With a gradually improving economy and record e-commerce revenues, its financial situation improved dramatically during fiscal year 2013. USPS reported an operating profit of $600 million — its first since 2008. Increased e-commerce activity continues [...]
Consumers today don’t stand for lines, product delays or even having to leave the house for takeout. This is the era of online drugstores, “Seamless” take out and Cyber Monday outselling Black Friday. But what digital orders do require is a bit of patience. Unlike going into a store and walking out with the purchase, [...]
In addition to saving lives and preventing crime simply by being in the right place at the right time, USPS letter carriers are going above and beyond the call of delivery to keep our homeland safe. In five cities across the country, more than 1,500 postal workers have been trained to deliver life-saving medicines in [...]