U.S. Postal Service

Sanders tells letter carriers USPS ‘not going broke’

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today addressed the annual convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers and drew standing ovations for opposing cuts in sevices and jobs at the U.S. Postal Service at a time of rising revenue.

Sanders opposes bill that would end Saturday and door-to-door mail delivery

“In the midst of a severe recession, this bill would lead to the elimination of tens of thousands of decent-paying jobs – many of them held by military veterans,” Sanders said.

Sanders welcomes decision to save Saturday mail

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed a U.S. Postal Service decision to shelve a plan to end Saturday mail delivery.

Postal Service modernization bills introduced

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) today introduced legislation to modernize the U.S. Postal Service, save Saturday mail and repeal a crippling law responsible for 80 percent of the mail system’s funding woes.

Sanders to fight for real postal reform and Saturday mail

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today he will oppose a U.S. Postal Service plan to end Saturday mail delivery.

Senate passes Postal Service reform: Sanders provisions strengthen Bill

For immediate release April 26, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, April 25 – The Senate today voted 62-37 for a bill that Sen. Bernie Sanders helped craft to modernize the U.S. Postal Service, save tens of thousands of jobs and spare rural post offices and scores of mail sorting plants threatened with […]

Sanders: White River Junction plant now on Postal Service list to remain open

For immediate release April 24, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, April 24 – Sen. Bernie Sanders announced today that the U.S. Postal Service has developed a new list of mail sorting plants that it will keep open, including the mail processing center at White River Junction, Vt. The plant employs 250 workers […]

Senate takes up postal service reforms Sanders’ provisions to be added to bill

For immediate release April 17, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, April 17 – The Senate today voted 74-22 to take up legislation to modernize the U.S. Postal Service. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) led a group of more than two dozen senators who pressed to make the bill stronger. “Today’s vote clears the […]

Senators support saving the postal service

Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 – A group of 27 senators called today for “significant improvements” in a bill to modernize the U.S. Postal Service. In a letter to a Senate panel that oversees the Postal Service, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy and 25 others suggested specific measures to preserve first-class and Saturday […]

Sanders town meeting on postal service cutbacks draws 300 Vermonters

Sanders (I-Vt.) said he will introduce legislation this week to address the Postal Service’s financial woes without resorting to drastic cutbacks in service and massive layoffs.

Sanders to hold town meeting on future of U.S. Postal Service on Nov. 6

Sanders wants to hear Vermonters’ thoughts about major changes under consideration by the Postal Service, including the elimination of 120,000 postal employees; closing of 3,700 post offices –including 15 in Vermont; closing of 300 mail processing centers, including two major mail facilities in Vermont; and the elimination of Saturday mail delivery.

Schubart: Rural free delivery

The iconic U.S. Postal system is bankrupt. Its valiant history calls up the pony express, postmen and women bearing parcels trudging through knee-deep Christmas snows, country stores with mailboxes on the wall. Could this all be history? Should it be?

USPS faces huge budget losses; feds to close 14 post offices in Vermont

The Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will be reviewing retail stores in Vermont for possible closures. Photo by Biblicone.

The Postmaster General: “Our customer’s habits have made it clear that they no longer require a physical post office to conduct most of their postal business.”

Rural Vermont post offices could be slated to close

Post office boxes

There’s currently a bill in the U.S. Senate that would make it legal to close post offices that don’t make money, and not many do.

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