Under this plan, financed by Pitney Bowes, the entire Postal Service would become a series of private companies.
A new federal report on the financial ills of the U.S. Postal Service is a reiteration of previous justifications for huge agency prepayments of future retirees' health care costs.
The hunger strikers called on postal management to suspend cuts and closures and allow Congress to fix the finances by repealing the prefunding mandate and refunding the pension surplus.
While the USPS was closed on Veterans Day, Portland, Ore. postal employees used their day off to say that if USPS really wants to honor veterans, it should hire them.
Planned cuts to the U.S. Postal Service that would cost more than 100,000 active workers their jobs and other cuts, prompted eight retired union Letter Carriers to begin a hunger strike in D.C. on June 25. t
By a 62-37 vote on Apr. 25, the Senate approved a modified postal "reform" bill, S1789. The battle over the future of the Postal Service now moves to the GOP-run House.