Trump-damaged Postal Service still lagging in key states raising mail-in ballot concerns

Rachel Maddow reports on the speed of U.S.P.S. mail delivery still not having recovered from the damage done over the summer by the political donor Donald Trump put in charge of the Postal Service, raising concerns for states with hard deadlines for mail-in ballots, particularly the battleground state of Michigan. Aired on 10/23/2020.

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Sen. Markey, Congressman Neal advocate for more federal funding to postal workers

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s been a difficult and busy year for the U.S. Postal Service, who have been working non-stop since the start of the pandemic.

Post Master General Louis DeJoy imposed cost cuts back in August, fueling anger among workers in the industry.

Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Richard Neal and other Springfield leaders came together Saturday to show their support for these essential workers. Continue reading

‘Quiet Revolt’ Brewing at USPS as Postal Workers Defy Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Mail Sabotage

From Common Dreams:

On top of mounting court injunctions and ongoing investigations by members of Congress, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is running up against another key source of resistance as he attempts to implement sweeping changes to the U.S. mail service just ahead of the November election: letter carriers and other rank-and-file Postal Service employees. Continue reading

‘Why Is He Trying So Hard to Keep It a Secret?’ Postal Service Sued Over Refusal to Release DeJoy Calendar

Government watchdog group American Oversight filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday over its refusal to turn over Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s calendar in response to a Freedom of Information request, stonewalling that the nonpartisan organization said could indicate the USPS chief has something to hide. Continue reading

Police escort Ohio carrier from post office after he refuses to remove pro-Trump face shield

From the Richmond Heights police blotter:

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio Disturbance: Richmond Road. A mail carrier began arguing with co-workers at the post office Sept. 2 after he was asked to remove his Donald Trump face shield.

Management said there is a policy forbidding political attire to be worn. The man said other workers have worn politically phrased masks and have not been asked to remove them. He said he is being singled out and will file a grievance.

Officers escorted him out of the building, as he was asked to leave for the day.

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