Minorities May Be Most Affected by USPS Privatization

Since the Bush administration, Republicans in the House turned the privatization and pre-funding or retiree benefits 75 years into the future into a law. Bankrupting the USPS would put half million largely black and female unionized workers out of a job, according to Color of Change. » 2/21/13 11:30pm 2/21/13 11:30pm

Post Office Responds To Internet Threat By Getting Even Slower

The U.S. Postal Service is going bankrupt thanks in part to people paying bills instantly online and conveying important news in Facebook posts rather than letters, and ironically, the proposed solution to the problem may drive more people onto the internet. The agency announced today that it's closing about half of… » 12/05/11 9:18pm 12/05/11 9:18pm

Your Awful Handwriting Is Keeping Postal Workers Employed

If you want to help out struggling post office employees you can send more letters, and while you're at it you might want to make the address as illegible as possible. 95% of our mail is sorted by computer, but last year 714,085,866 letters with incomprehensible writing were deciphered the country's two Remote Encoding … » 11/04/11 9:30am 11/04/11 9:30am

Beleaguered Post Office Demands Extra Penny For Stamps

It's time to hoard those "forever" stamps, or just budget an extra three cents for all the letters you'll be mailing next year. In the first price increase in more than two years, stamps will cost 45 cents as of January 22. Postcards will go up three cents, and there are some other small increases that will amount to… » 10/19/11 11:15am 10/19/11 11:15am