Top postalnews.com stories of the week May 17-23

  1. Mail Handler President: USPS Covid death toll reaches 60, but infection rate shows signs of ‘flattening’
  2. USPS drops uniform pricing from “mission statement”
  3. USPS defies order to close Denver plant after employees test positive
  4. NRLCA and USPS Agree to Extend COVID-19 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) Through July 17, 2020
  5. NJ Congressman Demands Investigation of USPS Turmoil
  6. Colorado post office stays open despite public health order
  7. NAPS Chat Podcast May 14 2020: Rep. Peter King
  8. New Postmaster General Is an Expert Job-Killer
  9. “If we are so essential we should be treated as such”: Postal workers speak out during a global pandemic
  10. ‘Christmas but worse’: Brockton letter carriers deliver 9,000 packages in one day during coronavirus outbreak

NAPS Chat Episode 77: Journalist Bill McAllister

 

May 22, 2020 Episode 77

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Bill McAllister, Washington correspondent for Linn’s Stamp News, and former editor and reporter for the Washington Post, joins NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Levi on this week’s episode of NAPS Chat.

During this week’s episode of NAPS Chat, Bill McAllister and Bob reflect on the 1992 hiring and onboarding of former Postmaster General Marvin Runyon, the last PMG hired from the private sector. With this historical perspective, Bob and Bill discuss lessons learned as newly hired PMG Louis DeJoy transitions into Postal Headquarters. Bill McAllister has reported on postal issues for over 40 years.

NAPS Chat is a weekly podcast intended to inform NAPS members about the latest legislative and political goings-on within our nation’s capital. Hosted by NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Levi.

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Source: NAPS Chat

USPS drops uniform pricing from “mission statement”

One of the US Postal Service’s trademark features has always been that Americans could reliably mail a letter to anyone in the country for a uniform price. In the Age of Trump that guarantee has apparently been tossed aside.

The USPS has released a new “Mission Statement” that omits any mention of uniform pricing.

Previously, the “Mission Statement” had promised that “Everyone living in the United States and its territories has access to postal products and services and pays the same for a First-Class postage stamp regardless of their location.”

Instead, the new statement promises to, among other things, “Deliver a world-class customer experience”.

Whatever that means. …

Source: About the United States Postal Service – Who we are – About.usps.com

NAPS Chat Podcast May 14 2020: Rep. Peter King

May 14, 2020 Episode 76

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY), co-chair of the Congressional Postal Preservation Caucus, joins NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Levi on this week’s episode of NAPS Chat. (Rep. King with officers of NAPS Branch 202 at the recent Legislative Training Seminar — L-R: Jay Singh, Vice President; Rep. King; Tom Barone, President; and Frank Baselice, Executive Vice President)

During this week’s episode of NAPS Chat, Rep. King and Bob discuss the creation of the Postal Preservation Caucus, how his experience as past chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee informs him of the vital importance of the USPS, and what Americans can do to ensure that the Postal Service is not victimized by those out to harm and belittle it.

NAPS Chat is a weekly podcast intended to inform NAPS members about the latest legislative and political goings-on within our nation’s capital. Hosted by NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs Bob Levi.

You can subscribe to NAPS Chat on  apple_podcasts.png iTunes and  spotify.png Spotify.

Source: NAPS Chat